So I have come to the conclusion that I honestly struggle with getting these Monday blogs finalized and posted on a Monday! I’m going to be like one of those inconsistent you tubers that always promise a video on Wednesday, but the video gets posted on a Friday.
So this last week I have really gotten into the whole book clubbing process. After communicating with my book club, we have decided on three different books to read this semester (so far). The first book is a graphic novel titled The Graveyard Book, the second is a novel highlighting gun violence by Jason Reynolds called Long Way Down, and the third is a police brutality novel titled The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas. I didn’t really know how quickly the group planned on getting through our books so I started two of them at the same time and that’s basically all I’ve been doing this last week.
The first book we have decided to read as a whole is The Graveyard Book, so I am a majority of the way through it. Growing up, I never really got into reading comic books or graphic novels so I find the process of getting through this novel rather comical even though the novel is far from comical. The novel itself is supposed to be horror based but I’m sure seeing me figure out how to read each page is silly story on it’s own! I do enjoy it though, it’s so different from anything I have read before. In my younger years I had become quite fond of the horror genre, specifically Anne Rice. With that being said, I read about a lot of vampires, not ghosts. Taking this turn is interesting and following the story of Bod and Silas is awesome in it’s own way! I would be totally freaked out if I was an orphan taken in by ghosts. But these ghosts have a whole respect for Bod that I can appreciate and they teach him so many valuable life lessons along the way. Who better to teach you about life than someone who has lived all the way through it?
The next book I’ve started, that I plan on reading this week is Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds. From what I can tell, we have chosen an interesting selection of books that are all decently controversial in their own way. This novel in particular covers a topic that is pretty big in our country today: gun violence and gun control. I really look forward to seeing where the novel will go! I have a pretty good feeling!
Anyways, everyone have a good week!