First I want to announce a short hiatus while I am hanging out in China for the next 2 weeks. Yup, I will be honing my noodle-dancing skills 😉
Seriously, that’s how they make noodles in China. It wouldn’t taste as great otherwise.
All kidding aside, I did consider scheduling some posts in advance. However I chose to not do this because I wouldn’t be able to respond to comments or blog hop while I am away – and what is the fun in that? (This is because WordPress, like Facebook, is blocked in China.) Also, it intimidates me a bit to write and schedule posts for the upcoming 2 weeks… Usually I don’t think that far in advance :’)
To be honest, I feel a mixed bag of emotions about… not blogging for 2 weeks. First of all, it will feel weird because I am so used to always thinking about what to blog about. I am going to miss the community- you guys always make my day ❤
On the other hand, maybe stepping away from blogging for a little bit will give me the space I need to come up with some cool, fresh ideas :’)
On the other other hand, I am already thinking about the epic blog post that I will write when I am back from my trip, where I will tell you guys all about the ins and outs of China!
In Here We Are Now by Jasmine Warga, Taliah reunites with a father that she has never met. I absolutely loved My Heart and Other Black Holes by the same author, and I am so, so excited to read this book when it comes out this month!
See Me by Nicholas Sparks tells the story of Collin Hancock, a man with a violent history who is hoping to turn over a new leaf. I am on a Nicholas Sparks streak right now, after reading (and loving) Two by Two and A Walk to Remember very recently. I love his writing style and I am looking forward to reading more of his works!
In Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn, Nick’s clever and beautiful wife suddenly disappears, however, there is more than what meets the eye. I loved the movie and I can’t wait to relive the experience in this book.
I… totally did not read To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee like I was supposed to last month :’) This is because I am often derailed from my TBR when I see a shiny new gem on a bookshelf somewhere. At the end of the day, I read what I feel like reading. However I hope to get around to this one this month.
The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet by Becky Chambers is a book that has been recommended to me by quite a few bloggers out there! It is a challenging book for me, because it is different from the sort that I usually read. This book talks about the chaotic lives of Rosemary and her crew aboard the Wayfarer spaceship.
I was inspired to read It Can’t Happen Here by Sinclair Lewis by Michael @ Ex Libris (check out his Youtube channel!) This is a political novel about what might happen if fascism takes hold in America. As you can see, it is also a different read for me- This is another challenge for this month!