Hello everyone! So today I’m going to go through ten books that surprised me in a good way. In some cases I had low expectations/didn’t think I would like it and in other cases I went in with no expectations whatsoever and then was subsequently blown away. My picks are below the cut.
This week at school was literacy week. As I love dressing up and collect costumes, I decided on a different character for every day this week. Even though I only have selfies and no full body shots, I thought this might be a fun post to do. So…onwards!
I really need to get more into doing actual full book reviews, it’s just that with my job of being a full time teacher and my part time job of finding another job, plus being new to both the city and country I’m living in, it’s not easy to find the time for that. I guess I just need to slow down on my reading so I can take the time to do more of them (as I would love to do some posts for K. J. Charles’ Sins of Cities and Society of Gentlemen series’). That being said…ONWARDS to my wrap up for the first third of this month!
I’m writing this post mainly so that those of you not in the know can become in the know.
Also, for the record, I am not one of those people who is going to go out and attack you if you don’t follow suit with what I’m doing. In fact, I dislike immensely people who think they have the right to police others by filling a person’s space/page with vitriol because they decided to continue supporting an author, despite having all the facts about the author’s conduct.
All this post is meant to be is the facts as I know them, and as I am aware of them now. It will also outline my own action with regards to these revelations.
I must admit that I’m not hugely into book quotes. Of course there are some exceptions (such as those on this list) but I also included quotes from musicals and songs. With their rhythm and rhyme, and the fact that they have a tune attached to them, I just find them easier to remember as a general rule. I wanted to choose quotes that I genuinely remember/use/apply to my life and/or think about a lot, hence my eclectic mix. There’s also one movie quote thrown in. Enjoy!
March is a longer month and also my last month before before I start an online course, so I’ll try to make the most of it whether that means reading and/or enjoying the warmer weather. Unfortunately because I wasn’t on the ball this month, when posting my end of month wrap up. As a result I already finished some books that I was reading when I wrote that post, which I’ll mention here but they’re going to receive mini-reviews during my first wrap up of the month.
I honestly think that I will follow my tbr to a much greater extent this month, as I’m kind of over reading a dearth of m/m adult romance for the time being. Don’t get me wrong I’ll likely totally still be reading it, it’s just that the vortex of interest I was sucked into for a while is no longer as much of my sole focus.
This month I really sucked at following a tbr. I read a lot but admittedly it was mostly m/m romance (this week I only read one book that was not m/m romance!). The trend might continue this upcoming month, perhaps, but honestly a lot of my tbr from last month is just going to do a roll over into this month, with a few additions of course! ; ) Not that this is a tbr post, but that post will be coming shortly!