In My Life
The past few weeks weren’t all too great for me. I was down with a terrible flu for nearly two weeks and even as I’ve mostly recovered, I’m still coughing on occasion. Some days I’d sleep 8 hours, awake an hour in the morning and then sleep another 7 hours. I was just so out of it, that I couldn’t do much. This explains my lack of recent posts as well. Thankfully I’m alright now and am back to blogging.
On the upside, I amassed a fair stack of new books over the past few weeks (not all are pictured above):
- Siege and Storm (The Grisha #2) by Leigh Bardugo
- The Winner’s Curse (The Winner’s Trilogy #1) by Marie Rutkoski
- The Winner’s Crime (The Winner’s Trilogy #2) by Marie Rutkoski
- Days of Blood & Starlight (Daughter of Smoke & Bone #2) by Laini Taylor
- Dreams of Gods & Monsters (Daughter of Smoke & Bone #3) by Laini Taylor
- When Reason Breaks by Cindy L. Rodriguez
- Dreamfire by Kit Alloway
- Winterspell by Claire Legrand
- The Gospel of Winter by Brendan Kiely
- Fractured (Slated #2) by Teri Terry
- Shattered (Slated #3) by Teri Terry
- Into the Still Blue (Under the Never Sky #3) by Veronica Rossi
- Shopaholic Ties the Knot (Shopaholic #3) by Sophie Kinsella
- Shopaholic & Sister (Shopaholic #4) by Sophie Kinsella
- The Seagull by Anton Chekhov
On the Blog
What’s the point of abridged audiobooks? is a question that has consumed me for quite a while. I respect there are merits but on the whole, I’m not a fan of abridged audiobooks.
When it comes to books, we tend to focus a lot on book reviews. But what about our thoughts and expectations before reading a book? I decided I wanted to document some of my thoughts as I launch into reading new books and launched a new feature Unveiled, starting with Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo. Speaking of reading, Hazel and I continued with Epic Recs, so check out the books we picked for March!
I gathered my thoughts and reviewed Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi. When I started reading, I had zero idea what to expect. In the end I devoured that book, despite some of my reservations regarding the romance I hadn’t expected.
Around the Blogosphere
While I’ve tried my best to keep up with the blogosphere and been reading blog posts, I’ve not been commenting much since I was ill and am only now catching up. In any case, here are some of the posts that caught my eye, albeit without my own commentary this week.
- Stormy @ Book. Blog. Bake. wonders if half-ratings on Goodreads should be rounded up or down.
- Megan @ Adrift on Vulcan consolidated her 20 favourite animated book covers. They are stunning!
- Asti @ Oh, the Books adores villains. If you’re not convinced, you might change your mind after reading about her fascination with them.
- Amy @ Ten Penny Dreams noted 10 ways to share your love of reading.
- Kayla @ The Thousand Lives points out the magic in contemporary fiction.