In lieu of using Goodreads, I keep my own reading log. It isn’t anything special – just a spiral notebook (a spiral notebook WITH UNICORNS ON THE FRONT. ah-hem), but it has my thoughts scrawled in drunken chicken scratchings. It’s very useful and stops read books getting lost, drained through the colander of my memory.
I was stuck by inspiration – what if, I thought, what if I pretended that I was either a) a famous book critic (THINK: THAT BLOKE FROM RATATOUILLE) or b) an author writing a blurb for someone, who was also HELLA hangry and in need of the loo. In DESPERATE need of the loo.
So I searched my reading log and found the below …
‘I love it but at the same time I don’t.’Daughter of the Forest by Juliet Marillier
‘BatCat (More. Screen. Time. Please)’BATMAN: HUSH (which I read as a comic but apparently I think comics have screen time so … oh-kay then.)
‘Moved like a sluggish river in summer’s drought’The Rain From God, by Mark Ammerman
‘Initially thought that it was mediocre and uninspiring, however, I was wrong’BOOSTER GOLD: BLUE AND GOLD
‘Contained the soul of Robin Hood’The Outlaws of Sherwood by Robin McKinley, blurbed by: a dramatic goldfish
‘A Christian acid trip’Perelandra, by C S Lewis
I’m afraid that I amuse myself greatly. Have you read any of these? How would YOU blurb them?