I really, really can't wait for April to end. While I am a bit more free compared to March, I've been pre-occupied with revisions and revision consultations. But I'm not stressed like before. I've been sleeping a lot, actually. However, because of that no-sleep March I had, I now found myself in a reading slump. I've been reading King's Cage and The Picture of Dorian Gray for a couple of weeks now.
Holy Week just ended and while I was supposed to tackle my tbr pile then, I ended up watching anime. It was a great break from reading, to be honest, but I still can't get my reading pace back. I don't even know why. I'll still stick to the two books I'm finishing but I added another book to the mix and I'm actually getting absorbed in it. I hope it continues.
During my anime binge watching this past week, I finished: (1) 3-gatsu no Lion (slice of life, coming of age, shogi, light anime, and unexpectedly SHAFT* -- which means it's not very SHAFT-like); (2) Sakamoto desu ga? (slice of life, comedy, totally random funny stuff, standalone episodes); (3) SHIROBAKO (slice of life, inspirational, new fave!, anime about making anime, HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!); (4) Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei (harem, not my thing, very SHAFT tho -- unusual cuts and framing and inserts); Masamune-kun no Revenge (slice of life, romance, about revenge DUH!, totally stereotype characters, nothing new tbh, but still quite entertaining).
*SHAFT = anime production company responsible for the Monogatari Series, Nisekoi, Madoka Magica, etc.
Duels & Deception | Cindy Anstey
YA historical romance. Regency era. I reviewed this for a blog tour. It was a fun and light read -- full of witty lines, great characters, great and vivid writing. Cindy Anstey is definitely an author I'm reading more of! Review Here!!
King's Cage (Red Queen #3) | Victoria Aveyard
I'm over a hundred pages in and I'm okay with it. I was disappointed with the dual perspective though. At this point, I don't think it's actually necessary aside from making the book less boring and more likable if you actually care about the people in the Scarlet Guard which I don't, by the way. I'm all about Maven here BUT I kind of don't like where this is going (it's giving me that Ignite Me feels at some parts. Shatter Me SPOILER: where Warner, the supposed 'bad-guy' becomes the 'good-guy' and love interest of Juliette). I hope I'm wrong though.
The Night Stalker (Detective Erika Foster #2) | Robert Bryndza
I read and reviewed The Girl in the Ice last year and gave it a 5/5 stars. LOVED IT THAT MUCH! Books 3 and 4 are out and I NEED to catch up on this series! I'm around 30% up already and I was easily absorbed in it! I can't believe it took me so long to finally pick this up!
The Picture of Dorian Gray | Oscar Wilde
This is our first book for our book club -- one that me and my sisters made. We've never had bookclubs before so we're totally new to just sitting down and discussing a book. Tips, anyone? ANYWAY, I've only gone through five chapters. I'm such a slow reader, I know. But I got a bit bored ('cause ya know me and classics aren't very good friends). But I admit that it's quite interesting especially Lord Henry's twisted mind.
Bombay Blood | Ray Ronan
Medical thriller. I got a copy for review. This is about an organ trading industry. Gives me that Unwind (Neal Shusterman) feels. I hope it will have a great combination of horror and mystery and thriller!
Scythe (Arc of a Scythe #1) | Neal Shusterman
This is my most anticipated book of 2016 and I never had a chance to have it. Can't find it in the bookstore before but now I have it!! I HAVE IT! I got it last month! Found it in the bookstore. Grabbed it. Bought it. Now, it's sitting peacefully in my shelf. Will surely read it next!
HOW ABOUT YOU
What books did you recently finish? What are you currently reading? What do you plan to pick up next? Any new faves?