GET OUT YOUR BONGOS, PEOPLE. IT’S A MONDAY! (Tomorrow.)
What happened this week?
- I finished my HSC! YAY. I am frrrrrrrrrreeeeeeeeeeee. My last exam was on Monday, and was Food Technology. I am so glad it’s over.
- NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month = 50,000 words in a month) begun last Saturday . . . and I finished on the fifth. The novel is so rough, but I’m the sort of writer that can bang out a first draft as quickly as they can.
- I’ve continued editing The Empire of Stars. Whiiiiiich has been going very slowly. But slowly is better than none, right?!
- I bought/borrowed some more books! Hence a new Stacking the Shelves post!
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!
A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Gray
OH, ALL PRAISE THE GORGEOUS COVER. SOOO PRETTY. I’ve heard some mixed things about this — but I’m still super psyched to read this one.
Talon by Julie Kagawa
Another one I’ve heard mixed things . . . but this is by Kagawa, how could I not buy this one?! AND IT’S TEXTURED. AND SO NICE TO TOUCH.
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban / Goblet of Fire by J.K Rowling
I have never, ever owned a copy of these books in my life. How strange, huh?? I’ve either listened to the audio book or borrowed it from the library . . . but I got these cheaply, so now I’m very pleased.
Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge
OH MY GOSH I LITERALLY SQUEALED WHEN I SAW THIS IN MY BOOKSTORE. I have wanted this book ever since its release . . . but have been unable to find it. Until now. Oh, that gorgeous, gorgeous cover! I cannot wait to devour it.
The Girl Who Never Was by Skylar Dorest
This looks awesome. Because faeries! EXCITING.
The Redemption of Callie and Kayden by Jessica Sorensen
Wasn’t a massive fan of the first book, but eh, I like to finish a series.
The Madman’s Daughter / Her Dark Curiosity by Megan Shepard
I’ve wanted to read these books for ages! So excited.
Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire
Eh. More New Adult? I dunno; I always hear so many things about this book so I thought I should give it ago.
Searching For Sky by Jillian Cantor
This looks so good!
Atlantia by Ally Condie
I actually have no idea how my library got this in so quickly; it’s actually been there for quite a few days now. My library seems to get Penguin books in REALLY QUICKLY. Which is awesome. Except apparently this isn’t about mermaids. Pfft.
Panic by Lauren Oliver
Not sure about this one — but I’m willing to give it a go.
The Emperor’s Blades by Brian Staveley
Heard such awesome things about this; it helps too, that’s epic/high fantasy. And the cover is gorgeous.
This pretty much sums up this week’s book haul:
What happened this week on Diary of a Teen Writer?
Monday — NaNoWriMo Excerpt #1 (LOOK AT IT’S GLORIOUS CRAPINESS)
Tuesday — No Blog Post!
Wednesday — No Blog Post!
Thursday — Top Ten . . . Thursday? Top Ten Books I Wish I Had the Time to Reread (ahhh, that’s SO MANY)
Friday — How to Finish NaNoWriMo in Five Days (I share some NaNoWriMo tips!)
Saturday — No Blog Post!