Archive for March, 2015
A lot happened in March, which is kind of weird because nothing ever happens. But it’s all good! It was a very fabulous month!
On a different note, after looking at Charlotte’s gorgeous recap for February, I felt like I needed to step up my game, and voila! I’m so in love with this layout, and I’m trying not to overuse it (WHICH IS REALLY HARD FOR ME RIGHT NOW!).
And oh boy, friends. Prepare yourself because I have A LOT to say.
The time has come, and yes, I will be participating in Camp NaNoWriMo! For those who have no idea what Camp NaNoWriMo is, it’s like the November NaNoWriMo, but it’s set in April and June, has cabins (filled with writers you can talk to and get encouragement from), and you get to pick your own word count goal! It’s essentially more flexible than NaNoWriMo.
I hadn’t decided whether I was gonna participate until my BFF announced that she would be participating, and who am I to not join as well? I do far better when I have a partner to, essentially, compete with. And I managed to rope Charlotte into participating (bless her obsession with Pacific Rim for finally convincing her).
But enough of that intro, let’s get to my awesome project that I’m so excited about. MY OUTLAW BABES!
In Essential Reading, readers and authors share five to seven books (children’s, YA, general fiction, romances, nonfiction, and all) that they or their characters love, or has impacted their lives or their characters’s lives.
The inaugural post of Essential Reading was a huge hit! YEEEEEEEEEEE. And I’m very happy that you all are just as excited about this series as I am.
This time, we have the amazing Becky Albertalli, sharing what books her character Simon would read and love. And guys, Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda is a book that EVERYBODY needs to read. Simon is someone you want in your life! Trust me! I feel so honored to have Becky on my blog (because she’s frickin’ amazing), so give her a warm welcome!
SEVEN BOOKS SIMON FROM SIMON VS. THE HOMO SAPIENS AGENDA WOULD LOVE (AND WHY!)
by Becky Albertalli
This week’s topic is “top ten books I read in my childhood and teen years that I would love to revisit.” Oh boy, guys. Was it just me, or did anybody else had trouble remembering what they read as a kid and as a teenager? I vaguely remember the books I read, and it totally pained me because it has been so long! I didn’t read a lot of the 90s young adult books like Judy Blume, but at least I read Alice? (Which isn’t on this list.) Let’s see what books I want to revisit!
This week’s topic is “top ten books I read in my childhood and teen years that I would love to revisit.” Oh boy, guys. Was it just me, or did anybody else had trouble remembering what they read as a kid and as a teenager? I vaguely remember the books I read, and it totally pained me because it has been so long! I didn’t read a lot of the 90s young adult books like Judy Blume, but at least I read Alice? (Which isn’t on this list.)
Let’s see what books I want to revisit!
Happy first day of Spring, guys!
And since Winter is officially no more and Spring is here, it’s time to do some cleaning! And cleaning for me is getting rid of books I’ve read or am not planning to read, which is good news for you! Because you get books!
That’s why I decided to partake in the Spring Cleaning Giveaway Hop, which is hosted by I Am A Reader, Not A Writer and will run from March 20-25th!
I have a box of YA books that need a new home; it needs someone who will love and cherish them. It’s a mixture of finished copies + ARCs (that you will see below), ranging from fantasy to contemporary. A lot from Scholastic. So many awesome books. Hopefully, you will enjoy these books. (Somebody has to! ;D)
Inspired by What She Reads, Pure Imagination Blog, and Stacked.
I admit I’m a book cover snob. Who isn’t though?
Book covers are the first thing that attracts readers to a book. A good cover can draw someone is, just as a bad cover can easily draw someone away. It can essentially make or break a book. Holy, Mother Cover! is where I showcase the book covers that stand out (or make me cringe) and discuss cover changes.
It’s actually been over a month since I’ve last did a cover theme post, and I’ve come back, armed with gorgeous book covers with paper cut outs on it!
The book covers you will see in this post are decorated by gluing colored paper cut outs on it. You will see the different designs that can be made—landscape, animals, geometric shapes, and all. There’s nothing you can’t make with paper! It’s so awe-inspiring. Can you imagine the focus you must have to create all the intricate details?
I wish I could make something as gorgeous as these cut outs, but I’ll leave it to the professionals who can create gorgeous imagery.