Hello lovely people! I hope your year has been going great so far; mine has been busy the way it has been for months. I do finish exams in a couple of weeks though, and I’m hoping I can manage being more active on the blog. I was quite disappointed by the end of the year stats; apprently, I’ve only made 24 posts throughout the whole year, and that’s a shame. I’ve read great books (coincidently, 24 as well) and didn’t get the chance to tell you all about them or have anything concrete to remember them by or reference later on. I hope this remorse will fuel my dedication to reviewing throughout the next year, even if I’m busy.
Why, hello, lovely people! I’m back! Well, not that I ever intended to disappear for so long, but life has been a bit of a whirlwind and I’m still struggling to find my way around. But let’s not talk about that. Let’s talk about books, and most specifically, my second shot at Salinger and just Salinger really.
This is the book I chose to read for the Jazz Age January. Big mistake. I probably should’ve gone for This Side of Paradise or something else, but Fitzgerald’s unfinished novel? Oh yeah, I was already 30 pages in and too hooked to the story when I went over the introduction and realised that it’s unfinished. And it isn’t a big mistake because I didn’t like it. It’s because I kind of did and it just stopped midway.
I have been procrastinating this for days because I didn’t want to procrastinate studying for my midyears. But here I am!
This year, I plan to participate in just 2 challenges this year, and so I can, hopefully, leave some space for several readathons and readalongs throughout it.
You know when you read a book that lots of other people have read and talked about and you think you’re not going to get it? That’s the feeling I had about to Kill Mocking Bird. Maybe that’s owing to the fact that I picked it up five years ago, read two pages that I got nothing out of so I put it away. Maybe. But you know what? I got it. I loved it even. But probably not enough to write a good review about it. This is the book that I closed and thought, “Oh my God, I can’t wait to read this again.”
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Alright; it’s time for anecdote. I think it has been a little over a week since I’ve last posted for the challenge, but hey, I have a reason. After I struggled to write a post for day 10, the internet went off, and then, even though WordPress usually autosaves a draft, the one time I actually needed it, that didn’t happen. So I was like, oh well, whatever, I’ll just go read. And ever since, I have been procrastinating. Now though, let’s put this behind us and kick off this trend once again!
Hmm… I must declare that I am currently suffering of a book hangover. Not only I can’t move on to another book already, but my head is so boggled up by thoughts about the book and I just can’t straighten them out. I’ve been thinking since last night, since I’ve turned over that final, tiny-fonted page, what I want to write about the second half of the book and the reading experience that has lasted just a little over two weeks as a whole, but I’m not sure I’ve come up with much. So I decided to sit down and just write, that ought to force me to realise the necessity of deciding how I feel about everything.