Tuesday, 1 November 2016
Two Books for November (and NaNoWriMo)
First of all I'm looking forward to reading A Darker Shade of Magic. I absolutely love the concept: Grey London is dirty, boring, lacks magic, ruled by mad King George. Red London is where life and magic are revered, and the Maresh Dynasty presides over a flourishing empire. White London is ruled by whoever has murdered their way to the throne. People fight to control magic, and the magic fights back, draining the city to its very bones. Once there was Black London - but no one speaks of that now. How cool does that sound? It almost makes me jealous that I've not come up with this concept. I think there's just so much you can do with this setting and I'm curious to see what V. E. Schwab has done with it.
Besides reading November is always a bit hectic for me because I love to participate in NaNoWriMo and this month I've decided to tackle two projects. A few short stories. 10-20 in total. And on top of that a novella, which I hope will be between 40-50K words once I'm done. My Goodreads challenge is telling me I need to read 24 books until the end of the year and I'm starting to feel the pressure.
I made a list of 24 books I plan to read in the coming 8 weeks and I hope I can stick to it. Basically a bit more than 3 books a week. That's doable, right? Then why did I decide to put books onto that list that are a 1'000 pages long? Why couldn't I just choose 24 novellas?
Have you all finished the GR challenge? Successfully? Or are at least on your way?
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First of all, Good Luck for NaNoWriMo :) While I love to write, November is a really hectic month for me! I have semester exams and a whole lot of other things! But I love interacting with the participants :)ReplyDelete
I love the cover of A Darker Shade of magic and the blurb! Will add it to my TBR!
Ohh..If that's the kind of Science fiction you like you should definitely check out Rise of the Chosen by Anna Kopp and The Glitch by Ramona Finn. Both were available on Netgalley but I don't think they are anymore! But they're pretty great reads! :)
My GR challenge is 74% done! Mostly because I've read 16 books in October! I need to read more in November!
Thank you :) It is a hectic month in general but I am usually too excited not to make time for NaNo. I'm looking into Rise of the Chosen and The Glitch right now, thank you for the suggestions :)Delete
Wishing you ALL the luck for NaNo! You can do it!ReplyDelete
I desperately want to read a Schwab book - I need to do it! But time.... My poor TBR.
My reading goals are low compared to most bloggers but I'm doing fine with them right now. I am currently ahead of schedule on the 2016 challenge but still have to finish another 10 books to meet my goal. It's theoretically possible for me. But reading 700-1000 page books right now IS NOT HELPING.
Hope you have a great November!
Thank you :)Delete
My tbr is hilariously big. But sometimes I just stumble over a book and want to read it immediately...
I'm also not helping myself by adding Sanderson's Stormlight Archive etc. to my end of year tbr list. What am I thinking?
I used to have low reading goals. I've read a lot as a child, then kind of stopped and got sucked into Internet and TV. Trying to get back to books now that studying isn't taking up most of my time anymore.
3 books a week is totally doable. Good luck!ReplyDelete
Thank you :)Delete
Good luck with NaNo! I'm not a writer so I don't participate, but I love seeing how things shake down for my writer friends participating, at the end of the month. I have met my Goodreads challenge of 150 books! I'm pretty sure I'll make 200 again, but we'll see. =)ReplyDelete
Have a great month, Olivia!
Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!
Wow, 150-200... any tips besides cutting down on TV, Internet surfing and always having a book with you?Delete
Thank you :)