So, these past couple months have been a whirlwind. Can you believe we’re already at the end of February?! I’m lucky that the New Year energy has actually carried through until now. Just yesterday I managed to go bouldering properly for the first time in about five years. I’m still sore, but I would love this to become a regular thing. #fitnessgoals! Continue reading
Monthly Reading Wrap-Up | Featuring my past two months of reading, because I’ve been really bad at keeping up with it 😛 BUT, I have been reading quite a bit, and I’ve been reading some really awesome stuff. For one, I tore through the first two books of Laini Taylor’s Daughter of Smoke and Bone trilogy–and I’ve also pre-ordered the final installment, because I have no words.
I also devoured A Darkness Strange and Lovely: Susan Dennard‘s sequel/middle act to the Something Strange and Deadly trilogy. As I’ve said before: Victorian-era zombies + steampunk? More please? Entwined by Heather Dixon was a present from home, a gothic-y retelling of the fairy tale of the Twelve Dancing Princesses that was super fun to read, and in Middle Grade, I started the Secret Series by Pseudonymous Bosch (you know, that guy) as well as a reread of the His Dark Materials trilogy. Over all, a lot of clockwork and airships this month.
Other reads this month, not in MG or YA:
Currently Reading | something completely different: Night Film by Marisha Pessl. Literary thriller that’s super dark, with a wonderful mixed-media approach.
We believed them, even though we could see that what they were doing was wicked and evil and wrong…
Currently Re-Reading | The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman. Just finished my reread of this first book in the His Dark Materials Trilogy, and I need some time to be alone with my feelings and memories of my childhood.
“I can be agreeable,” said Fairweller, “if the other party is.”
“Oh, well,” said Bramble. “There goes that, then.”
Currently Reading | Entwined by Heather Dixon. Bramble is my favorite.