Hey guys! Long time no see! I know I haven’t posted in 2 weeks which may not seem like a lot to others, but it’s the longest I’ve gone without updating this blog since June 2018 – 9 months ago.
I have been blessed with a big library. For so long, I only resided in the teen fiction section. Then, after a chat with one of my friends, I realised she had read all of the Jane Austen books… without even telling me?
So, I kid you not when I say it took me 45 minutes of delight to find the Jane Austen section of the library. I did really enjoy the hunt though, and my sister and I came across the Star Wars section along the way, which was so cool.
We needed to leave soon, and my sister was very tired by now, and I was just telling her, “one more minute! Come on, how is it I’m finding so many books about Jane Austen, but none by her?” Then, I finally found this book. I am actually so blind it was on the shelf below the one I was looking at.
I grabbed it because my friend was saying I should read this one first. I’m exactly 100 pages through, and I’ve read Pride and Prejudice and Mansfield Park by Jane Austen, and I’m pretty sure she’s using this book to laugh at society one way or another, but I have to say I’m a bit tired of Emma and if she doesn’t turn from a prig to a much likeable character by the end of the book I will be sorely disappointed.
Otherwise, I should probably consult Sparknotes (weird I’m doing this for the first time for a book that isn’t required reading… I’m so weird) as to read the analysis will most likely be interesting. Either way, I really don’t want to DNF this but I also kinda want to DNF this. ugh.
Musa and the Blade
I haven’t been doing that many Islamic-fic posts as of late, but basically I am extremely dissatisfied by a lot of the current Islamic-fic books out there, because I’ve found the majority of them to be an extremely inaccurate representation of Muslims, at least from my perspective, and I’m a Muslim through and through.
So when the author contacted me about his book, I was really excited to give it a go because it finally looks like good representation. And it definitely is good representation… but for quite a few years back, which makes for a really interesting read.
I’m 80 pages through this (which is bad because the author gave me a copy of this book back in January) and I’m liking it so far, and I’m looking forward to seeing where the plot and character development goes.
I’m reading this for what seems like the billionth time (required reading). It’s pretty short and I should be done by now but I’m just procrastinating reading it because as good as this book may be, it’s very boring if you get what I mean (I’m fully aware I just contradicted myself…).
Anyway, those are the books I’m currently reading. I was going to do a February wrap-up but then I realised I’d basically only read two books in February… one of which I’ve already forgotten about, and the other which I’ve already talked way too much about (and still requires a final post). Hopefully March is a better reading month! What books are you currently reading?