This week, my immune system hollered a “peace out!” claim and this rude cold (or flu, who knows) barged in. I did not agree with this kind of behavior, body, but I suppose no one asked for my opinion anyway. Nevertheless, I magically wrapped up reading three books. Two were novels and the third was a cookbook. (Make of that what you will. It’s basically required for me to stare at the ingredients, look at the pictures, drool, and repeat the process with all recipes).
Book 1 Wrap Up: Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor
I have finally stumbled on another favorite for 2018. The silly thing here is that I was afraid of Laini Taylor’s writing because everyone said it was flowery and slow-paced. Instead, I spent my time staring at the vivacious setting, characters bursting with realness, and a plot that is relentless. I love it. Perhaps I will share more details next week in a post dedicated to this book.
Book 2 Wrap Up: Dark Days Club by Alison Goodman
`The adventures of Lady Helen, the protagonist, had the pacing of a sloth but then Goodman managed the plot more efficiently. I enjoyed the story, however, I have luckily read books that balance polite Victorian settings with some sort of action better. I do own the sequel, so I intend to keep on reading about Lady Helen.
I watched Candy Jar this week and I have started working on an article for my Hubpages. I am thinking of doing something fun as a tribute to the film. Hopefully, I can manage to pull it off and post it on here.
I published a new hub over on my Hubpages account. It is about Rogue One and how it caters to a modern audience, one that is starkly different than previous generations. You can check it out here.