My Fall 2021 Reads/ Update

Hello everyone. I guess to start I have not done a post like this in a long time, which makes me slightly rusty. I need to get back into the swing of writing posts for personal enjoyment. But regardless I guess I will give the life update.

In September I took another CLEP exam, which went well, I passed yay! This CLEP process is going slowly that’s for sure, but I’m getting there. I’m planning to do more of these exams in 2022 when I will be finishing some of my school courses. On the note of school I am going to be graduating soon, probably in the next eighteen months or so, which is a terrifying and exciting thought, since I started this blog when I was still transitioning from middle school to high school. Lately I have been getting the unusual feeling of, “what am I going to do with my life after school?” I wonder if any of you guys who are nearing an end to your education process is feeling the same. It will be a weird transition from doing something I have done for ten years of my life to no longer doing that thing.

Colleges! Oh my gosh, that is another thing that is coming to the picture in my life. Even though I am Canadian I will probably have to attend an American College that provides online courses and degrees, just because of the path I am taking with CLEP. I never thought I would looking for Colleges but here I am. But on the note of what I want to do in College, I plan on getting BA, than eventually becoming a holistic nutritionist, which is something that has always interested me since I work for a holistic nutritionist myself.

But other than school and getting ready for the new chapters of my life, as of now I am just getting ready for Christmas, which I am already so excited for! I cannot wait to get fully into the Christmas spirit. Ahhh! I’m just so excited! Other than those things my life is pretty much unchanged so I guess that’s my life update. Moving onto my Fall 2021 reads.

Fall was a period for me when I got back into my swing of reading, which is something I am on and off with. That whole period I was able to find some pretty interesting books to pass the time, which hadn’t happened in awhile.

The books I read this fall were:

1: The Six of Crows duology, by Leigh Bardugo. Oh my goodness I cannot say enough good things about this series, it’s just so good! Fantasy is a genre that I am not really big on, but this series might of changed my mind a bit on the genre. I watched the TV show Shadow and Bone, earlier this year, which is based off of the book series Shadow and Bone, and Six of Crows. Also quick side note, I will forever ship Kaz and Inej. LOL

2: A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith. I wasn’t expecting much, but I was blown away! It was just a very good coming of age novel, which kept me hooked throughout the entire book. The characters in this book seemed so realistic, and my heart really warmed up to them. Even though it was written in the 40s and was set during the early 20th century the novel really talked about real issues, and things that usually are not discussed in older novels which was quite refreshing.

3: East of Eden by John Steinbeck. This was an interesting novel to say the least. East of Eden, is a biblical allegory that contains the allegory on the biblical story of Cain and Abel. It also contains allegories of good and evil, while all being set in California during the late 19th and early 20th century. Overall I had a more difficult time getting into this one, but by the end of it I was thoroughly embedded.

Regardless of me enjoying one novel over the other I recommend all of these books. Definitely recommend not reading East of Eden unless you are fifteen or older since in contains some very jarring and mature details that are not exactly suitable for someone younger. The other three though I would say are great books for teens of all ages.

I guess I ought to close the post now. Before I do I hope you all are doing well, and thank you for reading.

-Dreamer

2 Comments

  1. Maya Rajesh says:

    I’m so glad you liked SoC! I’m definitely trying out these other books you mentioned 🙂

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