Sunday, March 01, 2020

Week in Review (9)


I ended up with another 3 day weekend. This one was not planned. I slipped Friday morning on the ice and hurt myself. I mostly slid, but not entirely. Thankfully I don't think I did any major damage and feel much better today than I did on Friday. We are having a freeze/thaw winter and I have been paranoid about slipping all winter. I will be even more paranoid now!

Otherwise, an uneventful week. I worked, I read, I cleaned... The usual stuff. For the 29th, we went to my mother's for supper and then went to the second hand bookstore. It was the perfect 'extra' day!


I read The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet by Becky Chambers for Bookopoly because I landed on Sci-fi.

I rolled doubles, so I had to roll again. I landed on Chance that time and my Chance cards are authors I have more than 1 unread book by. I drew Lucy Maud Montgomery and read The Blue Castle

Currently Reading


I am between audiobooks at the moment...

Weekly Reading

The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck by Mark Manson ~ I have wanted to read this book for ages and I finally did. I didn't really like it. There were definitely some interesting points raised, but I just end up feeling like all self-help type books are exactly the same, just worded differently. I think I just was not in the proper mood for this one.

The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet by Becky Chambers ~ I bought this book in 2016 and I think I started it right away. I didn't finish it. Then I tried again either last year or the year before. Didn't finish it. This is why I do not unhaul books during reading slumps anymore because you know what happened when I picked it up this time? I loved it! You definitely have to be in the right mood for it because it is a character driven novel and not a plot driven one. And, it is written essentially as a collection of interconnected short stories. But, I loved this cast and I am so happy I read this! I cannot wait to read the sequels!

Love Her Wild by Atticus ~ Poetry is not really my thing, but this authors covers always catch my eye. I decided to give this one a try on Scribd and I was not entirely disappointed, but I also will not be rushing out to buy more poetry books. The photos were probably my favourite part. I think I may read the other books just to see the photos included!

Wishtree by Katherine Applegate ~ Honestly, another cover pick from Scribd. I have read Katherine Applegate before and I find that I enjoy her books, but I do not need to own them. This is a middle grade about nature and conservation through the eyes of a tree. It is also the story about a young girl who is not accepted in her neighbourhood because of where her family came from. I think that Applegate did a wonderful job of making those two storylines mesh together. It was definitely worth a read!

Starsight by Brandon Sanderson ~ I have a loose goal for 2020 to read at least 1 Brandon Sanderson book a month. I ideally want to read the Mistborn trilogy before the end of the year. I did manage to read the first one in January, but February was not a month of long books, so I didn't get to the second book. I did pick this book up, though! I read the first book last year via audio, so I decided to listen to this one on audio as well. I will say that I liked the first book a little bit more than this one, but I still really enjoyed it and cannot wait for book 3!

The Blue Castle by Lucy Maud Montgomery ~ When I was 10 years old, I read the entire Anne of Green Gables series. I got them all at the second hand store with my own money and then that summer, I read them all. (I might not have been 10, but that is how I remember it.) This lead to me picking up Lucy Maud Montgomery books whenever I saw them second hand. I am not sure when I first got The Blue Castle, but I have tried to read it at least twice before now and never got into it. Montgomery's books are being rereleased with these pretty covers. I got Anne's series for Christmas. And then, I was lucky to find three others in this rereleased collection on Bookoutlet. That included The Blue Castle. And, like with the Becky Chambers, I am so glad I didn't give up on this book because I loved it this time. I am so happy I have finally read it and that I have this pretty copy on my shelves. 

New Additions


I got this Twisted Tale Boxed Set:

A Whole New World by Liz Braswell
Once Upon a Dream by Liz Braswell
As Old as Time by Liz Braswell

After Atlas by Emma Newman

Then, with book credit, I got Lazarus: Sourcebook Collection - Volume 1


  1. Oh I'm sorry to hear about your fall. I slipped on ice years ago and have yet to forgiven the substance! Glad nothing major was damaged but I'm sure it still hurt! I just reread The Blue Castle! Such a wonderful book. Have a great week!

  2. Sorry to hear you fell on the ice, that is so painful. Hope you're ok now.

  3. Whoa, who's releasing the new editions of LM Montgomery? I like that cover a lot and I want to get on that train -- The Blue Castle is probably my favorite LM Montgomery book, although it's neck and neck with Jane of Lantern Hill. So glad you enjoyed it! Isn't the scene where Valancy is being snotty to all her relatives the best scene ever?

  4. sounds like it isn't unreasonable to be a bit paranoid. Hope you are okay.


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