For some reason, it’s been incredibly difficult for me to write this wrap up post and so it’ll be a short one.
August was essentially my last month of holidays because now I intend to focus on responsibilities and Adult Things™ that I will further discuss in another post which will also feature some of my goals and expectations for September.
I didn’t post a single time in August. I kept thinking about it but when I actually sat down to do it, it just didn’t happen…
Annnd, I went to see Ant-Man and The Wasp and I LOVED IT. I watched a few other movies this month that aren’t really worth mentioning, which includes The Shining. I didn’t really enjoy it and I can see why Stephen King hates it. (The soundtrack was on point, though.)
Books Read & Some Reviews:
- Stolen: A Letter To My Captor by Lucy Christopher – 3.9 stars
- Feast For Fools by Rachel Caine – 3.5 stars
- Lord of Misrule by Rachel Caine – 3.5 stars
- Carpe Corpus by Rachel Caine – 3.5 stars
- Sleeping Beauties by Stephen King & Owen King – 4.5 stars
- Animal Farm by George Orwell – 3.5 stars
- Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo – 4.5 stars
- The Taylor by Leigh Bardugo (short story)
Stolen by Lucy Christopher: I really enjoyed this book but it was at the same time very disappointing. When you hear about a book that features a kidnapping and possibly Stockholm Syndrome, you think about something dark. This book was none of that though. I found the kidnapper unrealistic in personality, motives… he just didn’t work for me as a character. Everything else was fine, not great but fine, but it did take a bit to get used to the second person pov kind of writing style.
Feast For Fools, Lord of Misrule and Carpe Corpus by Rachel Caine: These are books #4 to #6 respectively of The Morganville Vampire series, which I have decided to stop reading. They were entertaining and they were mostly what I expected them to be. They are pretty average, Id’ say, but a fun summer read.
I picked these up from my local library along with the book #7 Fade Out. These books followed a narrative and had a common conflict that made sense but from the synopsis of the following books, it seems the series became a bit episodic and just features the good and bad things that happen daily in the vampire town of Morganville, Texas…. and I’m not interested in reading that… especially since the series has 15 books.
Animal Farm by George Orwell: (I didn’t plan on reading this but I had the opportunity to read it when I was staying with one of my friends and her mother near the beach for a few days. )
I enjoyed it much more than I thought I would and I was surprised with the ending and the general evolution of the story and I thought the writing as great and the whole idea behind it was just fantastic.