I have so far had quite a productive week for reading and am very happy with what I have managed to complete! So this week, I finally finished the very, very long book that I have been reading since November and that is Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix! I absolutely loved re reading this book and it was so much fun to continue living in the Harry Potter world again. In about a week or so, I am planning on picking up the 6th book (Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince) and giving it a read so I am also pumped for that. I also am half way through The Truth About Forever by Sarah Dessen, and as always I am really liking it. I don’t think it is my favourite but definitely one of the better ones!
Anyways, for writing I have done absolutely nothing…Like at all. I am so disappointed but I am still going through some sort of weird writer’s block and it is killing me! I did get a new idea yesterday that I am actually excited about though so I am hoping that is my way out of this terrible writer’s block. I am planning on doing some writing this weekend and since NaNoWriMo is over, I kind of feel a pressure lifted off my shoulders. Not that I actually wrote anything for NaNoWriMo, but yeah. Anyway, I hope you all had success in writing or reading, or both!
That is all for my quick reading and writing update and I hope you enjoyed!
It is finally December and I am so excited, but right now I am not talking about December, I am talking about all the books I completed in November! I didn’t read that many books because I was busy re reading Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (because that book is a commitment) but I did manage to read a few other books on the side so here they are!
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Double Down by Jeff Kinney – Yes, I still read Diary of a Wimpy kid despite being 15 years old, but they are just so much fun and so easy to read so why not? Anyways, I am not even sure what number this is in the series because there are so many but I did enjoy it quite a bit. I always have fun reading Diary of a Wimpy Kid books and they honestly take a few hours to finish which was great considering I didn’t manage to read that many books this month! 4/5 stars
I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson – It took me a little while to complete this contemporary book, but not because it was bad (it totally wasn’t) but because there was just so much to the story that I wanted time away from the book to think about the characters and their past and current struggles. This book is very moving and deep but also a very light and fluffy book at times. It follows twins, Noah and Jude who when they were younger used to be very close but after a devastating accident they begin to drift apart. I absolutely adored this story and recommend it to EVERYONE! 5/5 stars
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by JK Rowling – As always I loved reading this book because the Order and the Phoenix is definitely one of the best in the series, but it is long…very long. Anyways, despite this being one of my favourites, I also have several “issues” with it. I don’t know if I would call them issues but just at times I don’t enjoy reading in Harry’s POV because in this book, he begins getting very dark and moody (there are reasons) and becomes very angry towards everyone except Sirius. I just find this incredibly annoying because after everything the Weasley’s have done for him, he acts slightly bitter towards them at times! Anyways, apart from that I did really love it and cannot wait to continue on re reading this series! 5/5 stars
Those are the 3 books I completed in the month of November and I am really hoping to complete more books in December but we will see! Don’t forget to check out my last blog post: Guide to Starting a Blog!
The only writing I have done this week is for my English class and even that was only one story with about 530 words on it…so basically I failed. That’s okay though because right now I am definitely going through a bad case of writer’s block and since I haven’t had any time to devote to actually ridding myself of the writer’s block, that is what this weekend is for! I have a few ideas I am bouncing around in my head but every time I get past a certain scene it stumps me so this weekend I am going to retrace my steps and see how I can approach it differently. Other than that, I am just going to try to write whenever and whatever I can.
For reading, I have read about 100 pages of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix and am on almost page 600! I was reading last night and flipped to the end, only then realizing I had just a bit over 100 pages to go which was crazy because I have been reading this book since the beginning of the month…yeah I have been taking it really, really slow. Luckily, I have managed to read a few other things here and there to bump up my monthly book count. Anyways, my goal is to finish this book by Wednesday night of next week because that is the final day of November which means December, which also means it will be time to read Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince! So much Harry Potter and so much excitement.
That is all for my Reading/Writing Update and I hope you liked it! Don’t forget to check out my last blog post: December 2016 TBR! and you should also comment about the book you are reading using 3 words!
So as I mentioned before, I am participating in NaNoWriMo and it has just been downhill since day 1! I have been extremely busy with work and school which means no time for writing and barely enough time for reading. I have luckily, managed to write 10,000 words but I just want to restart what I have written, forget about the pressure of NaNoWriMo and just start fresh. I have to write a story for my English class so after that, I am planning on writing out a story that I have been thinking of for a while and I am super excited to get it down in words! I’ve been wanting to write a complete novel for a while because I usually stick to short stories so we shall see how this goes. Basically my writing goal for the rest of November is too write as much as I can which can hopefully be a bit more than 10,000 words…hopefully that isn’t too much to ask.
Reading wise I actually haven’t been doing too bad. This month I have already completed 2 books and am almost halfway through Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. I have been reading it for like over 2 weeks now but as I sad, I’ve been busy but I also want to savour all of its perfection and make it last a long time considering I only have 2 books left to re read in this series. Although, I would like to finish this novel by the end of November but while I am reading that I also want to start reading Bloodlines by Richelle Mead so I might start that as well this weekend…
Anyways those are some of my writing and reading goals for the rest of November and I hope you enjoyed! Don’t forget to check out my last post: Top 5 Contemporary Books!
So since my last update I have only written 5000 words but compared to nothing that is pretty good. I haven’t written much at all this week because I have had such a busy schedule but since it is finally the weekend, I am going to put some time aside to write. I am also not feeling super motivated to write at the moment, but I think it is just because I need to work out some small things in my story that are making it hard for me to keep writing…anyways though, I am hoping to write another 5000 this weekend!
As for reading, I am doing okay. My main book that I am reading right now is Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by JK Rowling and I am over 300 pages into it. I am really enjoying it (obviously) and am happy it is a super long book. Aside from that, I am reading 2 other books. The first one that I am about halfway through is I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson. I pick it up maybe 2-3 times a week and read a few pages, and while I am liking it a lot, I enjoy savouring it. The other book I am reading, which I just picked up today and am almost finished already, is Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Double Down by Jeff Kinney. Okay, yes I know these are kid books but when I was growing up I really loved reading them, and even as a teenager they are a fun and quick read. I can blast through these books in like an hour and I have a lot of fun the whole time.
That is all for my NaNoWriMo/Reading Update, and I hope you enjoy 🙂
So I haven’t written anything for NaNoWriMo this week…I am so mad at myself for not finding the time to actually sit down and write this week but just so much has been going on! I’m not going to give up though, I can write 10,000 in 2 days, right? Anyways, I am going to try and catch up as much as I can this weekend and I am going to try my hardest to write everyday.
For reading, I am currently reading Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix and I am about 100 pages in. Again, haven’t had much time for reading either because I’ve been crazy busy but I’m trying. I also tried reading The Last Star by Rick Yancy but I really wasn’t feeling it so I put it down and maybe I’ll pick it up again in a few months. I also tried reading The Sky is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson and this is my first Jandy Nelson book ever but I didn’t really find the story that interesting and I got bored reading it. I still want to give I’ll Give You the Sun a try though because I have heard nothing but great things! Anyways, this week was an epic reading and writing fail so I am hoping I will be able to pick things back up this weekend, so fingers crossed.
That’s all for my NaNoWriMo and Reading Update and I hope you enjoyed it 🙂
November is right around the corner which also means NaNoWriMo! Since my November will be occupied by writing at least 1,667 words a day, I have low reading standards for this month. I do have 3 books I would like to finish by the end of the month though, and 2 of them are quite lengthy so fingers crossed I get them done!
The Last Star by Rick Yancy – This is the finale to the 5th Wave trilogy which is pretty amazing I must say. While I didn’t love the second book, I have high expectations for this book and I hope it is up to my satisfaction! The first book follows a girl named Cassie who after an alien apocalypse breaks out, struggles to be reunited with her brother after he is taken by the government and brought to a safe haven for kids.
A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J Maas – I am already half way through this book but for some reason I put it down and haven’t picked it up since! So far this book is so so good and I cannot wait to finish it! The first book, A Court of Thorns and Roses, is about a girl named Feyre who is brought to a magical faerie land in payment after killing a wolf in the forest who turned out to be a faerie. A whole lot of other crazy, steamy stuff happens and it is just pure amazingness.
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling – I am so happy I decided to re read the Harry Potter books because they are just entertaining and great. Since it is November, I am re reading the 5th one which also happens to be the largest of the 7. Perfect considering I am focusing most of my time on NaNoWriMo this month…But anyways I am super excited to continue on with fantastic world!
Those are the 3 books I am hoping to complete in the month of November! Don’t forget to comment your TBR below because I would love to know what you’re reading as well 🙂