Happy mid-August, everyone! In the last week this is what has happened in my life:
– I reached 60,000 words on Wanderland, my WIP at the moment, which is quite exciting
– I read my 100th book of the year, which was The Cinderella Moment by Jennifer Kloester – loved it!
– I got my exam timetable. THREE WEEKS until my exams, people. That’s scary. But when I don’t have exams I get to stay home, which is nice.
– My mum booked our plane tickets to England. HOW EXCITING IS THAT? We’re going for a month after Christmas to visit my relatives. I saved up for my own ticket so that’s a nice feeling. And now that I’ve reached my goal I might rewards myself with (duh) a book. I’ve been eyeing this one for a while…
It’s expensive but it’s got BOTH stories in it, plus heaps of other stuff, and it’s so pretty I think I might cry. Plus, I’m writing an Alice retelling. It’s totally research.
– After the PTAChat on…Wednesday night, I think, I discovered the delights of Booktubers. In particular, polandbananasbooks, aka Christine May. Her videos are quite long but I watched SO MANY of them. In case you haven’t watched her before, I’ve included one of her videos below, “The noob’s guide to contemporary reads”. It’s great.
This week I am also 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.
The Realm of Possibility by David Levithan – thanks to Text Publishing! This one is in verse, and it’s by David Levithan, and it looks AWESOME.
The Book of Days by K. A Barker – this one’s thanks to Pan Macmillan. You know when you send a review request and you don’t hear back and then SURPRISE, it turns up in your mailbox??? This was one of those. I like days. And when a book blurb includes “mercenaries, flying cities, airships and a blind librarian,” you just KNOW it’s got to be good.
This is a SIGNED copy of A Corner of White by Jaclyn Moriarty. I won it from a competition run by Inside a Dog a while ago, and I kind of thought it wasn’t going to come, but IT CAME. And this books looks SO GOOD. Yayyyy.
FROM THE LIBRARY.
The Evolution of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkins. FUN FACT. On Friday, I was in the library for 3 out of 4 of my classes. My classes are 80 minutes each. So that’s. Um. 240 minutes, which is like…….
Give me a minute.
LIKE FOUR HOURS. And I only borrowed ONE BOOK. Do you understand how difficult this was, how I LONGED to borrow more? But my TBR is getting ridiculous, guys. I need to read some of the books I have. And I didn’t necessarily like Unbecoming all that much, but my sister ensured me the second one was better.
Speaking of which, my sister and I will be reviewing Unbecoming sometime soon. So that’ll be fun.
Books Read Since Last Week
The Cinderella Moment was awesome. I finished it last Sunday.
The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer was, as I said, not fantastic. But I’m looking forward to the creepiness in the second book.
Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! People told me the second book was better, but I am astounded by HOW MUCH I LOVED IT compared to Throne of Glass. Also, nobody told me it was sad. Also, it should be illegal to end a book with a cliffhanger like that. ILLEGAL.
*runs to find The Assassin’s Blade*
Hate List by Jennifer Brown. This book is so good. And tragic. And amazing.
Choose which book I’m reading next by letting me know in comments. You have a choice of Everybody Sees the Ants, The Rapunzel Dilemma, The Summer of Kicks, The Realm of Possibility, The Book of Days or The Evolution of Mara Dyer.
I would have just included a poll but it is NOT WORKING. WordPress doesn’t like me much at the moment.
Gif of the Week
(I mean, it’s Harry Potter…come on)
Posts on the Blog
Monday: I reviewed the lovely, lovely The Cinderella Moment by Jennifer Kloester
Tuesday: I talked about the books I’m kind of iffy about reading
Wednesday: I confessed that sometimes I count how many pages are left in the books I’m reading
Friday: I reviewed Half Bad by Sally Green. It wasn’t half bad. GET IT? GET IT? Okay I’ll stop.
Saturday: I interviewed Daisy, the main character in my novel The Daisy List. There was a lot of sobbing involved.
ALSO. I have been really bad at catching up with comments. I’m trying, I promise! Just bear with me 🙂
Coming up on the blog this week, I might do a bookshelf tour, because WHY NOT? That’ll be fun. If I get around to it. I love reading them/watching them so I hope you like mine.