Hoarders, Books Edition: Episode 165


Confessions: The Murder of an Angel by James Patterson | Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff | Walk on Earth A Stranger by Rae Carson


It’s been one of those weeks, folks. I read one book (?) and was hardly ever around. My first week of work at my new company went off without a hitch. The person training me terrifies me a little, and though the job will be easier than my former job, I think, like everything else, it will take a bit more of getting used to.  I’m also still trying to help out at my old job by training my replacement, so most days, I’m working from 7 to 7. So if you notice my relative absence, it’s because I’m so exhausted that I hardly have the energy to blink.

I look forward to doing one of these posts at the beginning of the week because I’m able to vent about my personal life. I know I’ve lamented on this before, but I would really want to just stay at home and be a full time mom. Our kids are older now, though, so that’s one of the things that’s stopping me from fully convincing my husband to simplify our lives. It would take a lot to convince him though. He loves the lake house and if we’re to take any steps, the first thing to do is to sell it.


Last week, I drafted a Dear Readers letter after I read the comments on my Carry On review. I decided I’m not going to post it. Basically, I was a little (just an eensy-weensy bit) hurt about something. I did say I’m not a fantasy reader, so when I consider Carry On as a fantasy, I hope you’ll all forgive my naïveté. I never said I was an expert – in anything, in fact. I’m just a reader and my reviews are written to the best of my ability. Anyway, just. You know, take my reviews with a grain of salt. You will not like all the books that I’ll read and vice-versa. I don’t expect everyone to jump on the bandwagon just because I gave a book a high praise, but perhaps a consideration for future read. It’s one of the things that made me feel a little disheartened as well, so as much as I was tired from working too much, I was also a little down by that. BUT. I’m over it now. I just needed to take a good look at why I’m still here to begin with.


  • Brighter than the Sun by Darynda Jones. It’s a great bridge to the coming instalment. This is a compilation of Reyes’s take on the series so far. I did not enjoy seeing the abuse he’d taken from his “father”, but I loved every second of his perspective on how he sees Charley. Fantastic read!


I’m in the midst of reading Illuminae. I’m enjoying the humour the most. Jay Kristoff’s personality seems to come off of Ezra. I like the House of Leaves method of story-telling they’ve opted for, but I’ve got to say, I did not appreciate how this book started off like Amie Kaufman’s debut work. This book is massive, so chances are, it’ll probably be a week-long read for me.

That’s it for me, peeps.

I appreciate you all. Thanks for sticking around!