I'm a GoodReads user testing new waters after the serious website changes. I mostly read fiction, usually Anglophone classics/ modern classics; I like nonfiction (mostly social and cultural history), good fantasy and graphic novels. For guilty pleasure, I read advice and how-to books. I made at least two reading resolutions recently; 1. read less, live more; 2. read books which give me more pleasure. I have poor filters, and books I find stylistically pleasing tend to be depressing, so I need to do something about that; if you think you know a book that is very well written, but won't make me weep, please drop me a line.

The Ocean at the End of the Lane

The Ocean at the End of the Lane - Neil Gaiman It's a very carefully published, little book (for some reason, I can only think of it as 'little') about children's fragility and adults' weaknesses; a good warning for busy or too-adult parents. I loved the Epilogue.

One or two scenes are really Gaiman-and-his-dark-powers intense; don't give it to children.

Currently reading

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