It’s that time of the week again. I have breakfast and tea and crap tv… and, of course, I made perfect sunny-side-up eggs when I had NO toast to eat with it.
Anywho… Here you go, lovely book porn!
Lots of Harpercollins this week and a couple of others. It’s a slow time of year for ARCs. I’ll get a bunch in late December/January. But for now I am playing catch up on older (to me) ARCs, and doing a shite job at it.
I did manage to finish a couple of books this week, which made me happy. Currently I am reading Of Metal and Wishes by Sarah Fine and I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith. Sarah Fine’s book is creepy and unsettling and I think I am going to really like it, but I’m only three or four chapters in thus far. Castle is the same way. I’m not that far into it yet but I absolutely love the narrator’s voice. It’s so fun. And wonderful. And spirited. And good. And I know that this is going to be one of those books I hold to my heart forever.
Go read it. It’s gorgeous.
I saw Catching Fire last night. My littlest critique of the film (in this case both Hunger Games films now) is I do not feel like they develop the tributes enough going into the arena. This movie I particularly felt the lapse as I wanted to see the extent of the damage the games inflicts on the winners. You do get this perspective from Katniss but no one else, and I have a hard time believing that everyone else is that cold-hearted.
Besides that the film is extremely well done. I started crying about fifteen minutes in and spent the rest of the film teary-eyed and tense and grasping my husband’s hand, and I haven’t been able to think of little else since. It’s a beautiful film, powerful and intense. Go see it.
What else… writing day looms eminent. This means that I will go away for a time. I have some posts scheduled, so hopefully you’ll all stay about for the duration. Mostly I won’t be actively reading books. However, other people might pop up here and there to entertain you while I am knee-deep in candied ginger tears and sobbing over making a plot work on the paper like it works in my head.
And no, I don’t write run-on sentences that are THAT long, for the record. I’m more of two longer thoughts in the same sentence broken up by a comma. I once remembered what that grammar rule is called but it’s escaping me now. Anyone else remember?
So, that means I have to try to finish two (or three) books by the end of the month. So, with that, I am off. What are you folks looking forward to reading and what are you reading right now?
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