What Annie’s Doing: A Reading and Writing Update #2

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Is it actually July?  That’s what my planner says, but I’m having a hard time believing it.  So much has happened in life and on this little site the past month that it’s felt more like a week than a month.  To help usher in July, I’m going to do a little recap of my month in reading and writing.

In other news, I decided to do a little revamping to celebrate getting 200 followers and 1,500 page views (yay!).  So I made some new graphics (well, they’re not new because I didn’t have graphics in the first place) and I’m starting to keep up with my Twitter account, which you can check out here.  Thank you for clicking on my posts, reading them, letting me know your thoughts, and otherwise being your fabulous selves.  I appreciate it more than you know.

What Annie Read:

The Selection Stories: The Prince and The Guard by Kiera Cass–these novellas were a nice little Selection fix in that they weren’t too intense and they looked at tried-and-true Selection scenes from a different perspective.  Like with the original series, they were just easy, don’t-have-to-think-too-hard novellas.

The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood–my full review is posted here and you can read all about the million and a half ways in which I loved and enjoyed this book.

What Annie’s Reading Right Now:

To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han–I’m hoping that this book will get me out of my reading slump.  The first fifty pages or so were pretty uneventful and almost caused me to put the book down once and for all, but I decided to stick it out and I’m glad I did.

The Circle by Dave Eggers–I’m not too far into this book but I like it so far.  The description is a little exhaustive, but my hopes are high.

Rosemarked by Livia Blackburne–I haven’t read this book in a week or two since I was concentrated on finishing The Handmaid’s Tale, but I’m hoping to get back to it since I received an ARC and want to get a review out there as soon as possible.

11/22/63 by Stephen King–This book will probably be in my “currently reading” pile until I’m old and gray because it’s so freaking long.  My Goodreads says I’m only 4% done at the moment, but that’s not fair: 4% of this book takes a long time to read!

What Annie’s Going to Read:

A Study in Charlotte by Brittany Cavallaro–I ordered this book from Book Depository a few days ago and cannot wait to get my hands on it.

Me Before You by Jojo Moyes–I’m actually about halfway done with this book, but I put it on hiatus last summer and have yet to pick it back up.  I’m going to be a big girl and get it done this month.

Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard–I keep my copy of this book on my nightstand as a reminder to start reading it.  I’m pumped to see what happens here.

What Annie Wrote:

I finally hit 45,000 words and am about halfway through my novel’s plot!  I spent way too long on the exposition, but I have a cut-and-dry outline that I think will get me through this muddy middle section.  I’m fully expecting my draft to be 1936298562824739 words long, but I’d rather overproduce and have to cut back than underproduce and have to fill in the blank spaces.

Annie’s Favorite Posts:

Musings on an Old Bookstore in Annapolis

Eight Reasons Why I’m Not Going to Watch “Thirteen Reasons Why”

Mid-Year Freak Out Book Tag

What Annie’s Wondering About: A Reverse Q&A

Little Miss Independent: How My Independent Study in Novel Writing Changed Me and My Writing

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8 thoughts on “What Annie’s Doing: A Reading and Writing Update #2

      1. She’s reading the second of a series for Jenny Han….I think she thought it was ok, but I think she thought characters were a little flat.She’s currently away on a community service thing, so I don’t know how far she’s into the circle. Will keep you posted when she gets back

  1. I cannot believe July is here either…seriously? What happened to June? Congrats on 200 followers! That’s awesome ๐Ÿ™‚ Following you on Twitter too. I’m not a big Twitter user but maybe I should be.

    Have a great week! Happy reading and writing ๐Ÿ™‚