I’ve been adding a weird hodgepodge of books together recently, and I’ve got enough now to make a new book haul interesting. Enjoy this mash up of history nonfiction and YA!
I thought I could do a little book haul for this week, but it turns out I’ve acquired a looooot more books than I originally thought. Also, at the end there is a little life update for you guys about my most recent crazy life adventures and why I’ve got a new background to my videos. Remember to leave a comment and tell me what to read next!
Some Betwixt the Books content for this week ABOUT writing, and how it is hard. Michaela and I are trying to support each other to keep writing, and we just recently bought some books to help aid us in that struggle. We also talk about our different creative processes, our struggles with editing and how to best tackle these issues together! We’re also in our pjs. We had a day off. Fight us.
Hey guys! Really fast post from on on the road, actually. And really, you guys know how this works by now!
- Michaela’s Monday Musing: I got a job!
- Gretchen’s From the Notebook: Giveaway Winner and Hiatus Annoucement
- Gretchen’s Worth It Wednesday: The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare
- Michaela’s #girlgamer: What I’ve Been Playing
Thesis Thursdays is a weekly(ish) feature where I rant, love and talk about young adult books I’m reading because I’m conning my college into thinking this is all for academia! Find out more here!
Can’t say that I have too much to say today because GUESS WHO IS WRITING THIS SECOND CHAPTER THIS WEEKEND? Me. The answer is me. If it is also you, then I am confused.
After last week’s Sources Book Haul, I only have one more resource to add to the pile (in book for, anyways). This book was given to me by another one of my professors when I tried to explain my jumble of ideas, and it sounds like exactly what I needed: canonical and important. The book is The Culture Industry by Theodor Adorno, and it’s all about mass market culture and art.
Guess how that applies to young adult book covers. Guess. I’m sure it’s really hard.
I’ve also complied a shitton of data from the YALSA top ten lists since 2010 about cover art, and read articles and theses up the whazoo. Once I get this book done, I have no more excuses. I need a draft before spring break.
In lieu of anything else, I’m going to share my initial whiteboard thoughts with you guys, to see if y’all agree. What am I missing? Am I off base? SOUND OFF!
Happy last day of February everybody! Today I am bringing you my monthly reading wrap up, since this just happened to fall so nicely. I read a lot more than I thought in February, though a lot of it was for school. Okay, 11 isn’t usually a huge number for me but considering what I’ve been working through, it feels like a lot. And, yes, some of the books for school I didn’t read in full, but … I’m counting them. Fight me. Hopefully in March I’ll have some more entertaining books to read. Please, for the love of all that’s chocolate.
Monthly PopSugar update: I only ticked off two new categories this month, sadly – book with a blue cover and book about a culture you’re unfamiliar with. 8/40 complete!
Links mentioned in post:
- Bibliomancy for Beginners: The Falconer by Elizabeth May
- Re-Review: The Falconer by Elizabeth May
- Review: After: 19 Stories of Apocalypse and Dystopia edited by Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling
- Bibliomancy for Beginners – Imbibliomancy: Queen of the Tearling by Erika Johansen
- Review: Choosing My Religion by Stephen J. Dubner
- Back to School Book Haul
- Betwixt the Books Review: Gracekeepers by Kirsty Logan
Welcome to another weekly wrap up! While our blog content was, of course, impressive our reads this week … were not so much. Michaela is working hard at Barnes and Noble now, and I’ve got school, so she’s down to my reading level. Ha! As long as it doesn’t impact blog content, right? Without further ado, here we go!
- Gretchen’s From the Notebook Discussion: Where is the YA for Boys?
- Michaela’s Monday Musing on Unhauling