Weekend Reads #36: Where Fantasy Dominates

Weekend Reads is a weekly discussion on a variety of topics. At the end of the post, I’ll include what I plan to read on the weekend.

This weekend’s question:

What sorts of books rule your shelves?

I’ve been lousy this weekend. Last week was busy and my energy is so drained that I didn’t much feel like blogging, hence the late Weekend Reads post.

I didn’t feel like doing anything, actually, except mope around my house and read. My books beckoned to me, calling me to pick them up. So I did. I read, I organized, I shelved, I admired, I smelled, and I patted myself on my back for owning a collection of books that thoroughly represents me, my personality.

My books range from silly romances to perplexing classics, from sci-fi and fantasy to historical and literary. Fantasy dominates my shelves, especially those for middle-grade and young-adult audiences, but I also own an abundance of classics and a smattering of literary reads, that, I guess, represent the small, serious side of me.

There are also quite a bit of nonfiction books, mostly on mythology, literature, and psychology. I think they represent my curious side, curious about human nature. And now there’s a new group coming in. It was just a few at first but it’s slowly growing as my interest in comics and graphic novels grow larger. I guess that was inevitable. It’s a medium that those who know me would assume I would love once I discovered it. I’m glad I did.

What I read this weekend:

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern: I am in love with this story; well, with the circus. It’s a circus that I would love to visit, to see with my own eyes and experience. Where did the inspiration for it come from? I spent the majority of last week reading this book but stopped at pg. 299. The tension kept building and building and is now at its peak. I believe when I turn the page the tension will break and so too the circus, maybe. I’m stalling. I’ve stopped reading for now.

The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater: I’m just a few pages in. I started this to distract myself from the circus. Unfortunately, the book is insufferably boring so far and has often put me to sleep.

The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants by Ann Brashares: I’ve always wanted to read this book since seeing and loving the movie and I’m so glad I took a break from The Dream Thieves and picked it up. It’s such a fun story. I wish I read it in the summer. I spent the majority of the weekend reading it and am thinking to immediately start the second book. I wish I could visit Greece.

What did you read this weekend? I didn’t have much of topic for this post. I just started writing and then formed a question around what I wrote but I’d like to know what sorts of books rule your shelves. Please share below.

9 thoughts on “Weekend Reads #36: Where Fantasy Dominates

  1. Now there’s a difficult question!
    I’d have to say used, of a travel adventure sort would predominate,
    Though i think maybe i just give that title to any of my books containing travel or adventure, and is there any other kind?
    So maybe I should just say good, are the kind that rule.
    And as for shelves, Hmmm!
    Probably two cubic metres of book is more descriptive, or word mountain, book hill.

    I read nothing this weekend, it’s so so hot B-)
    I did bloke type stuff, cutting wood n playing with motors.
    All I’ve read so far this year is, brave new world, a million little piece -James frey, and kijana -jesse martin.

    Cool post 🙂


    1. Lol a book hill of adventure novels. 🙂
      How was A Million Little Pieces? I started reading it a while back and liked it but didn’t complete the book.


      1. It was an ok read, his use of repetition and the accuracy of his story were the main issues people seemed to have with his writing.
        After reading his book my main thought was here’s a guy that just needed a hug from his mum / mom.


    1. 🙂 I’m not giving up, just taking a break. I like how the circus is at this moment and I also like the tension actually. But the story is at that turning point and I’m expecting the worst. I’ll get back to it soon.

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  2. I had a similar experience with Night Circus- it’s a beautiful book, but it takes a while to read. Sorry to hear Dream Thieves isn’t good- I was hoping it would be an improvement on the first (which was good, but I was hoping for more), though it doesn’t sound like it is 😦


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