– I continued Wanderland for Camp NaNoWriMo. I’m now at about 27,000, which is over halfway. Woo! Well, not halfway of the actual novel, but halfway to 50k, which is my aim.
– I had to do school holiday homework. Boo.
– It was extremely cold and difficult to get out of bed in the morning.
– We have Monday off and then have to go back to school on Tuesday. It’s very sad.
And that’s this week in review! Now for Stacking the Shelves…
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.
For once, these are ALL for review. I am actually sticking to my book-buying ban! How about that! I think I can hold out until August and then I will crack. So we’ve got:
Heat and Light by Ellen Van Neerven
The Special by David Stravanger
The Protected by Claire Zorn
Head of the River by Pip Harry
The top two are adult so I might not get around to them for a WHILE, but they certainly look interesting. Also, I’m starting Claire Zorn’s The Sky So Heavy so I’m excited to read The Protected.
From Allen and Unwin
Two copies of We Were Liars by E Lockhart – which, by the way, I CANNOT WAIT TO READ. There are a few things I have to read first for school, but after that, I am straight into it. Also, one of these copies is to give away to one lucky Aussie.
Sinner by Maggie Stiefvater…which means I should really read Shiver, Linger and Forever. I still haven’t read any of Maggie Stiefvater’s books and this will be my chance!
Thanks UQP, Allen and Unwin and Scholastic for these beautiful books!
Books Read Since Last Week
Razorhurst was certainly different and amazingly written, but not really my thing. Pivot Point I absolutely LOVED – basically I’m going to love anything Kasie West writes. And Code Name Verity DESTROYED MY SOUL – who told me to read this book? Are you all sadists or something? (Joking, of course, I loved it)
I’ve seen this on so many #OzYAChat recommendation lists and I cannot wait to get into it.
I’ve been trying to re-read this series since the end of last year, and before I go back to school I really want to read it while I have a bit of time! Despite having new books coming out of my ears, re-reading is so much fun.
Gif of the week
Again, you are welcome.
Posts on the Blog
Tuesday: I posted my top ten (actually, six) bookish confessions
Wednesday: I discussed the problem with rating books, including the fact that numbers are, in general, not good (this is fact)
Friday: I shared some excerpts from my Camp NaNoWriMo novel, Wanderland, which is an Alice in Wonderland retelling!
Saturday: I reviewed Breaking Butterflies by M. Anjelais – it is possibly the most disturbing (and unputdownable) book I’ve ever read