Hello all and welcome to the wrap-up for the week ending 9/3/18!
I have so many exciting things I want to write! Firstly, this has been an absolutely fantastic week for this website. Not only was there a post up every day this week but there was an extra post today. I'm hoping I can keep putting reviews and blog posts up every day of the week but I'd also like to see Monday and Friday getting more love than only the updates and wrap-ups. Secondly, we've broken a record in the amount of views per week. We reached 650 views today, 319 being unique visitors. How amazing is that? Thank you all so much for the support. It means so much to me to share my love for reading, writing and storytelling, and I hope this website inspires you in those aspects as well. And lastly, I have my glasses! I'll be putting up photos of them either on Saturday or Sunday, so keep an eye out on the Instagram account!
It's a long weekend here in Adelaide, so I'm hoping to get a lot done this weekend. It will mostly be me studying or writing up the content for next week. After such an eventful week, I hope to get some rest time in as well. We shall see! I can also feel the pressure of final year assignments creeping up, so I really need to make sure I'm on the ball with that. I don't want to be in a similar position as last year where I don't have time to put up consistent content. It will definitely be a year of learning how to manage time and keep the energy levels up. I hope my new glasses help in this regard!
Anyway, let's get into this wrap-up!
The amazingly unique story Crossing the Lines by Sulari Gentill was reviewed. I would definitely recommend this book, so read about it here!
What a week for blog posts! It started on Tuesday with the post on the Adelaide Writers' Week this year, which was an amazing experience. Then, Thursday was all about International Women's Day, so I posted my top 5 female characters found in books--a very hard decision since there are so many great female characters out there! Finally, there was the third instalment in the Genre series covering crime fiction. Click on the links below to read them!
Adelaide Writers' Week 2018
My top 5 female characters in books
Tomorrow, when the War Began by John Marsden
The Dead of the Night
The Third Day, the Frost
Darkness, Be My Friend
Burning for Revenge
The Night is for Hunting
The Other Side of Dawn
All of the above are written by John Marsden and are a part of his Tomorrow series. When I start getting through them, I'll reveal what comes after!
Achievements of the week
This week has been a BRILLIANT one! Not only did you get content on all days this week but you got more than what was planned. I think that is a HUGE achievement!
Also, we have reached a new record in views this week. We're up to 650 views for this week. I am absolutely stoked by this. Thank you all so very much!
I also got a lot done at university and work this week, so I'm feeling very confident in whole everything will continue from here on in. 2018 is going very well so far, let's hope it continues!
Quotation of the week
'I am no bird; and no net ensnares me: I am a free human being with an independent will.'
-Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre (found on Penguin Books UK Twitter account)
And that's it this week! Bring on the long weekend. I have a lot I want to achieve, so here's hoping I can get everything done. If all else fails, I'll just read!
What are you reading this weekend?
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.