And it’s time for another Monday! There are not many who are fans of Mondays, including myself, but there is one aspect of Mondays which I do like…and that’s Musing Monday!
For those of you who don’t know, Musing Mondays is hosted by the awesome Ambrosia every Monday. This is a book blog meme where participants have to answer one of the pre-set prompts of (I’m currently reading…; Up next I think I’ll read…; I bought the following book(s) in the past week…; I’m super excited to tell you about (book/author/bookish-news)…; I’m really upset by (book/author/bookish-news)…; I can’t wait to get a copy of…; I wish I could read ___, but…; OR I blogged about ____ this past week…). And you also have to answer an additional random question which is different every week!
This week I’ll be answering one of the weekly prompts, before answering the random question for this week…
I’M CURRENTLY READING:
Truthwitch by Susand Dennard! I have been wanting to read this book for some months now and I’m excited to finally being able to get to it! I will be reviewing it, as well as the sequel which comes out this month, Windwitch, for which I received a physical ARC (so happy)! I’m about 100 pages in and I’m already liking the world a lot, and can’t wait to learn more about it. I also like the magic system so far, as it’s easy to grasp after a few pages. What I have not yet figured out though, is the overall plot…which is fine, because I like mystery. And there’s plenty of time (and pages) for me to still figure that out. I definitely prefer being left in the dark for some length of time, over everything being far too predictable.
For those of you who have not yet heard of, or in any other way encountered Truthwitch, here is the synopsis:
In a continent on the edge of war, two witches hold its fate in their hands.
Young witches Safiya and Iseult have a habit of finding trouble. After clashing with a powerful Guildmaster and his ruthless Bloodwitch bodyguard, the friends are forced to flee their home.
Safi must avoid capture at all costs as she’s a rare Truthwitch, able to discern truth from lies. Many would kill for her magic, so Safi must keep it hidden – lest she be used in the struggle between empires. And Iseult’s true powers are hidden even from herself.
In a chance encounter at Court, Safi meets Prince Merik and makes him a reluctant ally. However, his help may not slow down the Bloodwitch now hot on the girls’ heels. All Safi and Iseult want is their freedom, but danger lies ahead. With war coming, treaties breaking and a magical contagion sweeping the land, the friends will have to fight emperors and mercenaries alike. For some will stop at nothing to get their hands on a Truthwitch.
Note: I will not be posting the summary for Windwitch because I have not read it yet, in my attempt to avoid spoilers! I hate spoilers and will avoid them to the best of my ability! Haha.
And now I will be answering this week’s random question:
What do you think about books being made into movies or tv shows and do you always read the book first?
It really depends! I really like seeing movies announced, for which I have already read the books on which they are based. And if a movie sounds really good, and is based on a book which I have no yet read (given that I have enough time before the movie is released), I will try my best to read the book first. If a film is being announced which just sounds like it would be much more enjoyable in movie form, and which I want to experience for the first time in movie form, I will not read the book. Yes, I am one of those people. I will also not read the book afterward, because once I know what happens, it’s usually game over for me. A book will not hold my attention, no matter how interesting. Yes, I’m one of those people too.
The most recent example I can provide is The Girl on the Train. My boyfriend had been wanting to watch it quite badly, and I knew that his patience would run out before I would actually have time to sit down and read the book (since I’m quite “booked” until February). So I really struggled in what to do, because I do own the book, and I was really wanting to read it. But he started giving me pouty faces, and I recalled that some people actually enjoyed the film more than the book, so I gave in. And it turns out that I made a good choice too! I really really enjoyed the movie, and although my mom started reading the book last night, she stopped today because she did not like the style. This does not mean that I would necessarily dislike it, but it was yet another notch against reading the book; another negative opinion added to those I had already taken note of.
THANK YOU FOR READING MY POST! WHAT DO YOU PREFER? TO READ THE BOOK FIRST AND THEN WATCH THE MOVIE? THE OTHER WAY AROUND? OR IS IT MORE RANDOM? LET ME KNOW IN THE COMMENTS BELOW!