Hello all and welcome to the update for the week starting 22/1/18!
After last week's successes, I'm please to say that this week will be just as successful (hopefully!). Seeing the improvement in the website stats has really got me motivated to keep providing you all with consistent, exciting and original content for the rest of the year. The support so far has been immense and I really hope this excitement can continue. We're looking at a new post every day again, which is fantastic and I'm super excited to jump right in.
And I have fantastic news! Although it is not story or book related, I have been able to grab some VIP tickets for RTX Sydney 2018. Roosterteeth is a company that has inspired me in so many ways and I am so excited to see them in two weekends time. To have been able to get those tickets is an absolute dream. To meet the people who have inspired me, who have pepped me up on days where I felt down... I cannot find the words to express it.
In light of this, there will be a blog post in the future detailing my time there. Again, I understand it is not story related but they have be a part of my creative writing journey. All will be explained in due time. Will I see any of you there?
Anyway, let's get into this weekly update!
We're looking at two reviews landing on the same days as last week. Keep an eye out for Paper Towns and An Abundance of Katherines, both written by John Green.
With two YA novels being reviewed this week, I think it's time for another instalment of the Genre series. This week, I'll be writing up a blog to do with the Young Adult genre, what it means and what generally slips a story into the YA category. I plan on this being done on Wednesday. However, with some plans I have that day, there may be a delay. Nonetheless, I will try my best!
Bitter Fruits by Alice Clark-Platts
I did not get time to finish this over the weekend. However, I do plan on having it finished this week.
Crossing the Lines by Sulari Gentill
Calling Major Tom by David M. Barnett
Finding Nevo by Nevo Zisin
As I have written previously, these stories are separate from my list of books I plan on reading. I had never encountered them until I bought them at a charity book sale. They all sound really interesting, so I can't wait to get stuck into them!
Achievements of the week
Aside from getting the blog and reviews up on their allocated days, I really want to have Bitter Fruits read and finished in preparation for its review soon. It also means I can start reading the other books I bought at the charity book sale, which I'm really keen on doing.
Another achievement I have in place is to get back into my usual exercise regime. Unlike a lot of people who would have started their new year's resolution at the beginning of the year, I have waited a couple of weeks to get into mine. No particular reason for this other than I've been busy and, I suppose, a little lazy. This stops now, so I'll be back to 'pumping iron' at the gym again soon!
And that's it this week. After my success last week, I am extremely motivated in consistently publishing content here. So, make sure to keep an eye out this week for all the content that's planned!
Charlotte is a reading and writing lover who has completed a creative writing intensive course at the University of Oxford and is a current university student studying a double degree in journalism and creative writing. If you are curious to learn more, check out the 'About' page.