Ok, well it didn’t quite work out the way we planned, sadly my bestest writing buddy still had Thesis stuff to do so while she worked on that I’ve been busy revising my WIP. It’s been going well, only I’m rewriting so much that I’ve added over 10k just for part one… I haven’t finished part one yet!
On the plus side, it’s given me plenty of time to read Matched by Allyson Condie. BWB* had the ARC sitting here waiting for me. I liked it, the writing is great. I confess that I’m not dying for my own copy or needing to know what happens next. I actually like it as a stand alone.
Aren't they pretty?
Yesterday we worked on plot bunnies, by the end of it I had 9 (maybe 10) new projects on top of my current WIP… it was interesting to see how wide our genre’s stretched. While on first glance you would pick my BWB as a fantasy author and me more Paranormal YA, we’ve got Urban Fantasy, Contemporary, Dystopian, Steampunk, Fairy Tales, Ghost Stories, you name it it’s pretty much in there. I can’t wait to start.
Of course the other main feature of this week has been book shopping. My budget went pretty much out of the window, at some point I just went s#d it… but if it’s cereal for breakfast, lunch & dinner the next two weeks I don’t mind.
Below is the whole list (I might as well confess in style) of books I bought, in store and online – because if I’m in another country the books I order online don’t count. It’s my logic and I’m sticking to it *lol* – The green books are bargain bucket**
The Bride’s Farewell – Meg Rosoff
Of Bees and Mist – Erick Setiwan
The Forbidden Game – L.J. Smith
Linger – Maggie Stiefvater
The Line – Teri Hall
Prism – Faye & Aliza Kellerman
The Gardner – S.A. Bodeen
Voices of Dragons – Carrie Vaughn
Maximum Ride [The Final Warning] – James Patterson
The Runaway – Angela McAllister
Magic Under Glass – Jaclyn Dolamore
Daggerspell – Katharine Kerr
The Spinning City – Kate Forsyth
Squire – Tamora Pierce (I have to get the first 2 now )
Jellicoe Road – Melina Marchetta
13 Little Blue Envelopes – Maureen Johnson
The Little White Horse – Elizabeth Goudge
Sonnets and Other Poems – William Shakespeare
Fever Crumb -Philip Reeve
Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief – Rick Riordan
Mockingjay – Suzanne Collins
Forbidden – Tabitha Suzuma
Brightly Woven – Alexandra Bracken
Newes from the Dead -Mary Hooper
The Sky is Everywhere – Jandy Nelson
The Mysterious Benedict Society -Trenton Lee Stewart
Looking for JJ – Anne Cassidy
No and Me – Delphine de Vigan
The Adoration of Jenna Fox – Mary E Pearson
Stardust – Neil Gaiman (long overdue!)
Living Dead Girl – Elizabeth Scott
Flyaway – Lucy Christopher
Where the Mountain Meets the Moon – Grace Lin
and finally, Room – Emma Donoghue
I’m not buying any more books for at least 3 months… ok I’ll try not to buy any more books for at least 3 months.
The eagle eyed amongst you will have noticed that despite my earlier claim, Finding Sky by Joss Stirling is not on the list. I’ve decided to wait for the paperback release…
The problem I have now is how to fit them all into my already overflowing bookcases and which one to start with! Suggestions? (Don’t say Mockingjay, I still haven’t read Catching Fire… yeah I know.)
In the near future I plan on doing a blog on online bookshops under the title: Amazon MAJOR FAIL, it’s an ongoing issue that I feel the need to vent about, so tune in.
* bestest writing buddy
** can I just say how much I ♥ bargain buckets