October 13-19, 2014
This week was a busy one, spent with indulging in a lot of fun fall activities as Halloween nears. I was able to visit a pumpkin farm, go on a hay ride, find my way through a corn maze, and eat the most delicious apple pie ever this weekend. I also carved my first pumpkin (since I was old enough to remember, anyway) and used all the seeds inside to make homemade roasted and salted pumpkin seeds (the perfect snack! It’s like a more savory version of popcorn!)
What I’m Reading and Watching
I’ve started watching Reign and I’m addicted! I know it’s loosely historically accurate but I love the focus on Mary, Queen of Scots and I think Adelaide Kane does a fantastic job! It’s got me on quite the historical fiction/fantasy kick, perfect for reading Throne of Glass!
Added to my shelves:
I picked this up at Target this weekend, and I am so excited to read this closer to the holiday season! It’s going to be my first December read! As a YA book blogger, I read predominantly novels, but in college I spent a lot of time reading short stories and appreciating how fantastic, smart, funny, and insightful a shorter narrative can be, and I’m particularly excited to read Laini Taylor and Rainbow Rowell’s stories!
Around the Blog
Monday: I review the ARC of Oh Yeah, Audrey!
Wednesday: I review the paranormal novel The Nightmare Affair.
Thursday: I discuss my desire to live in Hogsmeade!
Friday: The second installment in my original Fairy Tale Friday feature, focusing on Cinderella!
What are your feelings on short story collections? Do you think its a trend that could/should pick up in YA? Let me know in the comments!