I’m back with another Weekend Reads post. I skipped last weekend, July 4th Independence Day (U.S.), because I was busy with family in town.
Weekend Reads is a Goodreads group created by Nici, a booktuber over at LitPixie. Basically book lovers can record a video or write a blog post about what they plan to read on the weekend, and also answer a fun question.
The question for this weekend:
Tell us about your least favorite book you’ve read this year.
Please refer to my most-recent review. I read Julie Kagawa’s Talon expecting the same depth and intricacies as I found in Rachel Hartman’s Seraphina, but I was disappointed with what I read. Both books are about dragons that can become humans and their relationship with human beings. Since Talon is set in the present day, I thought it would be a modern version of the sort of story told in Seraphina. I wasn’t expecting it to be the same, I just wanted to see the same elements in a different setting; but though it did that, I don’t think it was done well. I disliked the characters and the plot was so predictable that I gave up on the story about 100 pages from the end.
What I’m reading this weekend?
The plan was to read Fangirl and Me and Earl and the Dying Girl but I opted instead to reread Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone and my eyes tricked me into starting Crazy Rich Asians. I picked up the first Harry Potter book because my cousin bought me a box set of the updated covers designed by Kazu Kibuishi and I really wanted to touch them. I did. And I really wanted to open one. I did. And I really wanted to experience reading the Harry Potter books again. So I did.
As for Crazy Rich Asians, I saw it on my friend’s Goodreads page and I said to myself, “Hey, that looks interesting. I’ll get it for my cousin.” I didn’t intend to read it but my hands opened to the first page and my eyes just had to look and then my mind and other faculties chipped in to start the reading the process and next thing I knew, I was hooked and wanted to know more.
Have you been tricked into reading a book lately?
Share what you’re reading this weekend below.
Happy reading! 😀