{Wrap Up} October 2017 – Week 3

What I Reviewed:

As always, my reviews are linked to each photo included. Simply click on the photo to be taken to the review if you’ve not yet seen them. 🙂 

The Golem and the Jinni
Helene Wecker
The golem and the jinni

Historical Fiction / Magical Realism / Fantasy. A lengthy but beautifully developed novel with really memorable characters that I truly enjoyed!

The Hatching
by Ezekiel Boone
The hatching

Horror / Apocalyptic Thriller. If you’re looking for a story with a real blockbuster feel that’s sure to give you the creepy crawlies, give this book a go!

 


What I’m Currently Reading:

Subhuman
by Michal McBride
subhumanj

Horror / Thriller. I requested this a few weeks ago off of Netgalley on a total whim and was approved. The premise sounded scary enough for an october read that I picked it up this week. It’s very science heavy in a way that I did not anticipate, but I’m about 65% in and things have really built up to what seems like it’s going to be a crazy finish. Will finish and review in a few days.

I’ve not yet started a second book for the week. I’m debating between 2 choices, Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor or The Twelve by Justin Cronin. I’ll pick one and start it tomorrow.


Books I Hauled:

These were the four books that I’ve hauled this month! The bottom book, A Time of Dread, was a bookmail ARC from Pan Macmillan! I am so excited about this book, and plan on starting it the first week of November!

Also, I just placed a humongous order for next month’s haul – 16 books in total! So keep your eyes out for that next month!


Netgalley/Edelweiss Update

Nothing new to report here!


Writing Update

I’m realizing that I hate beginnings of projects. I can have all these fantastic ideas, but finding that perfect entry point into the story is driving me absolutely bonkers. I keep re-writing my first chapter, over and over again because I’m just not happy with it. Any writers out there following me that have tips for getting over the aggravating part of finding a point of entry into the story for a first draft?

I’m also thinking that I need to find a writing community with which to set goals, and share my work for feedback. I’m planning on participating in NaNoWriMo next month, so I think I really need to start getting active on their forums in particular. Do any of you know of any other great writing communities out there on the internet I might try?


How is your month going? Reading anything great? Writing anything? Let me know in the comments section below!

xoxo

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  1. Love your wrap up. You are kicking but with reading. 🙂 As for writing, if you find a community or like a forum please let me know I would also love to get in one. The NaNoWriMo group from my location isn’t active at all. When it comes to writing the first chapter, if I can’t get it the way I want I try writing something else. Like a middle part or farther down the line. Then I think, how did I get here? What comes before this? That way I kind of have a better idea of what to write at the beginning. Hope that helps!

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  2. I don’t know any writing writer’s groups but I can ask a few of my writer friends sometime later that are also participating in NaNoWriMo. Getting started is the hardest part for sure, but I’m sure you’ll push through! October has been a slow reading and writing month for me, but I’m hopping back onto it. I’m planning to pick up IT sometime soon but it’s just so long! I can’t wait to read your review for it. 🙂

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