April 2017 TBR!

March was a good reading month, but I am hoping that April will be even better because there are a whole bunch of books coming out in May that I need to be prepared for and April is the month to do that.

lady-midnight-by-cassandra-clareLady Midnight by Cassandra Clare – The sequel to this fantastic book, Lord of Shadows, is coming out later in May so I have to re read this book to be ready for it. Lady Midnight follows a Shadowhunter (half human, half angel) named Emma Carstairs, who after her parents dead bodies wash up on shore, is determined to discover what happened. There is lots of twists and turns and heart break and I absolutely CANNOT wait to devour it once again. If you are thinking about reading this book, make sure you read Cassandra Clare’s other books series first, The Mortal Instruments and The Infernal Devices because it is necessary for this book!

courtofmistandfuryA Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J Maas – I always say I am going to finally finish this book but then never do…but this time I mean it! I am going to finally complete this book in preparation for the next book in the series, which also comes out in May. A Court of Mist and Fury is the sequel to A Court of Thorns and Roses, which follows a girl named Feyre, who after killing a Faerie, is forced to live out the rest of her mortal life in the faerie realms. This is an epic book series that has lots of action and swoony romance. I am so excited to FINALLY finish it and not have it as a weight on my shoulders.

hp7Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by JK Rowling – I have been in the Harry Potter mood lately, and I recently re read the first six books so why not also re read the seventh. IF YOU DIDN’T KNOW, Harry Potter is about a boy who discovers he is a wizard and is sent off to a boarding school of magic. This is an amazing book series, and I haven’t read the last book in so long so I am excited to refresh my mind!

 

pj3Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Titan’s Curse (graphic novel) by Rick Riordan – I recently purchased this graphic novel, my first graphic novel, and am so excited to read it! I love Percy Jackson, and flipping through this graphic novel I realized that the illustrations are gorgeous. If you didn’t know, the Percy Jackson series is about a boy named Percy Jackson who discovers his father is a Greek God and is immediately thrust into a crazy world of demigods, gods and monsters. This is the third book in the series and I highly recommend it over all!

Those are all the books I am planning on reading in April and I hope you enjoyed. Don’t forget to check out my last blog post: April 2017 Talk!

 

 

Camp NaNoWriMo Prep #1

Camp NaNoWriMo is less than a month away so until then I will be posting lots of writing prep blog posts to help all of you get ready for this long writing journey ahead!

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Tip #1: Break Up Your Writing Time!

If you have trouble for writing for a long time, it can be helpful to break up your writing time throughout the day. When it comes to NaNoWriMo, the more time you spend writing the better, so if you want to try and get 2 hours of writing in a day try and break up your writing blocks to 30-45 minutes and have one in the morning, afternoon and evening. If you can write for a long time though then definitely just keep on writing!

Tip #2: Use a Thesaurus

If you don’t have a wide vocabulary (like myself) then it is handy to have thesaurus.com open or a thesaurus book nearby. Using more complex words than happy, sad, etc, can make your writing much more stronger which in the long run, will be very beneficial.

Tip #3: Write As If You Are On Deadline!

In NaNoWriMo you are on a deadline but if you don’t finish by the end of the month that’s okay because at least you tried. But if you write as if your book needs to be finished and handed into your agent by the end of the month, you may feel the urge to write more and more and more.

Helpful Writing Websites: http://www.writersdigest.com/ , http://writingfix.com/ , http://www.teenink.com/

Writing Quote: Writing is the best way to talk without being interrupted – Jules Renard