Hello again and happy readathon day! I just wanted to do a post to give a quick update about how I’m doing because it’s hour 10, almost halfway through, woohoo!
Here’s how my day has been going so far:
Got up for 8:00am, the official start time, but went out to get groceries so I could make breakfast. After breakfast, I started reading for the ‘thon with WILDCARD, which I started yesterday. I read for 2-3 hours and had lunch, then napped after finishing WILDCARD.
I was…not as impressed with WILDCARD as WARCROSS? I think in part I was anxious to finish a book for the readathon so I started skimming a bit near the end. I also really wanted to know what happened and wasn’t reading fast enough for my own liking. However, it was still enjoyable, and I thought the romance was much more fleshed out in this book, which was the one qualm I had about WARCROSS. I now ship Emika and Hideo forever. Also all the plot twists were so good and I didn’t guess any of them, which hardly ever happens to me with YA anymore!! So that is good. Also, no spoilers, but…poor Sasuke :””'((((((
After napping, I went to get my OWLCRATE BOXXXXXXXX!!!!!!!! This month’s box has 2 WHOLE BOOKS OMG. I wasn’t interested in either of them initially, but I might give them a try, since that is the point of trying a subscription box, to try something you might not have otherwise.
I also read a graphic novel called JONESY, about a Latinx TEEN girl who writes zines and can make people fall in love with anyone or anything. It was very cute and I might read more of them, because I feel like I really need to give graphic novels a shot because those and manga are the two types of books that move the most in the teen section at my library.
The next book I’m going to try is PRIDE by Ibi Zoboi, a “remix” of PRIDE & PREJUDICE set in modern-day Brooklyn.