Tell Me Something Tuesday was hosted by Rainy Day Ramblings, but she has (temporarily?) stopped blogging. So a group of us that had been doing posts (Linda from Book Girl of Mur-y-Castell, Karen from For What It’s Worth, Roberta from Offbeat YA, Jen from That’s What I’m Talking About and me) decided to get together, come up with some more topics and keep the meme going.Michelle made us a logo and we’re off and running. For more details, check out this post where I reintroduced the meme.
I can be sporadic, but when I do join in I will always share next week’s topic at the end of the post. So, today is about…
Do you read graphic novels? Why or why not?
No, I don’t. I’ve tried — I love Buffy the Vampire Slayer so I tried to read season 8 and I just couldn’t get into it. I honestly think there’s something about the way graphic novels are written that disconnects me from the story being told? And I know part of it is just… I’m not a picture person. My brain doesn’t interpret pictures well. It’s taken me years to realize that this is what’s going on. You’ve probably read me complaining about Apple products and this is actually one of my MAJOR complaints — they use pictures instead of words for instructions instead of words and it confuses me. I have the same problem with things that you have to put together and they only use pictures. And I do best learning how to do something by reading detailed instructions, not watching videos or looking at images. I like pretty pictures but I have a hard time extracting information out of them. And so yeah, graphic novels just don’t work for my brain. And I KNOW I’m missing out – I’ve seen some reviews and just some really truly gorgeous graphic novels. The closest I get are illustrated novels… where the pictures are not part of the story, they just illustrate what you’re reading. If the pictures are part of telling the story, it just doesn’t work for me. I often wonder if there’s a word for this? When your brain can’t read pictures?