Decided to give this a try to make my 2014 Reading Challenge more interesting! Currently I’ve already read 13/50 books this year! If I reach 50 early, might increase it to 80… =D
- Revenge by Yoko Ogawa 05/01/2014 – A Book of Short Stories
- Terrier by Tamora Pierce 14/01/2014 – A Book With a One Word Title
- Bloodhound by Tamora Pierce 15/01/2104 – A Book With a Blue Cover
- Tithe by Holly Black 17/01/2014 – A Book by a Female Author
- Valiant by Holly Black 18/01/2014 – The Second Book In a Series
- Ironside by Holly Black 18/01/2014 – A Book Set on a Different Continent
- Mastiff by Tamora Pierce 20/01/2014 – A Book More Than 500 Pages
- The Beginning of Everything by Robyn Schneider 30/01/2014
- The Lover’s Dictionary by David Levithan 31/01/2014 – A Book Your Friend Loves
- Unhinged by A G Howard 31/01/2014 – A Book Published This Year
- The Hunter by L J Smith 12/02/2014
- The Chase by L J Smith 14/02/2014
- The Kill by L J Smith 16/02/2014
As much as I would like for a happy ending for Jenny & co., I really do hope that there is another ending to the trilogy where Jenny actually ends up with Julian instead. That instead of choosing to go back to her real life and be normal, she will stay with Julian in the Shadow World and be the light to his darkness. Julian is able to love because of Jenny and I am sure because of that, Julian will never turn into weird creatures like the other Shadow Man before him. I sure wonder what ending that would be like…
I didn’t read Unhinged like I’ve planned. Started and finished reading A Modern Faerie Tale by Holly Black instead. I quite enjoyed it. But it could have been a lot more better.
My favourite conversation from the series has got to be this. I wonder what Roiben would say if he hears this. XD
Kaye : Maybe it’s good that we split up. I mean, as boyfriends go, he was always busy working. Running an evil court takes a lot of time.
Corny : And he’s too old for you.
Kaye : And moping around all the time. Too emo.
Corny : No car either. What’s the point of an older boyfriend with no car?
Kaye : Hair longer than mine.
Corny : I bet he takes longer to get ready too.
First fangirl post of the year… Of all the HOMRAxScepter 4 pairings, I love these two the most.
Reisi Munakata x Suou Mikoto.
I’ve still some books I’ve yet to read but I’m too hungover the realm of Tortall right now. I wish I could revisit all those stories from Alanna of Trebond to her daughter Alianne of Pirate’s Swoop. 3 quartets and both the Trickster’s books will occupy me for a long time indeed. Though there would be the problem of me not getting enough sleep during the work days. It all seems so worth it when my nose is buried in a book but not so when I’m yawning nonstop and am dead on my feet at work. And then there’s still the stack of new unread tomes seducing me with their promises of adventures to realms unknown. I hope the next time I visit Kinokuniya I will find a volume of Mastiff waiting for me to take it off the shelf and bring it home. I have half a mind to order it online right now if I do not have to pay the shipping fee…
I finally caved in and bought Tamora Pierce’s Beka Cooper books, though I still need to get Mastiff. Beka has got to be my favourite girl from all of Tamora Pierce’s books. And why are all the Rogues from Tortall so attractive anyway!? I’m glad I bought the books. I’m already halfway through Bloodhound and I only started Terrier yesterday afternoon. I need to make another trip to Kinokuniya for Mastiff. Too bad it wasn’t on the shelves when I drop by on Sunday. But I made do by getting Unhinged. I wonder how good it is… I love Splintered but sometimes sequels don’t measure up to the first. We shall see…
Here’s to hoping that this year brings me good fortune and luck. More of the latter I hope. There ain’t enough luck in my life as it is. It is sorely needed. And not to forget, courage. That too is an element I do not possess as much as is needed of me to survive this cruel world. Though it is late, here’s a toast to the new year! In hopes of breaking out of the chains that shackled me to the ground so that I can fly free in the skies.