Yet another nail idea brought to you by my boyfriend! He tends to just throw out the first thing that comes to mind when I ask him…I think he just said “do a farm animal” this time, and thus pigs (since I’ve already done cows!)
Or, as it’s more commonly known Frankenstein by Mary Shelly. I just finished this yesterday. It was a slow-quick read; quick because it was only 126 (kindle) pages, slow because the prose was very dense, but that is the style of the time when it was written.
Since I’m (still) mobile posting there will be no read more (sorry) and thus no spoilers.
I actually really enjoyed reading this, which isn’t too odd since I do like the classics, but in this case is strange because I really didn’t like any of the characters…at all.
Honestly both Frankenstein and his creation were monsters. The creation less so because of his circumstances; I found him more sympathetic than his creator though most definitely. With that said I’ll stop talking about the characters because as I said, this will be spoiler free.
As for the writing itself…that was beautifully done. Despite disliking the characters, I still loved, and was engaged in the story. And each even had moments where I was sympathetic towards them. It was a pleasure to read the descriptions, and completely different than anything being published now.
It’s easy to see why this is one of the original sci-fi novels, and why Mary Shelly is considered on of the best female sci-fi and horror writers even today. If you like classics you should definitely read Frankenstein…it’s even free in digital form!
Moon phase nails!
I saw these in a photo set and fell in love with the idea so I had to do them on myself, of course! They aren’t as beautiful as in the original picture of course but my three year old cousin (and everyone else) could tell what they were so I’d say I was successful!
I just finished Scott Lynch’s The Lies of Locke Lamora the other day and well, let’s just say it took some serious will power to not just run out and buy the next book.
I’m going to make this spoiler free since I’m on mobile and can’t do a read more.
Simply put The Lies of Locke Lamora was an amazing read. Which is pretty much just me hopping on the bandwagon, but there’s a reason that band wagon exists, because it’s a fucking good book.
I loved the world that Lynch created, the attention to detail was great, the little things in it that were reminiscent of things in our own world (Handball and American Football!) and the new names for our everyday objects (“optics” seems like a much more logical word than “glasses”!) made it feel that much more real. I hope we learn more about the history of the Eldrin and such in the next few books.
The characters were also amazingly done, each one if them had their own unique personalities, and their friendship (more than that, their brotherhood felt real). The villains were well done as well.
I could go on about this book but since I want to keep this spoiler free I’ll simply say that it’s a great read, and that I’ll actually be going out tonight to buy myself the second one. If you’re a fantasy fan and like the ASOIAF series or the Kingkiller Chronicles it’s definitely a good way to help fill some of the void until the next books for those come out.