Nearer the beginning of May, there was some drama on twitter. It didn't get too bad, in my opinion because I've seen worse, however it did upset me because I've seen a lot of it in this year alone. On a reaction to that, I decided to create the "You Are Appreciated" project where bloggers/readers/authors can send me notes addressed to others and I'll put them on a card and make them all purdy.
"Let's Party?" That's vague, huh? I finished the projects that stressed me out for weeks. You might have noticed that I was gone this whole week [as in, I didn't get a chance to comment on your pretty, pretty blogs. Don't worry, I will today or tomorrow!] My week went as follows. Monday/Tuesday: massive cramming. Wednesday: Science/Religion unit tests. Thursday: big geography presentation [that I only did on Wednesday night.] Friday: Clarinet test. It's safe to say that I rocked everything. It should be impossible to do something the night before and get a good mark but when you have an energy drink, anything is possible.
Funny little story: Before my geography presentation, I was so nervous that I chugged an energy drink. While it made me giddy and worry-free, it also made me talk fast. I'm a naturally fast talker and I only get faster when I'm nervous. So imagine me nervous, fast talking and hopped up on an energy drink. I had to physically restrain myself from talking fast. This included tapping my foot, thinking about what I wanted to say and looking at the audience deliberately after every slide. [You have no idea how much I struggled doing that.] At least now I know never to do that again.
ReviewThe book gods smile down on me and I haven't even gotten all the ones I'm expecting yet. First off, from S&S, are Zeroes and Cold Iron. Seriously huge books! I hope I get a chance to finish them before they come out, haha.
Raincoast [Macmillan/Chronicle Books] is amazing. I was able to get Elena Vanishing [which is a beautiful book that must be read], A History of Glitter and Blood and Blood Will Tell. I also got the beauty that is Six of Crows. I also got the highly coveted, Truthwitch from the publisher!
Lemme tell you, a tiny blogger like me never thought she would make it this far.
Skyscape sent me a finished copy of End of Days. I finished it and really enjoyed it. The ending is fabulously cute and it's literally like Susan screams out, "the ship has sailed!" in an excited voice.
I also lucked out with Penguin. Getting Soundless made me flail a little. I'm actually surprised that there isn't MORE hype about this book. It sounds fantastic!
Edelweiss has been pretty good to me too! I haven't requested anything in over a month but I got approved [finally!] for Rook, Hotel Ruby, Diary of a Haunting and Suicide Notes From Beautiful Girls.
Macmillan also sent me eGalleys of Sweet, Joyride and Seriously Wicked. I've only read Sweet but it was excellent - like an amped up version of the Adipose Doctor Who episode.
I felt the urge to put that s because I very rarely enter giveaways [due to time] and a very rarely win them so to win two is like a miracle. The hosts were awesome about the prizes and I'm so stoked to have gotten an ARC of The Winner's Crime [thanks Lily!] and ACOTAR [thank you awesome people at Great Imaginations!]
Jenny Han had a signing where I live so obviously, I begged and was finally able to go. I bought P.S. I Still Love You prior and here's a picture of a display of these pretties [duh i bought one!] I also have a recap of this event, which will go up on Tuesday.