What I read in August

aka it was a hard month, but it paid off.

 


I started off August with high hopes and free time, unfortunately, things slowed down towards the last two weeks and thus we have:

 

 

To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before

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I loved all of the soft, squishy feelings this book gave me. Peter was adorable in both the book and the movie (even though he pretended to be anything but), Lara Jean was adorably pure and gah. So cute.

(If overly cute, juvenile relationship ideals aren’t your thing, this book won’t be for you. Remember, our MC has never been in a relationship before this.)

 

 

 

Vicious

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Victoria is queen. This must be acknowledged. I also need to get Vengeful in my hands immediately. I don’t know why it took me this long to get to this one, but I regret that. Also, who’s really the bad guy here? This one leaves you twisted.

(It can leave you a bit confused with all the time hopping but..stick with it.)

 

 

The Lightning Thief

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I get why this is a favorite for so many people. Yes, it’s ridiculous to think twelve and thirteen-year-olds are in charge of saving the world. Yes, it’s ridiculous to think that twelve and thirteen-year-olds are mature enough to figure out the intricacies of the plot (i.e the double crossing). The adults are all stupid, but I like the friendship and the mythology. A lot.

(Give it a miss if you hate the chosen one who’s literally a child YA trope.)

 

 

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This one took a long time for me to warm up to, and I was thisclose to flouncing, but I stuck with it. And boy was it worth it. That last third of the book was intense. And that CLIFFHANGER?! So cruel.

(Have some patience with this one, as it takes a while before anything REAL happens. But when you get to the twist, they keep on coming.)

 

 

 

Goblet of Fire

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I mean, duh! Dark, moody, Dark Moody and so. much. action!

 



 

I didn’t realize that I had such highly rated reads until writing this post when my mood certainly wasn’t anything close to positive. I guess that is a testimony to how well these books worked as a form of escapism. Good on them.

 


What have you been reading?

 

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Currently Reading

aka another one of these?!

 


Yes, I know that it’s Monday and that I usually do these types of posts on a Friday, but…well, here we are.

 

 

As I type this, I’ve just finished Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, which continues to prove one of my favorites in the series. Now I am about to re-enter another world that I love:

 

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I can’t wait to fall in love with Simon and Baz all over again.

 


What are you currently reading?

 

Dee ^_^

Monday Reads

aka What I’m reading this week!

 

 


This one shouldn’t be too hard for those of you who are following my Goodreads updates, but, for those of you who only see these posts, this might be welcome information.

 

 

These week on ‘Dee Reads for Food’ we have:

 

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Have you ever played two truths and a lie?

Emma has. Her first summer away from home, she learned how to play the game. And she learned how to lie.

Then three of her new friends went into the woods and never returned . . .

Now, years later, Emma has been asked to go back to the newly re-opened Camp Nightingale. She thinks she’s laying old ghosts to rest but really she’s returning to the scene of a crime.

Because Emma’s innocence might be the biggest lie of all…

I really enjoyed Final Girls, especially Sager’s writing style, so this one was a no brainer. Getting approved for this ARC definitely made my day. Expected date of publication: July 12, 2018.

 

I’m also listening to the audiobook of

 

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I told you, I’m in the mood for rereads.

 


What are you reading this week?

Fandom Friday – As good as the real deal.

aka the time I couldn’t be happier to talk about fanfiction.


 

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How do I get this as a phone case, laptop cover, t-shirt, sweater…you get the idea.

 

It’s all about Fanfiction today and I cannot begin to tell you how happy I am that fanfiction is becoming more mainstream. I remember in the early years of reading and writing fic, people would make snide comments and stereotype us as ‘overweight, single and lonely women who were bored with their lives”. Now there are mainstream media stories about its merits. Never thought I’d see the day!

 

Okay, enough reminiscing about the olden days, on to the real reason that we’re all here: FANFICTION*.

 

*(For anyone who might be confused, fanfiction is a genre of writing loosely based on a tv show/movie/book. It can be as tame as fluffy childhood stories or as raunchy as Fifty Shades of Grey which began as a Twilight fic. The three biggest websites for fanfiction are:Β fanfiction.net,Β wattpadΒ  andΒ tumblr.Β )

 

Twilight

 

Usually, I stick to T or M rated stories, the fascination of which started when I tried filling the void left by the abandoned Midnight Sun manuscript. This was what started me in fanfiction in the first place and I haven’t looked back since. I love stories of Renee and Charlie before things went kaput, but mainly I just like to read stories of my favorite couples being normal. No more Volturi lurking around the corner, and no Renesmee (sorry Jake).

 

 

 

Harry Potter

 

Here is where my writing of fanfiction began. I wanted more, and that epilogue just teased me. I wanted to see Rose and Scorpius become ‘a thing’. I wanted to see Teddy grow up and have his own family. I just…wanted. Of course, this was pre-Cursed Child, which completely threw my story so far out of canon that I can’t even. But this was the beginning. Reading wise, I love reading New Generation stories (the kids of our favorite kids) and Marauders fics. James and Sirius’ shenanigans needs documenting dammit, and if J. K won’t give us, I’ll find it elsewhere.

 

 

 

Carry On

 

This one was a veeeery recent addition to my addiction. I already talked about my problems letting go so I won’t reiterate.

 


Honourable mentions (fandoms I used to read but haven’t in a while)

 

Remember Me – he shouldn’t have died. That’s all.

Vampires – usually original paranormal fics. It filled a hole before I got into J.R Ward and Lara Adrian.

 


Are you a fanfic reader? Are you curious?? If you need or have any rec’s, lemme kno!

 

Dee ^_^