Books – 2018, week 1
This post is coming in late, and sadly it’s not because I had so much to write up on. In the grand scheme of things I would say I read zero books last week, but technically it’s more like two and two halves.
Following up on the previous week‘s Princess Jellyfish craze, I read volumes 7 and 8 of the manga – at which point I think my obsession died down as quickly as it started. Welcome to my life, where things are either a lifelong obsession or the flavour of the less-than-a-month.
Then, while browsing the YA shelves at the library after gym (because I needed to reward myself for working out, duh), I came across Indigo Donut. I’m not sure what it is about this book that sucked me in, but I did my to-be-patented combination of browsing + speed reading and while I didn’t finish the book, I got the whole jist of it (and read the last couple of chapters in their entirety). It felt to me a bit like a cross between Jacqueline Wilson for older kids, and The Face on the Milk Carton by Caroline B. Cooney. I’m not a big Wilson fan, and I’m sure if I re-read Cooney now I wouldn’t be impressed, but I was allll about that book when I was younger. So I can see why this is receiving the praise it does, but it’s not really the book for me.
The other “half” book I read was A Very Unusual Pursuit by Catherine Jinks. I’ll admit I picked this up for the superficial reason of being drawn to its cover. I catalogued it at work, and discovered that it’s probably better known by it’s US release title, How to Catch a Bogle. I started reading it, but have put it on hold for now, not because I wasn’t interested (the main character seems like a lovely spirited young lady about to learn some harsh life lessons) but because I had a new book thrust into my hands at the start of this week that I couldn’t resist (look out for details in next week’s post). I’ll be coming back to it at some point…. if I remember.
And that’s it! I was a bit appalled at how sad this looks, but then I realized that I also read everything from the most recent comic book order, which is a fair bit, so I’ll cut myself some slack. Unfortunately this week looks to be even slower on the reading front, oops!