|My relationship with my body right now|
Now for a more personal part of the recap and more of an explanation for my absence. Feel free to skip ahead if you're just here for the awesome bookishness!!! I have mentioned before that I suffer from depression and anxiety. It's something I have been dealing with for the last few years and it's an ongoing thing. I made the biggest mistake a lot of people with depression make, I stopped taking my medication when I started feeling great. The whole stupid 'Oh, wow, I feel so much better. I don't need this any more!'. Nope, wrong. Sometimes you just need help, and that's okay. But once you stop you feel okay for a while, but then you get bad again and you don't actually notice until you're really bad. But now I am back on my medication and more aware of this situation, so can push myself to do better - to get out more, read and blog and do the things I enjoy. Hopefully I will start seeing an improvement soon and my blogging mojo will return.
NOW BACK TO BOOKISHNESS! Thankfully, this horrible illness came to me after my meetings with Pierce Brown - don't think he'd have appreciated being sneezed on, unless he has some really odd fetish. So my recap this week is totally just going to be talking about Pierce Brown events. Apart from that I have felt like death, worked, felt like death, worked, felt like death, slept, felt like death, moaned a lot, listened to the Hamilton album non-stop and felt like death. So yeah, Pierce Brown is the only interesting thing to happen to me recently.
|Basically every woman in the room.|
|My feelings about the film|
After the Q&A, it was time for Pierce Brown to sign some books and have women make googly eyes at him. Now I was quite near the front of the queue and got to watch others go up. Now every other single person who went up for their photo, they all cuddled in next to him. Oh no, not me. The lovely Pierce Brown signs all my books for me, and we talk a bit more about the film adaptation. But when it comes to the photo, I just have to be the weirdo. On the table they had a cardboard version of the blade on the cover of Morning Star... And I just couldn't resist, okay! I just had to do my picture with me attempting to kill Pierce Brown, thankfully he was more than happy to do it. That's what he gets for those two chapters I don't like to talk about!!!
|Photo by Sarah|
Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare, A Gathering of Shadows by V.E. Schwab, Kook by Chris Vick, Hex by Thomas Olde Heuvelt
Now Lady Midnight might be a purchase that I end up regretting, we shall see. I have finally started trying to get through the series again, the first time I didn't make it past book one. I am still of the opinion that book one reads like poorly written fan fiction of a lot of different things, almost quotes word for word lines from Supernatural, has the most annoying lead character, is poorly plotted and far too long. BUT I am currently reading the second book in the series and I am enjoying it a lot more. So hopefully I make it through TMI and TID and get to Lady Midnight.
I bought A Gathering of Shadows, even though I haven't read book one yes. I definitely plan to though, it is just a question of when. Kook was sent for me for review, which is one I will be getting to very soon. Hex is a book I believe I won from Goodreads, although I don't remember entering the giveaway for it.
Yes, I have now completed my collection of this series. I have still only read Cinder and Scarlet though, really need to hurry up and devour the other two and Fairest and Stars Above too. Immortal Heights is yet another finale I am purchasing, without having even read book one yet. Ooops.
These beauties were sent to me by the wonderful people at Bloomsbury! I already had the first three in the series, but they have lovely new covers now. So now I can have a matching set on my shelf and give the other three away. I have read and really enjoyed the first three in this series, so I am really excited to see how the series wraps up in Star Struck! These are really adorable, cutesy contemporary YA novels, set in the UK.