Hello my lovely reading raccoons! Today we’re gonna do a little backtracking to a topic which I wrote down on a sticky note a few months ago, but never got to writing about until now. This isn’t some super important discussion, but just a little thought experiment that popped in my head a little while ago. So, “what is this fun thought experiment?” you ask, well it’s all based around the idea of authors taking risks, and how some more popular authors get away with things in novels they would’ve never gotten away with in their debut novel. This of course leads to the trend of debut novels often being safer and less original than an author’s third, fourth, or fifth novels.
AHHH GUYS I’M SORRY THAT I HAVE ABANDONED YOU FOR… *looks at calendar nervously* THE LAST TWO WEEKS… But I’m back now and I’m ready to get back into the blogging game with a fun post about *pause for dramatic effect* well why I’m such a failure as a blogger.
More specifically, I’m here to talk about why I find it hard to blog hop, and what you, and also myself, can do if you struggle making time to blog hop.
Ah yest talk about a series I never expected to love anywhere near as much as I do! Gosh this series has quickly become one of my favorites!
Ahhhh sorry I’m lateeee! Long story short, I was doing so well with keeping up with these reads but I started painting and gosh it got me off track real fast. But now I’m back with another installment of my Summer Retrospective series (full explanation can be found HERE) and I’m ready to scream about my love for Six of Crows because guys this is my second time reading it and it’s still amazing!
Ahhh guys Bout of Books is officially over and *whipsers* I have failed…
Well I haven’t completely failed… the week started out pretty great! I was reading a solid 100 pages per day but then I started painting more and reading less… until we got through the weekend and I didn’t touch a book once… Opps
Welcome back to my second installment of my summer retrospective series! For anyone who doesn’t know, this is a weekly series where I take a look at books from years past and examine them to see if I believe they are worth the hype and praise they received. Basically, just judging how books hold up over time. You can find my full explanation of this series as well as my prospective TBR HERE. This week we will be discussing one of my favorite books from 2016. It’s a historical fiction novel, something I don’t pick up too often, but it really blew me away. And now here we are, I’ve finally reread Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys, and it’s time to answer the question: did the novel live up to my memory of it? *sobbing* yes!
HOW ARE WE ALREADY THREE DAYS INTO BOUT OF BOOKS?! WHERE HAS THE TIME GONE?!
So far I’ve kept a kinda steady pace of 100 pages a day so let’s break that down! 😊