Showing posts from July, 2017

Monthly Wrap-Up: July to August

It's so cliche, I know, but I can't believe it's already August! YIKES!
Overall, July was a busy but productive month for me. And I have a lot of plans for August...*cue ominous music*

I got a decent amount of writing done in July, which I'm so happy about. I'm also planning to start the first draft of my WIP tomorrow - and am extremely nervous about that. Wish me luck!
I'm hoping to read a lot of books in August, and start bookstagraming again. We'll see how that goes ;)  I'll probably also cut down on movies and Netflix, since I want to spend the majority of my time writing and reading.

I also really want to be posting more discussions and "fun posts" on my blog, as well as the usual reviews. I have so many ideas, but never seem to find the time. Hopefully I'll be able to get some out this month :)

Posts of the month (excluding reviews & weekly round-ups):

#VoicesofYA tag
Waiting on Wednesday #40
The Liebster Award
The Blog Squad: Part …

Weekly Round-Up: watching and writing and school

School started this week, but it actually went pretty well. And fast. Really fast. I've also been watching a lot of Netflix and finished series 1 of The 100 and I'm almost finished with series 3 of Arrow. I'm not really feeling motivated to watch series 2 of The 100, though....I read up about it and apparently there's no Bellarke for the next few seasons except for some mild hints that only the die-hard shippers will interpret positively. Darn it.   I gave up on Gilmore Girls (so boring and contrived) but I started Gossip Girl and am loving that.  
I've been forcing myself to write a lot this week. I finished my first draft of my outline, and I'm hoping to actually start writing the book soon as well. *gulp*
Posts of the week: Waiting on Wednesday #43 The Blog Squad: Part 20 Book Review: THE LOST GIRL

But I'll be starting a lot of books on the first of August :) 

I got this incredible package from Penguin Random House and I LITERALLY COULD NOT …

THE LOST GIRL (The Lost Knight #2) - by Candy Atkins

THE LOST GIRL - Candy Atkins
Published: 2016 - Monster Publishing.
Genres: Middle grade / fantasy / adventure /
Pages: 290.
Format: Paperback.
Source: Thank you so much to the author for sending me this book in exchange for an honest review!

If Stratagor Ziras doesn't kill me, my training program will! Every day I wake up and go through the motions, but they've figured out that I’m not a Knight. I can’t ride, I can’t fight, I can’t do magic, and worst of all, I can’t see whatever it is I'm supposed to see in this stupid Orb. Nothing is what it seems here. Everyone says they want what's best for me, but who can I trust? The lying snake? The feathery crocodile trying to lock me away? The Queen who wants me dead? Or the devil himself? I don’t know what I’m more afraid of—the enemies that have made several attempts on my life, or my allies now that they know they've made a huge a mistake.

I loved the first book in this series. And although this book didn't blow me awa…

The Blog Squad: Part 20

We are a group of three book bloggers situated on different continents but brought together by our love for books and a penchant for talking about them. We’ve joined our forces to create a collaborative series of posts about book blogging and we hope you’ll enjoy the discussions. 

What makes you add a book to your TBR? 

It’s a combination of a lot of factors… But generally I’d have to say that other reviewers are what drive me to add books to my TBR in the first place. Even when it comes to my favourite authors I probably only found these authors on recommendation from someone else. I’m just that sort of reader - I like to know that other people have read the book and enjoyed it before I pick it up!

For me too it’s a combination of factors. I think reviews and recommendations from from other reviewers, either on Goodreads or in the blogosphere is the biggest reason for why my TBR has grown l…

Waiting on Wednesday #43: THE WOOD - by Chelsea Bobulski

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme originally hosted by Breaking the Spine and now taken over by Wishful Endings that highlights upcoming book releases we're excited to read. On my blog, I include movies as well.

THE WOOD - by Chelsea Bobulski
Publication Date: 1st August 2017. 
After her father goes missing in the woods that they protect, Winter tries to seek the truth in what happened, why the wood is changing, and what it all has to do with the arrival of a mysterious stranger in this thrilling YA debut. When Winter’s dad goes missing during his nightly patrol of the wood, it falls to her to patrol the time portals and protect the travelers who slip through them. Winter can't help but think there's more to her dad's disappearance than she's being told. She soon finds a young man traveling in the wood named Henry who knows more than he should. He believes if they can work together to find his missing parents, they could discover the truth about Winter’s dad. …

Weekly Round-Up: Watching and Writing

I start school again tomorrow (having had a three week holiday) and I'm so not ready. I've forgotten everything I learnt and I basically just wanna curl up and die.  But there're a few hours before everything falls apart, so I'm trying to savour that. 
It's been a productive week. I haven't been reading much, but I've done a lot of writing and plotting for my WIP, and I've also set some firm writing goals for myself for the months to come. 
We also got Netflix!! Finally! And I am so overwhelmed by everything I want to watch: Red Riding Hood, Gangster Squad, The Big Short, The 100,Arrow, Gilmore Girls......the list goes on. This week I've just been watching The 100 and Arrow, and lamenting how only the first two seasons of The 100 are available to us (cos of our country and level of membership). Sigh.    But I've been enjoying it so far. It's still got a lot of the book's flaws and the acting isn't always great, but the leads are dec…