It’s been a week since I last posted anything in this blog. I was so engrossed with The Reading Rush that I did not even stop and sit down to blog. Also, my work week has been busy lately since we have a lot to do so I only managed to read during the night. I also did not read on Sunday so that makes my reading days a day shorter. Plus, Taylor Swift drops a new album so I have to drop everything, reading included, to listen to Folklore.
But before I proceed with my wrap-up, I want to talk about the issues going around for this round of The Reading Rush. It was quite disappointing how insensitive the hosts are with what was happening during this time. I think the first issue is the reading challenge to read outside the house, which most of us can’t do because of the pandemic. The hosts resolved that by saying that it is up to us to interpret that challenge, like reading a book with the word OUTSIDE on the title or whatsoever though some still think that they did not even consider what was happening. However, what truly disappoints me is the issue with regards to the book group, which holds a very powerful topic with regards to raising awareness with the black community. I just hope that they will reflect on their actions and learn from it. They have such a powerful voice as an influencer in the book community and I hope they will use it right.
Okay, now that is all said and done, let’s get into my wrap-up. I don’t want to make this long but I just wanted to point that out.
When a Scot Ties the Knot by Tessa Dare
Challenged finished: Read a book that takes place on a different continent where you live.
↠ I almost gave this book a 2-moon rating but the funny scenes in the book are its saving grace. The story is not bad, I just felt like it was too long, some chapters felt like a filler, and it drags in the middle. But this was a very fast read for me. I just felt too exhausted after reading this book.
Banned Book Club by Kim Hyun Sook and Ryan Estrada
Challenge finished: Read a book completely outside your house.
↠ My interpretation for this challenge is reading the book completely outside my room, since I always read in my room. I enjoyed this book. It would give the reader an insight into the reason as to why people protest even though they would not make a very big difference in the world. I highly recommend this book.
The Titan’s Curse by Rick Riordan
Challenge finished: Read a book that starts with the word “THE”
↠ I love this book. The fight scenes, the new characters, the unfolding of the prophecy, and that ending gives me chills! I will definitely pick up the next book next month after the Tome Topple.😅
Her Eyes Under Water by Romona Simon
Challenge finished: Read a book in a genre that you’ve always wanted to read more of.
↠ This is not included in my original TBR but I decided to squeeze it in because I need to finish this book before the weekend as I need to put up a review for it soon-ish.😅 But I enjoyed this book. It is a different take on a mystery/thriller novel. It is more of a romantic suspense type of novel. And I think the author has done a good job of presenting the psychopath in this novel because even I wanted to get to know him and kinda swoon over him.
So that is all for this round of The Reading Rush. I am not sure if I will be participating again next year because of what happened.
I will be posting full reviews of these books hopefully soon as I still have a lot of books to review.🤣 I really need to make a schedule for my blog posts again.
That is all for this post. I hope you will have a good day and week. Stay healthy and keep safe.
Until next time!