Recommendations and pending writing
Traveling a bit for job fair, and started writing a new short story on the train – I’ll post it soon!
The piece is inspired in part by two Neil Gaiman books – Good Omens and American Gods.
Still working my way through American Gods, but I listened to Good Omens in audiobook form and was highly entertained. Gaiman actually cowrote the book with Terry Prachett, and their off-the-wall writing styles mesh beautifully, resulting in a quirky, enthralling and very amusing tale about an angel and a demon working together to stop the end of the world, ’cause Earth’s really rather a nice place on the whole, and it’s hard to get a good drink in either heaven or hell. It twists and turns in unexpected ways while keeping the same sense of humor throughout. Five stars!
Another recommendation of a different sort: if ever you are traveling Chicago and need an inexpensive place to stay the night, try Hosteling International Chicago. When I reserved a space at a hostel, I was expecting a little place, maybe a converted condo or something, but this place is really, REALLY nice! Well-furnished kitchens, comfy beds, a mini theater, laundry, free wi-fi – it’s just REALLY NICE! I have to share a room with about a half-dozen other people, but it’s still pretty good, and those wishing to pay a bit more can get a private room. In a nutshell, this place is like having a dorm room connected to the facilities of a hotel. Except the beds are comfier than the ones in my dorm…
I’ll see what the included breakfast is like tomorrow!
Posted on February 22, 2013, in Life of Amanda and tagged Chicago, Good Omens, Hostel, Hosteling International, Hosteling International Chicago, Me, My Life, Neil Gaiman, Recommendation, Review, Travel. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.