quite a lot, not quite a lot because I go all out when I buy books normally,
but I bought some books, and I’m going to read four of them this month and I am
excited. They’re pretty diverse and different, it’ll be fun. Some fairytale,
some witches, a bit of Atwood, some Vonnegut. I have no niche. I’m weird.
the Handmaid’s Tale last year, and it was really good. I really liked it. I
thought I should read more of her stuff. And I found this book in my bookstore,
because they’re lovely. It sounds interesting, and I don’t need much nudging to
buy a book. It’s about a real person: Grace Marks, who is convicted of the
murder of her boss and his mistress. Atwood reconstructs the fictional life of
Marks, because there was a lot of stuff on what the situation with Marks
actually was. It’s about her life in prison and the asylum. It sounds really
cool, and I’m excited.
A lot of
Booktube have been talking about this book. And because I live in Norway (I
gripe about this more than I should, it’s a lovely place, just sometimes slow
with the books I want to read) I didn’t think I’d find it. In the
aforementioned bookstore trip I found this, and I got excited. So I bought it.
It’s about witches in modern day England, who live side by side with humans.
The witches are divided into Black and White witches, and the main guy, Nathan,
is half White, half Black. His dad is the most powerful Black witch and Nathan
has been kept in a cage and abused. FUN!
have gone a bit crazy when I went book shopping, and I bought a lot of books.
It’s about one of the founding “fathers” of the atomic bomb has invented a
lethal chemical capable of freezing the entire planet. It sounds brilliant, and
I loved the Vonnegut books I loved the ones I read last year, so I am excited
for this one.
musicals, because I am a varied and odd person. I saw Wicked in London with my
family, like a million years ago. I cried, my sister laughed at me, because she
is a great human. She is, I love her. Then I thought I should read the book,
cause you know, I’m me. I read Wicked a while ago. I think I liked it. I must
have liked it enough to buy the sequel, because I have it, so I should read it.
Because I don’t finish series, and I really should. The first book is about the
Wicked Witch of the West (Elphaba) from the Wizard of Oz, and the Good Witch of
the North (Glinda) before Dorothy came to Oz, and it tells Elphaba’s story in
Oz while Dorothy is there. And maybe Elphaba wasn’t evil, maybe Elphaba was a
bit misunderstood and maybe everyone is? The second book is about a teenage boy
named Liir, who may be Elphaba’s son. It’s his story of trying to rescue his
half-sister Nor from slavery. It sounds interesting, and I think I did like the
reading fairytale-ish things this month. Cress is the third book in the Lunar
chronicles. It’s about Cress (Rapunzel) who lives in a satellite that orbits
earth, doing hacking-related things for Levana. Cinder and Thorne from the
first books are currently planning to overthrow Queen Levana, and they have
Scarlet and Wolf with them. They need Cress to overthrow the Queen, but also
the Queen has ordered Cress to track down Cinder and Thorne. The first two
books are amazing, I love them, so I am extremely excited by this one, I’m
looking forward to this one.
one of those Norwegian books you’re supposed to have read. It’s been translated
to a bagillion languages. It’s about a young girl named Sofie, who comes home
from school and finds notes in her mailbox with existential questions on them
and the book is about philosophy, history and all that kind of stuff. It’s
supposed to be really good, and I like history and philosophy, so that’s good.
I also like Gaarder, I used to read one of his other books again and again when
I was little.