Hello, hello! Good evening, everyone. This week has been good for me, but I’ve realized that I probably will not make my GoodReads reading goal this year. I’m honestly okay with that, though. I love reading, but I think the reason I have been in such a slump is because I’ve been pressured to read because of this GoodReads goal. In 2015 I think I’m going to set my goal at 50 books, rather than 62, but I’m going to not stress about it. I have decided that I am going to do a 2015 Reading Challenge. It is a full year long challenge with a bunch of cool books to read.
I found this challenge on Pinterest and am so excited, because I am going to really commit to this. I’ve never done anything like this, and I think it will be refreshing to take a step away from young adult. I love young adult, but I’ve found that almost all are the same. Dystopian, forbidden love, dire situations. But, branching out to adult, and non-fiction, fantasy. There are so many choices in books that are not YA. In the new year I will be trying to branch out.
This weekend I’ve been sick with the flu. So puking my guts out, basically. I have read quite a few pages today, but I don’t think I really took in the story because of the whole vomiting thing. I’m currently reading Endgame: The Calling – James Frey and am really really loving it. Oh my, let me tell ya. Sarah and Jago are perfect. Christopher just needs to stop, and An and Chiyoko are great. Holy goodness sakes. Sarah and Jago. Mm. Shipping them so hard. If you’ve read this book you understand.
Happy Sunday everyone! This week was a pretty good reading week for me. I finished two books, two short stories, and started another book. I finished The Girl in Between and LOVED it! I highly suggest it. Very interesting premise and story line. The characters were very lovable and beautifully broken. 5 out of 5 stars to The Girl in Between. I also finished Take Me Tomorrow and really liked that one as well! I read two of the short stories in Zombies vs. Unicorns for book club. We are slowly making our way through Zombies vs. Unicorns; every week we vote on which story we liked better, zombies or unicorns. Zombies is currently winning by a lot because there have been some amazing stories from Team Zombie. I also started Clockwork Angel which is very exciting for me! I love Cassandra Clare and the Mortal Instruments and the Shadowhunter world in general, so going to 1800’s England just makes it even better. I’ve decided that I don’t like NetGalley, so I won’t be using it anymore. It’s such a hassle to get it onto something I can actually read because before I was using my mom’s Kindle app on her iPad. I can’t really steal her iPad whenever I want, and I can’t read it on my computer. So, bummer. Whatever, though. Remember to put your name into my rafflecopter drawing for my 200 follower giveaway! There are some wonderful books up for grabs!
Happy Sunday! Today was a very good reading day for me! I think I’m finally on my way out of this couple-month-long reading slump. I just sat down and read and it really felt relaxing. Reading hasn’t felt relaxing to me in a while and I missed it. There will be a lot of posts up on the blog this week because I will be finishing A Discovery of Witches tomorrow, King Dork within the next week for book club, and Of Mice and Men for novel. On top of all of those posts I will be starting a Blogger Spotlight featuring new bloggers that I think need a bigger audience. I also got tagged in the Liebster Blog Award so that post will be up this week as well. I am trying to be more active as things have slowed down a bit. No more marching band (sad, but glad to be done for the season) and football is almost over. Slacking so much on posting lately! Going to change that :)
Yay! Finally got a review up this week! Have I finished A Discovery of Witches? NO! Was I really busy this week? YES! Alright. I have been saying I would finish A Discovery of Witches for about 2 months now. I have review books I need to read and am very behind on them. Oops. I’ve been trying! I promise. Anyway, I finished Watership Down and almost cried at the end. I am about to read a handful of pages in King Dork right now because book club tomorrow! I get entirely too excited for book club, but I don’t even care that my nerdiness shows :) I have had a big week this week. Nutcracker auditions were this past Friday and I got Spanish, Baker, and Soldier. I learned all the choreography for the parts yesterday night and this afternoon. I think it went really well, actually. I’m very excited for this year’s performance. We are collaborating with Ballet Nebraska located in Omaha. It should be an amazing season :)
Oh, and just a reminder: I am doing a giveaway when I hit 200 followers! Stay tuned for that!
Happy Sunday! This week went extremely fast for me and I had almost no homework which was amazing. Something awesome happened to me this week, well last night. I ordered an Erin Condren planner for 2015! Yes I am getting worked up and super pumped about a planner. I literally carry my planner everywhere with me. I write homework assignments in it during school, my dance classes, schedules in general, and when I need to post on my blog. I have had Walmart planners for about 3 years and they’ve worked alright, but I decided I could splurge on something like this because I would use it all the time. One amazing thing about the Erin Condren 2015 planners is that the cover is interchangeable so you don’t have to just choose one, you can get many. I also am in love with the layout of the planner. There is a full two page spread of the full month with places to write monthly goals on the side, but the best part is the weekly page view. Each day of the week is separated into morning, day, and night. I don’t usually do much in the mornings and don’t have appointments or work or anything because I’m at school, so I will probably use the morning section as a blogging and reading goals section. In the day section I will write all my school assignments, and in the night section all the things I have to do after school. I am seriously so excited!
*if you’d like to order one of these beautiful planners, use my referral code for $10 off!*
This was one of the pictures I saw that inspired me to get one of these planners. I think this is so cute and obviously so easy to customize. I am not the artsiest person on the planet, but I do know how to put color schemes together. I’m thinking I’ll color coordinate the theme of each week to the month’s color. Almost all of the decorating done to these pages are created with washi tape.
I am also obsessing over the song Trumpets by Jason Derulo. Have been listening to it on repeat for hours on end.
As for my reading this week, it was a little slow. I will finish A Discovery of Witches tonight, I read about 60 pages of King Dork for my book club, and I’m almost done with Watership Down for my novel class.
Sorry for the long post today! Thanks for staying with me even though I haven’t posted all that much!
This week has been so busy. Shocking since I’m totally not a busy girl. *ha ha, jk* I had a butt-load of homework every day, cheer after school on Tuesday and Thursday, had to cheer at a football game on Friday night, dance on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, band every morning at 7:30, then finally a band competition on Saturday. We got home from the competition at about 1:15 in the morning. I was so exhausted and I had fun at the competition except for a couple things that make my life not-so-great. Colorguard got a 1 rating at the state competition, so that went well. I don’t feel so great today because of a bad headache, but I slept until noon. Never in my life have I slept that late and I really enjoyed sleeping in. My nana and aunt came over today and my mom and I talked to them and my aunt asked me if I’d be a bridesmaid at her wedding. I haven’t ever been part of a wedding, so I’m excited for that :)
My reading this week has been really slow, but I will be posting more after football season is over. I will have much more free time to read and blog. I finished Lord of the Flies – William Golding for my English II class and am still reading Watership Down. I am also still reading A Discovery of Witches. It seriously has never ever taken me this long to read a single book. Business has gotten the better of me. I will read as much as I can tonight and then start The Book of Charlie sent to me by Jerome Mark Antil for reviewing purposes.
I plan to do an international giveaway when I hit 200 followers! I will be giving away 2 separate prizes of 2 books each. I am so excited because I think it will be a really fun way to connect with everyone!