I struggled with my reading some the last week. I had a rather stressful week with things happening around me. My brother was in the hospital and I just was feeling stressed with all the changes in my life lately. All I really wanted to do is stay home and read but I didn’t get much of a chance at the beginning. Finally near the end of the week, I got more selfish and just said I needed some time to myself. I was getting needlessly frustrated and upset with my family and I just needed some time to relax.
My review for Six of Crows is below. My unfiltered thoughts on Six of Crows was that it was Fast and the Furious for 14 year old girls with the same writing expected from the Fast and the Furious movie franchise. If they can jump out of a plane in cars during Furious 7, I guess Kaz Brekker can have everything go perfect for him to pull off a heist.
I will work on a more traditional review of The Golem and the Jinni this coming week but my unfiltered thoughts is that I really screwed up by listening to this on audiobook at 1x speed. Because of the device I use to listen to audiobooks, I couldn’t make the narration faster, and I got bored to death. Snooze-fest 2016. Finally near the end of the audiobook I used my phone to listen to the audiobook at 1.5x speed and it made a big difference. It’s a book with pretty great world building and some memorable characters but wow was it slow at times. There were so many added point of views that just didn’t do a whole lot for me. I was so happy when I finished. Not a bad book at all, I just listened to it wrongly, and it didn’t completely work for me.
I started Theft of Swords by Michael J. Sullivan and I’m getting really into it. I’m only 100 pages in and I can already tell I’m going to enjoy this. The writing isn’t anything special, just a fun buddy combo of characters, but I think it is going to pay off. I kept this book back for a time when I was stressed out and this was the time to start it.
Movies: As far as movies I only watched Sicario. It was pretty good. 4/5 I really enjoyed the more minimalist approach to the story but I know other people disliked it because it was trying to be something it wasn’t.
TV: I caught up on some TV shows this week. I finished off Galavant and it was fantastic. If you love comedy and musicals, check that show out. I started watching The Goldbergs and it reminds me so much of my early childhood.
Exercising/Diet: I failed pretty bad at exercising and my diet this week. I only went to the gym twice all week and I was eating some pretty awful things at the beginning of the week. Going to have to do much better next week.
Music: I listened to a lot of piano music this week. Kyle Landry created a new youtube channel with synthesia, showing the notes on a digital keyboard. I absolutely love it. Check it out here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdkSsVttkG60X5nC0CJ2Xjg This one is my favorite:
My reading goals for this coming week is to finish up Theft of Swords by next Sunday. I am also starting Gene Wolfe’s The Shadow of the Torturer and looking forward to see what all the hubbub is about Wolfe’s writing. My next audiobook is going to be The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin. I am going to try to listen to this on my phone only so I can adjust the speed and not have the issue I had with Golem and the Jinni. I’m thinking about investing in a pair of bluetooth wireless earbuds to make exercising easier but not sure.
I need to film 3 review videos and write one review sometime this week, so that’ll be fun.
So that is what happened this last week and what I have planned for this upcoming week. Hope everyone has an amazing up coming week and loves their books.