image: the haunting of hill house by shirley jackson against a white stucco wall
i've said this a bunch of times but still have come up with no proof that prior to my endeavors with this blog and my youtube channel, i was nose deep in the classics. from 2017 until recently, pretty much all i read were the classics, ranging from homer to john steinbeck to isabel allende. while i've yet to cover all of the classics, i certainly have quite a few that hold a place very near and dear to my heart. and most of those tend to be in the horror/thriller/mystery genre.
now, you've probably heard of the picture of dorian gray by oscar wilde, or frankenstein by mary shelley. while those are both great reads (that i recommend everyone get to before they die), i wanted to recommend some that are less known but well-loved by yours truly.
After reading The Wolf of Oren-Yaro by K.S. Villoso in August, I was almost nervous about the sequel because I wasn’t sure how a sequel could live up to the adventure of the first book. But, thankfully, The Ikessar Falcon proved me wrong, and showed just how masterful K.S. Villoso is as an epic fantasy writer.
If you weren’t convinced you should read The Chronicles of the Bitch Queen before, I’m going to try and change that.
in case you missed it, it's that time of the year: time to clean yourself up bookish-wise. thank you to the lovely shealea at shut up, shealea for initiating this productive and organized mood!!
september 2020 not-a-TBR: baby's first buddy read, high adventure fantasy escapism, and the goodreadance challenge
image: my september calendar for my journal
so i may have accidentally signed myself up for 3 read-a-longs, a buddy read, and a book tour all in the same month without considering the fact that: ah yes, i am a grad student, and school is back in session.
insanity is about to ensue.
so... i read 35 books this month. yeah. i can easily say that it was a mixture of excitement (for wikathon and other good reads) and an outlet for my stress and anxiety (moving, starting grad school, etc.).
here we go trying to unpack... all of that.
image: journal with reading logs laid out over books
if you've been keeping up with me at all, you know that lately i've been reading... a preposterous amount of books. while no one should ever willingly read as many books as i do, if you're interested in how i manage it, keep reading!
so wikathon has been successful so far to say the least. i thought i'd try to get some of my thoughts down and promote some of the books i've loved so far.
i'm so excited to share another reading vlog for the second week of wikathon!! this week was a little quieter as i began running out of books to read and pretty much spent all of my time at home not doing much. it was still a lot of fun to do, so i hope to continue as my life gets busier!!
like last time, please turn on CC for commentary on the books i read and other fun stuff!!
i read the bone witch and knew before i even finished it that i was going to love the rest of the series. i hadn't, however, predicted how much it was going to crush me when it ended.
this is me trying to convince you to read the bone witch trilogy anyway.
i can't believe it's live and ready to be shared with the world!! this was really fun to do if i'm honest. this could flop, and i'd still be super proud!!
turn on the captions (CC) to see some commentary on the books i read throughout the vlog!
hi, i'm mari, and i'm a STEM grad student, i watch baseball, and i read... a lot of books. i hope you learn some-thing new while you're here!