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Okay. I know. It’s been a while since I last blogged, and that is because I have been on a complete writing lull.
Whether it be blog posts or books, everything’s been a little half assed as late, so, I needed to take some time out, and to remind myself how to breathe, (or at least how to be inspired.)
I decided, completely by random, to reread T.J. Klune’s Bear, Otter and the Kid, a book that I haven’t read, in full, for years. Sure, I often flick through T.J’s books and reread the scenes that include doing the baby-making floor tango mostly, but, this was the first time since I was, I believe, seventeen years old that I decided to sit and reread BOATK, and it’s funny. The first time I read this book, with 21 year old Bear, I thought I was way off that age, I thought Bear was so much older, so much more mature (sometimes), and now, being two months away from being 21 myself, I find myself relating to Bear more than I ever did before, I find myself understanding his circumstances and understanding his decision making, and understanding more of the words he uses.
I couldn’t resist continuing the series, with Who We Are and The Art of Breathing which caused me to be attatched to my kindle for almost a week, I loved rereading the bits I remembered, and thoroughly enjoyed rereading the bits that I had completely forgot. I adored the journey that is BOATK, and will always thank the Kid for teaching me how to breathe alongside him, and I count down the days until the fourth, and final instalment of the series comes out.
After being completely drowned in the world of BOATK I’ve found myself in a much better place to continue with my own creations, my own stories, I’ve found a whole new wave of inspiration and plots, and feel like I’m finally back in the swing of things.
So, I must say a Thank You to T.J. who needs to continuing writing such thought provoking and inspiring books, (I loved Tell Me it’s Real, The Queen and the Homo-Jock King, The Lighting Struck Heart and How to be a Normal Person, too of course.)
There will be a rerelease of Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairies very soon! Look out for it!
Books Included are; Bon Voyage, Choreography, Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairies, The Asexual Equation, Barking at the Moon, Romeo and Julian, Ely, Jesse and Robin’s Guide to Asexuality, Stanley Street, Trapped, Gay Brigade, Gay Brigade: Callum and Noah, Paperhouse, Rapture, Released, Superstar and Spotlight
So I seem to write four different types of books, it appears to have happened subconsciously but I’m happy with how it’s turned out;
Afternoon Books, the types of books you can pick up and read in a hour or two, usually ranging between 50 – 150 pages, very short, light hearted and an easy read!
All-Day Books, books that may take a day too read, can range from between 150 – 200 pages, can be a bit more complex, still a easy read but maybe not as light hearted!
Novels, books that are from 200 – 500 pages may take a lengthy amount of time to read with a complex storyline and plot!
Series, a book that is part of a series (2 – 5 books, all are usually connected maybe obviously, maybe a bit more discreetly, usually involve cliff-hangers or a very complex book which needs to be spread out amongst the books!