I think that I’ve decided to avoid 2020 by re-reading a series that I absolutely adored when I had first read the series, and reread it (around 2011). I think, if I’m remembering correctly, I finished this series in my Shelfari days (before GoodReads) and then marked my first re-read on GoodReads. Honestly, I’m not sure if I’ve ever finished this series. The one thing that I vividly remember, though, is that the covers changed (again) and the books were re-printed in gorgeous bind ups. I desperately wanted them, but couldn’t justify getting rid of my freshly acquired single editions in favor of bulkier books. I had been taking a lot of AP classes at the time, and I believe that the second reason for not getting the newer editions was that I didn’t want to have to carry three books with me when I had already had to carry heavy textbooks.
I know I got pretty far into the series the first time, and I remembered bits and pieces of the plot and the characters, but I had the best time getting back into this world. I finished the first four books within days of picking them up, and I forgot just how teen soap opera these are! I mean that in the best way – I could not put this series down. The issues that Morgan faces still hold up and I think that had I not known what was going to happen next, I would have definitely stayed up to find out – just as I had done in my first read through. The diary entries that start off each chapter are almost as intoxicating as the main story itself. And, eventually, I think that I became more invested in the diary bits than Morgan and friends. The witchy vibes were just what I needed right now.
I think I’m going to try and stick though and read the rest of the series. I’m not sure if I’ll be able to do that this fall, but I would absolutely love to finish this one in 2021.