Well hello Sunday my old friend. I can’t believe another week has passed again! And once again, I kind of broke my book buying ban. But for good reason!!! My local used book store is going out of business (so sad 😦 ) , and the good news is that everything was 50% off. So I found three fantastic books for $15!
A hardback version of Earth Unaware by Orson Scott Card and Aaron Johnston, the first book in the series about the first Formic war (yay for prequels!). And of course, because three copies of one book is CLEARLY not enough, a hardback version of The Order of the Phoenix. So now I have a US paperback, a US hardback, and a 15th anniversary paperback of the book. MY LIFE IS COMPLETE!
Oh and I did get a third book, not pictured, because it’s for my mommy 🙂 The Lucky One by Nicholas Sparks, because who doesn’t love imagining Zac Efron falling in love in a bayou after walking with his trusty German Shepherd across state lines?
You really thought you could escape this update without me showing off this beauty? YOU WERE WRONG. I’ve watched it five times already ❤ And I’m sure I totally annoy everyone when I sing Let It Go in the shower. But that is a-okay with me!
Other fantastic news:
I had two days off work this week, and I was so productive that I feel like the most accomplished person in the world. I finished two ARCs, I’m halfway through a third, and I read Daughter of Smoke and Bone as well! A very good reading week, if I do say so myself.
I also wrote two full chapters of my novel, and I’ve actually started a wattpad account. If anyone is interested in reading the prologue and chapter one of the story, you can click here and read it 🙂 I do enjoy feedback – any and all is welcome!
I BOUGHT MY TICKET FOR THE LA BOOK FESTIVAL!!! At first I wasn’t going, due to work, but the schedule changed and my weekend was freed up! Rainbow Rowell, Tahereh Mafi, Sarah J. Maas, Leigh Bardugo, Veronica Roth – and more – here I come! I’m so excited I cannot contain myself!!!
As I mentioned last week, I’ve really buckled down and focused on getting back into shape. And I’m so proud to say that I’ve lost 2.6 pounds! It’s only a dent in my main goal of 40, but it’s a start. Especially since I’ve had so many issues with hormone levels, it’s a really great feeling to finally be able to see my body working as it should be and letting go of that weight.
Also: I’ve learned not to touch Melatonin anymore. I took half a pill (1.5 grams), and I was so foggy all day Friday. I probably looked like I was hungover. So my lesson has been learned, and I’m locking away the melatonin for good. Sleep will have to come from another source I guess!
If you missed it, this week I:
- shared my thoughts on angels and demons as part of the Alternate Reality Giveaway
- listed my top ten books to read this spring – and actually intend to stick to it!
- posted a trivia crossword puzzle as part of the Alternate Reality Giveaway
- reviewed Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell (6/5 – new favorite!)
- reviewed The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender by Leslye Walton (3/5)
This week, I’ll be sharing my thoughts on the fairytales reworked trend for the Alternate Reality Giveaway, sharing my top five bookish resolutions, taking a survey with Veronica and snarking at her answers, reviewing Miyuki by Veronica Bane, reviewing The Here and Now by Ann Brashares, and reviewing Far From You by Tess Sharpe. It’s going to be a busy week!
Do you have multiple copies of your favorite books? Have you seen Frozen yet?? Anyone else going to the LA Book Fest?
Hope you all have a good week!