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Sun May 20th- Book Blitz- Malevolent Sadness by Julian Coleman
Mon May 21st- Fantasy Bucket List Tag
Tue May 22nd- TTT: Unique character names
Wed May 23rd- WWW Wednesday #31 (23/5/18)
Thu May 24th- Angels and Demons- Dan Brown
Fri May 25th- Cover Reveal- Awakened by Dot Caffrey
My life/ books I’ve finished
Last week I officially finished college and the week coming will be spring half term break. My tutor said I needn’t come to college after half term if I don’t want to and right now I’m quite torn on what to do. If I stay home dad says I’ll only annoy him when he wants peace in the day, yet if I go to college I’ve nothing to do except sit at my computer all day… Decisions, decisions…
Today dad and I went down to the big train station by the coast to collect mum after her break in Thailand. She looked and seemed very happy and we were equally as pleased to see her too 🙂 She said that this time she went she practised her driving in an automatic car because in Namibia the car she has hired is an automatic (there weren’t any manuals left). Lol she even went to a driving school in Pattaya to get confident and she said it was quite easy though my main hope is that she’ll be ok driving long distances when we get to Namibia and that it won’t be too stressful for her.. But mostly I’m glad she’s come home happy and safe from her time away. 🙂
On Thursday my support worker took me to her house as she wanted to show me the new chicks that had recently hatched. They were soooo cute and I got the opportunity to hold them and take photos, take a look..
Then we went to see the small bats in her barn, normally I’m a little nervous with bats but these had something cute about them, you con only just see them..
Of course there were her lovely dogs too who gave us a true excitable doggy welcome!
Then we took these two dogs to a lovely walk around the private tracks around the Bodnant estate (she has a permit) which was extremely enjoyable but sadly all the bluebell flowers seemed to have finished otherwise the whole forest would have been a sea of blue/purple. It was amazing anyway and if the good weather continues through the summer, we have many other walks both we and the dogs will love.. 😀 but anyway I think I’ve been rambling for too long 😛
In terms of reading I have still yet to finish anything except Angels and Demons- Dan Brown but now I’m onto the Drowned World by J.G. Ballard. It did have a powerful start but at the moment I can’t seem to focus or get into the writing It’s not exactly a boring book mind you, just that I’m finding the writing quite heavy and I’m only a third of the way in 😮 I don’t think I’ll DNF but at the same time I hope this doesn’t send me into another slump…
Books I’ve recently added to my TBR:
The Immortals of Meluha by Amish Tripathi
What draws me most to books like these are the mythological aspects and the cultural background. All cultural inspired books as those I know are aware of are always saved up for if I go on holiday to a similar location to the culture the book is set in or based upon. About this one in particular, it seems to have a high rating yet many friends say it has bad writing.. Have you read this trilogy? 😛
The City of Silk and Steel by Mike Carey
Again this is another one where it’s easy to draw me in due to the cultural influences. Also it has a high rating but at the same time not many people seem to have read it… I just found my library has this book so this is definitely a must for one day.
Kojiki by Keith Yatsuhashi
Unlike the above two this one doesn’t seem to have a high rating and a few friends also don’t seem that impressed But for me I want to give it a try because I’ve been looking for more Japanese inspired fantasies that my library has obtained and this is no exception! Is it boring though? Do you know of any more cultural inspired fantasies that are available all over the world too?