It has been quite a few years since I have read The Infernal Devices trilogy by Cassandra Clare, and I forgot how much I enjoyed it! Everything from the story line to the setting (because London in the 1800s!) to the characters, it is all great. Even though I was originally planning on only rereading the first book, I think I will end up continuing with the rest of the trilogy. I also really would like to reread The Selection by Kiera Cass, because I am in the need of light, fluffy and addictive read and The Selection is the perfect option.
NaNoWriMo is arriving at a rapid speed and I still haven’t decided on an idea yet! I have a few ideas swirling around in my head, but I need to dedicate a few hours to really think about what I want to write and then plan it out. November is going to be a busy month between school, volunteering and NaNoWriMo, but hopefully I will be able to achieve 50k words! Next week is my writing conference though, so hopefully I will learn a lot of new things and get inspired to write for NaNoWriMo. Last year I took a lot away from this conference so I am excited to see how it goes this year!
That is all for my quick reading and writing update, and I hope you enjoyed. Don’t forget to check out my last blog post: Fantasy Recommendations for Fall/Winter!
So far I have completed the grand total of one book this month…and today is the last day of the month. However, I have been able to read 150 pages of Ruby Red by Kerstin Gier which is a lot for me lately. I did really want to finish this book before the end of September, but it just means I will be able to finish it early October and get on with my TBR. Since it is Saturday and I am somewhat caught up on sleep, my goal is to read at least 80 more pages of Ruby Red. It is dark and cold outside which is perfect reading weather, and I am feeling the excitement to read!
Writing wise, I haven’t done much new writing this week. I did sign up for a creative writing course which I am now enrolled in, and I did win a writing scholarship to a writing conference! I am really excited to have the opportunity to attend this conference and I know it will be a blast!
That is all for my short reading and writing update, and I hope you enjoyed. Don’t forget to check out my last blog post: 25 Inspiring Writing Prompts!
I have completed a book!!! After about an odd, irregular month of not really reading, and finishing NO books, I have finished a book. That book is Geekerella by Ashley Poston, a fun, geeky, and relatable contemporary following two different characters, Elle, a passionate fan of a sci-fi TV called Starfield, and Darien, a teenage actor who is casted as the main character in the new Starfield revamp. Overall I really enjoyed this book! I thought it was cute, fast paced and just what I needed to pull myself out of my reading slump. I do think I would have liked it more if I read it while I wasn’t in a reading slump, but I did enjoy it. To hear more of my thoughts on this book, stay tuned for my September 2017 Wrap Up which will hopefully consist of more than one book! Right now, I am about two chapters into my next read, which is Ruby Red by Kerstin Gier. I have read this book about 3 times already…but honestly I think it is the perfect fall read! Anyways, I hopefully will finish that in the next 7 or so days but I am looking forward to re-immersing myself in this world.
Writing time! So I submitted a short story to this writing conference, where the prize is a scholarship that pays for my ticket to go there. I am really hoping I win (obviously), and I will find out on September 30th so fingers crossed. Other than that, I really need to start on my other story for this other writing contest, which has a deadline of October 1st and a maximum word count of 17,000 words…so yeah I need to get started.
That is all for my reading/writing update and I hope you enjoyed. Don’t forget to check out my last blog post: October TBR 2017!
Geekerella by Ashley Poston is still my current read, and while I still haven’t made too much progress in it, I am still really enjoying it! I am about a quarter of the way through but I plan on finishing it by Monday because I have an extra day off of school thankfully. Before this year, I had always been busy but easily managed to stay on top of my blog, reading and school, but this year I am really struggling! Sadly, I have to cut down my blog posts to Monday, Thursday, and Saturday, rather than Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday. It is also really sad to look back at last year and see that my average reading a month was anywhere from 3-5 books, and now my average is 1 or less. Hopefully by October I will be able to juggle everything better, but for now this is my current situation. Anyways, back to the reading part of this update, like I said, I want to finish Geekerella by Monday and then jump into one of the other books on my TBR!
Thankfully I have been writing lately, and even submitted to a contest last night which I am very excited about! I have another deadline that is the first day of October that I need to meet, so this weekend and the next coming weeks I will be writing a story for that. This month will be an active writing month and I cannot wait to get back into more writing!
That is all for my reading/writing update and I hope you enjoyed. Don’t forget to check out my last blog post: Favourite Fall Films and also leave some suggestions of blog posts you want to see!
Slowly I am getting back into the swing of things and it feels so good honestly. This morning a read about 30 pages of Geekerella by Ashley Poston, which I am very much enjoying at the moment, and have no doubt that I will keep enjoying it. Fingers crossed I can finish it by the end of the weekend, but we will see! Once I finish Geekerella, I plan on picking up The Dark Tower: The Gunslinger by Stephen King, which is the first book in The Dark Tower series. I watched the movie and really liked the storyline and the entire atmosphere of the movie because it was unlike anything I have watched. My friend, who has read the first book, said the book was way better than the movie so I knew I had to pick it up and give it a read. This will be my first Stephen King book and I am so excited and curious to see how I like it!
Finally I have writing things to update on! I mean, I haven’t actually written anything yet, but I have some stories lined up to submit to different contests. I am really excited to start writing again, but after not writing for a few weeks it will be a challenge to come up and write 7 different stories all of the sudden! All of the deadlines are between now and the end of October, but some of those deadlines are approaching very fast so I need to get started.
That is all for my reading/writing update and I hope you enjoyed. Don’t forget to check out my last blog post: My New and Improved September TBR!
Sadly this week hasn’t been as eventful reading wise as July was, but good things come in time right? Anyways, at the moment I am reading City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare which is the fourth book in The Mortal Instruments series. A lot of people say that this is their least favourite book in the series, but I don’t mind it and am hoping that I fly through it and finish it by tomorrow. Once I finish this book, I plan on jumping into The Moon and More by Sarah Dessen which I am excited for because if you saw my July 2017 Wrap Up, I read Once and For All by Sarah Dessen and enjoyed it, so fingers crossed I enjoy this one too!
Writing…ah writing. I was so determined at the beginning of the month, and still am, but things have drastically changed. I am still in love with my idea, but I am not in the right place to write it right now…I am super busy and need to plan a lot more than what I initially did. I plan on outlining my book throughout August and then finally when I finish that, I will rewrite my book.
That is all for my reading/writing update and I hope you enjoyed. Don’t forget to check out my last blog post: Back to School Reads!
Next week is BookTubeAThon, yet I have more books I want to finish reading this week than next week. At the moment, I currently reading “City of Glass” by Cassandra Clare, the third book in The Mortal Instruments series, and I forgot how amazing it is! It has been about two years since I re read this series, but I remember City of Glass being my favourite of the six, and I can see why. I am close to finishing it, I have just over one hundred pages left, and when I finish that I will be reading “Alex and Eliza” by Melissa De La Cruz. I am really excited for this book because it is a YA story about the love between Alexander Hamilton and Eliza Schuyler. I cannot wait to dive into it and see how much I like it! I even have a third book I want to finish by…well, tomorrow, and that is “Eliza and Her Monsters” by Francesca Zappia. I picked this book up yesterday because the synopsis was something I was definitely in the mood for, and now I am just dying to read it! I am hoping to start and finish it tomorrow so wish me luck.
Yesterday I took a break from writing which I really didn’t want to do but had to because I needed to organize some of my thoughts for it. I am at a total of 43,073 words and my goal is to get to 50,000 words by the end of July, which I think I can easily get to. I have a clear vision on where my story is going, it is just the end that was somewhat fuzzy and also whether or not I wanted to write another book to go along with it, or another two, or none at all. Now though, I know how my end will play out and a rough outline for what a sequel could look like, things are a little more organized. I do plan on writing today and tomorrow and the rest of next week and so on (thankfully), and I am looking forward to keep chugging along!
That is all for my reading and writing update and I hope you enjoyed. Don’t forget to check out my last blog post: 2017 BookTubeAThon TBR!ED
For the next month or so, I will be in the process of packing up my room and moving, but I did pick out quite a few books to keep with me, so that I always have something to read. Those books are City of Ashes, City of Glass and City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare, Once and For All and the Moon and More by Sarah Dessen, The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh, The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater, and Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins. Anyways, but for what I have accomplished reading wise, is that I am now over half way through City of Ashes! Zoe Herdt from the BookTube channel @readbyzoe, is hosting a 24 hour readathon today, which I will be participating in in hopes of at least coming close to finishing this book.
Writing has also been very successful because from Monday to Friday, I have so far written just over 5,000 words, and I am hoping to reach a week goal of 8,000 by the end of the weekend. My story is kind of at a slow bump in the road, so I am going to go back, fix that, figure out where I want the story to go, and then keep on writing! Good luck to any others participating in Camp NaNoWriMo because the month is half over which means we need to start raking in those word counts! I put my word count goal as 30,000, but I am only about 9,000 from completing that so I am sure I will easily complete that. However, I did want to be at 50,000 words for my entire story by the end of July, so that last week of the month will be me writing hard!
That is all for my reading and writing update, and I hope you enjoyed. Don’t forget to check out my last blog post: Books I DNF…
I have had the desire to read lately, which is great considering I was in a reading slump for the longest time. I finished re reading City of Bones by Cassandra Clare, and then started two other books, The Moon and More by Sarah Dessen and City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare. I am really excited to jump into both of them and hopefully will finish them within the next week. BookTubeaThon is also happening this month, which if you didn’t know, is a reading event over social media such as YouTube, Twitter and Instagram, where you try to read as many books as possible in the span of a week. This year, the BookTubeaThon will be held from July 24-30, and I am so excited to participate for a second time! Stay tuned for my TBR for that week because that will be coming in about two weeks.
Writing has also been a productive part in my life which is also fantastic. I have been keeping up with my new daily goal of 1,600 words, and am at about 22,000 words already which means I only have 38,000 words until I reach my goal of 60,000 words! By the looks of it, as I am only in the midst of my beginning, I will end up somewhere in the 100,000’s…but yeah, hopefully all of you participating in Camp NaNoWriMo or just doing some writing, are having a good, productive time and I will give more updates throughout the coming week!
That is all for my Reading/Writing Update and I hope you enjoyed. Don’t forget to check out my last blog post: Book Writing #1!
I flew through City of Bones by Cassandra Clare, which by the way, was an incredibly fun and entertaining re read, but sadly I am on vacation and forgot to bring another book so…yeah I am starting July bookless. I do want to buy When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon, so maybe I will do that tomorrow so I will have something to read! If not, when I get back I plan on reading The Moon and More by Sarah Dessen. I am excited to read a fun, summery contemporary since summer is officially in full swing, and I just know I am going to love it.
As for writing, I have been doing very well and have written 12,000 words for a story I am calling “Project Night”. That is until I figure out an actual title for it. Camp NaNoWriMo also officially begins tomorrow, and my goal is finish another 40,000 words by the end of the month. I am really excited at how deep I am getting into my story, but I am also excited to finish it! 12,000 words down and only 88,000 to go!
That is all for my reading/writing update and I hope you enjoyed! Don’t forget to check out my last blog post: Websites for Writers!