October Wrap Up

What I’m Up To

Two months of school down! When I’m not studying, I’ve been writing for my school newspaper’s op-ed section or coxing for our crew team. I also was able to see my family for a weekend. No matter how good our school cafeteria food is, it was great to have home cooking for a couple nights. Just two more weeks until Thanksgiving break…wt

What’s On My Bedside Table

Right now, I’m reading White Teeth by Zadie Smith. I really enjoyed Swing Time, which I read in July, so picking up Smith’s debut was a no brainer. I’m only about 100 pages in, but I love Smith’s vivid story-telling and complex, quirky characters. Although school work is picking up, I’ve still found a few seconds between class every day to read a view pages. Slow and steady wins the race, right?

What I Blogged About

Book Review: Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake. I loved the premise of Blake’s novel, but felt the actual story spent too much time on character development, not plotlines.

Book Review: The Fates Divide by Veronica Roth. Carve the Mark was a fantastic start to this duology, but The Fates Divide completely misses the mark.

Book Review: The Water Cure by Sophie Mackintosh. Long-listed for the 2018 Man Booker Prize, Welsh novelist Mackintosh’s feminist dystopian is dark and dream-like.

What I’m Looking Forward To in November

November 6: Archenemies by Marissa Meyer hits shelves. I either love or hate Marissa Meyer’s books, but I loved Renegades, the first in this superhero duology. Hopefully Archenemies lives up to its predecessor!

November 6: Midterm elections are today! If you are a United States citizen, please, please, please do your civic duty by getting out to the polls and voting for people who will stand up for your beliefs.

November 13: Your Own Worst Enemy by Gordon Jack comes out. Your Own Worst Enemy follows three teenagers running for student body president on wildly different platforms. I’m not usually one for satire, but Jack’s political comedy sounds hilarious.

November 18: Heidi Heilig talks book publishing with her editor, Martha Mihalick at Oblong Books and Music in Rhinebeck, New York. Oblong Books hosts a monthly Young Adult book club, inviting fantastic authors from all over, but I usually can’t make it because of school. Luckily, Heilig’s event falls during Thanksgiving break.

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