Friday, April 17, 2015

Happy Friday!

Here, have a silly (and occasionally inappropriate) song about unicorns. I've had this song stuck in my head for days. JOIN ME IN THE UNICORN SONG.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine

Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers
Release Date: September 1st, 2015

Synopsis: When Kate Thompson’s father is killed by the notorious Rose Riders for a mysterious journal that reveals the secret location of a gold mine, the eighteen-year-old disguises herself as a boy and takes to the gritty plains looking for answers and justice. What she finds are devious strangers, dust storms, and a pair of brothers who refuse to quit riding in her shadow. But as Kate gets closer to the secrets about her family, she gets closer to the truth about herself and must decide if there's room for love in a heart so full of hate.  In the spirit of True Grit, the cutthroat days of the Wild West come to life for a new generation.

My reaction as a GIF: 


Note: I found this GIF via bing. It's not mine in any shape or form. 

Friday, April 3, 2015

The winner of the SHADOW SCALE giveaway is....

#4 Maeghan!

I've already emailed the winner and they have 48 hours to respond! Thanks to everyone that entered....and don't worry, more giveaways are coming up so stay tuned to try your luck again!

Note: Sorry for the late post! My day turned out to be very long and busy. x.x

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine

Publisher: Greenwillow Books 
Release Date: September 22nd, 2015 

Synopsis: The first book in a new trilogy from acclaimed New York Times bestselling author Rae Carson. A young woman with the magical ability to sense the presence of gold must flee her home, taking her on a sweeping and dangerous journey across Gold Rush–era America.

Lee Westfall has a secret. She can sense the presence of gold in the world around her. Veins deep beneath the earth, pebbles in the river, nuggets dug up from the forest floor. The buzz of gold means warmth and life and home—until everything is ripped away by a man who wants to control her. Left with nothing, Lee disguises herself as a boy and takes to the trail across the country. Gold was discovered in California, and where else could such a magical girl find herself, find safety? Rae Carson, author of the acclaimed Girl of Fire and Thorns trilogy, dazzles with this new fantasy that subverts both our own history and familiar fantasy tropes.

Walk on Earth a Stranger, the first book in this new trilogy, introduces—as only Rae Carson can—a strong heroine, a perilous road, a fantastical twist, and a slow-burning romance. Includes a map and author’s note on historical research. 

Thoughts: I am super intrigued!!! I've been wanting to read more historical stuff in YA. Anything that fuses magical and historical stuff...THAT IS MY KIND OF JAM. :D And DAT COVER *o*

Monthly Wrap-Up: March 2015

March 2015: I was a busy bee this month with work and school. Little reading got done, unsurprisingly. 

Along with working at the library, I've also been getting a few translation gigs in. I translate bi-annually for my school district (translating parent teacher conferences and the like) and this spring has been particularly active! I've also been doing more homework and I studied this past weekend for my midterm (which was yesterday!). I think I did well :)

Snapshot of March  

What's going on with me: 
  • Nothing new, other than homework assignments that keep me busy. I'm trying to be on top of things and hand in assignments earlier rather than later. My professors are very flexible with deadlines and while I appreciate that, I'd rather get things done and graded. The sooner I know how I'm doing in my courses, the better. (Also, I can relax sooner too!)
  • Spring is technically here but it snowed on SPRING DAY so I don't trust my calender anymore.
  • HOWEVER, I've been seeing geese around here and I'm taking that as a good sign because they come back when winter is finally done... I want warmer weather now, please. 
  • I'm reading! Only one book but it's SAVING FRANCESCA by Melina Marchetta. I read this once when I was in high school but I barely remember much (except for Will Trombal--for some reason, his character and his interactions with the mc are the only thing I remember). 
  • So....I noticed that I forgot to celebrate my blogoversary again this year. I remembered that it was March this time but with so much happening irl, I simply forgot to plan ahead! I'll probably do a small giveaway in April so look out for it. 

So that's it you guys! Not a lot to report for March...nothing bad or good. I've just been busy irl. How is everyone doing?