I did lots of reading during the holidays, so in January I found myself somewhat unmotivated to pick up a new book off a shelf. Instead, quite uncharacteristically, I found myself reading a web comic.
In general, I don't actually read comics. In fact, I think the only comic I've ever read on semi-regular basis is xkcd. But even though xkcd is a lot of fun and I really like it, it's a one-off jokes type of comic.
However, early this year, I encountered a random Questionable Content comic. Noticing that there was a story going, I started at the beginning and began following the lives of Martin, Steve, Faye and many others. There's a story and there's character development and I think this is the first time I've appreciated those in comic form. Lots of witty banter that makes me laugh out loud too. I've read all 1800-something strips in under a week and that's the strongest recommendation I can give for reading the comic. Start from the beginning!