Thursday, June 30, 2016

Camp NaNoWriMo Supply List!

Happy eve of Camp NaNoWriMo!

Camp officially starts in just under 2 hours here! AHHHH!

So this is a little late but here is the list of supplies one needs for Camp NaNoWriMo. Luckily, you can stock up on supplies at any time!

There are 3 musts if you wish to survive camp, first of all:

Caffeine:

I suggest:

  •  Lots of coffee
  • Starbucks double shots that you buy at the store and they're amazing *wide eyes*
  • Iced coffee
  • Starbucks...


Other options:

  • Tea!
  • Iced tea!
  • Hot chocolate (no caffeine which how do you survive without caffeine? but still tasty!)
  • Energy drinks
  • Caffeinated soda (none of that caffeinated garbage!)


Sweet Snacks:

I suggest:

  • Something chocolatey - chocolate is a must!
  • lollipops - good to suck on while writing!
  • Gum! - good for when you're tired but still need to push through a write another hundred words!
  • Hard candy!


Other options:

  • Cookies.
  • Basically anything. As long as it's sweet.



Salty Snacks:

I suggest:

  • Chips! (I like sun chips!)
  • popcorn! (my personal favorite, I like to get kettle corn though, then you get your sweet and salty together!)
  • peanuts!
Other options:
  • Er...my mind went blank, to be honest...


Now that you got your caffeine and your sweet and your salty what else could you possible need?


  • Headphones! Or other assorted ways of listening to music and blocking out the real world!
  • Notebooks! (always come in handy)
  • Pens! (dido ^)
  • A cat! (for reasons)
  • Or two cats! (for better reasons)
  • A blanket and a pillow for sleeping purposes (at your desk, in bed, while still writing...)
  • A Camp t-shirt! (What? I love buying the camp shirts!)

My recently purchased camp supplies:



OKAY! So I will probably be blogging less than ever about books! But I'll do some Camp Updates throughout July and I'll try to visit more blogs cause I'm falling behind again! Also, I'm going up to Lake Tahoe for a long weekend/writing retreat. It's just my mom and I, she's going to read, I'm going to write. It's planned for the week of the 20th, I believe, so I'll share pictures of that! =)

Tell me, did I forget a must on my list? Are you doing Camp? If not, what fun plans do you have for July!?!?!?! Tell me all the things!

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Sunday Street Team: All The Feels - REVIEW + GIVEAWAY!


All The Feels
29222548by Danika Stone
Release date: June 7th
Format: ARC
Genre: YA Contemporary
Goodreads Link

College freshman Liv is more than just a fangirl: The Starveil movies are her life… So, when her favorite character, Captain Matt Spartan, is killed off at the end of the last movie, Liv Just. Can’t. Deal.
Tired of sitting in her room sobbing, Liv decides to launch an online campaign to bring her beloved hero back to life. With the help of her best friend, Xander, actor and steampunk cosplayer extraordinaire, she creates #SpartanSurvived, a campaign to ignite the fandom. But as her online life succeeds beyond her wildest dreams, Liv is forced to balance that with the pressures of school, her mother’s disapproval, and her (mostly nonexistent and entirely traumatic) romantic life. A trip to DragonCon with Xander might be exactly what she needs to figure out what she really wants.
I received this book from the publisher through Netgalley to review honestly

My Rating:



Review:

So, as a major fangirl, obviously, I felt a great NEED to read this book. I love my contemporary books and I love anything where the character is a giant nerd I can relate too. As is the case with Liv. Liv is destroyed after seeing the latest in her favorite movie franchise, where her favorite character, her hero, dies at the end. Liv just can't let it go. Spartan and Starveil was more than just a character and a movie to her. It was part of her and now it's just and gone.

I relate to Liv on so many levels. Not only with feeling the way she has when some of my favorite characters have been killed off, and how fandom is so amazing and so much a part of my life not a hobby, but also on the level of her being an extremely socially anxious person. She's not shy, she can talk to people and make friends but she doesn't know how and she's so nervous she nearly pukes at the thought. And yup. That I can relate too.

I loved Liv, basically. She's awesome and nerdy, and flawed but still great. Xander is just the epitome of a book boyfriend, that's all I'll say. There weren't really a ton of side characters but I loved the Starveil fandom!

This book is very fun and fast paced. i loved the writing and the author really nailed what it feels like to be in fandom and to care so much for fictional characters. I loved that the main plot is just Liv trying to resurrect her favorite character and how much this ties into her life and her well-being.

SO downsides... I just kind of wanted the story to go a little further? I feel like we just grazed the outskirts of what it's like to be in a fandom and to be swept up in something like Liv is. I feel like the book kind of glossed over parts that could've been so much better! It's not that they weren't good as it, they were, but they could've been great. I wanted to feel more of the comrades that comes in a fandom. You felt it when Liv was messaging her friends online and Liv was so adamant that they were real friends to her but then she meets them... And I get what the author was going for, not everyone you meet online is exactly what you think they are, even just in small ways. Your favorite fic writer ends up being an over weight forty-year-old woman... But I still wanted the comradie and it felt like Liv wasn't really a part of it anymore at that point. I don't know. I just kind of wanted more build up to the end? I wanted more conflict and struggle because that's what this book was really lacking.

There were lines along the lines of like the fans deciding the future of shows and the fans making the actors what they are and I wanted this expanded upon in some way. It's all leading up to Liv at Dragoncon trying to save her favorite movies and finally meeting the actor who plays her favorite character and I just wanted a little more from the end was all.

OVERALL: I really enjoyed this book. It's fast paced and fun, Liv is the most relatable character ever and I loved how nerdy it was. Like the chapter headers are qoutes from fantasy and sci-fi, and just...greatest thing ever, okay? I reccomend it to anyone who's part of a fandom, you will relate to this book and just have a fun old time here.



About the author:
Danika Stone is an author, artist, and educator who discovered a passion for writing fiction while in the throes of her Masters thesis. A self-declared bibliophile, Danika now writes novels for both adults (The Intaglio Series and Ctrl Z) and teens (All the Feels). When not writing, Danika can be found hiking in the Rockies, planning grand adventures, and spending far too much time online. She lives with her husband, three sons, and a houseful of imaginary characters in a windy corner of Alberta, Canada.
Ms. Stone is represented by Morty Mint of Mint Literary Agency.



Friday, June 24, 2016

A Novel Idea #2: A Back Cover Synopsis



The lovely Sky and Ashley are doing this weekly writing link up, where every week they're going to have different prompts and whatnot to get everyone talking about writing and hopefully feeling motivated. You can see the details here.



This week’s prompt is: What would the back cover of your novel say?


True story, I hate writing synopses. Mainly I hate having to write different ones for different things. I'm pretty good with query letters by now but then sometimes you have to write different length synopses and whatnot for different things and it KILLS me. Still, I gave it a try, for you. Let's go with our theme here and talk about The Forgotten Name which is going to be my NaNo novel next month (you can read a little about it here, and read about one of the main characters (Raze) here).

Two things! First, this is just what I threw together to use here and on my Camp NaNo page so it's probably not the best. Second, I haven't actually named the world in this novel so "Malnation" is just a stand-in because Mal is the name of the main character.

Without further ado:

Mal has worlds inside his head. Well…one world anyway. Malnation is the world Mal created when he was seven years old. After his dad left him and his mom lost her job, when they were sleeping in their van in the parking lot of a rundown playground. That was the first time he saw Raze, a boy with leaves in his hair and the sky in his eyes. A boy with wings made of bone. That was the first time Mal went to Malnation.

Now, it’s been years since he’s been back and, without him, the world’s fading away. If Mal can't remember his world and people, if he can't go back and save it, his world won't be the only thing dying, he will too. Unfourtantly, it’s not as easy as he hopes. The world’s rejecting him, the Bringer of Darkness is taking over, and if Mal can’t remember Malnation’s true name in time, they’ll all fall to the darkness.





Okay, so not the best I've written but good enough! Be honest, calling it "Malnation" ruins it a little right? It can't be taken seriously! What can I say? I'm working on a real name for the world!

Feel free to leave me links if you're taking part in the meme and let me know what you think of The Forgotten Name! (also feel free to rename Malnation for me!?!?)



Sunday, June 19, 2016

Camp NaNoWriMo July 2016 PLAAANS+ Join me and together we will rule the...campground?

Participant 2016 - Web Banner

I wanted to get an early start this time and instead of posting two days before Camp starts and post this early! (incidentally, I started this like two weeks ago and never actually finished and posted it...er...oops?)

As always this post will consist of two things:

1. Me trying to convince YOU to join me in Camp.
2. Me explaining my plans for camp NaNo

I'll probably also do a post closer to July with tips for NaNo? Who knows. We'll see!

Why should YOU join ME in Camp NaNo?

1. So you can finally write that book you've been saying you're going to write FOREVER

2. Because it's Camp NaNo and there's no PRESSURE. Afraid of a high word count goal? You can set your goal for literally ANYTHING. Write 100 words a day or less! Go for 50k (the normal NaNo goal) or half that or a quarter of that. There's no pressure just fun and writing!

3. Because we can be cabin mates, here's the list of reasons you want to be my cabin mate:
        - I'm a great person (and humble)
        - This will be my 8th time doing NaNoWriMo so I can give you all kinds of hints and you can trust me when I say Camp is amazing and FUN.
        - I'm very good at motivational speeches and helping people feel inspired during the second-week slumps, all the way through the last grueling days of the month. I could get people to attest this.
        - I know all the best scary stories to tell around the imaginary camp fire!
        - Because even if you don't have a ton of time for writing it's still fun and you could find inspiration to write more than you planned or just to continue to write after the month ends and just find a love for writing in general or revamp your love for writing. We're fun people in the cabin, just saying.
        - Because Christina Termini (@BooksPrejudice) and I are currently lonely in our cabin and need more awesome book lovers to join us!

4. You DON'T even have to write. Just saying, for Camp you are also allowed to edit or revise. Or write fanfiction. Literally ANYTHING.

5. Camp is a judgment free zone! No one cares if you have a low word count, or if this is your first time writing a novel. There's no competition to meet your goal the fastest, hell you don't even HAVE to meet your goal. You can lower it as the month goes or just say you don't give a fu** and write for fun without trying to meet your goal. True story, this is my 5th Camp session and every time out of a group of like 12, only three or four people met their goals but everyone has fun! And gets something written!

6. Because I asked nicely?




What am I writing?

Okay, first things first, everyone remember not to compare yourself to others during camp. Some of us are crazy and plan on writing until just...dropping.
Also, can someone check my sanity? I think I need to be like Sheldon and get checked to make sure I'm not crazy....


Okay, so I have this thing. This thing being that I have a lot of free time, in fact for July specifically I make sure I have basically nothing going on, no work, no social gatherings and basically all I do is write. The thing also being that this is my.... eighth or ninth? NaNoWriMo so many that it's getting hard to count! So um, it's not really a challenge for me anymore to write a book in a month? It is when I have other stuff going on that month but when I plan on just writing from day one, hour one, all the way to the end with barely any breaks...it's not. I NEED to be challenged. You know the whole saying like the more you do something the better you are or the more you practice or whatever, the more you write the more you write, that is TRUE!

I'm rambling. The question is, how crazy am I planning on being? Well, my goal...is 200k words. Basically, 50k a week with three extra days! Plan for my funeral on the first of August, m'kay?


WHY AM I DOING THIS? Because I get bored if I don't challenge myself and I wanted to break my record this month which is only like 130k??? But you know, if I'm going to go for it I may as well really go for it. Basically, the rest of this month is spent planning for next, okay?

Now, the thing to remember about camp, and NaNo in general, is that even though a goal may seem huge and so hard...like you have a whole month! Even with my outrageous goal it can still be broken down to writing around 6,500 words a day. WHICH is still a lot but doable. If you were to set a reasonable goal then you could get it to where you only have to write a few hundred words a day! NO PRESSURE!


I have three books planned. I'm terrified because I know myself and there's a good chance I'll end up swapping one of them out...I'm a mood writing and the month could fall apart if I decide to switch projects halfway through to something I haven't outlined because I also...I outline so freaking much. I have issues...

Details Of My NaNo Project(s):

Title: The Forgotten Name
Genre/Age Range: YA Fantasy
In one sentence: Mal creates worlds with his mind, one world anyway, the one he abandoned five years ago, the one that's dying without him. The catch? If it dies, Mal dies too.
(more about one of the characters from this one here!)

Title: Purgatory
Genre/Age Range: YA...paranormal? Horror? Somewhere along those lines.
In one sentence: Cameron and Morgan are both stuck in purgatory at different times. For Cameron, there's still hope of getting back to the real world, back to his boyfriend and his crappy family. For Morgan, all she can hope is to stop the Ghost Prince from killing her and all the other souls locked in stasis.
(oops, that was more than one sentence.)

Title: Day Of The Dead
Genre/Age Range: MG Horror/adventure
In one sentence: Three kids are dared to enter the death carnival (a deathly carnival that arrives for only one night a year in the middle of San Francisco) and survive until morning.
(I'm good at these one sentence descriptions...hehe?)

Have I convinced you to join me??? Are you planning on doing Camp NaNo? DO you want to be in an epic cabin? (if yes to the cabin hit me up on Twitter!) Any fun plans for July if you aren't doing NaNo????

Friday, June 17, 2016

A Novel Idea #1: Describing A Character



The lovely Sky and Ashley are doing this weekly writing link up, where every week they're going to have different prompts and whatnot to get everyone talking about writing and hopefully feeling motivated. You can see the details here.



So I meant to join in last week and totally blanked on it but this week I am determined!

So the prompt is to describe a character without using pictures.

I feel like I'm cheating because I don't usually use pictures to describe my characters anyways...
But, let me introduce you to Raze. Raze is a brand new character, created for my July Camp NaNo novel that I'm currently outlining. This is basically how I start my character outline, by the way. Also, this is set in A WHOLE NEW WORLD (haha) where everyone has two names in the sense that they have the name they're called and their "secret" or "true" name. They don't have last names, incidentally.

Onward!

Name: Raze / Seb
Age: Probably around 16. Hard to tell. He’s not even sure.
Eyes: wide and unnervingly pretty. His pupils are gold, ringed by ever changing colors. Normally green, different shades though.
Hair: fair, brown, straight. Falls across his forehead, hiding his eyes which he likes.
Skin tone: a light olive color but, when he’s not hiding in the shadows, you can see the definite forest green tint to it. (okay this sounds like I'm describing a car or something, doesn't it?)
Race: He’s an assassin or a “winged one”
Height: TALL. Nearly 7 feet tall.


Overall description: Everything about him is strange and amazing. Dresses in dark black pants with hidden folds and places to hide weapons. Wears a tight sleeveless shirt with a green jacket over it all. The jacket's fairly fancy but ragged; swoops out behind him, crisscrosses tightly across his chest. Has a large hood he usually keeps up, claiming it helps him blend in but mostly he likes to hide his eyes, not only because of the golden pupils that mark him as one of the highborn of his race but because he hates people looking into them like they can see more than what’s there. His golden dragon is usually curled around his shoulder. He’s tall, super skinny, but with wide shoulders. His bones are like bird bones so he doesn’t weigh much, sharp angular cheekbones. Looks wispy, no muscles but is super strong. And then there are his wings that curve out behind him, hanging over his shoulders. Has slits in his jacket for them. Can fold them in but is more comfortable with them out. Likes how it challenges everyone who looks at them because they're bare. His wings are what make him an outcast even amongst his people. Nothing but chalky white bones. Angular and sharp, capable of killing when used correctly.

Smirks a lot. Also rolls his eyes. Doesn’t smile much.

About Raze: He’s angry and vicious and gets hell bent on revenge. But also quiet and soft spoken. Not afraid to cuss a lot. He cares deeply but he’s an outcast amongst everyone which makes him prickly and sour most the time. Wants nothing more than to rise to the highest rank of his race. To protect his world.
He's serious and badass. Kind of creepy. Snarky and he has this whole other side that he does his best to hide because it's the side of him that loves and his people don't believe in love, they see it as a weakness.

Other:
Has a small dragon companion. The dragon’s name is Flint or Flintly. It was a baby when he saved it. They’ve bonded. He takes care of it. It’s adorable. He glares death glares at anyone who calls it adorable, however.

Gets along better with animals and the like than people.

His race does not love, the only love they show is when they’re born and given their true name, but he does.


Tada! And there you have Raze. I know as writer's we aren't supposed to have favorite characters (it's like choosing favorite children or CATS!) but um... Raze is one of my very favorite characters. Poor dude's got a lot going on, though. *sigh*

Here's my Pinterest board for this novel (now named The Forgotten Name) if you wants to check it out. Warning, I don't use Pinterest a ton so there's probs just a lot of random stuff on the board (I don't even completely remember!)

Tell me, can you picture Raze from my (possibly too wordy, I like to carry on you know) description of him? Thoughts? Do you too wish you had a tiny dragon companion and so you give one to your favorite character??????

Monday, June 13, 2016

Review: You Know Me Well by Nina LaCour & David Levithan

Song Of The Moment (Book Theme Song)- Die Young by Kesha

27158835You Know Me Well
by Nina LaCour & David Levithan
Release date: June 7th 2016
Format: Hardcover
Genre: YA Contemporary
Goodreads Link

Who knows you well? Your best friend? Your boyfriend or girlfriend? A stranger you meet on a crazy night? No one, really?
Mark and Kate have sat next to each other for an entire year, but have never spoken. For whatever reason, their paths outside of class have never crossed.
That is, until Kate spots Mark miles away from home, out in the city for a wild, unexpected night. Kate is lost, having just run away from a chance to finally meet the girl she has been in love with from afar. Mark, meanwhile, is in love with his best friend Ryan, who may or may not feel the same way.
When Kate and Mark meet up, little do they know how important they will become to each other—and how, in a very short time, they will know each other better than any of the people who are supposed to know them more.
Told in alternating points of view by Nina LaCour and David Levithan, You Know Me Well is a story about navigating the joys and heartaches of first love, one truth at a time. 


My Rating:




Review:

I'm a sucker for three things: 1. YA Contemporaries. 2. YA contemporaries that take place over a short amount of time. And 3. Books David Levithan co-wrote -- I say co-wrote only because I think I've only actually one book just by him alone while I've read I think everything he co-wrote? --Anyway, unimportant. Obviously, though, I had to pick this one up right away considering it falls into all three categories.

You Know Me Well takes place over the course of week, more specifically pride week in San Fransico. For one thing, I was under the impression that this book took place in just one night which, I was a tad disappointed when that wasn't the case, but it's still a short period of time in which the authors do an amazing job of making the story and the character's journies feel very natural which is kind of hit and miss with novels that take place in such a short amount of time. We open on Pride week, on a Saturday, Mark and his best friend Ryan (who he's in love with and has been casually hooking up with) snuck out to this bar Happy Happy. Mark is desperately in love with Ryan who's not out and is keeping them a secret. Mark knows it's more than just messing around between them but he also knows Ryan's not ready to be out. Mark ends up dancing practically naked on the bar and that's when he see Katie. Katie's out, a senior and is supposed to be meeting her dream girl that night only she's terrified to finally meet her and ends up at the bar with Mark instead. This starts their whirlwind friendship and a crazy week of growing up and coming to terms with your future and yourself.

First things first, I may have started this book at midnight the night it came out and been up till 4:30 finishing it... So you know that probably says something about this novel. Like, that I really liked it and it's really quite good. =)

This is a really fun, fast-paced contemporary novel. It alternates chapters between Mark and Katie and Mark's were probably my favorite but I loved both characters and seeing both their stories play out. I probably felt a little more for Mark's side of the story and it broke my heart a little because I grew to love him so much and I wanted him to be happy. I mean it's not really in a bad way, my heart broke for him because all he wanted wasn't really panning out for him. I did love the idea of Katie and Violet who were both kind of in love with each other before ever meeting. It never felt like insta-love with I appreciated and, though I maybe would've wanted a little more from their budding relationship, it was kind of perfect the way it was. It was just so much of a beginning and this new thing that was fun to read. The best relationship though had to be between Mark and Katie. And then the WRITING I could go on and on about it but I mean, you know who the authors are, obviously the writing is very amazing.

A few of my favorite things:

The friendship between Mark and Katie. They've been in class together for months and have barely even spoken but with one little question they become best friends and it was just amazing and I loved it so much. I thought their friendship was written so well and they're there for each other through this crazy week where both their lives are basically falling apart in one way or another and changing in terrifying ways as Mark has to finally confront his feelings for Ryan when Ryan hooks up with someone else and Katie has graduation looming up before her and the urge to run away from everything. And they just form what feels like this epic, undying friendship right away and I LOVED that.

They have this crazy night, right? When they first become friends. And it starts with them making up an epic story that they're going to use to lie to their friends so their friends think they had some amazing night. Only, then they do go and have this amazing night. And they make this deal not to tell their friends (because Mark and Ryan are in this weird place and Katie is growing apart from her best friend, Lehna, who's pissed because she set Katie up with what was supposed to be the girl of Katie's dream and Katie ran away) unless they outright ask what happened. And you go through most the book not knowing exactly what happened that night and I really loved that. It's this little mystery and this secret between them that just shows their amazing friendship.

Characters: You Know Me Well is one of those books that has nothing but amazing characters. It's such a short book and there's quite a few side characters and characters who only pop up a little here and there but they were still all so well fleshed out and amazing. Katie and Mark are obviously the best. But I LOVED Violet and Quinn and the photographer who in one way or another kind of orchestrated most the story. I didn't love Ryan but I mean, I don't think you're supposed to because it's so complicated between Mark and him and Mark is so confused and hurt and everything. But Ryan did have his own little story that added to the novel. And I loved how nothing felt cliche when it came to any of the characters or any part of the story, it just all felt very real.

OVERALL: I LOVED this book. I'm sure there were flaws but no big ones I saw or that hindered my enjoyment of the novel. I probably would've liked a little more from the romantic relationships but I loved that, while those were a big focus, the biggest part was Mark and Katie and them becoming friends in an instant and helping each other. But I mean, I flew through the book, I loved the characters and the writing and the story, so overall I highly reccomend it!


Would I Recommend This? YES!
Who To? YA contemporary fans, of course.
Will I read more from this author(s)? Of course.

Friday, June 3, 2016

On Repeat May 2016 + Monthly Recap

Whooooo....lives in a pineapple under the sea... Er. Who hasn't be blogging yes it was me? (did that work as well as I thought it did?)



This has been updated to not only be my monthly music post wherein I share what I've had on repeat recently but also my monthly update/wrap up!


Music! What have I been listening to? My Ren & Farrah playlist (which is the novel I've been revising) has a lot of All Time Low and Owl City and...Disney songs... And then a friend of mine gave me an obsession with Adam Lambert and I've been listening to him nonstop a little. Um... I went on a small country kick for a bit this month and also a lot of instrumental fantasy stuff while I was revising... That's really it, I haven't been as jumpy this month!

May On Repeat:





This is just going be a short update because I haven't even been blogging and... I don't miss it. That sounds bad but I mean this in a good way. Because I am feeling...just like having fun. I feel like writing fun posts and posting them when I can and just being really relaxed and having fun which is good! Because the point of my almost sort of hiatus thing is to not stress and not start hating blogging because I'm forcing myself to do it when I don't want to. Does this sound bad? It's not meant to!

I'm considering joining in on memes again. Mainly because doing memes is what made me fall in love with blogging in the first place and they're fun and who knows, maybe it will help me feel like blogging again! So yes, that is something I will probably be doing.

Life! What is life? How are we half way through the year??? What is even going on??? I don't know. Um. Life wise. Everything has still been busy and I don't know where this has come from and it's driving me nuts. I have an insane schedule to keep to be able to do camp NaNo in July (which all you lovelies should join me for Camp NaNo in July! Dooooo it! I'm looking at you!) and yeah.





These are my cats. The one pretending to be a human and the sleeping on a table is Mojo. The one being very adorable and posing nicely is Sparky. Just proving I'm already a crazy cat lady at the age of 20.


I've been editing and revising and I have SO MUCH to work on! Not so much with this novel, at the moment I am confident about where it's at, but so many other things! I got new plot bunnies that are killing me because I want to write them so bad and currently I have like 6 novels I want to write for camp?? Which...is too much. Too much.

I dyed my hair! I cut most of it off actually and then dyed it. I've been considering going with super short hair for a while now and like the back is like not even an inch long now while the front still has some length and I love it so much. Anyways! It's PURPLE! Which was kind of an impulsive decision as I'd been debating whether I wanted to do black or blue or red or pink and then...PURPLE happened. There is a little pink, I did two streaks of pink under the purple. And it's so nice to not be blonde anymore! I was blonde with bright streaks of a rainbow of colors for like six months and I missed having darker hair! And this is actually the first time my whole head has been an unnatrual color! And I love my hair basically. I have a hair obession.




Books! Let's talk books. Um, I still haven't been reading a ton because LIFE and writing which is sad but I'm trying to get a good schedule going so I have time for reading because I really get quite upset and distressed when I have no time for reading. =( I've been reading the Red Rising Trilogy (finally!) because my brother read it and insisted I read it and ohmygod those books are amazing and intense and yes. Of course, my brother is a pain so he hasn't finished the third meaning I can't read it yet and *sigh*. Besides that...I really don't even know what I've been reading recently... I need more time in a day okay!?!

Anyway, enough about me.


What do you currently have on repeat!?! Tell me what you've been up to this month!?! Can I convince you to join me in Camp NaNo for July?!?Leave me super long comments and I'll love you fooooorever. What have you read recently that you absolutely LOVED???