Tally Monday- December 1, 2014

Checked Out





  1. Seasons of Mist by Neil Gaiman
  2. A Game of You by Neil Gaimain

TBR: 36

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!

Better reading!


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