You could have been someone, you could have been a contender, yet instead you ended up here, a dishwasher at the Flamingo Hotel. From the death of your mother, to homelessness, to insanity, and back again, to an encounter with an American serial killer, a lover affair with a performance artist, to the loss of your foreskin, to living in a shed, and certain bum operations, you have only ever wanted one thing. To find someone worse off than yourself.
As of January, 2021, Tales from Absurdia will be pivoting reviews towards the independent and self-publishing sectors.
More and more authors are looking beyond the traditional means of publishing. So, I want to highlight the success stories in the indie and self-publishing spheres, whilst helping readers navigate what is fast-becoming a saturated marketplace.
This will take the form of informative articles, honest reviews, helpful resources, and hopefully a few interviews along the way.
“Life can only be understood backwards, but it must be lived forwards” Søren Kierkegaard
To begin this 2020 Reading Review, it’s worth acknowledging that I read more books in a 12-month span than ever before.
Obviously, blogging was a key factor, as was being on furlough, which – trust me – was not the jolly holiday many like to make out.
I am, for the most part, really proud of this – especially because most were pretty good! I do have a fair bit of work to do in order to increase the diversity in bookshelf, however.
From starting Tales from Absurdia to writing my 2020 Reading Review, it has been quite the trip! I’ve met some great people online and, in many ways, both reading and blogging has kept me sane during what has been a challenging year.
And for those who are reading this, please accept my most sincere thanks for taking time to visit my blog. It’s humbly appreciated.
Leonard and Hungry Paul is the story of two quiet friends trying to find their place in the world. It is about those uncelebrated people who have the ability to change the world, not by effort or force, but through their appreciation of all that is special and overlooked in life.