If you’ve been following my blog (or lack of), you’ll know that I haven’t been active these last few months. Probably longer. I’d been busy working on my tarot business; readings, courses, website, and various personal things as well. I still read though, because I can’t not read, but I just wasn’t blogging about the books I read.
I’m not going to bother catching up with reviewing all the books I’ve read, but I will definitely write a couple of update posts for the reading challenges I’d already signed up for. Right now though, I’m going to talk about the awesome reading weekend I had, and the awesome books I read!
So I woke up on Saturday with five books waiting for me to check out from my e-library.
I had plans and stuff I was supposed to get done, but I’d been waiting for some of these books for too long and I just had to dig in!
I started with The Fill-In Boyfriend, and I loved it so much I even took time out of my reading to review it after I was done. I was going to go back to work after reading the first book, honest! But the books were calling to me, “Read us, Hazellie, read us. You know you want to.”
I tried to resist, I really did, but… “Don’t you want to know our stories? We have so much to tell you, Hazellie. Read us!”
Ah… well, how could I say no to that? So I ended up reading two more books that day; Morgan Matson’s Since You’ve Been Gone, and Jenny Han’s To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before.
Both awesome! And following an awesome book by Kasie West!
I loved Since You’ve Been Gone because it’s really different from the regular YA novel. I love that the story revolved around Emily and Sloane’s friendship, and I loved how we see such a transformation with Emily. It was so beautiful to read about, as beautiful as it would be to literally watch a caterpillar emerge from its cocoon as a butterfly. Cliched, I know, but still true.
I also really love the whole concept of doing things on a list that brings you out of your comfort zone. It’s something I think I could get behind.
Jenny Han’s To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before was amazing too. Case in point:
So. I just stayed up all night to finish this book. It’s 4am, and I have to wake up at 7am. To work. On a Sunday. See my sacrifice? See my dedication? AND THE BOOK DIDN’T EVEN HAVE THE DECENCY TO NOT END ON A CLIFFHANGER! Arrgghh!! I need the next book and I need it now!! 😝 #jennyhan #toalltheboysivelovedbefore #books #bookstagram #booknerdigans #yalit #yaromance #justuntilifinishthischapter #ohthefeels @missjennyhan A photo posted by Hazellie (@hazelliewong) on
It totally wrecked my beauty sleep, but hey, books are more important than beauty *and* sleep! I have no regrets.
I’ve had full reading days before, once when I was in primary school, I even read seven books a day, everyday, for two weeks of school vacation! But I never loved any of those books the way I loved all three of these books, read almost back to back in one day.
It was blissful, honestly, and I’m quite sure that one day, when I’m old and lying on my deathbed, I’ll be thinking about my life and my favorite memories, and this will be one of the highlights of my life. If I could have a Groundhog Day, this would be the day I’d choose to repeat over and over again.
Yes, I know I totally sound like a booknerd and I’m proud of it!