I’ve got good news and bad news.
Bad news is…I’m going away. For a week. With no internet. To a wedding…which is also bad news because I don’t like weddings or crowds or strange food. BUT! Good news is I have two of my most favourite human beans (Emily and Lydia) coming to amuse you while I’m gone. HUZZAH!
The trip will be full of midnight flights to the middle of Australia to visit hordes of people I haven’t seen in over 5 years. This introvert is freaking out. So I’m arming myself with audio books and paperbacks.
I know it’ll be hard for you to continue your lives without me, but be strong. I will return. I leave on Wednesday!
I borrowed The Outcasts from the library. It’s the first in John Flanagan’s Brotherband series which…I never got into. Rangers Apprentice? Yes. Brotherband? Not yet. SO! We’ll fix this. There’s about 12 hours of it.
Thanks HarperCollins for Anatomy of a Misfit! Nothing like a highly unique contemporary about teens who don’t fit in.
Thanks Simon & Schuster for Belzhar! Is it just me or does this bring up Sunday School memories of Daniel in the Lions Den and his other name of Belshazzar? It does for me. I’m having trouble since there’s no lions mentioned in the blurb.
I won The Diviners from Allen & Unwin! It’s…it’s huge, peoples. IT’S ABSOLUTELY HUGE.
And HA to library bans. I’m going away and I needed some intriguing reads. I borrowed Skulduggery Pleasant (I know, I was supposed to read that when I was, like, 12, but I’m not finished my childhood) and City of Glass (look! I’m reading book #3 in the series! so proud of me) and Daughter of Smoke and Bone (because I was told to read it or else) and The Girl With All The Gifts. Which I keep thinking of as gifs and getting excited. I obviously going to ignore the T and go with gif and have such a fun review.
monday – Another edition of #HonestYA! I remodel covers.
tuesday – Mime reviews Of Neptune (Syrena Legacy #3) and it was…a belly flop of an ending.
wednesday – Sometimes people tell Cait what to read. Usually she ignores them…buuut, there are exceptions.
friday – Time for some Notebook Sisters Approved! We talk about coincidences, She Is Not Invisible, and blind superheroes.
saturday – Cait is kind of obsessed with The Book Thief. She even gives you an organised list of WHY she likes it so much.
[click covers to go to Goodreads]
Four: That was fabulous. Everyone one was so young! And innocent! And…alive. [5-stars]
Good Omens: Hilarious and perfect, it was like reading Supernatural. I particularly loved how mean Crowley was to his house plants. [4-stars]
Neferet’s Curse & Kalona’s Fall: This is the LAST of the House of Night novellas and ohhh, small mercies. I am so totally done with them forever. Extreme headdesk coming your way. [1-star]
Cooper Bartholomew is Dead: Which is a real shame because he was a nice guy. It was very NA instead of YA (the YA-tag is a lie) so…I wasn’t into it. [3-stars]
Apparently this week got progressively worse for reading as it went on… This is how I felt about my reading choices this week:
Awesome posts by awesome bloggers! I want to spotlight my friends marvellous genius, so go! go! Read them all!
Engie @ Musings from Neville’s Navel reviewed The Giver movie. She said it wasn’t awful, but it wasn’t awesome either.
Emily @ The Loony Teen Writer gave us a tour of her awesome bookshelf!
Kara @ Diary of a Teen Writer confesses to being a harsh reviewer sometimes.
Charnell @ Reviews from a Bookworm has an awesome discussion about series endings. Does it make or break the books for you?
Shannon @ It Starts At Midnight asks about our reviewing process.
I don’t usually have room to post all reviews on the blog…so I want to know what YOU want me to post about. Plus: deciding what to read is hard. You do the dirty work. That’s what you’re here for.
We’re celebrating hitting 500-follows on Bloglovin’!
Because it’s a follower-appreciation-giveaway it’s only open to…followers. You get to pick ONE of these 4 ebooks:
– Open INTERNATIONALLY, so long as you’re acquainted with Amazon
– Winner will receive an Amazon ebook.
– You get to pick ONE of the 4 ebooks above
– I love all these books. Just so you know.
– You must be my minion. Totally fair. Only then will you get cake.