IS IT SUMMER YET?!? Can I…wear summer clothes today? Yes? *gasps* (It’s the hottest day in a decade right now, apparently. Though I’m not really a heatwave person, haha.)
June has been such a blur for me. The first week was taken up by exams and to be honest the rest of it has been recuperation time and finishing off various other exams (language, drama and whatnot). You might be thinking that this doesn’t sound very interesting, but I’ve been doing some interesting things. I’ve had quite a lot of comfort book time.
1. Carnegie Medal Shadowing Buffalo Girl by Tanya Landman won the award in the end! It wasn’t one of my absolute favourites, but it wasn’t, y’know, dire. I had a lot of fun missing lessons one Tuesday afternoon to attend a talk with the lovely Frances Hardinge. She wore a fabulous hat with a feather.
2. The Song of Achilles by Madeleine Miller Tumblr’s been affecting my reading choices rather a lot lately, but there you go. I had a moment of myth love.
3. Vicious by VE Schwab VE SCHWAB IS A GODDESS, I SWEAR. I’m convinced that her books must use magic. I’ve already mentioned it about a million times, but superheroes and dark friendships and vicious things. (This is the kind of book I’d quite like to write.)
4. Adaptation by Malinda Lo Weird alien occurences plus awesome writing plus diverse cast and cute people everywhere equals awesomeness! *nods* Apparently Malinda Lo can get more cool.
5. Le Harry Potter Re-read ‘What?’ you gasp, ‘You’ve never re-read Harry Potter before?’ Yes, I know…it’s true. I’ve re-read Fangirl and Throne of Glass far more times than I have Harry Potter, although Harry Potter is usually the go-to re-read series. I’ve got no idea why. Maybe it’s because I only own the first and last ones; my options are a bit limited. I did buy a nice new copy of the Prisoner of Azkaban for this re-read, though. 😉
6. The Woman in Black I went to see the two-man play with school! We in fact didn’t read this one in class; we read The Mist in the Mirror instead. That was pretty bad, and not at all scary, but I was still excited for the play. It was really fun! I know some people were absolutely terrified, but personally I didn’t find it all that scary – it was mostly jump scares. I think it was the right amount for me! It is very similar to The Mist in the Mirror, though.
7. Contact lenses Putting jelly things into your eyes are VERY strange, but glasses are slightly complicated for sport etc. so I decided to give them a shot. Current status is still getting used to them. But I’m definitely getting better.
Stuff from around the internet:
- My top posts from this month were Summer Bucket List, Why I Don’t Write Book Reviews and Top Ten Books I’ve Read So Far in 2015. There also seems to be rather a lot of people searching for 7 Things I Will Do When I Go to See the Eleanor & Park Movie to which all I can say is – WELCOME, MY FRIENDS! We can all attend the Eleanor & Park in likeminded fangirling together. 😀
- An Overthinking Teenager @ Books, Tea and a Onesie wrote An Open Letter to All The Keyboard Warriors.
- Engie @ Musings from Neville’s Navel listed 58 YA novels that would be better with lesbians (as part of a Pride blogfest – you should totally go read her other posts!).
- Michelle @ The Writing Hufflepuff, Bridget @ Stay and Watch the Stars and Chloe @ The Book Hugger all posted bucket lists.
- A new Solitaire novella and a contest to win original art were announced!
Alice Oseman is the coolest author ever, I maintain.
- There’s going to be a Harry Potter play! It’s called Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. It’s due to open in the West End next year.
In the diary:
- Today’s my penultimate day at school, eek! (Now for the first time in 2 years I have to completely clean out my locker, haha.)
How has your June been? 🙂 Is it nice weather where you are?