In My Life
It’s Almost March Already
My last wrap-up went up weeks ago and it already is the end of February. The days themselves seem to drag on while the weeks are going by in a snap. Lots has happened during this time but amidst all that busyness, I’ve hardly taken stock of everything. I expect things to slow down a little in a week or two. Can’t wait for then.
I’ve finally decided to be more proactive about unhauling books I didn’t like, am no longer interested in or own multiple copies off. So far I’ve sold the Chaos Walking trilogy. I’m hoping others will show interest soon for the other books.
Guest Post on Singlehood in YA Fiction at Thoughts and Afterthoughts
Joey ran a series of Valentines-themed posts and I had the pleasure of contributing. I wrote about the importance of representing single characters in YA books. Romance is so commonplace in YA fiction, that it’s easy to forget that many teens don’t date or get into romantic relationships until they’re older. That’s why I felt compelled to speak up about the need to also portray characters who relish the single life.
On the Blog
Last weekend I took part in the annual Love-A-Thon which saw me compose book spine poetry with my sister. Naturally, I took part on Instagram as well. I’m also ecstatic that I was the international winner among Instagram participants and will receive a stack of books as my prize.
Synopses that over-promise and build false expectations tend to stand in the way of my enjoyment of books. The latest example of this is Assassin’s Heart by Sarah Ahiers. There’s so much untapped potential, though I did like the premise. If only more had been done to build it up.
Lately audiobooks have become my go-to formats. That’s why I grabbed the Audible daily deal of Maybe in Another Life by Taylor Jenkins Reid. I’m so glad that I did because that book was a lot of fun to listen to. It also indulged in the question, “What if?” very well.
Around the Blogosphere
I’ve missed out on so much this February, that I decided to link up again starting next week. Meanwhile, here are a couple of bloggers you may refer to for wrap-ups.
- Briana @ Pages Unbound: Interesting Posts of the Week — Feb 14, 2016 and Feb 21, 2016
- Mishma @ Chasing Fairytales: Fairytales Report — Feb 14, 2016 and Feb 28, 2016