Going through my old pictures when I stumbled across this one. I can't remember the author, but whoever it is, I clearly found his/her writing hilarious enough to take a picture. Obviously we all feel similarly towards bugs 😂
A huge part of me was hesitant to read this; this was partly because the formatting is occasionally difficult to follow and because I was worried that the vibe would be too vastly different than that of the original Harry Potter series. I solved the first issue by electing to listen to the audiobook. But the second qualm was warranted. I didn't despise the play, but the characters deviated from who I had grown to love while reading Rowling's books. I felt like I didn't know who Harry, Ron, and Hermione were anymore. They grew up to be emotionally disconnected. The friendship between Albus and Scorpius couldn't redeem this flaw. I'll only be re-reading the original series for my HP kick...
Second post in one day, but I've just finished about three books simultaneously and wanted to take a second to talk about re-reading favorites. Or listening. Since starting to commute to Baltimore-- and then subsequently sitting at a desk for 8 hours-- I've come to value reading in new formats, namely audio. I haven't had someone read aloud to me since I was a kid. To have Outlander, one of my top 5, read to me has been entertaining, nostalgic, and all together positive. The biggest plus about audio is the ability to get through two 400 page books in one day (take that 2017 Goodreads Challenge) Thanks to @cmuir97 for letting me borrow her cds!
I've gotten into audiobooks recently. The problem with that is that I get to post generic Google photos. On the bright side, I'm likely going to increase my 2017 Reading Goal because I'm getting through TONS of stories. As far as The Light Between Oceans: I was immediately attracted to this book, pulled in by the melancholy undertones promised via the blue cover and the fact that it's historical fiction. In my experience, I have found that stories of this genre have strong hearts at their center, and they invariably leave me struck with a sense of nostalgia. The Light Between Oceans is no exception. While some may be turned off by the creeping pace of M.L Stedman's writing, I couldn't help but mentally applaud him for his painstaking care to fully elucidate that the feeling of loss does not simply cease when the war is done. The book is worth reading and it's worth crying over.