Wednesday, May 1, 2013

I'm Done

I'm officially done, complete, finished...happy, thrilled, excited. I took my final the other day and let's just say I could've done better - much better. No crying about it now. It's over. I passed with a "C" and I must admit it was the happiest "C" I've ever received. Well, its the only "C" I've gotten. I'm a bit of a perfectionist/nerd but I had no problem accepting this grade. I earned it.
Now that school's finished...for now, (I'm a perpetual learner, need-to-knower, noisy) I'll focus on my writing more. One thing that work, family, and school could not distract steal from me was my love for reading. Here are a few of my recommendations:

Shatter Me - Tahereh Mafi
This book was different with its strike throughs and poignant use of imagery. I loved it. As soon as I've finished my current read, I'll start on the sequel - Unravel Me. One thing I wasn't certain about with respect to the book was the "dystopian" reference. I didn't think it was a dystopian. The author did attempt to introduce the readers to a new world but it was mainly about the main character's reaction to her less-than-favorable "gift." This will be a great read for anyone who dares to be different with their work. This author was and I think it worked well for her. Read it and let us know what you think.

Hopeless - Colleen Hoover
This book was different from what I normally read. I like action, paranormal, suspense but this book was full of romance. I loved it, though. The author's voice is GREAT. She is my new YA hero. Her characters are flawed, beautiful, and you love and hate them. I 've been told there's a sequel and I can't wait to read it. Oh and this author is from Texas and she's self-published! Kudos to her. She totally rocks!!!! If you write YA, I recommend you reading this for the voice alone - but there are other bits of awesomeness going on here, too.

What the Dead Know - Laura Lippman
This is not YA! But this book hooks you from the beginning and doesn't let go until the very end. This book, with my mommy pants on, makes me cringe. Like the plot of the story, I have two girls and couldn't imagine the story that unfolds in this book happening to me. Horrible, shattering. This book was spellbinding but I wouldn't read it again just because it makes me think too much. But if you haven't read it, you should.
What have you read? Share it with us.

Have a great day. Read a book and laugh!


  1. I haven't read any of these but keep hearing about Shatter Me, so hopefully I'll pick it up soon :)
    Best of luck with the writing, I'm hoping to concentrate on getting the words down too.

    1. Hey K.R.

      Getting the words down is exactly what I plan to do also. Good luck with it!

  2. I haven't read these and What the Dead Know sounds like just the kind of thing I'd love.
    Congrats on finishing you school year - yay for you! Have an awesome summer! :-)

    1. Hey Lexa,

      Yes, you should definitely read Whatt the Dead Know. It was a great read.

  3. Congrats!

    I loved Shatter Me and Hopeless is on my TBR list.

  4. Kelly,

    Shatter Me was great. I can't wait to read the sequel. Hope you enjoy Hopeless when you read it, too.

  5. I loved Hopeless. Like you, it's not my usual genre, but it was recommended to me by a friend and I am SO GLAD I read it!
    Congrats on being through with your class.

  6. Jessie
    Thanks, Jessie. I feel like I can focus more on my writing again now that I'm finished with school. I found Hopeless browsing my Kindles "recommended" books. So glad I did!


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