May 2018 Week 4 Weekly Wrap Up: The Letdowns and the Surprises

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Week 4 of May is ending and I have so much to tell you in this wrap-up. Grab a cup of tea, get ready for some fan-girl action.

Books Read

First off, I devoured Michael Grant’s second book in the Gone series, which was called Hunger. 

Even though I have read these books ages ago, I still found myself annoyed with the Human Crew or whatever the heck they called themselves. Duck, as a character, was so intriguing. I want more of the Breeze, Dekka, and all of Sam’s team. I remember snippets of what will come next, so I am going to take a break from reading the series.

Strange Angels by Lili St. Crow
Reading this book was a strange experience because it was a fast read but it was also not fulfilling. There was vagueness when it came to any fight scenes, mythology or lore of the supernatural elements of the story, and even in the main characters’ history. I gave it two stars.

A Shadow Bright and Burning by Jessica Cluess
This book was such a surprise. Not only did I fly through it, but I also enjoyed Henrietta and her journey to find her place within a rather male-dominated society. She and Rook literally find their power and strength. I may write a whole review for this book because it truly impressed me.

Vicious by V.E. Schwab
Easily one of my favorite 2018 reads, this book took me a single day to read and finish. Eli and Victor have this cat-and-mouse chase throughout the story and, man, I was living for their tension. Again, I may write more about this book because I loved it so much.

Netflix Chronicles

The Office is still what I watch daily. I am nearing season 4. By the way, I dislike Andy so much more than Michael, which is saying a lot. There are moments when I feel sad for Dwight, who is so loyal that it breaks my heart. Also: I am not a fan of Roy.

Videos

I have essentially been watching so many videos of Sarah J. Maas, who is just pure delight to listen to. Videos of her give me the courage to openly like things that are often criticized. My favorite video of her is this one, where she talks about how much fun she had while writing Manon.

All her video with YouTubers are great, too, but my favorite panel of hers is the one she had with Alexandra Bracken, Susan Dennard, and Victoria Aveyard. It made me so happy to see a group of talented women fangirling with not a hint of sarcasm.

John Green’s video called The Liger Delusion was also a hit for me this week. It got me thinking quite a bit. Cynicism and conspiratorial thinking, jumping to conclusions, these are things I feel I should be more aware of because they don’t create healthy dialogue.

Elsewhere on the Internet

I also published another hub on my Hubpages account. The hub was one where I discussed Jane the Virgin and telenovelas. You can read it here. 

 

You may have noticed the absence of a wrap up last week. I am, as
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awk. 30s. hufflepuff, muslim, vegan, novice yogi, mental health, photography, book blogger, she/her

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awk. 30s. hufflepuff, muslim, vegan, novice yogi, mental health, photography, book blogger, she/her

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