Literary Life: August in Review

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If you’ve not read or seen The Cursed Child do no go beyond the list of what I’ve read below, as there be spoilers.

August has been a lovely month, full of mini golf and dressing up as Sherlock for a Sherlock tour around central London.

The British Museum is an oven in summer, however, there is a rather marvellous room full of books that was air conditioned. I am not sure I have ever been happier; books and cold. There is also a picture called L’Oeuf which looks a lot like Darth Vader without the helmet, as my friend James very accurately assessed. I’m going to let you find that for yourselves, consider it a challenge and an adventure.

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Reading wise I’m a bit behind on the impressive reading of June and July, but I’ve read some good’ens!

Currently Reading:

We Have Always Lived in the Castle – Shirley Jasckson
Parade’s End – Ford Madox Ford

Unfinished:

None!

I’ve Read:

  1. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child – Parts One and Two
  2. The Interestings – Meg Wolitzer
  3. The Couple Next Door – Shari Lapena
  4. Ctrl, Alt; Delete: How I Grew Up Online – Emma Gannon
  5. Bodies of Light – Sarah Moss
  6. Homegoing – Yaa Gyasi

The Interestings is now one of my favourite books, it’s so good that it’s replaced One Day by David Nicholls on the favourites shelf.

Homegoing EVERYONE should read, you need it in your life.

HP SPOILERS: Firstly, does this mean Harry no longer has control of the elder wand as he was disarmed? (Why hasn’t there been a Buzzfeed article on this??) and secondly, AS IF Voldemort had sex. I mean really. I can’t even believe there was a turkey baster because no one who splits their soul a ridiculous amount of times has the ability to conceive. The man thing had no nose, it’s fair to assume the rest of him was Ken doll smooth as well.

How was your literary August?

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StampyCode
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@nomoreparades typo in your first paragraph ;) otherwise an amusing read ??

thebitchblogs
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@nomoreparades The Improbability of Love by A Rothschild. Still need to read the latest HP but I heard it’s a script and not a novel.

lonesomereader
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@nomoreparades Difficult to pick but probably either The Lauras by Sara Taylor or Do Not Say We Have Nothing by Madeleine Thien

Elena
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I read The Interestings years ago, and I didn’t enjoy it much so I gave it away. Now I regret it so much! I think I should give it a second try, but obviously it’s impossible.

Charlie
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You’ve made me want to read The Cursed Child! (I read the spoilers because I hadn’t been planning to read it.) Not so many books for me this month but I liked them a lot – easy to think in terms of low numbers but enjoyment is better.

I’m intrigued by this Darth Vader sans helmet!

Kya
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There are a lot of questions. ;_;

I will just enjoy the fact that there was Draco. Even though I did like the parallel universe where he was really a badass. Heh. ;D

For Voldemort and Valor!

Jenny @ Reading the End
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Ewwwwwww, you’ve made me think about Voldemort’s genitals THANKS A LOT ALICE.

Also: The British Museum isn’t air-conditioned? How can that possibly be? Also: I am trying very hard to plan a trip to London next summer. Want to have a coffee? :D :D :D

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