The Weekly Progress is a type of wrap up post that happens every Sunday on The Sirenic Codex looking on the week that was.
Bear with me here, it's Saturday night and lately I have a hard time staying up past 8:30, so this post may be even more rambly than usual.
Let's get to the books.
I did a reread of Code Name Verity for the Elizabeth Wein event in Ottawa (there's a recap). It was a while since I read it and so the ending blindsided me all over again. The Pledge was less interesting although I still adore the cover. I wrote a review for that too.
Yeah, I know I said I don't like zombies, and honestly I try my best not to look at the cover for this book because it's gruesome, but I decided to give the story a shot and so far it's not bad. I like the writing style and some of the characters, although the main character is incredibly immature. I'm curious to see what happens next.
The Week That Was
I volunteered at the Elizabeth Wein event and I got Code Name Verity signed. I also won a signed copy of Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo so that was fun! And I managed to get my hands on The Burning Sky by Sherry Thomas so I'm definitely looking forward to reading that book too. So it was a pretty great book week.
Last week, I wasn't the most upbeat, but this week was pretty great. I joined some clubs at school and have gotten into some sort of rhythm. I'm exhausted though. It seems like I accumulate hours of sleep missed until the weekend where I make up for it. I'm the type that needs a lot of sleep yet refuses to take naps. I'll probably go to sleep after writing this post.
It started off with my review of Masque of the Red Death which didn't impress me.
Mari featured Crash Into You as her WoW pick, which just reminds me that I haven't read Dare You To yet.
Then, I posted about ways to make a good reading experience even better by adding things like chocolate and music.
Mari reviewed Crown of Midnight too, which I may end up reading.
Overall, I think it was a good content week .
Goodreads vs. BookLikes
I'm extremely annoyed that I had to delete my really long post about how awesome Goodreads is, but at this point I'm not moving, policies be damned. Goodreads made a stupid decision because now I don't really trust them anymore, but their catalogue is still the best so I'll use it until BookLikes or some other website catches up. Also, and this may seem incredibly lame to some people, but I'm not joining BookLikes until they get an app. I mostly use Goodreads through my phone anyway, and features like barcode scanning are not just for fun: they are musts. Until BookLikes has a comparable app and catalogue, I'm not interested.
I am curious though for those that have made the switch: thoughts?
Song of the Week
This song has this awesome melodic part, and this awesome drop. It's catchy in a lot of ways. I dare you not to groove to the beat. Epic by Sandro Silva & Quintino
Have a great week guys!