Hi everyone! Another month has gone, and I am not sure we have evolved that much as a species, oh well. Hopefully, there has been some growing as individuals. I am not sure if I have. I have tried to be more caring towards people. There have been times I have failed, and my ego has gotten the better of me, but luckily, not all is bad.
I have been editing my third book. I got stuck in the middle for quite a long time, but now things are starting to roll again. This book has been a slower process than I initially thought. So it goes…
Anyway, to the point. September was a slow reading month. I feel lousy about that, but maybe October will be a better one. But I read one book which made me elated and in love.
- Early Riser by Jasper Fforde was that book. It is incredible, like poetry, straight to my heart. It was the words, the mood, the characters, the plot, everything was perfect. It is a tale about Charlie Worthing, who becomes a “police” officer while others hibernate through the long, long cold winter. The wintertime is dangerous and unlawful time, especially when the system is broken. She has to survive her first winter and stay alive in her assignment. This is a book about dreams, “zombies,” winter, evil corporations, and much more.
- A Dead Djinn in Cairo by P. Djélí Clark is a novella, but a perfect one. The setting is outside the west and has diverse characters, but those are bonuses. I loved the occultist feeling with seers, necromancers, ghouls, detectives, clockwork machines… Perfect!
- I Shall Wear Midnight by Terry Pratchett. Tiffany has to survive on her own as a witch. No more training wheels. Not that she had ever had those on, but this time the threat is the darkness of the human soul: hatred and jealousy. As always, Sir Pratchett shows us what is wrong in the world, as always, he puts it right. Lovely book.
Not that lousy month after all. Quality over quantity. It is funny how the mind can play tricks on you.
Thank you for reading and have a lovely Sunday ❤