I feel like I might have been a bit over ambitious lately, and combined
that with some pretty spectacular laziness and bad character traits. Which
sounds harsh. I just mean that when I’m behind I sometimes just stop trying.
Which is a great trait. It always works out great (I wish there was a
punctuation mark denoting sarcasm). So I thought I’d try to be less ambitious,
putting a bit less pressure on myself, and then if I finish them all I can just
add another book on top instead.
Neil Gaiman is one of my favorite authors. I love him, and his floppy
hair. That’s not the main reason I love him, although it’s like the number two
reason. He’s a lovely writer. And he writes beautifully, and this is his latest
collection of short stories. And I’m excited about it. I don’t really have a
lot of thoughts on it, I’m just a bit excited about it really.
I didn’t finish this in April, because of the aforementioned laziness.
So I’m going to try again I guess. It’s about a man named David who has lost
his memory, and his friends and family are encouraged to send letters about
their lives with him. So the books are focused on three people from David’s
life, their current lives and the letters they send to David. It’s very
interesting, and the first book was absolutely beautiful. So I’ll try again.
This is a book I chose because I have to read a book written by someone
when they were under 25 for a challenge I’m doing. So I picked this one. It’s
about a girl called Jess who is half English, half Nigerian. She is eight, and
imaginative and she struggles fitting in at school. Then she visits Nigeria for
the first time and meets a little girl named TillyTilly, and this girl
understands her. And then the visits by TillyTilly become more and more
This is the final book in a YA dystopian trilogy about a girl named
Kyla. In the first book she’s been slated, which means she’s basically been
turned into a blank slate. She remembers nothing of her old life, and she lives
with this new family that sort of adopted her. Slating is a form of punishment
for teenagers who have done unspeakable criminal stuff. Obviously Kyla doesn’t
know what she’s done, but assumes it’s awful. This is the conclusion, so I hope
I’ll get the answers and I get to find out everything that’s happened. So
that’ll be fun.
This is a book of the month in one of my Goodreads groups. And I’ve
wanted to read it for a while. It’s about this dude called Kell who travels
through parallel Londons. There’s a Red London, Grey London, White London, and
they’re all different. Kell is a sort of magician, a Traveler, who can travel
among them. Kell is a smuggler, taking things from one London to another, and
because of that he gets set up for treason. So that’s nice. It sounds cool, I’m
excited. It’ll be fun.