I missed a Sunday Coffee Break last week because I was out of town for the weekend! I went camping with some friends, and even though it was very HOT – we had a BLAST. Even though I was camping, I got a LOT of reading done. I love reading while camping! That probably seems strange, but for some reason being out in nature makes me want to read LOL. I actually finished two of the books I had been struggling with (as you’ll see below!).
That was LAST weekend. This weekend we spent Saturday night (last night) with some family and had a fun bowling night. We actually got to bowl practically for free because it was National Bowling day. I am a TERRIBLE bowler, and it doesn’t help that I haven’t gone bowling in over a year. My first game I did extra badly and bowled a 37. That’s right, I said a 37! I improved during the second game and ended up with a score of 68, which is still on the low end for me but I was quite happy with that after the 37 LOL. Now my family is thinking about joining a bowling league – I don’t know if I’m up for that! I’m just going to bring them down haha.
I finally finished Fire Study while I was camping last weekend. While in the end I enjoyed the story overall, it was such a struggle to get through, especially the first half! This book just didn’t hold my attention very easily. I gave the book 3.5 stars, rounded up to 4 on GoodReads. Watch out for my August wrap up where I’ll give a short review.
I also finally finished this book after reading it for what seemed forever. The List was also a bit of a flop for me. It is a middle grade dystopian that just didn’t do much for me, even though the writing and the story were fine. Check out my full review for more of my thoughts.
And I Darken is still my current audiobook. I actually listened to it a couple times this week on my commute – so YAY for progress! This is a reread for me, so I’m just savoring my time with these characters. I need to pick up the pace on this audiobook though – I want to read the sequel! It’s my own fault, I’ve been choosing to do OTHER things when I COULD be listening to this.
I started this book earlier this week and it’s definitely the star out of what I’m currently reading! I was trying to decide what to read next after I finished Fire Study, and I decided to pick this up because #TomeTopple is going on right now, and this qualifies with over 500 pages. This is the third book in the Seven Realms series and I love it as much as I’ve loved the first two books. It’s so refreshing to be reading something that isn’t a struggle to stay interested in – in fact I can hardly put it down! I’ve read something around 300 pages in a WEEK, which is such a huge improvement. I’m definitely on track to finish this before the end of Tome Topple at the end of this week (and I don’t plan on reading any other tomes LOL).