First of all, please note that the deadline for my first writing invitation is tonight at 11:59 PM EST. Tomorrow, I will be posting a new invitation, regardless of if I receive entries. Even if you have just a little time to write something up, don’t be afraid to send it in to me! I’d really love to have somebody’s work to post, and I’m really excited to get in contact with you guys.
Anyway, I’m looking forward to a very busy semester. I start my last three at GRCC next week, and then it’s off to Grand Valley. I’ve also realized that maybe I should’ve spent more time applying for scholarships, but I think that late is still better then never. Even though I am going to be swamped, I still look forward to sharing my thoughts here with all of you, and I promise that I will try to post something of relevance at least once a week, but please forgive me if I slip up. This blog is really important to me for a lot of reasons, so I am going to put as much effort into this as my priorities allow.
To top it all off, I’ve realized that I really need to start reading more. I started several books last year, but left several unfinished. In the hopes of making my feel more accountable for my reading, I figured I’d list my goal books here. I know that my list is going to seem miniscule compared to some of yours, but I know that I need to set reasonable goals considering how much time I will actually be able to devote to my own things.
So, here’s my modest list:
Star Wars Trilogy -George Lucas (Isn’t the hardcover pretty?)
Shatter Me – Tehereh Mafi (I loved the beginning, and I’ve finally made my way into a section that I piqued my interest again.)
The Scorch Trials – James Dashner (I just love this series. Also, the Maze Runner movie was freaking awesome, if you were wondering.)
On my bookshelf:
A Great and Terrible Beauty – Libba Bray
Clariel – Garth Nix (Again, showing off my “fancy” signed copy. I might have to go through and reread the first three, but I remember that I couldn’t put them down.)
Lord of the Rings Trilogy – J.R.R. Tolkien (I finished The Hobbit over the summer, so I’m so excited to continue my adventures in Middle Earth.)
The Dark Is Rising sequence -Susan Cooper
Hollow City – Ransom Riggs (Waiting for it to come out in paperback so that it’s a bit easier on my wallet. It’s been really hard, since I loved Miss Peregrine’s House for Peculiar Children)
Etiquette & Espionage – Gail Carriger
All Our Yesterdays – Cristin Terill (Kate gave it some very high praise, so I’m pretty excited)
I feel like I should keep adding more, but I’m trying to set reasonable goals here. I think I’ll start with these and see what happens. I might write a post about some of the books I read in 2014 later, but only if you all won’t judge me because I think that’s seven books total. If you have any suggestions, let me know in the comments!