So it is entirely possible that I got a few too many books this month… Made even worse because all the books I got were bought in the first half of the month. Half way through January I went on a book buying ban to save up for a book convention that I hope will be happening. So yes, on to what I got 🙂
It begins as an assignment for English class: write a letter to a dead person – any dead person. Laurel chooses Kurt Cobain – he died young, and so did Laurel’s sister May – so maybe he’ll understand a bit of what Laurel is going through. Soon Laurel is writing letters to lots of dead people – Janis Joplin, Heath Ledger, River Phoenix, Amelia Earhart… it’s like she can’t stop. And she’d certainly never dream of handing them in to her teacher. She writes about what it’s like going to a new high school, meeting new friends, falling in love for the first time – and how her family has shattered since May died.
But much as Laurel might find writing the letters cathartic, she can’t keep real life out forever. The ghosts of her past won’t be contained between the lines of a page, and she will have to come to terms with growing up, the agony of losing a beloved sister, and the realisation that only you can shape your destiny.
Hey guys! So I know its been ages since I last did Top Ten Tuesday. The last one I did was over a month ago… To be honest, I just kept forgetting to do it. I’m hoping to be better at remembering it this year, but we’ll see how that goes… Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, so if you want more information about it go check them out. This week the theme is Top Ten 2014 Releases I Meant To Read But Didn’t Get To. Some of these books I’m really annoyed at myself for not getting to, and for others, it would have been nice to get to them, but I’m not really that bothered that I didn’t. These are in no particular order.
Hey guys! So its now 2015 and I have set myself some reading challenges for the year, and I thought I would share them with you guys 🙂 So I have set myself 3 reading challenges/goals for this year. They are:
- Read 100 books. I’m going for it. 100 books in 1 year. I hope I can do it…
- The Popsugar 2015 Reading Challenge. This is a list of 50 reading challenges, for example ‘a book with more than 500 pages’, and the aim is to read a book to fulfil all the challenges in the year. I made a post on it here.
- The 10 books challenge. I think I’ve heard people call it that… Anyway, basically you’re not allowed to buy any books until you’ve read 10 books from your TBR. I own a lot of books that I haven’t read (over 100) so I really want to bring that down.
I have one other reading goal, but its not just for this year. My grandparents got me a bind up of Jane Austen novels for my birthday last year, so I want to read at least one Jane Austen novel a year, until I finish them. There are seven novels in the bind up, so I’ll let you know how I got on with the challenge in seven years 😛
So yes, those are my reading challenges/goals. I hope I manage them all, that would be quite nice, but I would still be happy if I only managed one 🙂 Feel free to comment any reading challenges you might be doing this year. If we’re doing the same one/s we should talk about it 😀
Hey guys! So I know December ended a few days ago, but I kinda forgot to post my wrap up… Anyway, here it is now 🙂 I finished the last half of a book at the start of December, I read 4 books in December, and the first half of 2 other books.
Hey guys! So I found this reading challenge while scrolling down tumblr and I decided to do it 🙂 (sorry the pictures so small btw. It becomes big enough to read if you click on it)
I have a book for most of them, but I don’t know what to do for A Memoir, A Book Set In The Future, A Book With A Love Triangle, A Book With Bad Reviews, and A Book With Antonyms In The Title. If you guys have any ideas for any of these prompts please comment below 🙂 YA is preferable… Thanks 🙂