This week was complicated mentally for me. I got a bit worse, then got one of my medication dosages changed and now I’m hoping it’ll work better. I did lots of effort this week to be social (fellow anxious people: do you also do ridiculous things like keeping your very warm jacket on inside places because you’re too worried about getting stuck in it while trying to get it off and embarrassing yourself? Anxious life is something), and I think it worked more or less.
On better news, I got those two amazing books (and the gorgeous The Kite Runner bookmark!!), a Bloomsbury Modern Classics edition of The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller and The Night Angel Trilogy by Brent Weeks.
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My Readings This Week
I finished Jane Eyre this week! I have many opinions on this book, and I was not sold on the romance between Jane and Mr. Rochester until the very last 100 pages… I’m wondering if I should write a review on it. The last third or so of this book is SO intense, and it got me turning pages and holding my breath. My conclusion is that this book is fantastic I need to re-read this urgently to fully appreciate it. Also, I loved Jane’s voice!
I also read Juliet Takes a Breath, and I am so late for this, but better late than never! This contemporary was a big hit last year, but I got so lost on other ARCs that I took forever to read this. I really liked it, it was powerful, feminist and so, so gay! Very uplifting, too!
I finished Turtles All The Way Down this week, which was unexpected. I was quite enjoying the book thus far, but at some point on the second half… it got so intense (in a good way). I couldn’t stop listening to the Audiobook. I had to know what happened next. Aza’s feelings and illness got so out of control, and I felt it almost physically. It did trigger me a bit to see her illness like that, but I am still glad I read it. It’s so fantastic. I need the paperback copy!
I also advanced a bit on Wintersong, which is still so fabulous!! I love this book a lot so far, but I’m still in the very beginning – 25% or so. Let’s see! I already have Shadowsong from Netgalley, so I do hope to love this and that it makes me want to pick up the sequence!
I also started Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward and so far it’s very interesting, but I am not completely enchanted by the book yet. I am only about 40 or 50 pages in, so there’s lots of chances for me to still love it! And having been so praised (and Margaret Atwood recommends it!!! Omg), I expect to like it better soon!