This meme was created for YA Midnight Reads to showcase upcoming posts and hauls from over the past week
Oh it feels so nice to be doing MMNs again. So yes, I am back from my blogging break and it was seriously so good to just take a step back and read some books that I have been meaning to in ages. Not much has been really happening in the Melanie world, but I find it a little crazy how it’s already half way through August and the fact that I am nearly 15. I mean god, that’s just ASDFGHJKL; I’m still trying to determine whether or not it’s a good or bad thing. *strokes beard thoughtfully* Anyhoo, I am currently in the midst of choosing my subjects for next year. I am getting up to those exams-that-determine-your-fate soon enough, and I am planning on taking Biology, Chinese and Economics for next year then probably Maths Methods, English Lit, English Language and Chemistry the year after that. Totally exciting stuff here, guys.
Hello everybody (: This past week may not have actually been that busy for me, but it felt busy. I know, I make no sense. When I wasn’t working or driving, I was either hanging out with friends or catching up on the latest season of Teen Wolf. One of the days I hung out with my friend Sarah and we definitely had a throwback day in which we played nintendo gamecube classics: Mario Kart Double Dash, Luigi’s Mansion, Super Mario Sunshine, Super Smash Bros and Mario Party 5. Those games were basically my childhood so revisiting them is always a blast [; With my other friend Trinity we had a joint freak out about the upcoming school year (it’s my final year in highschool) and about the future in general. We then ate brownies and watched Mean Girls, a classic movie really ;p
Today we’re celebrating my older brother’s birthday, he’ll be turning 21. After that I have a work party for one of my fellow employees who I not so secretly dislike. I’m pretty much attending the party for the food and for my co-workers who I actually love to bits.
Books and blogging wise, unfortunately I haven’t had much time for either. As always I hope this will change but am not so certain it will. Ahhh, the fun times of a part time worker, grade 12 student and casual book blogger
Read by: Mel Rating: 3 | Read by: Larissa Rating: 4
Mel’s Book of the Week
*cue inhumane squealing* ERMAHGERD THIS BOOK. I am not really sure if I’m ready to see the end of Percy’s story but THE EXCITEMENT. I CANNOT. *drools* I need this so bad. Like REALLY BAD. Like I WILL GET ON MY KNEES AND BEG AND SELL MY SOUL BAD.
Posts on the Blog
- [12 Aug] Falling Into Place by Amy Zhang ★★★★★
- [13 Aug] Dangerous Boys by Abigail Haas ★★★★★
- [14 Aug] Dangerous Boys by Abigail Haas
- [16 Aug] Messenger of Fear by Michael Grant ★★
- [17 Aug] Midnight Madness Newsletter (62)
Around the Blogosphere
– The Midnight Garden participates in a “what’s on your nightstand” feature. They highlight one of YA Midnight Reads’ own: Larissa.
– Faye @ The Social Potato continues to ask us the tough questions and wonders if we would be selfish in a post apocalyptic future
– Cait @ The Notebook Sisters discusses comparing books written by the same author, and wants to know if we do the same
– Megan @ Adrift on Vulcan shows us the best reaction gifs to use in our reviews when words just fail us
– Emily @ The Loony Teen Writer interviews the main character from her novel, The Daisy List
New on the Shelves
These are some of the books I received during my hiatus. Because I am the world’s laziest person, I won’t be showcasing the ebooks I got because there’s a whole truck of them and well…I AM LAZY, OKAY? DEAL WITH IT.
I am definitely most excited about Heir of Fire here for obvious reasons, and it just looks so gorgeous and BIG. I decided to snag Ghost House mainly because the author went to my high school and actually had the same English teacher I currently have which is pretty darn awesome–I do hope it’s better than her Halo trilogy which was…well, bluuuuurgh.
~Thanks to HarperCollins Australia, Scholastic Australia, Simon and Schuster Australia, Hardie Grant Egmont Australia, Hachette Australia, Text Publishing Australia, Bloomsbury Australia, Penguin Australia and UQP Australia~
Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda: I won this lovely giveaway from The Midnight Garden. It’s a signed ARC and actually my first book I own that’s signed (: The author also included oreos (they have a role in the story, apparently page 276 is when I should dig in) and what sounds like an amazing recipe for oreo truffles. I’m really excited to read this ARC, it sounds so promising. However Ill try to do so closer to the release date, which is Spring 2015.
The Walls Around Us: I’ve actually never read anything by this author, however some of my trusted blogging friends utterly rave over Nova’s writing. It’s because of this that when I saw this on Netgalley I immediately requested it. The premise itself seems completely haunting and I have really high hopes for this novel.
That’s all from us this week! What books did you get this week?
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