This. Gif. Is. Perfect.
This is going to be a bigger post than usual because of the rather large amount of books I’ve borrowed/bought/received this week.
As it’s getting closer to my HSC examinations, you might notice that I won’t post daily.
I’m going to do my best to continue posting every day, but as the exams get closer and closer I might have to cut down on the amount I do. Though hopefully this won’t happen until the couple of weeks before the exam, as all I’m doing now is studying. (Which is a lot harder than it sounds, by the way; THERE’S SO MUCH TO REMEMBER. URRRRRGH.)
Writing has been going slow — but it’s still going, at least! Still working my way through The Empire of Stars, which may be even longer than the first draft. Which is going to be an issue since the first draft was 90k. Erm, yeah. Looking like I’ll have to cut down on some things, but at the moment I want to focus on plot/characters rather than word length.
What’s happened this week on the blog?
Monday — Book Review: Steadfast by Claudia Gray [2/5 stars]
Wednesday — Writerly Post Wednesday: Writing Rituals!
Thursday — Book Review: Breathe by Elena Dillon [1/5 stars]
Friday — Friday Rambles: Supporting Authors
Saturday — Book Review: Fire & Flood by Victoria Scott [3/5 stars]
And now . . . Stacking the Shelves, my favourite part of the week!
This is the meme where you can highlight books you’ve bought/borrowed/gifted/received for review. You can read more on the meme and how to get involved here!
Falling Into Place by Amy Zhang:
Love, love, love this book! Gorgeous cover, amazing story. And if you’re interested, there will be a review posted on Monday!
The Jewel by Amy Ewing:
I won this book proof from Walker Books — which I was so, so excited about. It looks awesome! Though I have seen some rather negative reviews of it, I am excited to see what it has to offer.
The Crown of Embers by Rae Carson:
So I wasn’t wowed with the first book, but I couldn’t resist picking this one up. Plus, the cover is pretty!
Red Rising by Pierce Brown:
I’ve heard so much about this book! I do hope it’s good and lives up to my expectations!
Fire / Bitterblue by Kristin Cashore:
I have to admit that I did not like the first in the series very much. However, I have spoken to some people who feel as though the second and third are better than the first, so perhaps I’ll enjoy them more.
Stormdancer by Jay Kristoff:
Again, people have been saying good things about this series! So I was thrilled to see it sitting on the shelf.
Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card:
I can’t believe I haven’t read this novel yet!
Butter by Erin Jade Lange:
So I presume this novel is about butter. I haven’t actually read the description; I just thought the cover was cool.
Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins:
Because Isla was released not long ago, and I really want to read that novel… I thought I better read Lola, yes?
Dangerous Girls by Abigail Haas:
Clearly I have the best library ever.
Breaking Point by Kristin Simmons:
All right. Wasn’t a massive fan of the first book, but thought, eh, why not give this a go?
Far From You by Tess Sharpe:
I love me a good mystery/thriller.