Friday Reads & a few random things #1

Hello!

I don’t usually do Friday Reads but I wanted to post something so here I am! I mean I could have edited the long and rambly review that I am currently writing about A Closed and Common Orbit for my 2017 Clarke Shortlist project but it really needs some work and since I am not in the mood and that I don’t want to do a shitty job I guess it’s not for today!

Anyway, as part of the same project, I am currently reading Occupy Me by Tricia Sulliva, I am almost done actually (I have 10% left) and I still don’t know how I feel about it since it’s one of the craziest book I have ever read. It follows an AI/angel (?) who was “hijacked” and wants to find one of her missing component but it also follows a dude who is possessed by another version of him (?) and who gets involved in a oil company scandal that then turns into a crazy story with dinosaurs, alternate realities and completely wtf moments.

I mean it’s not a bad book but I can’t say that I was expecting that and I don’t know how the hell I am going to review it, in some way in reminds me of The Book of Phoenix by Nnedi Okorafor but under acid. I never heard of this book until it was shortlisted but the reviews about this one on Goodreads are extremely mixed, some people love it, some hate it and for now at least, I’m in the middle.

Anyway, I hope to finish this one tonight and then I will either start The Prey of Gods by Nicky Drayden since my pre-order just came in or After Atlas by Emma Newman, the only Clarke book that I still haven’t read. Since May I have been in excellent reading mood, I want to read everything but I don’t have much time to read because of my finals will be starting soon (which mean that I will soon be on vacations yay!) but it’s still frustating… 😦

So I hope that I will still managed to read a couple of things this week-end, that I won’t procrastinate too much (I need to stop watching so many K-pop MVs, it’s borderline ridiculous at the moment), that I’ll get a good amount of work done and *fingers crossed* that I’ll manage to finish the review for A Close and Common Orbit!

I wish you a great weekend! I leave you with a picture of the two books that arrived on my doorsteps today, I’m sorry for the poor quality but I still wanted to showcase them. I read Raven Stratagem as an ARC but I loved it so much I wanted my own pretty physical copy.

 

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8 thoughts on “Friday Reads & a few random things #1

  1. I saw the shortlist for the Arthur C. Clarke Awards the other day, and Occupy Me caught my eye too since I knew so little about it. The way you describe it, it does sound like a crazy book! It might actually be too “wtf” for me, if it’s even too insane for you, lol.

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    • Haha I like do indeed like weird books so if it’s a bit too much for me it’s something! 😛 I finished it yesterday and I think I liked it, I can’t say why exactly but yeah, in the end it worked for me. Still can’t really explain what it’s about though and I’m not sure it’s something I can safely recommend to anyone, it’s quite the experience lol.

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