Well hello Sunday my old friend. And goodbye to February! I swear the months just keep getting shorter and shorter. It’s ridiculous. So let’s see what happened in the last week…
No books purchased for myself! I’ve been on a ban (read: it’s the end of the month and I’m waiting for my paycheck), since there’s a few books and some movies I’m saving for that come out in March and April. Namely, Catching Fire on DVD in the first week of March and Plus One by Elizabeth Fama in the first week of April! But, I did have a good week on NetGalley, being approved for Full-Blood, Half-Breed by Cleve Lamison, and The Here and Now by Ann Brashares. Funny thing though, since I was declined for The Here and Now, but then got an email with an invitation for a “read now” for it. Apparently they changed their mind!
My week was very busy, and I haven’t actually been able to read much. I’m starting to get the feeling that I need to set aside one day so I can just binge read. I miss those days! But then Friday night, I was wired the whole day, and when I got home I was in a weird mood and got a lot down around the house. Basically, me:
The highlight of my week was decorating my closet mirrors. I have this thing where I tape quotes that I’ve printed out onto my mirror, usually inspirational and/or body positive. That way, whenever I’m getting dressed and seeing how I look, I also see the papers. I was getting bored of the ones I had up, so I went through my likes on Tumblr and copied down all the sayings I really enjoyed. Here’s the fruit of my hour-long adventure:
As for my reading habits, I think I’m finally coming out of my sci-fi kick. And now I’m going to binge all my John Green novels (maybe reading The Fault in Our Stars again – oh dear save me now), and then probably read Fangirl, and then I’ll probably be exhausted from contemporary. And despite my attempts to clear up my NetGalley queue, so many ARCs are being added that once again I need to catch up on my review copies!
If you missed it, this week I:
- Debuted my new feature, The Writing Life, discussing gendered names in books
- Shared my top ten books I would save in the case of a disaster
- Reviewed Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi (4/5)
- Admitted that I may have some strange reading habits, and found out that all of you are as crazy as me!
- Reviewed Avalon by Mindee Arnett (5/5)
This week, on the Writing Life I’ll discuss pacing your writing, I’ll participate in Top Ten Tuesday, review Eternal Curse by Toi Thomas on Wednesday, talk about when students teach teachers on Thursday, and review the first three books in the Mortal Instruments series on Friday.
Hope you all have a good week!