The Cephalopod Coffeehouse: September 2014

The last Friday of the month is time for The Cephalopod Coffeehouse, a chance for bloggers to get together and discuss the best books they have read in the last month.  Hosted by The Armchair Squid it is among my favourite of the blog hops I regularly participate in because I get to add books to my ever expanding to be read list.

This month in the pile of books I consumed it was a reread of Fables Vol 1: Legends in Exile that stood out for me.  I got the first three volumes for Christmas a few years ago and it was love at first read.  The art, the storyline, there's nothing to not love about Fables.  Then I had trouble finding Volume Six and we have been at a stand still as far as progressing ever since.

Then on a trip to The Silver Snail for an unrelated graphic novel (which I also could not find) I picked up Volumes Six and Seven so that prompted the start of a reread, because who wants to start in the middle?

Reading this again reminded me of how much I loved both the story lines and the artwork, it all came flooding back in.  Legends in Exile is an excellent start to the character development, it introduce you to your main character and piques your interest about the characters on the peripherals.

I love it and can't wait to delve into Volume Two and beyond.

Please visit the other bloggers and see what they have been reading this month and feel free to jump in and tell us what the best thing you read this month was.


  1. I'm so glad you found what you wanted.


  2. I need to investigate some graphic novels. They have come a long way.

  3. Haven't read Fables myself, but I've heard many great things about it over the years. Will have to check it out sometime, since I'm always such a sucker for comics!

  4. The first time I read Fables was a single issue and I was unimpressed. Starting from the beginning, though, was a lot more satisfying.

    My college friend, Zander Cannon, has done some work for the series: issue #113.


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