Hello, everyone! It’s time to wrap-up this week.
Let’s take a look at what this week was like for me.
Reviews that I wrote
I only wrote one review this week, but can I tell you? This was the hardest review that I have ever written!!!
This book, The Pillars of the Earth is such an epic, magnificent book following a grand drama involving the construction of a cathedral in a medieval town called Kingsbridge over several decades (35 years or something??). Inevitably, there are so many things happening along the way and it was next to impossible for me to condense them down into several sentences. The density of the story also made it excruciatingly hard for me to decide where to start and what to write – there were so many things I wanted to gush about, and once again, I had absolutely no idea where to begin! Even with my Goodreads review that I posted the night before, I still didn’t know where to begin – It was so hard to find a perfect opening line which I lay a lot of emphasis on, I was literally and seriously staring at my PC screen, completely frozen. That was the moment that I realized that the more impeccable and flawless the book is, the harder it is to write ANYTHING about it.
Posts that I made
Since I’ve been trying to catch up with my reading, and I had to visit my relatives this week, I didn’t have enough time to do ‘Tidbits about Japan’ post for this week. I am terribly sorry, but I’ll definitely plan to do it next week!
Here are the posts that I made:
- Goodreads Monday: The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown: Posted on July 24, 2017
- WWW Wednesday: Posted on July 26th, 2017
- Throwback Thursday: The Coincidence of Coconut Cake by Amy E. Reichert: Posted on July 27, 2017
- Reading Challenge: Read-A-Thin: Posted on July 28th
Awards & Tags
This week has been another amazing one for me – I’ve been tagged for so many awards and tags!!
There are still some tags and awards I have yet to tackle, but I am working on it!
I’ll catch up on them once I have more time on my hands and have caught up with my reading 🙂
Thank you so much for nominating/tagging me on these awards and tags! It was so much fun making these posts, and I really appreciate your even thinking of me when choosing your nominees!
Book that I bought
I bought some books but haven’t arrived yet, so I’ll lump them up in my upcoming wrap-ups 🙂
What I’m currently reading…
I picked this up yesterday afternoon and I’m currently 63% into the book.
That said, I’m still not sure whether I’m liking this book or not; I feel like I’m still in a thick fog, everything is still hazy and ambiguous.
I was, in fact, a bit frustrated and almost DNF’d somewhere around 30% of the book, but I kept going and will keep going. It slowly dawned on me that I probably should have started this book with a different mindset; this book may be quite different from what I had expected.
That said though, I’ve still got another 40% to go, this book may end up growing on me. Who knows??
Let’s just wait and see how the wind blows!
That’s it for today.
How about you? Has this week been satisfactory for you? What books did you finish reading?
Let me know in the comments and I’ll talk to you again soon!