Hello my bookish lovelies! Instead of a Feral Friday I am writing to you to inform that world that I am doing Nanowrimo this year!
I thought about keeping this post as a Feral Friday because I will most certainly be feral by the end of the month. I have done Nano once before and while I finished it I wouldn’t call the experience a success. I didn’t keep up a steady pace to my word count and I ended up taking about 5 days of doing nothing else but writing and smashing out over 30,000 words. I was a disgusting creature by the end of it let me tell you. I was really proud of myself though.
Now thing year I hope to do it a bit differently. I want to try planning more of my structure and story and sticking to a set amount of words per day/week. I didn’t like most of what I wrote at the end of the last one but I hope with having more of a plan and not just doing a whole bunch at once I will end up with something I can work on at a later time to create something I am proud of.
I think I will try and give weekly updates so I can keep myself accountable and so I can better see my progress, what I am good at and where I need to put more work.
I of course want to know if any of you are doing NaNoWriMo this year! Link me to your pages and I will give you an add. We can cheer each other on! Gods knows I will need it.
Till Next Time. . .
And its all over! I am really happy with how it went! I nearly participated in all the challenges and this is one of my best page results for this read-a-thon! I had an amazing time and would really like to know how you all did so link me to your wrap up!
Total Pages Read: 733
1. Which hour was most daunting for you?
Hours 9 and 10 for sure. I actually crashed for about 2-3 hours after hour 10.
2. Tell us ALLLLL the books you read!
3. Which books would you recommend to other Read-a-thoners?
I really loved The Rest of us Just Live Here. It was such an easy read and I did enjoy myself even if it wasn’t your standard fantasy.
4. What’s a really rad thing we could do during the next Read-a-thon that would make you happy?
I think I enjoyed the old structure for the read-a-thon, but in saying that I did like the more relaxed way of the mini challenges.
5. How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? Would you be interested in volunteering to help organize and prep?
I will definitely will participate again. I want to be active in other ways as well but I need to decide things like that closer to the actual event.
Till Next Time. . .
Last second unscheduled post for you guys! I have deiced to do Dewey’s 24 hour read-a-thon, so you will be getting a few unexpected posts.
Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon is an event that goes for 24 hours and everyone all around the world starts at the same time. This time the event is taking place on the 20th of October.
If you would like to sign up go ahead and do that here, and for times check them out here.
Now just like last time, this event starts at 10pm. I woke up at 9:30 because it got too hot for me to keep sleeping and I meant to have a nap but that didn’t happen of course. I will probably crash early.
The books I would like to read are:
I will probably do some updates on my instagram as well so be sure to check me out over there as well
For those of you who have been reading my blogs for awhile know that I have been to BWF before and have really enjoyed the weekend I spent listening and being immersed in the talks all the authors give. This year was no exception other than the fact that I sadly could only attend two sessions on just one day because life just didn’t line up.
Veronica Roth was the big draw for me this year. If the name for some reason the name doesn’t ring a bell she is the author of the widely popular Divergent series which I loved for the most part, and also the Carve the Mark Duology which I am sadly contemplating DNFing because I am not getting into it. I really wanted to get them all signed though so I gathered up all my books and put them in a bag I hoped and prayed that the rain would stay away long enough for me to get to the venue as it poured down about 5 minutes before I had to go.
I was also praying that there would be a few no shows for the event so that I could even get in to listen to her talk as I had missed out on the free tickets. I was originally planning to go to her evening cosplay event on the 6th after work, but I ended up having to clean for a house inspection on the 7th so I had to miss that and just go with the free event on the 8th. Luckily for me there were a few no shows so I could go in and sit down and listen to the talk, which was amazing and funny, but unluckily for me not so many no shows that there was enough time after for her to sign more than one of everyones books. While I was sad that I couldn’t get everything signed and that I had lugged all of the books with me for no reason, Divergent is the one I care about the most and I got it signed and I am really happy with that. I had a chat with her about how she held a baby echidna and you can see the joy about the discussion on our faces.
Veronica had another author on her panel, Cally black. While I had never heard of her before, I left with one of her books signed. I really enjoyed listening to what she had to say and she really helped make the panel so enjoyable I just had to pick up the book and get it signed. I hope I enjoy it as much as enjoyed listening to her talk and the adorable cupcake counterpart.
After this panel I stayed for the Alison Goodman panel, and she is the author of Eon and Eona and the Lady Helen trilogy. Eon and Eona have been on my TBR for ages and I was really looking forward to buying them both and getting them signed but of course the book booth wasn’t selling matching copies of the books so I couldn’t have that. I ended up getting the first two Lady Helen books because she talked about the series on the panel and it sounded like something I would be interested in. I am so annoyed though that the last one is not out and it wont be signed like the rest of the them. I have so many signed books, but I don’t think I have a completed set signed. There is always generally one book that doesn’t get signed and I just have to sit here and wait for the author to maybe one day come back. . . I am super happy about what I do get signed though.
So after that I decided that was enough day for me, I had spent way more money than I wanted to by this point and the amount of heavy books that I had to walk home with was already a bit much before I left the house, and I had now added three more to the pile. The weather gods were smiling down on me though because 10 minutes after I got home, it started pouring down again, and I managed to go out and back without having to hide from the rain with my books.
Till Next Time. . .