This is list, prompted by the weekly book meme from The Broke and the Bookish, was super fun to pull together. I’m sad to see 2013 go, but I’m excited about all the great books coming out in 2014. There are especially a lot of new YA novels being released by authors that I love. Without further ado, here are the top ten 2014 releases I can’t wait to get my hands on.
Let me know in the comments what new books your excited to read next year.
Happy (cyber) Monday! I was feeling a little nostalgic for Harry Potter this morning. Maybe the holidays will be the perfect time to reread the books. Anyways, for todays marry, date or dump I decided to give you the options between all the Hogwarts Defense Against the Dark Arts professors as your options. I know most you don’t need directions by now, but for any new comers list who you would marry, who you would date and who you would dump in the comments. I have a feeling it’s going to be a Remus Lupin landslide … but who knows? I’ve been mistaken before. Continue reading
Happy Sunday and December first! I don’t know about you, but after NaNoWriMo and Thanksgiving guests, I’m ready for a lazy day. If you are too and you want to spend some of the time on the Internet, here are some of my new favorite bookish links:
- Myths about girls in YA fiction.
- Many people are upset about the way Catching Fire has been marketed (i.e. all the Capitol-like advertisements, nail polishes, crazy false eyelashes, etc.). The author Suzanne Collins gives her thoughts on the film’s marketing strategy.
- Quiz to find out which literary character you are. Continue reading
Finished my 400 words and made this video yesterday! Can’t believe it is over. Thanks to everyone who’s been watching the vlog posts and sending me supportive messages. Both the writing and the vlogging having been fun, but I’m glad I get a break!
Happy day after Thanksgiving! I hope everyone enjoyed a lovely holiday yesterday. Is anyone going Black Friday shopping? I already think stores are too crowded on regular days, so I avoid malls today like the plague. I am pretty into Cyber Monday though. Although what I should be thinking of now (actually what I should be doing write now) is finishing my NaNoWriMo challenge, because I only have 400 words left until I hit 50,000 words. It has been such a fun and crazy challenge, and I think this was exactly what I needed after months of editing to relearn the initial creative, less critical aspect of writing. I’m going to get back to writing, but just wanted to say a quick congratulations to everyone who’s participated (whether you hit 50K words or not I think everyone is a winner) and everyone who’s sent me words of encouragement this month. Writing can often seem like a very solitary endeavor, but the people I’ve found through this blog and this challenge make me feel like a part of a much larger community. I’m very thankful for all of you!
Which thing is your favorite?