Thursday, 6 December 2012

Review: Sanctum by Sarah Fine

Lela has dreamt of hell for years... and now she's going back there. Willingly. Lela is desperate to save her friend Nadia from her fate, but Malachi, Captain of the Suicide City's Guards, isn't as eager. He may be ruthless and necessarily dangerous, but he doesn't want Lela risking her second life.
 Unfortunately, she's the one other human in the city with a mind of their own.

Friday, 30 November 2012

NaNoWriMo: Day 30

Oh, yeah, it's my birthday, oh yeah, I won (but it's not my birthday)! I won NaNoWriMo. My novel isn't finished just yet (I am doing my usual thing of procrastinating right now, even though I'm totally excited and hyped up), but I've got 45000 words! I didn't think I could do it, but I have. Hurrah!
 Not much more I can say about it, is there?
 If you wanna read my novel, you're gonna have to wait until it's a) written and b) edited, but when it's done I might let you have a little peek at it. Maybe.
Got your own NaNo accomplishments you wanna share with the world? Feel happy to post it in the comments, I would love to know how you guys have done.
WriMo out!

Friday, 23 November 2012

NaNoWriMo: Day 23

I know, I can't believe it either. One week left. One. Week.
 Of course it's not going well, what are you actually expecting?

 It's not been too bad this week, actually. I'm not getting much done today, probably 'cause the Mocks of Doom have made me all tiredified (you can use my new word as proof), but the rest of my week was good. I'll tell you my secret: reading. I know, that's what everyone says, but it really worked. I was reading Book 7 of the Weather Wardens series (check it in the list!) and it was the best book ever -- the good guys weren't going to win. They honestly didn't seem to have a chance and that made me look at my novel in a whole new way and I was suddenly bursting with words to write. Hurrah!
So, yeah. I will hopefully catch up on my word count tommorow. Oh, and my sleep.

Wrimo out!

Friday, 16 November 2012

NaNoWriMo: Day 16

Yes, we're over halfway through now. Um, hurray? I don't know. Today seems to be my personal 'I want to kill just about anyone and everything that distracts or talks to me but will not move away from annoying distractions' day. Basically, I'm in a bad mood.
 So, for those of you who are riveted by my school life, I will be in an even worse mood next week, as I have mock exams in just about every subject. Yeah. They told us yesterday.
Bad mood.

But back to this week of NaNo. It's been alright, I suppose, though it's still been a very write-for-the-word-count kind of deal. I've kept up to my word count, just about, but that's all I can really say. Even when I've had a giant plot idea, which would usually make me go 'yayyayyayyayexcitingyay' was like, 'meh, now how do I get it into motion'.
 I think I'm depressed.

However, I shall persevere. I will find myself at the end of November with a good word count and a finished novel, I promise.

WriMo out!

Sunday, 11 November 2012

Review: The Evolution of Mara Dyer

Yes, 18 days after its release, book 2 in the Mara Dyer trilogy came in the post! Yes! Then I read it in about six hours. Damn.
 Mara's family are even more worried about her mental health, but that's not Mara's biggest problem. Or at least, she doesn't think it is. That's before she's a prisoner in her own home, a home that is no longer safe. At least she still has Noah...

Friday, 9 November 2012

NaNoWriMo: Day 9

So, we're officially into the second week, and this post is my first full-week one. Hurrah!
 In case you were wondering, the troubles I spoke about on day 2 went away almost as soon as I'd finished writing the blog post, and I got all inspired, which was good. So were the next couple of days. They were cool.
 And then, unfortunately, school started back up, and it was all rainy and miserable outside, and I got all uninspired for Monday's words. Then on Tuesday, I just didn't have the time to meet my word count, since I went to the Ilkley Grammar 6th Form open evening.
 Wednesday was the day before my firt maths exam, yay, so I was trying to ignore NaNo so I could revise. Obviously, that didn't happen, since I hate maths revision, but I was also all PMT'd (sorry for those of you will delicate sensibilities) so I didn't feel very much like writing. I think I hit my word count, though. Maybe.
 Thursday was bad. Not only were Ofsted in, not only did I have a (not too bad) Maths exam, but, unfortunately, we all found out about something terrible, which I must warn you is actually a bit off topic: a boy in our year, in our classes, at school, had been jumped by some Greenheaders, not far away from school. I don't think anybody felt very good or safe on the way home. It's cast a pall over all of us, but, thankfully, the guy (whose name I won't disclose for privacy from the big wide world) is out of hospital (yes, hospital) and feeling better.
 As is becoming a habit, I don't imagine I quite hit my word count yesterday.
 Today I'm not feeling the vibes either, but hopefully, having a bit of a break and a think through the medium of this post will have helped. Hopefully. Anyway, see you next week; let's hope things are looking up!

WriMo out!

Friday, 2 November 2012

NaNoWriMo: Day 2

Hey, everybody! I'm doing NaNoWriMo YWP this year. 45000 words. Yes, you heard me. And, as if I didn't have enough to do, I've decided to let you creeps into my writing world once a week. I'm gonna post these little updates on my home page and also on their own little dedicated page. Just in case anybody was super-curious as to how I'm doing.
Okay, it's procratination. If procrastination was an Olympic sport, I wouldn't even have to practise. Though of course, procrastinating about procrastinating is impossible because then you're actually procrastinating, so actually nobody would be practising...
 Sorry. Back from my little brain-holiday.
 Yesterday, unfortunately, was a bad day for Day 1, since I couldn't actually read properly and had a headache (after-effects of a migraine I'm blaming on NaNo-stress). I only got 1,100 words done when I was hoping for 1,500 at least (to hit my target) or 2,000 at best (for back up for days when I struggle at hitting my target). Unfortunately, that's just the way the world rolls sometimes. However, it also means that I have to do my '2000 at best' just to catch back up today. As you can tell, the pressure is seriously ruining my creative juices at the moment, so I'm procrastinating instead. Hurrah!
 But story-wise, it's going brilliantissimo. I'm a bit annoyed that I am know writing from two different perspectives when my added one is a really difficult way to go (the guy's a saint, so I can't be mean or judgemental about anyone when he's narrating), and I'm kind of annoyed that what started off in my head has been blown to the four winds, but it's also interesting. I have a new, sneaky, vicious little character called Cathenna, and I don't have a clue what her motives are. I imagine they'll be exciting. My only problem, story-wise, is that I'm not as excited by Lantern (POV1)'s side of the story. It's a bit boring and like everything else I've been writing lately, when I really hoped it'd be a bit of a break with some nice sarcasm and just general attitude instead of lovey-dovey feelings stuff. Ugh.
 Anyway, I'll see how it goes. Don't forget to check in next Friday for a new update!

WriMo out!

Saturday, 27 October 2012

So I thought I'd just tell you...

...about some of the cool TV shows I'm currently watching. Mainly as procrastination. I should be doing maths revision, but that's too lame.

Thursday, 25 October 2012

Review: Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater

Blue lives with a load of psychics, and she's known her whole life that if she kisses her true love, he'll die.
But that never seemed quite so close to happening until her half-aunt Neeve turns up at her door, announcing that this is the year. Now Blue is running with boys from the local posh school, despite her family's warnings. Because one of them is either her true love, or the man she will kill.
And he's not her boyfriend.


Yup, there's not long to go now! It's nearly November (it's also nearly my maths exam, but, you know, never mind), and this year, I am writing about a crazy vampire multi-dimensional space-changer. That's a time traveller to everyone apart from her boyfriend. It's part of the Holistic Collection, and it's part 2 of my last NaNoWriMo, so you might recognise the characters. NaNoWriMo YWP's word count calculator thinks I can do  about 60000 words, which is mucho scary, so I've put my goal at 45000 words. That's something crazy like 1333 words a day. Eek. Scared. Very scared.
Just thought I'd let you into my terrified little word of petrifiedness.

Scaredy-cat out!

Thursday, 18 October 2012

It's nearly here.....

The Evolution of Mara Dyer. Eeeeeeefreakineeeeeek.
Also, a teaser video (yes I am entering the rafflecopter giveaway thing) :

Charlie (waiting) out!

Sunday, 14 October 2012

Review: Fracture by Megan Miranda

Okay, I now have a thing for psychological-paranormal-YA-stuff. Look:
 Delaney died. For 11 mins, she was under freezing cold water. Then her best friend and neighbour, Decker, pulls her out. But instead of being grateful to him and to the Universe that she's miraculously alive, she's too busy being drawn to the dying and trying to figure out the mysterious Troy. Her world is falling apart, and Troy seems to be the only one who understands... but is he?

Saturday, 29 September 2012

I hope you haven't missed me...

...because I've been gone for YONKS. I'm afraid, bloggerinos, that I have been in a re-read mood for a good while now (aka I just don't have any good books screaming to be read on my Kindle). So I haven't been posting. Darn. But a few cool things have been a-happening, if you wanted to know:
 Firstly, I've been back to school. This is not a good thing, but is something that has happened. FACT.
 Secondly, I finished my second draft of Wings and a Prayer over the hols! Hurray! As much as it had become my baby, the poor thing had to end at some point, even if it meant not hitting the big 50K words I was aiming for. Poor sweetheart was dragging a little.
 In addition, I am now EDITING afore said thingymawhatsit (don't worry, I did give myself a bit of a break before diving into the whole business). If anyone has any super-epic editing tips, I'm all ears, because I'm a slight amount of useless at the whole thing.
 Also... umm... yeah, that's it. My life is now on emotional hold as I wait for the epicness that will be The Evolution of Mara Dyer on 23rd Oct. I am EXTREMELY excited. I'm also majorly psyched for the new MCR singles coming out, which my last post will attest too. And, as ridiculous as it seems, I am also on the edge of my seat waiting for The Indigo Spell. Yes, VA/Bloodlines fans, we DO have to wait 'til February.
 Other than that (and various GCSE CAs), nowt is going on. How depressing.

 Charlie out!

Friday, 14 September 2012

Monday, 10 September 2012

I have to stop going on all these random hiatus whatsits

...because then I have to say hello again, which is awkward. I mean, 'oh, I might not post for a while' is great, informative, et cetera, but then I don't post for a week. The times that I just forget or put off blogging last for like a month or something ridiculous, and then I find myself obligated to do the whole 'hello' thing I usually do after I've said I'd be away, which just feels weird.
 I know. This isn't hat you signed up for when you clicked onto this blog, was it?
 Anyways, I'm back (again), and this is a quick recap of my life since exam results day: went to Gt. Yarmouth (and how the hell Gt. is the abbreviation for Great, I don't know). It made my home town, Keighley, look like a quaint little village in the country. Which it isn't. There were a lot of flies on the beach, there was a radar museum in the same-ish area (I don't like the military) and there was a castle in Norfolk that was rubbish but thankfully had a shopping centre. Then I was straight off to a farm in Leeds with the Ilkley Lit Festival, which was very awesome and fun and stuff like that (not very literary, I know). And then it was my sixteenth birthday. Oh yeah, it was also the start of the new school year. Grr. GRR, I tell you, GRR. My life is ruined.
 SO, I read a lotta books throughout all that, so hopefully I'll be throwing a nice amount of reviews up here in between all the homework I have.
 (Broken promise no. 1 of the school year: reviewing...)

 Yeah. Anyway. When did this stop being a book blog?????unhappyface??????lossofallcoolpoints?????

Blogger out

Friday, 24 August 2012

Guess What Yesterday Was...

...GCSE results day, of course. Duh.
 For the un-British audience (other than derision, scorn, and pity) an explanation of the joys of the education system here:

Monday, 13 August 2012

What the Greeks Did For Us -- My View On The Olympics

Yep, they're over. So, as the BBC have already shown us with their wonderful little Olympic montage, it is time to look back and reflect... and wonder what happens next (other than the Paralympics, which, as it is on C4, won't be half as good, regardless of all that 'Thanks For The Warm Up' rubbish).
...Just to clarify, the montage was only wonderful thanks to Benedict Cumberbatch's lovely voice. In case you thought I was really that sad.
Anyway, if you live in 'GB' like I do, you're probably already sick of the whole Olympic review thing, but tough. This is what I thought. NB: it's not all negative, don't worry. Keep reading, and you'll get there.

Sunday, 29 July 2012

Review: Revived by Cat Patrick

Yay! A book by one of my new favourite authors! Yay!
 Daisy has died five times; she has been Revived five times; she has changed her name and relocated to a new state five times. But this time, she doesn't want any of that: she wants life.

Friday, 27 July 2012

I'm no tech-wizard, but...

...the Book Reviews page of this blog seems to be down. I don't know how, or why, or if it's just on my computer, or what, but I apologise if you can't get on it (like a car bonnet). All of my book reviews have been posted on this home page here, so searching through it may help you find what you're looking for.

And no, I don't like those sorts of TV shows, I've just seen the adverts.

Review: Existence by Abbi Glines

 Okay those of you who have read this will know exactly why I was all OMFG when I read the blurb on my Kindle -- I love this type of guy character -- but for those of you who haven't read it yet (but definitely should), I won't ruin it the way it did for me, since you don't find out what on earth Dank actually is for AGES.
 Pagan has always seen souls; she's used to it. But when one unexpectedly speaks to her, her world turns upside-down... and that's before the kid without a body ends up enrolloing in her school as rockstar singer Dank out of Cold Soul. What will she tell her boyfriend?

Saturday, 7 July 2012

Review: Grave Memory by Kalayna Price

Yup, this is an OH. MI. GO. SH. Moment. It's out, yay! I already finished it, yay! There doesn't seem to be any sign of when the next one will be out, even though it ended on a GIANT cliffhanger, ya-wait a second.

 Yet again, Alex Craft's life is grand. No, really. Rianna's back in the real world (for most of the time), they've got an office for Tongues for the Dead, and Falin is back in her life. Unfortunately, Rianna is there only because Alex can't see, the office is a Hell-hole, and Falin is there simply as an FIB agent raiding her house. Again. Plus Death hasn't spoken to her for a month. I know, downer. Now all she needs is a ghost telling her that he didn't commit suicide, despite all of the witnesses that say he did.
 Oh, great.

The reason why someone (me) isn't posting... this website here. I'm afraid I was going through a few of the comics randomly, found one that caught my eye, and followed the story on from there instead of doing ABSOLUTELY ANYTHING ELSE. Grrr. I've gone through approximately 150 pages of it, and, unfortunately, I picked a place to start that was LESS THAN HALF WAY THROUGH (there are a couple of thousand of those damn things). I'm afraid you may never see me again -- apart from, of course, in the next few moments, maybe hours, maybe days, maybe weeks when I will (hopefully) be posting a review of OHMIGOSH THE NEW ALEX CRAFT NOVEL BY KALAYNA PRICE!!!!!!

So, point being, that's one good comic. Read it, fools!

Love the girl who's sorry about the capitalism.


And the jokes. I am SO sorry.



Friday, 29 June 2012

Review: The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer

 Yep, I'm back again. And I've read some books. Hurray!

Mara's lost her memory. She's lost her best friend. But has she lost her mind?
 When she begs her parents for a move to Florida instead of a move to a psychiatric hospital, she thinks that maybe everything will be alright. Instead, she continues to see her dead friends in the mirror, and now she's seeing the deaths of others -- before they've died. If her sanity wasn't enough to worry about, her new school's player-and-proud, Noah, has started sniffing around her. Can she keep her sanity and her heart together?

Tuesday, 19 June 2012


 I'm afraid that I might not post for a while. Unfortunately, I was stupid enough to think my May exams would basically be the end of the year. I was wrong. Next week is Yr 10 Mock Exams week, and I have approximately 6 controlled assessments to do/start this term. Oh yes, I also can't forget the joys of work experience. So, as I said, you may not hear from me for a while. This is not my fault, and certainly not something I want to do, but you know what my school is like... actually, you'd better not. Creeps. Anyway, I'll love you and leave you, and hope none of you are addicted to my extremely intermittent blog posts, else you're screwed. Yay.

Tired and stressed chick out!

Friday, 15 June 2012

Review: The Golden Lily

So, the review bit is a lie. By now, I am so shockingly biased towards anything in the land of Vampire Academy that it really isn't worth anyome asking for my honest opinion, but hey! Any chance to convert vampire fans to the cause of good vampire books, right?
 The Golden Lily is the second book in the Bloodlines series (a spin-off from the Vampire Academy series). It's all based around Sydney, an Alchemist -- a human tasked with hiding vampires from the rest of her species -- and her issues with her new mission to keep Jill Mastrano Dragomir, sister of the Moroi queen, from all the scary rebel people. Unfortunately, Jill has had to bring a bit of an entourage. There's Eddie, the guardian who's in love with her; Angeline, a Keeper and dhampir who's been kept away from the real world all her life; and her big-brother figure, Adrian. In this book of the series, not only is Adrian a total (hot) pain in the arse, but Sydney also has to fight vampire hunters... and her very own Alchemist demons.

Thursday, 7 June 2012

Hello again...

...I'm back!  Back from the land of warm weather and holy water, sunburnt and malnourished to prove it. I've read a book or two (all I'm gonna say is, yet again, ohmigoshohmigoshohmigosh, I can't wait to read the next Weather Wardens, even though the whole thing with Imara is obviously not true).
 Lourdes was alright, actually. I'm sure you're thinking, ahh, she's one of those religious extremist chicks who goes to church all the time, but no. I mean, we went to church twice a day, but it was more about the pilgrims we were helping (and, for my group, singing until our eyes bled). I wish I'd gone with my friends and actually eaten, but my bezzies are just a few of the loudly atheist kids at our Catholic school, and at least now I get to eat like a pig without being told off for it.
 So, overall -- I seem to be reviewing my school trip, which is weird -- it's an amazing place to go. I wouldn't go for a full week, and I wouldn't let my school plan it, but otherwise I would reccomend a visit to Lourdes, France to anybody.

Tired me out!...Lol.

Thursday, 17 May 2012

Exam Time Again...

... which is why I haven't been posting, and won't until after my school trip to Lourdes, France (which you'll get all of the juicy deets of, I promise). Sorry for those of you who follow my posts religiously and addictively --snort--

 Busy chick out!

Saturday, 28 April 2012

Review: Destined by Aprilynne Pike

For those of you who haven't read this series yet, (a) you should have, (b) don't let the whole 11+ thing put you off, because simpler writing has its benefits, and (c) this is the last one in the series, so you might not wanna look at this review. Sorry.
 We all know what we're waiting for in this book: Laurel to make her choice between David and Tamani. But all sorts of other stuff is going on too -- they've finally determined Yuki's caste and gotten her caught, but Klea's still out there, and the both of them bode seriously ill for the whole of Avalon. Can Laurel, Chelsea, David and Tamani (with the help of Shar and Jamison) save the world from Klea's tyranny... and save themselves?

Review: Twice Dead by Kalayna Price

I know, I know, maybe I should stop reading all these Kalayna Price novels... no, that's not gonna happen.
 Kita found the rogue, and everything is dandy. Or it would be. She's still a vamp, she still can't touch her cat, and there might still be tagged humans out there. And don't forget that the judge is breathing down her neck.
Yup. Everything's dandy.

Monday, 23 April 2012

Review: Once Bitten by Kalayna Price

 Like I said before, this is all I seem to be reading, but what the hay.
 Kita Nekai has been in the human world for five years, and life hasn't been too bad. She's hidden from the hunters who want to take her home because she's the heir to a clan, and she's had to get by by turning into a little calico cat and living as a pet, but life has been great. Of course, in the world of books, that means that her life has to change dramatically. She gets turned into a vampire and told that she has to find the rogue shapeshifter that has been terrorising the city of Haven in the next forty-eight hours, or her life, her vampire master's life, and her childhood friend Bobby the bobcat's life will be forfeit.

Review: Grave Dance by Kalayna Price

 For those of you reading chronologically, yes, this does seem a bit like Kalayna day. Books by Kalayna Price seem to be pretty much all I'm reading right now. [Slight SPOILERS of Grave Witch inside btw]
 Alex Craft is not skint anymore (hurray), but right now that would be the least of her worries anyway -- Death shocked her with a confession of love, and yet won't talk to her, her sort-of boyfriend Falin Andrews has gone AWOL, she's not completely human, and, what's more, left feet are beginning to turn up in her home city of Nekros, and her grave sight is malfunctioning enough to cause tears in reality. Yippee!

Review: Grave Witch by Kalayna Price

 This is a book that I completely forgot to review... but that doesn't mean its not awesome. In fact, this series is one of my current favourites.
 Alex Craft is a Grave Witch -- she can straddle the void between life and death and give shades (the memories of dead people) life. Other than being totally skint, Alex's life has been great... but now she's being paid to investigate the death of a prominent senator for a no-magic-or-fairies group, and all hell is close to breaking loose. Even Death can't save her now.

Wednesday, 4 April 2012

'Extended Reading?'

 This is my mum's new favourite thing, since my twin brother's English teacher sent home a list. Unfortunately, it's not so much mine.
 Apparently, reading widely all the time widens your vocabulary, helps you notice language patterns, yadda yadda yadda. Extended reading is about reading things you can understand, and is fun and enjoyable.
 To me, extended reading books are what I call 'old people books'. They were written a hundred or so years ago, and the people who read them are usually adults who read them for enjoyment or were forced to read them at school.

Friday, 30 March 2012

Review: The Radleys by Matt Haig

 It doesn't seem like the normal vamp-romance book, right? Weird, you people haven't even read it (probably) and you're already spot-on. Freaks.
 My mum picked this up from somewhere in the kids section of my local WHSmiths, so Lord knows what it was under/what it was supposed to be under (a book called Single White Vampire was, like, right next to Twilight -- you don't wanna know how totally wrong that was), but it was pretty grown-up for a kids book. Basically, The Radleys was one of those clever literature-y things about the psychology of modern man or whatever... but with vampires. Yeah, I know.
 It was great. I totally loved it, though it isn't my type of book. Which is why I feel bad reviewing it. I mean, I'm not even sure what kind of genre it is, and Hell if I can explain what it actually is. Besides that, I was expecting something a little more like, for example, Morganville -- it was, according to the reviews plastered all over the cover and front page, shockingly witty/funny/amusing. Someone wrote that it was Twilight, but funny.
 I didn't laugh once, and there were only a few times when I could even recognise that it might be funny to other people. Now maybe I'm thick, but I usually at least get jokes, even if I don't find them funny. Also, I am utterly ignoring the comment that it was like Twilight, as it was like Twilight in the way that both contain vampires, humans, and a relationship between the two. Hmm.
 Ignoring my idiocy/bad PR, it was amazing. Totally cool, intriguing, and long enough to keep me occupied for a while. Awesome.
 So, despite the weird reviews, it gets five stars. Hurray.
 Vampy fan out!

Friday, 16 March 2012

Look at the pretty drawings I drewed!

I realised that, in terms of the self-published, terribly grammarified books, I was kinda harsh to the Hunger Games. So I've devised a way of reviewing. If the stars look like this: means that the book was like the properly-published books you get nowadays, without terrible grammar and weird narrating voices or whatever.
If the stars look like this: means that the book is marked by self-published-e-book-not-proof-read-standards. These types can only get four stars, but not all self-published books neccesarily have to have these stars.
Got that? No, I don't think I've got it, either. But that's the new system. Hurray!
Graphic designer out!

Series Review: Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

I have a secret to tell you: the first time I read the Hunger Games trilogy was just a week or two ago. I know. Shock, disgust, horror. I may just be a YA barerian. I bet that's not even the way you spell 'barbarian', is it?
Mind games.
 Okay, so, refocus. Maybe there's some people out there who, like me, have never been that fussed by reading the Hunger Games, but have decided to since the film is coming out. So I decided to write a review for those awesome people.

Friday, 9 March 2012

I've got more techy

I can see what you're thinking -- is that possible?! Well, yes. Yes it is. I know have a Youtube channel called charlieeatsbooks. Yup. This is what I'm doing instead of getting around to writing.
 I don't imagine I'll upload anything, but it's there. Never know, you might find something good on there.

Channel-plugger out!

Thursday, 16 February 2012

Review: Woman in Black

 Another film! Hurray for Orange Wednesdays and half-term!
 So, Woman in Black. It's a 12A.
Yes, those of you who are deaf and have read the book, you heard me right (or maybe you didn't, since you're deaf). It's a 12A.

Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Review: Man on a Ledge

Yes, I'm reviewing a film. Get over it.
 Okay, so the first thing I thought when someone said 'we're going to see Man on a Ledge' was, well, damn. I expected it to be another one of those lame, not-so-action-packed Hollywood films that are actually only worth the money you paid for the popcorn (mmm, popcorn), but I was wrong.

Thursday, 2 February 2012

Not wanting to read the many books hanging around on your Kindle?

Who are you and what have you done with me?!

Arg. I am afraid, my lovely, mindless amigos. I am very afraid. A gazillion times in the past week, I have tried to decide on a Kindle book to read (between Chris Priestley, Celia Rees, some bloke and a book that rings mild, kinda worrying bells, Bram Stoker, and who knows what the Hell else) and I have picked absolutely zilch to read. Yet I'm OK with paperbacks -- I've read Reckoning (Strange Angels). Total let down. I've read 13 to Life book 3. Nice. Not as much seemed to happen as in the last two, but hey.
What's going on with me, unmindless amigos? Is it the ridiculously weird choice of books? The lack of good paranormals with sexy boys? Or is it the Kindle that's the problem? I sure do hope not.

Well, you know, whatever. Hopefully I'll sort it out. But for now, I'll focus on my second draft of Wings and a Prayer and the third series of Being Human (yay!). If you have any suggestions to get me out of my bizarre funk, comment away.
Otherwise, crazy, slightly worried, avid reader out!

PS, don't worry. When I get back on the horse, so to speak, my blog posts will (hopefully) get better.
                                                                            Love you!

Thursday, 26 January 2012

Choosing Series Names and Getting High...

Can all happen at the same time! My friends, you should've seen me last night.
 'What can I call Book 4 of the Wings and a Prayer books?' I thought to myself, quickly pausing YM@6 for a proper brainstorming session.
 I got zilch. Nowt. Nothing. Nada.
 So then I thought, 'didn't I give it a name in my planning notebook?' Turns out I didn't.
 Thankfully, I got distracted by my Series Name Brainstorm on the next page over. It was all a load of rubbish, but it got me thinking.
 And suddenly, I found the name for my series in a shocking flash of inspiration similar to the flash that came with thinking of the name for the first book.
 So, that first book is now called
Wings and a Prayer, Book 1 of the Finding Grace series (Small World Collection)
Yay! Bit of a mouthful, but yay! (Not like you have to say absolutely all of that anyway) Yay!
Writer of much more exciting things than what her blog posts contain out!

Friday, 20 January 2012

I wish I was a punk rocker...

I do. I really do.
However, that's not what I'm here for. I'm here to protest the lack of good Christmas stories, my friends. I mean, a flying unicorn? Sherlock jumping off a -- oh, that's something else...
You people make me sad. Thankfully, I've finished my science exams, yay, so now I'm free for writing, reviewing, and blogging.
I can see you weeping tears of joy. Stop that. I will eat that unicorn you wrote about.
You know who you are.
Tired, slightly crazy chick out. Peace, love, and sustainably sourced books!