Created by LaLa in the Library
I have a confession to make.
I...went to the library website to check something. And...well...one thing led to another..and I just couldn't stop myself.
I checked out like FIVE EBOOKS.
I know what you're all thinking -
....so what? Why would we care about that? But Elizabeth! You promised you weren't going to check out a single book until you read the books you have at your place (at least enough so you could move the ones out of the suitcases)! We're so disappointed in you!!
But hey, at least I actually finished a book of my real shelves this week before I broke down? AND I'm reading a book for review (who cares that the third book in this series is now out. Or soon to be out.
AGH I'M A FAILURE!!)
So on that note..here's what I've been reading!
I finished Hyperion this week, and while I struggled in the beginning, I'm really glad I read it. For once I was actually probably more invested in the mechanics of the story telling than the story telling itself. Not that I didn't like the story telling, I was just fascinated with the author's choices in how he chose to tell the stories. I'm definitely looking forward to making my way through this series!
The Winner's Curse was so much fun! I loved the time Rutkoski spent laying the groundwork for world building. The romance wasn't my favourite, but I also didn't hate it, and I pretty much loved everything else. Unfortunately...it doesn't look like my library is getting the next book!!! Usually they show up as on order if they're coming out soon...and now it's out...and so far NO. PENDING. So it looks like I might have to buy this one if I want to read it *sighs* (And I at least haven't broken my no book buying ban. Yay me!)
I'm a little under 3/4 of the way through Red Rising now. I am really enjoying it so far, but I'm in the middle of something that I am currently not sure how it is going to fit into the story as a whole. And it's a verrryyyyy long tangent, so it must not be a tangent. I guess I was just not expecting this much time being spent on the (war games) part? It's still good though, and brutal. I do like that the author is having the MC deal with some gray areas, it makes it much more believable.
And here's what I checked out from the library (and therefore will be reading soon....just because I wasn't supposed to doesn't mean I shouldn't take advantage of it, right?)
Because I've been waiting FOREVER for this book to be available so I can finish rereading the series.
Because I haven't read a romance novel in what feels like FOREVER (I'm pretty sure it's only been a month haha) and Tessa Dare's books are NEVER available at the library!
Because it's had great reviews and I just wanted a fun historical fiction read. (And apparently the Tessa Dare novel wasn't going to fulfill that need?)