I’m a little torn about this book. While there were various aspects I loved, I don’t think I liked the main character. To be honest, when I start to question the book, I don’t think to examine the main character, yet here I am…
Top 5 Wednesday is a weekly blog meme started on Goodreads. You can check out the group and keep an eye out for the topics here.
I find this topic broad and very subjective, obviously, so I figure I’d take a look at some of my favorite authors in a variety of genres and discuss why I like them and what I admire about them, not just their writing skills. Let’s see how this goes. 😉
Yay! I finally read this book! It’s been sitting on my shelf for a few months now, but because I am who I am, I listened to via audiobook from my local library’s Ovedrive app. Anywho, while I did enjoy this book, I didn’t like it as much as I thought it would. I mean, I’m still learning to like contemporary and while there were various aspects I did like in this book, there were definitely some hills I struggled to climb.
Wow, where do I even begin with a book like this? What a roller coaster of emotions! Of course, I read the synopsis, but I was not expecting something like this.
TRIGGER WARNING: Child abuse
These are seriously some of my favorite posts to write, so excuse me if I seem to ramble on… 🙂
WWW Wednesday is a blog meme started by Should By Reading. In this blog post, I’ll answer the following 3 questions:
- What are you currently reading?
- What did you recently finish reading?
- What do you think you’ll read next?
Here we go!
I didn’t know what to expect going into this book. I was instantly intrigued by the synopsis, but it went on the back burner of my mind until… I came across it at the local library. You Bring the Distant Near blew me out of the water in the best way possible. A myriad of emotions rippled through me, and I found myself laughing and crying in various parts of the book. Now that’s a good book to me.
I had no plans to read this book at all…until it was released in hardback with some amazing illustrations! While Zuzana and Mik are two of my favorite characters in the Daughter of Smoke and Bone trilogy, I would have been okay even if I hadn’t read this novella.
I am always and forever late posting recaps of these events, but hey, something is better than nothing, right?! (Or maybe that’s what I keep telling myself? Haha.)
Anyway! Oklahoma hosted its very first teen book con (festival?!) a few weeks ago, and so of course I was crazy excited! And then even more so when Maggie Stiefvater’s book tour for All the Crooked Saints would stop at the con! Was it possible that I could meet one of my favorite authors for the second time in the same year? The answer was yes! Haha.
What a wild and fun ride! While I wanted to devour this book in one sitting, I wasn’t able to, but I don’t really mind. I enjoyed it and savored it. It’s incredibly unique and unlike anything I’ve read in a long while.
Well, what to say? The Testing was so good! Independent Study was fine. Graduation Day, the third and final book, was just…okay. I listened to this entire series via audiobook. Maybe the narrator didn’t help either. I didn’t like her voice acting, and she read s l o w l y that I had to speed up the narration!