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Sunday, March 22, 2015

Weekly Wrap Up: March 15th - 22nd

Hello all! Sorry for the absence, but I recently had my March Break/Spring Break and this has been my first full week back at school. So much work to do and catch up on, but on the bright side; i'll be finished with the semester and home in four weeks! I haven't done much reading lately, but I have finished a book, and DNF'd another so let's discuss those!


I finally got around to reading another Colleen Hoover book, and I picked Never, Never since it was short and on my kindle! I read this alongside my mom, and am glad I did because it was fun to discuss different things as they were happening with her. I adored this novel so much, and Colleen is now one of my favourite authors. The characters felt so real, and it was so well written that I hated having to put it down. I am guilty of reading parts during lulls in my psychology class. This book was so engrossing and that ending?! May 12th needs to be today so I can read the sequel! Five stars without a doubt, from both me and my mom. 


As of 10 minutes ago I decided to give up on a book I was sent for review. Me Being Me is Exactly as Insane as You Being You had such potential to be great, but just didn't measure up. It was written entirely in lists, and although it seems like a great twist, it was not executed well. Some of the pages/lists were so dragged out that you lost the point and had to go back to see what the list was even about. I wasn't feeling too much of a connection with the main character Darren, and felt like he handled some things very immaturely. Throughout the whole beginning of the novel he is talking about going to visit his brother the next day, and 170 pages into the book - he still wasn't with his brother. This book was way too long (over 600 pages) and I just couldn't push myself through it unfortunately. I recommend checking out the goodreads page and seeing if it is something you are interested in, as it is released this Tuesday!


I am currently 20% into These Broken Stars, and am really enjoying it so far. It is different than I expected, and I have no idea what is going to happen next in the story. This book has come highly recommended to me, so I have high expectations. So far so good! I hope to finish this within the week or during the weekend!

I also just decided to pick up Playlist for the Dead, because it is one that I have been wanting to read for a while, and am in the mood for a contemporary. I haven't heard a lot of reviews, or really anyone just talking about this book, but I have high hopes!

I will briefly mention that I am reading Spying Blind by Amy Zegart for one of my university classes. It is about the CIA, the FBI, and 9/11. Interesting so far, but I very dense (educational) read. 


Nothing this week, and hopefully nothing for a few weeks! I am still focusing on shrinking my TBR!