I DID IT. I FINISHED WANDERLAND. FINALLY.
It’s 86,067 words all up. Which is quite a few words. And thinking about rewriting it makes me want to cry, but I WILL THINK ABOUT THAT LATER. Right now I just want to glory in the feeling of finally finishing it.
Oh, and if you’re completely confused, Wanderland is the retelling of Alice in Wonderland I was writing. And…well, a bunch of other fairytales as well.
I’ll be posting another excerpt soon, so look out for that.
IN THE MEANTIME, I’m starting the third draft of The Daisy List, which is a YA contemporary about family secrets and bucket lists and happiness and sadness and moving to England. It’s…well, I quite like it. I hope that one day you guys can read it.
Also this week:
I’ve been at my grandparents’ house, planning our Paris/Rome trip for April next year. Yup, that’s right, I’m GOING OVERSEAS. Because I have the best grandparents in the world, that’s why. You guys are going to be subjected to LOTS of photos, don’t worry.
On Friday I drove to Canberra. Yes, me. Usually it takes about three hours, but since I’m an L-plater I have to go VERY SLOWLY and it took four hours. And my mother almost had a coronary several times. But none of us died, so that was fantastic.
SO because of that, I have been very slack with blog commenting. I will endeavour to get to you all very soon 🙂
I’m also Stacking the Shelves!
Books I Nabbed
And by “nabbed,” I don’t mean “stole.” These are all my books, stored at my grandparents’ house, from when I was a widdle kid. If you can’t tell from the picture, it’s The Snow Queen, Hans Christian Anderson Treasury and East o’ the Sun and West o’ the Moon, some of my favourite fairytales ever. And since I have a lot of time during the holidays, I plan to reread some of these beauties.
I bought a copy of The Incredible Adventures of Cinnamon Girl by Melissa Keil from Bookworld – I WAS SO FLIPPING EXCITED TO READ THIS BOOK.
For review I got a finished copy of Belzhar by Meg Wolitzer. Look at them both together!!
It’s just so interesting looking at them side by side. All the differences and stuff. Anyway, I might end up giving the finished one to my library or something – maybe a giveaway one of these days. Who knows?
Books Read Since Last Week
What did I think of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows? It’s even better the ninth time around. Tenth? I’ve lost track, to be honest.
Zac and Mia was pretty good, just…nothing amazing, you know? Zac was really sweet, though 🙂
The Maze Runner. Hmm. Okay, so I LOVED the middle, but was a bit meh about the beginning and end, so three stars overall – but I’ll explain that more in my review next week.
The Incredible Adventures of Cinnamon Girl was awesome, as I expected.
I’m only like 20 pages in and I already love it. It’s so funny!!
Intrigued to see whether I’ll like this one…
Gif of the Week
Because a) Doctor Who and b) all good books do this.
Posts on the Blog
Monday: I reviewed Angelfall by Susan Ee and discussed why I didn’t like it (boo!)
Tuesday: I told you guys the top ten books I’m looking forward to reading this spring
Wednesday: I reviewed Afterworlds by Scott Westerfeld and told you why you MUST read it
Thursday: The launch of the link-up version of Loony Blurbs! HOW EXCITING. If you want to join in next time, all the info is in the tab called “Loony Blurbs”
Friday: I shared the cover of Frozen Hearts by awesome teen author Topaz Winters