Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Return of Rawr Reader?

Rawr Reader,

Last August I made the decision to take a "vacation" from my blog which might have led many of you who ardently follow my blog into thinking it turned into a retirement. 

Last fall I didn't make much of an effort to try and return to my blogging and I apologize, my only excuse being I was taking a foreign language and a high leveled literature class, along with 2 other classes which made reading on the side difficult. I thought spring would be the semester of my return, however taking 3 English classes (2 lit and 1 creative writing class) as well as taking the second class in my foreign language. This meant there was already a ton of reading for class as well as try to polish my foreign language which moved at a rate twice as fast as the first class in the fall. 

I'm sorry, this may seem as a ramble and I don't want to bore you, but I felt merely saying that I was really busy in the fall and twice as busy in the spring would be as dull and bland as unbuttered toasted bread. 

That is to say, it isn't that I never had the opportunity to read, I just used my free time not reading about Shakespeare or nonfiction essays or British authors or touching up on my foreign language class on something other than reading. As much of a bookaholic as I am, my mind can go on overload if I read too much and I didn't want to end up loathing the pasttime. (I've really become an addict of Korean dramas.)

Which leads me to now. My final exam and paper of the spring semester is tomorrow and then I'm home free! I'll be off for 6 weeks which hopefully turns into 6 weeks of a Flip-A-Page Palooza! I've started 6 books already and will hopefully finish them quickly and start reading some others I've neglected since the start of the new year. 

I want to read a lot, but I also want to start focusing on my writing again as I only have about a year and a half of college left and my goal is to go straight into publishing once I graduate. So if by some reason the end of my 6 week summer vacation ends and I only have a few book reviews to please your starved Nicole-book-review minds, I apologize beforehand. 

I love it when you guys comment on my reviews or just say a simple hi. I love how we all come from different parts of the world and still have the fated chance to meet here. So thank you from the east to the west. 

Until Next Time,
Nicole Ciel

P.S. Here are some of the books that I've started and plan to write reviews, but still a tentative list:
1Q84 by Haruki Murakami
The Prodigal Son by Dean Koontz
The House at Riverton by Kate Morton

The Help by Kathryn Stockett
Entwined by Heather Dixon
Horns by Joe Hill