NaNo, NaNo, NaNo.
These are the books I managed to finish this month while trying to write my own.
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne
One phrase description: The ending will stay with you.
You wear the right outfit and you feel like the person you’re pretending to be.
My general thoughts: Bruno was naive, even for his age. Kids are perceptive, and because the main character wasn’t, I was slightly annoyed.
Angels in America by Tony Kushner
One phrase description: The characters are out of this world.
It’s the fear of what comes after the doing that makes the doing hard to do.
My general thoughts: I liked “Millennium Approaches” (part one) more than “Perestroika” (part two).
Beloved by Toni Morrison
One phrase description: The prose is beautiful.
If you can’t count they can cheat you. If you can’t read they can beat you.
My general thoughts: It’s a tough, difficult read. I took forever to finish the book because I kept admiring Morrison’s wonderful writing of a very serious topic.
I am currently reading…
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
Why: Why not? It’s such a high-quality book in every way possible. The prose, the photographs, even the paper. I’m taking my time with it. Read: I haven’t had all the time in the world this month for obvious reasons.
I hope you had a great month of reading and writing. We have one more month of 2015. Isn’t that crazy?
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