“I am a miners son”
A simple historical fiction novel. Tells the story set in the 1950s about a young boys perspective of his father and the coal field
Starts like your regular #fairytale: a nice girl meets a prince. He‘s from the land beneath the sea, and he wants to go back. She wants to help him.
Insta-love—or is it?
Fairytale vibes, subverted tropes (for example, one of the best resolutions to a #lovetriangle ever put to page 😂), simple yet pretty writing, good characterization, and it feels much longer—fuller—than it is.
#smallbooks #onedayread #fantasy #standalone
The second Lindqvist I‘ve read - the first being Let The Right One In, of course. Harbour is not a horror. Sci fi and mystery. I enjoyed it, hooked from@the start and did not feel as long as it is. Good character development, I enjoy the Swedish Archipelago setting, it‘s a good read. I do think he cheated somewhat and the end felt a bit too easy, but it didn‘t ruin it for me. Looking forward to reading another.
In 1968, it seemed that the last great adventure was to circumnavigate the globe solo in a sailboat. So a UK newspaper proposed a prize for the first man to achieve this. Nine set out to do so, with spectacularly bad results. This is a completely compelling book about a wild boat race. I loved this one.
Short story collections are so hard to review, but this anthology of horror stories of the sea was definitely more hits than misses for me. I picked it up mainly for SGJ‘s story, and I did love that trippy deserted island tale, but I also really enjoyed the stories by Alyssa Wong, Seanan McGuire, John Langan, and Michael Marshall Smith… the latter is a funny/weird/gross bananapants sort of zombie (?) story set on the docked Queen Mary.
A young man survives a plane crash and is washed upon shore. As time goes by and he gets hungry, certain items show up, like chocolate popsicles. Then he remembers a magazine competition he entered as a kid. He had to send a list of 10 items he would want if he ever got stranded on an island. It gets emotional here because he remembers his #9 is his mom who died of cancer when he was young and she shows up. And almost immediately it turns 👇🏼
Things said to me today
See that creature it can live to be 30 that‘s why it looks soo old..
Miss Christine you were gone too long, don‘t do that again 😫
Miss Christine teacher, you were gone so long, I thought you died 😵💫😫
I don‘t read that word, I don‘t like it ….. (BATH😂)
Your hair is brushed, is that where you were 😂😂😂
Here I bring you breakfast teacher said you were coming today (fresh tortilla-yum)
Good morning here♥️