But before I get to more serious stuff, I want to share a bit about some great books I read in the past few weeks. One of them was The Winner's Curse by Marie Rutkosksi, which was freaking brilliant! Dont you just love the title itself? I love how it's an economic term and she's applied that to human behaviour, which is, like, wow! Kestrel is another kick-ass heroine to add to the list, but she's different from the others in that her strength lies in her ability to strategise. And Arin? Omg, I was on the brink of getting a book boy crush on him, and I never have book boy crushes, people. Admittedly, their interactions were not what's realistic between a mistress and a slave, but I was fine with that, because it was ah-may-zing! I cannot wait for the next book, and guys, seriously, go read this thing. It's freaking out of this world!
I read another great book too last week - If I Lie by Corrine Jackson. I've been wanting to read it for a long time, but was skeptical about it because I'm not really okay with cheating, and the books starts with it, so I wasn't sure about whether or not I'd like it. But after reading the raving review for another time, and being desperate for a good book after a string of meh stuff, I gave in and read it. And boy am I glad I did! It was one of the most emotionally satisfying books ever. That the author does not try to give Quinn and Blake a happily ever after is a point in her favour. It's not every author who has the courage to give readers such an ending, and I love Corrine Jackson for it. And it's her debut book! I also loved how the book concentrated more on Quinn's coming to terms with what happened and dealing with it, rather than on her love life. A commendable work, and I cant wait to continue Jackson's Sense Thieves series, which, by the way, is also great.
On a more serious note...
For the last month I've been buried under record work (I love doing the experiments, but writing it is simply a big pain. I'm still writing, and it just NEVER ENDS), and preparing for student council elections (which, by the way, I won. I'm now a Literary & Debating Secretary! :D), and studying for
So yeah, this is me officially taking a break for the next two months, probably until the end of May. I do have some books to review, though, so I'll be scheduling them while I have free time, but posts will be few and far between, and I wont be around much, so comment replies might be sometime in coming. I will however be posting recaps on Recaptains, so you can always check out stuff there if you miss me :D
Hopefully, I'll be back in June (I do hope to be around for the few days of Armchair BEA, though), and ready to blog full time. So wish me luck, friends. I hope to come back rejuvenated and having missed blogging so much that I'm full of ideas (I've been getting some great ideas for posts, actually) that I cant wait to put to
So until whenever, buh-bye, pea-poll!