Sunday Update!

Hello my fellow Bookworms!

I feel like life has been so hectic lately and the result is I have fallen so behind in my September Reads. It really upsets me that I haven’t been able to get everything I wanted to accomplish done. But I will try to finish the book I am currently reading and maybe one more before the week is up.

I start school this week, which is exciting! I am one of those rare individuals who actually loves school. I love learning new things or even freshening up on things I haven’t used in a long while. I actually can’t wait to see what my first assignments are and getting to do real academic research! This is going to be really interesting and will definitely let you all know how things are going.

This past week I finished Frankenstein. I totally forgot how pissed Dr. Frankenstein makes me feel. I totally sympathize with his monster during the entire book. He is like a child only a few years old. Of course he will seek revenge from a person who created him then was completely disgusted by him before he could even understand anything. The fact that all he wanted was a companion because he was lonely in a world that would not accept him and mistreated him was understandable. I felt so utterly compassionate towards the monster throughout the book. I did feel bad for Frankenstein, for all he has lost but again it was all his fault.

I am about 90% done with Interview with the Vampire. When I first read this book I absolutely HATED Lestat. After reading so many of the books in the series that hatred subsided to dislike. Re-reading this book brought back all those feelings. Lestat is a terrible creature. I understand that he is a vampire urghhhh…. You really love Louis throughout the book but you also understand that even after so many years as a vampire he is very much still human. He is weak by vampire standards but his human nature is beautiful. The way he views the world and describes everything so passionately, you just fall in love with him. And it doesn’t help that as I am reading I am picturing Brad Pitt! This is such a great book.

My 7 year old and I have begun brainstorming our children short stories. I will definitely keep you updated on that. I am very excited to be embarking on this journey with him. I am hoping that our books will elicit joy in the children who will read them. I also begun journaling again which I haven’t done in so long but there will be another post on that and the reasons why I have anxiety when it comes to journaling.

I have some really excited posts coming up this week for you all so please bare with me while I get myself together.

Until next time….

Peace, Love, and Read On! ❤

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Back to School… Mom’s Reading List for September!

Hello my fellow readers,

It has been too long since I posted anything and even longer since I updated my reading lists. I have a nice long list of books that I have reviews coming soon for but my first blog back I decided needed to be my BACK TO SCHOOL READING LIST. Been in such a major funk for almost 2 YEARS!!! I don’t think I have ever had such a terribly long reading funk in my 31 years, but I am back baby! For the past couple of weeks I have been going through my Goodreads page trying to play catch up on everything I have read and am trying to read, as well as doing my mommy duties and preparing my baby for 2nd grade (which has totally had me emotional on how fast he is growing up on me). But without further ado here is my list of books that I will be reading this September:

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I thought what a great way to start of back to school month with a classic. I absolutely love the universal monsters and Frankenstein is by far one of my favorite. I haven’t read this in over 10 years so I think its time for me to dust of my copy and open that bad boy up!

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Now these books are by far my all time FAVORITE vampire series EVER!!!! I must admit though I am way behind and haven’t read the last 7 books in this series. I did of course read the crossover Mayfair Witches’ series which were also AMAZING. I though what better way to finish off the series then by reintroducing myself with all of the beautiful characters from the start. Plus I want to write a complete review and can only do it justice by finishing them all off.

And last but not least I really want to read Gillian Flynn’s “Gone Girl”, “Dark Places”, and “Sharp Objects.” I have heard so much about this author and these books that I thought they would be a great new read for me coming out of this dark funk of mine. I can not wait to crack these bad boys open and let you all know my thoughts on them.

 

SO….. those are my Back to School reads for this month. I am also taking suggestions on any new YA series that you all think is a must read. Will keep you all updated on my progress and will be posting reviews on each book as I go. Until then….

Peace, Love, and Read On ❤