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[Retrospective] – A Rewind Of: January 2017

Retrospective is a monthly post to rewind all of the happenings here at thoughts and afterthoughts.


A Rewind Of:
January 2017

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[Review] History is All You Left Me – Adam Silvera


Book Title: History Is All You Left Me
Author:     Adam Silvera
Number of pages:  320


history-is-all-you-left-me-adam-silvera-book-coverWhen Griffin’s first love and ex-boyfriend, Theo, dies in a drowning accident, his universe implodes. Even though Theo had moved to California for college and started seeing Jackson, Griffin never doubted Theo would come back to him when the time was right. But now, the future he’s been imagining for himself has gone far off course.

(re: Goodreads @ History is All You Left Me by Adam Silvera)

Should this book be picked up? the tl;dr review:

– History features prose that’s uncomplicated, effusive, and direct, speaking volumes to the quiet power this story has.
– Uncomplicated setting that feels real even if there’s limited description to build New York
– OCD is heavily mentioned but is not the focus; Griffin’s grieving may come off as whiny/wallowing to readers
– Side characters might not be the most fleshed out and can lack overall value; same with some revelations

Initial Thoughts

I know what you’re thinking: “what the fuck, Joey rated a book 4+?!

Disclaimer: I received an ARC of History is All You Left Me from Chapters Indigo.

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[Miscellaneous] Awards/Tags — The I Am More Happy Than Not Tag

Miscellaneous is the tagline to store random posts that don’t really belong elsewhere. They may involve tags, awards, challenges, and other book blogging nonsense.

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I Am More Happy Than Not Tag

The I Am More Happy Than Not Tag was adapted by Shelumiel @ Bookish and Awesome as a companion to Adam Silvera’s upcoming novel More Happy Than Not. There aren’t any rules for this tag than to simply highlight ways you’ve been able to express happiness from the things—big and small—in your life.

Thanks for tagging me Summer @ Xing Sings and Lumi @ Bookish and Awesome.

Disclaimer: The image used in this tag was created by Lumi himself.

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