Well Ladies and Gentlemen,
We have come to the end of the first month on this blog and it’s time to think back to what has happened and how I feel about it!
So firstly let’s touch on my writing for February!
I haven’t done much in the way of writing this month (other than for Uni!) but I have made a start on a few projects!
My first writing project I started this month was editing my NaNoWriMo novel from last November, let me tell you… I have some major work ahead of me! I’m cutting characters and reworking plot lines, which basically means I have to rewrite. But it will be worth it… wont it?
My second project this month is for this blog! I have started working through my backlog of short stories and scene snippits that I have amassed since starting writing and polishing them up a bit! I have been working on one or two mainly, for now; and plan on getting them onto the blog real soon!
No onto my reading wrap-up!
Guys, I have read more books this month than I have for a long time! Seven books! Let’s have a quick look!
- Prince of Thorns by Mark Lawrence
This was an amazing read and I reviewed it! I highly recommend this book to epic dark fantasy readers, but it definitely isn’t for younger or squeamish readers!
- Graceling by Kristin Cashore
I loved this book and was ashamed that I put it down for so long after I started it. I reviewed it here and I highly recommend it!
- Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard
Although I loved Red Queen, the sequel didn’t cut it; resulting in a solid three star review.
- Truthwitch by Susan Dennard
Guys, if you take one book from this list… chose this one! My first 5 star review of the year!
- A Thousand Nights by E.K. Johnston
This story was beautiful, a wonderful introduction to reading culturally diverse books! Check out the review here (when I actually post it!).
- Fire and Flood by Victoria Scott
One of the fastest books I have ever read! I finished the entirety of this and the second in one day! Highly recommend! Reviews will be up shortly!
- Salt and Stone by Victoria Scott
You can imagine what I am going to say about the sequel! I cannot wait for the next instalment!
- Sword and Verse by Kathy MacMillan
This book felt like a chore to finish, with an unimaginative storyline and poorly developed characters. I forced myself to finish it on the 29th merely for the fact that I don’t want to carry it into March! Stay tuned for a more thorough review.
I will have reviews up for all of these soon! Some of them are up already!
So how am I doing on my goodreads challenge now?
So you can see it there for yourselves… I am four books ahead of schedule! Hurray! So what am I going to attempt to read throughout March to keep me ahead… or do I dare (teehee) get further ahead?
I have 11 books on my TBR list for this month! If I get half of these read I will be happy.
- Frozen by Melissa De La Cruz
- King of Thorns by Mark Lawrence
- Emperor of Thorns by Mark Lawrence
- The Darkest Part of the Forest by Holly Black
- A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J Maas
- Burial Rites by Hannah Kent
- The Martian by Andy Weir
- Sisters Red by Jackson Pearce
- Sweetly by Jackson Pearce
- The Demon King by Cinda Williams Chima
- Poison Study by Maria V Snyder
So those are the books I will attempt to read in March, however writing wise I plan on getting four short pieces up this month and make an outline for my April Camp Nano Project. There will be a post especially for my Nano project coming up soon telling you all about the project that I plan on working on and my aims for April Camp Nano.