Hi everyone! Hope you had a great week! I definitely did! I didn’t get all that much reading done, but I had a very good reason. Besides the fact that most of my final project for my editing class due this weekend (I don’t want to do it – someone help me!). Anyway, that very good reason is…
Morning Star! The final book to Pierce Brown’s Red Rising trilogy was released this week! I have been waiting for this book for so long, and it did not disappoint! On Tuesday, I drove down to Mysterious Galaxy in San Diego for the Morning Star book signing (I couldn’t make it to the one in LA on Monday, even though that’s way closer to my house). And then I curled up in bed and read the entire book on Wednesday. It was amazing, I loved it (you can read my review here – though I’m considering doing a spoilery discussion post if anyone is interested). And basically, since then, I’ve been in a major book hangover. I just keep going back and reading the last chapter because it blew my mind and made me so, so happy.
And that is really all I’ve read this week (sad face). Like I said, I do have a project due this weekend – I am so close to being done with this stupid editing class I can taste it – but I’m hoping to get some reading done as well. I’m currently in the middle of both Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo and The Bees by Laline Paull. I’m really enjoying Shadow and Bone, but I stopped reading so I could devour Morning Star, and I kind of lost my momentum and I’m trying to get back into it. The Bees is weird, and I wasn’t sure I was going to finish it, but I can’t stop thinking about it, so that’ll probably happen soon.
Apart from those two books, I started listening to the audiobook of The Color Purple by Alice Walker this week. It’s this month’s pick for the Our Shared Shelf book club. I have to say, I think the audiobook was definitely the way to go with this one. I’m really enjoying Walker’s narration (I usually love when the author narrates). And, honestly, I think the dialect might be annoying if I were reading it (I think I have a paperback copy somewhere or and possibly an ebook, so I’m going to try and see if I like it that way, too). But I feel like I’m getting a lot more out of it as an audiobook, and I’m getting really into it. It’s one of those books that makes me not care about the traffic (I listen in the car on my commute).
Finally, I need to continue reading War and Peace or I will never finish it. I had the best intentions last month, and I’ve read a grand total of…. ten pages. I swear, something in my brain just shuts off when I’m reading Tolstoy. Maybe I should try the audiobook or something.
I also have a bit of an exciting little book haul to share with you. Thanks to Barnes & Noble, I got a signed copy of Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard! I really enjoyed the first book, Red Queen, so I’m looking forward to starting it soon. And I also bit the bullet (thank you, tax return) and got myself the Brontë Vintage Classics editions – Jane Eyre, Wuthering Heights, and The Tenant of Wildfell Hall. I am obsessed with my Jane Austen ones, so I needed to have them. Plus, I haven’t read The Tenant of Wildfell Hall, and I don’t have a nice edition of Jane Eyre, so I can totally justify those. (We just won’t talk about my actual vintage copy of Wuthering Heights from the 1920s.)
I would love to hear what you read this week, and what you’re planing on reading next week! Hope you have a great weekend!