Daily Thoughts 6/10/2009
I went to Roger's Time Machine today which is on 207 West 14th Street in Manhattan on the second floor. It is one of those places that exists because of word of mouth. I went there to get a magazine box to store some of my older graphic novels.
I also bought a few comics to read. He always offers very fair prices. I have been going there for many years. I bought a few copies of The Escapist, a six part mini-series based on a character from the book, The Adventures of Kavalier and Clay written by Michael Chabon. It is a self reflective series about writing comics in addition to a story about a superhero.
In addition, I bought the first three issues in the comic, Keith Laumer's Retief printed in 1987 by Mad Dog Graphics. This is also based on the science fiction novels of Keith Laumer. I enjoy reading comics that are based on books. It creates a different view of what a story looks like. If you wanted to read a graphic novel with a little more literary bent, you might try Remembrance of Things Past, Volumes 1, 2, and 3 based on Marcel Proust's novels done by Stephanie Heuet and Stanislas Brezet.
I sat and read my comics at the Donut Pub downstairs while sipping coffee and having a cherry muffin. It was a pleasant thing to do on my last day of vacation.
Right now, I am reading The Thriving Library Successful Strategies for Challenging Times by Marylaine Block. It has many innovative ideas about libraries.