It’s day 3 of the #WritingFromLockdown Challenge by @SCANLancaster and the prompt is:
Revisit your Nintendogs. What are they up to?
Iwon so many Mario Kart tournaments
Do you ever wonder what your Nintendogs are up to? I’d like to blow the dust off Mario’s Shooting Star and take a drip down Rainbow Road, maybe see if Doodle Jump is still jumping, maybe see if plants can still kill zombies. One day, I know I’ll find my DS charger and then I will finally deal with a shiba inu called Rocky who hasn’t been fed in twelve years.
“None of us can remember the hate that led us here. We are simply fighting to survive the war.”
*SPOILERS AHEAD: Read at your own peril*
I read this because I had found it on a university reading list and thought it would give me an edge – I am that Literature nerd, yes. I actually read it while camping over in a friend’s field, reading well into the night so I could finish it.
This is something powerful.
It’s culturally eye-opening and moving in a way that doesn’t lecture to the masses but which drops you right into it and lets you find your own way out.
“I have no doubt that my mother’s pregnancy with me was an accident. Mostly because on several occasions, she told me I was an accident.”
Chelsea Handler is a force to be reckoned with.
I picked up this book in my school library to take a break from revising for A Levels and haven’t let it out of my bedside table since. It is the drinking woman’s pick-me-up. It is what pulled me back and flung me into student life, drinking and dancing and perfecting a quick, dry wit that could cut a man down.
This is such an easy book to dip in and out of. I usually prefer a story that I can sit and wolf down in one go but this was perfect for a busy schedule and some light relief.
“I would always love Alaska Young, my crooked neighbor, with all my crooked heart.”
*SPOILERS AHEAD – Read at your own peril*
So, this is John Green’s first novel, about a boy, Pudge, who transfers to a boarding school. The story is divided into the Before – where Pudge grows close with his new friends, Chip, Takumi and Alaska – and the After – following Alaska’s sudden death in a car crash. Green says he wanted to write ‘meaningful‘ young adult fiction and I would argue, he succeeds so completely.