𝘓𝘰𝘰𝘬𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘵𝘳𝘰𝘶𝘣𝘭𝘦, he'd say. 𝘠𝘰𝘶'𝘳𝘦 𝘨𝘰𝘯𝘯𝘢 𝘭𝘰𝘰𝘬 𝘵𝘪𝘭𝘭 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘧𝘪𝘯𝘥 𝘪𝘵.
𝘛𝘳𝘰𝘶𝘣𝘭𝘦 𝘪𝘴 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘭𝘰𝘰𝘬𝘦𝘳, she'd answer. 𝘐𝘵 𝘬𝘦𝘦𝘱𝘴 𝘭𝘰𝘰𝘬𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘵𝘪𝘭𝘭 𝘪𝘵 𝘧𝘪𝘯𝘥𝘴 𝘺𝘰𝘶. 𝘔𝘪𝘨𝘩𝘵 𝘢𝘴 𝘸𝘦𝘭𝘭 𝘧𝘪𝘯𝘥 𝘪𝘵 𝘧𝘪𝘳𝘴𝘵.
𝘞𝘩𝘺 𝘥𝘰 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘸𝘢𝘯𝘵 𝘵𝘰 𝘥𝘪𝘦?
𝘐 𝘥𝘰𝘯'𝘵, she'd say. 𝘐 𝘫𝘶𝘴𝘵 𝘸𝘢𝘯𝘵 𝘵𝘰 𝘭𝘪𝘷𝘦.
Still in a slump update + first post with my new cats!
No longer pressuring myself to get out of the slump but finding it easy to read ADSOM. Probably because I've wanted to read this for so long + Schwab is familiar. Doesn't matter as long as I'm reading, eh?
Cats! Meet Sir Footsock and Joferlyn. Adopted these brothers about 3 weeks ago and they just turned 3 months last week. 😻
I was going to post this yesterday for #firstlineFridays but I still wasn't sure if this was the one to get me out of my slump.
Well, I'm sure now. I just finished 10 chapters and am now on page 106. 🙌
(It's still Friday somewhere, right? 😅)
I'm in a slump and I hate it.
Not just reading but also crocheting and playing the kalimba—2 other things I like doing in my free time. Over the past 2 weeks, I've started 2 books but haven't gotten past 50 pages with each.
Regardless, I still visit the bookstore every week and today I got new books!
I remember saying that I will not buy and read Schwab's graphic novels—not just hers, just not really into GNs—yet here we are.
But I'm weak! Also, I didn't have any signed Schwab so... 🤷♀️
On another note: my challenge last month was a success (only read books by new-to-me authors)! For June, I will only read books by LGBTQIA+ authors. Of course, I started with one of my favorites.
One of my favorite books of all-time and my fourth copy!
This is Owlcrate's TSR 10th anniversary collector's edition box which was released last October. And yes, I just got it. But better late than never, eh?
In my defense, I don't subscribe to Owlcrate (or any other bookish subscription services for that matter). Nor do I consider myself a Maggie Stiefvater fan (this is the only book of hers I've ever read—will try to remedy that, though).
"About love. About how we often mistake love for fireworks—for drama and dysfunction. But real love is very quiet, very still. It's boring, if seen from the perspective of high drama. Love is deep and calm—and constant. I imagine you do give [her] love—in the true sense of the word. Whether or not she is capable of giving it back to you is another question."
She used to say we are made up of different parts, some good, some bad, and that a healthy mind can tolerate this ambivalence and juggle both good and bad at the same time. Mental illness is precisely about a lack of this kind of integration—we end up losing contact with the unacceptable parts of ourselves.
I find it fitting that I finished this today. Happy Mother's Day to all mothers and mother figures out there! 💖
I loved this! I cried 😭
Made me want to read more about Norse mythology (and/or retellings) as I know very little of it.
So there's an exception: I don't like Japanese contemporary romance. (But I do like romance in my manga.)
Maybe it's the translation but I also didn't like the writing style. It's a short book but I had a hard time getting into it. The long chapters didn't help.
This was a little funny, though—that, I liked.
'Bean paste is very difficult, you know. Listen, lady—err, Ma'am. Have you ever made it?'
'I certainly have. I've been making it for fifty years.'
Sentaro almost dropped the dorayaki he was about to put in a paper bag. 'Fifty years?'
'Yes, half a century. Bean paste is all about feeling, young man.'
After 50%, it got more interesting and easier to read. But, I'm not going to pretend to like the prose. Because in the end, I don't think I understood anything.
I'm enjoying this book but I've been reading it for 4 days now and I just got past 50%. It's not readable for me.
I suppose I just contradicted myself. Sigh.
I don't like the helmet cover.
I wanted the UK ed (with the heart bow & arrow cover) but got the US one instead. The shop I ordered it from ran out of it but didn't tell me.
So I looked for alternatives without buying another copy. Found this dust jacket designed by a local (PH) artist. Sigh, so beautiful.