Not a Book Review

THE SUMMER LIST 2013:

  1. Finish writing a book
  2. Take on the reading program at my library
  3. Learn to drive
  4. Finish a knitting project
  5. Finish an art project
  6. Memorize a song on the piano

As many of you may or may not know, I have issues finishing things. Is it because I’m lazy? Perhaps. But in any case, it looks as though another project will go uncompleted.

Originally this was going to be a book review, and I guess it still kind of is. But I’ve realized something very important, and it’s that I don’t like writing book reviews.

Maybe it’s because a lot of times the expectancy is brutality in book reviews. Unless I have a burning hatred for a book, shredding it just doesn’t sit well with me. Or maybe it’s because I don’t like to dissect books after I’ve read them– then it’s more like reading for school than reading for fun, and dissecting things makes those things unmagical sometimes.

So it looks like I’m calling it quits on the book reviews. And if I do write about books, they won’t be very review-y.

But because this was going to be a book review, I might as well talk about some books. Book covers are courtesy of Goodreads.

Man in the Empty Suit

Man in the Empty Suit by Sean Ferrell

I had a lot of fun reading this book. I mean, a lot. It wasn’t exactly a birthday party with like eighty different versions of my self being the only guests, exactly, but it was extremely entertaining.

The Ocean at the End of the Lane The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman

This is the first Neil Gaiman book I’ve read (yes, I just said that. You may now pelt me with tomatoes if you feel the need to), and I have to say, I really enjoyed this book. I fell in love with the magic and the mystery. Beautifully done.

And that’s that. *Wipes brow* glad that’s over. Next year we’ll try something more fun, yes?

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