November Recap

November was an exciting month. I updated the blog a lot and attempted NaNoWriMo. It went by super quickly and I’m so excited that Christmas is almost here!

Books I read:

The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon

I only read one book this month and I’m glad it was this one.

Posts:

Booktoberfest Haul

Paper Towns

Me and Earl and The Dying Girl

Camp NaNo Editing update

Favorite book of the month:

The Sun is Also a Star. My review should be up later this week.

Things I did this month:

I had a birthday. My birthday was great, my mom made me cheesecake and my students showered me with handmade cards. It was great.

I changed my blog, a lot. It got a new shiny URL with a name to match. I’m way happier with my blog now than I was before.

I failed NaNoWriMo. Which makes me sad, but if I hadn’t failed it then I wouldn’t have started editing my Camp NaNo book from April.

I took my class to the aquarium. It was super fun, we learned a lot, and I sort of want to write a story involving an aquarium now.

I met Nicola Yoon. It was a lot of fun, I’m still working on my post for that even though.

October Recap

October was a terrible reading month, I read literally nothing. I didn’t do much, it was just kind of bleh. Halloween was fun, but I was lazy and didn’t bother with dressing up.  I can’t believe it’s already November, Christmas is right around the corner.

Books I read:

I actually didn’t read any books in October. Unless you count the Judy Moody book I read to my class.

Posts:

I didn’t post much either, October was just a rough month.

To write or not to Write (writing update)

NaNoWriMo (which isn’t going well at all)

Favorite book of the month:

Judy Moody Saves the World was as great as I remember it being. I love Judy Moody, she’s just so funny.

Things I did this month:

Not much, obviously. But I did start working on the big changes that I put into place on the blog this month.

September Recap

September was a pretty great month overall. I went to Disney World (which was great), and read A Court of Mist and Fury (which was also great), but I didn’t blog very much, (which is not so great). So far October hasn’t been much better blogging wise but there is still time to change.

Books I read:

A Court of Mist and Fury, which was AMAZING. I’ve been working on the review for it for two weeks now and I’m still not done with it. There are just too many things I liked, it’s been hard to narrow it down.

Posts:

A Court of Thorns and Roses (review) I also did a password protected spoiler post comparing Rhysand and Tamlin, if you want to check that one out go to the main review to get the password and link.

To Write or Not to Write? (writing update)

Favorite book of the month:

A Court of Mist and Fury. This book could easily be my favorite book for the whole year.

Things I did this month:

I went to Disney World, which was awesome. I love Disney World, I go almost every year with my family and it truly is the happiest place on Earth.

I got a new book idea. I haven’t started writing it yet, but I am excited about it.

August Recap

This post is so late, and this recap is missing it’s picture like July’s is because my computer is out to get me and hates my recap photo. Nonetheless, I’m still going to post this. August has been busy for me, but it’s been good to get back in the routine of school. I read two books, which I think is a good accomplishment with the little amount of time I had to read. I should be able to read more books in September since I have a week off of school and I’m driving to Disney World.

Books I read:

If Only

The Geography of You and Me

Posts:

July Recap

If Only (review)

Favorite book of the month:

If Only

Things I did this month:

I started teaching again. Getting back into school has been an adjustment. I’ve been so tired the past three weeks. I can’t wait for fall break this month when I go to Disney World!

 

July Recap

Hello, so July was another rough month for me. I had very few posts and I lost Camp NaNo. I ended up having to be at school a lot getting my classroom ready and when I was home I was working on school stuff. School started back so hopefully now that school is back I will get into the routine of blogging again. I know this post is late but I don’t care, I’m posting it anyway.

Books I read:

I read 3 books.

Paper Towns

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl

A Court of Throns and Roses

Posts:

I didn’t post nearly as much as I should have. Other than the Hedgeathon posts, I only posted one other post.

The Last Star (review)

Favorite book of the month:

A Court of Thorns and roses.

Things I did this month:

Not a whole lot. I lost Camp Nano and I didn’t read a whole lot. However, I did get ready for back to school.

 

Hedgathon Award update!

I ordered the prizes but they were out of stock so they should be shipped to me this week. They are coming just not as quickly as I would like.

 

May Recap

Summer is here and I am so happy! I had two exciting blog things happen this month that I can’t wait to talk about. As far as reading goes it was kind of a slow month. The first two weeks were hard because I had some family stuff going on along with school ending. I’m so thankful that things seemed to calm down and I can’t wait to get a lot of reading done in June.

Books I read:

I only read 3 books this month.  I would have taken a picture of them but I’ve been reorganizing my bookshelves and can’t find them in any of the stacks. When I find them I will update this post.

  1. Exit, Pursued by a Bear
  2. The Last Star
  3. This one was an ebook that I can’t remember the name of.

 

Posts:

Everything, Everything (review)

Exit, Pursued by a Bear (review)

The Books are Coming May 2016

The Hedgeathon Summer Reading Challenge

 

Favorite book of the month:

The Last Star by Rick Yancey I have been waiting for this book for so long and even though I am not happy with all of it I still really enjoyed it. I hope to have my review up this week.

Things I did this month:

I got a new header on the site. I am so excited to have the new header up on the blog. I think the hedgehogs are adorable and I just feel like perfectly represents my blog.

I announced the Hedgeathon. If you missed that post click on the link above and check it out. The Hedgeathon is a summer reading challenge that I am so, so excited about.

 

 

April Recap

April went by so quickly, it was just here and gone for me. I did not get much reading done, and I missed two review posts which I hate. However, I am giving myself grace since I have been sick for the past two weeks and when I did feel like writing I was working on my book for Camp NaNo.

Books I read:

I only read three books this month, and two of them were books that I read with or to my middle grade class. I also ran out of my cute hedgehog sticky flags so I had to use boring blue ones.

Posts:

Eleanor and Park (review)

Since You’ve Been Gone (review)

Camp NaNo Update One (update)

Camp NaNo Update Two (update)

Camp NaNo update Three (update)

Camp NaNo update Four (update)

Camp NaNo update Five (update)

Prepping for North Texas Teen Book Festival (book events)

Favorite book of the month:

Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon. It was the only YA book I read in April, but nonetheless it still would have won. This book was great, you can check out my review here.

Things I did this month:

Went to the North Texas Teen Book Festival. I had a blast and I will be doing a post about it soon.

Won Came NaNo. I wrote 50K in 30 days. This was a huge thing for me personally and it took me a lot of time and hard work.

February and March Recap

I added the second half February onto the recap for March since I started blogging in the middle of February.

Books I read:

I  read 13 books in the past month and a half.

March Recap

 

(The things sticking out of the books are little  sticky flags that I use to mark pages that I like. Some books aren’t shown since they are e-books.)

 

Posts:

The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey (review)

The Infinite Sea by Rick Yancey (review)

Unremembered by Jessica Brody (review)

Two Girls Staring at the Ceiling (review)

We were Liars (review)

One Lovely Blog Award (tag/award)

 

Favorite book of the month:

February: The Infinite Sea

March: It started out as Unremembered but then I read Since You’ve been Gone, and I fell in love again.

 

Things I did:

Started brainstorming a new WIP (work in progress). I started  brainstorming a new book to work on while I take a break from my other one. I love my first book, but I need to take a step back for awhile so I can come back to it with fresh eyes. Besides, brainstorming is so much fun. I plan to start this new project during Camp NaNoWriMo.

Started this blog. I’ve been wanting to start a book blog for a long time now, and decided I just needed to start it and see where it went.

Tomorrow I will be posting my first Camp NaNoWriMo update for the month of April.