The written word is not dead yet despite all the multimedia. But as a medium, books certainly came a bit short last year.
With only three articles (although one included three reviews), it was surprising that I didn’t write more about books. Despite being very fond of all kinds of books and having studied English literature at university, there haven’t been many articles on them in 2015. Compared to 2013 and 2014, not many reviews were written. This was because of the lack of time to get into new ones and instead focusing more on gaming and watching movies in addition to some matters outside of blog life which had to be taken care of.
Only Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children and Tales From Lovecraft Middle School 1-3 were featured, both books with courtesy of the Quirk Books PR. The former was very memorable due to its approach to using photographs in the narrative, even if it was a bit too long, while the latter was surprisingly great, if short, fun for those who like H.P. Lovecraft and some school drama. Maybe not as memorable as the Harry Potter books, but still unique enough to stand out from other children’s books.
Some sad news arrived as well with the death of two very popular figures, one appearing in TV, films and a bit in literature, the other being as important to the fantasy and parody genre as Charles Dickens was to the novel. The Leonard Nimoy and Terry Pratchett Legacy tried to touch the surface of what all this meant to me, especially with the latter author having a big influence on my own writing and view of life in general. Even if I promised I’d do some reviews on the Discworld series, I haven’t managed to do that yet. Maybe 2016 will bring some more time and space for Pratchett’s work.
I’m sorry if I disappointed all you book lovers not to have covered as many books as I’d have liked. However, you can still tell me what your favorite books were or if you enjoyed those I reviewed. Any suggestions for some particularly good ones are always great!
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