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2024 Reading Goal

83% complete! Hippo has read 10 of 12 books.

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Forgot to mention that it was recommended by Savitri (who was a guest illustrator for Snipette) and also that we do have a big collection of Ray Bradbury stories at home, which I'm very familiar with and we keep quoting or referencing every so often—kind of like family lore, I guess?

Feels good now to be reading new, unfamiliar work by a very familiar author!

Spice and Wolf Vol. 1 (AudiobookFormat, 2022, Yen Audio) 3 stars

The life of a traveling merchant is a lonely one, a fact with which Kraft …

Discovered this book when I was checking Bookwyrm moderation notifications! (I had to decide whether to approve the domain). Added to my e-reader, and now I'm reading it under the lamp at night. It's my first J-novel and I like it :)

finished reading Bunny by Mona Awad

Bunny (Paperback, 2020, Head of Zeus) 5 stars

Samantha Heather Mackey is an outsider in her small, highly selective MFA programme at Warren …

Okay, this wasn't as weird as 'Cursed Bunny' (completely unrelated book), but it was weird in a nice way because that made it not a typical college drama! I'm not going to say what the weirdness was

The Gruffalo (2009) No rating

The Gruffalo is a British children's picture book by author Julia Donaldson and illustrated by …

A cool picture-book story about a very smart mouse! The illustrations by Axel Scheffler are awesome too. I picked this up for a good deal at the (newest, third) Blossom's 😉

finished reading Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

Fangirl (Paperback, 2015, Edições Chá das Cinco) No rating

Another "stayed up till midnight to finish" read! I started this on a bus, took it to Cubbon Reads on Saturday but still had a few chapters to go, and then finished when I got home late in the night (post-dinner). By the time I was done, it was 1:15 AM and the 31st of December :P

The plot was a pretty typical high-school/college romance, so nothing special there (I could kind of make out from the beginning, so it's not even a spoiler). But the fun part is all the fanfiction references and how fanfic plays such a large role in the protagonist's life!