So this is incredibly short notice, but bear with me. I feel like life has been just so crazy lately that I haven’t really had the time to sit down with a book and relax. I’ve really missed my leisurely reading time! So, what to do about this? Fortunately my realisations come at a very convenient time. Easter falls during this coming weekend, and I have no plans. Why not do a mini readathon?
It's discussion time again! One of the side effects of blogging is that I'm becoming more and more aware that other people have vastly different reading habits from myself. What a weird concept. One thing I've realised is the fact that everyone reads series in a different way.
So I have been reading a lot lately. Seriously, a lot. And while I’ve been trying to dedicate myself to writing a review for every single book I read, that’s just not really possible. Sometimes, regardless of my feelings for a book, I just can’t quite come up with a full-length review! This is neither a good thing nor a bad thing -- it just means I can sum up my feelings quickly.
I'm so happy to be part of the Paris Adrift blog tour! This weird and wonderful book is one that has stuck with me long after reading. So let’s start out by saying that Paris Adrift is a very strange and surreal book. If the surreal isn’t your thing, I’d suggest approaching with caution. However if you’re in the mood for something a little different, Paris Adrift could be your perfect read.
By now you guys know that I am not a fan of contemporary YA books. I just don’t have much of an interest in modern teenagers and their teenage lives. However, I Am Thunder caught my eye because it deals with the radicalization of British teens by religious extremists. I figured it would shape up to be an important book, so I cautiously decided to give it a shot.
Happy Friday! Another week has come and gone, and it has been an absolute rollercoaster for me for a number of reasons. While I can’t say anything about the BEST news (although I’ve been tweeting about it in shouty capitals), we’ve had something awesome happen this week. It’s not book related, but you’ll hear about it soon enough! Otherwise, you’ll see below that it was an amazing week for books.
As I'm sure you guys know by now, The Bear and the Nightingale was one of my favourite reads of 2017. I am so happy to kick off the blog tour for the second book in the Winternight trilogy, The Girl in the Tower, and bring you guys an interview with Katherine Arden herself!
I have been a life-long Batman fan. Ever since the days of the animated series, I've loved watching the World's Greatest Detective solve crimes, kick butt, and hang out with Catwoman. I've read a few of the Batman graphic novels, however it's just a format that I don't particularly enjoy. So when it was announced that Marie Lu would be writing a YA Batman novel for the DC Icons series, I was all on board. I read Warcross earlier this year and absolutely loved it, so I was thrilled to dive into Lu's Gotham.
I'm a little late on this one, but I didn't have my laptop with me while I was away for the Christmas holiday. I also like to make these posts after the year is through -- I'm always worried I'll read an incredible book after I post my list (that would have happened this year, in fact).
Happy New Year! As 2017 comes to a close, 2018 just seems full of promise. I've rounded off my year of reading and am looking forward to sticking to my resolutions and making this space even better for you guys. Let's take a look at the last reading round-up of 2017. Spoiler alert: it was a good month!