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Trynda’s Bookbag | The Lovecraft Compendium & Twilight Of Avalon


Hi everyone.

Trynda here, today I’m going be bringing you a book bag video where I talk about HP Lovecraft, the Lovecraft Compendium as well as Twilight of Avalon by Anna Elliot.

I started reading the Lovecraft Compendium back in October sometime and I finished it up at the beginning of November and I just haven’t had a chance to shoot a video for it. But I didn’t really enjoy it as much as I thought I would, I really couldn’t connect with a lot of the characters because they just seemed to talk down to other cultures and it didn’t really sit well with me, I knew going into HP Lovecraft Compendium, what kind of writer he was and I thought that I could kind of get past it but it really just stuck with me and rub me the wrong way. I like how he often chose academically driven characters that were interested to know more about this culture of this like squid monsters but they always came off condescending and just downright disrespectful to other cultures and that didn’t sit well with me even remotely. I think of the short stories that were included in this collection, I really like The Call Of Cthulhu the best, it still had those same things that I didn’t really enjoy very much from the others but for the most part, that was really the only one I enjoyed and near the end, I was kind of just pushing through just to be done with it because I wasn’t enjoying it at that point.

All in all, I’m glad to have read this Lovecraft compendium but it didn’t really sit well with me and I probably won’t read H.P. Lovecraft’s work again.

So now that I’m done with the Lovecraft compendium, I’m actually going to be reading Twilight of Avalon by Anna Elliot instead of Victoria and this is because I’m going to be working on the draft for Time to let go instead of On Fallen wings and I wanted something that had more of a Tristan in his old field because that’s what the main characters are kind of based off of in my work in progress and not so much of a strong queen-like female protagonist that On Fallen wings has. I really wanted to get my head in the Tristan in his old theme so, that’s why I’m going to be going with this one instead.

So, I think that’s it for now guys, if you like this video, make sure to leave a like and subscribe to my channel for more like them. If you have a recommendation that you’d like me to check out, then feel free to leave a comment down below. And I’ll leave links to all the books that I mentioned here today. And I think that’s it.

So, I’ll talk to you guys next time.

Back with another Book bag video after finishing The Lovecraft Compendium in November. In this episode I talk about my thoughts on The Lovecraft Compendium and Twilight Of Avalon jumping to the next book I’ll be reading.

Books Mentioned:
The Lovecraft Compendium – by H. P. Lovecraft

Twilight of Avalon: A Novel of Trystan & Isolde by Anna Elliott –

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Trynda’s Bookbag | Neverwhere & H. P. Lovecraft Compendium


Hi everyone, Trynda here.

Today, I’m bring you a BookBag video where I’ll be talking about Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman, I started this book a few months back and I just haven’t had that much time to read over the summer but I finally got around finishing it and now, I’m gonna talk about it.

If you’re not too sure what Neverwhere is, it’s basically an urban fantasy set in London where Richard Mathew, a regular everyday man is kind of pulled into this underground London society that is based around magic and the feudal system.

I couldn’t really connect with Richard very much, I didn’t understand why he didn’t want to go back to a fiancée that didn’t treat him very well, and I could understand why he wanted to go home but it just felt like a lot of time he was blundering through when he was smarter than how he was acting. I really liked Door, I really wish that we could have seen more from her perspective and just see how she felt about the London Underground and i just wanted to learn more about her and her past and more about what she thought about the everyday life that she knew opposed to Richard who was thrown into something unusual.

All in all, I really like the book and I’m glad to have read it, I just wish that there was less of head hopping and the main character of Richard was a little bit more relatable in the sense that he was actually working to go home towards something that actually mattered and it would have made Richard seem a little more believable to me because it just didn’t make sense that he was going to return to someone who just didn’t deserve him in the first place.

Next on my to be read list is the H.P. Lovecraft compendium and I’m really looking forward to reading this because I’ve never actually read any of H.P. Lovecraft’s work so, I’m really excited to get into all the stories that people always talk about. I think that’s it for this week’s video so, I will talk to you guys next week. If you like this video make sure to leave a like and subscribe to my channel for more videos like it. If you disagreed or wanna talk to me about anything I said in the video, leave a comment in the comment section down below and I’d love to chat about it. If you haven’t checked out my Patreon, I suggest heading over there, I put out short stories, worldbuilding and behind the scenes content for all my writing. So check that out, it might be something that you’re interested in.

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So, I will talk to you guys later.

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