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Thursday, July 25, 2024

Is there an award for doing issues mistaken persistently, as a result of in that case I want to nominate myself. – The Bloggess

Yesterday somebody requested me if I used to be mad at them as a result of I’d by no means accepted their buddy request on Goodreads and I used to be like, “You may get buddy requests on Goodreads?


So then I went by means of and authorized the requests and advised everybody on fb that I used to be actually sorry if I used to be simply now confirming requests that had been LITERALLY OVER A DECADE OLD and that I used to be an fool, and other people had been actually understanding but in addition a number of talked about that this defined why as we speak their ENTIRE goodreads web page was simply pages of 1000’s of “JENNY LAWSON IS NOW FRIENDS WITH THIS PERSON” notifications.  So not solely do folks now know that I waited 12 years to buddy them but in addition they know I’m simply as irresponsible with everybody else as nicely.  


I’m sorry.  I’m dangerous at issues.

However when trying to find the “buddy request” stuff I additionally found that apparently I’m one of many “prime 100 guide reviewers”, which is actually stunning contemplating that my critiques are similar to, “This guide will most likely win awards nevertheless it was so complicated it made me mad so I would like somebody smarter to clarify it to me” or ” or “How arduous of a concussion do I would like to present myself to overlook this guide so I can expertise it once more for the primary time?” or “Two phrases:  MURDER OWLS.”

Talking of homicide owls, this month’s guide choose if you happen to’re within the Nightmares from Nowhere E-book Membership is The Parliament by Aimee Pokwatka.  It’s about homicide owls.  Like if Romero acquired uninterested in zombies and determined to give attention to owls as a substitute, this could be that story.  Additionally, it’s a locked-room horror that takes place in a library, which looks like a fairly good spot to be holed up in to outlast the homicide owls, however I assume that will depend on how you’re feeling about libraries.

Or if you happen to’re on the lookout for one thing barely much less murdery might I counsel the The Unbelievable Strangelings E-book Membership choose, which is The Djinn Waites a Hundred Years by Shubnum Khan.  

(I don’t know what Hunter S. Thomcat is watching, however I can solely assume homicide owls are coming.) 

The Djinn Waits a Hundred Years is a gorgeously haunting, atmospheric guide a few ruined South African gothic mansion by the ocean and the unusual misfits who inhabit it. It reads like a film and it reminded a little bit of A Tree Grows in Brooklyn however simply in tone quite than topic. So bizarre. So good.

Blissful studying, mates.

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