*step on soap box*
Let us talk of graphic novels!
People like to give me grief about reading graphic novels and having them count as a book I've read this year. They see my Goodreads reading challenge count go up, and they say it isn't fair. Why is that a problem? You guys can read them too?
Let us talk of why I have no problem counting them:
1. They are on Goodreads! I say if Goodreads has them listed, they count!
2. It takes me the same amount of time to read a graphic novel as it would a middle grade book, and no one gives me grief about middle grade books.
3. Everyone can read graphic novels and count them as well!
4. They are still stories. Yes, there are lots of pictures, but I'm still READING! They are just a different genre/style of book.
5. I just picked up a graphic novel from the library that I want to read, and it is almost 500 pages long!!
6. Most of the comic books I read are 10 issues in one. 10 comics that I count as ONE!
7. I think you guys are just jealous of my awesome read count.
8. A lot of work go into these books, and I really appreciate the art that is a graphic novel/comic.
9. Graphic novels are NOT lesser books! They are just as awesome!
Last one, but I could go on and on!
10. Why do you people care if I count them? This is my hobby and joy! Don't be a kill joy!
*stop off soap box*