We’re almost there, Bookwyrms! Just one square to go and I’ll complete my Armed With a Bingo Board! Before I finish my last book of the challenge, I wanted to explain a change in plans, regarding the “Book I Saw Someone Else Reading” square.
Originally, I intended to read A Song Below Water, by Bethany C. Morrow, which I “saw” someone reading on Instagram (via the #amreading tag). But as I reach the halfway point, I realize that this is not the kind of book I want to rush through, or even give myself a deadline for. First, the subject matter is too important and I don’t want to miss anything by hurrying through the plot. When I review the book, I want to have given it my full attention and reflection.
Second, as amazing as this book is, there are certain scenes — namely, the interactions between Tavia and her father, Effie and her grandmother, and one particular flashback — that feel a bit too triggering to power through because they deal with emotional abuse and self harm that borders on attempted suicide.
Basically, this is a book I need to take in sips, not gulps.
How are your Bingo challenges going, Bookwyrms? Any surprises or changes-of-plans?