The Sunday Salon: 2010 in Review

It’s the last Sunday in 2010, so you know what that means—it’s time for my annual top ten list, taken from the books I’ve read this year, not books only published this year. (I don’t think I’ve even read ten books that were published in 2010.) Here’s last year’s, if you’re so inclined. I have to admit, having an entire year to pull from (as opposed to last year, when I had about four months’ worth of sparser reviews to pick through) made things a bit difficult; there some books I wanted to include, but ultimately ended up deciding against. If you’re interested in what I left off the list, feel free to rifle through the 5 and 4.5 Stars subcategories under Ratings. That said, let’s dig in.
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Review: The Life and Times of Scrooge McDuck

The Life and Times of Scrooge McDuck by Don Rosa

Puttering around in my favorite thrift store, looking for books in good condition to toss into my gift tub for future birthdays and holidays, I noticed that the thrift store had started getting more and more organized with books. Science fiction and fantasy had their own shelf (missing, unfortunately, any copies of the hilarious Ballantine covers for The Lord of the Rings), the classics had their own shelf, and even graphic novels had their own shelf. As soon as I turned around to look at the graphic novel shelf, The Life and Times of Scrooge McDuck caught my eye. I immediately snapped it up, which was a good move on my part–the edition I now own is out of print and selling for outrageous prices on Amazon. I love thrift stores. (But if you want to get your hands on it, Boom! Studios started reissuing it this spring. Never fear!) I’d heard about the wonder that is Don Rosa’s seminal work on Scrooge McDuck, and I knew I had to read it.

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