Reading + Writing Update!

Last night I finally finished The Lost Hero audiobook by Rick Riordan and while I can say it was definitely worth revisiting in audiobook format and that I had a blast, it was a very long one being about sixteen hours. I finished it though, which means I can start a new audiobook! I think I will be starting the next book in the series, The Son of Neptune, and I am really excited because it has been forever since I picked up this one. Another book I am currently working my way through is Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi! The new addition to the Shatter Me series, Restore Me, is coming out in only a matter of weeks and I am so, so excited. Saying that though, it has been over a year since I read these books so I think it is time for a re read before cracking open the new one. I do remember loving these books though so I am also extremely pumped to visit the characters and world again. Lastly, I will be starting a third book because in my English class we are doing independent novel studies. I am having some trouble choosing between The Book Thief by Markus Zusak and The Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson. Currently I am in the fantasy mood so I will probably end up picking up the Rae Carson book but we will see!

As for writing…well I am at a bit of a crossroads. I really like my novel idea but I am in the middle of outlining and I just have no idea how to carry the story on into the middle and then the end. I have an idea on how I want to end it, but it just isn’t something that makes me excited. I have been stepping away and thinking about it for the past few days but I think I have come to the conclusion that I need to rework my original idea. Today is going to be devoted to figuring out what the next step in my outline is, whether it is to fix a few things to make it flow or to scrap the whole thing…wish me luck!

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Reading + Writing Update!

Happy Sunday!

I am currently in the middle of…three books, but honestly, I am almost done two of them. There’s The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan which I am listening to on audiobook and have just over four hours left of, and as I am writing this it is Friday afternoon (I will be offline over the weekend!) so who knows, maybe I will finish it by the time Sunday rolls around. This is a re read so obviously I am enjoying it so I can’t say more than it is as great as I remember! The second book I am working through is Just Listen by Sarah Dessen and I am a good 213 pages into it, meaning I only have about 150 or so to go. Again, another re read which I am really enjoying, however it has been years since I read this book and there is absolutely NO diversity in this book. It is just filled with straight, white people and it just isn’t very realistic. I find it pulling me out of the story often to question that, but still, it is a fun read. Lastly, I have started reading the anthology Meet Cute by a variety of authors. I am only two out of who knows how many stories, and its okay so far. I understand that this is an anthology so the stories can only be so many pages, but the incredibly short length really takes away from the story and I can’t connect to the characters or the stories at all. However, if you are just looking for a light hearted book for Valentines Day or whenever, maybe pick this up!

 

When it comes to writing I have done a bit, but mostly I have been outlining for future stories. I think I wrote around three thousand words at the beginning of the week, but as I said earlier the rest has just been outlining. I have also been doing some research on Aztec mythology and such, thinking about whether I want to incorporate it in a future story idea I have. I’ve been listening to podcasts and googling things, and their mythology is really interesting! Even if I don’t end up weaving any of it into my story, it is still fascinating to learn about.

That is all for my reading + writing update and I hope you enjoyed! Don’t forget to check out my last blog post: Colours of the Rainbow Book Tag (Original) for a fun, new book tag!

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