It's been a while! I haven't been posting a lot and I wanted to start posting more often than I have been, I'm sure you guys remember me saying that in another post once upon a time (months ago)! I've been doing a lot of stuff lately and I figured I would share!
So first off the number one thing I've been doing is reading. And I mean reading! It's been non-stop at least one book a day reading! There was a span of three days in a row where I read A Boy Worth Knowing, Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of The Universe and the third day I reread The Foxhole Court! And in-between all of these books I was doing school work, publishing and writing recaps on my Team Penske page, and reading some more!
I've been reading a little bit of poetry and every single short story I can find online! You know what they say, "If you're going to get anywhere in life, you need to read a lot of books!" I don't remember who said that I've just heard it a few times and I agree! There is no better feeling than the first time you read a book (or watch a race! But we aren't talking about racing) it's all new! I've also been writing in my time away. I know I know- What do you mean you've been writing? Why aren't you posting if you have been writing oh so much hm? Well, these things I've been writing aren't ready for the pubic eye, at least not yet. I haven't decided if I want to post a few things here and there or if I should wait and slap all my ideas into one big book. We'll see how that goes.
Guess what else I've been up to! I've been wasting sticky notes. It took me twelve sticky notes to make the picture above - including a few you didn't see because 1) I messed them up 2) they were for a picture I decided not to use.
That's about it actually... It feels like I've done so much more but I've spent so much of my time just reading and reading! The good news is some of those books on my '2018 book list' can be crossed off soon!
I hope you all had a wonderful February, let's get March started!
Random thought - why can't I use the strikethrough font on here (Weekly)? It would be helpful!
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(I've decided to bold the titles of the books I want to read so when I refer back to this list through out the year it'll be easier to find them!)
Every year I have a collection of books I want to read but I never get around to it. Whether it's because I don't rent them from the library or I simply don't have the money, the end result is always the same. This year I decided things would be a little bit different... I also figured sharing the books I want to read with the world would encourage me to actually read them so at the end of the year when you all start asking if I finished them I can proudly tell you I did!
The first book I want to read is actually a series. It's called the Raven Cycle by Maggie Stiefvater. I don't know much about it, just that a friend of mine said I would like it. It's a four book series. I currently own the first one and will be getting the others later this year.
I started reading Keys To The Kingdom by Garth Nix last year, and I have yet to finish the final three books. The series is seven books long and I'm currently in the middle of "Lady Friday" and waiting for the last two (Superior Saturday and Lord Sunday) in the mail.
One of my close friends Kayla sent me a book called Rebel Spirits which is about a girl who moves from Philadelphia to Gettysburg and she can see ghosts. I'm not very far into this one yet but the main character is looking into the murder of a Civil War soldier.
A Lite Too Bright by Sam Miller (lead singer of Paradise Fears) isn't set to come out until sometime in May, but I have it preordered!
Girl Online is a three book series by Zoe Sugg (Zoella on YouTube) who writes about a girl owning a blog. I have the first one and am waiting for the second one in the mail.
Note to Self by Connor Franta is kind of like a follow up to his first book, but I'm hoping I can read it and know what's going on. If not, then we'll add A Work In Progress to the list!
I found Turtles All The Way Down by John Green in a Target in the middle of No-Where Illinois, and I can't wait to read it! TATWD is about two girls trying to find a runaway criminal and split the money, the twist? The runaway is the dad of an old friend.
Deep Blue by Randy Wayne White. RWW's books mostly take place around a set of Islands in Florida, and it's fun to read them because I've been to a lot of the area. I can't wait to read about this one!
I'm ordering a bunch of these off Amazon as we speak, but a few won't get here until May. Human error on my part I clicked the fewer boxes option at checkout forgetting one of the books was on preorder! Anyways, I'm looking forward to crossing titles off this list and hopefully making a part two later in the year! I'll keep you all updated!
If you didn't guess by the title, this is my everything blog, where I write about... well everything! You get the idea. The only thing I don't write about here is NASCAR because I have a different blog for that.