Heyas! I had a pretty boring week back at school. I got a surprise test on the first day back, which is the best welcome back gift I’ve ever gotten. (I kid, I kid.) But how are all of you? I didn’t have much in the mail this week either because of so many public holidays this week (still waiting on my books from The Book Depo -.-) but the ones I did were pretty exciting.
Remember the Italy situation and how all my co-bloggers have gone/are going? Blythe told me that she nearly went a while ago with her school to chaperon as she can speak Italian. LIKE WHAT IS THIS. WHEN IS IT MY TURN. *sobs quietly*
In other news, I have recently finished We Were Liars. 12 hours later, I am still reeling and have re-read the last part of the novel about 5 times. YES. It’s that good. Everyonegoandbuynoooooow. Celine and I are doing a discussion review but it won’t be up until much later.
School tried to kill me this week. It’s a conspiracy, I swear! They made us turn in everything on Friday and added a nice little bonus of several presentations and tests. Hurray! There were not enough hours in this week to get it all done, yet I miraculously managed to turn everything in O.o Don’t ask me how I did it, because I have no idea. Next week’s looking a lot brighter, thankfully: vacation! I’m really looking forward to a week of reading and also horse riding on the beach, which is seriously awesome. I mean, horse riding is awesome in general, but the beach just adds that little extra. I also have a feeling that I’ll be reading A LOT of books, which is always good 😀 Also, time for Rome preparations. *freaks out* Also, I don’t know what it is with Mel’s cobloggers and Italy, but this is getting creepy!
This week has been another busy one. Lots of work and school. We are doing poetry in Creative Writing which is always interesting. My own poetry tends not to be my favorite, though I’ve actually wrote a thought provoking and emotional poem, according to my teacher anyway. It’s a miracle! We have also started Macbeth in English which should be interesting. Have any of you read that play? Let me know what you thought about it (:
Other than work and school, one of my favorite things this week was having a bonfire with my best friend. It was after work, so around 10:00 and the night was lovely. We easily saw the stars and roasted some amazing s’mores and hot dogs (: We always both almost died. Lol, guess I should explain that. We were on a porch swing which was situated nice during the fire. I was leaning back a little when a spark landed near us. My best friend screamed and we actually ended up flipping the swing over. It was so hilarious yet sad at the same time haha.
Seriously, Mel’s Italy problem is severe. She needs to go, it’s not an if but rather and when. I also need to go to Australia. Make it happen travel gods!
Celine’s Book of the Week
Oh, it’s no big deal, just the first book of the series that ripped my freaking heart out. Read this, they said. It will be fun, they said. Well, I agree. That is, if your definition of “fun” is hour-long bittersweet torture, pain, little smiles and enormous tears. In case it wasn’t clear yet: READ THIS if you haven’t already.
Coming Up this Week
– Review of Boys Like You by Juliana Stone | Mel
– Review of Royally Lost by Angie Stanton | Celine
– Review of Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige | Larissa
– Review of How To Meet Boys by Catherine Clark | Celine
– Discussing Through Midnight (31) | Larissa
– Review of The Secrets of Lily Graves by Sarah Strohmeyer | Mel
Posts on the Blog
- [21 Apr] The Break-Up Artist by Philip Siegel ★★★½
- [22 Apr] The Last Best Kiss by Claire LaZebnik ★★★
- [23 Apr] Camp Boyfriend by J. K. Rock ★★
- [24 Apr] After the End by Amy Plum ★★★½
- [25 Apr] Discussing Through Midnight (30): One Star Ratings
- [26 Apr] The Dark World by Cara Lynn Shultz ★★
- [27 Apr] Midnight Madness Newsletter (49)
Around the Blogosphere
– Siiri @ Little Pieces of Imagination talks about villain’s point of view
– Kara, Lyn and Bekka @ Great Imaginations share advice about going to the BEA
– Emily @ Contellation Chronicles is tired of playing it safe
– Kimba @ Caffeinated Reviewer gets a new blog design!
– Cait and Mime @ Notebook Sisters also gets a new blog design!
New on the Shelves
Through The Ever Night: WHEEEE! I did a read-along last year for this series and because I enjoyed them so much, I’m buying the series. Still need to grab Into the Still Blue.
Poison Study: My friend lent this to me. I lost my copy to a friend last year and a dif. friend was nice enough to lend me this until I manage to read it. ILY! <33
~Thank you Hodder Books and friend!~
To Kill A Mockingbird: A classic I’ve been meaning to read for a long time now! I had to read a book for school (you got to choose which one, thankfully!) so I obviously chose this one. I hope it’s as beautiful as I expect it to be!
Scorch: I didn’t add a picture of this one, but it’s from the Croak series by Gina Damico. It’s also totally awesome, heart-wrenching, extremely painful, and some kind of delicious torture.
Rogue: See Scorch. Just finished this and oh, my SOUL. Sob. Currently in fetal position and crying.
No One Needs to Know: Really excited about this one! I’ve had some bad experiences with Flux books, but I just couldn’t pass up that synopsis. LBGT love triangle in which a boy’s sister gets involved with said boy’s girlfriend? Yes please!
Tell Me Again How a Crush Should Feel: Looks like I’ve had an LGBT themed ebook haul this week! Again, I just couldn’t resist after reading the synopsis. Can’t wait to start this!
~Thank you Flux and Algonquin!~
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