#Reading Journals: April 22, 2019

Hello, bookworms!
I meant to read A LOT last weekend (and I said I would in my last post), but sadly, I ended up reading a lot of Manga and watching YouTube videos.
Yup, I completely wasted away my precious weekend; I did manage to finish one book, but other than that, I only read a couple dozen pages and I feel so bad 😦

Anyways, here are my reading updates:

I finished Holes by Louis Sachor last Saturday, I chugged down this book in just two days. Boy, did I love this book!  The writing is simple yet powerful and beautiful, the story is amazing with a bit of fantastical element, I adored the book in its entirety. This is truly a masterpiece no doubt! I gave this book 5 out of 5 stars, you can read my review here

I’m still plugging away at The Chalk Man, and I’m on page 191 at the moment. 
I know I’m reading at a snail’s pace, but trust me, I’m enjoying reading it so far. I kind of know who “the Chalk Man” is, but there’s still a lot of mystery going on, it’s still foggy and I’m unsure of where this story goes.  I thank the strong writing – even though I’ve been taking my sweet time reading this, this book has managed to keep my attention, pulling me back into the story once I pick it up. I hope I can finish this by this weekend.

I also picked up Ella’s Ice-Cream Summer by Sue Watson last night. I initially picked up its sequel and read one-quarter of the book last Sunday but had a hard time getting into it either because of my distaste for the heroine or it being the sequel. I eventually put it down and decided to go back to the first book and see if I like it better.
I’m currently 10% in the book and it’s going great so far. Much easier to get into. Hope it stays that way!

In the last few days, I felt like kind of a Gypsy wandering from one book to another; I picked up the 11th book of the Hannah Swensen series on Sunday morning but not being able to get into it (for some reason) and then picked up Curves, Kisses and Chocolate Ice-Cream only to find I couldn’t get into it either. I even thought I might not be in the right mood for either cozies or so-called feel-good books.
That said though, I didn’t feel up for reading only dark, heavy books such as thrillers/horrors either. I would love to read such books, but I would need some uplifting reads in between, wouldn’t I?
For that reason, I’m kind of glad that I finally seem to have gotten out of that weird funk.

My first priority is obviously finish The Chalk Man as soon as possible and move on to the next book which I have yet to decide.
Well, it’s most likely to take at least a few more days, so I’ll think up my next read in the meantime!

Thank you so much for reading as always, and I’ll see you in my next post!


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