It’s Monday! What are you Reading? is a meme started by Sheila at Book Journeys and now hosted by Kellee Moye, of Unleashing Readers, and Jen Vincent, of Teach Mentor Texts. It is a great way to recap what you read and/or reviewed the previous week and to plan out your reading and reviews for the upcoming week. It’s also a great chance to see what others are reading right now…you just might discover your next “must-read” book!
I’ll be doing this meme with a twist; I’ll be sharing the books I read and reviewed last week, the ones I plan to read and review in this week, and I will also share what I’m reading in tarot. I hope you’ll enjoy reading about my book and tarot adventures!
Both these books were only okay for me, so I’m not going to write individual reviews for them.
The Hand That Feeds You was a good read in terms of storytelling but I didn’t really connect to the protagonist. She was a little bit too dense for me, but then again I might be talking about something I know nothing about. The book focuses very much on victimology and the psychology of it. It was interesting from a psychology POV, so it was still worth reading.
Blackbird is the first book in a duology. It’s told in second person POV for the whole book, which made it very interesting to read. The protagonist has amnesia and doesn’t remember who she is except that there are people hunting her. There’s a lot of running around and trying to figure things out but progress is slow. I’m still interested in reading the second book though, just to find out what happens.
Perfect Couple by Jennifer Echols
As yearbook photographer, Harper is responsible for those candid moments that make high school memorable. But her own life is anything but picture perfect. Her parents’ bitter divorce left her wondering what a loving relationship looks like. And ever since the senior class voted her and star quarterback Brody “Perfect Couple That Never Was,” her friends have been pushing her to ask Brody out.
Brody doesn’t lack female admirers, but Harper can’t see herself with him. He’s confused about the match too. Yet they find themselves drawn together—first by curiosity about why the class paired them, then by an undeniable bond.
The trouble is, though they’re attracted to each other, they have a hard time getting along or even communicating well. If they’re the perfect couple, this shouldn’t be so difficult! Soon it becomes clear their class was wrong, and they throw in the towel. But they feel so changed from making the effort, they can’t forget each other. What if this match made in hell is the perfect couple after all?
I spent most of last week with the flu and coughing from the haze that’s taking over the country right now, so I wasn’t able to do a lot of tarot readings for others since it’s energy work and I prefer that my energy levels are high. I did a few for myself though.
I had planned to do a live tarot review and reading session on Periscope last week, but as mentioned, I had the flu and was coughing a lot. =( I couldn’t even speak a whole sentence without coughing every few words. It was brutal.
There were a few tarot spreads I was able to experiment with though, and I really, really liked them. Give me a few more days to test them out and I’ll write a post about it soon.
In the meantime, I’ll leave you with this:
Weekly Tarot Reading:
Overall theme: The Empress
If any of you reading this now are planning to get pregnant, now may be the right time, the Empress is all about abundance and fertility. It doesn’t necessarily have to mean pregnancy though, it could also be an indication that this is the right time to plant the seeds of any ideas or projects you’ve had in mind for a while.
Influence on theme: 4 of Pentacles
Be careful with your approach though; it may be a good time to plant seeds, but you don’t have to plant them all. Keep some for the next planting season. The 4 of Pentacles advises that you should be thrifty with your resources.
Unfinished business: Knight of Cups
There’s something you’ve been wanting to get done that’s personal to you. Maybe you’ve been putting your own personal dreams aside in favor of completing tasks that you feel are more important, but the Knight of Cups encourages you to pursue your dreams because they are important too. Find the time to do what you love.
Upcoming goals and objectives: Page of Wands
You’ve got the ideas, you’ve got the opportunity, now the Page of Wands is telling you to bring your passion and your inspiration to the table. Get things started, get others excited about your ideas. As with any seed, your project will take time to grow, and it will grow much better if you nurture it.
Happy (Book and Tarot) Reading!