I got my wisdom teeth out a little over a week ago and had a very interesting experience (I might post about it in a few days, but basically they had to drill through bone and I was very loopy on narcotics and heavy drugs for a while but didn’t realize it.)
My AP World History test is in about a week (it is the test that determines whether I get college (university) credit for the Advanced Placement course I took this year and it takes almost 4 hours.)
Prom is on Saturday! This will be my first (junior) prom, so I have been preparing for that. Actually today, I was at a cute little bridal shop in my town getting my dress hemmed, and all of a sudden my date walked in to try on his tux and it was so funny because neither of us had expected it, but it is going to be a ton of fun! Who else is going to prom (or did go to prom?)
My last day of school is May 26th, so I have been dealing with final projects galore and studying for finals. I would definitely rather be reading.
I know this month (and last month, *sigh*) have been pretty awful as far as blogging goes, but I should be back after life calms down a bit.
This month, I read:
Among the Brave by Margaret Peterson Haddix
Among the Enemy by Margaret Peterson Haddix
Among the Free by Margaret Peterson Haddix
…and since that concluded my reread of the shadow children series, I hope to have that review up asap!
So… I know I won’t get to all of these, but these are the ones I want to get to soon, and with summer right around the corner, maybe I will.
I am currently reading Tiger Lily, and OH MY GOSH IT IS SO GOOD THANK YOU PAIGE FOR THE REC!!!
February: A Tale of Two Cities & I attempted to read The Princess Bride, but DNF (103 pages).
Diverse Books Challenge
January: All the Bright Places
Writing (& Beautiful People)
I haven’t been posting these because I feel like it won’t make sense to anyone else, but as far as writing goes, I’m at 3553 words. I have been spending lots of time building up my characters because characters are so important to me. I keep a notebook where I have pictures all cut out and different things about the characters so that I know exactly how I want them to look, motivations, etc.
I have been going through my books I own or remember loving and am trying to reread all of them. I hope to start rereading the Among the Hidden series by Margaret Peterson Haddix (It was my favorite in 5th grade).
I have always been a Gryffindor, or second a Ravenclaw, but I just took the new pottermore quiz (twice to make sure) and got Hufflepuff both times. What is this? I’m not upset, just very confused. I feel like I don’t even know who I am anymore. (haha this rant was only slightly a joke… I honestly have no idea how I got Hufflepuff, but I shall embrace it (somewhat)).
Who else is a Hufflepuff? What house are you in? Did you experience a house crisis too?
Random books I have picked up over the past month or two and never hauled…
Books I Received from Giveaways/ Publishers/ Friends this month
Thank you Shelf Awareness for The Tears of Dark Water. Thanks to Penguin Random House for The Gap of Time. Thanks to my friend Josh for The Book Thief.
Books I bought myself for Christmas (because why not?)
January 2015 TBR
The Assassin’s Blade by Sarah J. Maas
The Princess Bride by William Goldman
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green (reread)
Winter by Marissa Meyer
Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard
The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdied
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
Wow. It’s been a while since I have mentioned any of these… I am participating in the Hooked on Books (goodreads) Seasonal (winter) Read-A-Thon. It goes from December 22, 2015 to March 19, 2016. Low pressure. I am just doing it to try and challenge myself to read a lot this season and to see how many pages I will read. There is also a way to get bonus points.
It’s getting to be my absolute favorite time of year and I am so excited! I’ve been in a mini reading slump for the past month, but am starting to come out of it. I usually read (at least) a book a week, but lately I haven’t been reading much at all. It’s not that I don’t like the books I’m reading, just that I haven’t had much motivation to read (you know how it is).
Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare 5 stars
It’s Good to Be Queen by Liz Curtis Higgs 4.5 stars (review here)
Miracle at the Higher Grounds Cafe by Max Lucado 3 stars (Review here)
This month was slow to say the least. I didn’t read much, but I had a super busy month, and sometimes (sadly) I don’t have much time to read. That being said, I read:
Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare
Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare
Macbeth by Shakespeare
I have been rereading The Infernal Devices series lately because they are fantastic and I enjoy the characters more than most things (ahem, Will Herondale). The characters all have such great chemistry and I don’t hate anyone. I will be posting a series reread review as soon as I finish Clockwork Princess. I give the entire series 5 stars.
I read Macbeth for school, and it wasn’t terrible. I enjoy Shakespeare, but I think he is overrated because he seems to have lots of mistakes he overlooks (sometimes it seems like he started writing an act, stopped, and didn’t come back to it until after he had forgotten some of what had happened). I still think he is a great classic writer.
Thank you so much! October marked my 3rd month in the blogging world, and I am so glad I have gotten the opportunity to do this whole blogging thing, and I hope I will be able to continue to do it for a very long time. Thank you to everyone who loves books and decided to check out my little blog. I love you guys and really enjoy having conversations in the comments.
What was your favorite book you read this month? Does anyone have any Halloween-ish recommendations for me (not too scary)?