Friday Reads: March 27, 2015

After the heartbreak of The Winner’s Crime and a month-straight binge on fantasy, I’m ready to read something a little bit different. Don’t worry – I’ll be back to fantasy in no time. I plan to start some or all of the following this weekend:

  • The Last Flight of Poxl West by Daniel Torday
    • A Jewish young man learns that his Uncle Poxl’s past during WWII might be far different – and darker – than his memoir states.
  • March: Book One and March: Book Two by Rep. John Lewis
    • An autobiographical graphic novel of Rep. John Lewis’ life, focusing on his participation in the Civil Rights movement.
  • Kingsman: The Secret Service by Mark Millar and Dave Gibbons
    • Gary, an English kid who’s gotten into his fair share of trouble, is taken under his uncle Jack London’s wing and learns to be a spy.

Three very different books (I’m counting the two volumes of March as one), but all things I enjoy. Poxl West examines WWII history and the complexity of memory – two subjects I enjoyed exploring in college. I’m excited to read March after seeing Selma. My Civil Rights history isn’t the greatest and I definitely want to learn more about this important (and often disturbing) period in American history. And finally, I haven’t seen the Kingsman movie, but I love spy things. I grew up watching James Bond and I love the TV show Archer. I’m interested in comparing the graphic novel to the film when I finally get around to seeing it.

My reading will be somewhat limited this weekend due to basketball. The NCAA Tournament is going on and I’m going to the Elite Eight game held in Cleveland, which is Kentucky vs. Notre Dame. I’ve been following the Tourney my entire life, but have never seen a Tournament game live, so I’m ridiculously excited!

Happy Friday!


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