I haven’t slept properly because I spent yesterday in a Magnus Archives-ending bubble, then woke up at 5:30am which is probably not related but also I had at least one dream about [spoiler] so who knows. It’s the Easter holidays now, so I’m officially off the clock academia-wise for a few days, and between Magnus and holiday brain, my words aren’t working. So here’s a post I put together on a lark recently and figured I might as well finish because the world is on fire and I’m empathising with a boat stuck in the Suez Canal (that poor boat driver. I’m never going to feel bad about a work fuckup again. If a boss ever calls me out, I’ll look them dead in the eye and ask: ‘have I held up 12% of the world’s trade?’).
Top 10 Reasons to Read The Princess and the Dragon and Other Stories About Unlikely Heroes*
*well, my top ten reasons. Yours might be different, but you’ll have to read it to find out, won’t you?
10) Upcycled fashion
9) Dragons that are people
8) Dragons that are dragons
7) Small to medium-sized nods to Real Life Events, although unfortunately none of them are boats stuck in the Suez Canal
6) Irritable psychics
5) Teenagers with ethically questionable levels of responsibility for those around them
4) One My Chemical Romance reference
3) Breakfast meetings
2) Rabbits wearing little harnesses so they can go for a walk
1) Cups of tea in difficult situations
What more do you need from your fiction, honestly. Here’s a non-exhaustive list of retailers but you should be able to find a copy in most ebook stores or app, including library apps. Actually, while I’ve got you here and have a couple of spare braincells: would you, hypothetically, prefer to consume a hardback print copy of a book or an audiobook version of a book? I’m not saying that this question pertains to the rest of this post but, hypothetically, if it were to pertain to the rest of this post, which would you prefer? Potentially, at some point in the future?
Let me know. Imagine I’ve pasted four eyeball emojis here.
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