The struggle of days without internet

Access to the internet is something I don’t appreciate as often as I should because I don’t realize how much I use it until it’s gone. Especially now in a house where “television” is dependent on Hulu and Netflix and other streaming services, internet really does run pretty much everything. We lost it on Saturday. And only just got it back today.

On the upside, I made some progress (-ish) on my TBR piles! And then added to the problem again with some good deals from Barnes & Noble and Kindle deals. Of course. Of course that’s how it happened. In the end, it turns out I really needed that break from the internet to tell me how much I really love reading. There have been quite a few “duds” for me lately, but after having picked up The Martian at long last, I am well and truly excited. And I now have Illuminae and Career of Evil waiting for me too! All of the books. ALL OF THE BOOKS.

A belated list of books I read in October, accompanied by my Goodreads ratings:

  • Heir of Fire (Throne of Glass #3) by Sarah J. Maas [re-read] ★★★★★
  • Queen of Shadows (Throne of Glass #4) by Sarah J. Maas ★★★★★
  • Unspoken (The Lynburn Legacy #1) by Sarah Rees Brennan ★★★
  • The Name of the Star (Shades of London #1) by Maureen Johnson ★★
  • Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn ★★★★

And these books I’ve read since Saturday:

  • The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman ★★★★
  • Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J. K. Rowling, illustrations by Jim Kay ★★★★★
  • Need by Joelle Charbonneau ★★★

Clearly not having internet helps speed along my reading! There’s that plus side.

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One thought on “The struggle of days without internet

  1. The Martian is a brilliant book and I’d recommend it to anyone, particularly if they’ve had a bit of a slump or a run of not so great books. I’m glad you’re enjoying it and you finally have Internet back! 🙂

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