The Sunday Post 01/11/15
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Hi all! Long time no see. I fell into the pitch black pit called academia again, but I emerge relatively unscathed. I had a tough two weeks finishing final assignments and essays, but I think I did relatively well overall. Which means I can enjoy my first week off since the summer holidays! It’s already pretty packed with plans, but they’re good ones. It’s very nice not having to think about historical theories for a little while.
I hope everyone had a fantastic Halloween! We celebrated it on Wednesday already. I wanted to dress up as Alice from Madness Returns but I couldn’t find some essential parts of the costume. So instead I just went as dead person, like everyone else. The actual Halloween I spent inside, watching Big Hero 6 and reading Jane Austen – a perfect night, if you ask me.
Picture of the week on Instagram
This week on Nyx Book Reviews
- Growing Up Without Ebooks
- Review: Fairies in My Fireplace by R.L. Naquin
- Monthly Recommendation: Fantastic Fantasy
I had a bit of a scheduling mishap, so no review went up this Friday. Oh well. I did write two discussion posts – one on my ideas about ereaders and kids these days, and one in which I recommend all of the best YA fantasy books. I’m also halfway in the Monster Haven series, a very cute light urban fantasy that I highly recommend.
This week on Irresponsible Cactus
Nanowrimo is a lovely event for writers – but very hard to combine with studying full time. So I’m going to do a bit of a self-challenge this November, trying to write a few short stories rather than committing to a full length novel.
Read this week
- Murder-on-Sea by Julie Wassmer – 3.5☆
- Fables, Vol. 1: Legends in Exile by Bill Willingham – 4☆
- Sanctum by Madeleine Roux – 2☆
A bit of a mixed bag in terms of reading these last two weeks. I was pleasantly surprised by the first volume of Fables – the art style never appealed to me, but once I started reading, the story was enough to keep me interested. I’m looking forward to reading more Fables in the future. Murder-on-Sea is a mystery with a bit of a Christmas theme. I know it’s still really early for that, but I quite enjoyed it. Sanctum was a bit of a disappointment. Not only was it not scary, the plot didn’t seem to go anywhere and the characters were still as flat as a pancake.
How was your week?