Happy Friday, everyone! Today was the last day of school before Christmas Break! Last semester test is finally done. I feel like I did really well on all of my tests, and it’s a relief to have them done. Today is the first Nutcracker performance! We have been practicing all this week and it’s very exciting because we get to finally perform for people! My giveaway was extended, and there are only 12 entries so far. It is open for another 15 hours, I believe. Enter Enter Enter! Today marks the first day of the Christmas BookTubeAThon and of course I didn’t bring my book into any of my classes to read after tests. Oops. I am going to be starting with Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan. I am almost done with Zombies vs. Unicorns and am about 75 pages into Clockwork Angel. I plan on reading a lot of books over Christmas break even though it’s only two weeks. I am going to allow myself to only watch half an hour of YouTube each day of break so then I can catch up on my reading. Merry (early) Christmas!
Wow. Totally haven’t done one of these since summer began. Anyway, I am currently reading A Discover of Witches (All Souls Trilogy #1) – Deborah Harkness and have been for so long. I’m in a horrible reading slump along with being very busy. I don’t really hate this book, I mean it isn’t great, but it isn’t horrible. I’m on page 156 at the moment and just a reminder this is part of the Book Chain that I’m creating *more info here* My reading slump is not okay anymore. I usually finish a book relatively quickly and I’d say I’m a fast reader, but oh my gosh I’m reading this book so slowly. Not okay. One cool thing that happened though was that I was interviewed on the lovely blog of The Cheap Reader, so that’s pretty exciting :) I hope to finish this book sometime this weekend. I need to be done with it. Let me know what you’re reading! Comment below or tag me on twitter @dancer5899 :)
Last night I finished Frostbite (Vampire Academy #2) – Richelle Mead and I really enjoyed it. This morning I started The Sea of Monsters (Percy Jackson and the Olympians #2) – Rick Riordan and am really enjoying it so far. It’s a little too young for me to completely enjoy, but I like the storyline. The plot hasn’t really taken off yet, though. After I finish the second Percy Jackson book I plan to pick up Legend (Legend #1) – Marie Lu.
Woo. I’m sick… again. Because I am sick, I’ll be able to read. A lot. This morning I finished Shadowland (The Immortals #3) – Alyson Noël and I am just about to start Seconds Before Sunrise (The Timely Death Trilogy #2) – Shannon A. Thompson. I absolutely loved the first book in the Timely Death Trilogy, Minutes Before Sunset, and have the opportunity to read the second before it even comes out. Shannon contacted me and asked me if I would want to review the second, and of course I said yes! I loved the first one and cannot wait to pick this one up. :)
*Big thanks to Shannon A. Thompson for sending me an eARC of Seconds Before Sunrise!*
Last night I stayed up much too late to finish Talented (Talented #1) – Sophie Davis *review* and this morning I started We Were Liars – E. Lockhart. I will most likely finish this one this weekend. I got We Were Liars as an ARC from Random House from a website that was known as randombuzzers. They discontinued the website so you cannot use it any more, but I will still read this book and review it. It comes out on May 13, 2014.
Because I had been participating in the #AReadAThon I read only Harry Potter from the 3-9 of this month. I plan to finish Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Harry Potter #4) – J. K. Rowling soon and then I will be finishing Talented (Talented #1) – Sophie Davis which I requested from NetGalley. If I remarkably can finish both of those this weekend I will move on to We Were Liars – E. Lockhart. I got this ARC *advanced reader copy* from Random House Publishers in exchange for a review on this blog.
This weekend I plan to finish The Legend of the Moonstone: A Series for Kids and Young Adults – Meglena Ivanova. It’s a very weird book and the concept is really weird. These people things live on the Moon and then go to Earth and it’s just odd. I don’t know. I don’t hate it but I’m not loving it as of right now. After I finish that book I will start It’s Not Summer Without You (Summer #2) – Jenny Han.
This week has been very exciting for me. I read and reviewed Minutes Before Sunset (The Timely Death Trilogy #1) – Shannon A. Thompson and also had an author interview (here). I liked it a lot and after that amazing endeavor, I got another email asking if I would: read, review, have another author interview, and have a guest blog post. Meglena Ivanova emailed me and asked if I would read her book, The Legend of the Moonstone: A Series for Kids and Young Adults. I am so excited and am so proud that I have gotten this far in such a short amount of time.
Done with my update for the week, this weekend I plan to finish The Shadowhunter’s Codex – Cassandra Clare, Joshua Lewis, Cassandra Jean and start The Great Gatsby – F. Scott Fitzgerald. I started The Shadowhunter’s Codex at the beginning of December because I needed my Mortal Instruments fix… Have been missing it and CANNOT WAIT for City of Heavenly Fire (The Mortal Instruments #6) – Cassandra Clare. I haven’t finished it because it’s very odd and difficult to read. It’s written as a textbook, but for fiction literature. It isn’t that I don’t like it, I do, it’s just difficult to get through. I plan to finish that tonight because I want to be done with it. I will probably start The Great Gatsby – F. Scott Fitzgerald right after I finish Cassandra Clare’s novel. I love the movie of The Great Gatsby and have watched it three times. I almost cried so I don’t really know if I’m mentally prepared to read it, but I’ll give it a go. My teacher also wants me to read it because I’m “the reader” in the freshman grade…