I am old. (Birthdays do that to a person.) I’m also reading comics. I’m also doing exceptionally well with my own private Rick Riordan reading challenge. (I read 3 of his books this week! Go me!)
Also! I accumulated all the results to my survey and I’ll be posting them next week…with quotes from many of you. It is very interesting what people say anonymously. (And mildly hilarious. But you shall see!)
T H E S T A C K
DON’T PANIC! This is like 3 weeks worth of books. Although, I did try to walk calmly out of the library only with two books. But a (surprise) stack of nine billion reserves was in. What is with reserves? They always all come at once. But I’m not complaining. Because books.
I like books. (Just in case you hadn’t picked that up yet.)
[I Was Here – thank you Simon & Schuster]
[Enmity – won from Harlequin – read this one last year]
[Soulprint – surprise from Bloomsbury]
[The Graveyard Book – library – I want to read more Neil Gaiman this year!]
[Skulduggery Pleasant 4: Dark Days – library – why do I even read this series? it hurts]
[Corruption – library – MAGGIE AND QUENTIN ARE MY OTP]
[Grimm’s Grimmest – library – I get the feeling this going to be awesome]
I also just discovered comics! It’s wonderful. It’s like unlimited Avengers movies! (Why was I not reading these earlier?!)
I only read what my library has which are, of course, all out of order. But you can’t have everything. I just finished Avengers Assemble: Science Bros, which was hilarious and perfect. Captain America and Captain Marvel made kale milkshakes together. This is how Steve is so strong obviously.
V O T E! Y A Y!
WHAT HAPPENED THIS WEEK?
Wednesday – I review I Was Here and pout because I didn’t like it.
Friday – I list my #bookwormproblems and liken you to adorable puppies (you totally are).
Saturday – It’s a post all about ME! YES! I interview myself and talk my writing life. And snacks. (Snacks are always good.)
THESE BOOKS I ATE
Percy Jackson and the Sea of Monsters (2): My least favourite PJ book. It just felt easy and convenient. [3-stars]
Wicked: I actually DNF’d a book! Maybe I’ll go back to it, but for now? Meh. It’s too slow and political for me.
Percy Jackson and the Titan’s Curse (3): Ooh, me likee! [4-stars] Skulduggery Pleasant: Dark Days (4): WELL THAT WAS JUST CRUEL. HELLO? ANYONE HAVE A BUCKET? MY FEELS ARE ALL OVER THE FLOOR. [4.5-stars] Percy Jackson and the Battle of the Labyrinth (4): Woah! BEST yet! Although, poor little Nico. [4-stars]
ELSEWHERE, ON THE INTERNET
17 famous authors share their favourite YA books.
Allie @ Little Birdie Books tells us the rules for boys to be bad. (Wear leather and have beautiful eyes.)
T.T. Kesley writes a beautiful post about roots and writing and belonging.
John Green is hilarious in his vlog (and is still having that mid-life-age-crisis) and shows of the new edition of Looking for Alaska. (Spoiler: I covet this beautiful book.)
Amanda @ Beautiful Bookish Butterflies talks about bloggers who change.
Emily @ The Loony Teen Writer is moving soon! Her blog is changing to Loony Literate. (The new design is just gorgeous, go see her sneak peek!)
I TURNED OLD
So yes! I had a birthday last Monday and turned rather ancient (21) and can now do things like a) party anywhere, b) consume alcohol at all the places, and c) go to prison forever and ever.
To celebrate this momentous age, I drank…mango milkshakes (HA! 21 and wild, I tell you) and plotted on Book Depository which books to buy with my birthday money.
Thank you so much, my minions, for the birthday wishes on facebook and twitter! And especially to Ella who did this super awesome post for me that made me flail insanely. And to Amanda and Engie for sending me books! And…and…and…YOU GUYS ARE SO NICE. THANK YOU.