I started receiving request for reviews (woohoo!) I love reading, beta reading, and being part of critique groups. I think it only makes my own writing stronger, but I also love helping other people. And when I like a book, I love to spread the word about it.
But I think I really outdid myself. I swear, I have to make a syllabus for my life or something - with due dates and the whole messy lot.
I'm behind on examiner.com posts (I still have to post my review of The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness and Hunt by Patti Larsen - but at least I just got The Between review up!). Which were all fun books, and recommended... And to top it all off - September approaches! Meaning that I have to read the next book in the "Books that made me love reading" challenge.
And I'm completely behind on my TBR Pile Challenge. Okay, not behind really. I set out to read 10 books on my TBR list. I've definitely done that, but I haven't actually submitted any posts about them (I'm super lame, I know!)
You can see the picture for the list of books. They were all sitting on the shelves. Which, let me tell you something: My library is awesome. If they don't have a book, they can get it for me - they can order it on loan from another library in the Los Angeles county area, and poof! Like magic, I get an e-mail saying it's in. How's that for awesome?
Here's the thing I hate: They never really have books that I want on their shelves.
Not today! The library got a total YA revamping - and these four books that have been on my to-be-read list for entirely too long magically appeared on the shelves! I couldn't believe it!
So, I'll be reading/reviewing for the next few weeks... and hopefully I'll find some time to finish my third draft of RUHE so that my beta readers can finish beta reading.
Also, I should mention how much I adore Patrick Ness's interview on YA books getting age ratings (he's against, for various reasons). And I agree with him, but he's very articulate about it. You should check it out! I already loved his writing, but now I also like his style.