At the start of Blogtober, as the weather finally begins to turn autumnal and we prepare for a global summit on Climate Change, I have plenty to blog about. Although I may not manage a post every single day in October, I will do my best to share book and TV reviews as well as talk about environmental news.
There are so many things going on right now and I am totally enjoying my life and its challenges. Balancing work, blogging, doing up my house and trying to get back to social things, I am really appreciating the pandemic downturn.
I have finally got around to catching up on my reading, which is great because I have such a massive collection of new books to read and many more I want to order in future. This is not so much a TBR list as a ramble about books that I am in the middle of and currently finding intriguing.
Love Creekwood by Becky Albertalli
You may know that recently I have come to be impressed with this clever and creative writer who first caught my attention with the YA book (and film), ‘Love Simon’. Since then I have totally loved reading ‘Leah on the Offbeat’ as reviewed here.
‘Love Creekwood’ is written entirely as emails back and forth between the main characters from the previous books: Simon, Abby, Leah and Bram. Having all gone to University, they are now testing their relationships and telling the story of how their adventures continue. It is so far very compelling and funny and heart-warming. I really need to spend some time bringing it to an ending, but part of me doesn’t want to, as I have no idea if I will read about these characters ever again. I hope that Becky carries on telling their stories as I am fully invested.
Different Class by Joanne Harris
Joanne has a way of drawing you into her stories quite quickly. ‘Gentlemen and Players’ definitely impressed me with its short, sharp chapters and unpredictable outcome. This one is set in the same public school, St Oswald’s, which is steeped in tradition, history and controversy. A former student is now headteacher and Latin teacher, Roy Straitley, can sniff out trouble. I cannot wait to find out where the dramatic setup will lead to this time around.
So welcome to Blogtober where I hope to engage with more readers and share more information about the environment, whilst celebrating wonderful books and TV shows. Feel free to comment below what you are reading and consider following my blog and helping me build a platform.