I’ve been a bit quiet on the blog because we’ve been off holidaying again. This time we’re in Yorkshire, where we’ve enjoyed a sheep fair, a brewery, some old ruins and some fancy gardens, among other things.
It’s been a really lovely week and I have even found time for reading, but I don’t plan on reviewing any of it here properly. Partly that’s because it’s all starting to blend into one. I bought the recent Neil Gaiman Humble Bundle, a digital collection of rarities either wholly or partly written by Gaiman. Among the comics and short story compilations there are some more unusual works, such as Ghastly Beyond Belief, a co-production with Kim Newman collecting notably terrible quotes from science fiction and fantasy novels. Which is hilarious.
Speaking of Humble Bundle, this week’s offering is Forbidden Comics, in honour of Banned Books Week. I’ve bought this one too and have it lined up to read next. There’s some corkers in the mix but get in there quick, there’s just a few days left.
In less than an hour it will be October, which I always think of as when autumn really starts. So I’ll be lining up some spooky autumnal reads. Maybe some Daphne du Maurier short stories.
What do you have lined up to read in October?
Bitter Greens by Kate Forsyth
Angels and Visitations: a Miscellany by Neil Gaiman
Fantastic Four by Matt Fraction and Mark Bagley issues 8-16
FF by Matt Fraction, Mike Allred and Lee Allred issues 8-16