I definitely had a pitiful reading week.
Those on twitter and Goodreads saw me whining a lot, but sometimes you just hit a whole row of books you don’t like, right?! I had four books getting 2 and 1 stars. FRUSTRATION. And then — BOOM — I read a good one and life was fabulous.
I’m linking up with these memes: Because they’re awesome.
An adorably cute and teeny stack. I have such control these days.
Thank you Simon and Schuster for Noggin! I had no idea this was about head transplants and suddenly I was very very curious. I mean head transplants?! Who wouldn’t read it! Probably my mother and my sister, but whatever…they don’t count.
I borrowed The Knife of Never Letting Go and This Star Won’t Go Out from the library. I have found a sudden NEED to have more Patrick Ness books in my life. I can’t deny myself this. And of course I need to read about the girl who inspired The Fault in Our Stars! I’ve only ever read Chinese memoirs though (no clue why, just have), so I’m nervous. Also, I’m not kidding, that book weighs a ton. I nearly dropped it when I picked it off the shelf. And it’s a cancer book. Hello, sadness.
Thank you Sourcebooks on Netgalley for Watched. It doesn’t come out till January though. How will I wait that long to review it? What have I done?
Monday – I ask how you balance reading ALL the blogs. What are your secrets?
Tuesday – Then I reviewed Falling Into Place and cheered, basically, for many things.
Wednesday – I talked about awesome YA authors you’ve probably never heard of, can’t find their books, and are mostly Australians.
Friday – I reviewed The Protected and cried a little and used Psych gifs BECAUSE I CAN.
Saturday – Lastly, I showed you my bookshelf with it’s organisation system known only to me. (It’s complex.)
[Click the covers to go to Goodreads.]
Followers and Wickedpedia: Hopeless and horrible horrors that weren’t scary just badly written. So freakishly frustrating. [1-star]
The Girl With All The Gifts: After four miserable books of 2 stars or less…I FINALLY got a brilliant read that blew my mind and ate my feels. [5-stars]
The Jewel: Did this just blatantly rip-off The Hunger Games and Divergent and get away with it?!! [3-stars]
Hush Hush: I admit! I whined my way through 70% of it. But it was kind of dark and alluring and I’m considering book #2. Because I’m crazy. [3-stars]
Paper Planes: Interesting because it was about the Bosnia war…but it was aimed at a 10-12 year old audience and I felt it. [3-stars]
It was mostly a terrible week reading and I felt rather like Wolverine:
Awesome posts by awesome bloggers! I want to spotlight my friends marvellous genius, so go! go! Read them all!
Steph Bowe listed 27-blogging-tips which everyone should read because they’re fabulous.
Kara @ Diary of a Teen Writer asked if writers can be bloggers.
Emily @ The Loony Teen Writer does more of her hilarious Loony Blurbs!
Sky @ Further Up and Further In says we should be good to ourselves. I like this.
Kate @ Fictional Thoughts recaps the resent Brisbane Writers Festival YA author event! Which I really really wanted to go to. But didn’t. Obviously.
Eugenia @ Genie in a Book started her new blog!
Also there is this hilarious video called Snackpocalypse, which is just brilliant and you NEED to see it. Usually I don’t like parodies. But this? This is particularly perfect. Especially the “Do you want to see my back tattoos?” “Not really.”