What I’ve Been Reading:
I finished reading Clockwork Princess (Cassandra Clare) and I think it’s safe to say that I AM A MESS. I finished it last night and had to go out for a walk afterwards just to clear my mind a bit. Honestly, that epilogue. It took me completely by surprise and I loved every word of it. It was perfect(ly heartbreaking). I barely got any sleep last night because I couldn’t stop thinking about it. I’m not even being coherent now writing this! I just need some time to dwell on it and really reflect about my feelings as a whole before I feel confident enough to write a well thought-out review. Right now, I just feel like this:
But I definitely loved it and it was the perfect end to what has become one of my all time favourite trilogies.
I also started reading City of Heavenly Fire (Cassandra Clare) last night. Clearly I’m in the Shadowhunter mood right now! I’ve been reading TMI for the past few years and I just need to know what happens. It’s been a long time coming and after finishing Clockwork Princess I just can’t help myself! I’m only a couple of chapters in right now but I’m really excited about the new perspective. Already this book feels quite dangerous – like literally anything could happen. So I’m going to be in a constant state of nervousness whilst reading this. I hate that feeling you get in the pit of your stomach that something bad is going to happen. But I feel ready. Ish. Bring it on!
My reading goals for this week: Obviously to finish reading City of Heavenly Fire. It’s quite huge so I’m not sure if I’ll have time to read anything else this week. We shall see!
What I’ve Been Watching:
So last week I joked about re-watching Criminal Minds right from the beginning and, you guessed it, that is exactly what I did! I don’t think I could ever get bored of this show. I’ve probably watched every episode at least 3 times each.
It’s quite weird how much I love watching crime/detective shows but I’ve never really read any crime fiction. I’ll read fantasy with these elements within them but never on its own. It’s kind of similar to how I love history and I’ll read loads of non-fiction about a certain period of time but I will very rarely read a straightforward historical fiction novel. I think I need to start branching out a bit and trying new genres to read from. Clearly I enjoy consuming crime and historical in some format so I’m sure I’ll enjoy reading fictional novels of these genres. Maybe I’ll put it as one of my reading resolutions for next year. Right now, I’m loving fantasy far too much to stop!
My watching goals for this week: Carry on watching the awesome show that is Criminal Minds. And I still haven’t seen X-Men yet! So I do need to make it a priority to go and watch that, too.