Monday’s Minutes + NaNoWriMo Update #4

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Monday’s Minutes is where I share what I’m reading and what I’m reading next.

WHAT I’M READING

The Jewel (The Lone City, #1)

The Jewel (The Lone City #1) by Amy Ewing. I’m only 2 chapters into this so far, so it’s still a little hard to tell what I think of it. I’ve read a lot of unfavorable reviews of this, so I’m not expecting much, but I still want to give it a try. Mostly because the cover is so pretty!

WHAT I’M READING NEXT

Suspicion

Suspicion by Alexandra Monir. I was approved for this from NetGalley and it expires early in December, so it will be my first post-NaNo read.

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NaNoWriMo Update

I had gotten ahead on my word count so I decided to give myself a day off. One day off turned into three days off and I had pretty much decided to give up. I didn’t go to a write-in because last time I went the people in charge spent the whole time on Google Hangout with someone who couldn’t make it due to weather and I only got two charms and it just didn’t seem worth the hassle. But yesterday I got a second wind and got over 4k words written so I am now just barely caught up to par. I’m going to try and power through and finish this thing up right!

What are you reading? And if you’re writing instead, how is it going?

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Monday’s Minutes + NaNoWriMo Update 2

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Monday’s Minutes is my weekly post where I share what I’m reading and what I’m reading next. Since I’m participating in NaNoWriMo, I’m also using this for my NaNo update.

The Mime Order (The Bone Season, #2)

So, I’m still reading The Mime Order (Bone Season #2) by Samantha Shannon. I’m a little over half way through. It’s a long book and I haven’t had nearly as much time to read as I like. It took me a bit to get into it because it has been so long since I read the last book and it uses a lot of made up terms for things that took some time to get reacquainted with. But I’m into it now and am enjoying it.

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NaNoWriMo Update

My word count per day hasn’t been too consistent, but I’m currently on par. I went to another write-in Friday and got a few more charms and tags for my keychain for meeting word sprints.

charm 1 charm 2

Overall, though, my novel still doesn’t have much of a plot and is a big pile of rubbish. I’m kind of thinking of quitting, to be honest. But, we’ll see. I like getting free things, so I may still go to some write-ins for the charms. 🙂

Monday’s Minutes + NaNoWriMo Update

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Monday’s Minutes is where I share what I’m reading and what I’m reading next. I figured since this book may take me the whole month to get through, I’m going to use this as a Nano update, as well.

WHAT I’M READING/WHAT I’M READING NEXT

The Mime Order (The Bone Season, #2)

I got The Mime Order (The Bone Season #2) by Samantha Shannon through NetGalley. It’s long, has a unique world, and has tiny, unchangeable print size in my Nook since it’s a PDF, so it will probably take me quite awhile to finish it since I’m doing Nano. My original plan was to wait until December to read it, but I believe it’s scheduled to be archived on December 1st. I can’t figure out if that means it can’t be downloaded anymore or if it means you can’t provide feedback on it anymore, either. DOES ANYBODY KNOW THIS??? I have it for 47 more days before it expires on my Nook, so if I can still provide feedback after the archive date and not screw up my review ratio, that would be great.

NANOWRIMO UPDATE

If you don’t know, the goal is to write 50,000 words by the end of November. Over the weekend I wrote 4783 words! I went to my region’s kick off event and actually had a good time. I’m not really a very social person at all – especially when it involves being at a place I’ve never been with people I’ve never met. But it went ok! Our area leader made us each a little goody bag!

goodies

And my favorite thing was the keychain we got that we can win various charms to put on it throughout the month. For instance, we were each assigned a charm (I got a tree one time and glasses another) and we did a 15 minute word sprint where we had to incorporate that charm into our novel in any way. If we did, then we get the charm. (And we did another word sprint for a sticker).

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So overall, it was a successful opening weekend. I hope it continues!

What are you reading? And if you’re writing and not reading, how is NaNo going for you?

Monday’s Minutes

MM

Monday’s Minutes is my weekly post where I share what I’m reading and what I’m reading next.

WHAT I’M READING:

(Don't You) Forget About Me

(Don’t You) Forget About Me by Kate Karyus Quinn. I’ve only just started but so far it’s intriguing. The premise is interesting, if a little confusing, and I’m hoping things are better explained as the book goes on.

WHAT I’M READING NEXT

A Tap on the Window  Damsel Distressed  Rebel (Reboot, #2)  Enders (Starters, #2)

A Tap on the Window by Linwood Barclay, Damsel Distressed by Kelsey Macke, Rebel my Amy Tintera, Enders by Lissa Price. These are all books I currently have from the library. I’m not sure which I’m reading next. And since I’m planning on doing NaNoWriMo, I’m not sure I’ll get the chance to read all of them before they expire.

WHAT ARE YOU READING?

Monday’s Minutes

MM

Monday’s Minutes is my weekly post where I share what I’m reading and what I’m reading next.

WHAT I’M READING

Gone Girl

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn. I finally got to see the movie yesterday! It was good. There were obviously some differences between the book and the movie, but for the most part it was a pretty faithful adaption. I wanted to re-read the book before seeing the movie, but I only got about 3/4 way through, so I’m still finishing it up.

WHAT I’M READING NEXT

Something Strange and Deadly (Something Strange and Deadly, #1)

Something Strange and Deadly by Susan Dennard. I started this a little while ago and couldn’t get into it. I still have it another week from the library so I think I’m going to try it again.

What are you reading?

Monday’s Minutes

MM

Monday’s Minutes is my weekly post where I share what I’m reading and what I’m reading next.

WHAT I’M READING

Spark (Elemental, #2)

I didn’t want to start anything new since what I’m reading next comes out tomorrow, so I am re-reading Spark by Brigid Kemmerer. (Don’t let the covers for this series put you off. They’re very unfortunate.)

WHAT I’M READING NEXT

Unmade (The Lynburn Legacy, #3)

Unmade (The Lynburn Legacy #3) comes out tomorrow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I love this series so much and I’m so excited to read this. *Please, Please, Please end well!!!*

WHAT ARE YOU READING?

Monday’s Minutes

MM

Monday’s Minutes is my (sporadically) weekly post where I share what I’m reading and what I’m reading next.

WHAT I’M READING

Maybe Someday

Ok, blogosphere. I’m finally reading some Colleen Hoover. Maybe Someday finally became available at the library so I’m ready to see what all the fuss is about!

WHAT I’M READING NEXT

Of Poseidon (The Syrena Legacy, #1)

Of Poseidon by Anna Banks. I started this before I became incredibly distracted by Dangerous Girls and Dangerous Boys. It hadn’t completely captured me yet, so I’m going to read Maybe Someday first.

WHAT ARE YOU READING?