started many finished few | february 2020

by - 10:36 AM

Happy March! I'm currently wrapping up my final week student teaching at the elementary level before I head over to high school and it's been full of sad goodbyes and the impending stress of change (and learning more student names). I only managed to complete two books in February, not as high as I would have anticipated but I started a lot of books that I'm really loving so I'll take a small victory where I can. 
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the hazel wood by melissa albert - 3 stars
intricate stories and stolen fairytales
While this was only a 3 star read for me, it will forever have a special place in my heart as the first audiobook I finished from start to end. I became wrapped up in the narration of the story as the plot was brought to life. I really loved the intricate storytelling and how the author didn't shy away from the creepy and sinister nature of fairytales. One thing I loved a little less were the actual characters as Alice irritated me beyond words, but I pushed through simply because I had to find out what happened next.

the cruel prince by holly black - 3 stars
cruelty and greed together create power
I finally caved and read this occult favorite and...was honestly not super won over. The characters were another weak link for me and the story itself didn't really take off until the latter 25%. However, I was still intrigued by the seeds of plot that were planted, enough so that I picked up the second book on audio (and boy am I glad I did). 

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the wicked king by holly black - audio - 74%
wicked as you wish by rin chupeco - ebook - 57%
loveboat, taipei by abigail hing wen - physical - pg. 74

I did start three other audiobooks but ended up putting them down either due to my loan period running out or just not clicking so much with the narrator. I still want to read all three of them, but I might end up picking them up in a different format instead.

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I had a lot of fun being more active on the bookish community this month from (actually) posting somewhat frequently to commenting on other blogs that I follow. It was a great reminder of how much I loved blogging and why despite my many ups and downs I always find myself coming back. 

What was your favorite book and/or blog post that you read this month?

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