Hello everyone today is going to be my weekly check-in from the last two weeks because last week I did not finish anything. I am sorry everyone I am trying to do better about this but I appreciate all who check out these posts anyway. I finished one TV show and one season of a TV show, two books, and one manga volume these last two weeks. I started a slew of things also in manga and books but I decided to not talk about those today because they are soft DNFs for a later date. Ok I think that is enough explanation and onto the check in!
Accomplishments of the Duke’s Daughter Vol 3
I continued this series these last two weeks, and I cannot recommend this enough for my historical fiction/ period fantasy readers. In addition, this particular volume finally has romance that isn’t one sided yes!!! My only issue with this volume is that the plot twist that occurred in here was too obvious in my personal opinion. Because of these points, I have to give this a 3.5-4 out of 5 stars or 4 sushi 🍣🍣🍣🍣. This is a manga I would definitely reread again in physical copy.
Avatar the Last Airbender
I finished this series!!!! Even though it was a rewatch I inhaled this towards the end of the series especially since it felt so immersive and whimsical. I believe this is a show for all ages although there are some parts where the children may be frightened by certain things so keep that in mind. I also have gotten all the current Avatar fan merch (so let’s just say I am a total stan now. 5 out of 5 stars or 5 sushi 🍣🍣🍣🍣🍣 Check it out on USA Netflix if you haven’t already.
This is a show I have finished the first season recently with my parents. One of the aspects that I enjoy about it is that it brings back some aspects with the classic novels by Louisa May Alcott but in turn brings it back into modern 90s show plots/ tropes. My dad told me that to him it reminds him of the show “Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman” which came out around the same time but I feel its more underrated. I have to give season one four out of five stars or four sushi 🍣🍣🍣🍣 If you want to watch it, it is currently available on Amazon Prime.
Diary of a Late Bloomer
This is my Indie pick for the last couple weeks provided by XPRESSOTOURS (thank you so much for providing the ebook for me to review comes out on June 29th if you are interested) and I thought the characters and plot were fascinating and fun; however, I did have some issues.
When it came to my actual digital copy I felt that especially towards the end that there were some storytelling gaps/explanation gaps (for example, the reader doesn’t know the main character’s brother’s name until halfway through the book/explanation of certain aspects of other characters that we are expected to know)
• I don’t know if it’s a good thing or bad, but I connected to the main character on a deeper level as far as the sheltered lifestyle and taking care of siblings and falling in love with the stable/mentor person in their life rather than the person who sucked the life out of them.
• There’s also a sense of camaraderie among most of the characters and also shows how friendship can break and change which was very profound.
• As a side note, I loved that the author mentioned the anime that the character was watching I had watched all but one mentioned and I loved that however I wish that there was more explanation of those for those otakus/new otaku who have never watched the series.
Overall, I enjoyed this book so much and I’m grateful for Xpressotours for the opportunity to read this. I recommend this for people who are looking for a college romance that involves camaraderie and food along with manga/anime although I did have some nitpicks and would reread this again Because of these points, I have to give this book a 3-3.5 out of 5 stars or 3.5 sushi 🍣🍣🍣🍥.
The Wedding Date
This book was one I just finished the other day. When I first heard about this from Instagram and Target, I was intrigued that the romance discusses two working professionals realistically and interestingly….While that did occur, there were other things that may deter someone from reading this book.
• One, there’s a lot of miscommunication that occurs between the main characters and while that’s ok starting out because that’s how new relationships can be, the constantness of it may deter you.
• Two, the leading guy to me was very frustrating; this could be on purpose because of some of the lessons that he learns throughout the book and stepped up when he needed to, but still to be honest I liked one of his friends better (and may read his book in the future).
• Three, if you are not a fan of learning more about African American struggles/political aspects to help them that you wouldn’t want to read this (although frankly especially if you’re a white person like me it would open your eyes like it did me). It was fascinating learning about what the leading lady does as a career especially since chief of staff to the mayor is not something I’ve read about recently.
Overall, I was in a reading slump recently and this book kept me engaged from start to finish. If you’re an adult romance reader you should definitely read this but keep in mind there could be some points you could be frustrated with. Because of these points, I have to give this book a 3.5-4 out of 5 stars or 4 sushi🍣🍣🍣🍣.
The Week Ahead
This month has been about self-love because of my friend Amanda’s Selfloveathon (I will post a wrap-up on that soon). Because of this, I have tried to consume a lot that could be related to me but at the same time, distract me from myself because of recent events. The week/month ahead is going to focus on that still I think because it is my birthday month plus I want to revisit some things that I love but haven’t read or watched in awhile since I haven’t had the time to do that yet. We will see what happens; I hope to tell you more about it as I figure it out plus maybe some extra content finally 😉. What about you guys? How was the last two weeks for you? Let’s talk about it!