*sigh* Hello there, peoples of the internets. Last Thursday, my slew of scheduled posts ran out and… I need a break. As you might have read in yesterday’s monthly wrap-up post, March was an extremely terrible month for me. Stress came at me from all sides, and blogger drama sucked out all desire to read and blog. I told myself to take it easy for a while, and I had some flexibility for sure, with my scheduled posts, but the time has now come for me to fess up and… Read more »
March 2014: thank god it’s over! Ugh. March definitely epically sucked. I cannot begin to tell you how relieved I am that it is over. Real life killed me this month, but then there was blogger drama as well, and I fell into a blogging slump. I really had to push myself to keep up with reading, and that’s the absolute max I could handle. I read 9 books (3,549 pages; average rating: 3.39) and posted 11 reviews and 9 other posts.
When I decided to try out more historical fiction, the one young adult series that kept getting recommended was Katherine Longshore’s Tudor-inspired books. High ratings all around, and who can resist a good Tudor book? Gilt centers on Catherine Howard’s reign which make my relationship with this book a bit strained, but I did still enjoy it.
Okay, I don’t want to make this too lengthy, but this drama keeps flaring up in my mind, and while I feel like I’ve spoken out about a lot of my thoughts, there are lingering issues that I think I will only let go of when they are made known to the reading public. Hence, this post. This is what’s been running through my head, and I need to get it out there, but if you do not feel like reading it, by all means don’t, and here, have a… Read more »
These Broken Stars has all the ingredients that would usually blow me away and name it an all-time favorite. While I still did love it, I’m not quite over the moon because, yes, once again, the hype train is rolling along. This was one of the most hyped books of 2013, and while I suppose the hype was deserved, it’s hard for any book to live up to the high expectations that result. For me, however, it was the reading experience itself that was encumbered.
The Trouble with Flirting came to me highly recommended by Christina, claiming it was one of those sadly underrated but wonderfully fluffy contemporary reads that I would be likely to like. And she was NOT wrong. This book was super enjoyable and was just what I needed to cheer me up.
Welcome to a new feature! A while back, Christina (A Reader of Fictions) was tweeting about how she wanted to watch all the YA book-to-movie adaptations soon, and that most likely there would be alcohol involved. I asked if I could join her, because it sounded pretty hilarious. Together, we made it into a drinking game. I know. Brilliant. You’re all jealous you didn’t think of this first. So once in a while, we’re going to watch a movie adaptation together, drinking along the way, and we’ll let you know… Read more »
As you might know, if you follow the blog, I’ve been searching eagerly for a good best friend romance book, so when I heard about Better Off Friends, it went on my must buy immediately list. I actually got it a few days before its release and read it the same day, in one sitting. At the end, while I’ll say that this is definitely cute, it could have been better.