In My Life
Driving lessons are going well and I passed my final theory test last week! This means once I clear my subjects and complete my extra auto transmission lesson, I’ll be able to book my driving test. If all goes well and there’s no sudden influx of test takers, I expect my driving test to be in two months. Other than that, I’m looking forward to Sarah J. Maas’s book signing this Friday. It’s very rare that international authors visit, so I’m sure that’s gonna be interesting to witness.
- Bluescreen (Mirador #1) by Dan Wells — 4/5 stars [audiobook]
- Throne of Glass (Throne of Glass #1) by Sarah J. Maas — 2/5 stars [ebook]
- The Final Empire (Mistborn #1) by Brandon Sanderson — 5/5 stars [paperback]
The most recent acquisitions actually arrived over the span of the previous four weeks or so. Since I’ve not noted them here before, I’m rounding them up all together: Radio Silence by Alice Oseman, Rebel of the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton, Stars Above by Marissa Meyer, and Thanks for the Trouble by Tommy Wallach.
On the Blog
It’s been months since I did up my last monthly recap. Since I’m not tracking my reading stats as actively this year, I’ve decided to stop posting these wrap-ups. Instead, I will include book hauls and feature the books I’ve read on a (mostly) weekly basis. As for updates of reading challenges, I have a page for that.
In case you missed it, I explained creative settings of a DSLR for book photography. I also included examples to show how aperture, shutter speed and ISO can be set for specific outcomes. Once again, I featured the newest YA book releases. I also recapped last month’s Bookish Scene: Project 52, showcasing some of my favourite photos. The current Project 52 theme is Twists & Turns.
While More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera is a work of science fiction, it reads like a cross with contemporary fiction. The morality of memory alteration combined with the struggles of being gay in the an intolerant environment gave a lot of food for food for thought. I’m really glad Hazel recommended it to me for Epic Recs. Perhaps my review might convince you to read it too.
Lyn Kaye says
Hooray driving tests! I remember doing mine, and I thought I was going to throw up when I was doing my student driving (we just take a paper test here and do so many hours of driving on the road) but I am so glad to have it out of the way. Good luck!
Emily @ Loony Literate says
Good luck on the driving!! Now that I can drive and actually have a car, I don’t know how I got around without one. SO USEFUL. Oh, and I really have to get my hands on a copy of Radio Silence. Actually, a lot of books. It’s only March and I already feel so behind!
Alexa S. says
Good luck with your driving test! (I actually have to do that here in the US. Meep.) And yay for seeing Sarah J. Maas! I hope that you have a fantastic time <3
Have fun at the SJM signing! And congrats on passing the theory test! I really need to take it myself XD
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Cait @ Paper Fury says
I haven’t ever attended a book signing! I kind of live in a smallish little hole of a town where no famous authors ever come. XD BUT! I only live 4hrs from a big city so maaaaybe one day I’ll get to one?! Hehe. Have fun meeting SJM!! :D
And you’re not tracking your reading?! ooh. Brave! :D Tracking my reading is like my favourite part, heeh. Ahem. But ohhh I didn’t realise More Happy Than Not was sort of sci-fi-ish. I’m not the BIGGEST fan of sci-fi/contemproary cross-overs? But I do want to try that one eventually. *nods*
I must sadly confess that I have never been to a book signing in years. I’ve always been busy or it wasn’t close by but I hope to go to one soon.
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Annika @ Hiding in Books says
Rebel of the Sands is so good! And I need to get my hands on Radio Silence. That’s a really nice haul!
Glad the driving lessons are going well :)
I wish I could go to book events but I live far away from everything at the moment ;)
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Congratulations on passing your driving theory test!! Have fun at the Sarah J. Maas signing too – I’ve only ever been to one signing (no authors visit my city either!), but it wasn’t the usual sort of signing. It was an event with Juno Dawson and Lisa Williamson – they were in conversation with each other, and there was then a signing. I really enjoyed it, but I was so awkward when I talked to them – I had no idea what to say! :D
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