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A Week in Review | October 7th -October 13th

a week in review

Another week of October is complete, where is the time going? I keep feeling like every time I turn around it is a day later than I thought it was. It is also getting chillier where I am. I think it is officially indoor sweatshirt weather and fall jacket time. This week I went out and bought myself a new one and I am in love with it. I have been wearing it every day. What is the weather like for you currently, has the season finally started to change? Anyway, here is my weekly book wrap-up.

Books I Finished

We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson

We Have Always Lived in the Castle

I have been hearing about this book since finding out Shirley Jackson was an author. I can see why We Have Always Lived in the Castle is one of her most talked about novels. It is eerie, but not in a traditionally sense. The truth can be a bit surprising and the atmosphere was just wonderful. Even though her novel is so short, she is a master of creating a setting that you can feel. I really enjoyed this novel and I suggest it for anyone who wants to be creeped out, but not by monsters.


Tropic Of Cancer by Henry Miller

Tropic Of Cancer

So, this was a really weird book. While I did read the entire thing I can’t really tell you what happened if that makes sense. As the story progresses it does get a little more coherent, but it never becomes tame in any shape way or form. I would never have read this book on my own that is for sure, the description is not something I would normally be drawn to. I honestly can’t really suggest this book to anyone though.


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Scythe by Neal Shusterman

Scythe (Arc of a Scythe, #1)

So I am buddy reading this book and at first I feel a little behind it. I did not think I was going to like it a lot so I kinda put it off and read 3 other books last week. Well, when I finally picked it up this week I read 200 pages mainly over one day. I loved one of the characters and the shock I felt at the twist left me floored! I need to keep reading this as soon as I can, but I don’t want to read too far head of everyone else.

Emergency Contact by Mary H.K. Choi

Emergency Contact

This week I started to read this book, I finally got up the courage because there was so much talk about this novel. So far, I am not thrilled at all. Literally on the first page there was already someone calling someone else a  slut. Are you kidding me? Then one of the main characters is aggravating and I just felt like all I was reading was whining.  I just don’t really want to read anymore of it. So, I might be DNFing this. I will update you on what I decide to do next week.


An Absolutely Remarkable Thing by Hank Green

An Absolutely Remarkable Thing

This month I need to read this as part of the BN Book Club, so I think it is about time to pick it up. I am a bit worried I wont like it because I know I like Hank Green from his videos and what not. I am also worried what the older individuals in the BN Book Club are going to say about this book mainly because it deals with YouTube and social media where I think some people are going to have a trouble adjusting to that point of view when it was something that many people did not grow up with or was not mainstream when they were younger.


What did you read this week?


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6 thoughts on “A Week in Review | October 7th -October 13th

  1. You read so much this last week! I read We Have Always Lived in the Castle last year and really enjoyed it, even though it’s pretty slow paced and not spooky in the traditional sense. I also tried reading Emergency Contact when it first came out, and DNFed it because I couldn’t get into it, and was super frustrated with some on the content like you are. Good luck with your reading next week, I can’t wait to hear your thoughts on Hank Green’s book!

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    1. I think I enjoy her writing so much because a lot of her books aren’t spooky in the traditional sense. It leaves a lot up to the imagination and relies a lot on feeling. I am glad I am not the only one who felt that way about Emergency Contact, I decided to DNF it. I can’t do it, I tried reading a little more and I just didn’t want to potentially put myself in a reading rut.

      Thanks for the well wishes, I hope you have a great week yourself!


  2. I am excited for Scythe! It has been in my TBR and it was recommended to be as good as the audiobook too. Might try but knowing that I have an attention span of a fish who knows. Glad to see you over 200 pages. And yes, I agree about Emergency I had been seeing that book around and I am now only knowing that there is such thing as slut shaming. Noting it.

    Wishing you a best week! Good luck too 🔥

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    1. Oh, I bet the audiobook would be wonderful. When I listen to an audiobook I listen using over the ear headphones so I can’t hear anything else. I tend to get distracted too and this helped me a lot.

      I hope you have a good week as well.


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