Wednesday, April 30, 2014

What's Up Wednesday

My semester is officially over!!! I’ve been home for a week but am actually heading back to Pittsburgh tomorrow. I’m going on the MFA trip to Belize May 3-17, and we’re flying out of Pittsburgh. I’m at the anxious/nervous point of the pre-trip right now, but once I’m in Belize I’m sure I’ll be super happy!
 

What I’m Reading
I’ve spent most of my free time reading lately. Since my last WUW post a few weeks ago, I’ve read 8 books and 3 novellas. My favorites within that list are THE 5TH WAVE by Rick Yancey, the rest of
Some of the books I've bought since coming home
the Shatter Me series (UNRAVEL ME, IGNITE ME, and the corresponding two novellas), and THE UNBECOMING OF MARA DYER. Reviews for almost all the books will be coming in the next few weeks (except for the Shatter Me sequels because I don’t want to spoil anything).

 
Right now I’m reading DOROTHY MUST DIE by Danielle Paige. I just reviewed the prequel novella, NO PLACE LIKE OZ, which I really enjoyed.

What I’m Writing
Absolutely nothing. I’ve taken a break since finishing the semester just to let my brain recharge. During my time in Belize, though, I’ll be journaling daily. We each have to write 18-20 pages of travel essays once we get back, so soon I’ll be busy with that.

What Inspires Me Right Now
I’ve really enjoyed all the books I’ve read recently, so I guess they’re inspiring me. They motivate me to read more and more of them, that’s for sure! Within 48 hours of arriving home, I’d somehow managed to acquire 8 books. Not that I have a problem or anything…

What Else Is New?

I’ve decided to do a Harry Potter reread this summer! I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve read the books. I’m currently listening to the Sorcerer’s Stone on audiobook (it’s my companion when I drive from school to home and back) and I caught Deathly Hallows part 2 on ABC Family yesterday. I guess listening to the beginning of Harry’s journey and watching the end of it made me emotional, because now rereading the books is all I can think about. I’m going to take my time with it and still read other books simultaneously, but I’ve missed Harry recently. Time for another trip to Hogwarts!

I have now seen Divergent twice! I think I enjoyed myself more the second time because I spent the entire first time stressed, just waiting for them to completely ruin something in the story. But I don’t think they did. Sure, there are a few things they changed that I wished they hadn’t, but overall I had so much fun watching the movie. Aaaaand I want to reread the book too! (Even though I just reread it in the fall, pre-Allegiant.)

Most of my time right now is being spent getting everything together for my Belize trip. We aren’t allowed to check a bag (it will slow the group down, plus we won’t have much room on the buses) so I need to squash everything into a carry-on. Wish me luck! I’ve scheduled some posts over the next two weeks, but this will be my last post until I get back. I’ll be sure to post pictures once I’m home!
 

Happy Wednesday, everyone!

1 comment:

  1. I hope you have the most amazing time on the trip! Enjoy every moment and take lots of pictures! :)

    ReplyDelete

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...