My actual week was blah. It wasn’t like any one big huge horrible thing happened, but just a dozen little things that made me feel like the universe was conspiring against me this week. You know those weeks were everything seems to be so much harder than it should be? It was one of those. Plus, I’ve been feeling very much “What am I doing with my life???” recently. A ton of my friends have been getting big, great news on their future plans and such(friends accepted into grad schools, engagements, etc). I’m really happy for all of them, but now I feel like I’m still standing here, not sure what I’m doing or what I want.
My weekend, however, has been great. I’ve had a lot of downtime to unwind and got a chance to catch up with some friends, which is always nice. If it continues throughout today(*fingers crossed*) I think I’ll be much more prepared to tackle this coming week.
Monday I reviewed Dark Places by Gillian Flynn.
Tuesday I shared ten blogging confessions.
Wednesday I reviewed The Diviners by Libba Bray.
Thursday I confess that I often side-eye long books for a myriad of reasons.
Friday I reviewed Everything Leads to You by Nina LaCour.
White Cat by Holly Black
Behind the Scenes by Dahlia Adler
Last Night I Sang to the Monster by Benjamin Alire Saenz
Cultivating Curiosity @ So Obsessed With
A lovely read for all of us who love stories.
Things Non-Writers Say to YA Writers @ YA Highway
This post is great–mostly amusing with a few infuriating comments thrown in. Oh, what I may have to look forward to one day. . . (I’ve already gotten, after a very brief summary of a manuscript I had finished, a “Do you think teens really need to be reading about death?” from someone).
Arts and Crafts: Rainbow Rowell Wallpaper @ Novel Sounds
If you, like me, love Rainbow Rowell’s books, this might be right up your alley!
Bookish Blogging: Why This is Worth It(For Me) @ Oh, the Books!
I really love this thoughtful post from Asti, particularly because some of this is what I have been thinking about lately. I’ve definitely felt in a bit of a rut lately–not even a blogging rut, just a life rut, really, but it’s affected blogging too–and I’ve really begun thinking about why I keep blogging. Asti talks about taking time to reflect on what you do and that’s something I’ve been trying to add more of into my life.
When You Don’t Agree with Your Characters @ (Pub)lishing Crawl
Such a good reminder for writers who might sometimes worry about this(aka, me).
Question of the Week:
I’ve decided to add this to my weekly wrap-ups because it’s fun(from what I’ve seen in other places around the blogosphere) and it makes me feel slightly less self-indulgent. So this week’s question is. .
What’s the best kind of chocolate? (If you’re one of those rare people that don’t like chocolate, “none” is an option. But 75% dark chocolate is the proper answer. . . just so we’re all clear. :))