The Sunday Post #3 : September 27, 2020

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimberly @ Caffeinated Reviewer. It’s time to recap the week and talk about what bookish content is coming up next week.

I (just barely) managed to finish two books this week.

Title: On a Sunbeam

Author: Tille Walden

Genre: science fiction

Published: 2016

Rating:

Rating: 4 out of 5.

You can read my review here.

Title: Fate of the Fallen

Author: Kel Kade

Genre: fantasy

Published: November 5, 2019

Rating:

Rating: 4 out of 5.

You can read my review here.

I wouldn’t say I was in a reading slump this week, but rather that I was supremely distracted by all the other goings-on in my life. I started an Instagram account to attach to this blog, realized I don’t like taking photos of books, and decided to create an artsy reading journal instead. Unfortunately, all of my art supplies lean toward papercrafting, so now I’m anxiously awaiting pens, markers, and paper that will hopefully arrive sometime in the coming week. I’m always excited to learn new skills, and calligraphy is calling to me.

The journal will also serve a practical purpose, however. I’ve discovered that it’s easier for me to write book reviews when I’ve taken notes over the course of the book (how did I get two years into an English major without realizing this?) I’m currently keeping track of my reading and blog-related activity with the help of an app called Notion, which has been making waves on YouTube as a productivity-organizational tool, and it’s proving useful — unfortunately for Notion, I prefer paper. Thus, the reading journal will be more than an aesthetic item.

I’m actually very glad that I started an Instagram account, because Cece @ ceceewing did an Instagram-only giveaway of ten copies of Christopher Paolini’s latest book, To Sleep in a Sea of Stars, and I won one of the books. The publisher, Third Place Books, is hosting an online event TODAY. If you purchase a ticket you’ll also receive a copy of To Sleep in a Sea of Stars.

Frankly, I’m not sure what to expect of Paolini’s new novel. On one hand, I have mixed feelings about the Inheritance Cycle; on the other, Paolini published Eragon at age nineteen, and has presumably grown and changed significantly as both a human being and a writer since then. (I’m not saying Paolini was a bad or unworthy person as a young man, just that people in middle age are often much different from their teenage selves). I’m definitely very interested in To Sleep in a Sea of Stars, both for the story itself and to see how Paolini’s style has evolved.

How has your week been? Read anything good? Did you grow up alongside Eragon and Saphira too, and/or are you intrigued by To Sleep in a Sea of Stars? Let me know!

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