This week, I’ve been working on getting back into the swing of reading and blogging, and trying to actually write something (which hasn’t happened since I finished grad school – oops). I’ve been taking a brief break from the books I’m supposed to be reading (i.e. books sent for review), and have been focusing more on books I want to read, books I know I will enjoy. And I finished two of them this week.
The first book I read is The Boy is Back by Meg Cabot. I know, it’s not something you’d expect to see from me, but this series is a major guilty pleasure for me. In college, I read (and reread, and reread) the other three books in the “Boy” series and just really loved them. They’re fluffy and light and fun, and never fail to fill me with warm fuzzies and make me laugh. I’m really glad I finally got around to this one – which came out late last year – because it was just as good as the others. And it made me want to reread them all. It was also a great, quick read when I just wanted to sit down and have fun reading a book.
Then I read A Conjuring of Light, the final installment in V. E. Schwab’s Shades of Magic trilogy. And it was amazing! I loved it! It was the perfect end to the trilogy, but still had its own intriguing plot. I may write a full review, but I don’t want to give too much away, so I might just let this be a book I enjoyed without having to think too much about it for a review.
Which brings me to the highlight of my week: meeting V. E. Schwab! I’m actually writing this on Saturday, having just gotten home from her event/signing in Huntington Beach. (And can I just say how much I loved not having to schlep out to LA for a book event? Because I kind of hate LA.) It was so inspiring hearing her talk, and she is just so nice and lovely, and I had a great time!
That’s it for this week! I’m going to spend the rest of this weekend reading and (hopefully) working on starting a new writing project. I have three characters I’m in love with, but they need places to go and things to do. I hope you’re all having a great weekend! Let me know what you’re reading this week in the comments!