Soulmates is one of the few books I’ve read that gave me a reading hangover. I wasn’t ready to move on, but I did it anyway and cracked on with The Manifesto on How to Be Interesting, Holly Bourne’s second book. Although not as good as Soulmates, (what is?) but still darn brilliant. I loved how the characters were overblown and somewhat American-ized with their clichés and their problems. It straddled lines that Mean Girls went for, and pretty much every horrible secondary school person you can think of is in this book. Holly Bourne reaches out to the lonely school teens and tells them things will be OK. You don’t need to be these ever-popular-glossy-magazine personalities to be interesting or happy. You need to be the person you want to be, at least that’s what I got from it. As long as you’re happy with yourself, that’s all that matters. And happiness is king, and can’t often be found in schools. Believe me. And because of these books I’m immediately excited for her new book, Am I Normal Yet? I want it! To finish off I read Neil Gaiman’s Trigger Warning, a collection of fantastic short stories that I couldn’t put down. Yes, some I didn’t understand and some I will read again for different reasons, but 9/10 the stories were awesome. And I kept getting ideas of my own and jotting them down. Some of which have been written up. Love Neil Gaiman’s work. Freaking love it.
That’s all I got. In the meantime, I recommend reading Misery if you want a cracking horror novel and terrifying suspense with just a touch of blood. Just a little. One day I’m sure I’ll blog why Stephen King is my fav— yes, my FAVOURITE writer, and what King books I love the most, but right now I’ve got other ideas in the works. Also, to wrap up last week, Alien Isolation is finished and it was uh-mazing. When The Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt comes out I’ll blog about that. A game that big has more than a few stories to tell. Until then, keep reading.
Songs of the Week:
- 'Anywhere but Here' by Rise Against
- 'The Clairvoyant' by Iron Maiden
- 'With Eyes Wide Open' by In Flames
- 'Green and Blue' by Halo 4 Soundtrack
- '117' by Halo 4 Soundtrack
- 'Metal & Dust' by London Grammar