I'm Emma, a 20-something year old, coffee addict with a lot of hobbies to keep me busy. This blog is a bit of everything in my life because, quite frankly, if I do separate blogs (and I've tried) I don't get anything done. This is my book reviews, Day Zero Project tasks, coffee-induced ramblings and some crafty stuff all rolled into one. See my first post for more info.
When I'm not trying to fit this in my life I work in telephone sales to pay the bills (but would love to have my books published one day) and live with my husband plus one or ten animals.
If any publishers or authors would like me to review a book then pop me an email. And don't forget to check my review policy.
It's that time of year to sign up for the debut author challenge which Kristi over at The Story Sirenhosts. This is my first time actually doing a reading challenge publicly. I've got my own personal reading challenge, and reading challenges I've done by myself without publicly announcing it, just did it to see if I could. So here I am, signing up for it.
You can get all your info and how to sign up here.
Here's the list I'm trying to work through along with my many other books:
Being Billy My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece
The Lipstick Laws Paranormalcy
The Near Witch
Starcrossed Die for Me
The False Princess
The Latte Rebellion
XVI Across the Universe
The Iron Witch
Here Lies Bridget
Forsaken (The Demon Trappers)
The Iron King
My Soul to Take
Between Shades of Grey
Darkness Becomes Her
Other Words for Love
Where I Belong
Wake Unto Me
The Goddess Test
This is my Atom Love Post. I'm proving something, so go with it :).
Little, Brown have an imprint called Atom (I'm sure you all know that), and they're compiling a list of bloggers over in their Tower of Awesome Books. So while I was pondering if my blog was too new to be added, I glanced at me books and realised how much I really do love Atom books.
I'm missing my black Twilight series (don't judge me...I really liked the white covers (my husband already laughed in outrage at me)), the rest of my House of Night series and an Atom book at the bottom of one of my TBR piles. Can't remember what it is, I just see the Atom logo on it.
I knew I had read a lot of Atom books, with loads still in my TBR pile, I just didn't realise how many until I yanked them out to prove my love to the guys over at Atom. So what do you think, Atom peeps? Is my love big enough?
Think of My Week in Reading like Kristi's (The Story Siren) In My Mailbox...only what you've read this week instead of what books you've received for the week.
So I totally read this many books in the past three weeks:
Honest...I really did...you're not buying it, are you? I wouldn't either. However, you would think that with the time I've not posted about what I've read I'd more than caught up on my challenge, wouldn't you? Nope. This reading slump has taken a good hold AND NaNoWriMo is here too, so my challenge is struggling a bit.
Anyway, this is what I read:
Hunter Wild is training at the Helio-Ra Academy to be a vampire slayer only to find herself falling in love with one of the Drake vampires! Add some mysterious illness at the academy, Hel-Blar attacks and a traitor within, it's all getting a bit complicated. Imagine if Hunter's grandfather found out?!
Yes, that's right, one book read in all this time. Not even waiting 21 hours for the Harry Potter premiere (I met Ralph Fiennes so it was all worth it) had me catching up on some reading thanks to the heavy rain. Quite a pitiful state of affairs. I figured out before that at this rate I need to read 1.1 books a day to still complete my personal challenge.
Just a mini post. So...how's it going everyone? On target? Good, good. I'm not. Just look at the pitiful excuse for a word count over there *to the left*.
Last year I 'won' NaNo, but I won't deny that was with some padding out of certain scenes, like describing what every person in the room was wearing including the nurse who happened to pass by the door at that moment in time or having a whole conversation on the beauty of a good cup of tea (I hate tea by the way). The previous years I didn't win, but the unfinished novels were good, honest writing work and so I just wanted to get to the finish line just for one year. Now that I've done that, I'm back to where I started and that's behind on my word count. Again.
The novel idea I'm working on out of my idea notebook has potential. Or at least I feel like it has potential. I got so excited about writing it and what I could do with the characters but they're just not talking to me yet. Damn them! Don't they know it's rude to ignore their creator? At the minute it's feeling a bit forced and more like work than something I enjoy doing.
So yeah, that's where I am. Talk to me, where are you guys?