Weekly Wrap-Up: 24 November 2017

Weekly Wrap-Up

 

Happy Friday!  You guys may have noticed I haven’t been around much this week — I haven’t posted a single thing since last Friday.  Life has been getting in the way, particularly with the holidays coming up.  I did a lot of reading this week, even though it initially may not look like it.

 

Books I finished

Nothing!  But see below.  I swear I’ve been reading.

 

Books I’m currently reading

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Night Film by Marisha Pessel

The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson

So I had been struck by a bit of a slump.  I didn’t want to read anything and I was really feeling the pressure of getting books finished, reviewed, and posted here.  I’ve previously identified some of the signs and cures for reading slumps, so I followed my own advice for once and decided to pick up something completely different.  Night Film is a psychological thriller surrounding Hollywood films, the occult, and a very grumpy ex journalist.  It’s so different from what I’ve been reading lately, and that’s a good thing!

Night Film is a long book and I’ve been devouring it all this week.  At almost 600 pages, it’s the reason why I don’t have anything else finished this week.  However, I am hoping to get it done tonight!  I’m not quite sure what I think of it yet — I have a feeling that the ending will make a big impact on my final thoughts.

I am almost done with the audiobook of The Way of Kings.  This is a reread (re-listen??) in anticipation of reading Oathbringer.  I have the audiobook of Words of Radiance on deck when I finish up this one. I’m so glad I decided to revisit the first two books before cracking open Oathbringer — there’s so much I had forgotten!

This is the first time I’ve ever really listened to an audiobook and I don’t really know what to do about it.  Do I put in in my Goodreads?  Do I count it here?  What do I do??  Help!

 

Books I bought

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Red Seas Under Red Skies by Scott Lynch

I recently read The Lies of Locke Lamora and absolutely loved it!  I was with my friend who recommended it to my last night and we spotted the sequel on the shelf at Waterstones.  Of course I had to get it.  I actually initially wanted to read Locke Lamora because of this book.  It features pirates, in particular a grumpy older lady pirate captain.  What’s not to like?  Plus, Jeeean!  He’s the best.

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Jeeeeean!

I also hit up a lovely used bookstore with the same friend (we’re a bad influence on each other) and I bought a ton of books.  There were honestly too many to list here, so you can take a look at my book haul video if you’d like to see what I got.  I got 11 books for £15 and will definitely be going back there soon!

 

That’s it for this week!  We’re packing our bags and heading off to London tonight for a slightly delayed Thanksgiving.  It will be Scottish Fiance’s first Thanksgiving.  I plan to get lots and lots of reading done!

 

Also, t’is the season. I bought my Christmas jumper last night.

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Now it’s your turn: what have you read this week?  Have you read any of these books?  Are they in your TBR?  Let me know!

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