This week has been more of a productive one and less of a fun one. I’ve been busy with work (although I got an extra day off this weekend, so that was nice!), had to take my car in for some repairs, grocery shop, helped finalize plans for a mini family reunion in two weeks, and catch up on posting some reviews.
So far this is pretty good, although it hasn’t kept me as hooked as the first book in the series, which seemed a tad more magical what with Cabeswater, learning abut the ley line, and seeing more interactions with the psychics in Blue’s family. This book focuses more on Ronan, and while interesting, he’s probably my least favorite of the Raven Boys.
You can check out my Stacking the Shelves post from this week to see what goodies I received from Amazon, including Abigail Haas’ novel Dangerous Girls, which I am SO excited to read!
So I found out this week that Meg Cabot is returning to two of her most famous series, The Mediator and The Princess Diaries, and will be releasing new installments in each series in 2015! I’m a HUGE Meg Cabot fan, as her books were the first YA books I read, and the newest installment in The Princess Diaries series is actually going to be adult fiction rather than YA. You can click here to go to Meg Cabot’s blog to learn more about the new installments. I’m really excited to see how she transitions her YA characters into more adult characters, and have been inspired to do a Princess Diaries series re-read in order to prepare for the new book (it’s been quite a while since I’ve read them, although I’ve read the first few so many times the spines are practically broken, which I never do to my books normally). I’m also looking forward to doing some re-reading because ever since I started blogging I feel like I’ve been more focused on reading new content to write relevant reviews about, and have been neglecting some of my old favorites that fostered my love of reading to begin with.
Also, I think I may have to mark Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson a DNF. It’s just boring to me and I can’t stand Emily, the main character. I assume that she has a lot of growth throughout the novel but I’m a quarter of the way through it and I just find her lack of agency so irritating. Did anyone else have trouble getting through this book?
What Happened Here This Week:
Tuesday: I fangirled over my Top Ten TV Shows.
Wednesday: I wrote about my experience growing up with Nancy Drew.
Friday: Complete and utter book-hangover from The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer.
Great Bookish Posts this Week in the Blogging World:
Brittany at The Book Addict’s Guide talks about how she’s currently loving re-reading favorites.