August 29, 2017

[WEEKEND READS] where reading slump is slowly coming back to me

real photo will be uploaded later. lol.

I'm trying to find my reading rhythm because I feel that I'm falling into another slump which is terrible. I tried reading All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr a couple of weeks back but I honestly get bored. And it's too heavy so I don't bring it with me all the time. I also tried to re-read Red Rising by Pierce Brown because it's one of my go-to books but it also failed me because once again #heavybook.

To get back into reading, I picked up one of my beloved authors, Paulo Coelho, not only do I love his the two books I read by him but also because his books are on mass marker paperback which is super great because I want to carry a book around with me anywhere I go and mass market is just the thing for me right now.

My to-read books for this edition of #weekendreads are the same as last time because I desperately NEED to read them. They're not mass market though so who knows when I'll get the time to read them?

recent reads

Platinum End, vol. 3 | Tsugumi Ohba (story), Takeshi Obata (art)
Finally had the time to read this third volume of Platinum End. It was generally okay. I like the addition of Mukaido. He's a real game changer. He's extremely analytical. Girl A, on the other hand, is just an annoying character. I don't like her. I don't even like Metropoliman. Why do I HATE all of the antagonists in this manga? What is happening Ohba?

Bakemonogatari, part 1 | NisiOisiN (story), VOFAN (art)
This is my first ever light novel and thank the stars that it's my first. I've seen the anime years and years ago. I re-watched it a few months back. I finished this light novel just last night and LOVED it. I can actually imagine the characters speaking and the art just going through my head as I read it. The exchange of words, witty lines, and play with words is just amazing! I'll be grabbing my own copy soon!

Goodnight Punpun Omnibus, vol. 1 | Inio Asano
My first Inio Asano manga and I'm loving it! It's a strange one if I must describe it in one word. Strange because it's a coming-of-age story and it seems to me that such stories are really meant for adult. The art is also very strange. Punpun is shown as a little bird, his family as well. I'm also attracted to the paneling and background art and generally how the storyboard was done.

current reads

The Witch of Portobello | Paulo Coelho
This is my third Paulo Coelho book and like the previous two, I ended up putting sticky flags on almost every other page of this book. I LOVE Coelho's words and here in The Witch of Portobello, I LOVE how he tells the story of a woman through the accounts of other people -- how they know her, their views on her. The story just flows well and I love every second of it!

Girl in Snow | Danya Kukafka
This book is taking em FOREVER! It feels so darn long but I think that it has a normal length. It's an eARC so I'm not completely sure of the page but while I am intrigued on what really happened to Lucinda Hayes, the storytelling feels so slow and draggy. It's told in three points of view and through people who are not really close to her and they may or may not play an important role in her death. Who knows? *shrugs*

And Every Morning the Way Home Gets Longer and Longer | Fredrik Backman
This is a novella that I've been meaning to read. Now that I have my hands on a copy (obviously it's a borrowed one from the bookstore I work in), I started reading it immediately. It's about a grandfather talking to his grandson and a father's relationship with his son. The grandfather/father is at an age where he forgets and forgets and this novella is where he talks and mixes up the his son and his grandson. It feels like it's a heardbreaking read. Also, there are illustrations!

next reads

When Dimple Met Rishi | Sandhya Menon
I got this a month back and I recently posted this. Thanks to Uma from Books.Bags.Burgers for suggesting to read this. I'll get around this as soon as possible! I'm not the biggest contemporary reader but I'm really looking forward to this book especially because of the Indian Culture mixed in this!

This Savage Song (Monsters of Verity #1) | Victoria Schwab
I'm FINALLY reading this because I'm trying to get rid of my series books because #OWBookClub and because #MIBF2017 is around the corner which means I need to get around the series I plan to continue so I can buy them by then. If you're not aware, #MIBF is an annual book fair here in the Philippines where in two of the major bookstores give a 20% off on all their titles -- so yeah! I know I work in one of those bookstores but ya know, it's really fancy to be around many books instead of just requesting them from other branches and such.

What books did you recently finish? What are you currently reading? What do you plan to pick up next? Any new faves?

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1 comment:

  1. Great post! I hope you get out of your slump soon, I hate those. I'm currently in Leigh Bardugo's Grishaverse, I've just finished her Shadow and Bone series and have moved onto the Six of Crows duology! Soo great have you read them?

    Sinead @ Less Reality More Books


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