Hi there! Another month is gone and there are only two more. So it is time for another recap on what I read last month. I’m going to be very brief this month because my laptop’s screen has broken and I can only see what I’m writing on the sides of the screen but not in the middle. So no reason to ramble if I cannot make sure that my ramblings are correctly written. Thus, without further ado, here’s what I read in October.
A Conjuring Of Light, by V.E. Schwab. I feel like I have been reading this sine forever, though in the end it only took me three months and a half (and I wasn’t reading it for nearly two of them). It was ok; slightly worse than the first book intros series and better than its predecessor. All in all, it was a decent end to the Darker Shades of Magic series.
Three Sisters, Three Queens, by Philippa Gregory. I went very quickly through this one. It wasn’t particularly good but it was a page turner nevertheless. The reason why I problaby didn’t enjoy it wholeheartedly is because I never warmed up to the protagonist, Margaret Tudor (wife of James IV of Scotland). It still made an interesting read.
The Beggar’s Opera, by John Gay. Another classic I’ve read this year. I don’t have much to say about it – I feel a bit meh about reading drama just for myself … maybe I should try reading it aloud.
The Seven Deadly Genes, by Candice Lim (Daily Science Fiction, October 2017)
Glass, by Adam Dean (Daily Science Fiction, October 2017)
What I Told My Little Girl About The Aliens Preparing To Grind Us Into Hamburgers, by Adam Troy-Castro (Lightspeed Magazine, October 2017)
And finally, a link to a podcast I found rather interesting by Gabriela Pereira, founder of DIY MFA. I’m a regular visitor to her site, which is always full of great advice for aspiring writers, and also a subscriber to her newsletter, which is how I found out about this podcast interview she had recorded for TCK Publishing. She talks about certain strategies that might help you become a better writer and also goes a bit about how she came up with the idea for her site and how it is structured.
And that’s all for today. Enjoy a cosy November!