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April 1-7 wrap up!

Hello friends!

I didn’t mean to go MIA on you but life took quite a few unexpected turns and I ended up taking an unplanned hiatus. Which was interesting to say the least.

I have come to the conclusion that I am trash for getting monthly wrap ups done in a timely manner and posted so I thought for this month at least I would try to do some weekly wrap ups, just to see if these actually work better for me. (I have a feeling they will because they will be shorter, and the books will be fresh so I won’t have to think if I liked that book or what rating I gave it)

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This week I only read 3 books, but I’m sure that I will be reading more this week, I’m joining up with the O.W.L.S Readathon, in which you read 12 books corresponding to the 12 classes, and 2 of the 3 books I read this week were for that. As you can see from all the books up there, I’m planning on shooting for Hermione levels (aka finishing all the books).

 

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First book I read: Midnight Jesus by Jamie Blaine.

This was a nonfiction Christian book with small stories about how to find grace and God, even when you didn’t think that was where they would be. I personally thought this was a pretty good book, though I would have liked it to go a bit deeper in each chapter but, still over all pretty good. I gave it a 3.5 star rating. I really did enjoy a lot of the stories told in there.

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Next book was the Picture of Dorian Grey by Oscar Wilde.

I had read this book before but it was years ago, back probably in high school.

I forgot a lot of it, though it was short, which I didn’t expect. This book also got a 3.5 star rating from me, though I think I would have given it higher, but it had a pretty dry portion in the middle, which was surprising because again it was so short. And the cover is just gorgeous! (I adore all these penguin English classic editions, so expect to see a lot of them in the future!)

 

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Final book I read this week was The Ragamuffin Gospel by Brennan Manning.

This was also a nonfiction Christian book about grace and mercy and holiness. It was a reread for me, and funny enough when I was reading Midnight Jesus this is the book that I kept thinking about reading next so I guess that works out.

 

All in all, not a bad reading week. I did work quite a bit at my second job, and in between that I’m trying to pack and get everything sorted to get ready to move (in less then 3 weeks now) so hopefully I can get everything ready before then.

Anyways, hope y’all are having a good day!

Remember, Life is too short for mediocre books!

~Stephanie

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3 thoughts on “April 1-7 wrap up!

  1. I’m loving the Magical Readathon so far, haha! πŸ˜€
    Read Forest of a Thousand Lanterns a couple of months back and it was way darker than I expected it to be, but I still really liked it. Hope you will too! πŸ™‚ Defy the Stars is.. somewhere on my TBR-shelves.. The skies know when I’ll ever get around to reading it..

    Happy reading! πŸ™‚

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  2. Cait @ Paper Fury says:

    Ooh good luck with the moving! And these seem like pretty intense books too so congrats on getting through them so fast. πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰And I hope the weekly recaps work better for you! I sometimes forget everything that happened by the time I get to the end of the month too haha.

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