Last week was the last full week of school left. This week is a three day week, and then there are exams, prom, and graduation. Busy times before summer vacation!
I don't know how I lucked out into picking this one up even when I had never heard about it on any blog, but guys, this was really good. It's written by a Canadian author and takes place in Vancouver where it's about a pretty current issue, missing women. It was written for the author's sister, and this book scared me. But, I think it's so powerful.
I also read less than 50 pages of Stormdancer and I wrote a mini-review for it. It counts as too little to be a book I fully read, though.
Didn't start it, and I'm not sure how far I'll get into it. Still, I'm expecting some great things.
On the Blog
The week began with my review of The Impossible Knife of Memory. I liked it.
Mari featured A Thousand Pieces of You for her WoW.
Next was some forward thinking as I considered the future of blogging. I'm happy to see that text as content isn't completely done.
Oh, and TSC is one and we're doing a giveaway (our first!) where there will be two winners who will receive one of two books: Red Rising or The Winner's Curse. It's international. #winning
Finally, Mari reviewed a book I've been bugging her to read since forever- Finnikin of the Rock. Obviously, she enjoyed it.
The Week That Was
More winding down as senior year ends. At this point, I'm getting relieved that it's ending. I feel like in a way, I'm already out the door because all I think about is next year. Keeping marks up and staying motivated is hard.
I also picked my courses! Half of them are political science courses, and I don't know what to expect. Hopefully, minimal essays (believe it or not, I despise writing long pieces) and lots of learning. Also, one very exciting course on Natural Disasters. ;)
It's also the World Cup! I really didn't care that much until I saw my dad and he cares a lot. He's so excited and I guess the enthusiasm is contagious. I know some people see events like the World Cup and the Olympics as useless, but I don't think they are. I know that in some places, like Iran where my dad grew up, soccer wasn't just a game. It's a distraction. It's honour and hope for a country. It's a pretty enormous display of nationalism, and just by watching a few of the games, while soccer is not my favourite sport (hockey is much more exciting), the passion in the stands is incredible. I think I would love to go to a World Cup one day. Also, I would love if Canada got in it too. Our women are pretty great and it's time for the guys to catch up.
Song of the Week
I like this song! The lyrics are so ballady in a way because they're so clear. I love the vocals, and the message certainly gets across. It's a very listenable song, and I like it! I haven't been listening to too many new songs, so it's impressive that this song made it. Knock You Out by Bingo Players.