By: Celine | June 8, 2014 | (28) Comments

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Latest Happenings


I’m going to make this nice and short because I am heading off to watch The Fault in Our Stars with a friend at the #TFIOSMarathon Challenge which is hosted by Penguin Teen Australia. Am very excited to watch the movie with fellow fans of the novel.

I’m not sure if you guys remember but I was totally pissed off at my creative writing mark that I got earlier this year, but the second written task I handed in, and got my results on Friday, I am so very happy with it. ๐Ÿ˜€

Like Celine, I’ve only got a few weeks to go. Well three in my case, but this week I have two days off: one because it’s the Queen’s Birthday and the other because report writing day for the teachers.


I have a new mantra, and it’s the following: only two more weeks, only two more weeks. I feel like I’ve been complaining A LOT about school lately, but I’m just so buried in homework etc. >.< Thankfully, holiday is early this year, though it’s also one week shorter, thanks to the government *cries* Anyway. This week was pretty good in terms of weather: it was so warm I took aย coldย shower and really enjoyed it. That’s kind of a big deal to me. Of course, this weather means ice cream, ice cream and some more ice cream. I’m not complaining!

Due to all the schoolwork, I didn’t get much reading done. I did readย The Jewel, but I’m afraid I’m a little disappointed… I’m planning on reading some other books that have gotten good reviews soon, so I think next week is going to be good in terms of books ๐Ÿ˜€


I JUST GOT BACK FROM THE FAULT IN OUR STARS MOVIE AND IT WAS WONDERFUL. I CRIED ONCE AND TEARED UP LIKE 980948320 TIMES. It was so cute, funny and emotionally powerful. I want to go back to the theater and watch it again haha. I would definitely recommend this movie to everybody.

School is ending for me! My last day is Tuesday and then I got my final exams. They’re worth 30 percent of my overall grade, which is a piece of cake compared to my finals in grade 12- they’re worth 50 percent of my grade ๐Ÿ˜ฎ The exams I’ll be doing right now are for English and Science. Last term was for my Social and Math :p I can’t believe it’s almost summer omg. Hopefully I can find more time to blog, read and comment. Oh, and also to actually SLEEP and relax.

Recently Read

Read by:ย Melย Rating:ย 2 stars| Read by:ย Celineย Rating:ย 2 stars |

Celine’sย Book of the Week

ย Heir of Fire (Throne of Glass #3)

I am so incredibly excited for this. I can’t even put into words how much I NEED this. I likedย Throne of Glass.ย Crown of Midnightย blew my socks off. And now I am going CRAZY waiting forย Heir of Fire! I’m so jealous of everyone who has an ARC of this, haha. In the meantime, I’ll be impatiently waiting until the release date. (It’s September 2nd, FYI.) And once I have this in my hands, it’s very likely there will be complete radio silence from me until I have finally finished the precious. *clears throat* So. Yeah. Excitement.

Posts on the Blog

Around the Blogosphere

Giselle @ Xpresso Reads recaps her BEA 2014 experience
Jeann @ Happy Indulgence talks about more positivity in the blogosphere
Ellis @ The Random Transliterator shares her top ten books to take when going to the beach
Bec @ Readers Wonderland recaps the PTA #TFIOSMarathon and the after party at the library

New on the Shelves




55 MMN

Current Giveaways

None at the moment ๐Ÿ™

That’s all from us this week! Did anything awesome happen to you?ย 

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Celine is 17 years old and from the Netherlands. Quite obviously, she loves books! She has been a reader for as long as she can remember, and she believes she will be a reader forever. Celine is also obsessed with food, and loves singing along to music as loud as possible, dancing and doodling on nearly everything.

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28 Responses to Midnight Madness Newsletter (55)

  1. Thank you for reminding me that School is almost out! Omg, I can’t wait. I’m gonna be able to like catch up on all my reading and write up more posts and it’s just going to be great. Yay for TFIOS! I really need to jump on the bandwagon because I’m already laggin behind. Hope you guys have an awesome week this time around as well! ๐Ÿ˜€
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  2. WONDER WONDER WONDER WONDER! You must read Wonder soon and review it so I can see your feelings and thoughts on it because I think it’s a wonderful book! Anyway, back to basics; congratulations on being quoted Mel, it’s such a big deal and you must be so happy! I’m glad you’re school year is coming to a close, so is mine, but I’m so worried about what September holds, there’s so much stress and panic around, but anyway, the closer the holidays are, the more reading that can be done, so kudos to that! I’m sorry your reading weeks haven’t been that good, but good luck all three of you for next week! ๐Ÿ™‚
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    • Melanie says:

      Hehe I will try! I’m not sure if I’m going to review it, but I’ll tweet you my feelings after I read it ๐Ÿ˜‰ And thank you! I am absolutely over the moon, it was a huge surprise >.<

  3. Rashika says:

    *tries to stroke the cover*
    I hope you review that one soon, Mel! I NEEDS TO KNOW HOW YOU FELT ABOUT IT. I NEEDS TO KNOW WOMAN!

    I am so sorry you were disappointed by The Jewel, Celine ๐Ÿ™ I grabbed that one off of EW and I am sad you didn’t like it more (that cover tho)

    GOOD LUCK WITH YOUR EXAMS, Larissa! You can do this! *takes out pom poms*

    Have a great week guys and happy reading!!! ๐Ÿ™‚
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  4. Yay, holidays soon! Haha, currently reading Heir of Fire and it is amazing and worth the wait! Glad you guys enjoyed TFIOS, it was such a great adaptation. Hope school isn’t too bad this week! x
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  5. Stephanie B says:

    You were quoted! That’s amazing! Congratulations! I’m kind of looking forward to The Jewel… dang. Only two stars? I’ve noticed that Take Back the Skies hasn’t been getting the greatest reviews either. Good luck with your school, guys!
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  6. Awesome! I really want to read Wonder and Rebel Bell. I’m sorry to see your last two books weren’t great, ladies. Hopefully your next reads will be better. Enjoy!
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  7. Melliane says:

    Yay congrats on the quote, that’s always fantastic right? I hope you’ll love all your new books. Happy reading!
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  8. Good luck recovering from the TFIOS movie ladies, I watched it yesterday at the PTA marathon and my heart was ripped to shreds. Thanks for sharing my post too ๐Ÿ™‚
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  9. First of all, Mel, I am so jealous that you get a day off when your teachers are writing reports! What slackers ๐Ÿ˜› Currently I am enjoying the Queen’s birthday, which isn’t actually her birthday but, well, I get a day off so I’m happy. How exciting that you’re in Shimmer!! I hope that happens to me one day ๐Ÿ˜€

    Also, maybe I should read Crown of Midnight. I liked Throne of Glass but didn’t love it…hmm.
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  10. Goodness, I’m excited for all of you to have more free time soon. Congrats on school finishing up for another year! Now you can pay attention to all the booooooks.

    Kate and I went to see TFIOS on Friday–we totally cried, too, Larissa! Can’t wait to hear what you thought, Mel. We’re discussing on the blog on Tuesday if you wanna give us your two cents.
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    • Larissa says:

      Yes! Hehe, I feel like I’m one of the few students who want school to end so I can read more [;

      Ahhh! I’ll be looking out for that discussion.

  11. I don’t know how you guys manage to attend school and blog, great work! I hope you all enjoy your holidays soon!

    Mel – congrats on being quoted in Shimmer!

    Mands @ The Bookish Manicurist
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  12. Tanja says:

    I’m planing to see TFIOS with bunch of my friends who know nothing about it. Oh, boy will they cry!! I’ll let you know how it went next week but I really cannot wait! Girls keep up with good work at school as I know you’ll be just right. Only few more weeks, you can do it! ๐Ÿ™‚
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  13. Yay, school years done and movies! You got Heir of Fire, I cannot wait to crack that open.
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  14. WOOT! Congrats on being quoted for a book, Mel! That’s pretty awesome ๐Ÿ˜‰ I’ve seen TFIOS last week, and it was a good adaptation of the book. I didn’t ugly cry though, but I definitely cried!
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    Unfortunately I was turned down on Netgalley, so I have the wait a little longer ๐Ÿ™ Congrats on being quoted Mel! And happy reading ๐Ÿ˜€
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  16. Kelly says:

    YOU’RE IN A BOOK! Wow, what an awesome achievement Mel. Is this your first published mention? It really makes you feel a sense of achievement doesn’t it ๐Ÿ™‚ I don’t know how you girls do it, juggle school, a social life and the blog. What are you planning for the school holidays? My goodness, the amount of homework they pile onto teens these days, I really hope you all find time to go out and have fun, meet yummy boys and have a beautiful summer romance ๐Ÿ™‚
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