The Five-Eyed Bookworm

Eclectic Reader. Lover of beautiful book covers.


Dear Santa

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke & the Bookish. Please click on this link to find out more.

This week’s theme is “Top Ten Books I Wish Santa Would Bring“. Here is my top 10:

Top Ten Tuesday hosted by The Broke and The Bookish

Top Ten Tuesday hosted by The Broke and The Bookish

1. Pride and Prejudice (Barnes & Noble Collectible Editions) – I think the cover is absolutely beautiful.

2. Untold: The Stories Behind the Photographs by Steve McCurry – From one of my favorite photographers, this book was released this year.

3. The Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson – I’d like to try reading poetry books next year and this would be a good start, don’t you think?

4. Illustration School: Let’s Draw Happy People by Sachiko Umoto – Who doesn’t love doodling? I do!

5. Calling Dr. Laura by Nicole J. Georges – It was nominated for Best Graphic Novels in Goodreads this year so I checked it out. I’m pretty excited to read a lot of graphic novels next year, even graphic novels that double as memoirs.

6. Shortcomings by Adrian Tomine – What did I say with graphic novels again? This is another one and I sure would like to have this! ;)

7. Boxers & Saints Boxed Set by Gene Luen Yang – Another book nominated for Best Graphic Novels in Goodreads this year. So many find this latest work of Gene Luen Yang excellent!

8. Summer Blonde by Adrian Tomine – Another book from Adrian Tomine – and another graphic novel! This is a compilation of Adrian Tomine’s comic series Optic Nerve.

9. Doctor Sleep: [Traycased Edition signed by Stephen King] – This is published by Cemetery Dance Publications and it’s huge! It contains artwork (color paintings) by Vincent Chong, black & white full page illustrationsby Erin S. Wells and illustrations by legendary horror artist Glenn Chadbourne! If that got you interested, you can check out some sample art work here.

10. The Briefcase by Hiromi Kawakami – The story sounds intriguing. I heard it was made into a movie in Japan.

I hope everyone’s having a great time with their families and friends! :) Happy Holidays!



2014 Graphic Novels Challenge

This is a personal reading challenge. I’ve always loved illustrations, color and art so I bet I’m going to have lots of fun with this.

After reading the reviews for Watchmen, I was intrigued. I know it’s an old one but I couldn’t resist checking out what made people like it so much. Reading the first few pages, I was amazed at how it was written.

I went on to search for other comics or graphic novels that might pique my interest. So for 2014, my aim is to read at least five. Here is my list:

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