Some typical things: eating, sleeping, blogging, complaining about grades, crying over my "failed tests" [getting a 92] and using my phone for bad purposes. No, I do not play Plants Versus Zombies 2 during all my classes.
Yes, I totally had to scratch my head to think of the cool stuff I did this month. For one, I was inspired by Jessi @ Novel Heartbeat to make a collage out of swag. We went to Home Outfitters so I could buy a blank picture frame.
Also, I need to rant.All month, this kid in my science class makes really stupid comments at everything I do. I ask the teacher a question and he goes, "you aren't always right!" I talk to my friend and my teacher gets annoyed and he goes, "thank the f* lord, I thought she would never shut up." I wish people would just mind their own business and not make stupid comments when it's uncalled for.
And now, to end with Nova's funny story of the month because happy things. This time, I have two.
1) I was in the library yesterday with my friends and the librarian was like, "oh it's the hooligans again!" because we're always in the same spot at the same time. She's joking, of course. So I say, in my naturally sarcastic voice, "I love books. I read all the time." She calls me a liar and imagine her surprise when I start talking.
Her: what books do you read?
Me: can you give me examples because there are too many.
Her: Uglies by Dan Wells?
Me: You mean Scott Westerfeld? Uglies was okay but I picked up Afterworlds and that was a trainwreck.
Her: [surprised] What about that new one... The Red Queen?
Me: LOVED it! Plot twist at the end was amazing. I got to read it early too [explain about ARCs...]
Her: And there's one my kids are talking about. Snow Like...?
Me: Ashes? Snow like Ashes? That was is a definite recommendation and the author is such a sweetheart.
Her: How do you know the author?
Me: [smiling at this point] [Explain the whole blogger thing] I was really lucky to host her release day twitter party with a good friend [*cough* Nikki]
And now... she's guilt tripping me to go to the book club that meets once a month. I kind of don't want to go because I've never gone before but I think I will because why not?
Also, my friends during this conversation were like, "How does this girl know so much about books?"
2) The scene is after band practice in the music room. The band teacher is also my music teacher.
Me: But sir! I have a 93% in your class. Can't we bump it to a 95?
Him: Work hard for it.
Me: [someone is playing black widow on the xylophone] Do you know this song?
Him: [starts singing some old song]
Me: Is your age in triple digits?
Him: Your 93 just went to a 89.
Me: Your favorite book, The Chrysalids. Yeah, it sucks. [He was also my English teacher.]
Me: You dress badly. [walks out the door]
Me: [comes back in] Really badly. [runs away]
And I don't know what happened after but I for one thought it was hilarious. And if you were wondering, yes, I do talk to my teachers like this. But only because I know them well enough to know that they aren't going to kill me.
I don't recommend trying this with just any teacher - you have to know their personality enough to know you won't get in trouble.
|I lost the shots of the other S&S books unfortunately.|
Something insanely cool happened. I got my first unsolicited book. Well, I'm getting my first. It hasn't come yet but I got the email! I don't want to talk about it yet because it hasn't come but when it does - all the squeals.
This month, I was lucky to get Galgorithm, Last Year's Mistake and Most Likely to Succeed from Simon and Schuster. They have a list where you pick your top three and they send you one. Imagine my surprise when I received all three!
I also got The Revenge Playbook [which was fantastic!] so thank you Harper.
Lastly, I was able to get a review copy of 5 to 1 so thank you so much Random House.
I was able to get The Evolution of Mara Dyer ande The Kiss of Decption from the library. I'm doing my best with the whole juggling thing but I really should not be borrowing books.
For those who might not know, before April, the last time I bought a book was in... September? So yes, I did break my ban for these two beauties! Here are the Goodreads pages to Hollow City and Blue Lily, Lily Blue.
I bought Hollow City because of the price [25% off] and Blue Lily... because it's signed by Maggie! It's the ONLY copy in the store that's signed so I had to!
Also, I won a giveaway from the k8chat and got a copy of The Kingdom Within so thank you so much for that.
Let's keep this closing short since my recap was insanely long. I hope you had an amazing April. If you didn't, let's hope May will be better. What did you do this month? Funny stories?