Well hello Sunday my old friend. I can’t believe another week has passed again. I’ve been so busy I can’t even remember what day it is half the time! But next week I have a few days off work, and I’m hoping that I can actually get back to writing. Chapter five still needs to be started, and it’s been almost three weeks since I’ve even opened Scrivener. Though I have decided to participate in Camp NaNoWriMo this April, even though my word count goal will only be 10K. I’d love to have some cabin buddies that I actually know – let me know if you want to swap usernames and bunk together!
So you know that till-April book ban I was on? Well it officially starts… now. Because I blew it this week xD
Throne of Glass finally showed up in the mail, and I’ve already read it and fallen in love! I’m halfway through Crown of Midnight right now, but as it’s Saturday and I have an entire day to myself I’m thinking by the time this posts I’ll have finished it and moved onto The Assassin’s Blade. Days of Blood and Starlight was an unplanned buy, but I wanted a Starbucks and the closest one just so happened to be inside the Barnes and Noble… and, well, I have zero capability to walk into a bookstore and buy nothing. But I was good and limited myself to a paperback, instead of going after the hardback of Divergent I was lusting over!
After I finish the Throne of Glass books, I plan on finishing an ARC that I’ve been dragging my feet on, and then I’m going to start the Daughter of Smoke and Bone series. I’ve put it off long enough, and after so many of you have yelled at me to read it, I’m finally doing it! Plus, that means I’ll be able to join you all when Dreams of Gods and Monsters is released in April!
In other news… In my efforts to get back in shape (hint: there are not enough expletives in the world to express my feelings over this), I started the 30 Day Shred by Jillian Michaels. MY. THIGHS. Every time I sit or stand is PAIN. I thought I was out of shape before, but now I’m realizing that maybe I was a bit healthier than I remembered back in high school. Maybe a lot healthier. That whole freshman 15 thing? I have a theory that when you shove 4 years of college into 1.75, it turns into a freshman 30. So now my diet consists of protein shakes (which I cheat on and put peanut butter in because PB makes everything better) and salads (I got smart and bought all the stuff to make my own Chipotle-type bowls at home), and I’ve cut fast food and most breads. I miss In N Out. But now when I eat it, my hands and feet swell up because I’m not used to the sodium content anymore D: THE TRAUMA
One last thing: how do you all like the new blog theme? I needed a change from the galaxy thing, plus I felt like messing around with pic monkey. This nautical thing is a bit crisper – I’m in love!
If you missed it, this week I:
- discussed Manic Pixie Dream Girls on The Writing Life
- shared my top ten books in the science fiction genre on Top Ten Tuesday
- reviewed Full-Blood Half-Breed by Cleve Lamison (2/5)
- shared how I turned into a hardback loving girl after being a hater for years
- reviewed Amy and Roger’s Epic Detour by Morgan Matson (5/5)
- kicked off my first giveaway with Veronica!
Tomorrow I’ll be posting the first discussion that’s linked to our giveaway, discussing angels and demons in books. On Tuesday, as usual, I’ll participate in Top Ten Tuesday, and share my spring TBR list – which you should all hold me to! Wednesday will see the Alternate Reality trivia crossword puzzle, and on Thursday I’ll review Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell. Hint: I’ll be the one fangirling!
What do you think of the Daughter of Smoke and Bone series? Are you participating in Camp NaNoWriMo? Have you ever experienced a weight gain after being in good shape and had to come back after that? Any tips??
Hope you all have a good week!