Linking up with the usual crew for the Sunday meme at Kimba’s book blog.
This week my Sunday update might be a little short, as I just came back from vacation! But not to worry – I still have something to share. My vacation was fun, and although I might not have gotten as much time to read as I thought I would, I spent a great week with my boyfriend and the kids of the camp he taught English in. It was surely a different way to spend my vacation, but it was refreshing and fun.
~ Last Week On The Blog ~
Last week I posted twice as usual. In the discussion I wondered about how is it that I rate books 4 stars most often (does that happen to you?) and in the review I talked about Burying The Honeysuckle Girls, a book I have mixed feelings about.
~ Coming Up Next Week ~
Let’s not get ahead of ourselves, I’m coming back from a vacation 😀 I do have one post scheduled, it’s The Triple Liebster Tag, but I will have to write some more posts after that one comes out on Tuesday. Also, no book haul this time, as I’ve been mostly offline, so I’ve got no temptations, ho ho ho! (Don’t even ask.)
~ Vacation Reading Progress ~
If you read my last Sunday post, you might remember that I had a whopping plan for this vacation week – to read five books! Of course, nobody was actually hoping that I would read them all (I believe not even you did, right?) Which is why I’m not super disappointed about my progress:
The Subtle Knife was amaaaaaazing, and you should all read this series, I swear. Amazing symbolism and just so much action, and so many #feels! I think I will be reviewing the entire series in a post when I finish the third book – The Amber Spyglass. The Growing Season was also amazing – and it seems I will be reading pretty much anything Helen Sedgwick writes from now on. Will be reviewing it soon, it’s a very deep novel that looks into how we understand childbirth and the woman’s role in society, is freedom from pain and responsibility more equality or on the contrary – less? If you’re interested in feminism, then you should read this novel. It’s also a feels trip as well. Then I’ve also just finished Practical Magic, and I have mixed feelings – on one hand, I think I liked the movie better (…don’t hit me!!!), but then again – the book had its charm and the writing is just brilliant (it’s Alice Hoffman we’re talking about here, after all.) But then, it also had some aspects that I disagreed with. However, it’s definitely worth the read and it a nice story. Meanwhile, The Golden House, although written by a renowned literary wonder, is boring me to death. I feel like the book (…or at least I) would have benefited from the editor cutting half of the stuff out of the book. There’s just so much in there that is unnecessary, too sophisticated (or mock sophisticated?), it just makes me feel like I’d rather be a plain old dumpling but not be bored by reading something and pretending I like the boredom. Cause I really and truly don’t. Also, unfortunately for the last book – I didn’t even make it near it! But I will be starting it soon. That’s provided The Golden House doesn’t put me in a complete slump.
~ What Have I Been Up To ~
Best way to share my week’s experience with you? Photos! I don’t have too many amazing ones as I was busy reading and having fun, but here you are:
~ In The Bookish Community ~
Elizabeth @ RedGal Musings shares 8 YA tropes she’s super tired of and how to avoid them
Kei @ Lovely Pages Reviews writes about How to approach book bloggers with book requests, and it’s such a funny post!
Mallory @ She Is Bookish shares the struggles of a beginner blogger’s life – reality and what not to worry about
And that’s all this week! Sorry if I missed visiting some of you last time, vacations can be like that! Share your bookish news with me this time!