THIS WEEK IN THE LIFE OF…ME.
It was my first week of year 12, which is kind of scary. But at the same time, we now rule the school so that’s excellent. We got a lot of exams back, and we got lots of assignments, and…yeah, already a crazy amount of stuff to do.
But I do like school. So that’s helpful. Plus, for my extension 2 English major work, I might be doing a retelling of The Snow Queen. Or…some other kind of retelling. I haven’t decide yet. But that’s going to be fun.
I’m 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.
A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Gray –this finished copy is thanks to HarperTeen Australia – I have an ARC version as well, but I’m SO HAPPY to have this one because it’s beautiful. I’ll be reading this one really soon.
State of Grace by Hilary Badger – I won this one thanks to Hardie Grant Egmont, on a giveaway hosted by Eugenia @ Genie In a Book. It looks so interesting!!
The Ghosts of Heaven by Marcus Sedgwick – I am so excited by the premise of this one. It looks absolutely INCREDIBLE and different and massive in scope and just…yep, excellent.
Egg and Spoon by Gregory Maguire – this one ALSO sounds excellent. I mean, it’s a fantasy set in Tsarist Russia, that’s COOL. It’s also by the author of Wicked. And I didn’t know this, but I actually own another book by this author. It’s called What the Dickens and is about a “rogue tooth fairy” apparently. I THINK I’ve read it before, but I don’t remember anything about it…
Books Read Since Last Week
Two of these books almost broke me. The Assassin’s Blade is NOT a nice book and should be stabbed with a Basilisk fang. And I loved it. READ IT. IT WILL BREAK YOUR HEART IN THE BEST POSSIBLE WAY. *sobs forever*
Between the Lives was also a feels-crushing adventure. Goodness. Did not expect that ending.
Pandora Jones: Admission was kind of a disappointment, though. Once I’ve finished the second book I’ll be posting mini reviews of both of them on the blog.
I bought Second Glance more than a YEAR ago and am finally reading it. And Dune is a sci-fi that I’m reading for school. It’s…erm, quite long, but I’m enjoying it.
I can’t wait to start this one! I’ve heard SUCH good things.
Gif of the Week
I had to pick two this week because of reasons.
Posts on the Blog
Monday: I reviewed The Incredible Adventures of Cinnamon Girl by Melissa Keil – and it was indeed incredible
Tuesday: I talked about my top ten favourite character-driven novels
Wednesday: I told you 20 things about me!
Thursday: the second incarnation of Loony Blurbs – you can still link up!
Saturday: I reviewed Belzhar by Meg Wolitzer and told you why it wasn’t my jam