So incredibly sad, strange and lovely all at the same time. A tale of sacred discontent.
Just finished. 😭😭😭
PS How do I format pictures in Litsy???
I have had the slowest reading period ever in my entire life. So much for impressing Litsy folks 😂.
I read this book slowly, bit by bit, and it was life giving. I am unpacking old traumas in therapy and normally my go to to numb myself from pain is diving headfirst into fiction...this was my way helping myself not to do that. “Strengthening what is whole in each other”...I can‘t think of a better way to live.
Oh I‘ve missed this series! I read the whole 7 books released currently in the early weeks and long, looooong nights of December 2018 when my youngest was born. I tore through them, there is so much to love- London, the clever, clever commentary, magic, police procedurals, layers of history, architecture, geography...Mr Aaronovitch has a very big brain and knows how to use it! 😂 A friend loaned me this novella and I was in bliss.
I loved @marleed ‘s post showing the bookshelves in her reading room, with the very cool visual idea of flipping her read books pages out, and tbr books spines out, so here is a pic of my favourite bookshelf in our house. One day I hope I have a real reading room all to myself, but until then this is my portal to a thousand worlds, gate of a thousand sorrows and a thousand joys, window of wisdom and gathering of old and dear friends.
I find myself in the ludicrous position of having swept into 2020 with the firm intention of staying away from social media only to trip over litsy on the second day of the new year. Giant facepalm. Still, I hope to harness the superpowers of the litsy app and community to aid me in my quest to have my best reading year ever, despite 5 children, less personal time than in any previous year of my life, and some ongoing health challenges. Here I go!