sunday, 18 feb 2018 pages read: 85
I mostly worked on homework today, but I did go see Black Panter with my boyfriend and our friend, Jesse. Overall, I thought it was pretty great and the soundtrack was a m a z i n g . After, we grabbed a quick dinner at Sheetz and then headed home. It’s nice to take a much-needed break from schoolwork and spend time with my best friends, so today was perfect even though I didn’t get much reading done. This week is supposed to be relatively easy in my classes, so I have high hopes for the other readathons that I’m participating in.
monday, 19 feb 2018 pages read: 99
Brandon started playing Kingdom Come: Deliverance, and we’re both really enjoying it so far. I love anything involving knights and medieval settings, so this game is perfect for me. Also, can we just take a second to appreciate the size of this script?
I finally finished The Love That Split the World. I had decided that I would try to get some reading done while B slept, so I plopped myself onto the couch with a cup of tea and, well, finished the book. The last hundred pages went by so fast, and I’m pretty sure that I went through every stage of grief in the last ten alone. You should have seen the tears. It’s been a while since a book made me feel like that, but ultimately, it’s going to be a library donation, seeing as I know I won’t reread it.
While I was reading, I heard a dinging noise on the porch and peeked out the window – a new cat was using my girl’s water bowl. S/he’s super cute and has the biggest eyes I’ve ever seen. It was really curious at the strange human looking through the window and ended up coming over to paw at the screen, and I saw that it has a collar, so it belongs to someone on the street, which means that I thankfully won’t have my mind set on a second cat at B’s just yet (haha).
wednesday, 21 feb 2018 pages read: 188
I realized as I was writing my Duodecathon wrap-up that I never mentioned my Kindle situation. While I try to fall asleep every night, I read a few pages on my Kindle. Right now, I’m working through Twilight by Stephenie Meyer because a member of French club said that it was the book that got her into reading and is also one she always goes back to reread. I remember reading this back when it came out — I was in fifth grade and ended up not having a very favorable opinion of the book (that’s putting it lightly). I had just discovered Tolkien a year or two before (third grade was the first time I read The Hobbit, and fourth was my first time reading The Lord of the Rings trilogy), which must have ruined me for all YA except for Tamora Pierce because I was so caught up in growing up and was also craving the way adult high / epic fantasy flows. It took me years to get back into YA, but I now have an appreciation for it, so I thought I’d give Twilight another go. I don’t hate it as much as I did back in 2005, but I still think it’s entirely mediocre, unfortunately. I can definitely see why someone would love this series and I’m glad I’m rereading it, if only to give it an unbiased rating.
But, hey, at least it’s effective at helping me sleep.
thursday, 22 feb 2018 pages read: 349
I’m getting a lot more reading done today than I thought I would, especially because I’ve primarily been working on homework. I reread Discours de la servitude volontaire for my French course so that I can start brainstorming for my paper that’s due next week, but I’m still not completely sure what I want to write about yet. All of his descriptions of and references to service animals stuck out to me, so I may do something with that.
I made quite a bit of progress in The Woman in the Window, and I think I’ve gotten to the point in the story where I pretty much have it figured out. If things keep pointing in this direction, I’ll probably start to get frustrated at having to read another 100+ pages. This one has been fine so far, but overall, thrillers are not for me, guys.
friday, 23 feb 2018 pages read: 320
Well, I finished The Woman in the Window. I predicted it pretty early on, and, as suspected, got frustrated near the middle. I really just wanted that confrontation to happen earlier than it did, but I made it! Overall, I liked it. I’ll talk more about it in my monthly wrap up. In finishing that, I completed three challenges — two for the ThrillerAThon (thriller I’m most anticipating + newest thriller on my TBR) and one for the TimeHopAThon (released in 2017/2018). That’s pretty great progress for one book! I also finished Tempests and Slaughter, which was just one of my random monthly reads because it was released this month. It was incredible, as suspected, and really just cemented my love for Arram / Numair. Now I just have to wait a year for the next book. -sigh-
I debated for a solid fifteen minutes on what to start next. I originally planned to go ahead and read some of the next book I had set out for the ThrillerAThon (The Girl on the Train), but, as I said before, thrillers are not my fave. I’m a little burnt out already, so I think I’m going to switch gears and start a couple things for the Respawnathon (Revan). If I have extra time after these books, I might try to switch back to thrillers.
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