I haven't posted a haul in a while but I've really had some great books come into my life so I wanted to give them some attention! These are from the past three weeks, some in the mail, some from a recent trade show I attended, and one from the lovely book depo (which I'm so grateful for because they allow me to buy gorgeous books like that one in the middle there, that aren't released in the US until next year!)! ;)
SO. Freaking. Gorgeous. Illustrations enhanced with metallic ink!!
So I'm just going to state a blanket "SO EXCITED" for all of these. But yea, Orphan Queen and Miss Mayhem, from two of my favorite authors---I grabbed those both at the trade show and both publishers got to witness me squealing and jumping up and down like a crazy person. No hiding my love for these two writers!! But with it being NaNo month and me not reading hardly at all...I think I'm itching to read all of these even more because I'm "suppose" to be concentrating on other things. LOL
The Weekly Nutshell
Well, also because of NaNo, I haven't been posting much. Do be sure to check out all the fantastic November releases & a giveaway here! I am reading Darkest Part of the Forest and it's actually a bit slow for me. Maybe just a mood thing, but I'm not really loving it as much as I'd hoped. My attempt at NaNoWriMo is going well---if not a bit slow. I've discovered I'm more a plotter than a pantser so I've put in a lot of time on plot and character outlining, figuring out where I want my story to go and how to get it there! :) If anyone missed my kick-off post, and are interesting in writing at all, you must check out Susan Dennard's writer's toolbox---it is chock full of invaluable writing advice.
Don't know if any of you remember, but a few weeks ago I said I was taking on Macarons. My first attempt at baking these crazy-fickle cookies ending with Macarons-1, Becky-0. They came out cracked and hollow---fortunately they still tasted pretty good even as almost-flat wafers LOL. Stay tuned for round two!
Have a great week, everyone! Happy Reading (and writing, for my NaNo'ers!):D