There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.Maya Angelou, I know Why the Caged Bird Sings
How was it?
I was looking for something to start the year with and I chose this one. The first thing I immediately liked about the book was the unapologetic way some characters were introduced and treated. It’s not justified, they are who they are, and do what they do, it’s refreshing. What happens to the main characters doesn’t necessarily raise the stakes right away but does give you a healthy fear for the ones you start to like. It also makes the story feel realistic while stirring away from the archetype/ stereotypical characters in a group dynamic.
Tenn, the main protagonist, is a little winny and a bit of a reluctant hero but he never gets annoying. The more time I spent with him the more I liked him. He was smart, daring, and cared for the people around him. Runebinder is entertaining and worth the read, but I doubt that the story will have a lasting impression on me, anyone else feels this way?
Why am I looking back at my year in books now?
Because when I looked at my year in movies, I was shocked at the number of times I went to the movie theaters last year. It was much lower than previous years and much lower than what I thought. What changed? The number of books I read last year. I read 217 books last year, yup this number is for real, and I feel into a romance novel pit.
I had planned on supporting LGBT+ movies by trying to watch any of them that played in theaters but then I thought why not books. So with a help of a few friends and a serious hit on my wallet I discovered an array of original, fun, and…sexy stories. I have new favorite stories and book series but mostly I found new favorite authors. So on this Valentine’s day I want to thank them for entertaining me. 😘