NaNoWriMo Discussion

It’s almost November, meaning the National November Writing Month is almost upon us! This is my first official year participating (last year I just watched every one else and wrote a paragraph…) and I’m almost ready. Let’s chat about what I plan to write. 

Title: Purple 
Why? Mostly because you’ll see (one day) and I’m a huge fan of mysterious, one word titles. 
Genre: Young Adult Sci-Fi
Why? I’m most experienced in reading young adult and sci-fi, so it fits naturally. 
Synopsis in 5 Words: Weapon Fights in Techno Game
Like Hunger Games? No. Definitely not. No children deaths, no nature aspect, no disturbing outside violence. 
Anything else? My friends have described it as an anti-dystopia, so there’s that. Also, I’m doing something cool with colors. 
I’ll be doing weekly process updates or you can follow my profile page here.
Good luck!

House of Hades by Rick Riordan Review

The House of Hades (The Heroes of Olympus, #4)
Naturally, if you have not read up to Mark of Athena, do not read this post! Avoid spoilers, my friends. 
P.S. I posted this a while ago and it didn’t publish. #epicfail 
Plot: Being a Rick Riordan book, we expect certain things from the plot. Tons of action, witty lines, and a heaping of Greek mythology to accompany it all. And he certainly delivers. While most of us were excited for the major epicness probably contained in Tartarus, this was the part I found lacking the most. We didn’t get very many fight scenes, more conquering the evils with our brain power. So for that, I am taking off half a star. IT’S TARTARUS, YOU CAN’T JUST TAKE PEOPLE OUT WITH WORDS. Above ground, Frank and Piper just killed it with the destruction of villains. Congrats dudes. 
Characters: So much development I can’t even (except for the minor cases of Percy and Piper). Hazel has some new powers that allow her to do some absolutely epic things with the mist, Frank has finally regained some self confidence, our little Leo has grown up and found a love interest, Jason is beginning to realize his mortality (?), Annabeth has finally made me ship Percabeth. It’s just a party of character development all around. Except for Percy, who has by now done just about all the growth we could expect from a character, and Piper. Piper is just a lost hope. 
Writing: With seven POVs, stuff should probably get hectic. But, NOPE, none of that happening around here. This book was packed with lots of funny lines (even Jason had one. That’s like pigs flying) and action sequences to balance it out. However, it just drove in a straight line, never going up or down, and I’m not sure what to expect from the Blood of Olympus. 
Rating: 4/5 Stars 
And now…
we wait. 

Reading Habits Tag

This tag started out on Youtube, but I decided to bring the questions to my blog. Hopefully, this will also let you get to know me a little more too!

Now – onto the questions:

1. Do you have a certain place at home for reading? Not really. I generally wherever, when ever, but I prefer to read in my reading chair whenever possible. 
2. Bookmark or random piece of paper? BOOKMARK, all the way. I’ve used the same one for three years and I’d probably have a mental breakdown if I lost it. 
3. Can you just stop reading or do you have to stop after a chapter/ a certain amount of pages? I always stop at the end of a chapter. This has been a recent change. 
4. Do you eat or drink while reading? Sometimes. It’s more plausible if I’m reading on my Kindle. 
5. Multitasking: Music or TV while reading? Music, no. TV, yes. Multitasking is life.
6. One book at a time or several at once? One book at a time. I barely have time to finish one a week, I have no idea how I would handle multiple plots. 
7. Reading at home or everywhere? Everywhere! I love reading in the car, waiting rooms, before my food arrives in the drive thru :p
8. Reading out lout or silently in your head? This is a major pet peeve, but I hate when people read out loud. It irritates me so much. So silently for me. 
9. Do you read ahead or even skip pages? Sometimes I look ahead, but I hate when I do that. 
10. Breaking the spine or keeping it like new? Breaking the spine. iT jUST hAPPENS, okay? okay. (that was a total TFIOS reference…)
11. Do you write in your books? No..no..no…i can’t even. why would someone do this?


And that’s the tag! 

October To Be Read

It’s October now, folks, and with that a new TBR list! Last month was my first time with a to be read list set aside for me, and I really liked knowing what book was coming up next. I’ve decided to make another for this month. This is quite shorter because I’m going to be very busier than normal. Let’s just get onto it:

Allegiant (Divergent, #3)

Book #1: Allegiant by Veronica Roth, published 22 October 2013. I’m so excited for the conclusion to this series, even though my life will probably be ruined for the entire week afterwards. 

The House of Hades (The Heroes of Olympus, #4)

Book #2: House of Hades by Rick Riordan, published 8 October 2013. Just…so…many….questions to be answered! Another book I’m extremely excited for. It’s going to be a good new release month!

Clockwork Prince (The Infernal Devices, #2)

Book #3: Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare. I read the first book in this series late July and I’ve been dying to get back into it. These books are always quick and entertaining reads for me. I hope to finish this series by COHF. 

Fangirl

(Possible) Book #4: Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell. I’m not sure if I’ll have time for four books this month, but if I do, this is the next book. I liked Eleanor and Park, her second book, so I’m excited to see what this will bring (plus it’s my life in a novel).