In My Life
My senior year of high school started this month. It is going well, but that doesn’t mean that I don’t wish it was still summer. So far, I am enjoying all of my classes, especially AP Art History and ceramics.
On This Blog
I had eleven posts this month. I wish that I had more—honestly I had other post ideas, I just didn’t write them—but adjusting to school took most of my time.
Top Ten Tuesdays:
- Books I’d Buy This Second If I Had a Fully Loaded Gift Card
- Topics That Will Make Me Not Pick Up a Book
- Books I Have Owned for a While That I Haven’t Read
- Parts of High School I Wish YA Authors Talked About More
In Reading and Reviewing
I have no time to read in class anymore! Last year, a lot of my classes focused on classwork, so I would finish early and have time to read, but that is not the case this year. While I am happy to have less boring classwork, this means that I only read three books this month.
I DNF-ed The Demon King halfway through because I just did not care about the story. Then I read Symptoms of Being Human and started rereading the Gemma Doyle trilogy. I also caught up on some book reviews this month.
- Ruin and Rising (Grisha #3) by Leigh Bardugo — 4/5 stars (review)
- The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson — 5/5 stars (review)
- Symptoms of Being Human by Jeff Garvin — 3/5 stars (review)
- A Great and Terrible Beauty (Gemma Doyle #1) by Libba Bray — 4/5 stars (review to come)
- Rebel Angels (Gemma Doyle #2) by Libba Bray — 4/5 stars (review to come)
This was a conflicted month for writing. In the week I had before school started, I wrote 10,000 words, bringing my total for my current draft (and my total for how many words I wrote this summer) to 62,000 words. Unfortunately, school started and I literally have not touched my WIP since them. I did publish a poem—Page One—at least.
Right now, all of my writing energy is going toward trying to get my Common Application essay done for college apps. I have written a ton of drafts, none that I like very much, but hopefully everything will come together in September. (And then I get to work on supplemental essays…yay.)
How was your August? If you’re a student, have you gone back to school yet? What are you planning on reading in September?