Saturday, September 27, 2014

Me on This Week's Book Week (122)

This Week's Book Week is rather similar to Stacking the Shelves hosted by Tynga's Reviews only with far more rambling and a less witty title. ;)

It's totally fall now. The rain was just POURING here the other day. It was raining so hard you couldn't see more than a few feet in front of you. But it was nice. There wasn't a lot of rain this summer so lots of things dried out. And it's still raining. Maybe I should finally buy some rain boots. Like, rain boots for adults. I imagine I had some as a kid.

I'm feeling overwhelmed by my review schedule, with all the ARCs and e-galleys I have. I feel like I'm cramming a lot in in October, maybe too much. I'll be thinking about it this week, debating whether or not to hold off on requesting and downloading off of NetGalley in terms of 2014 releases. I don't want to burn myself out, you know?

The other day on Twitter, someone jokingly asked if a book had to make sense. And I thought about it seriously. For me, it does and it doesn't. A book by no means has to make sense. It can have magic, dragons, werewolves, gryphons, gods, goddesses, aliens, zombies. In terms of its relation to reality, it doesn't have to make sense at all. But it does in terms of what is real and what is reality in the story. You can't have a book all about zombies, and then for no reason include a giant cupcake that saves the day. So it doesn't have to make sense, because fiction is fun, and it does have to make sense, in terms of context in the story and with plot.

Reviews going up this coming week will feature The Fourteenth Goldfish by Jennifer L. Holm (Tuesday) and The Spiritglass Charade by Colleen Gleason (Friday). :)
The Fourteenth Goldfish by Jennifer L. Holm (e-book borrowed from the library)
The Young Elites by Marie Lu (ARC from Penguin Canada)
The Walled City by Ryan Graudin (e-galley from Hachette Book Group Canada)
The Darkest Part of the Forest by Holly Black (e-galley from Hachette Book Group Canada)

1 comment:

  1. So much awesomeness here. Happy reading and I hope you'll enjoy them all! :)

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