Reading Journey 3: The Boys by Katie Hafner

Hello, fellow bookworm! Today I'm going to share with you updates on the book that I am reading, The Boys by Katie Hafner.  It's about an introverted man Ethan who fell in love with Barb, an extroverted woman. They thought that they complemented each other but it turns out their differences drove them apart.  In the beginning, Ethan left the most impression on me because of his introvertedness to which I could relate. His sad childhood made me identify with him more. When he met Barb, it's so nice seeing he's opening up to new experiences. Barb was his total opposite. She loved to explore the world.  They got married, went to an amazing escapade in Italy, but when they fostered twin boys, their relationship became wobbly. It was aggravated by the pandemic when people globally literally stayed and worked from home. This part made the story realistic as I also experienced staying at home, social distancing, and the wearing of the mask and plastic face shield.  The strain

Daily Reads: North Queen (Crowns 1) by Nicola Tyche (Days 18)


Hello, fellow bookworm!

It's Day 18 in reading Nicola Tyche's North Queen. To recap, it's about Norah who went missing for three years. When she was found, she was brought to a kingdom that she didn't know where she lived. And the most shocking part? She was the kingdom's incoming queen. 

I read Chapter 19 and a little bit of chapter 20 on Day 18. I was busy and tired from work but I was still able to find 30 minutes to read. I couldn't miss the new information about Norah that made me more curious about her.

The three things that stood out to me:
  • A skirt being heavy symbolizes the gravity of the burden on her shoulder as the queen of her kingdom. However, Norah could still move easily while wearing it which, for me, represents her strength and resilience to carry out her duties despite her memory loss. 
  • Glimpses of her past were starting to show up and it makes the story more interesting. 
  • Norah's sense of humor was a breath of fresh air. 
That's all for now. 

If you are interested in reading Days 1-17, just go here and Day 19-20 here.

Until next time, fellow bookworm! 😊📖☕