My favorite purchases in a long time just arrived at my door and I can't tear myself away from them. I Like You: Hospitality Under the Influence by Amy Sedaris is extremely, extremely addictive. And very addictive. In fact I'm going to carry it around with me all day. Be warned, people who will come into contact with me today, I shall read you a passage and many more after that! Making Comics: Storytelling Secrets of Comics, Manga and Graphic Novels by Scott McCloud contains the sweet promise of my cartooning future which I've put on hold while I do everything else but it's always in my thoughts - childrens books authors, beware of your impending competition!!