Just finished

I’ve read nine books in the last two weeks.

The latest:

This was excellent. Extremely compelling. I read this obsessively. I used to read a lot of true crime genre books, but this one is a stand out. It’s extraordinarily well done. Her passion really comes through. Highly recommended, but it’s creepy as fuck so maybe not at night, and definitely not if you are a female living alone (unless you have nerves of steel). I just took my dog outside at night and got a bit freaked out. I’m also now convinced we have too many windows in the house! I read a lot of horror, which hardly bothers me at all. Real live people are way scarier than ghosts.

Oh and how fucking cool is it that they just captured the Golden State Killer this week?!! He’s in custody!!! This author’s hard work helped the police capture this evil fuck. If only she had lived long enough to see it.

Read this one. You won’t be disappointed.

I couldn’t put this one down. I devoured it in just a few hours. Excellent character development. Compelling story. I dug the way the plot was revealed. 4.5/5.

This was the fifth book I’ve read during my convalescence. I’m interested to see how many more I consume over the next nine days. What should I read next?

The current state of things

Recovery is hard. I want to do all the things, but I can hardly do anything. Just standing up for more than five minutes makes me dizzy.

Oh and I’m, of course, convinced that every random ache or pain is A SERIOUS MEDICAL CONDITION. For example, I am now convinced I have DVT. So that’s fun.

In other news, I finally read The Haunting of Hill House. How did I manage to never read such a horror classic? Bad English major! Anyway…I dug it. It was creepy and atmospheric and a psychological mind fuck of sorts. Recommended. 4/5

Tomorrow everyone will go out into the world and live their normal lives. I’m envious.

An observation

I notice friends on Goodreads constantly rating books five stars. Not just the occasional read. I’m talking about every single book. I don’t get it. If everything is five stars good then a five star rating doesn’t really mean anything. I only give truly exceptional books a five star rating.

Obviously to each their own. Like I said, it’s just an observation. I find things like this interesting, because I’m weird. I take my book ratings pretty seriously. In fact, I’m annoyed that half star ratings aren’t an option.

The One

I stayed up way too late reading last night, but I just couldn’t put the book down. It’s a sci-fi novel about what happens when you’re DNA matched to your one true mate, and it follows several relationships. It’s super interesting.