Current Reads: 05/29/2020

Hello everyone, I hope you’ve been having a good week!

Today I wanted to talk about books I’m currently reading, and have been thinking of reading/re-reading. Let’s get into it!

Currently, I’m still reading On Edge by Andrea Petersen, a non-fiction book about the author’s personal struggle, and research concerning anxiety. Although it’s an interesting read, it’s one of those books I’ll read a couple chapters, and be fine with putting it down for a couple weeks šŸ˜‚ I’ve been reading it for awhile, but there is a lot in depth explanations about different experiments that were conducted to learn more about anxiety, which makes it hard to read through quickly.

For the TL;DR version, every time I pick it up, I enjoy reading it, but I also have no problem putting it down for long periods of time.

I also recently started reading The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson. This book has been on my radar for a long time, and last year for my birthday, my manager gave it to me as a present, as he loves the Stormlight Archives so much. When I first started reading it, there was a lot of exposition and learning about the world in which the story exists. I haven’t read high fantasy books in a while, so it was hard to get into at first, but after the first 34 pages, the story really started peaking my interest. I want to get a little further in the book before forming an opinion, but so far I’ve been enjoying The Way of Kings, and just generally getting back into the high fantasy genre.

Though I’m in the middle of reading a couple books, there are a couple other books I’ve been wanting to pick up and read.

The first book, All the Light We Cannot See is a WWII novel set in Paris and Germany and follows Marie-Laure LeBlanc, a twelve year old Parisian whose father works at the Museum of Natural History, and Werner Pfennig, a German orphan who’s taking care of his little sister, and is enlisted into the army for his skills in building radios to be used to track down the resistance. They eventually come together in Saint-Malo, and as is written on the blurb, “Doerr illuminates the ways, against all odds, people try to be good to one another.”

I love a good WWII story, and after hearing all the praise about the book when it first came out, I bought it, and tried reading it. Even though I liked All the Light We Cannot See, I couldn’t get into it because I wasn’t in the mood to read that type of story, so I put it down. I haven’t picked it up since, but recently it’s been catching my eye more and more, so I’ll probably be picking it up soon.

The other book is actually something I’ve been wanting to re-read since I started watching Avatar: The Last Airbender on Netflix. When I was younger, I had only seen the first season, and while watching the show, I was reading a book called The Faery Reel: Tales from the Twilight Realm. It’s a book of short stories revolving around the faery realm, written by various authors including Neil Gaiman and Holly Black. I enjoyed reading it back in middle school, and for the sake of nostalgia, I keep feeling the need to re-read it again.

That’s about all I have for today! Before I end this post, my questions for you, are:

Do you have any books you associate with specific TV shows?

Any books you’ve had sitting around that you’re interested in reading, but haven’t picked up yet?

On that note, I will see you guys next week with a new post!

-Erin šŸ™‚

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Twitter: @ENordhof

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