Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Weigh in Wednesday #7

Weigh in Wednesday is a weekly meme started by Lauren at Epilogue Review, and this weeks topic is GRAPHIC NOVEL VS TRADITIONAL NOVEL.

While I love graphic novels, I'm going to have to say that overall I prefer traditional novels.  While amazing things can be done with the graphic novel form, I've never personally read one that touched me as much as my favorite traditional novels have.  In addition, I think since I never read comic books growing up, and I tend to be more of a verbal person than a visual one, I sometimes have trouble following the plot of graphic novels when close attention to the pictures is required.  However, I do really enjoy graphic novels and I think they're a great break from more traditional reading.  Some authors also mix graphic novel sections with traditionally written sections in novels (The Tenth Circle by Jodi Picoult is one example), and I think that's a really cool idea as well.


  1. I also find it hard to follow the plot line in most graphic novels. I think if I had read comic books when I was younger it would be easier to relate to them.

    1. I totally agree with you there! I find it frustrating that, at least when I was young, girls were told comic books were a "boy thing" so a lot of us never picked them up... Luckily I think that's changing a bit!