thinking out loud

Ten books on my fall TBR list

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week, we’re sharing another seasonal TBR. Some of the books I’ve chosen, I’m highly anticipating. Some of them, I’ve read ARCs of an loved, and can’t wait for them to be out. And there are a couple in the list that I’m currently reading: Continue reading “Ten books on my fall TBR list”

DWJ ReRead · Fantasy · Short Story

“What the Cat Told Me” by Diana Wynne Jones

I am a cat. I am a cat like anything. Keep stroking me. I came in here because I knew you were good at stroking. But put your knees together so I can sit properly, front paws under. That’s better. Now keep stroking, don’t forget to rub my ears, and I will purr and tell.
– “What the Cat Told Me”, Diana Wynne Jones


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Instructions to Remember Your Sister

I was mainly attracted to this book because of the cover – the way the girl is scrunching her eyes shut like she’s expecting something other than confetti to be raining down on her. And then there’s the other thing – this is about a girl who is grieving her sister, who died in an accident.  Continue reading “Instructions to Remember Your Sister”

DWJ ReRead · Fantasy · Science Fiction

Getting lost in the Great Forest (DWJ’s Hexwood)

“Controller Borasus sighed with relief. Libraries were not places of danger. It had to be a hoax.” ― Diana Wynne Jones, Hexwood

It’s funny how long I’ve waited to reread Hexwood, when it’s the book that made me think about doing this reread in the first place. I first read this book when it was reprinted back in 2000, and was thoroughly confused by it. A couple of years later, I distinctly remember enjoying it but I barely remember the plot. I remembered a forest and a roleplaying game gone wrong, and characters being pulled in to act out scenarios, but nothing more. I also remember that it was more difficult to get through compared to the other DWJs I had been reading at the time. And… that was about it. Continue reading “Getting lost in the Great Forest (DWJ’s Hexwood)”