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Today’s my last day of freedom as tomorrow I’ll be back at school starting as a Year 10 student. A.K.A. in which I’m going to die because some of the classes I’m taking are VCE courses and they’re gonna take the life outta me. I actually ate an entire KitKat block to stuff my emotions down my throat. #truestory I know some of you guys have said that I shouldn’t be worrying about Year 10, but at my school things get pretty intense from here on being a selective school. *cries*
Other than the sad school news and the fact that I am being world’s most unhealthiest person in the whole wide world, not much is new. OH but I did go to Tasmania last week! I’ve posted a bunch of pictures of the food we had on Twitter, too 😀
In all, I had an excellent time in Tasmania. I wish that we could’ve stayed for longer, but it was a fun experience nonetheless. The people there are so welcoming and the entire state just felt like a small, tight-knit community. The food was excellent, and now I’m officially sick of oysters, and the scenery was absolutely gorgeous! I still haven’t had the time to upload the pictures of the scenery as they’re on my camera, but hopefully I’ll get to that soon.
I also didn’t post anything this week, which was incredibly strange because I’ve never done that before but look at Celine and Larissa, totally rocking the place xD Anyway, I actually did do a lot of blog stuff this week, despite not posting anything. I’ve scheduled a few more reviews and non-review posts, and it’s a great feeling! I’m finally get my foot down on some things (for now at least).
Hey guys! Feels like it’s been awhile since we did a MMN. Haha, so I’m now eighteen which is awesome. Thank you all for the super sweet birthday wishes, you made my birthday even more special. You all rock <33 I had a blast and luckily working the next day was decent enough haha.
Besides my birthday, more exciting news in my life is that I got my first acceptance letter to a university. It’s my second choice but it’s still super exciting. If I go there instead of my first choice, I’d be doing public relations for four years than apply to law school. My first choice school would be a little more direct, with four years in law & society than I’d again apply to law school. Both of these universities are in my city, I honestly think staying at home for the first four years of my education is the best move. However, for law school? I’m applying to all of the cool places.
I’m also finished my exams now! Woooo. I go back to school on Monday though, so I’ll be back on that grind soon enough. It marks the start of a new semester though, and that’s always refreshing. I can’t honestly believe it’s my last semester of my last year of high-school 😮 Grad photos are also coming up ahhhh, it seems so surreal yet it’s all happening at once.
Other than the aforementioned I’ve been spending time working and just relaxing haha. I went to this amazing frozen yogurt place the other day and oh my god. I want to go there everyday now.
Hope you guys are all well <33
Read by: Mel Rating: 3.5
Posts on the Blog
- [26 Jan] My Heart and Other Black Holes by Jasmine Warga ★★★½
- [28 Jan] The Darkest Part of the Forest by Holly Black ★★★½
- [31 Jan] A Wicked Thing by Rhiannon Thomas ★★★
- [1 Feb] Midnight Madness Newsletter (79)
New on the Shelves
This Shattered World: I bought this one AGES back from Books of Wonder. Basically, they had this deal going on that if you preordered the HB of This Shattered World and waited until January, they’d send you a signed copy of the book along with a signed poster and bookmark. So I totally leaped at the opportunity and now my pretties are here!
There Will Be Lies: I was actually meant to receive this one ages ago from Bloomsbury but apparently something happened along the way in the mail and I didn’t get it until now. I can’t wait to start it!
All the Bright Places: Same thing with this one except with Penguin. Clearly, something is incredibly messed up with my mail delivery lately <.<
Unwanted: I’ve never heard of this one before but apparently it’s a Aussie YA debut author! I’m very curious.
Havoc: Apparently this one the Text Prize for this year? I’m confused, because it doesn’t have the gold badge thingy that all the previous book winners have.
Cress: My US paperback preorder finally arrived! I actually completely forgot that I preordered this, so it was a nice surprise when it arrived.
The Bell Jar: I didn’t break my book buying ban, I swear! I HAD to buy this because it’s for required reading this year.
Red Queen: IT’S A FINISHED COPY!!! I’ve already read and loved this book–Celine will be reviewing it on the blog in a week’s time, so keep your eyes peeled, people!
My True Love Gave to Me + all the pretteh classics: Gifts from my friends! We finally met up about two weeks ago and exchanged (belated) Christmas gifts. They know me so well *wipes tear*
Stephanie Perkins tote + Heroes of Olympus mug: I may be on a book buying ban so buying bookish items totally doesn’t count, right? (I’ve completely cheated myself <.<) Anyway, I’m completely in love with the tote and mug. I recently found out through Ellis and Gillian that THE TOTE IS ACTUALLY DESIGNED BY GILLIAN. Like HOLY CRAP, right? I’m even more happy that I bought it now, especially because it was designed by a fellow blogger. If you wanna check out Gillian’s amazing merch and buy it, click here.
~Thank you Text Publishing Australia, Penguin Australia, Bloomsbury Australia, Hachette Australia and my loverly IRL friends!~
And that’s all for this week! How are you all?
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