Sunday, 8 October 2017

Weekly Round-Up: Reading and watching


I was on holiday this week! That was awesome. But I start school again tomorrow and I'm dreading it :( 

I finished reading I Have No Secrets and Perfect Remains (reviews to come this week) and I finally watched Gone Girl and Wonder Woman! My review of WW will also be up this week, but I won't be reviewing GG.

I'm supposed to be spending October editing my novel in time to write the second draft for NaNo. But I haven't been doing much work on it. I spent Sunday and Monday doing hardcore editing, but since then I've been taking a break. Having handwritten about 5 pages a day for about two months, I'm exhausted.
I'll probably start work on it again tomorrow, though.   


Posts of the week: 
Book Review: HERE AND GONE
Book Review: EYES LIKE MINE




I'm finding The City of Brass so disappointing :( But Lost in a Book is enchanting and fun. 



Amazing haul this week! The Language of Thorns is only a sampler, but I'm still super excited to read it. 
I've also been chosen as part of Kim Chance's street team for her debut, Keeper, and so I got an eARC of that. 
And......I got a paperback of When Dimple met Rishi! I'm SO excited. 
  

I was so naughty, but I literally couldn't resist. They were on special, and the covers......*swoon* 





Mary-Kate introduces her NaNoWriMo novel

Brittany reviews Warcross


Olivia talks NaNoWriMo




I'm sharing news from the last week of September, too, since I didn't include any in my Monthly Wrap-Up. 


They were being interviewed for their latest film, Blade Runner 2049, when things took a turn and left them in absolute hysterics. It's hilarious. 

I cannot WAIT for this movie! It looks amazing, with an A-list cast that includes Jessica Chastain, Idris Elba, and Kevin Costner.   

I'm not a Thronie, but like the rest of the female population I'm in love with Kit.  Unfortunately he chose Rose.

They look amazing.  

So sad. The man was an icon. He suffered a heart attack, was rushed to hospital, and died almost immediately. 

It looks.....strange. But Natalie Portman will be excellent, I'm sure.  


How was your week? What are you currently reading? 

24 comments:

  1. OOh nice! I LOVED The Language of Thorns! I started with a sampler myself too! Hope you enjoy your new reads!

    Here's my STS

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

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    1. Yay I'm so glad! And thank you!

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  2. I love that cover on Wintersong - so pretty! Good luck with your editing - sometimes it's good to take a little break and then go back to it with fresher eyes.

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    1. It is! Truly gorgeous <3
      Good point. And thanks :)

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  3. I really liked Beauty and the Beast and Wintersong as well. I hope you enjoy them as much as I did!

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    1. I'm so happy you did! Thank you :)

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  4. OMGGGGG I forgot NaNo is coming up! I don't participate but I love cheering people on. Good luck!

    I'm so sorry you're not loving The City of Brass. :( It's adult (and not YA), idk if you knew that ahead of time. People seem to confuse Harper Voyager for a YA imprint - it most certainly isn't, though the crossover is kinda there.

    Anyway, happy reading and writing! Have a fabulous week, Amy. =)

    Check out my STS post!

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    1. Lol, I'm freaking out ;) It's really crept up on me! And thanks!

      Adult?! Really?! It feels Middle Grade, to be honest...

      Thanks Alyssa, you too :)

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  5. How did you like Wonder Woman? (Well, suppose I could just wait for your review, but.. lol.) I thought it was pretty well done -- I love Gal Gadot in the role. And that her character didn't feel (to me, at least) like it was put there simply to please a certain audience, to ride the trendy bada$$ female lead train, you know? She felt like an actual person with a purpose. :p

    Lost in a Book looks so good! I've never heard of it, but I just might have to check it out :D Wowww, the cover for Wintersong. <3 Gorgeous.

    Good luck with NaNo, and I wish you all the best this school year! :)

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    1. Haha ;) Yeah it was a really good. And good point, I felt that too. She was very natural.

      It really is gorgeous <3333

      Thanks Eve!

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  6. Oooh, I hope you enjoy When Dimple Met Rishi, I've been really looking forward to reading it myself. I look forward to the review. Best of luck with your editing!

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    1. I think you'll love it!
      And thank you :)

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  7. I really wanted to watch Wonder Woman when it was out in theaters but never got the chance since American movies don't stay in theaters long here in Korea. I'm excited to read your thoughts about it!

    I'm so excited for Leigh Bardugo's book! I loved Shadow and Bone and want to read more from her, including Six of Crows.

    Goodluck with NaNo and I hope this school year goes well!

    Kylie <3 | livingwhimsicaldreams.blogspot.com

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    1. Oh no shame :( Hope you get to see it another way soon.

      Eeeek me too!

      Thank you :)

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  8. Aw that's a bummer about City of Brass. I was wondering about that one. The Thousandth Floor looks good.

    I'll have to check out those Orient express posters...

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    1. It really is :( And it does!

      They're soooooo cool...

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  9. Oh my gosh, the Harrison Ford and Ryan Gosling interview made me cry-laugh!! :)

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  10. I'M SO HAPPY THAT YOU WATCHED WONDER WOMAN. It's honestly my favourite movie ever.

    I'm looking forward to hearing your thoughts on The Thousandth Floor! I'm planning on reading Wintersong soon, perhaps you'd like to buddy read? It's been on my bookshelf forever and I really want to get to it this winter!

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    1. ME TOOOOOOOOOOO.

      YES buddy-read!! Chat soon Xxx

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  11. School holidays always seemed to pass by so fast. I spent so much time waiting for them and then they were gone in a flash. Can't wait to see what you think of When Dimple Met Rishi. So cute. And I'll be interested to see your thoughts on Wintersong. I had mixed feelings on that one.

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      Yeah I'm really excited to read them!

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  12. Yeah, a lot of us wanted to run away to Winterfell with Jon Snow! Love that character!

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