A while ago, a friend sent me this cute picture of Lumpy Space Princess. It greatly appeals to my inner fangirl since I’m an Adventure Time fan! In addition to having one of my favorite characters portrayed to look so adorable, the probable main purpose of this fanart was to recommend the novel, Fangirl, by Rainbow Rowell to the Internet. Moreover, this fanart has inspired me to do something similar in the future. I think a little art would be lovely on this blog.
Admittedly, I haven’t read the book yet but a close friend of mine absolutely loves it. I hesitate to read it because I’m not so keen on the author’s writing style. I read Eleanor and Park and I think it is a beautiful love story but it lacks closure at the end. Personally, I enjoy writing that has a continuous flow, which can be said for Rainbow Rowell’s style; however, I’d come across a sentence with a disrupted flow due to a reference that seemed to stand out independent from the sentence. It didn’t help that I didn’t understand the reference either. This happened multiple times and it annoyed me. Coming across words or references I don’t understand in a text is common but not to the extent that I stop reading and question why that word or reference is there. The author and I are clearly from different generations which would explain why I didn’t immediately see the connections but that hasn’t stopped me from enjoying the writings of authors from much older generations who use references I don’t understand but disruption of flow is almost negligible.
I may eventually read Fangirl but it isn’t a priority. I’m still reading The Gargoyle by Andrew Davidson, I love it so far. University, and all that falls under it, is very time-consuming. I apologize for being inactive lately.
It is nearly impossible for me to find great books without recommendations. Would you like to recommend a novel, article, comic, or manga? The choice is yours!
Do you think I should read Fangirl?