Hello, people. How are you all??? How’s your life and Covid??? I am doing great right now. Reading and trying to control my life is very hard but I think it’s worth it. I am reading as much as I can. I am almost done with all my exams except one that will be over by the 16th. Hopefully, as soon as it’s over, I will be free. Do you think I will be free??? I forgot about the assignments that a stranger from my college reminded me about. Yeah, I don’t know her but she is in my class and I don’t know why people always remember my name when they want homework/assignments/answers. So on this exhaustive note, let’s start this blog shall we???
So I wanted to do something else except book reviews so I thought I should upload a WWW Wednesday blog as it’s been so long since I last did that. Besides I wanted everyone to know what I want to read and wanted some new books recommendations too. So let’s get started, people.
Readers, let me explain the format of the post to you. I will first write about the books I read, then about the books, I am currently reading and then I will tell you what I wish to read next.
•What Did I Read???
I read this book after borrowing it from my sister. This book was okay. I liked it somehow and didn’t like it. I have a lot of doubts about this book and mixed feelings too. I think I will try to post the review too. I read this book a month back but recently I have been reading slow and easy to avoid entering a slump and as I also have a lot of review books to read so yeah, less time more books🤣. But I will try to post a review of this book soon.
This book is a 5 star read for me. I loved how the suspense was built and how it was nicely carved through. This was my first James Patterson book and I bought so many more books by him after I read this one (Book Haul coming soon, after exams). This book’s review will be out as soon as I can because I have a lot of reviews pending. It’s a great book for me that’s sure.
This book was a pride month read of June for me. I read this book in my own hosted book Club, called Omnilegent Book Club. We all enjoyed and discussed this book on 26th June and I wanted to write a review on this soon as possible but as you know too many pending reviews. I will still be posting this book’s review soon. I am happy and kind of attached to this book as my bestie is also trying to read it. Hope she reads it soon, I don’t like giving out my books to non-readers!!! They don’t know how to take care of them!!!!
•What Am I Reading???
The title section of Kim Hyesoon’s powerful new book, Autobiography of Death, consists of forty-nine poems, each poem representing a single day during which the spirit roams after death before it enters the cycle of reincarnation. The poems not only give voice to those who met unjust deaths during Korea’s violent contemporary history, but also unveil what Kim calls “the structure of death, that we remain living in.” Autobiography of Death, Kim’s most compelling work to date, at once reenacts trauma and narrates our historical death—how we have died and how we survive within this cyclical structure. In this sea of mirrors, the plural “you” speaks as a body of multitudes that has been beaten, bombed, and buried many times over by history. The volume concludes on the other side of the mirror with “Face of Rhythm,” a poem about individual pain, illness, and meditation.
I just finished this book today evening. I had already created this format and put all photos in this line and was lazy to change it so I didn’t change this book into the Read category. This book was mind-blowing again. I don’t know if my standard has decreased or I am just getting good books or what!!! But this book made me emotional and got me thinking a lot about death too. As I just lost my aunt and sister, I could relate to this book a lot and its poetry so what’s better than that. I started reading South Korean books after a K-pop band BTOB intrigued me into Korean culture and ethics. This is my first book from South Korea and I have created a small Bookclub regarding this too so hope to read more of them in the future. **Finger crossed**
Yadriel has summoned a ghost, and now he can’t get rid of him.
When his traditional Latinx family has problems accepting his gender, Yadriel becomes determined to prove himself a real brujo. With the help of his cousin and best friend Maritza, he performs the ritual himself, and then sets out to find the ghost of his murdered cousin and set it free.
However, the ghost he summons is actually Julian Diaz, the school’s resident bad boy, and Julian is not about to go quietly into death. He’s determined to find out what happened and tie up some loose ends before he leaves. Left with no choice, Yadriel agrees to help Julian, so that they can both get what they want. But the longer Yadriel spends with Julian, the less he wants to let him leave.
I have been intrigued by the LGBTQ+ community a lot. Reading and learning more about them is really interesting to me these days and I have a friend + Co-host of my Omnilegent Bookclub called fantasy land who has joined me in reading books related to the community so here we are exploring The Cemetery Boys. I have read about 3 chapters in this book but due to exams couldn’t continue although I do hope to continue soon now that exams are almost over.
Asylum is a thrilling and creepy photo-novel perfect for fans of the New York Times bestseller Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children.
For sixteen-year-old Dan Crawford, New Hampshire College Prep is more than a summer program—it’s a lifeline. An outcast at his high school, Dan is excited to finally make some friends in his last summer before college. But when he arrives at the program, Dan learns that his dorm for the summer used to be a sanatorium, more commonly known as an asylum. And not just any asylum—a last resort for the criminally insane.
As Dan and his new friends, Abby and Jordan, explore the hidden recesses of their creepy summer home, they soon discover it’s no coincidence that the three of them ended up here. Because the asylum holds the key to a terrifying past. And some secrets refuse to stay buried.
I have been wanting to read this book for so many years now that I can’t even tell you. I am 5 chapters into it and I am already intrigued. I started reading this book because of my Bookclub and now that not only me but also others are reading it, we have some really nice moments to share in the book club. I am trying to read and finish this book soon as the discussion is pending. Due to everyone having exams, we extended all the discussions of July Books to August so yeah, gotta read this soon to host the discussion.
•What I Will Be Reading In The Near Future???
This book is a collection of poems by the great Sufi poet of Punjab, Bulleh Shah (1680-1758), translated into English by Taufiq Rafat, one of Pakistan’s premier English language poets.
Born Abdullah Shah, Bulleh Shah belonged to the oral tradition and his poems are primarily in Punjabi as well as in Siraiki. Bulleh Shah’s poetry is in the Kafi style, already established with the Sufis who preceded him, and extensively use the Rubbay (Quatrain) form. Several of his verses are an integral part of the traditional repertoire of Qawwali, the musical genre which represents the devotional music of the Sufis. Following the tradition of Sufi poetry, the poems in this collection refer to love of or for God, or the Mentor, or the desire for absorption in nature, described through symbolic references to local customs pertaining to weddings, funerals, journeys, and harvests
I am reading this to not only celebrate India and Pakistan’s independence day but also to show that literature has no bounds. Bulleh Shah was born before the India-Pakistan Partition in 1947. He writes poems about Allah, atrocities against Muslim women, and also on love and sadness. I wanted to read this book a long time back and while selecting books for the Bookclub, I found this. I will read this to celebrate the culture that is way above India and Pakistan’s partition. Hopefully, people don’t get offended but I said what I felt.
Achilles, “the best of all the Greeks,” son of the cruel sea goddess Thetis and the legendary king Peleus, is strong, swift, and beautiful, irresistible to all who meet him. Patroclus is an awkward young prince, exiled from his homeland after an act of shocking violence. Brought together by chance, they forge an inseparable bond, despite risking the gods’ wrath.
They are trained by the centaur Chiron in the arts of war and medicine, but when word comes that Helen of Sparta has been kidnapped, all the heroes of Greece are called upon to lay siege to Troy in her name. Seduced by the promise of a glorious destiny, Achilles joins their cause, and torn between love and fear for his friend, Patroclus follows. Little do they know that the cruel Fates will test them both as never before and demand a terrible sacrifice.
This book is mythology, we are reading it for the Mythology Theme of the book club. This book has an intriguing synopsis and I have wanted to read this book for a long time. I will be reading the kindle version of this book and I have high expectations from it. I will start it soon and hopefully, review it here too. Just pray that I stay active here.
The circus arrives without warning. No announcements precede it. It is simply there, when yesterday it was not. Within the black-and-white striped canvas tents is an utterly unique experience full of breathtaking amazements. It is called Le Cirque des Rêves, and it is only open at night.
But behind the scenes, a fierce competition is underway—a duel between two young magicians, Celia and Marco, who have been trained since childhood expressly for this purpose by their mercurial instructors. Unbeknownst to them, this is a game in which only one can be left standing, and the circus is but the stage for a remarkable battle of imagination and will. Despite themselves, however, Celia and Marco tumble headfirst into love—a deep, magical love that makes the lights flicker and the room grow warm whenever they so much as brush hands.
True love or not, the game must play out, and the fates of everyone involved, from the cast of extraordinary circus performers to the patrons, hang in the balance, suspended as precariously as the daring acrobats overhead.
Written in rich, seductive prose, this spell-casting novel is a feast for the senses and the heart.
I will be reading this book for the Omnilegent Bookclub too. We are exploring different genres and different books and I am glad we are reading all kinds of books. This will be my first fantasy book ever, I am so excited. Hope it turns out nice. I am thinking of adding a synopsis of the books but that would just lengthen this so let’s see. I think I will add for the current reads and for the upcoming reads so that you can know what kind of book reviews you can expect next.
So that’s it for today. I hope you loved this WWW Wednesday post. I will be back soon with one more reviews and posts. Hope you all are safe and sound. Take care and see you soon, until then…
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