A Brief Update
April 20, 2015 § 2 Comments
I am cooking up a few new posts and videos, which I hope to release soon. In the meantime, here is a brief update on my reading so far this month, punctuated by photos from my Instagram account…
So far I have read six of the eleven-ish books on my April TBR, and am partway through two others. I hope to post full reviews for most of these, but here are some brief thoughts on each.
We Were Liars was interesting. There was so much hype surrounding it that I suppose I shouldn’t be surprised that I was disappointed. The writing often felt pretentious, the characters were unlovable, the teen romance was too much, and there was a little strong language throughout. The ending hit me right in the stomach, so I guess the writing couldn’t have been really bad, but I can’t recommend it.
You can see my review of El Deafo here. Spoiler alert: I loved it.
The Kiss of Deception was fun and nearly clean. I really enjoyed it, and the cliffhanger ending means that I will have to pick up the sequel when it’s released this summer!
It is terribly, hilariously ironic that I brought George’s Marvelous Medicine to my grandparents’ house. If you’ve read it you know what I mean. Since I’ve made no secret of my love for Roald Dahl, it will surprise no one when I say this book was wonderful and uproariously funny.
Cinder was so much fun. I had a little trouble getting into the first couple of chapters, but soon I was completely absorbed and I finished the rest of the book almost in one sitting.
I have had The Thirteen Clocks sitting on my shelf for about a year now, and every time I passed it in the library I would think, “I should probably read that.” I had no idea what it was about, I only knew that it was a classic. Now I know why it’s a classic, and so far I have tried to make two other people read it. Hilarious, wonderfully smart, and perfectly written.
I am now more than halfway through Coraline. I am listening to an audiobook version narrated by Gaiman himself, and it’s very good. I procrastinated reading this book for so long – I don’t know why – but now I wish I had read it sooner.
Last week I signed up for Netgalley.com and requested my first advance reader copy (ARC). – I am not sure why I did that. I regret it a little bit already, but I am also excited to read it!
Hopefully I’ll manage a more substantial post soon. For now, tell me: what have you been reading this month? Have you discovered anything wonderful?