Weekly Wrap Up (24)

Welcome to the Weekly Wrap-up with Bookmunchies. This is our weekly update that combines Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer‘s SUNDAY POST and Tynga’s Reviews‘ STACKING THE SHELVES. This is a post to share news, to recap the week on the blog, share new reads and new books, and upcoming fun for the week ahead!

Hey guys, Jackie here,

August isn’t feeling much like August. Instead August feels like September. The only thing that makes it feel like it’s still August is that the heat continue to be persistent. This week has been pretty low key at work. And I also DNF another book. It’s frustrating when a book doesn’t work out even though you want it to. I hate it when it happens especially if the book is part of a series because I really want to see how the book is shaping up. However, since the book I DNF (King’s Cage by Victoria Aveyard) didn’t have anything memorable going on for the first 200 pages I’m pretty sure it’s not going to change for the last 200 pages (it’s a 400 page book). Time to move onto the next book I guess. I ended up borrowing the Before I Fall movie and while I haven’t watched too far into it yet, I remember hating the characters a lot in the book and that feeling doesn’t seem to change for the movie yet.

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[DNF] King’s Cage by Victoria Aveyard: For a third book I was expecting a lot of action, however, almost 200 pages in I was bored and it was frustrating.


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15 Replies to “Weekly Wrap Up (24)”

  1. I will say that one thing I learned from blogging is that DNFing is ok and actually makes me a better reader. I use to hold out until the last page. Now if I am not feeling it by the 25% mark I am out. I haven’t had a reading slump since. Hope the week ahead is delightful with a 5-star read!

    1. I’m trying to better about DFNing, but it’s hard because I end up feeling guilty for not finishing it after though the funny thing is I used to DFN a lot when I was a kid.

  2. I found Glass Sword to be a laborious read, and after seeing early reviews, I decided to just pass on the Red Queen series. I was sort of sad, because I loved the first book so much, but it was moving in a direction I didn’t care for. Before I Fall is actually my favorite Lauren Oliver book. I just loved the evolution of Sam, and I found myself in tears at the end.

    1. I agree with you. Really enjoyed the first book of the Red Queen series, but Glass Sword was mostly all talk and I just got lost in the middle of the conversation and forgot what the series was about. Yes, I loved Before I Fall the book, but the movie? Not so much.

  3. I barely finished the last three books I tried to read. I hate that feeling, the one where I’m forcing myself to finish a book.


    1. Oh no! I hope you will finish your next read. Don’t force yourself to finish a book if you don’t feel like it.

  4. DNFing books is tough, but I have gotten much better about it. If a book isn’t working, I am done. There are too many AMAZING books out there to waste time on bad books!
    Hope you have a good week!

    1. Totally true especially if it’s a required reading assignment then I don’t think there’s much you can do about DNFing those. I don’t think there’s such thing as bad books…it’s just the way the authors execute them and have so much potential but don’t utilize the potential well.

  5. It could be worse 😀 Worse being Finland where it’s like cold and dark for 9 months and then summer is kind of like a mix of Autumn and Spring. It’s been raining all the time o.O

    King’s Cage had a slower pace, I think than the first two books

  6. I tried reading the first book in that series but couldn’t get into it. I felt completely left out since everyone loved her book. I’ve actually been having a tough go with books recently. Not sure if it’s a me or them thing but if the story doesn’t grip my attention, I end up putting it down and move on.

    1. I’ve been seeing quite a lot of positive reviews on King’s Cage and I’m sitting here thinking nope, I don’t quite get why all these people are saying omg this book is so awesome. Sometimes the reviews leave me a bit puzzled. But, hey if a book doesn’t work out for you it doesn’t. Everyone’s taste is different.

  7. It’s always to DNf a book, but sometimes you have to. You made it pretty far, so I dare say, you gave it ample time to hook you. I hope your next read does. 🙂

    Happy reading.

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  8. oh I am sorry to hear that you had to DNF a book…that is the WORST!!!

  9. That’s too bad about DNFing! August feels like July here xD we had crazy heat just this week. Glad that has passed!

  10. Sorry about the dnf. It is always hard when you can’t finish a book that is part of a series and you get halfway through it. I hope you have a good week!

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