By: Celine | March 22, 2015 | (22) Comments

midnight madness newsletter

This meme was created for YA Midnight Reads to showcase bits and pieces of our lives and hauls from over the past week

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Latest Happenings

Celine

*waves awkardly* Hey guys! So I guess it’s just you and me this week, huh? Mel is having the time of her life in America (!!! I am still way too excited about this, considering that it isn’t even me who’s going) and Larissa is on this amazing island in Hawaii. Meanwhile I remain in the Netherlands, slaving away for my exams *cries*

In all seriousness, this week the blog is mine and mine alone. Not that I have nefarious plans, of course… *shifty eyes* However, I’m afraid there won’t be a whole lot of content going up this week. Of course, Mel and Larissa aren’t exactly able to write posts at the moment, and to be honest… neither am I. You’ve probably wondered about my absence lately (or not. maybe you just forgot I existed 😛 ), but I’m in my last year of the Dutch version of high school and let me tell you. It. Is. Busy. Next week I have yet another exam week, so really, I barely even have time to write this. (I really needed a break though. No one wants to study for four hours straight.) I could whine on and on about everything going on at the moment but let’s be real, that won’t help anyone 😛 So! Basically, just don’t expect a lot of activity over here. I’ll try to keep you guys entertained, of course, but yeah… School is a priority. (I still love you guys. Promise. *group hug*)

Recently Read

Emmy & Oliver

Read by: Celine Rating: 3.5

(seriously guys, Robin Benway’s books are always so real and cute. Has anyone here read Audrey, Wait!, by any chance? I remember LOVING that one. And James, of course. Someone get me a James STAT.)

Posts on the Blog

New on the Shelves

Celine

The Martian  The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender  On the Jellicoe Road  Made You Up

The Martian: I’ve heard nothing but great things about this one, so naturally I forced my boyfriend into letting me borrow this from him.

The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender: So excited about this one! I know people who’ve loved this and people who were very disappointed, so I’m very very curious what I will think of it.

On the Jellicoe Road: I’ve already read this and let me tell you: this was so depressing. And also amazing. as I’ve come to expect from Marchetta by now.

Made You Up: YES. I’ve already this one and GUYS. You should be excited for this one 😀 It’s very unique (it deals with schizophrenia and paranioa!), I loved the main character, and the ship was SHIPPABLE. Loved this <3

~Thank you Greenwillow Books!~

So, what have you guys been up to? Read anything AWESOME lately?

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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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22 Responses to Midnight Madness Newsletter (81)

  1. Hilary says:

    Aw Celine! GOOD LUCK ON YOUR EXAMS! STUDY HARD, REST AND EAT WELL. The Ava Lavender book has a gorgeous cover and I also heard some very split reviews but I’ll have to wait and see for myself.
    Unfortunately, I’ve been busy for the past couple weeks and the craziness probably won’t subside until perhaps the beginning of April. But by then, I’ll have exams and so…it probably won’t stop there.
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  2. Jaz says:

    Awww Celine *hugs* even MMM looks lonely haha. IT’S ALL GOOD I’M HERE FOR YOU. Goodluck with exams and your last year of high school. If it makes you feel any better I’m so jealous you live in the Netherlands – my dream is to visit Amsterdam one day.

    Ava Lavender has gorgeous writing but for me personally I thought the story was meh. OTJR IS THE BEST MELINA BOOK EVER I SWEAR OMG AND I’M SO HAPPY YOU POSTED THAT COVER BECAUSE IT IS THE ORIGINAL AND I HAVE IT AND IT’S GLORIOUS AND NO JELLICOE COVER THESE DAYS BEATS IT. I wept buckets reading that book. The writing and the story and the FEELS ohmygod. It’s her best work yet I swear. I seriously hope you enjoy it.

  3. Tanja says:

    Girl you’re not alone. We’re here to keep you company 😉 I’m sure that girls are enjoying and having a great time. I cannot wait to hear more about their travels. In the meantime you have no idea how happy I’m that you’ve read Jellicoe. That’s one of my faves ever and you have to read Lumatere by Melina. You’ll love it. Great post 🙂
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  4. Don’t worry Celine, we’re all here while Mel and Larissa go off on their adventures! Good luck with your exams and everything! You got MADE YOU UP that book looks so freaking beautiful <3 Have a lovely week hun!
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  5. I am so jealous of Mel and Larissa – I hope they are having an amazing time 😀 Good luck with all the school work, you can do it 🙂
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  6. Hi Celine! I’m sorry you aren’t away on an awesome vacation, but good luck with all of your exams. I really want to read Made You Up, so I’m so happy to hear you loved it. 🙂

    -Lauren
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  7. Ksenia says:

    Good luck with your exams, Celine!

  8. Exams are really horrible and annoying aren’t they? I hope you get them over with soon. Made You Up looks like a great book-not to mention the sheer gorgeousness of that cover. I also liked hearing that it’s by a teen author, which is really inspiring.
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  9. Jasprit says:

    Oh my gosh Larissa and Melanie are the luckiest people ever!! I’m sorry that things are crazy busy for you too, I hope things ease up at school for you soon. I have a copy of Made You Up, so I’m thrilled to see that you enjoyed it. I hope you have a great week! 🙂
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  10. Valerie says:

    SO EXCITED ABOUT MADE YOU UP AHHH. And wooo for having the blog to yourself. You should do something…cool….even though you don’t have time to.
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  11. So excited for Emmy and Oliver and Made You Up!
    Have fun with the blog to yourself this week!
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  12. Hi Celine!!!! *waves frantically*

    I definitely have wondered where you’ve been. Glad to see you back! 🙂 And I can totally understand how life is so busy and it’s tough to find time to blog. You won’t feel any pressure from me this week! *hugs* Good luck with exams!! <3
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  13. Diamond says:

    ooh great books you have gotten this week! I haven’t read any of them 😉 I HAVE read something awesome lately…I just finished A Cold Legacy by Megan Shepherd. Although I loved the first book and didn’t like the sequel much I was pleasantly surprised by the last book in the trilogy—it was good! Writing my review tonight actually… ;D
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  14. OH GOOD LUCK WITH ALL YOUR STUDY, CELINE. End of schoooool is so stressful. I’m interested to know what you think of Ava Lavender too. 😉 I was on the disappointed side, but it’s definitely beautiful and there’s lots of bakery-ness which is just delicious to read. I SO WANT TO READ MADE YOU UP.
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  15. Alreem says:

    lovely Hual, Hope you enjoy those new books 🙂 I will look forward to your thought on The Martian
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  16. Shanti says:

    I have many exams and stuff in the next few weeks. And big projects. Sadly I only read two books last week but I’ve almost finished the Secret Life of Bees now. I hope you like Ava lavendar. I really enjoyed it, but there are mixed opinions
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  17. Laura says:

    I’ve got a bunch of exams too so I know how you feel! Blogging keeps me sane though 🙂 Just keep at it and eventually you’ll get through it!

    Laura @BlueEyeBooks
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  18. Yeah, I agree about the exams. Also: I loved Ava Lavender, it was gorgeous and strange and beautiful and magical and wonderful and lovely. I really hope you enjoy it!

  19. Well, I for one think you should have demanded to be brought on one of their vacations, Celine! It just doesn’t seem fair! You’re busy with school, and exams, and they are frolicking around islands and such 😉 Anyway, I hope they go well for you!

    I am glad you enjoyed Emmy & Oliver, that one is up soon for me, as is Made You Up! I am also pretty intrigued by The Martian, so hopefully we will both enjoy it! Hope you have a great (and not super stressful) week 🙂
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  20. AAAHHHH!! I love Jellicoe Road! One of my all-time favorites! But I agree that it’s depressing. Gosh, my eyes were never dry when I read that.
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  21. Tika says:

    Nice to meet you Celine! I am dyinggg to read Made You Up! I’ve heard such amazing things about that novel, and that fact that the main character suffers from mental illnesses, is something that’s right up my alley!
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  22. Melanie says:

    Omg haha you’re too cute, Celine! I swear I posted a comment a little while after you posted but apparently the hotel wifi in LA was not cooperating as I see my comment magically disappeared <.<.<.<.< ANYWAY. I am sending you all my wishes and luck for your exams - I know you'll kick ass at all of them and never forget to take small breaks!! DON'T WEAR YOURSELF OUT, BASICALLY. Also, I am so curious to see what you think of The Martian. I think he was the dude that wrote that really short piece called The Egg? If so, I do hope it's amaaaaazing (well I hope it's amazing regardless, but you know, there's high expectations if he wrote The Egg).

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