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:

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.



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.

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:

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


  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

    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! =)

  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.

    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? =)

  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!

  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!

  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

  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