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.

4stars

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.

2stars

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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.

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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.

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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!

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  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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