Sorry for the absence, folks! School has been kicking my butt for the last two weeks, and I’ve been more busy, tired, and stressed compared to usual. I’ve also been taking more non-paper breathers because I got tired of reading so much at school and at home (guess I’m not really an omnireader, eep!), so let’s bond over Whose Line Is It Anyway?, The Big Bang Theory, and Cosmos?? 🙄 This DOUBLY weekly paper includes updates from the last two weeks, so prepare yourselves for the chaos of two weeks’ worth of local and world news!
- I really liked Happily Ever After by Elizabeth Maxwell and thought it felt like a Disney princess movie for adults.
- I liked The Age of Miracles by Karen Thompson Walker because of the great prose and the realistic world-building.
- I lamented the end of my journey through Brian’s Saga and mini-reviewed Brian’s Return and Brian’s Hunt by Gary Paulsen. I’m excited to read more of Paulsen’s works though!
- I liked Mara by Veronica Bane and thought that it made other YA paranormal books look like fluffy unicorns.
- Cait @ Notebook Sisters wondered why different countries have different book covers and showcased a lot of Aussie and US cover eye-candy.
- Hazel @ Stay Bookish explained why being a midnight reader is awesome.
- Josephine @ Dudette Reads wrote a letter to books explaining her polygamous reading habits.
- Leah @ Books Speak Volumes talked about battling the blogging blues, which I definitely feel now that NetGalley shtuff keep piling higher and deeper… (PhD Comics reference totally intended!)
- Lesley @ Books and Beautiful World thought A Snicker of Magic by Natalie Lloyd was the best thing ever. I’m glad she enjoyed this as much as I did – go read her
rainbow vomitwonderful review and then go read this book!
- Michelle @ Pink Polka Dot Book Blog asked if we were all copying off each other. I’d say it’s a fine line between inspiration and plagiarism, and obviously there’s also the bandwagon effect to consider.
- Natassia @ Literary Escapism wondered about the absence and presence of race, size, and orientation in reading.
- Nikki @ There Were Books Involved described the short life of her reading schedule. Her advice to book bloggers: READ WHAT YOU WANT! (It works!)
- Renae @ Respiring Thoughts discussed why giving science in novels a blanket approach doesn’t work. Her post raised some interesting points (and lots of insightful discussion) on the oversimplification of science and technology in fiction.
- Rinn @ Rinn Reads admitted that she judges a book by its cover.
- Buzzfeed quiz time! What type of book are you? I’m a well-loved book! #procrastinationstation
- Drooling over wood-bound notebooks. Anyone else with a crazy obsession for notebooks? *waves*
- James Dashner’s The Maze Runner is being made into a movie! It’s probably time for me to read the book and never watch the movie, which is usually what I do when books get adapted into movies.
- Lois Lowry’s The Giver is also being made into a movie! But but it’s not in black and white? Can’t. Comprehend.
- This article on why grown women love YA novels has been floating around. Reason #3 is probably the only one I can relate to, but I can think of so many other reasons why grown women love YA novels, ex. cute YA boys. 😉
Do you have any interesting news that you want to share? Let me know!