SO THIS WEEK…
I started NaNoWriMo. I’m writing this post on Saturday, and right now I have about 27,000 words (though you can keep updated on the right sidebar, where my word count is displayed with the NaNo widget). When this post goes up, I’ll be trying to do a 10k day. I KNOW. INSANE. Especially since I’m working for five hours. But I’m going to try.
I’m really, really loving the writing process with this one, and I’ve been listening to Birdy songs the whole time. It’s a lot of fun.Here are some snippets I’ve been sharing (if you can’t see them very well, click on them and they’ll get bigger…magic):
Aaaand number three
I’m just trying to write as MUCH as I can before all my assessment tasks at the end of November which…scary.
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.
Hope In a Ballet Shoe by Michaela and Elaine DePrince – this one looks absolutely INCREDIBLE. It’s a true story and it’s about war, and ballet, and I can’t wait to start it.
This Shattered World by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner – you know what also shattered? The mirror in my room from my high-pitched squeal of delight when I unboxed this one. EEK I’M SO EXCITED.
Veronica Mars by Rob Thomas and Jennifer Graham – this was a surprise from Allen and Unwin and it looks great! I love the orange spine.
Cooper Bartholomew is Dead by Rebecca James – I won this in a giveaway from Allen and Unwin – even though I had a library copy, it’ll be great to have it FOR KEEPSIES, because I have the feeling it’s going to be awesome.
~Thanks for much for all of these, Allen and Unwin!!~
Grimm’s Fairytales – I bought this copy from The Book Depository (it’s a Barnes and Noble Leatherbound edition) and it is SO BEAUTIFUL. Look, look at it!
And it looks so lovely next to Alice:
Books Read Since Last Week
One book. I know. Shameful. BUT TO BE FAIR, I’ve written almost 30,000 words.
I haven’t got very far into it, but I’M SO EXCITED.
Because otherwise I’d have to return it to the library unread AND I DON’T WANT TO DO THAT.
Gif of the Week
Posts on the Blog
Monday: I talked about October and all the STUFF I did. Also I stacked the shelves.
Tuesday: I talked about the books I would re-read in a well-ordered universe.
Wednesday: I reviewed Corruption by Jessica Shirvington. READ IT.
Thursday: Loony Blurbs is back, and it’s now monthly! Sign up any time during November.
Saturday: I reviewed The Ghosts of Heaven by Marcus Sedgwick and concluded that my intellect is not high enough to understand it.