Life and all its goings on caused a diversion of late, but I have dutifully continued to buy books (no, that’s not it), I have fed my addiction as per each instinctive urge that overwhelms me. Satisfied my desire to stroke the covers and sniff the pages. I don’t have time to read them all, not yet. I have my dissertation to write, I have an essay to create, but I can see them looking at me from across the room. So, just a quickie.
I’ll start with one I couldn’t help but read straight away. A delicious Graphic Novel called Wytches by Scott Snyder.
What can I say…bloody brilliant that’s what! The story is amazing and I can’t wait for the next instalment. The story is excellent but the artwork is wonderful.
Now, this is scary for those who don’t like scary.
As it happens, I love scary and witches. Especially Wytches by Scott Snider.
Highly recommended by me and Stephen King.
I haven’t read this one yet but it’s called the The GraceKeepers by Kirsty Logan, Hardback.
I actually bought this due to the cover and synopsis but looking at the reviews I’ve noticed its been getting loads of 5 stars. What I know of it: The magical story of a floating circus. The sea has flooded the earth. North lives on a circus boat, Callanish lives alone in her house in the middle of the ocean.She works as a gracekeeper tending the graves of those who die at sea. When a storm creates a chance meeting between two girls, their worlds change.
Now let me know if you’ve read it, just don’t tell me the ending!
I just bought this little beauty.
Mermaids by Sophia Kingshill, Hardback.
Its stories are from around the world, meanings and descriptions. The pictures are so good and I like reading about the variations of Mermaids from different cultures. There is a lot of information in here for everyone. Includes many famous paintings and artwork. Would make a great present!
It’s a good read, a lovely one to add to my collection.
Now I’ve actually read this and I went to hear Sarah Winman talk about the process of writing it. It’s a gorgeous story about a woman called Marvellous Ways and it’s set in Cornwall.
A year of Marvellous Ways is full of magic realism and beautiful writing. Very poetic and I love the way the author has written this. The pace is to be enjoyed and the descriptions and Marvellous’s character are all very colourful.
I won’t tell you anymore, only say that if you read it, just take your time.