What I'm Reading & Writing Wednesday

whatimreadingandwritingwednesdayHello and welcome to What I’m Reading and Writing Wednesday, my weekly feature that fills all of you in on what is going on in my reading and writing life this week. This feature is my own spin on WWW Wednesday, hosted by Sam over at Taking on a World of Words. A second great feature is My Week in Books, which is also posted on Wednesdays by Lipsyy Lost and Found.

What I’m Reading…

I just finished…

throne-of-glass-coverI’ve been meaning to read Throne of Glass for a while now, and with the next book coming out soon, I figured that I should get on it. This book has been sitting on my shelves for a few months now and with the issues I’ve been having with my current read, I needed to set that aside and step into Caleana Sardothien’s world. Continue reading

What I'm Reading and Writing Wednesday

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Yay! It’s Wednesday again. I had all sorts of posts planned for the first couple of days this week, but I’ve been so busy! Anyway, it’s time to catch you all up on what’s going on in my world. What I’m Reading and Writing Wednesday is my spin on WWW Wednesday, hosted by Taking on a World of Words. Another awesome, similar feature is This Week in Books hosted by Lipsyy Lost and Found. Continue reading

What I'm Reading & Writing Wednesday

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Hello! Welcome to What I’m Reading and Writing Wednesday, my weekly feature that catches you all up on what’s going on in my world. Two other similar features are WWW Wednesday, hosted by Taking on a World of Words and This Week in Books hosted by Lipsyy Lost and Found. Drop by their blogs and check them out :).

So let’s get to it!!!

What I’m Reading…

Not nearly as much as I did last week, that’s for sure.

I just finished….

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A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas. What can I say in this short blurb other than I loved this book! It’s probably going to be the first book that I post an actual review for this year. So. Good. It makes me want to read more from this author. Continue reading

Last Ten Books That Came Into My Possession

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and The Bookish. This week’s theme is the last ten books that came into my possession. In no particular order, these are the last ten books that I’ve purchased within the last couple of months.

1. The Iron King by Julie Kagawa

2. A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas

3. Under the Lights by Dahlia Adler

4. Rebel Belle by Rachel Hawkins

5. Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

6 & 7 . Something Strange and Deadly and  A Darkness Strange and Lovely by Susan Dennard

8 & 9. Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children and Hollow City by Ransom Riggs

10. Writing with Emotion, Tension, and Conflict by Cheryl St. John

And there are probably ones that I missed, but this is most of them!

What are the last ten books that came into your possession, whether you bought them, got from the library, or borrowed from a friend?

Monday Musings: Re-reading challenge

As a part of the book blogger world, I’ve read many books that I would eventually like to revisit.

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However, with the sheer amount of books on my TBR list and the amount of those that are sitting on my bedside table, just waiting for me to get to them– it’s very difficult for me to even consider taking the time to re-read a book. Continue reading

Camp NaNoWriMo: Day 13

Week 2 of Camp NaNoWriMo is about to come to a close and I couldn’t be happier.

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Week 2 has always been the hardest for me. Especially during NaNoWriMo in November. The first week is usually so inspiring and full of words and new ideas. Week 2 is where I feel blah about my writing (in this case, revising) and tend to fall behind. Continue reading

400 Followers on WordPress

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Amanda’s Nose in a Book just reached 400 followers on WordPress!!!

Thank you to all of you who follow my little blog. I love how you all chime in on my discussions about reading and writing. You help to give me a voice in my little corner of the world. Without you, Amanda’s Nose in a Book wouldn’t be here, 2 years after I began!

You’re all awesome and I look forward to all of the awesomeness to come.

What I'm Reading & Writing Wednesday

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Hey everyone! It’s Wednesday again and I have a lot to share with you, especially because I completely forgot about this feature last week (yeahhh sometimes I forget what day of the week it is). Anyway What I’m Reading and Writing Wednesday is my own spin on WWW Wednesday, hosted by Taking on a World of Words and This Week in Books hosted by Lipsyy Lost and Found.

What I’m reading this week…

A lot.

I just finished reading…

  • A Darkness Strange and Lovely by Susan Dennard. I loved this book and thought that it was a really fun sequel to Something Strange and Deadly and can’t wait  to pick up the 3rd book.
  • I finally finished A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab and it’s definitely one of the best books I’ve read so far this year! Not sure why it took me so long to finish (although it got buried in my craft room for a couple of weeks).
  • Under the Lights by Dahlia Adler. I really enjoyed this book, even though it took me a little time to get into. I’m not a huge reader of contemporary, but I am glad that I pushed through it. Diversity in YA and NA is incredibly important and Dahlia Adler definitely showed that message as it relates to diversity in other forms of entertainment.

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Top Ten Hyped Books I've Never Read

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s theme is Top Ten Hyped Books I’ve Never Read. With so many books coming out on a weekly basis (and the hype that surrounds them) it’s hard to keep up with all of them. Here are ten hyped books that I’ve never read– most of which I’d like to in the future.

1. Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins

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Yeah, I know. I’m a bad book blogger! This book (and it’s companion novels) is/are everywhere. Continue reading

To use WattPad, or not to use WattPad..

Today, while scrolling through my Twitter feed I came across a link to a chapter of Midheaven by Rebecca Taylor that had been posted on WattPad.

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Using WattPad is something that I have been toying with for a while. I’ve read Rebecca’s first book in this series, Ascendant and was aware that she used WattPad when writing her second book The Immaculate Grace of Carmen Espinosa.

My biggest question was: as a currently unpublished author, would WattPad be a good tool for me to use if I’m not sure which publishing route I would like to take.

Rebecca invited me to email her my questions, which of course I did!

“Hello Rebecca,

Thanks for your offer to help me out with Wattpad! My first novel, The Girl in the Glass Coffin is in it’s (hopefully) final stages of drafting/editing/ and polishing and I was wondering if posting a chapter or two on WattPad would be helpful.

I’m honestly not sure what kind of publishing route I’m hoping to take with this book, but I know a lot of agents and small publishing houses won’t take submissions that are published elsewhere.

Any advice or suggestions would be helpful. I’m really new to all of this and there is so much conflicting information out there on the subject.”

And her response was so helpful!!! See what Rebecca Taylor has to say on the subject !!!

Read my review of Rebecca’s first novel, Ascendant here

You can read the first 3 Chapters of the sequel, Midheaven on Wattpad!