Books I DNF…

We ALL have those books that we just picked up but never got around to finishing, and I am too, guilty of that. Just because we DNF (stands for ‘did not finish’)a book doesn’t mean we don’t like it, and for me I usually DNF a book because I get distracted by a new shiny one. Anyways, here are the books I have DNFed and don’t forget to comment the ones you have below!

A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J Maas

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Okay, I absolutely adored A Court of Thorns and Roses, but A Court of Mist and Fury is HUGE and high fantasy which takes me a long time to get into. I was really enjoying it though, and got halfway before I just put it down and never picked it up again. When I do get around to picking it up again, I will have to restart it because I totally forget what happened!

Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy by Cassandra Clare

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Cassandra Clare is one of my all time favourite authors, and I love all her work, but I just couldn’t get into this novella bind up! I know I will love it because I didn’t get far at all into the book before I put it down and got distracted with other books, but once I pick it up again and actually read it more I know I will kick myself in the head for not finishing it sooner.

The Dark Prophecy by Rick Riordan

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This is a newer release so I don’t feel that bad about not finishing it, but still. I was actually enjoying this book until Lord of Shadows came out and totally consumed my life. I do plan on jumping into The Dark Prophecy again because I have heard amazing things about it and know that I will love it just like every other Rick Riordan book I have read!

The Sky is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson

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I’ll Give You the Sun was a FANTASTIC book and I was so pumped and ready to pick up Nelson’s other book, The Sky is Everywhere, but somewhere along the line of reading it I just never got around to finishing it. It wasn’t anything I was loving, but I did like it and wanted to continue reading it…but didn’t. It is a contemporary though so maybe I will pick it up again this summer during the BookTubeaThon if I have time and read it. Who knows though because it was a DNF!

Lock and Key by Sarah Dessen

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For some reason this Sarah Dessen book didn’t grab me as much as the others did. I still plan on reading it though, because I am sure that I will like it, but for now it is in my DNF pile…which is something I never thought I would do to a contemporary because I usually fly through them. I do think that it was because I had another book I wanted to read, but still! No excuse, I need to read this book.

Those are the books I DNFed and I hope you enjoyed. Don’t forget to check out my last blog post: Camp NaNoWriMo Week 2, for some motivation and tips!

Reading/Writing Update!

Sorry for the lack of posts this week, school has been a lot lately but I am on spring break so expect the normal amount of posts again!

I haven’t done a tremendous amount of reading this week, but I did manage to pick up Ruby Red and now I am almost through that. Ruby Red is a book that involves time traveling, and follows a girl named Gwen who’s family believes her cousin, Charlotte possesses the time traveling gene her family has. But when Gwen is suddenly thrust back into the past, they realize they were wrong causing a lot of drama. Now Gwen is tossed into an unfamiliar world of time traveling along with her new counterpart, an annoying and arrogant boy named Gideon. I love this book, and it is so nice re reading it after all these months. I have just over a hundred pages left, so once I finish that I plan on reading Lock and Key by Sarah Dessen which is currently on my nightstand and waiting for me to dive in!

For writing, I have written anything new, but I have been working on this short story that I wrote last week. This short story is about 2000 words and is for this local writing competition that has a deadline coming up pretty soon…which means I have to finish editing and polishing it soon. It has been a while since I wrote, so it took a bit to get back into the routine but it feels SO good to be writing again!

That is all for my reading and writing update and I hope you enjoyed. Don’t forget to check out my last blog post: Quick Writing Tips #4!

Spring Break 2017 TBR!

Spring break is coming up which means I have a week and a bit of freedom from studying and all things school related, meaning more time for reading! I have a few books I want to finish before school starts back up again, and hopefully, I can get them done.

lockandkeyLock and Key by Sarah Dessen – I have been slowly getting through this book while reading others so I am not too far in, but can easily finish this before the end of spring break. Lock and Key follows our main character Ruby, who after living for a few months on her own, is forced to move in with her older sister, Cora and her husband, Jamie. She is suddenly thrust into  world of expensive living, expensive clothing and expensive dining which also includes a mysterious boy next door named, Nate. I have heard mixed reviews on this book but I am still excited to read it!

Ruby RedRuby Red by Kerstin Gier – I absolutely love the Ruby Red trilogy and really want to slowly re read it over the few months. Ruby Red is about a girl named Gwen who is born into a family of time travellers, but her family believes the gene passed her and instead was given to her cousin, Charlotte. That is until Gwen travels back in time. This is a really fun and easy trilogy and I just cannot wait to get it back into my hands.

shiver1Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater – I recently purchased this entire trilogy and because of that, I am really hoping I enjoy it. From what I have gathered, Shiver follows a girl named Grace who has watched the wolves in the woods for years, and finds herself drawn one in particular yellow eyed one… I am honestly not really sure what else the book is about, but I that synopsis intrigues me so hopefully it is as good as I think.

Those are a few books I plan on reading during my spring break and I hope you enjoyed. Don’t forget to check out my last blog post: Camp NaNoWriMo Prep #2!

Reading/Writing Update!

before-i-fall1I have been reading Before I Fall for the past few days and while thlockandkeye beginning was a little slow, it definitely picked up the pace around page 250ish. I am really enjoying it now and it is a really good book in the way that it makes you cherish the world around you a little more! I wouldn’t say I absolutely love the book because the pacing is off in a lot of parts and the characters are quite flat in the beginning (in my opinion) but I do like it. I really enjoy how the main character, Sam, grows so much throughout the book and I think it is such an improvement from who she was before. After I finish this book, I am going to pick up Lock and Key by Sarah Dessen because I hoping it will be a little more happier compared to Before I Fall. I am not sure what the storyline is for this book, but it is a Sarah Dessen book so I am of course, excited!

And guess what!!! I actually wrote this week and it was SO nice to get back into my scene. I haven’t written anything I was proud out in soooo long, but managed to pump out a 2000 word story last night. I really like the concept of the story I wrote, and am planning on entering it in this local writing contest I found so wish me luck! I plan on writing a lot more from now on and never want to take a break that long again.

That was my reading and writing update and I hope you enjoyed. Don’t forget to check out my last blog post: Journal Writing Part 2!