In terms of reading, this week was much better than last. I feel like my slump is almost over and I actually felt motivated to read for the first time in a while. So I managed to finish three books, two of which I really loved.
The first book I finished this week is The Philosopher’s Flight by Tom Miller. This is a debut novel (and the first in the series) about a young man in a world where magic is real but can really only be used by women who discovers he has a talent for it. This was such a good book! I had so much fun reading it. The story had a lot of depth and I fell in love with all the characters. I should have a review up sometime this week.
Then I read The Red Word by Sarah Henstra. Unfortunately, I was pretty disappointed by this book. I already did a full review – read it here – so I won’t go too in depth, but it wasn’t a favorite.
Finally, I read Laura Anderson’s The Darkling Bride, which I loved. I knew fairly little about this book and hadn’t read anything by Laura Anderson before, and I am really glad Random House reached out to me about this book, because it was so good! It was fun and dark and mysterious and I just really enjoyed reading it. I’ll have a review up this week, but keep an eye out for it when it’s released on Tuesday!
I am still working on Leonardo da Vinci, but I should finish it this week (fingers crossed). I’m kind of in love with this book, and can’t stop recommending it. I’m also working on Middlemarch by George Eliot, but that’s not going well so far. I am enjoying the writing, but I can’t seem to focus and only got a few pages into it this week. But I’m planning on devoting more time to it this week, and hopefully I’ll still be able to finish it this month.
I’m looking forward to watching the Oscars tonight (I’m going to a black tie Oscar party, so that should be fun). I actually saw more than three of the nominated films this year, so I can cheer them on. I have a pretty good idea who I think should win in most of the main categories, but Best Picture is kind of a toss up for me. Who do you think should win?