Before I started book blogging, I never read a graphic novel (unless you count Archie or Scrooge McDuck comics of my childhood). I had a few preconceived notions about graphic novels. When I thought of them at all, I thought of this guy:
|"Worst blog ever." -Comic book guy|
Since then, I've added graphic novels to my reading repertoire. Some of my favorites beyond French Milk are Jane Eyre, The Picture of Dorian Gray, and Mercury. I even have a few in my reviewing queue now: Dracula, Persepolis I & II, and (hold on to your socks) The Exile- the graphic version of Outlander by Diana Gabaldon. I'll be reviewing those soon. After my hesitation, I've jumped into reading them with both feet.
It's fair to say that if not for the reviews of my fellow book bloggers and Dewey's 24 Hour Read-a-thon, I would not have given graphic novels a look and missed out on new reading experience.