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Infinite Country by Patricia Engel | Thoughts

   Published : 2021   ||    Format : print   ||    Location : Colombia ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆   What was it about the country that kept everyone hostage to its fantasy? The previous month, on its own soil, an American man went to his job at a plant and gunned down fourteen coworkers, and last spring alone there were four different school shootings. A nation at war with itself, yet people still spoke of it as some kind of paradise.. Thoughts : Infinite Country follows two characters - young Talia, who at the beginning of this book, escapes a girl’s reform school in North Colombia so that she can make her previously booked flight to the US. Before she can do that, she needs to travel many miles to reach her father and get her ticket to the rest of her family. As we follow Talia’s treacherous journey south, we learn about how she ended up in the reform school in the first place and why half her family resides in the US. Infinite Country tells the story of her family through the other protagonist, El

Some Light Reading For Now | The Book Update

Hello dear friends! It's been a while since I've talked about books. I'm not reading much but I'm trying to get more of it into my day. This is the part about new jobs and / or new places that can be hard - it gets so busy that it's difficult to squeeze in any kind of hobbies.

Finished reading

Saga by Brian Vaughan and Fiona Staples: As always, this series is stellar. I loved this one and boy, did it throw some emotional punches along the way. There were more heartbreaking heartbreaks in this one than in the previous books, if that makes sense. It's been a while since I read the last Saga volume so it took me a while to get my bearing - I had to reread certain sections of the previous volume, but then that's the challenge with series books.

Waking Gods by Sylvain Neuvel: I enjoyed Sleeping Giants quite a bit but not so much that I wanted to read the sequel. However, when I saw this ebook at Netgalley, I decided that I did want to read the sequel after all. Sadly, this book didn't live up to my anticipation. It wasn't as engaging as the previous book was and there were way too many philosophical passages than I wanted to read. I think in this case, it may have just been me and not the book that was the problem because a lot of readers on Goodreads have enjoyed it.

Currently reading

Landline by Rainbow Rowell: I've loved / liked most of Rainbow Rowell's books. (I still haven't read Carry On though). So far, I'm not impressed with this one though. Again, I wonder if it's just me and not the book. I've been picking lighter books just because of how busy I have been but I wonder if that's not what my brain really wants to read. Maybe my next book will be something deeper but then I'll have to read more often than I do now.

What's Next?

Last week I picked a couple of graphic novels from the library - Nimona and Dare to Disappoint. Considering my record with print books (abysmal), there is very little chance that I will be reading either. But I'm hoping I will somehow find the time or opportunity to read them. I prefer reading graphic novels in print - it's a better way to enjoy the medium. I did read Saga as an ebook but only because I was desperate to read it.

    Are any of you doing the readathon next weekend?


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