Anywhozens, life. Things! *feels so eloquent*
- I'm a junior! I have six classes and twelve textbooks. *dies a little, inside*
- I finally saw The Phantom of the Opera! Not the play, of course (I wish!), but I did get to see the movie and the Royal Albert Hall recording! I'm so in love but also kinda weirded out because I BASICALLY GOT WHIPLASH FROM THAT LOVE TRIANGLE (#TeamRaoulForever). Still, all the Paris Opera House aesthetics. 💗
- Once Upon a Time, season six, is now on Netflix. SO MUCH YES.
- Our congregation had a bonfire (pic below)! AND WE SAW GLOW-IN-THE-DARK PLANKTON.
So it looks like I totally cheated and only read two short stories and an essay this month but I promise that, in reality, I READ MORE. Since I kinda meshed my July Highlights with parts of this month's, I got, like, A TON of books read "in July". SO THERE. I have officially defended myself.
1. Tyra by Jaye L. Knight [4/5]. (I CANNOT WAIT TO READ EXILES. THIS BOOK MADE ME LOVE/MISS THE LAND OF ILYON SSOOO MUCH. *scribbles on planner to buy Exiles ASAP*) Anywhozens, the verdict: Tyra was such a sweet story! AND ALL MY BABY CHARACTER FAVS IN ONE PLACE. ❤ Jace and baby Tyra and baby Tyra and Jace. ❤ OH MY HEARTS.
2. Threadbare by Bethany A. Jennings [5/5]. ALL THE FEELSSS. This story had a little bit of a different vibe from Dragon Lyric; it was more like Percy Jackson meets... Once Upon a Time or Harry Potter, maybe? I do not know. BUT IT WAS BASICALLY AWESOME, OKAY. I WILL ADORE BETHANY'S BOOKS ALWAYS AND FOREVER. 😻
3. How to Say Nothing in 500 Words by Paul McHenry Roberts [4-ish/5]. This was actually pretty decent for assigned reading (backstory: I USUALLY LOATHE ASSIGNED READING). I really liked how Roberts zeroed in on the showing versus telling!
So I somehow ended up with, like, a ton of books this month?? #noproblem I ALSO CAME TO THE HORRID REALIZATION THAT I WILL PROBABLY DIE BEFORE I READ ALL 3000-ish BOOKS ON MY GOODREADS TBR. *ugly sobbing* Oh well.
|You may have noticed that my camera lighting and I had A VERY HEATED ARGUMENT. Neither of us was very happy with the other.|
- Zombie Takeover by Michele Israel Harper.
- City of Bones by Cassandra Clare.
- Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard.
- Unraveling by Sara Ella.
- Someone Like You by Sarah Dessen (not pictured).
- The Rithmatist by Brandon Sanderson.
- Matched by Ally Condie.
- The Rise of the Wyrm Lord by Wayne Thomas Batson.
SO I CONQUERED MY AUGUST GOALS AND NOW BECAUSE OF MIDNIGHT POISON IS OFFICIALLY OUTLINED!!!! *throws confetti* *holds an epic dance party*
September Goal: Write draft one of BoMP! My original goal was to handwrite it, -- that's right, ALL of it -- but then I remembered that I may be a superhero, BUT I'M NOT CRAZY. Between History notes and Pre-Calculus notes and Physics notes and even more notes, I have decided that Because of Midnight Poison WILL (hopefully) be typed!
Current/Overall WIP Goal: Finish draft one in October! And then, LET EDITING COMMENCE. *releases a fierce battle cry*
AUGUST BLOG POSTS*
*Since my last wrap-up post. 😉
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Hannah S.J. Williams finished her third draft of Moonscript! *bursts into applause* I'm so excited for Hannah and her being one step closer to publication! 💜
AmyNikita of A Magical World of Words, Katie Grace of A Writer's Faith, and Savannah Grace of Scattered Scribblings all celebrated their blogiversaries this month! Congratulations, girls! Here's to many more! *hugs*
Kendra E. Ardnek revealed her six new covers for The Bookania Quests trilogy, The Ankulen, and The Rizkaland Legends series! Let me just say, THEY ARE GORGEOUS. *raises glass to Alea Harper and Kendra's expert cover designing* Kendra's also running a giveaway to celebrate, so be sure to swing by!
Speaking of giveaways, I have a rather exciting surprise to share on Monday... JUST STAY TUNED, 'KAY? 😉 💖
Yo, Dragons! 🐉
What's up in your world? Have you started school, yet?