Happy blue-sky weekend, everyone! Loving the weather today, loving life, and oh all right, so I’ve been avoiding doing my taxes for a few weeks but I’ll be doing that tomorrow for sure. Today’s too good of a day to waste on doing depressing things. (Fact: I procrastinate more when the weather is nice out.)
- I thought Seating Arrangements by Maggie Shipstead had beautiful, descriptive writing, but the plot was too depressing for me.
- I liked Gemini by Carol Cassella because of its blend of mystery and realistic fiction and its creative storyline.
- I thought Game Over, Pete Watson by Joe Schreiber is a book for a very specific audience, and unfortunately, I’m too old and senile for the fun-but-nonsensical plot in this one.
- Boy, Snow, Bird by Helen Oyeyemi is yet another book with beautiful writing, but it ventured very far from the original story of Snow White that it left me somewhat disappointed.
- I confessed that sometimes I don’t like books with feels because I just don’t like feeling the feels. (Did that even make sense?)
- Cayce @ Fighting Dreamer talked about series that she’s breaking up, making up, or keeping up with. Her hilarious break-up/make-up/keep-up lines made me laugh!
- Debby @ Snuggly Oranges hates the hype train. I can definitely relate; there are certain books that I won’t be reading for a while because I need the hype to just die down. *cough*Cress*cough*
- Joséphine @ Dudette Reads suggested that books with unresolved endings provide a sense of realism, and used three book endings as examples.
- Mitchii @ Aeropapers asked how personal your blog is. PB is currently dominated by book reviews and the occasional discussion post, but I’ll probably add more life-related things when I have a life.
which is never fml
- Renae @ Respiring Thoughts recommended four Newbery books that readers of any age would enjoy. This post makes me nostalgic, and I’ll definitely be reading A Wrinkle in Time and Holes very soon.
- Sarah @ The Aroma of Books recommended Shady Characters: The Secret Life of Punctuation, Symbols, & Other Typographical Marks by Keith Houston to grammar geeks or anyone who “simply enjoys non-fiction on random topics.” (Me, me, me!)
- She @ The Five-Eyed Bookworm loved The Light Between the Oceans by M. L. Stedman and called it “a book to savor and immerse in.” I can’t wait to read this one!
- Stefanie @ So Many Books commented on Spritz, an anti-slow reading app that helps you read up to 1000 wpm. See Spritz in action here, and see how you feel about reading at 250, 350, and 500 wpm.
- A study by the Pew Research Center suggests that library lovers are less lonely. Interesting, but makes me think about the correlation vs causation issue in this study. (There, now my blog is more personal because I’m bringing in my personal, school-filled life!)
- Apparently, books like Divergent are turning standardized tests into villains. More importantly, the SAT essay section is now optional??!!!! NOOO MAKE THEM SUFFER LIKE WE DIDDDD.
- Happy spring! Huffington Post’s 8 rejuvenating books to read in the spring includes one of my favorites, The Witch of Blackbird Pond.
- This bookish interview of Helen Oyeyemi is amusing and so full of books that Goodreads is dying from all my searches. What three books would you bring to a desert island?
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