Hey guys! How is summer going? Full of reading, I hope!
First, I would like to apologize for my absence in the blogosphere. I am really really sorry if it seems like I’ve been neglecting my blog or fellow bloggers. That was never my intention, just as it was never my intention to go sorta AWOL for 8 days. In my defense I do have reasons for my lack of posting. School reopened on Monday (it’s Saturday here right now) and I admit things have been slow there, but I’ve been busy studying for exams, one in August and another in November. 😦 Personally, I have been dealing with some… stuff.
With all that going on I didn’t get a chance to blog. However, I did check in occasionally to like some posts and comment here and there. Hope that redeems me, somewhat. 🙂
Now, moving on to more cheerful things…
I finished reading Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo at exactly 1 hour past midnight. Yup, I checked immediately after reading and it was 1.00 AM sharp. That is not even the point; the point is that I need help dealing with the aftereffects of the book. I NEED HELP. I need somebody to talk to about the Darkling and Mal and Alina and the cover and the title and the author and the letter Mal wrote. This is help only readers and fangirls a.k.a. you lovely people can provide. So if you’ve read this book, do me a favor would you? Comment and chat with me about the spectacular book that is Shadow and Bone. Do not leave me hanging here. Please.
The funny thing is that I wouldn’t have read Shadow and Bone as soon as I did and I wouldn’t be screaming S.O.S. if not for this book:
I was stoked to read this book, the blurb pulled me in and it just screamed “ME!”. What I did not expect was to be bored out of my mind reading it. 30 pages in I was done. Done, I say. Now, before you go judging me for being so quick to give up on a book, I can explain. Really, I can. What makes a book is probably the plot; the characters. What makes a good reading experience is probably the writing. For a truly enjoyable reading experience you have to click with the author’s style of writing. And I did not click with this author’s writing at all. It was poetic and some find it interesting, but I didn’t. I just found it draggy and difficult to get into. But I’ve read some good reviews on Goodreads, so read it if you want, you might even love it. Some books are just not for me I guess.
Thankfully, I pulled myself out of Taken by Storm and plunged into the World of Grisha soon enough and avoided a horrible reading slump. And now I’m stuck with all these FEELS.
Also, I recently finished these books:
Expect reviews of those books soon!
I am currently reading:
Back to my blog. I hate saying this but I have to. Unfortunately, I will not be able to post on weekdays for the next few months until December. So, what I’ll do is write up some posts during the weekends and have them scheduled for the weekdays. I will be checking in everyday so you can leave comments and I’ll get to them as soon as I get home. 🙂 I look forward to hearing from you guys! Hugs ❤
I still need help with Shadow and Bone…