This week has been quite eventful. I’ve had a LOT of schoolwork to complete – since we don’t have exams this term, we have a bucketload of assignments instead. That’s why my posts have been so short (I’m sorry!). The only ones I actually enjoy doing are my drama assignments, because they’re practical.
Which brings me to the reason I was at school six days this week.
I know, right? That’s dedication for you. We came to school yesterday (Saturday) for about five hours. We came up with new scene ideas and talked a lot about death. That’s the idea of the play – we make it about death, which is such a taboo topic. It’s really…freeing, I guess, to talk about these things, because often we don’t get the chance to. So that was a lot of fun!
I still managed to read three books, because I put some of my schoolwork on hold…next week’s Emily is going to HATE me.
Next week will be Diverse Book Week on my blog. I’m a bit late to the whole thing, but I don’t think it’s ever too late to spotlight diverse books. There’ll be reviews of diverse books, discussions and recommendations. I can’t wait to share it with you!
Other things that happened this week:
– I reached 50k on the second draft of The Daisy List. Yay! I want it finished by no later than the end of July, so fingers crossed on that.
– For drama (again), I performed a scene from the Irish play The Beauty Queen of Leenane. It was so fun to do Irish accents and play a 70-year-old annoying lady.
– I added a few books to my shelves! I edit all my photos on PicMonkey, because otherwise they look really dark. You can find PicMonkey here. Here they are…
Stacking the Shelves is a book meme hosted by Tynga’s Reviews. It’s all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual.
Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz
I’m reading this right now and it is amaaaaaaazing. I requested it so I could feature it for Diverse Book Week. Thanks SO SO SO much to Simon and Schuster ❤
More Than This by Patrick Ness
Spark by Rachael Craw
These lovelies are from Walker Books Australia. I see More Than This every time I go into the bookshop, and I’ve wanted to buy it EVERY SINGLE TIME. I’m so excited to read it. And the author of Spark is so lovely on Twitter, and her book sounds so awesome, that I just had to request it! Thanks Walker Books!!
Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead
I don’t have a photo of this one, since I had to give it back to my friend. She borrowed it from my local library for me. I have fantastic friends like that.
So those are the books I got this week! I’m still working on some of my library books but might have to return a few, because they’re almost overdue – already! And I can always borrow them again later.
BOOKS READ SINCE LAST WEEK
And I promise I will get around to reading Crown of Midnight and the rest of the Vampire Academy series. Eventually. Soon.
You guys have to read this book. Just saying.
I’m SO EXCITED to read this.
GIF OF THE WEEK
Not sure why I love this GIF so much, but I do.
POSTS THIS WEEK
Tuesday: top ten books with friendships
And that’s it for this week! Look out next week for Diverse Book Week. What’s happened with you this week?