Happy Sunday, bibliophiles! I hope this week has treated you well.
I suppose this week hasn’t been terribly eventful. I’ve been able to read and draw more often, and I’ve been learning an unexpectedly challenging song on guitar (it’s “Held” by Smog if you’re interested—who knew that 4 chords could be so infuriating) Aside from a weird dream that I had yesterday (and waking up at midnight to screeching foxes in the backyard—welcome to Colorado 😀) that threw me off, I’d say it’s been a nice, peaceful week, one where I could soak up some more summer.
Reading-wise, I’d say it’s been a solid week. I started off with a fantastic book and the first book I’ve ever read with SPD rep (thank you, Not If I Can Help It!!), and while the rest of what I read didn’t get as good as that, I enjoyed the majority of what I read. I came back from the library with a few nice, thick books, so next week should be a promising reading week.
And now I’m a good three weeks into Camp NaNoWriMo! For most of the week, I got to a slower part in the plot of my WIP, and my motivation teetered off a little before I got excited again. There’s something invigorating to me about writing really tense scenes—I feel like my fingers just start speeding across the keys whenever the tension starts to ramp up.
Other than that, I’ve just been drawing, trying to play said Smog song on guitar (insert the sound of my finger squeaking on the high E string here), catching up on the new season of The Umbrella Academy, and listening to the new Superorganism and Jack White albums. (Superorganism was definitely hit or miss, but Jack White…man, as much as I want to hate him, Entering Heaven Alive is just SO GOOD)
WHAT I READ THIS WEEK:
Not If I Can Help It – Carolyn Mackler (⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️.5)
The Final Strife – Saara El-Arifi (⭐️⭐️⭐️.5)
Follow Your Arrow – Jessica Verdi (⭐️⭐️⭐️)
Breathe and Count Back from Ten – Natalia Sylvester (⭐️⭐️⭐️.75, rounded up to ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️)
POSTS AND SUCH:
- “Car Crash” – IDLES
- “Into The Sun” (ft. Gen Hoshino, Stephen Malkmus, Pi Ja Ma & Axel Concato) – Superorganism
CURRENTLY READING/TO READ NEXT WEEK:
She Who Became the Sun – Shelley Parker-Chan
Man o’ War – Cory McCarthy
The Blood Trials (The Blood Gift Duology, #1) – N.E. Davenport
Ophelia After All – Racquel Marie
That’s it for this week in blogging! Have a wonderful rest of your day, and take care of yourselves!