March 2014: thank god it’s over!
Noggin by John Corey Whaley
These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner
Gilt by Katherine Longshore
Time Between Us by Tamara Ireland Stone
Don’t Call Me Baby by Gwendolyn Heasley
The Art of Lainey by Paula Stokes
Royally Lost by Angie Stanton
Emma by Jane Austen
Book of the Month:
- Split Second by Kasie West ★★★★★
- Unteachable by Leah Raeder ★★★
- Elusion by Cheryl Klam, Claudia Gabel ★
- The Shadow Prince by Bree Despain ★★★
- Noggin by John Corey Whaley ★★★★
- Lady Thief by A.C. Gaughen ★★★★
- On the Fence by Kasie West ★★★★★
- Better Off Friends by Elizabeth Eulberg ★★★½
- The Trouble with Flirting by Claire LaZebnik ★★★★
- These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman, Meagan Spooner ★★★★
- Gilt by Katherine Longshore ★★★★
- Monthly Wrap-Up: February 2014
- Top Ten Popular Authors I’ve Never Read
- Music Match-Up #4: Adorkable by Sarra Manning
- Top Ten All Time Favorite Contemporary Books
- Book Nerd Problems #20: The Hype Train
- Book Haul #8: In Which the Book Buying Ban is Doing… All Right.
- Top Ten Books on My Spring 2014 TBR List
- Introducing FUZZLING FLICKS: Rubinrot / Ruby Red
- On Controversies and Misconceptions
- Game of Thrones. I just suddenly had the urge to watch the whole series again, so I did – 3 seasons in about three weeks. I regret nothing. I have so much love for this show. It’s finally gotten me to the point where I’ll be reading the books. (More on that later!)
- Pizza. I have to put this on here because I swear I had pizza at least every week this month, if not more so. I don’t know what it is. It’s so unhealthy make me stoooooop ;_______;
- Emma. Wahhhh I’m so obsessed right now. This was our book club pick for March, and, as you can see above, it was my book of the month. I just ADORED it, and right away watched all of Emma Approved and the BBC miniseries from 2009. More, gimme MORE! (Next up: Clueless and the 1996 movie version.) ALL OF THE SWOOOOOOOOOONS FOR KNIGHTLEY.
In Real Life
- This month started off with a bang! I saw Fall Out Boy in concert together with Daph. Beforehand we went to the bookstores and had a lovely dinner at Wagamama, and then there was the concert… The Pretty Reckless opened for them and they were pretty darn awesome, just what my angsty heart needs sometimes. But then Fall Out Boy. They were AMAZING. I love Save Rock and Roll so much – it’s one of my favorite albums of all time, for sure. I yelled and danced along to all the songs and just had a great time. Though they may sound-wise not be the BEST live, this was definitely the best concert experience I’ve had so far, because to me it was like one awesome party. I’d definitely go see them again if I had the chance.
- Sadly, that was the highest point of the month. Work has been killing me. It was all stress leading up to this event in Turkey that I was primarily in charge of organizing from our side and… ugh, it was a massive challenge to coordinate with so many people. Then at the last minute, all the products and materials we sent almost didn’t get through customs. Everyone here FREAKED out and came to me for answers, but I couldn’t really do anything because it was the mailroom that screwed up. It ended up all right, but it was so stressful. I cried at work TWICE this month. Ugh.
- Then my thesis also doubled the stress, because there’s this whole new system this year that they’re using. I had to race to provide some documents so that I could actually graduate this year, and I just found out that my co-reader left the university without telling me. I’m not amused. The communication at my university is SO BAD. Also my thesis deadline has moved up three months. *cries* I’m not amused.
- And finally, of course, the blogger drama.
- But I got accepted for BEA Press registration! So. You know. Silver linings. Or something.