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Read on to see what I’m reading this week and how I feel about each book so far. I’m changing up the format a little bit again so let me know what you think in the comments!

Weekly Novellique Reading #9

The Queen Of The Tearling

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Where can I buy it?

Click here to see The Queen Of The Tearling from Amazon!

Why am I reading it?

I’ve owned this book for years and I finally got the chance to pick it up and start reading it for fun. I love reading it before bed; the writing is easy to get into and is thought-provoking at the same time.

What do I think?

I’m absolutely loving The Queen of The Tearling! I thought it was young adult when I first started reading it, but I think it’s more new adult or adult fantasy. If you love fantasy but are bored or disinterested in young adult fantasy – or even if you just want to read more fantasy – The Queen Of The Tearling is definitely for you.


Paradise Lost

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Where can I buy it?

Click here to see Paradise Lost on Amazon!

Why am I reading it?

Paradise Lost is on my university reading list for my crime module.

What do I think?

I’m struggling along with Paradise Lost – I really don’t like it, but I have to read it so I’m trying to remain positive. Sometimes we have to read books we don’t like and this is one of those times… hopefully I will appreciate it more once I’m studying it at university.


Player Piano

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Where can I buy it?

Click this link to see Player Piano on Amazon!

Why am I reading it?

Player Piano is also on my university reading list for my crime module!

What do I think?

The first couple of chapter of Player Piano was really difficult to get into, but now I’m over half way through and really enjoying reading it. It has a lot of discussion about capitalism and socialism. Player Piano is set in a world where machines have replaced the majority of manual labour and everything has become effortless – but leaving behind a working class unemployed and in poverty.

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I’m back with another weekly reading update! This is what I’ve been reading this week.

Weekly Novellique Reading Update #8

Neuromancer by William Gibson

[Amazon] I’m still reading Neuromancer – I don’t know why it’s taking me so long but I will finish it if it kills me. It isn’t even that I’m not enjoying it, because I am, but the writing style means I have to focus a lot on the words on the page and I think my focus has been off lately.

I Was Born For This by Alice Oseman

[Amazon] The first time I picked this up I think I wasn’t in the right headspace but I started reading it again last night and I’ve fallen in love. It’s nice to have a break from all the university reading I have – a simple, quick read with a lot of heart, discussing serious issues within fandom culture.

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Now, onto the post: the Novellique Weekly Reading Update returns with a rundown of everything I’ve been reading this week!

Weekly Novellique Reading Update #7

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Neuromancer by William Gibson

[Amazon] Neuromancer is another book on my cyborg reading list; the first couple of chapters felt like experiencing a third hand acid trip, but now I’m used to the new terms and concepts – and after reading Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? – I feel ready to return to reading Neuromancer.

Player Piano by Kurt Vonnegut

[Amazon] I’m only a couple of pages into this read so far and I’m finding the discussion of mechanical processes versus humans to be super interesting! I can’t wait to apply marxist and feminist readings to it with comparing how gender and class is represented.

Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov

[Amazon] I’m sceptical about reading this because of the subject matter it covers, but it is on the university reading list so it will be interesting to compare my vague knowledge about it with the actual novel.

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Since I’m officially broken up from university, I’m back into reading and I couldn’t be happier. Here’s a summary of what I’ve been reading recently.

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Neuromancer by William Gibson

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I’ve not heard of this book before, but I’m a decent part of the way through and I’m really enjoying it. getting used to the terminology and world was a bit of a challenge in the beginning but I love the writing style and I’m getting through it quite quickly – my reading speed is always a measure of how much I’m enjoying a book.

Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep by Philip K. Dick

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The Bladerunner film is also part of the compulsory texts list for the cyborg module, so I’m glad the book it is based off is included – I’ve been meaning to read this book for over a year but I’ve never had a real reason to until now! It’s quite different from what I thought it would be, but I’m enjoying it so far.

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Here’s the rundown of what I’m reading this week!

Weekly Reading Update #5

This week I’m not reading much, but it’s nearly Easter Break at university and I’m very much looking forward to the two weeks off.

City of Bones by Cassandra Clare

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Brokeback Mountain by Annie Proulx

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City of Bones by Cassandra Clare

The Mortal Instruments is one of my favourite series and so I’m currently working my way through re-reading it. I managed to get the full set of the first series on Amazon for £15 – the new covers, here – so I was pretty stoked to finally have print copies of all of them. I always have the 10th anniversary edition of City of Bones, but i wanted a complete set as well. Who knows, maybe eventually they’ll bring out 10th anniversary editions of the whole series and you can be damn sure I’ll buy the entire series again!

Now I Rise by Kiersten White

I absolutely love this series and university reading has meant it has been awhile since I’ve picked it up, but hopefully the reading I need to do is dying down a bit now in the work up to Easter. This is definitely another one of the books I want to finish in March!

Selected Poems by Linton Kwesi Johnson

This is a university read and it is absolutely something I wouldn’t pick up outside of my english literature course. I’m enjoying the rhythm and pacing of the poems even though poetry isn’t something I read for enjoyment. It will definitely be interesting to discuss.

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