a quick blog on books
Thursday. 12.1.16 9:40 pm
I'm devouring books, as of late.
The Night Circus is really fun as an audiobook; Jim Dale--the narrator for the Harry Potter series, too--does a spectacular job, but, sometimes, it's kind of weird when he tries to do voices for feminine characters. Either way, people say the book itself is insufferably dwindling...the audiobook moves so well, I hardly noticed. I think someone said the whole thing was thirteen hours, but it felt like maybe four.
OH, and I just read The Paper Magician, which, apparently, is being made into a movie? That's what R tells me. This book came as a result of my interest on Amazon in The Night Circus, so I don't just have a thing for books about magical worlds...once I like one book from a theme, though, I tend to pursue that theme, for a while. I read these two, and then the first two books of Harry Potter (can you believe I've never read those?) within the past two weeks, along with three novels outside of the theme, and I am STARVING for more Audible credits, more money to spend on Kindle books. The Paper Magician is in a trilogy, and the first book was free through Amazon Prime (btw, Amazon Prime now lets you read a buttload of books for free, with the one issue that many of these books are part of a series, all of which is not free. Pain), but the second one is $5, and I've promised myself that I won't waver even a step off my savings plan. I'm doing really well, and it's because I'm so strict with myself.
The Paper Magician is about this young magician-to-be, and she is bonded with only the ability to use magic on paper; everyone works like that--some can do glass, some metal, etc. etc. She has to become an apprentice to someone who is already a magician under that same medium...and then a bunch of stuff happens, all of that stuff being spoilers. It's good. I'm really loving my book intuition, lately; I returned my racist-ass, repetition-loving Lovecraft audiobook for The Night Circus on a whim (after deciding to return just for the sake of not wasting a credit, that is), and it worked out wonderfully...and, a few months ago, I found a book called Metro 2033 (post-apocalyptic Russian metro tunnels, super philosophical, downright unnerving) OUT OF NOWHERE, and it turned out to be a huge obsession for both myself and my S.O. ...AND his dad. His dad got into it, too. They made a video game, and they're making a movie; the guy who worked on Blade Runner is also working on this.
This is what I had time to say, but it isn't all I have going on by a long shot. For another time.
I'm sorry everything is password protected
Thursday. 10.20.16 9:12 pm
same password as the last
Monday. 10.17.16 7:54 pm
a gentle exit
Friday. 4.29.16 3:16 am
The sky is a dusty pink, beyond the lush green that is the forest behind my apartment. We lie there, tangled up in post-nap warmth and fuzziness, and listen to the rain. The leaves shake from the impact of the drops.
It's quiet in the living room, but warm, and well-lit, and comfortable. I stop typing, and say, "I'm going to be done...for good...this Friday." He looks up and I can't hide the fact that I don't feel nonchalant about this at all.
"Well," I tell him, motioning towards the finished paper. The term "cautiously optimistic" comes to mind. Later, in bed, he'll murmur that he's proud of me; "To be honest," I'll tell him, "I'm proud of me, too."
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