This was a week full of Mondays. What I thought was going to be good a good week ended up being a week filled with unmotivated days and lots of unaccomplished tasks. That is why I am here, on Sunday, writing a blog about a Monday.
Thank goodness last week was more successful compared to this week. I managed to get a ton of reading done. To be specific, I finished two books. If you remember from my last Monday post: Hey, it’s Monday. I went into detail about the book I was reading at the time: Stephanie Meyer’s The Host. I thought The Host, overall, was great. From the very beginning I had a hard time putting the book down. Once I got to the end I was a little bit unsure. I knew they were going to save Melanie, but I was a little disappointed when the humans decided to keep Wanda around. It just shows how selfish humanity is I guess! She wanted to be shipped off to a new planet and they just kept her around in a place where she would be forced into hiding for basically the rest of her life! I just think it’s pretty funny. They ending does give me hope though. On a planet still crawling with parasitic aliens, the humans are staying hopefully and pushing on.
Originally, I was supposed to read The Diviners by Libba Bray. Unfortunately, that didn’t really work out the way I hoped, I had an issue with getting my hands on a copy. Instead I picked up a book by one of my favorite Young Adult Authors! After The Host I read Glass, by Ellen Hopkins. In high school I read Crank, Burned, and a few of her other novels. I found out that Glass was the sequel to Crank so I was pretty excited to pick it up. I think I finished it in less than two days. It was an awesome short read, I love how dark and raw and just how real Ellen Hopkins’ writing is. She’s not afraid to get into the ugly details and she portrays troubled teens in a very real light. This book in particular disappointed me a lot!! It wasn’t how it was written, it was the choices that were made. I had some very high hopes for the protagonist, Kristina. She just gave me let down after let down. I was not too impressed!! Anyways, from my research, I discovered that there is a third book to this story: Fallout. I might consider picking it up later on in the semester!