Despite the fact that I will spend the entire Summer whinging that it’s too hot, it’s actually really nice to sit outside and read, especially if there’s a gentle breeze.
Most of you will know I finished, (and reviewed), The last star by Rick Yancey. I plan on taking the books to a charity shop. I’m pretty sad I didn’t enjoy them. It’s the first series where I read, (the last book at least), them as they came out.
You see, back before I started this blog, I went through a major book slump, and when I say major, I’m talking maybe over a year. I did not touch a book. The desire wasn’t there. It made me feel sad, ashamed. As a child, I devoured books within a day.
That’s where this blog came in. It was a whim. I wanted to express myself and I wanted to get back into reading. I was nervous though, not blogging, but actually finishing books. It felt like climbing Mt Everest. It’s why I originally made this blog a film and book review blog. I like films, I’ve found I don’t like reviewing them.
At the start, it was so hard to pick up books. Often, I’d only just finish the book before I’d scheduled to review it. (Thank goodness I had a schedule. It really pushed me.) It was like when you first start exercising after years again. I felt like a bad reader. I also found it hard to choose books, nothing called out to me. But as time has gone on, I’ve gotten back into the swing of things.
Now, I seem to want to reading everything. Everything looks so interesting. I’m so excited to read. It’s like my childhood again. I’ve gotten the enjoyment back. Conversing with other book lovers has helped too. So, thanks to you, ladies and gents too.
*Ahem* Now that I’ve bared my non-existent soul…
I also finished The unlikely pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce and will be reviewing it, (spoiler free as usual), on Wednesday.
I’m currently reading A local habitation by Seanan McGuire. The second in an urban fantasy series recommended to me by Holly Evans. A review for that will be up Saturday.
After that, I don’t know, maybe Earth abides by if I can fit it in because the first #nerdypages book club read starts June 1st. The choice is The night circus by Erin Morgenstern. I’ve never read it so I’m looking forward to it.
I’m also taking part in the #readASOIAF read-along. The plan is to read 1 book per month of the first books of A song of ice and fire, starting with A game of thrones. (Obviously). It starts June 1st.
I think Camp NaNoWriMo is happening again this June. I’m not sure if I’m taking part. I may unofficially take part. It’s unlikely I’ll join a cabin though.
Edit: Camp is actually in July!
Woo, busy June for me!!
P.S. The new blog is officially live. It’s doing great and looks pretty good if I don’t say so myself. For those who don’t know Read them first is a blog that brings you upcoming releases. So if you’re an Author or know of a book that comes out from June onwards then hop over and let us know about it.
Tell me about you’ve been doing/ your plans for next month. Are you taking part in Camp NaNo? A readalong?
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