I hereby decree it: City of Flails Weekend!
There are copious reasons for this including a) Sarah J Maas cover reveal ajdfkalsdfa!!!! b) Age of Ultron, and lastly c) my ownership of many City of Awesome books. I am a huge Cassandra Clare fan. I know, I knooow…her series was so 5 years ago. But I’m catching up, okay? I am a wild, wild fan.[Made For You – thanks HarperCollins!][Circus of the Unseen – thanks Hot Key Books!][Spark – thanks Walker Books!][City of Bones – City of Ashes – City of Glass – which I am squeaking over because I got 3 of them as a box set for $5 at a garage sale!* My collection is now only missing one book!!][City of Heavenly Fire – thanks Walker Books again!]
After I ate the library last week, I’m being conservative. (I have already read the first 3 Cassandra Clare books but I have delicious rereading to look forward to one day. You know. When I’ve caught up with the millions of books of the world and have time to reread. HA HA HA.)
* Being a handy translator, as I am, I believe Americans refer to garage sales as “Yard Sales”. Or “car boot” sales? Or “jumble sales”??! I don’t even know.
What happened this week?
Monday: I spill aaall about my NaNoWriMo novel. It involves ghosts and coffee shops.
Tuesday: I reviewed The Sky So Heavy and told you all with my apocalypse survival plan.
Wednesday: Here are 10 series I want to start…mostly because of their gorgeous covers.
Friday: I have ALL the tips for you to write 10,000-words in just one day this NaNo!
Saturday: I wasn’t so fussed on Conjured...but it was creepy.
These Are The Books I Ate:
The Discworld Graphic Novels: I was scared to try Terry Pratchett…so I took the picture book option. It was awesome. [4-stars]
Second Star: I love Peter Pan. That is all. [4-stars]
Spark: Superheroes done right…and I also may have a super secret awesome surprise concerning this book coming soon. [4-stars]
The Ghosts of Heaven: Well. I did not get this at all. But it’s pretty to look at. [3-stars]
Circus of the Unseen: Um. Creepy but cliche. Bit of a fail for me. [3-stars]
City of Fallen Angels: WELL THIS WAS THE BEST CASSANDRA CLARE BOOK YET. I HAVE FEELS FOR THESE ADORABLE SHADOWHUNTERS. [5-stars]
The Intern: It’s like a paperback chick-flick movie, including Catastrophic Coffee Spill. [3-stars]
Also, I would like to point out that a) I read very diversely across the genres yes I am fabulous, and b) I’m preparing the creative juices for NaNo! And also don’t want to be…flattened by my TBR.
|This is basically me all of October. PREPARATION.|
Elsewhere, other bloggers made glorious creations.
Emily @ The Loony Teen Writer is celebrating her 2nd bloggy birthday! Showers her with cake and confetti.
Kelley @ Oh The Books asks if you keep your blogging and internet life separate?
Sophie @ Ravens and Writing Desks recaps meeting awesome authors. Which makes me sufficiently jealous!
Jeann @ Happy Indulgence talks about accepting when people don’t like your favourite book.
Also. Did You Hear? The Internet Exploded.
But there are happier things that also exploded the internet…
And Lauren DeStephano is my new hero after this tweet:
I throw like a girl. I cry like a girl. I drive like a girl. I wrote 8 books contracted to two major publishers in my 20s like a girl.
— Lauren DeSpookaboo (@LaurenDeStefano) October 21, 2014