It’s already half way through November, which means fall is coming to an end.
(If you can’t tell, I really like the fall season.)
I’ve been pretty behind on blogging and reading in general, but when I saw that I was tagged to do the Fall Book Tag, I had to get onto it immediately… except I didn’t. These past couple weeks have been rough and I haven’t been able to get enough sleep, even on weekends. That’s why I’ve been struggling to keep up with everything. Also, I discovered the Webtoons app and have been obsessed with all the comics and stories on it ever since, putting me even more behind on work.
No excuses, though! I screwed my head on straight again and now I’m going to try and stop procrastinating to get my life back on track (and hopefully get a little bit more sleep).
I was tagged by the lovely Marta over at The Book Mermaid. Make sure to check out her blog and send her some love ❤
- Please link back to Bionic Book Worm, as the creator of this tag!! She wants to see your answers!!
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I read a lot of young adult novels. In fact, 95% of what I read is in the young adult genre. What I’ve noticed over the years is that there aren’t a lot of male protagonists. Sure, there are some male main characters, but most of the time the story isn’t focused on them. Often times it is a girl narrating the story or, if it’s in third person, the narrator focuses on the girl more than the guy.
We need more male protagonists in the YA genre. Everyone should have a protagonist they can relate to, and that means boys as well. I came up with a list of books that have a male main characters. The sad thing is, I had a lot of trouble compiling a list because there are so few books with male protagonists that I’ve read. This goes to show that either 1) I’m more interested in books with female protagonists or 2) the world needs more YA books with male main characters.
Everyone booklover has their dream author panel containing their favorite authors. I am no exception. To be completely honest, I spend 50% of the time I’m awake daydreaming, and the majority of those dreams are about meeting my favorite authors.
Everbrite has this ongoing project that help people find events that they may be interested in, including things like author panels and book signings. When they talked about building your own dream author panel, I had to make one of my own. You can check out their website at https://www.eventbrite.com/l/conferences/.
October wasn’t a good reading month for me. Maybe these November releases will get me through my reading slump I suspect I’m in right now.
(All the synopses are from Goodreads.)
Top 5 Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Sam @ Thoughts on Tomes and created by Lainey @ Ginger Reads Lainey. You can check out the group’s Goodreads page to join and check out the topics of the month.
This Week’s Topic: Favorite Literary Fathers/Father Figures (because of Father’s Day)
I read a lot of YA fantasy and sci-fi, and a reoccurring theme is that the main character either only has one parent (most of the time a mom) or have no parents at all. So finding father/fatherly figures for this meme was actually a lot more difficult than I expected it to be. Some of these father’s have already passed away before the story started but I’m still going to include them in because of the lasting image they left of the character(s).
There are quite a few great books that are going to be released in the month of February. I’m so excited! (Although right now, I’m in a book buying ban, and I haven’t preordered any of these so… whoops.)
Anyway, let’s just get right into the good stuff.
“I will not fear you,” Vin whispered. “And I will find your secret.” (Sanderson 175)
First of all, before I even start this review, can I just point out how long it took me to finish the book? Five months! This book took me five months to finish. That’s not cool. It’s pretty long, but I’ve finished longer books in a shorter amount of time.
I’m not going to go talk about the synopsis because it’s the second book in the Mistborn trilogy and I might accidently spoil you. If you want a synopsis, click here to go its Goodreads page.
WARNING: THERE ARE SPOILERS BEYOND THIS POINT. PROCEED AT YOUR OWN RISK.