Weekly Update

In case you missed it, here are this week’s blog posts:

I’ve been reading:

Recently acquired:

1 thing this week:

  • Happy New Year! It feels like I was just ringing in 2019 and it’s already 2020!

Song of the week:

How was your week? What’s the best thing you read or listened to? Anything interesting happening in your life? Let’s talk in the comments!

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10 thoughts on “Weekly Update

  1. Gerry@TheBookNookUK says:

    Ah Handbook for Mortals, that ol’ controversial chestnut! How are you finding it?

    I’ve actually got Release by Patrick Ness but haven’t got round to reading it yet, I do love him as a writer so much. How’s that one going? I don’t know if you’ve read any of his others?

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    • Sara @ The Bibliophagist says:

      Oh goodness, Handbook for Mortals is just as terrible as I’d expected. The main character narrates literally everything that happens to her. Everything. Breathing. Walking. Every thought. I’m waiting for the inevitable moment when she has to use the bathroom or something and decides to narrate that too. Every person she meets is described in excruciating detail, and this is after she spends a good chunk of “Chapter Zero” telling us exactly how beautiful she is. I’m maybe 50ish pages in and I can’t wait to find out how awful it’s going to get.

      Release is really good! It’s a little heavier than I’m in the mood for right now, but it’s really well-written. I did read The Rest of Us Just Live Here a few months ago and loved it. (I have also owned More Than This for almost two years now but haven’t read it yet.)


      • Gerry@TheBookNookUK says:

        Oh my god, it sounds like an interesting car wreck of a read. It’s almost something that I would consider hate reading and annotating because I think I would be able to release some inner pent up snarkitude. I’ve read a snippet and what I read seemed truly terrible.

        Ah, good to know re. Release. Ness always seems to include heavy themes in his work and The Rest of Us Just Live Here is probably one of his lighter reads. More Than This is good, not my favourite, and it’s on the more heavy side so don’t read unless you’re feeling robust.

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      • Sara @ The Bibliophagist says:

        There’s definitely an entire half of a page I’m going to be using in my review. She goes on and on describing a shirt FOREVER and it’s just… so strange and also so amazing that she thought that was something that actually happens in books.

        And that’s good to know! I’ll definitely save it for when I’m in the mood for that kind of book.

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