Friday, May 3, 2013

A to Z Reflections, 2013

May is here and so, A-Z is over.  As always, the opportunity to make new friends and enjoy their alphabetical explorations has been wonderful.  A big thank you to all on the A-Z team for another fine year.

Some final comic book thoughts: given how little advance planning went into selecting my scavenger hunt comics, I've been both surprised and delighted by a few exceptional finds.  I felt all five of the following were strong enough to inspire further exploration of their series:

Atlas
Louis Riel
Next Men
Pathfinder
Yummy Fur

Less surprising, at least to me, is that three of the titles are published by Drawn & Quarterly, a Montreal-based outfit which specializes in offbeat comics and graphic novels.  They also operate a bookstore in Montreal which has become our family favorite.

As much fun as the challenge provided, it's also nice to get back to regular programming.  I hope you'll all come back to visit for Family Movie Night and Baseball Tunes next week.  Also, I've started a bloggers' book club which is holding its first "meeting" on Friday, May 31st.  See details here.

Be sure to check out the A-Z reflections of other participants. You'll find the bloghop list here.

See you 'round the 'sphere!

14 comments:

  1. It was fun following you for the month, and I look forward to seeing what your regular output looks like!

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    1. Thank you, Tony! It's been a pleasure. I look forward to your next chapter as well.

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  2. I was already a follower before the A to Z so congratulations on getting to the end.

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    1. Thanks, Michael. Congratulations to you, too!

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  3. That's a really cool theme. I have read very few comics in my life, although I really respect the art and the medium (and I see all the movies--like Iron Man 3 today).

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    1. I'm actually a bit behind on the movies. I've still only seen the first Iron Man...

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  4. Congratulations on the completion of the Challenge,
    also a great reflection post.

    Yvonne.
    A TO Z AMBASSADOR

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  5. Thank you, Yvonne! Congratulations to you as well.

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  6. Glad you got some inspiration out of the 2013 Challenge. Thanks for joining us again and congratulations on finishing.

    Lee
    An A to Z Co-Host
    Tossing It Out

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    1. Thanks as ever, Lee! It's a beautiful thing you've created.

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  7. Lookin' forward to the Cephalopod Coffeehouse.

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  8. Your theme was unique and fun, even if I didn't get to visit for every post!

    Congrats on your A-Z achievement. :D Bring on next year..?! hehe

    Trisha @ WORD+STUFF

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    1. Thanks, Trisha. I enjoyed yours, too - a lot of songs I didn't know before.

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