This week, I finished:
- The Worst Witch by Jill Murphy (children’s lit, chapter book) – super cute and not as dark as the movie
- Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon (YA) – started out strong but the ending annoyed me so so so so so so so much
- Awkward by Svetlana Chmakova (middle grade, graphic novel) – extra super cute with the best newspaper reporter ever
- As If!: The Oral History of Clueless… by Jen Chaney (adult, non-fiction) – FINALLY.
- The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake by Aimee Bender (adult) – this one will stay with me for a while, in a good way
That puts my total books read for the month at 13. I am back in business, y’all. The school year has finally gotten its foot off my neck.
Other books read this month:
- Till You Hear from Me by Pearl Cleage (adult, audiobook)
- Ghetto Cowboy by G. Neri (middle grade)
- Gone Crazy in Alabama by Rita Williams-Garcia (middle grade)
- Red: A Crayon’s Story by Michael Hall (children’s picture book)
- The Birthday Ball by Lois Lowry (middle grade, audiobook)
- I Love You, I Hate You, Get Lost by Ellen Conford (YA, short stories)
- The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron (adult non-fiction, self-help)
- Creating Unforgettable Characters by Linda Seger (adult non-fiction)
This month, I posted:
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I did get a bunch of posts written (11 total!), three of which haven’t even gone live as I’m writing this. Hint: this is one of the three. So I’m calling it a success, especially since my goal was to, you know, just write something. Success!
Typically, I would say what I have started reading, but November is NaNoWriMo. I had decided when I finished up The Artist’s Way that I was going to participate by using the month to write a script, which, obviously, is not a novel but a different type of writing challenge. Apparently, there used to be a thing called Script Frenzy that ran concurrent to NaNo, but NaNo stopped supporting it. However! There is now a thing called Zero Draft Thirty for screenwriting, so I am doing that.
So that’s a really long-winded way of saying that I’m probably not going to update during November because I’ll be participating in Zero Draft Thirty, which means I have no idea what I’ll actually start and finish. But! Here’s what I have out from the library:
- Dumplin’ by Julie Murphy
- Monster: A Graphic Novel by Guy Sims (an adaptation of Walter Dean Myers’ book)
- The Sword of Summer by Rick Riordan
Not to mention Winter by Marissa Meyer also comes out this month.
Of course, I have no idea where my reading whim and fancy will take me throughout the month. But I do look forward to finding out.
Anybody else participating in any of the month’s writing challenges? If so, I’d love to hear which ones!