Monday, March 4, 2013

Happy Monday Bloggy Buddies

Welcome to another week, bloggy buddies! It's been kind of a hectic week, and I have to admit that I haven't done nearly as much reading as I wish that I'd done. It started out well, with finishing off Warm Bodies, and I got a good start on Beautiful Creatures, but it was kind of downhill from there.

Part of my problem, which is probably obvious to anybody who actually knows me, is that my obsession with teen fiction is only slightly less embarrassing than the fact that I'm enjoying all of this paranormal fantasy that I've been reading lately. This is not my reading style really at all, and I'm having to convince myself, going forward, that Young Adult is probably the fiction genre that I read the most, and the one that I most ought to be blogging about.

So let's face it; I guess that in a way, I'm still trying to figure out what my actual niche is here. Books is much, much too broad a topic on its own, so I need to come up with something narrower. An example would be "Young Adult Fiction." Which is what I'm currently reading.

Since it's Monday, I thought that I'd participate in It's Monday: What are You Reading? from Book Journey. I like these Memes since they give me something to blog about when I can't come up with anything better to write about. Regardless, I'll try to keep my posts substantive. 

This week I'm still reading Beautiful Creatures, which I started last week. I've had a slow start with it because there is such a huge part of my mind that resists the very notion of paranormal fantasy of any sort. And then, just when I started to really enjoy the book (which is quite good, to be honest with you), I suddenly got so busy that I couldn't find a single moment to read. Don't you hate it when people talk over your book, demanding your attention just when you're getting to the best parts? Yes, that's the story of my life, I'm afraid to say!

My plan is to finish up this book within the next week. I should be done with it about Friday, at which point I hope to pick up Divergent. I'm actually very hopeful about it because I've heard really great things, and aside from my life of Young Adult (Teen) fiction, I also love dystopian fiction, which means that I get a double-hit with books like this. I'm a little bit nervous because I'm such a huge fan of The Hunger Games, but I'm willing to give it a shot to see how this one goes. If I love it, I'll be purchasing the other books in the trilogy as well!

Have you read either of these two books? If you did, what did you think of them? What are you reading this week?

Don't forget to participate in the meme over on Book Journey!


  1. I enjoyed both Beautiful Creatures and Divergent and hope you do too. I am an eclectic reader too, so I just go with it - on my blog it's YA and adult fiction - fantasy, sci fi & historical fiction are my faves.

    Tanya Patrice
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  2. I have read both books and loved Divergent.

  3. Thanks for popping by my blog Ive not read either of these books but they sound interesting so I'll check them out thanks for that. My TBR pile is growing at an alarmingly fast pace ! I hope this week is not so busy and there really isn't anything more annoying than someone talking over your book for your attention, its a pet peeve with me !

  4. I enjoyed Divergent but didn't continue the series. Maybe I will this year.

    I saw the movie Beautiful Creatures and am currently reading the book (I normally NEVER do that!) I always read first. I hope I enjoy the book. About 50% done.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog!

  5. Divergent is incredible. Hope you like it. Just found you on book blogs. New follower :)