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I'm free. My finals are over. And I have all the time in the world to read. However, I'm spending most of that free time sleeping because, you know, why not? I'm hoping to be back blogging and bookstagramming full time from now on although my motivation to do so is not the greatest, especially when it comes to bookstagramming. I'm not happy with the updates Instagram has been doing for the past months and seeing my engagement decrese all the time is not helping at all. Why continue spending a lot of time taking pictures and editing them when they won't even show up on people's feed? If you have an answer, please, let me know.

Anyways, this post is about updating you guys on my reading at the moment. I finished The Good People by Hannah Kant yesterday and I really enjoyed it. I want to write a full review but I'm having troubles sitting down and writing a coherent one. Not just with this book but with most of the ones I've read since I last uploaded my last review. I  feel like I always talk about the same things and it becomes a bit tedious. Writing reviews have always being my least favourite thing to do, surprisingly.

Right now, I'm reading The Power by Naomi Alderman. In case you don't know this one won the Bailey's Prize 2017. I'm only 100 pages into it and the premise is a complete declaration of intentions. This is a sci-fi dystopian novel where young women discover they can inflict physical pain with their own hands. For once, women are physically stronger than men and in time, the world order changes. I can see why this novel won the Prize. As I said this is a declaration of intentions but I'm sure the writing style is not the greatest. Or maybe it doesn't work for me. But I'm still intrigued by the story and I wanna see how it ends.

How's June treating you? Any current reads worth mentioning?



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