The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo
If you didn’t read this book as a child you need to go ahead and read it. I picked it up the other day because I didn’t have anything else to read and I wanted to be comforted. This book did exactly that.
Basically this book is about a mouse, a rat, a princess, a girl who wants to be a princess, and soup. Mustn’t forget about the soup. I don’t want to say much more in case I spoil it but really this book is just so charming. Despereaux is the mouse and is for the most part our main character and protagonist. He is an odd mouse and he does rather unmouselike things which make him the perfect hero. The story takes place in a world of kings and peasants, in a world where mice can talk to humans and the unwanted are given positions working in the castle. Continue reading “(31) The Tale of Despereaux // Bookish Blurb”
The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon
This is a YA modern love story and it is so cute. It primarily covers one day, has super short chapters, and is a very easy read. Primarily we switch back and forth between Natasha and Daniel’s perspectives but we also jump around briefly into other peoples’ perspectives which I really appreciated (kind of like 2am at the Cat’s Pajamas) in that we come to some understanding as to why the other characters act the way they do. The receptionist and that random driver are no longer just ambiguous people and we see a little into their lives which really ties into the whole idea of this book that in order to understand a little thing you have to understand the whole universe. Continue reading “(16) The Sun is Also a Star // Bookish Blurb”
The Guest Cat by Takashi Hiraide (translated by Eric Selland)
At some point I ran out of books to read so I went online and found this list of happy books because I am always on the hunt for good books that aren’t also depressing. This book was the first book from that list that I started reading
It’s a Japanese novella that has been translated into English. Typical (I think) of a lot of Japanese stuff, this novella is very much about the details and is overall very like calm and descriptive and contemplative. The story (as much as there is one) is about a man and his wife and the neighbor’s cat who visits them. Continue reading “(11)The Guest Cat // Bookish Blurb”