Reading

Books Of The Month | August 2016

What better way to relax over the summer than to read a good book? Or ten.

What I Finished:

Zeroes by Scott Westerfeld

Zeroes by Scott Westerfeld

One phrase description:

A long but fast read.

Quote:

“It was amazing what humans could do.”

My general thoughts:

At first I thought I’d take forever to finish the novel because I’m a slow reader. It’s longer than I anticipated as well. But since I liked the characters and the pacing of the story, I got through the book pretty quickly by my standards. Even though the teenagers each had a unique power, there was also a downside or weakness to their abilities. I’m all for diversity, flawed human beings, and different people coming together for a common cause.

Joyland by Stephen KingJoyland by Stephen King

One phrase description:

A fun summer read.

Quote:

“But the mind defend itself as long as it can.”

My general thoughts:

King is king. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. King is king. I found myself falling in love with the story more and more. I desperately needed an escape from the real world while reading Joyland, and Stephen King didn’t let me down. I made a guess at who the murderer was, but guess what? I was way off. No surprise there. I didn’t see the ending coming. Not by a mile. And I’m perfectly okay with that.

Hollow City by Ransom Riggs

Hollow City by Ransom Riggs

One phrase description:

A peculiar read.

Quote:

“But eventually, if I lived through this, I would have to face up to the decision I had made and the pain I had caused.”

My general thoughts:

I still love the characters, even more so the second time around. I felt like I got to know everyone better. That said I also enjoyed the new characters (humans and animals) that were introduced, even if they did have a minor role. The photographs didn’t disappoint either. Neither did the paper that the book was printed on. I like good quality paper. Let me be.

What I Want To Read Next Month:

The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith

The Cuckoo's Calling by Robert Galbraith

Why:

I’ve never read anything by J.K. Rowling, so it’s about time I did.

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Personal Reflection

Birthday Wishes | What I Love | August 2016

Dear You,

To celebrate me and my new age, I just wanted to say thank you. I don’t say it enough. Clearly, I’m not well-mannered.

Thanks so much for the birthday wishes. Even though you’re all just reminding me that I’m older…

To everyone who remembered it’s my birthday, can I have your memory? I don’t have my date of birth posted publicly on Facebook or anywhere for that matter. So kudos to you. Let’s hope I remember yours.

I appreciate anyone and everyone for putting up with me, for putting up with my bad humour and blog posts. How do you do it?

You make this experience that much more enjoyable. Who knows I might have stopped blogging a long time ago or started making my posts private. But I didn’t do either. Because I would dearly miss the interactions.

I don’t know what else to say, but thank you so very much!

Please continue to put up with me? For another year at least. I’ll be twenty in 2017. Let’s hope I’ll be a better writer and blogger.

No guarantee, though. Maybe this year will be my blogging demise.

I should’ve ended this post a long time ago. Better late than never. I know. Never late is better.

Sending you my love,

19 year old me