In terms of break, March was FILLED WITH 'EM! I basically had two weeks off [thank you snow day, making it a five day weekend!] On my break, I didn't do much but I decided to try out doing a "Document Your Life." It was a lot of fun but I don't think I can be consistent with it, mostly since my days are very routine and no one wants to see a scenery shot of the same street thirty times over. But come summer? HECK YES.
*I put a FUN snippet of me rapping Satisfied from Hamilton if you're into that, at the end of the video below!*
How was your March?
Don't sigh but I don't necessarily *remember* the books I received since my last haul. It's going to be insane, I tell you. I feel like I'm going to miss a lot of the books but these are what I can remember! Plus, most of them come with pretty pictures since I've been getting more and more into my bookstagramming LYFE. All of these books came from the publishers unless otherwise stated. I'm going to say a general thank you right now because otherwise I'll just be repeating myself. I am so grateful, constantly grateful for publishers considering me <3
All from HMH kids! You are so great. These books are so gorgeous and I will admit, I haven't had a chance to read them yet, but I will and I will shout about them from the rooftops! I also received Speed of Life by J.M. Kelly but the photo for that one hasn't been posted yet - I'm saving it!
Everything except "Gated" is recent book mail. I don't know how "Gated" got thrown in the mix but oops! Square Root of Summer and Guile are from Macmillan, Down with the Shine is from Harper [I'm on the blog tour!] and Scarlet Epstein... is from Penguin. Also, Square Root of Summer is really tall and I love that so much.
I won Amy Tintera's giveaway for an ARC of her latest novel. She's also so nice - she signed it! Or was that part of the giveaway? I don't remember. Either way, it was a lovely surprise. I also wanted to show another picture of Down with the Shine because it is such a "Nova" cover. Not sure what that means - but it is! Lastly there is The Darkest Corners by Kara Thomas! The cover is so so gorgeous and there's so much mystery too. I am so excited to read that one. Plus, I did the photoshoot seconds ago, meaning if you're seeing it on the blog, you're seeing it for the first time. [I'm very happy with the results of this shoot, to be honest.]
Okay, I will say that I don't get as many ARCs as the large bloggers but when I do, it blows me away. Sometimes, just sometimes, I get lucky and the book Gods grace me with their presence. This, friends, is one of those times. I am so asdfghjkl; excited to read HEARTLESS by Marissa Meyer, my most anticipated of 2016! AND THAT COVER! It's shiny, like it almost looks too beautiful to be an uncorrected proof. LORD I AM EXCITED.
During March Break, I was able to go to downtown Toronto and do a little shopping. There's a discount bookstore so I got these three hardcovers for 18 dollars. One hardcover at retail price isn't even 18 dollars Canadian so I am SO EXCITED. I also want to go to Book Outlet but it's kinda far - one day!
Below are some Lush products I bought [because I obviously have no self control.] The thing on the right is a solid perfume - like a balm you rub on your wrists that smell nice. It doesn't really... work long-term but I love the smell. Vanilla is the best!
April is going pretty well. I have an exam on Tuesday and a piano one on Thursday. We've just started reading To Kill a Mockingbird in English class. I don't necessarily... like it [kind of confused that the narrator is a young child when a lot of the story deals with the grown ups] but I'm going to hold off the judgment until we get further in. Other than that, life is pretty good!