Posts by Austyn


Probably the first comic book series I loved was Archie. Archie revolved around a group of never-aging teenagers in Riverdale and their love lives and antics. It was funny and occasionally poignant as Archie tried to choose between Betty and Veronica, the two women who ruled his heart. Jughead Jones was my favorite character because he didn’t care to be involved in any love triangles and just wanted to eat all the hamburgers and hang...

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Paper Girls is an amazing new comic. It is really, REALLY good. From writer Brian Vaughan and artist Cliff Chiang, Paper Girls is set on November 1, 1988. Y’all know I’m picky about the comic art that I like, and Paper Girls is gorgeous. You should never judge a book by it’s cover…but this cover is gorgeous and I totes picked it up off the shelf because of it. And yes, this story does revolve around four, 12-year old...

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My love of bookstores blossomed into full romance when my hometown finally got a Barnes & Noble. It had lines for weeks, probably months! It was bright and pretty inside, and everything was new and shiny. They had books that had just been released, and the whole huge building added on to the front of our mall was full of shelves of books. It was heaven. Move over fancy new Old Navy (back when we thought polar fleece vests were...

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In my life I’ve had several forays into fandom, including the Baby Sitters Club (BSC forever!), Doctor Who (David Tennant is my Doctor), and Harry Potter (Neville and Luna really steal the show). But through it all my one, forever enduring, fandom has been Nancy Drew. I discovered Nancy Drew in elementary school before I was old enough to check out chapter books at school. She is the quintessential badass of young sleuths, and...

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Back in March, Whitney put together a fun post on who would be in her Imaginary Book Club. While it’s fun to speculate about all our fantasy book club members, we always want to give you the chance to know a bit more about the folks who make up the Imaginary Book Club community. Each month we’ll be profiling one of our writers or contributors with a fun Q&A post. Feel free to chat them up in the comments. We love that....

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