TBR Jar Readathon Book #3
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 tomorrow morning…
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 the computer.)
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, right?
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.
Thanks for reading! I’ll see you soon!