Fever Dream is a short novel in a unique question and answer format that takes place entirely over the course of one conversation. It was translated from its original Spanish last year and has been sitting on my shelf ever since. Because I was scared to read it.
Caraval is largely the story of two sisters and how far they would go for each other. Scarlett is older, responsible, and scared of everything that might take her off the course of her plan to marry a Count from a distant land and take her sister away from their abusive father. Donatella, on the other hand, is wild and has some plans of her own to escape.
In 2018 I've set my biggest reading goal ever. 125 books. I'm a little scared by that number and the pressure I'll inevitably put on myself to reach it. Last year I refrained from setting any reading goals because of how obsessed I got with my 2016 goal. I had to learn to love reading again without the pressure. But now I want more. I want to read more, better myself, learn about new subjects that have recently sparked curiosity.
There's no fast or easy way to recap 2017. I struggled this year more than I've ever struggled in my life. But I have to be thankful because this year brought me so many unexpectedly beautiful things including The Book Ship Project. This year I fell in love with reading again. And I found a community that I could share this love with enthusiastically and often.
Roanoke Girls starts with a punch in the gut and doesn’t let up on the discomfort until you discard it, days later, wondering what kind of twisted world you just left behind. Lane Roanoke is 15 when her mother hangs herself from her bedroom doorknob (not a spoiler, happens in the opening line) and if that makes you squirm, it’s nothing to how you feel as the rest of the story unfolds. Her mothers’ death is simply the catalyst that sets the story in motion.
Today marks the official halfway point of A Very Harry Christmas reading challenge! Well done, well done to everyone! You guys are pushing the pace! Once again, special congratulations to Kelsey and Amber who won the prize drawings this go around! Three more chances to win, plus don't forget about that medal for everyone who finishes!
Congratulations to everyone that made it through the first two books, and special congratulations to Lauren and Becky who won the the first two prize drawings! This is the first readathon I've ever put on, and so far it's been going so well! I love how much interaction there has been between you guys, and I'm having so much fun asking questions and getting into some in-depth Potterverse questions!