Happy Wednesday, book friends! I’m sitting here on my couch with Azula curled up next to me, asking myself why I decided to go with the long witchy press-on nails this week. I love the way they look, but it is not easy to type with them on.I know some people have long acrylics all the time and to that I say, how?
Typing challenges aside, it’s been another week with lots of activities and not as much reading. Because I was with my husband for our drive to Cincinnati, I didn’t get to listen to my audiobooks as we listened to a podcast instead (Get in the Trunk by the Glass Cannon Network).
The month will continue to be busy, as I have paper conferences with my Intro to Writing students all day Saturday, then travel for my best friend’s wedding the following weekend. Then it’s Halloween, which means having a few people over. As an introvert with social anxiety, a jam-packed social calendar is the perfect fit for spooky season.
In spite of everything going on, I’m trying to embrace the season with my Witchtober reads. So, let’s take a look at the updates I do have for the week.
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Fun fact: I have to go back to last week’s WWRW post every time in order to remind myself of what books I finished over the last week. Apparently as of last week’s post I hadn’t yet finished Lucy Checks In*, but now, I have!
I’ve got a review planned to go up later this week, but for now I’ll say, my opinion of it didn’t change much in the final chapters. I enjoyed the beginning quite a bit but for me it was a bit too slow through the middle and end. The way things wrapped up was a bit… weird. I’m still processing it.
I’m still working my way through Lucy on the Wild Side. There’s a thing I sometimes do when reading romance where I get very nervous if the characters seem to get together too early in the book. Sometimes I’ll slow down or even pause my reading altogether because I am not emotionally prepared for whatever bad thing is coming. So my voracious intake of this book has slowed down, but will continue!
My IRL book friend Mel and I have started From Bad to Cursed, as well. So far, it’s not quite giving me the same enjoyable cozy vibes that I got from Payback’s a Witch, but I’m only about seven chapters in, so I’ll reserve judgement until I get a better handle on where things are going.
Up Next & On to You
I’m just girl, staring down at her planner, asking it not to be October 12th yet because I’ve got so much more spooky reads to get through. I can’t even think about what’s next because it’s far, far too spooky to realize how many more books I want to get to this month.
What about you, book friends? How’s your reading been treating you lately?
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