I’m just going to keep updating this post as the day goes on.
These last few hrs since I’ve woken up I’ve been busy with my little one but managed to sneak a few more chapters of Anna in.
I slept! Longer than expected but I obviously needed it!!
My reading has slowed right down, I think my brain is a little fuzzy right now so I’m taking a break to watch some book tube videos and recharge.
I ABSOLUTELY love the hr 14 mini challenge of what book would you turn into a video game. I’m a pretty big video game nerd, and while I’ll give most things a go from big name shooters to indie strategies, my favourite VG genre is a good old fashioned platformer! 8bit, side scrolling, 3d, RPG elements… If there is the standard platforming base to it I’m happy.
I would design a colourful, fun platformer based on the Lumberjanes graphic novel… right? Are you with me?
You have the whole gang but each girl has different special abilities you can level up and use strategically at various boss battles. You have to save the campers in every level and collect smores to keep your energy up to fight the boss creature/bad guy. (Side missions include saving your cute gf, ass-kicking all misogyny and surviving arts and crafts hr!)
With the amazing art from Noelle Stevenson you can really imagine the game coming to life.
Ah… We nerd-girls can dream right?
Well guys we’re almost half way through and I’m totally pumped! As well as continuing to read Anna Dressed In Blood by Kendare Blake I’ve also read so far…
- 5 poems and two short stories by Sylvia Plath
- Anthropology by Dan Rhodes
- The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Graham
I’m about to choose a short story from The Best American Short Stories 2016 to read, I’ve only heard one one Author (Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie) but I’m purposefully going to choose one of the other stories to broaden my reading a bit.
So hour 6 was all about reading a poem from a poet who’s birthday is in October and included in the example list was Sylvia Plath. I’d already been reading her poetry earlier in the read-a-thon and actually plan on reading a few of her short stories later in my evening 🙂
Hour 7 Mini challenge
Q. Share a reading memory tied to a specific book.
A. A lot of my very vivid reading memories are from childhood. I was such an enthusiastic reader then just as I am now. My local library was my safe space when I was having trouble in school or at home and the characters from the pages of my books were my very best friends. Some of my greatest childhood reading memories:
- Pretending to be sick to stay off school and finish the Jacqueline Wilson double book of Bad Girls and Double Act.
- Staying up late to finish Superfudge by Judy Blume then flipping to the front and immediately starting again.
- Me and my friends formed our own ‘Sleepover Club’
- Reading books like The Divorce Express by Paula Danziger and It’s Not The End of the World by Judy Blume and really beginning to understand and cope with my own family stuff.
Still reading Anna and having a blueberry snack. Will be missing out hour 5 as I’ll be driving back from my mums house to mine!!
I took a break from Anna Dressed in Blood to read some Sylvia Plath poetry I found while raiding my mums bookshelf.
Q. Who is your bookish other half?
A. If we’re talking like bookish best friend/most like me I’d go for Norah from Under Rose-Tainted Skies by Louise Gornall. We’re both anxiety and depression sufferers. Both obsessive and awkward. Both have a dry sarcastic sense of humour. We’d never meet because social anxiety but we’d talk 24/7 thanks to modern technology.
My first book is Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake.