NaNoWriMo

Omg NaNoWriMo starts in a few days!

I am not ready

I’m not emotionally ready and I wish I had gotten my sh*t together earlier so that I could be prepared with a more finished outline and a better feel for my characters, but I thrive under last minute cramming and preparation.

yay procrastination!

     I am looking forward to this however, I plan on finishing a storyline that I’ve been working on and off for most of the year, but I don’t think I’ve worked on it since May or June. Which kind of feels not right to me since I have about 9000 words already so I feel like I’m cheating, maybe I’ll make it a goal to pile on 50,000 words on top of that! Yeah, I’ll probably do that.

Tonight I’m gonna buckle down and make some character questionnaires for my characters, use some note cards to give myself a visual outline of my story, you know things like that. That way tomorrow I can spend my day reading tomorrow and some last minutes preparations for NaNo.

I’ve also been watching NaNoWriMo preparation videos my favorites have been

Kat from Katytastic
and
Catriona from Little Book Owl

Just to get an idea of what to be prepared for.

Well, honestly aside from getting snacks and whatnot I think I’m about ready.
Wish me luck

NaNo! Here I come!

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October Wrap Up

It has been such a long month! Some of my friends had been discussing how quickly the month went by and I do not agree.
I had an excellent month of reading, I burned through so much of my TBR and since I’m doing NaNoWriMo next month I tried to squeeze in as much reading as I could so that I would be able to focus on NaNo next month and not feel as guilty about not reading. I’ll still feel guilty, though.

Which means that my TBR for November is kinda up in the air for now, I have a pile of shorter books set to the side to give my mind a break from writing, I also have a couple bigger books set to the side with the (tentative) goal of reading one a week. But I honestly don’t know what I’m going to do for a TBR.

Let’s get straight into my wrap up
Books:

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The Martain
by Andy Wier
my rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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The Titans Curse
by Rick Riordan
my rating: 4 out of 5 stars

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The Jewel
by Amy Ewing
my rating: 4 out of 5 stars

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The Battle of the Labyrinth
by Rick Riordan
my rating: 4 out 5 of stars

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The Young Elites
by Marie Lu
my rating: 5 out of 5 stars

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Shadow and Bone
by Leigh Bardugo
my rating: 5 out 5 stars

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The Rose Society
by Marie Lu
my rating: 5 out of 5 stars

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The White Rose
by Amy Ewing
my rating: 3 out 5 stars

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Siege and Storm
by Leigh Bardugo
my rating: 4 out 5 stars

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Ruin and Rising
by Leigh Bardugo
my rating: 5 out 5 stars

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A Thousand Pieces of you
by Claudia Gray
my rating: 4 out 5 stars

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Percy Jackon and The Last Olympian
by Rick Riordan
my rating: 4 out of 5

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Rumors
by Anna Godberson
my rating: 3 out 5 stars

Graphic Novels:
Sailor Moon vol 11*
3 out of 5 stars

Sailor Moon vol 12*
5 out of 5 stars

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Deathnote vol 3
3 out of 5 stars

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Deathnote vol 4
4 out of 5 stars

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Saga vol 5
5 out 5 stars

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3 out 5 stars

Grimm Fairy Tales vol 2
3 out of 5 stars

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Uvampire
3 out of 5 stars

Six Feet under and Rising
4 out of 5 stars

Repossession
4 out of 5 stars

Ms Marvel vol 3
Deadpool Marvel Now vol 1*
Deadpool Marvel Now vol 2*

*Unfortunately I don’t have pictures of these graphic novels so maybe I’ll post them later on, I kind of want to do series wrap-ups for Deadpool and Sailor Moon so maybe I’ll just wait for those posts.

Waiting on Wednesday 10/28

Another weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine where you talk about upcoming releases that you’re really excited about

New WoW

I am super excited because I get to say this about the book I’m excited for….

ready…I’m ready…

Winter is coming!!! 

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I get way too excited saying that.
Gah I love this cover, I feel like I’m the only one since I always hear people saying that they don’t care for it but I love the reoccurring red used in all the covers, the way she’s holding the apple screams power to me, like taking power or becoming powerful, Which means a lot for Winter and Cinder.

I am so excited to read Winter though, I binge marathoned Cinder, Scarlet, Cress and Fairest earlier this year and I’m really excited to see how this series wraps up.

Synopsis via Amazon 

Princess Winter is admired by the Lunar people for her grace and kindness, and despite the scars that mar her face, her beauty is said to be even more breathtaking than that of her stepmother, Queen Levana.

Winter despises her stepmother, and knows Levana won’t approve of her feelings for her childhood friend–the handsome palace guard, Jacin. But Winter isn’t as weak as Levana believes her to be and she’s been undermining her stepmother’s wishes for years. Together with the cyborg mechanic, Cinder, and her allies, Winter might even have the power to launch a revolution and win a war that’s been raging for far too long.

Can Cinder, Scarlet, Cress, and Winter defeat Levana and find their happily ever afters? Fans will not want to miss this thrilling conclusion to Marissa Meyer’s national bestselling Lunar Chronicles series.

www Wednesday 10/28

So I’m back with another www Wednesday, WWW Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Sam @ Taking On A World Of Words. Simply answer the following questions:

The Three Ws are:

  • What are you currently reading?
  • What did you recently finish reading?
  • What do you think you’ll read next?

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What are you currently reading?
I am currently reading The Bronze Horseman by Paulina Simmons and also Rumors by Anna Godberson
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Real quick: That cover tho!
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What did you recently finish reading?
I just finished A Thousand Pieces of You and Percy Jackson The Last Olympian, I’m so happy to have finally read the Percy Jackson series!
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What do you think you’ll read next? 
Most likely Envy by Anna Godberson
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A Thousand Pieces of You mini review

A Thousand Pieces of You
by Claudia Gray
Hardcover
368 pages
published November 4th 2014
my rating 4 out 5 stars

Cloud Atlas meets Orphan Black in this epic dimension-bending trilogy by New York Times bestselling author Claudia Gray about a girl who must chase her father’s killer through multiple dimensions.

Marguerite Caine’s physicist parents are known for their groundbreaking achievements. Their most astonishing invention, called the Firebird, allows users to jump into multiple universes—and promises to revolutionize science forever. But then Marguerite’s father is murdered, and the killer—her parent’s handsome, enigmatic assistant Paul— escapes into another dimension before the law can touch him.

Marguerite refuses to let the man who destroyed her family go free. So she races after Paul through different universes, always leaping into another version of herself. But she also meets alternate versions of the people she knows—including Paul, whose life entangles with hers in increasingly familiar ways. Before long she begins to question Paul’s guilt—as well as her own heart. And soon she discovers the truth behind her father’s death is far more sinister than she expected.

A Thousand Pieces of You explores an amazingly intricate multi-universe where fate is unavoidable, the truth elusive, and love the greatest mystery of all.

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Ruin and Rising book review

Ruin and Rising
by Leigh Bardugo
Hardcover
417 pages
June 17th 2014

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Synopsis:

The capital has fallen. The Darkling rules Ravka from his shadow throne.

Now the nation’s fate rests with a broken Sun Summoner, a disgraced tracker, and the shattered remnants of a once-great magical army.

Deep in an ancient network of tunnels and caverns, a weakened Alina must submit to the dubious protection of the Apparat and the zealots who worship her as a Saint. Yet her plans lie elsewhere, with the hunt for the elusive firebird and the hope that an outlaw prince still survives.

Alina will have to forge new alliances and put aside old rivalries as she and Mal race to find the last of Morozova’s amplifiers. But as she begins to unravel the Darkling’s secrets, she reveals a past that will forever alter her understanding of the bond they share and the power she wields. The firebird is the one thing that stands between Ravka and destruction–and claiming it could cost Alina the very future she’s fighting for.

I enjoyed Ruin and Rising the most out of the whole trilogy, the whole series was enjoyable and not only would I recommend it but its one that I will definitely re-read.

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Siege and Storm review

Siege and Storm
By Leigh Bardugo
paperback
435 pages
Published July 17th, 2014
my rating: 4 out 5 stars

Synopsis:
Darkness never dies.
Hunted across the True Sea, haunted by the lives she took on the Fold, Alina must try to make a life with Mal in an unfamiliar land, all while keeping her identity as the Sun Summoner a secret. But she can’t outrun her past or her destiny for long.
The Darkling has emerged from the Shadow Fold with a terrifying new power and a dangerous plan that will test the very boundaries of the natural world. With the help of a notorious privateer, Alina returns to the country she abandoned, determined to fight the forces gathering against Ravka. But as her power grows, Alina slips deeper into the Darkling’s game of forbidden magic, and farther away from Mal. Somehow, she will have to choose between her country, her power, and the love she always thought would guide her–or risk losing everything to the oncoming storm.
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