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March Reading Update #1

Hello, friends. It’s been a productive first week of March wrt reading. I did have to DNF a book just because I can’t with the visceral sexism in the first Witcher book. If you got through it, good for you (I mean it). I’m glad I kept the receipt for that one. Truly, I should stick to reading before buying a book unless I’m sure I’ll like it.

Books I finished so far this month:

  1. Unite Me – Tahereh Mafi – 4/5 stars
  2. The Last Wish – Andrzej Sapkowski – DNF
  3. Daughter of Smoke and Bone – Laini Taylor – 2.5/5 stars | Review
  4. Shadow Girl – Liana Liu – 4.5/5 stars
  5. Restore Me – Tahereh Mafi – 3.75/5 stars

Currently reading:

I’m still waiting for Tomi Adeyemi’s Children of Blood and Bone from my library I’m 10th in line. The rest I’ve only read a few pages of

  1. The Orphan Queen – Jodi Meadows DNF
  2. The Bear and the Nightingale – Katherine Arden DNF
  3. Reign of the Fallen – Sarah Glenn Marsh DNF
  4. Radiance – Catherynne M Valente
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Character Typing

Shatter Me Series MBTI

Hiyo. These are just my notes on some typings for characters from the Shatter Me series by Tahereh Mafi, as Restore Me is coming out soon and it got me thinking about the characters again. Looking over this, I’m surprised there are so many Ni users (no matter the position) in the main squad. Usually no one gets high Ni-users well enough to do more than one of them justice as characters, so I’m really glad Mafi does what she does.

Juliette – INFJ or INFP. It was a hard choice between INFJ and INFP despite these types being completely different in terms of functions because of how unstable Juliette came across and tbh I didn’t read the first book that carefully. If you asked me another day, I might flip-flop to the other one. I say INFP because she refuses to compromise her values when she refuses extravagent meals among other luxuries she’s offered in the first book. BUT I would also say INFJ because of how she’s mentioned how her parents had rejected her, she’s very concerned about how people feel and how they feel about her.

idk sometimes characters/people exist in ways that transcend mbti, alright? I think I’ll revisit this typing when I read Restore Me because I haven’t reread the original trilogy to prepare.

Warner – Most definitely INTJ or ENTJ. My first reaction was to say INTJ until I read Destroy Me, so more likely ENTJ after some thought.┬áBest boy contender disguised as a villain. He initially (by this I mean the first scene) came across as a crazed ENTP, but that was an act. He copes with a lot of his stressors by controlling his immediate environment e.g. always wanting clean clothes, flossing thrice a day, wanting warm socks, which suggests lower Se. In the Destroy Me novella, he tells the liuetnant (his grandpa) to stick to his opinion on coffee even though Warner himself wasn’t a fan of it because he dislikes the idea of using beans (stimulants in this case?) to get through the day. This suggests Te/Fi over Ti/Fe.

Kenji – ESTP, side note: he’s got mcfreakin’ hillarious dialogue. I highly encourage people to keep going in this series for the brilliance that is Kenji alone. He’s got a bombastic way of expressing himself verbally.

Adam – he might have a personality idk (Sorry). jk, I think he’s ISFJ perhaps.