Musing Mondays: March 13


Musing Mondays is a weekly meme hosted by The Purple Booker. This meme asks you to choose one of the following prompts to answer each week:

I’m currently reading…
Up next I think I’ll read…
I bought the following book(s) in the past week…
I’m super excited to tell you about (book/author/bookish-news)…
I’m really upset by (book/author/bookish-news)…
I can’t wait to get a copy of…
I wish I could read ___, but…
I blogged about ____ this past week…

And then also proposes a random question.

This weeks random question is: Do you post book reviews right after you finish the book? Or do you wait a while so you can fully digest it before posting a review?

When I started with this blog I usually wrote and tried to post the reviews as soon as I finished with the books. But as it turns out, now it is taking me longer to write reviews because I am feeling more and more blank when trying to write something coherently. Now I am taking my sweet time with the reviews and I am enjoying that time to fully digest the content, because opinions can change even in a pair of days and even if I don’t go as profound as I would like in each review, I try to squeeze the story for all it’s got.

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For the not so random prompt, this week’s chosen one is I bought the following book(s) in the past week…

I was planning a buying ban for this month but thanks to a 5% off I decided to get hold of this three gorgeous books up here from Book Depository, all for less than 20€ !! First I wanted Before I Fall for that cover, I have this crush on Zoey that I wanted this perfect cover in my collection, plus I am really interested in the story behind it! Then I decided to pick up The Book of Phoenix thanks to Elizabeth @ Books and Pieces who raves about it! And lastly The Long Way To A Small And Angry Planet, one book with such a buzz around it that I still can’t believe I have not been spoiled at all, I’ve tried not to read a thing about it, not even the synopsis because I can’t wait to get it and want to go in blank!

Here I leave you the goodreads synopsis if you are interested and don’t know about this books yet!!

Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver, Contemporary.

What if you had only one day to live? What would you do? Who would you kiss? And how far would you go to save your own life?
Samantha Kingston has it all: the world’s most crush-worthy boyfriend, three amazing best friends, and first pick of everything at Thomas Jefferson High—from the best table in the cafeteria to the choicest parking spot. Friday, February 12, should be just another day in her charmed life.
Instead, it turns out to be her last.
Then she gets a second chance. Seven chances, in fact. Reliving her last day during one miraculous week, she will untangle the mystery surrounding her death—and discover the true value of everything she is in danger of losing.

The Book of Phoenix by Nnedi Okorafor, SciFi.

A fiery spirit dances from the pages of the Great Book. She brings the aroma of scorched sand and ozone. She has a story to tell….
The Book of Phoenix is a unique work of magical futurism. A prequel to the highly acclaimed, World Fantasy Award-winning novel, Who Fears Death, it features the rise of another of Nnedi Okorafor’s powerful, memorable, superhuman women.
Phoenix was grown and raised among other genetic experiments in New York’s Tower 7. She is an “accelerated woman”—only two years old but with the body and mind of an adult, Phoenix’s abilities far exceed those of a normal human. Still innocent and inexperienced in the ways of the world, she is content living in her room speed reading e-books, running on her treadmill, and basking in the love of Saeed, another biologically altered human of Tower 7.
Then one evening, Saeed witnesses something so terrible that he takes his own life. Devastated by his death and Tower 7’s refusal to answer her questions, Phoenix finally begins to realize that her home is really her prison, and she becomes desperate to escape.
But Phoenix’s escape, and her destruction of Tower 7, is just the beginning of her story. Before her story ends, Phoenix will travel from the United States to Africa and back, changing the entire course of humanity’s future.

The Long Way To A Small And Angry Planet by Becky Chambers, SciFi.

Somewhere within our crowded sky, a crew of wormhole builders hops from planet to planet, on their way to the job of a lifetime. To the galaxy at large, humanity is a minor species, and one patched-up construction vessel is a mere speck on the starchart. This is an everyday sort of ship, just trying to get from here to there.
But all voyages leave their mark, and even the most ordinary of people have stories worth telling. A young Martian woman, hoping the vastness of space will put some distance between herself and the life she‘s left behind. An alien pilot, navigating life without her own kind. A pacifist captain, awaiting the return of a loved one at war.
Set against a backdrop of curious cultures and distant worlds, this episodic tale weaves together the adventures of nine eclectic characters, each on a journey of their own.


7 thoughts on “Musing Mondays: March 13

  1. Ali (@thebandarblog) says:

    The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet took me so much by surprise – it was just randomly on my Goodreads TBR, so I decided to read it, and HOLY CRAP it turned into one of my favorite book. As soon as I finished it, I ALMOST just opened it up and started it again! If you like sci-fi and are okay with not a ton of action, you should READ IT!! I billed it as “Star Trek meets Friends” — so good!

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