This week, I finally got (mostly) past my slump and am starting to feel a bit better about reading and blogging. My goal for the next few days is to get organized again – I was doing so well with my bullet journal – and work on writing some posts. I have quite a few books to review, and more than a few to read before I can review them. (I’m pretty sure I requested all the books being released on April 10th, and I definitely need to get on that.) But my reading week wasn’t terrible; I managed to read three books this week – one of which I already reviewed.
The first book I read this week is Sociable by Rebecca Harrington. Unfortunately, this wasn’t a favorite. I think it was geared towards millennials, and even though I technically am one, I don’t really identify with “millennial culture”. If you’re interested, you can read my full review here.
Then I decided I should knock out my Shakespeare play of the month – I’m usually so much better at finishing these early on – and read King John. Honestly, I don’t have too much to say about this one. It was good, but not a favorite. It kind of felt like a mash-up of some of his other plays and it took me longer than usually to get through (maybe because I was still coming out of a slump, maybe because it wasn’t all that exciting).
Finally, I read Olivia Kiernan’s debut novel, Too Close to Breathe. Murder mysteries or detective novels aren’t typically my thing, but I think that’s more because I’m intimidated by the sheer volume there is to choose from than anything else. I’ve been watching a lot of ID shows lately, so when Random House reached out to me about this book, I jumped on it. And I really enjoyed it! I think it was this more than anything that truly brought me out of my slump. I’m hoping to have a review up tomorrow or Friday before this book is released on April 10.
And that’s it for this week! I’m finishing (and publishing) this post a little late because I just got home (at 1:15 Sunday morning) so I’m just going to end it here. Hope you’re all having good weekend!