Long weekend: All The Books Ever


A long weekend approaches and I mentally rub my hands together, laugh maniacally and then twirl my mustache. All while standing over the straights and curves of a train track, while a pile of books lie helplessly on the ties. Tightly bound with rope. A faint vibration from the ground tickles my toes and I glance up from the books to see a black smudge on the horizon. A train is on the way…

So basically I am a book fiend and I have dastardly plans. Muahahahaha!

Ok, in all seriousness I have been reading like an m-fer. So much so that periodically my partner will wave at me and say things like: “Hi, I’m your husband. Remember me?” Or “Were you planning on talking at all to me this evening?”

I’m just so much fun. And funny. Yup, I’m a keeper!

Anyways, I’ve got a queue of TBR. That’s ‘To Be Read’ my darlings..

Up first? “Hollow City” by Ransom Riggs. Book 2 of Miss Peregrines Peculiar Children. If you read the first book, you know what I mean. A delightfully odd story, peppered with the most incredible black and white photos (mostly obtained from private collections). I’m intrigued by this second offering and looking forward to where the story goes.

Next is “Orphan Train” by Christina Baker Kline. Aren’t you curious? Don’t you want to know? After reading a little about the book’s subject, my fascination with this chapter in Americas history exploded. Orphaned children rounded up and shipped out to the countryside to be adopted. I’m practically salivating in anticipation.

I’m in the midst of reading a series by an author named Dan Wells. I’m eyeing up his next book titled “I Don’t Want to Kill You”. It’s rather Dexter, if you catch my drift. But also kind of ‘YA’, which I love so it shall be deemed entertaining. And I can’t wait.

If you are longing for a good short story by Brandon Sanderson, shall I just mention “Legion”? You need to read this… I started it, not really sure where it was going initially. But when it veered in the direction of ‘can you clone this king in a coma kind of, but really recreate his soul but base it on memories and journals and bring him to life and etc.’Then, I didn’t talk to Mike for like 3 hours. No talking equals awesome.

I am ending this week entrenched in some John Steinbeck (East of Eden) and eyeing up the compilation of Sherlock Holmes that I have lounging around.

Once I resurface from my long weekend of pages, I’m sure there will be more…


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