Gosh I feel terrible.
I am so sorry to start this post on such a bad note. I have been feeling really sick lately, but being the idiot I am, I ignored it and went about my daily routine instead of taking things easy and taking care of my health. And now my body is literally taking revenge on me. Ooops.
Note to self:Thou Shalt Not Over-exert Thyself When Thy Has Asthma and Perennial Allergic Rhinitis (my doctor’s fancy term for hay fever).
Anyway, a little cold (I say “little” but I can’t walk out of my room without panting hahaha) isn’t gonna stop me from posting on my blog, not when I have finally fallen in love with blogging again. Admittedly I haven’t been posting the way I have been meaning to because I had midterms and exams that only ended this past weekend (and also because I am sick), but I have been reading some really great blog posts that I just have to share with you all.
So here’s a quick wrap up of how the past week went:
As mentioned above, I haven’t really been able to post anything last week, but I did use the very last dregs of my energy into writing up this review of The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken and it would mean a great deal to me if you lovely folks could have a look at it, because I just really want to rant about how good this book is, okay? Seriously, it’s so good! If you haven’t read it yet you are seriously missing out.
Quick list of some blog posts I have read last week which you should read too if you haven’t already:
The Ultimate List of Book Blog Post Topics and Ideas from Aimee, Always- this is an incredibly important and useful post for any bloggers out there, new or old. I highly recommend it, you should check it out, read it and bookmark it too in case you ever feel uninspired or need a slight, gentle push of encouragement.
Writing Enemies To Lovers and Glorifying Bullying: We Should Stop from Avalinah’s Books- If you haven’t read this, go read it NOW! Avalinah tackles a very serious issue that has unfortunately been persisting in literature and film for many, many years: the glorification/romanticizing of abusive relationships. This is something that always infuriates me whenever I came across it, and we really need to speak up against this more and make people more aware of the impact this has on readers and audience both young and old.
Review: Saints and Misfits by S. K. Ali from The Confuzzled Reader– I really loved this review by ERK! Her reviewing style is so informative and yet at the same time very light and engaging. Her review really piqued my interest in this book, and I am sure you would want to read it too!
History and Purpose of Faerie Tales from Darque Dreamer Reads: a short but well-written and informative post on faerie tales, their origins and how they continue to be told even today. If you are half as interested in faerie tales as I am, then you should definitely check it out.
How Do I Make A Good Edelweiss Or Netgalley Profile? from Avalinah’s Books- another extremely important post for both new and old bloggers, especially if you are considering requesting Advacned Reader’s Copies from publishers. This is part of a series of blog posts called #NewBloggers101 so be sure to check out other posts from that series too. They are very informative and helpful.
Finally picked up Days of Blood and Starlight by Laini Taylor. Hopefully I will finish it this week and post a review by next week. I am also reading In Time, which is a novella from The Darkest Minds series that connects the first two books.
I wrote three new poems! I haven’t gotten around to posting them on Wattpad yet, but I hope to do so this week. I also plan on starting work on my WIP again this week. Let’s see.