Sundays In Bed With… is hosted by Kate at Midnight Book Girl. It’s time for us to share what we’re reading and other random life musings. Here are things I’m thinking about this week.
- I’m reading Lock & Mori. Finally. It is exactly the kind of book I love. I read about 50 pages last weekend, and I hope to read another couple chapters tonight.
- Camp Nanowrimo! This month, I joined a few writing friends at Camp Nanowrimo. It’s much like Nanowrimo, except more flexible. Instead of 50k new words, I am trying to revise a YA novel I’ve been working on for a few years. What I’m learning is that I have grown SO MUCH as a writer that what should have been a simple revision has turned into me rewriting every word.
- I need a time-turner. Seriously. The stress and overwhelm of life have been hitting me hard. I feel like I always have a commitment and rarely have time to do something just for me. I look forward to my morning commute because it’s the only time I have to simply be still. I know I’m not alone in this, but this week I’m going to contemplate actions I can take to fix it. My life does not look the way I want it to right now and I need to get myself on a path where it will.
- Even though I am already stressed about time, I went ahead and bought a PS4. I blogged about wanting one a few weeks ago, and I have followed through. I’m happy with my decision, although it does give me one more place where I want to throw time. I bought it Tuesday and so far I have been able to find about 3 hours, yesterday, to play my new game: Dragon Age Inquisition. At this rate, it will take me a year to beat the game, but I refuse to feel guilty about something that brings me joy.
Stacking the Shelves is hosted by Tynga’s Reviews.
Last week, I wasn’t able to post it, but I received a copy of Two Summers by Aimee Friedman from Scholastic.
It promises romance, summer, hard decisions, and… family secrets. A combination that makes me really excited to read it. I brought it to school, and the cover has already garnered attention from a few students who want to read it next! Thanks, Scholastic!
As for purchased, I’m always buying audiobooks! Even if I’m still in my Hamilton zone where I can’t stop listening to the soundtrack, I’m filling up my library for when things change:
- Seedfolks by Paul Fleischman – This was a daily deal that I picked up cheap over spring break. My nephew and I listened to it together as we played games.
- Riders by Veronica Rossi – This is a book I’m really excited about and I may actually abandon Hamilton for the 6 hours it will take me to listen to this on double speed.
- Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz. Not going to lie – I bought this because Lin Manual Miranda narrates.