Weekly Wrap Up – March 5

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This week wasn’t a great week for reading. For the past few days, I’ve kind of been bouncing between a few books, not really getting much read in any anything. I ended up finishing two books – a reread that I loved just as much as the first time I read it, and a new release I didn’t like that much at all.

The first book I finished this week was The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern. I read this a little over two years ago, and loved it. This time around, I listened to the audiobook – narrated by Jim Dale – and loved it just as much, if not more. It’s been a while since I’ve reread one of my favorite books, and I am so glad I did. (Thanks, Goodreads, for adding the reread feature.)

Then I read the end of Rosalyn Eves’s debut novel, Blood Rose Rebellion. I had high hopes for this one, and, unfortunately, it just wasn’t my kind of book. I actually didn’t dislike the story or the writing, but I didn’t like the characters at all. The main character in particular was exactly the kind of character I hate in young adult literature. She was superficial and boy-crazy, to an extent that it overshadowed her actual abilities (which, admittedly, were a bit too ‘special snowflake’ for my taste). I’ll have a review up in a few weeks, but this book just wasn’t a favorite.

Currently, I’m reading The Inexplicable Logic of My Life by Benjamin Alire Sáenz, which I am trying to finish in time to have a review up for you tomorrow. So far, I’m really enjoying it, though not quite as much as Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe. This week, I also (finally) started reading Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi. I actually tried to read this a few times last year, but couldn’t get into it. This time, I am absolutely loving it, and I think it’s going to be a favorite. Definitely a case for giving books second chances. Speaking of which… I picked up Madam President: The Secret Presidency of Edith Wilson again this week, and am hoping to finish it for Women’s History Month. I started reading this the day before the election, and then I got upset (naturally) and put it down. No fault of the book’s, so it’s time I continue reading it.

One of the highlights of my week was watching the film adaptation of A Man Called Ove on Friday night. And I have to say, it was a brilliant adaptation. I loved it just as much as the book, and it’s Oscar nom was very deserved. I don’t watch foreign films as much as I would like, and watching this one definitely encouraged me to explore more of them.

I hope you’re all having a fantastic weekend! Let me know what you’re reading (or watching) in the comments!

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5 thoughts on “Weekly Wrap Up – March 5

  1. The night circus was just SOOOO good! I heard that it may be made into a movie! That would be amazing! And I hope to get to the inexplicable logic of my life soon too. I’m currently reading Strange the Dreamer and the writing kind of reminds me of the night circus. Beautiful descriptions and lines that give you goosebumps

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    1. I just finished The Inexplicable Logic of My Life, and it was really good! The Night Circus needs to be a movie! And I need to read some of Laini Taylor’s books! I’ve heard great things about Strange the Dreamer (and it if’s anything like The Night Circus, I have to pick it up soon). I actually have the first two books in her Daughter of Smoke and Bone trilogy (somewhere), but haven’t read them yet.

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      1. LOL I’m glad I’m not the only one who owns the smoke and bone books but hasn’t read them! I’ve had them for about a year now and just never got to them. This makes me feel better! But now that I’m reading this book I’ll be getting to that series sooner than later!

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