My goodness, has this week been long. I’ve gotten so much done and yet it still feels like so very little, namely because the majority of my accomplishments have to do with work. New responsibilities are wonderful and I’ll finally be getting a number of more hours, but naturally that means there’s quite a bit of reading that wont get done. As it is, unlike last week where I read six books, this week I barely managed to read half that. On the plus side, though, I’ve gotten several reviews finished and have reviewed more at least half the books I’ve read this year, which this early on is an amazing accomplishment.

Truth be told, it’s pretty amazing in general cause it doesn’t usually happen considering the number of books I read.

On to the updates:

IMG_0451We’ve only got one week left for this month’s read along, so if you’re behind I’d take this time to catch up. As of this moment we should all have read at least 80% of A Court of Thorns and Roses and hopefully everyone will have finished reading by the end of the month. It’s not required or anything, but definitely would be nice, especially if you’re writing a review. And remember, there will be a giveaway beginning on the 28th of February when we should all have the book finished where you can enter twice if you participated in the Readalong. For more details and updates, remember to visit the Read With Me! page at the top of my blog.

Books I’ve read:

IMG_0611Under a Fairy Moon by T. M. Wallace is a novel about a young girl called Addyson who gets caught in a magical world of fairies and trolls and elves. She soon finds herself in the midst of a series of challenges that, if she succeeds at, will result in preventing a war and give Addy the ability to return home. This book was interesting and while it wasn’t the best book I’ve ever read, it’s not bad either. Review to come soon. 🌟🌟🌟

I feel like I probably should have DNFed this book a long time ago. IMG_0600I gave it a lot of my time as it is, reading through what equates to about a 400+ page book. As the book is over 2000 pages, the percentage is rather small, but at the end of the day I gave Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality by Eliezer Yudkowsky a fair chance and it failed enormously. Which is truly a shame, because the initial message that the book tried (and failed) to present was one I was really excited about and perhaps why I spent as much time on it as I did. A link to the full review is listed below. 🌟

IMG_0610I really liked Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard when I started it. I even recall being annoyed myself for not having read it sooner. I definitely thought I put this book off for far too long. Unfortunately, near the end this book got a little…annoying, for lack of a better term at the moment, for me. I will definitely read the next book, but I wasn’t immensely impressed or anything as I initially thought I would be. Review to come. 🌟🌟🌟🌟

Reviews from this week:

The Infinite Sea [by Rick Yancey] (Book Review #39)

The Belles [by Dhonielle Clayton] (Book Review #40)

Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality [by Eliezer Yudkowsky] (Book Review #41)

Roseblood [by A. G. Howard] (Book Review #42)

Last minute thoughts:

There’s a lot going on in the world right now and I’m definitely a bit behind both in reading and in reviews, but I’m hoping I’ll be able to catch up soon. I’ve got a list of reviews set to finish, so expect more in the coming days so long as I still have the time. I’m also setting up an About Me page soon, if anyone is interested in checking that out.

And remember that voting for the March Readalong is now up, so please and look it over and vote for one of the books if you’re up for joining me! I’m going to try to give away at least one copy of the Month’s Readalong book at the end and I’d really love to have some more participants this time around! A huge thank you to everyone who has joined me so far!

Finally, I just wanted to take a moment to point everyone to my post here regarding the issues of school shootings and gun violence. I know this has been discussed a lot recently and that I’m definitely not the most prominent voice out there, but I just want to remind everyone that this is a real issue and it’s not going away any time soon and we need to remember it and focus on it and demand action from those who are capable of making the laws that will prevent these horrific events in the future. You don’t have to read my post, but we do need to fight until things change. And we can only do that by regularly remembering and thinking about what actions we can take to move forward in a way that will actually produce change.

That’s all for now! Thanks for stopping by! Happy reading, everyone!

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