I’m on the verge of writing again.
I go in spurts. Write wildly. Write nothing. Middle ground? Pfft. So my aim of July is to eat my TBR into submission and then write a book about zombies (what? I’ve always wanted to try zombies…). The TBR-diminishing is going well! I’m not going to the library. I’m not on Netgally. I’m not requesting. I love books, I honestly do, but I am looking forward to a break of them. Because: zombies! So much excitement!
Thanks for Messenger of Fear! I can’t even begin to say how excited I am for this one! Because a) Michael Grant is the best and b) I really really wanted to read this and I actually got a copy and c) IT IS UNBOUND! I don’t know why that makes me excited. But it does.
Thanks to Hachette for Boy21! This was a complete surprise…but the best kind. My feels broke in Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock, and I love The Silver Linings Playbook movie (confession: haven’t read the book yet), so when this landed in my mailbox I GOT MILDLY HAPPY.
I won Writing Clementine from the Stephanie and Eugenia @ Chasm of Books. Aren’t they the best?! Although I confess, every time I look at the cover I start singing, Oh me darlin’, oh me darlin’, oh me daaaarlin’ Clementine. Sorry.
And then, thanks to Scholastic, I got Sinner. I…I need a moment, okay? I ACTUALLY HAVE THIS BOOK IN MY SHELVES. IT IS ACTUALLY MINE. OH OH OH. WORDS FAIL ME RIGHT NOW, OKAY? This is my favourite author and one of my favourite series, okay? Okay.
I tweeted my failing of words to Maggie Steifvater (who I’ve never ever tweeted before because she’s aaamazing and therefore I’m shy) and she answered! FANGIRLING MOMENT HERE. ‘SCUSE ME.
Occasionally I prowl through NetGalley and request books and get denied. BUT! Miracles happen and these publishers had a moment of weakness for me.
Thanks to Hachette Children’s for The Hit. Which is actually Boy Nobody or I Am The Weapon. Take your pick. Because I am so so so confused as to what this book’s title is.
Thanks to HarperCollins for Falling into Place. I really wanted to read this one, because I followed the author’s (teen writer!) journey from being agented to drafting new books to signing! Exciting, right?!
Thanks to Random House for Are You Seeing Me? Which is about disabilities and road-trips and I requested it in a moment of weakness. It looks fabulous and the cover…I am possibly in love with the cover.
tuesday – Did you know I used to play violin? I blather about it, as well as review Broken Strings, which was full of mistakes.
[click on the covers to go to Goodreads]
I promise a lot of these are actually really short, that’s why there’s so many. But it was still an epic reading week! TWO 5-star reads! When does that ever happen?!!
The Coldest Girl in Coldtown: Both NevilleGirl and Miriam promised me I’d like this. Guess what? I did! [4-stars]
It’s Kind of a Funny Story: Which Emily said is brilliant. She was right. But it was sad, too, ohhh, very sad and relatable. [4-stars]
Dangerous Girls: Which Charnell said was brilliant (and consquentally gave to me because she. is. so. nice) and GUESS WHAT? It was. Mind blowing. I am still in shock. [5-stars]
Sinner: Which I said to myself it will be brilliant. AND IT WAS. It was so fabulous! I adored being back with Cole and Isabel. [5-stars]
As Red As Blood: I loved this! Finnish mystery. Black coffee. Murder. What mare can you want? [4-stars]
Falling Into Place: Again. LOVED. Although it was pretty depressing. [4-stars]
The Seventh Miss Hatfield: Aaaand here comes the weekly raincloud. Ugh. What even was this?! [1-star]
Since I signed up for Instagram, I’ve taken more pictures of my gorgeous little books. So why not share them here? I love books! I love photography! Confetti! It’s a parade!
These are my yellow books.
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.
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