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New Book – Evertrue by Brodi Ashton
This seems to be the year for the final book in epic series. I loved the first two books in this Persephone and Hades retelling and I can’t wait to see how it ends!
TBR Pile – Messenger by Lois Lowry
Look it’s on my list again! I’m going to read this one very next so I won’t miss it again this month.
I might actually do this one on audio. I don’t normally read books like this, but it looks interesting. I like how book club expands my reading horizons.
I’ve been going through my kindle and Goodreads TBR to find classics that I want to read but haven’t gotten to yet. I loved the movie version of this book and I can’t wait to read the novel.
Audiobook – Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
I was going to listen to this one last month, but as soon as I went to download it, it was due at the library! I got it again and I’m going to start it tonight when I do the dishes.
How I Did Last Month
I read this 613 page novel in two days. I literally did not put it down. I loved loved the whole thing but I felt like it should have ended about 100 pages sooner than it did. I just wasn’t a fan of the final subplot.
I read this book in one sitting on a bet from a friend that I couldn’t. :) She wanted to watch the movie adaption but I hadn’t read it yet so I hurried and read it before we got together that evening. It was a cute romance with great themes of how we judge and view others based on appearances instead of what’s on the inside.
DIDN’T START – Messenger by Lois Lowry
I will read this I will read this.
This is a classic that did not stand the test of time very well. I felt like I was pretending that I didn’t remember anything after 8th grade science so I could enjoy the novel. But as far as adventure stories go, it was good I guess. But seriously – I could not get over things that could just never ever happen like getting shot out of a volcano (yes lava and all) and SURVIVING. Even Darth Vader barely survived something like that with some serious machinery to repair all his broken parts.
STARTED – Elusion by Claudia Gabel and Cheryl Klam
I can’t say much about it since I started it yesterday, but I think it should be a fun read.
I loved this book. I finished the audiobook and now I’m going back through the ebook and highlighting like crazy. I feel like I know myself a little better. I realize now when I’m feeling overwhelmed and I make it a point to take time to myself to read or spend time on my own. It’s made me a lot happier. I also have been standing up for myself more, but in my own way by asking lots of questions and not being afraid to speak my mind just because I’m not a loud person. It also made me realize the social pressures I had been putting on myself and my kids. I always felt guilty for not having “enough” play dates and social time. And by “enough” I mean daily play dates. I realize now that the pace of a few times a week makes both my and my kids happy. I don’t feel pressure to have them constantly doing something with other kids anymore.