Wednesday, 1 May 2013

Another Apology + A Book Challenge!



Remember almost a month ago how I made an apology about not writing in this blog? Well, I AM APOLOGIZING AGAIN. Because I am an inexcusable idiot!

See, this time I don't even have a reason for not writing. I'm just an idiot who has random bouts of depression and general discontent with life. And I hate it! I think it's because I'm getting really burnt out at work, causing me to go home and temporarily convert to an amoeba. I'm not even reading as much, which is definitely a surprise!

I've also been having a lot of bouts of just general reflection and thinking, "what's the fucking point?" So what if I have a blog and I don't update it? So what if I'm unproductive -- not everybody can be the next Steve Jobs.

And then I finally kicked myself in the proverbial arse and said, "YOU should care about your life."

So yeah, here's me caring and trying to get back in the writing groove again.

I actually had my March books lined up AGES ago, but I never got around to finishing it. I swear, I'll put it up sometime this week. My April reads will be easier because I only read two books :(

AND! As a way to kick in the month of May, I am doing a 30 Day Book Challenge! This month, I am challenging myself to write about books that I've read and all that jazz, one entry per day! I really hope I accomplish this, I think it pressures me more when I have to go through a timed challenge.

Onto the first challenge:

Day 01 - Best book you read last year 

Day 1 and I'm already stumped! 2012 was a pretty good reading year, but the book that really made my year was....

The Mark of Athena by Rick Riordan

Why am I so in love with this book, you might ask? The writing's not amazing and the plot is all over the place. But it's hard not to be excited about a book when you've been waiting for it for a year! I don't remember being THIS pressed when the Harry Potter books were coming out. I guess it's because Uncle Rick has a bad habit of leaving us hanging (and in this book, LITERALLY!). I will be the first to admit that there are a lot of nitpicks to be made with the Percy Jackson series, but in this case the good outweighs the bad. I really loved this book because Percy and Annabeth were finally back together, kicking ass, and I also got to learn more about our lovable cast of characters. I can't wait for House of Hades!


Day 02 - A book that you’ve read more than 3 times
Day 03 - Your favorite series
Day 04 - Favorite book of your favorite series
Day 05 - A book that makes you happy
Day 06 - A book that makes you sad
Day 07 - Most underrated book
Day 08 - Most overrated book
Day 09 - A book you thought you wouldn’t like but ended up loving
Day 10 - Favorite classic book
Day 11 - A book you hated
Day 12 - A book you used to love but don’t anymore
Day 13 - Your favorite writer
Day 14 - Favorite book of your favorite writer
Day 15 - Favorite male character
Day 16 - Favorite female character
Day 17 - Favorite quote from your favorite book
Day 18 - A book that disappointed you
Day 19 - Favorite book turned into a movie
Day 20 - Favorite romance book
Day 21 - Favorite book from your childhood
Day 22 - Favorite book you own
Day 23 - A book you wanted to read for a long time but still haven’t
Day 24 - A book that you wish more people would’ve read
Day 25 - A character who you can relate to the most
Day 26 - A book that changed your opinion about something
Day 27 - The most surprising plot twist or ending
Day 28 - Favorite title
Day 29 - A book everyone hated but you liked
Day 30 - Your favorite book of all time

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