The Sunday Post is hosted by The Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It’s a chance to recap the past week, talk about next week, and share news.
On The Blog Last Week
- On Monday I reviewed I Am The Messenger by Markus Zusak.
- On Tuesday I listed 10 books to read if you’re in the mood for crippling depression.
- On Wednesday I reviewed Burial Rites by Hannah Kent.
- On Thursday I wrapped up February.
- On Friday I wrote a letter to all the horror books I’ve loved before.
On The Blog This Week
- On Monday I review The Shock of the Fall by Nathan Filer.
- On Wednesday I review The Gracekeepers by Kirsty Logan.
- On Thursday I talk about how I review books, not people.
- On Saturday I have another accidental book haul. (Oops, I did it again.)
In My Reading Life
Brace yourself. I’m about to say something unpopular.
Um . . . I DNFed Brandon Sanderson’s Mistborn. I know that this book gets a ton of hype and has an insanely high rating on Goodreads, but I couldn’t do it. I’m not entirely sure if it was the book or my own mental exhaustion. The writing style reminded me of stories I’ve critiqued in Intro to Creative Writing classes. I don’t think I could’ve gotten through 600+ pages of it. I won’t be reviewing the book because I didn’t make it far enough into it to write a fair review.
Better news: I also read Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff and Angela’s Ashes by Frank McCourt. I liked both of those.
In The Rest Of My Life
Instead of listing 5 little things that made me happy, I’ll just list one giant thing. The Giant Essay From Hell is officially done! I have now written a critical thesis. I got this email from my school:
On behalf of the directors and faculty of the Spalding MFA in Writing Program, I am very pleased to approve and accept “The Concealed Art: The Use of Nonlinear Narrative Structure in Holes by Louis Sachar and The Book Thief by Markus Zusak: An Extended Critical Essay.” Congratulations to you and your mentor for successfully fulfilling this requirement of your degree.
I hope you had a great week! See you around the blogosphere!