Weekend Reads is a weekly post in which I discuss a variety of topics and mention the books I plan to read on the weekend. However, this weekend’s post is more of an update. An update to say that I’ve been feeling a bit burned out recently. Is it possible that I blogged and read too damn much last year?
I guess this feeling is responsible for my patchy reading lately. I decided to kick off the year reading The Witches by Stacy Schiff and Tiny Beautiful Things by Cheryl Strayed, but was unable to commit to either while reading e-copies of them. I kept falling asleep. I switched to physical copies, which helped with Tiny Beautiful Things but didn’t with The Witches. I’ve since given up on Schiff’s book, for now.
Since I tend to read several books at once, I’ve been on the lookout for other books to get stuck in but so far, apart from Tiny Beautiful Things, none have grabbed my attention. I keep starting books and forgetting to continue with them or just DNF’ing them.
I’m also not much in a blogging mood. I read some posts on my phone, which I realize works best for me because reading blog posts on my laptop makes my eyes tired, but haven’t been very interested in posting anything. 😦 It’s a sucky mood to be in.
I hope I perk up in the coming weeks. If I do, expect to see some award posts, I really need to catch up on those and nominate some of the awesome bloggers I’ve discovered, a review of two picture books, and a Wishes for My TBR post. (Fingers crossed that I actually do all that.)
What I read this weekend:
Tiny Beautiful Things by Cheryl Strayed: As I said above, reading the e-book made me sleepy so I got a physical copy from the library and was immediately hooked when I picked up from where I stopped in the e-book (just a few pages in). I try not to make any marks in library books, but I do like to make note of quotes and passages and chapters that capture my attention as I read. So what I do is make small dots in the library books to highlight the quotes and passages and chapters that catch my attention. But since I was placing dots all over this book, I decided to buy my own copy. I really like this one and am almost done with it.
Gilded Cage by Vic James: Millie’s negative review of this made me so curious that I requested it from NetGalley when I saw it there. I’m only a few pages in and haven’t yet formed any opinions on it.
The Impossible Fortress by Jason Rekulak: Isn’t that cover awesome?! Well, it’s not the actual cover of the book. It’s the cover of the ARC copy I got. The publishers decided to use a different cover for the actual book. A cover I don’t like so I decided to use the ARC cover here instead. I just started this book and am immediately hooked. I forgot what it’s about, and I don’t want to look it up, so I’ll link to the Goodreads page in case anyone’s interested in checking it out. It will be published in early February.