I’ve done it, you guys. I managed to read two entire books over the past week. Now I have less than two days to read two more, if I want to meet my goal of four books for the week. Luckily, my schedule for the rest of today and tomorrow is pretty open, so I’ll hopefully be able to get some serious reading done.
As you know if you saw my last TBR Jar Readathon post, the
book I have just completed is a collection of short stories called Because You Love to Hate Me. It contains
13 different short stories, all centered around villains, both new and old.
One of my favorite things about this collection is how many
of the stories were fairytale retellings. I don’t know why I wasn’t expecting
that going in—I mean, they’re stories about villains, and some of the world’s
most iconic villains come from fairytales—but I wasn’t, and it was a pleasant
surprise. I’m a sucker for fairytale retellings. Admittedly, I haven’t read
very many, but I’ve liked or loved the ones I’ve read, and I’m planning on
reading more (if you have any recs for good ones, let me know!)
Overall, I thought the anthology was good. There were some
stories I liked better than others, of course, and some booktuber commentaries
that I thought were more engaging than others. I think it averaged out to a
3.5-3.75 for me. Not that I rated each story individually, and nor do I plan
to. That’s just my estimate based on how I’m feeling right now.
Now, though, it is the time to draw a new book. Hopefully
one that I am likely to be able to finish tonight or right after I wake up
The next book I’m reading is…
Eon by Allison Goodman!
This book has a really short title, only three little
letters long, but it’s definitely not a short book, at 531 pages. Clearly, my
wishes to draw only short books for the rest of the readathon have not been heard.
It’s fine, though. After reading the literal book monsters
that are the Stormlight Archive books (all three of the ones that have been
released so far are 1000+ pages), 500-page books are practically nothing to me
anymore. (She says as she looks worriedly at the book lying on the desk beside
Another problem is that I’m really not super feeling reading
this book right now—I didn’t finish it the first time I tried to read it, and I’d
been hoping I could try again during a time that’s not so… stress-inducing. But
what better time to force yourself to read something than during a readathon,
Anyway, I should probably get going. I have a lot of book I
need to get to before the readathon is over. Hopefully I’ll be updating later
today or tomorrow with a final TBR Jar draw. Even if I don’t though, I will
definitely see you tomorrow with a regularly scheduled Friday post. If you want
a clue, it’s a companion to one I posted a couple of weeks ago.
I am an aspiring writer and lover of stories as well as a college student double majoring in French and Writing. I love reading, and I wanted to make this blog as a way to share my love of books and writing with other people like me.