Friday, July 24, 2015

Retelling The Story: Weekly Wrap up #3

I am linking up with these two epic memes:

The Sunday Post Stacking the Shelves
Sunday Post hosted over at Caffeinated Book Reviewer & Stacking The Shelves Hosted by Tynga's Reviews

Recently In My Life: 
So I won Camp NaNo last week but my internet died so I couldn't do a wrap up last week. I also completed my 60k In 5days which nearly killed me but was very fun. This week I mostly just relaxed, read, watched movies, and lazed about.

Tuesday I did go see Minions and Ant-Man on five dollar movie night. Minions was completely awesome - long live King Bob! And Ant-Man was...good but the first half of the movie was kind of boring. Then I saw Pixels Friday night, and yeah, that movie is awesome!

New Books/Read This Week:
Bought:



Dogsbody, The Tough Guide To Fantasyland, House Of Many Ways, Castle In The Air, The Chronicles Of The Crestomanci books 1&2, The Blind Wish

So...yeah, all of these but The Blind Wish are by Diana Wynne Jones the author of Howl's Moving Castle which I read and loved last year. She's an awesome fantasy author who wrote a ton of childrens/middle-grade fantasy years ago and I've become slightly obsessed with her books and am systematically buying and reading them all.

Read:

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It's the Make Me Read It Read-A-Thon and it has not let me down! Technically, Charmed Life was before the read-a-thon as I finished it Sunday night but it was a fun book. I LOVED both Winner's Curse and Made You Up and ahhh! Just SO GOOD.

Recently On The Blog:

- I posted my ARC Review of Never Always Sometimes by Adi Alsaid, which I loved and hated but mostly loved.

- And I did a Camp Update thing which also including my camp playlist.

Upcoming:
Things! I'm working on ideas for real this time. I'm going to be reviewing at least one book which is good because I haven't reviewed much of anything recently. And a Make Me Read It read a thon wrap up. I'm also working on revamping some of my features that I haven't done in MONTHS. And, I don't know, maybe I'll come up with a discussion of some sort? Also, it's the last week of camp! So I will be working on finishing up my novel.



Currently reading:
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Tell me, how was your week? What are you currently reading??? Any new recommendations?

8 comments:

  1. First of all, Shay -- I AM SO SORRY FOR HAVING NOT DONE THE CAMP NANO THING. I appreciate you always reminding me because my mind has been drifting off to studying, and seriously you are the best cabinmate ever!! (I'm so sorry *cry*). My mind was burnt up from writing essays and stuff last week, and I couldn't even stand reading a book at all because the words. They were too much D:

    Still in awe of you having done 60K in five days! Seriously, to me that would take an entire month! So happy you won NaNo!! GO SHAY :D I'm very proud of you!! <3

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    1. Aw, thanks Jillian! <3 <3 But really, don't worry about it! I completely understand being burnt out, there's nothing to be sorry for. =) I literally had nothing to do this month but write while you've had like ALL THE THINGS. And either way, it's been so fun being cabin mates! =)

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  2. Congrats on winning NaNo!! That's a shame about Any Man, I want to go see that. (And Minions ;) How was Winner's Curse? I've been meaning to read it. My week was fine. I haven't written much this year, so I didn't even attempt Camp NaNo. I'm on a superhero book kick.

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    1. Thanks, Molly! Yeah, Ant-Man, I mean, I'd say it's worth watching it's just definitely not the best Marvel movie. =( But MINIONS, it's sooo good. I really enjoyed Winner's Curse, it definitely has some flaws but all together I think it's worth the read. Aw, I hope it's not some giant writer's block stopping you! Superhero books??? Awesome! I LOVE superhero books, any recommendations? =)

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  3. I haven't been to a movie for quite a while. The ones you went to sound good. I recently read one by Diana Wynne Jones that had been on my TBR mountain for a while. I think I've read everything she wrote now. Come see my weekly report. Happy reading!

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  4. I really need to find a copy of Dogsbody. I think I may have picked up a second-hand copy at a used bookstore a few years ago, and will have to check. If not, it may end up in the next Amazon order. You got a lot of great books this week so thanks for sharing!

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  5. I'm still so impressed with your winning NaNo and 60k in 5 days. It's amazing. I spent most of my week alternating between reading and watching Criminal Minds. I just needed a week of doing pretty much nothing before I go back to work. :) I haven't read anything by Diana Wynne Jones yet, but I'm looking forward to your reviews. They might push me to finally pick one of her books up. :P

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  6. Congrats on NaNoWriMo, one year I will get my act together to do it!

    I cant wait to see Ant Man and Minions too, I love those little yellow guys!

    Have a good week!

    Heather | Random Redheaded Ramblings

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