"I think she was afraid to love sometimes. I think it scared her. She was the type to like things that are concrete, like the ocean. Something you could point to and know what it was. I think that’s why she always struggled with God. And I think that’s why she also struggled with love. She couldn’t touch it. She couldn’t hold on to it and make sure it never changed."

Carrie Ryan - TFOHAT / TDTW ?

Oh my goodness, I just found out (through a review on goodreads) that my lovely Mary (the main character of “The forest of hands and teeth”) isn´t the main character in “The dead-tossed waves”. 
I am not quite done with TFOHAT yet, I have 100 pages left. I wanted to order the second book in the trilogy, so that it´s here on time when I finish the first book. But now I am not sure. Do I have to read it directly afterwards, when it´s not about Mary? Or can I go on with my enormous To-Be-Read-Pile and order the sequal when my TBR-Pile shrunk???? 

Natapos ko na basahin ‘yung The Forest of Hands and Teeth. Grabe, pinagpawisan talaga ako ng sobra at sobrang lakas ng kabog ng dibdib ko. ‘Di ako mapakali habang binabasa ko siya. Ilang beses kong nakagat ‘yung unan dahil sa kaba. Ang Oa ko, pero ‘yun talaga naramdaman ko. Lalo na nung sa climax, ‘yung kung paano sila aalis dun sa loob ng bahay. Grabe, sobrang kumakabog na ‘yung dibdib ko sa kaba. Pakiramdam ko kasi, ako si Mary. Sobrang natatakot talaga ako. Pero satisfied ako sa ending. Though, medyo nakakalungkot ‘yung sinapit ni Travis and Jed. Huhu. At dahil sa sobrang takot ko, nakapagsimba ako at paulit-ulit kong hiniling kay Lord na sana wag mangyari sa atin ‘yung ganun. ‘Di ko ata kakayanin mag-survive. ‘Di ako kasing tapang ni Mary eh. Hehe. :-)

P.S: Papalipasin ko muna ang isang taon bago ko bashin ‘yung The Dead-Tossed Waves kasi sabi mas thrilling daw ‘yung kesa sa una. Sht.

i made a joke to my friend today like: “how are we going to get through this fucking forest of hands and teeth” (because we were cutting through the bushiest wood area by my house with all these briars and pokey stuff) and she just - it just - she didn’t get it. and i was like: “awe failed pop culture book reference” okay.