Is this real life?

Posted: September 28, 2013 in Books, Life, Uncategorized, What I Think
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Or is this just fantasy?

Yeah, I’m blogging, peeps. This feels so weird.

A lot has happened since I last blogged more than a month ago. So much has happened that I simply wasted time on Facebook couldn’t find time to blog! Such problems, I know.

And now it’s September-almost-October. The sun goes down earlier in the evening, the days are chillier, and there are little pops of color on some of the trees. Not to mention that people are getting ready for Halloween. Pssh, Halloween. I’m getting ready for Nano.

At the beginning of the year, I started a challenge to read 50 books during 2013. I also started Erin’s Epic Reading Challenge, in which I challenged myself to read specific books within 2013. Now that it’s September (WHEN DID THAT HAPPEN TELL ME PLEASE THIS IS NOT REAL LIFE), I figured I would post an update on how I’m doing with Erin’s challenge. So. Here goes. Yeah.

  • Everlost, by Neal Shusterman. Haven’t read–I’m not sure I will by the end of the year, either. It’s not high on my to-read list right now. Oh well.
  • Catching Fire, by Suzanne Collins. Read! It was just as spectacular as I remembered it to be, and I might read it again before the movie is released. (Which I’m extremely excited about. The movie, that is.) 5/5 stars for sure.
  • Les Misérables, by Victor Hugo. Haven’t read–Excuse me while I roll around on the floor, laughing until I puke. I didn’t even start it yet. And given that it will probably take me about a year to finish it…I’m not sure I’ll finish this one by 2014, either. I sort of missed the Les Mis Summer Reading Binge I had planned, due to unforeseen circumstances. (like my social life, for example.)
  • How to Save a Life, by Sara Zarr. Read! Aw, yeah! It was a really beautiful novel, and I’m so glad I read it. 5/5 stars.
  • The Percy Jackson series, by Rick Riordan. Read! This series is so fun, it just makes my day. I read these books a long time ago, though, so I can’t recall my specific reactions to them. They’re pretty great, though. 4/5 stars overall.
  • The Help, by Kathryn Stockett. Read! This book is just so good. I’ve never been one for historical fiction, or the era in which The Help takes place, but this book was written so amazingly well that I couldn’t help but love it. Read it, everybody. 5/5 stars.
  • DragonQuest, by Donita K. Paul. Haven’t read–Ha. Ha. I completely forgot that this book even existed. Or that I had challenged myself to read it this year. Chances are I won’t get to it before 2014, either. Meh.
  • Ship Breaker, by Paolo Bacigalupi. Haven’t read–With all good luck, I might finish this before the end of the year. But there are a lot of books that I’d like to read before this one, so it might not happen. I’d still like to reread it sometime, though, if not in 2013.
  • Scarlet, by Marissa Meyer. Read! IT WAS SO AWESOME. I love Scarlet. And Wolf. And Scarlet+Wolf. Oh, and Cinder/Kai are all right, too, I suppose. (I’m kidding, I love them both…but I love Scarlet and Wolf more, that’s all.) Now I’m eagerly anticipated Cress, which is expected to be published February 4th, 2014.

So all in all, my reading challenge has been pretty successful. Except for a few books, but that’s irrelevant.

I’m hoping to publish posts more frequently in the coming days, but as y’all know, my Blogging Hopes mean next to nothing. I’m probably going to widen my blogging horizons, however. I mean, I can’t always blog about books and writing (no matter how epic both of those pursuits are). So you can expect a variety of posts soon. Or not soon. Whatever.

See you when I see you.

  1. Erin says:

    I’m failing soooo epically at my reading challenge. Yup. …I hate myself.


  2. Yay! You are blogging. This makes me happy.

    I’m glad that Cress is coming out earlier in the year. I thought I’d have to wait a long time for it. Also, I love Wolf and Scarlet! And I ship them of course. I really liked that book too. :)

  3. I know, I shipped them from the very beginning. They are very adorable, but it isn’t awful!

  4. Nancy says:

    So happy to know you’re blogging again! I missed your random posts! ;D

  5. Ivy says:

    YAY! YOU ARE ALIVE AGAIN! Er…I mean, you were alive before, but now you’re like alive alive? I don’t know–you’re back on the internets anyway (excluding FB…). Hooray! Hope to see more posts from you soon! *prefers to read others’ blog posts than write own*

    Also, watch Avatar:TLA. And then blog about it. :D

    • Andrea says:

      YAY! I’M ALIVE AGAIN! I’m actually quite excited to be back in the blogverse. I hope that blogging will somehow inspire me and I’ll get an idea for Nano…but that might just be wishful thinking on my part…

      Yes, I want to! Now that I don’t have a laptop, it’s going to be difficult to, though (who am I kidding? I didn’t even watch one episode when I had my laptop. Never mind that.). I will try though. And then blog about it. :D

  6. Mime says:

    I am dying for Cress. (And Catching Fire.) Why must these things take waiting???!!! It’s not fair. I mean. I just want to sit down and devour Cress and Winter. But noooo. Have to wait until they come out. Also, have you heard about Marissa Meyer’s new book (coming out after Winter.) It’s about the Red Queen before she was the Red Queen (it’s a new series.) I’m SO EXCITED!!

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