come in many forms, and at all ages if we're lucky!
When "The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen" was released I read about a graphic novel it was based on, and picked up a copy. I hadn't touched a comic since high school, while waiting at the barber shop. Not only was did I fall head over heels for it, but it also got me to go back and read some of the classic literature that I missed in my youth. (Another new love was found there, as when I bought my copy of "Dracula" it also contained Mary Shelley's "Frankenstein". Finding that an 18 year old European girl was lamenting the fate of the Native Americans 200 years ago stunned me!)
I picked up the 2nd and read it in one sitting.
Last fall the 3rd came out, just before Christmas when all was ascramble between shopping and work. I made note of it and thought I would pick it up later...
I got an extra last paycheck yesterday, for one day, June 30th, as that was the last day of the month I retired in. I took part of it and a coupon to Border's yesterday and came home with "The Black Dossier". My first hardcover graphic novel, complete with 3D glasses. As I fixed lunch (a peanut butter added to a vanilla whey protein shake, not so good) I slipped the plastic wrap off, and was immersed in 1958 Britain, with ever youthful Mina getting a young spy named "Jimmy" to let her into a building, telling him her name was "Oodles O'Quim"!
It was all I could do to put it down and go finish the errands I had for the day!
"Oodles O'Quim" indeed!
Perhaps this weekend while the grandchildren are napping or something I'll find some more time to spend with it...
Off to mow after I put a tape in a VCR for "Zilla"...just in case...
This afternoon and tomorrow I'll be shopping and housecleaning as all 3 grandkids are spending the weekend; I most likely won't be around much until Monday again.
May the rest of your week be kind and your weekends all be fantastic!