The Bookshop On The Corner, Jenny Colgan, 7/12 333 pages genre-romance
Written slowly, read quickly. It was quite obvious who she’d end up with. It’s loosely based on Pride and Prejudice, but doesn’t mention it in the numerous book references. Scotland is described nicely. Good for rainy days.
End Of Watch, Stephen King, 9/12, 482 pages horror/mystery
Not very scary, coming form the King of Horror. Even though I haven’t read the first two in the series, I could follow it as a single, but not separate, story. Telepathic powers reminded me of Carrie. I loved the use of the song; By the sea, by the sea, by the beauutiful sea… Simple words, terrifying power. Good if you kinda want horror or mystery, but soft on both ends.
Ready, Player One, Ernest Cline, 12/12, 581 pages, sci-fi/ dystopia
LoveLoveLove!!! I wasn’t expecting to like it for some reason, so glad I ignored that ridiculous prejudice. Wade, poor and wanting to escape poverty, hunting for the Easter Egg because he loves gaming and wants to be rich. Who needs a better reason to do anything?! I kinda wish I knew more about ’80s culture to understand more references, and that it would be funny if they parodied it to be obsessed with ’60s culture instead. Read. Read, tiny humans.
Bard Of The Deal: The Poetry Of Donald Trump, edited by Hart Seely, 6/12,212 pages humor
Funny-not funny. Some of the stuff Dump has said has serious consequences for america. But he’s so stupid and words things so stupidly! Seely arranged the quotes to say what they mean, “There is potential. Racism.” Funny, depressing if you think about it, but if you let go, funny.
The Art Of The Book Proposal, Eric Maisel, 7/12, 273 pages, nonfic writing
Some kicks in butts to do something about that book lying around. I didn’t find most of the last chapters useful, as it was directly aimed at nonfic writers, but part of the early stages are similar, some exercises useful.
Franny And Zooey, J.D. Salinger, 10/12, 201 pages, fiction
Earned several points with just the mention of Yorick’s skull: “At least I’m still in love with Yorick’s skull… if you don’t know what kind of skull you want when you’re dead, and what you have to do to earn it…” (Pg 197) Aside from it being a mention of Yorick’s skull, it cleared up the circular argument of the book- what praying means/ is, the flakiness of people- by saying “To hell with Jesus, what do you want?”