Hey ladies and fellows! I hope you’re doing all right 🙂
This post comes a day late, I know. But I wasn’t really feeling it yesterday so I decided to skip… You’ll see why.
As for my readathon stats, I’ve managed to read only 6 out of 22 books this week, which was pretty meh but it is what it is. The show must go on, as they say!
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The links below will take you to the reviews:
- Poisoned Apples: Poems for You, My Pretty by Christine Heppermann ~
- In Real Life by Cory Doctorow ~
- A Vector Alphabet of Interstellar Travel by Yoon Ha Lee ~
- The Smallest Dragonboy by Anne McCaffrey ~ (used to be Rocket Ship to Hell by Jeffrey Ford but I swapped it)
- Morrighan by Mary E. Pearson ~
- The Sleeper and the Spindle by Neil Gaiman ~
What went right…
Nothing much, to be honest!
Well, not entirely true. I’m not terribly behind on schedule (yet).
And I absolutely loved The Smallest Dragonboy, which introduced me to Anne McCaffrey and her wonderful dragon world – one I shall revisit many, many times in the future.
What went wrong…
For one, I got sick and was feeling like hell. I got massive headaches from staring at screens for too long, so I didn’t read much. I could have, of course, gone for physical books but they also managed to make me super drowsy and exhausted.
Secondly, I think I have finally caught up with what book people like to call “burnout”. Or “slump”. But in this case, I’ll go with burnout because that’s exactly how I felt this week and because I know it has to do with the readathon specifically.
It’s true that I had a great first two weeks but I was sort of expecting it not to last. The same thing happened (kind of) with the O.W.L.s and this one was way more demanding so it was only a matter of time.
I struggled to finish pretty much all of the books this week, and wasn’t keen on half of them. I’m pretty sure I’ll like them more some other time, just not right now. And that sucks! I mean, even those I knew I would love didn’t get 5 stars.
If that’s not a bad sign, I don’t know what is.
Books I’m currently reading…
Still reading blasted Magic Dreams because I. Simply. Cannot. Get. Into. It.
But hey, I finished Monstress, Vol. 1: Awakening today! That’s something, right? (No, it wasn’t amazing, unfortunately…)
I might not pick up a single book this week.
I’m not joking. I feel like I need a time out to just do something else and forget about reading for a while… I don’t feel like it AT ALL. I just want to binge watch Netflix, bake and sleep.
Anyway, as always, don’t forget to check out the rest of my N.E.W.T.s squad below! 😊
And sorry this post was such a downer but cross your fingers for me this week? Pretty please? ❤ I might post something else if I make no progress with the readathon. But I'm still hoping I will!
Thanks so much for reading and until next time!