NaNoWriMo 2015

Today is the last day of October. Which may mean Halloween for many but it also means that tomorrow is the first day of NaNoWriMo!

I will be participating this year and I am filled with excitement and dread and angst and impatience and anticipation.

The last time I took part was in 2011 and I lost quite miserably. Didn't even make it to the half-point, I think. But the year before that, I did win. But that was so long ago and I had just finished high school and taken a gap semester and I had so much time!
Luckily, I'm off work for the first week of November so I hopefully I'll use that time to get a head-start and not uh.. procrastinate...

My username is zanirra in case anyone wants to be buddies!

Let the writing begin!!

deweys wrap-up

The readathon is over and I managed to read 3 books. Not bad for a first attempt, I hope? And a big leap if I think about the four years I spent not reading at uni..

I'm going to post very brief reviews just to clear my mind and move on to other books.

The Young Elites by Marie Lu.
I loved her Legend series so I was certain that I would enjoy this book. Lo and behold, I did! I liked the characters and the slow build-up which really let you get to know the characters. I didn't expect the ending and I have high hopes for the sequel which I am so excited is out already! Even the title, The Rose Society, makes the anticipation higher since I now know what it refers to.
Rating: 7.5/10

The Elite by Kiera Cass
I preferred The Selection. I remember enjoying the relationship between America and Prince Maxon, smiling at their friendship. But the sequel was a bit slow and sort of annoying. Each chapter alternates between America torn between two guys. Over.. and over.. again. I felt she was a stronger character in the first book. But I'm still picking up the third book with hopes that it gets better.
Rating: 6/10

Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
This one was a re-read because Carry On is out now and I thought reminding myself of Cath and Simon would be nice. Though it's not necessary to read Fangirl before Carry On, of course. What can I say? Fangirl will always be one of my favorites. I love Rainbow Rowell's style and this story is just so sweet and creative and real. At times, Cath might not seem like your typical teenager but then other times, she totally is. Conclusion: I NEED Carry On!
Rating: 8/10

My eyes starting hurting last night from the bad lighting in my room and generally because... well, I have bad eyesight. I'm looking forward to catching up with all the new episodes of Modern Family, Scream Queens and Vampire Diaries today. Then hopefully, I can get some writing done. Goodbye!
LOTS of books

Dewey's 24-Hour Readathon!

I haven't posted in ages.. But I'm back again (temporarily as it might be) to get back in the swing of blogging!

This weekend, I'll be participating in my first-ever readathon! I'm coming down with a cold and have spent the last two days in bed with a book. Not bad, considering. Anyways, I found out about this readathon through Catriona and decided to give it a go! I really do need to tackle the large pile of unread books on my shelves... not to mention, my Kindle... Ha...

Here is what I plan to read on Saturday, starting 7 A.M.:

  • Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell (if I haven't finished it by then)

  • The Elite by Kiera Cass

  • Champion by Marie Lu

  • Sputnik Sweetheart by Haruki Murakami

  • ? by Jill Mansell (tba)

It's a good start, I think. They're mostly short books that I've been looking forward to reading for a while. Hopefully, it'll be a satisfying weekend of intense reading! Good luck to everyone participating!