All right! As promised, I'm sharing the books at the top of my to-read list for the next quarter, Spring 2018, of which there are eight. I shared five of these already as "Waiting On" Wednesdays, but the rest are new.
This post idea comes from Top Ten Tuesday, where bloggers have been prompted to post their favorite book covers in their favorite color! My favorite color is purple, so here are some awesome purple book covers for you to enjoy. These are all taken from my "love the cover" bookshelf on Goodreads, in order of publication.
Once again, apologies for missing the previous week. I had another bout of illness, because I'm lucky like that. In any case, today I thought I'd give y'all an update on my life via "-ing" verbs, in another Taking Stock of My Life.
Eating: green cookies!
Wearing: a long black bubble dress and a long-sleeve plaid purple and green shirt
Reading: The Belles by Dhonielle Clayton
Writing: a blog post, at this particular moment, LOL
Editing: CUCUY, except I've gotten distracted by FamilySearch
Listening: to "Champion" by Fall Out Boy
Watching: Star Trek: Voyager in brief spurts
Bookmarking: most recently, a random last name generator shown in this post
Playing: Bang! with some church friends
Looking: for the places where my family lines end on FamilySearch
My apologies for missing last week! I had to take a sick day. :P
Now it's time for another round of speedlinking, where I share some cool stuff from across the Internet for you to enjoy!
First off, I added the two Avengers: Infinity War trailers to my Speedlinking playlist on YouTube (#23 and 24), because THIS IS A VERY IMPORTANT EVENT THAT I'M NOT SURE MY FEELINGS WILL SURVIVE. (Can you believe it now has an April 27 release worldwide?) *Language warning on that link*
Next, a few links that may be useful to you writers out there. A lot of people online have been talking about the Notebook.ai, a worldbuilding program online that has both a free and a paid version. It looks really awesome, and I'm sure a lot of you would enjoy using it. Me, I've found that I do better freeform, using Word--even my one go at the ever-popular Scrivener didn't work out. Nevertheless, this looks like something a lot of people will find very useful.
There's also a random last name generator, for those less-important characters who you just need to name, darnit. It's got a great variety of names from every culture, at least from what I've seen so far, and it's a little less awkward than going through your Twitter feed. :)
Then there's the Atlas Obscura, a website where you can look up basically any location to find its most interesting attractions. I think this could be useful for real-world worldbuilding, as one of many pieces of research you'll have to do when including a real city in your stories.
I'm an unpublished novelist, primarily of YA fantasy, working towards my MLIS degree. I love psychology, cats, social justice, and love! I'm also a huge fangirl. Basically, stories are my life.
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