Saturday, June 4, 2011

In My Mailbox (Sorta, But Not Really...)

Since I sort of made an announcement about leaving my blog 2 weeks ago, I've accomplished more reading than I ever would've thought without the pressure of a blog that needs to be updated! It really is sort of a freeing thing not to be obligated to blog and it makes reading so much more enjoyable. And now it's practically summer I'm going to try to find time to review most of what I read.

I reviewed The Liar Society, a 2011 Debut book earlier this week. In addition, I recently finished Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins (already reviewed on Goodreads, hopefully will have it added to the blog soon), along with Entwined by Heather Dixon (another 2011 debut!) and A Spy In The House by Y.S. Lee, and I'm speeding through The Vespertine by Saundra Mitchell- I should have it finished soon. And I'm almost finished reading The Great Gatsby for school... who knows, maybe I'll review that too. :p

Another anomaly of my life- besides getting more time to read- is that I've started writing again! I haven't touched my WIP since NaNoWriMo and although I'm still leaving that one be, I started writing some short story fanfiction just for writing practice and I'm starting to outline a new fantasy WIP that I had the idea for awhile ago but haven't had any time to start on. My NaNoWriMo book is certainly not finished but it feels like I don't have anywhere left to go with it. I'll probably come back to it sometime, but I'm moving on for now. I'm so happy to start writing again. I do aspire to be a writer someday, although I'm not going to college for it. For now I'm just going to continue writing and see where it takes me.

I know I labeled this post In My Mailbox. I figured that would imply it was some sort of general update. Not sure why I'm even posting this, I just felt a random desire to.

I haven't actually gotten any books for a very long time (busyness kills) but I have accumulated quite a wish list of books recently released. In fact, I can't believe I don't own some of these yet! I'm been waiting for them to come out for so long. I either need to make some money and go to a bookstore or something........

Divergent by Veronica Roth

  • dystopian being compared to the Hunger Games that I've been dying to read ever since I first read the blub? YES!

City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare

  • I'm being extremely careful to stay away from reviews of this one, but let's face it- can Cassandra Clare do anything wrong?

Demonglass by Rachel Hawkins

  • And this one's been out for a few months! Why have I been waiting so long?!?

Original Sin by Lisa Desrochers

  • This one actually isn't out yet, but it releases next week and I'm excited!

Beauty Queens by Libba Bray

  • I've been dying for this book for so long and it's finally out!!!

I know I must be leaving out a few books on this list, but I think if I got every book on this list, I would be happy forever... or that is, until I finished them. This is my ultimate 5- book wish list. Hopefully I'll be getting copies of some of these books soon.

Happy reading anyone who ends up reading this! I'm sorta nervous to see if people still comment on my blog after I wrote that post about practically leaving. (I know a couple of you did on my last book review- THANK YOU!)


  1. We're dying to read DIVERGENT and BEAUTY QUEENS too.

    So glad you're enjoying reading again!! That's the whole point. ;) And yes, NOT being obligated to something can suddenly make it a whole lot more enjoyable. (We felt that way about playing piano, anyway.)

    Congrats on writing again, too! It sounds like you're in a great place, so stay there. The blog will always be around if/when you feel like coming back to it.

  2. Beautiful list of books. Haven't read Divergent or Beauty Queens yet, but will eventually. Hope you enjoy them. New follower.

  3. You're freaking me out a little-- I just finished Liar Society and Anna and the French Kiss, too! And I just bought Beauty Queens-- hope you get a chance to read it and the other books on your wishlist very soon! :)


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