- Seasons of Mist by Neil Gaiman
- A Game of You by Neil Gaimain
No, this is not going to be the most boring Tally Monday ever because I have decided to make some changes and I am ready to announce those things now. Right now! Here it goes. Seriously.
Since I have fallen down the rabbit hole of Sandman, which holy fuck btw, I have decided that I need to make some *changes* around here. I already mentioned that I intend to slim down my TBR over the next couple of months by trimming down the number of authors that I “need” to read every book from as well as trying to be a little less greedy about the books that I “need” to read right now. I have been toying with what to do about my audio books for a while too. I already planned on adding them into my book count next year and upping my goal to 125 but even before that I have decided to include them in the blog. I will also be listing any short stories I read from here on out and discussing them at least on Mondays.
You know, there are going to be times when I just don’t get to read a lot. I like doing this every week because then things are still fresh in my mind. Freshness is important.
In the mean time, let’s talk a little bit about Sandman. I love Sandman. I love it. I love how it blends just so much together. I honestly think that A Game of You was my favorite trade so far. It’s the story of Barbie’s dreams. Barbie was in one of the earlier Arcs as a side character and it was really kind of cool to see her take center stage. Since she was a little girl, Barbie dreamed about the same story in the same world. Unlike a repetitive dream, it was a progressive story. After her divorce, she stops dreaming completely until one of the characters in her dream comes to find her in our world.
It amazes me sometimes how much I grow to love these characters, even when I am spending so little time with them. A Game of You left me feeling destroyed. I was sad for the dream, sad for the characters, and, somehow, sad for myself.
Who said that comics are trash? Nobody lately!