So I’m a little late with this one, but I’ve been so busy it’s a wonder I even have time to do it right now. (Hint: I actually don’t. I shouldn’t be typing this out, I should be working on something that needs to be made by TOMORROW.)
So! I got a lot more done for this Readathon than I had been expecting, and I’m really happy with what I had gotten through. I even managed to catch up with my Goodreads goal, which probably won’t last but while it’s there I’m pretty thrilled.
Here’s what I managed to get done:
Pages read: 286
I love this world. I didn’t like Fire as much as Graceling simply because I’m absolutely fascinated by Gracelings and I have a massive fancrush on both Katsa and Po, but I still enjoyed the story and the world despite the fact it took me a while to get through. I had started reading this one during school and I think that’s what hindered me the most, the fact I had to read this so sparingly and didn’t have time to really just sit down and read it until I could find a good stop. All at once, it’s such a good book, but in broken parts it’s a lot less interesting since it’s hard to remember what it was you were reading when you had to stop.
Pages read: 260
This one was an interesting read. I read through it in one sitting (it was a really short book), and it’s about a girl who is 15, weighs 300 lbs, and has a voice in her ear telling her what everyone around her is saying about her in their heads. The voice is named Skinny, and I felt like this book was a good read with a good main character. Ever, the girl, is funny and snarky despite the voice in her ear constantly putting her down, and it was interesting to follow the journey of a girl who struggles with her weight. Not that I don’t struggle with weight myself, but not nearly to the degree that Ever does. It was definitely an experience.
Pages read: 324
I really, really enjoyed this book at first. I loved the setting, I loved the characters, I loved the idea. Then, like all the warning reviews on the Goodreads page said it would, everything stated going downhill about halfway through. It didn’t really bother me so much when I started to realize the people who were saying the book declined rapidly in the second half, but what really bothered me was the way in ended. I’m not going to give any spoilers for what happens, but in my opinion it left a lot wanting and the confusion on my end was pretty thick. I felt like the author had decided to give up instead of finishing what had been a really good start.
Pages read: 29
Status: Completed after readathon
Now, I only got a little ways into the book during the actual readathon, but I absolutely demolished the book the next day. I love this book. Bianca is my soul sister, and I don’t mean that so much in her circumstances so much as the way she presents herself and her overall attitude towards life. It was nothing like what I thought it was going to be like, and I can’t be more happier about that. I adored this book so much that I very nearly started it right over again the moment I finished (and I would have if I hadn’t needed to get my butt in gear and head home right then). I really, really hope the movie can hold up. God, that was such a good book.
I just realized I had some sort of theme going, if you exclude Fire. All three of my other books have something to do with a character that’s criticized for their weight. Huh. Anyway.
That’s my Bout of Books 13 wrap-up! I really like being able to document my progress as I go rather than just particpating, like I had in the past. Definitely going to be doing more of this.
Thanks for reading!