Library Haul & My Gradual Return

I’m back!

Three weeks away, and I’m returning. πŸ™‚

Well, sort of. It’s going to be gradual because finals are starting and then most of them are next week, so I don’t know if I’ll be posting regularly quite yet. I’m going to try, though. And a few posts are better than none, right?!

I’ve missed talking to you all, so be prepared for an especially chatty post! I haven’t been this excited to write a post in months and it honestly makes me so, so happy. Let’s dive in!


A few updates:

  • Summer starts next week.
  • My birthday is in about 3 weeks. I turn 16!
  • I’ve read a surprising amount of books so far this month.
  • But I still haven’t written any articles for Affinity Magazine. Oops.
  • I changed my Instagram from bookish to general photography. Link below, if you’re interested.
  • I got a driver’s manual so I can hopefully get my learner’s permit in the next few weeks.
  • My Hairspray obsession is definitely not becoming a problem. YOU CAN’T STOP THE BEAT.Β β™«
  • Today I took my history final and I couldn’t resist writing in a snarky answer for one of the questions. I amuse myself. (I did still put in a real answer, though, because it’s a final.)
  • I’ve decided to start rereading Splintered by A.G. Howard because the cover of the sequel makes me really want to read it, but I remember nothing about book one. I’m currently about 160 pages in and I like it so far. πŸ™‚
  • I think I had more butΒ I lost it, so we’re going to move on. πŸ˜›

On Friday I went to the library because I was running dangerously low on books to read and money to buy new ones. Thank all the gods and higher beings for libraries, even if some of the books tend to be in cringe-worthy condition. πŸ˜„

You can tell I’m doing better because my bad humor is back.

All of that aside, here are the books I got! And for the record, I’ve discovered that going on a Friday afternoon is best because the early Saturday visitors haven’t snagged all the good books. πŸ˜‰

  • Tales of the Peculiar by Ransom Riggs, Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children #0.5. This came out in September, I’m pretty sure, and I’ve been wanting to read it since then. I finished the original trilogy last summer and am going to useΒ this to help prolong the wait for the next books.
  • Starflight by Melissa Landers, Starflight #1. I … don’t even know what this is about. It’s been on my TBR for that long. *all the shame*
  • Roseblood by A.G. Howard, stand-alone. This was one of my anticipated releases for January, but all I know is that it’s a Phantom of the Opera retelling.Β Β―\_(ツ)_/Β―
  • Poison’s Kiss by Breeana Shields, Poison’s Kiss #1. This was also a book I was looking forward to at the start of the year that I also don’t know much about. It’s been compared to Throne of Glass, but it gives me The Sin-Eater’s Daughter vibes. I wasn’t a huge fan of TSED, but I’ll try this one anyway.
  • Half Bad by Sally Green, The Half Bad Trilogy #1. I’m pretty sure this is about gay wizards…? Maybe? I only know what my unicorn tells me, to be honest. I’m excited to read this either way, because so many people love it.
  • Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers, His Fair Assassin #1. Once again, I have essentially no idea what this is about. I think it’s about an assassin raised in a monastery. Clearly, this is the haul of books that have been on my TBR for so long, I’ve forgotten 98% of the plot.Β Just keep swimming, just keep swimming.
  • The Bone Witch by Rin Chupeco, The Bone Witch #1. I’ve heard mixed things about this book, but for the most part people seem to like it. From what I understand it’s a wonderful, diverse fantasy, and on Twitter people have been saying to buy/read this instead of The Black Witch. (I *might* write a post on this later, but no more for now.) That aside, I’m excited to read it, even though (you guessed it!) I don’t know much about it.Β Β―\_(ツ)_/Β―
  • Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas, Throne of Glass #3. This one is for my sister, who’s currently making her way through TOG for the first time. Of course, this is the only book I don’t own in some form, so library it is. Although she’s slowly devouring (total oxymoron, hahaha oops) ACOWAR at the moment, so this one is on the back burner. I wish she’d hurry up and read it because this is where TOG really gets good and intense.
How have you all been? Anything exciting/interesting happen during my hiatus? What are you currently reading? Which library book should I read first? I’d love to know! Tell me in the comments!Β πŸ™‚

I’m off to read a bit more of Splintered before bed. I’m happy to be back, and hopefully at least one more post will be up within the next week! πŸ™‚ I hope you all have a fabulous day/night! ❀

Until next time…

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