I had a good week! My friend from home is still visiting his boyfriend who is in Austria with me, so I’ve been hanging out with them, which is what I needed honestly.
I’ve also been feeling really good about my blog lately. I’ve been motivated to get my posts done and I’ve been coming up with ideas for next month.
In terms of reading, I’ve been feeling so inspired to read more non-fiction and fiction outside of YA. Not because I don’t love YA–I’ve just really felt the need to expand my reading tastes because I’ve kind of been in an “I only like YA” mood for so long, and I don’t think that’s the attitude I need going into grad school and pursuing a career in the publishing industry. Like, my focus is still YA, but it never hurts to gain knowledge of work outside that sphere.
BOOKS FINISHED THIS WEEK:
Movie Review: Home
Book Review: Letting Go of Gravity by Meg Leder
Movie Review: Rings
New to My Wishlist
Pros and Cons of Creative Writing Classes
Non-YA Books I Want to Read by the End of the Year
I got 2 eARCs this week that I am super excited about, so I thought I’d share!
The Similars by Rebecca Hanover
Published: January 1, 2019 by Sourcebooks Fire
Quick summary: When six clones join Emmaline’s prestigious boarding school, she must confront the heartbreak of seeing her dead best friend’s face each day in class.
For a blog tour
Heart of Thorns by Bree Barton
Published: July 31, 2018 by Katherine Tegen Books
Quick summary: In the ancient river kingdom, touch is a battlefield, bodies the instruments of war. Seventeen-year-old Mia Rose has pledged her life to hunting Gwyrach: demons who can manipulate flesh, bones, breath, and blood.
I have been in such a writing slump. I’ve sat down and tried writing once this week and I couldn’t even get 200 words out. Maybe I’m putting too much pressure on myself. I don’t know. My creativity well is just, like, very dry right now.
I’m still re-watching The Vampire Diaries. I’m not zooming through it as fast as I was at first, but I’m at the beginning of season 6 now!
SET IT UP
I finally caved and watched it! I popped open a bottle of wine watched it while getting wine drunk. I thought it was really cute! I don’t know that I understand alllll the hype surrounding this movie, though, because it’s a pretty basic rom-com, but it was a lot of fun either way!
“PLAN WITH ME” VIDEOS ON YOUTUBE
I don’t know why these have been my obsession, but I’ve really been hooked on watching people set up their beautiful bullet journals.
TWENTY ONE PILOTS FINALLY RELEASED TWO NEW SINGLES!!! Jumpsuit & Nico and the Niners. I have a lot of thoughts and feelings about this, but no matter what, I am so so so excited and happy and I support this band through everything!!
Here’s my favorite post from this week. Make sure you follow my Instagram account to stay updated on when and what I post.