Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Blogging, NaNoWriMo, and a Giveaway

Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Hey, guys!

It's been far too long since I've done anything blog-related, but I have a good reason: college. The past 2 months of my freshman year have been crazy (but awesome) as I've adjusted to life on campus. Honestly, it's been a pretty easy transition, which I'm thankful for, though that hasn't kept my schedule from becoming packed. And on top of midterms, papers, talks, activities, etc., I got really sick the week I had planned on returning to blogging, which was not fun (do not recommend, 0/10).

But I'm back! I'll be continuing my sporadic posting, but in a more consistent way (don't think about that too much). I haven't had much time for reading - okay, I haven't made that much time for reading - but right now I'm reading I Am Malala and Wide Awake, both of which I'm really enjoying. I've also done a ton of reading for my classes, but something tells me you won't want to hear about Global Political Economy.

So I'll be blogging about the much more interesting books. And also about my progress with NaNoWriMo!

"But Sara!" you say. "You've barely had time for blogging let alone writing a whole novel in a month!"

And to that I say, yeah, you're probably right. But I've got to give it a go, anyway! If any bloggers want to coordinate NaNoWriMo posts with me so that it's more like a NaNo party, just reach out! (Call me, beep me, if you want to reach me, and all that.)

Anyway, since I've been woefully negligent of the blog, I've decided to do a giveaway to make up for it. Hope that's okay. ;)

You can enter to win one of the books below in the Rafflecopter (if the books are part of a series, you can select a different book in the same series instead). These are some of my favorite Feminist Reads and since this has been a feminist YA book blog for a few months now, I thought it'd be fitting. This giveaway is open to any country where the Book Depository ships.

Now, go enter away! And let me know what I've missed in the blogosphere!

The Girl of Fire and Thorns (Fire and Thorns #1) by Rae Carson
Graceling (Graceling #1) by Kristin Cashore
A Great and Terrible Beauty (Gemma Doyle #1) by Libba Bray
Beauty Queens by Libba Bray
The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks by E. Lockhart
Anatomy of a Boyfriend (Anatomy #1) by Daria Snadowsky


  1. The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks... what a title, what a cover.... I'm guilty of picking books for those two reasons all too often. Here's hoping I win it! :) :) :)

  2. Good to have you back! And great giveaway choices!

  3. Oh Kim Possible references, how I love you! (Speaking of, why isn't that show on Netflix? I want to rewatch it now!) And oh my god - I just read Anatomy of a Boyfriend a month or so ago, and WOW. If there was one book I'd want to shove into the hand of every teen, that book would be it. I wish I'd been able to read it when I was about 17, but alas I did not know of it. I wish more people had read it! I feel like it's one of those books that is occasionally mentioned, but no one has read it! And if I had a pick, it'd be Libba Bray's Beauty Queens - which I still can't believe I haven't read yet.

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  5. I've been meaning to read Graceling and The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks. I've heard great things about them both! Also Beauty Queens :)

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