Hey guys! It's time for another edition of Faerytales Report! I am still in disbelief over the fact that Halloween is in a few days and Christmas is exactly two months away!!!! Time is certainly flying isn't it?
So, let's take a look at what both Jillian and I were up to these past two weeks!
The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin
Saint Anything by Sarah Dessen
I ponder whether we're going through the great blogging depression?
Cait shares her wisdom on how to be kind to book bloggers
Kayla predicts the future of YA
Faye and Rashika writes a super relatable list on how to write a review
Julia talks about how ratings and reviews might affect you
Rachel discusses creativity and ideas
Shannon shares her thoughts on the collecting of ARCs
Aentee lists the 5 signs that your blogging honeymoon is over
Alyssa asks how many retellings are too much
Jeann is has finally announced her new co-bloggers
Noelia explains why she's no longer using rating systems
Val did this very cute "nostalgia" book game with a giveaway
Claire shares about the books that gave her the chills
Alex shares that blogging gets you job interviews
Mishma1. My post on the "Great Blogging Depression" broke the internet! Well, not exactly, but let a girl brag a bit okay?:) I honestly didn't think that the post might get this much of positive response, and it amuses me to think that I actually hesitated to publish it for some reason. It was incredible to see how many people agreed with my points and related to it, and I had so many thought provoking conversations in twitter regarding the concept. It even led to an impromptu twitter chat, thanks to Emily and April's idea, and the #bookbloggerchat ended up as a huge success and you can check out its recap here
2. J.K.Rowling is writing a play which is apparently Deathly Hallows' sequel and revolves around Albus Potter. I honestly don't know what to think about this. I mean, I love Harry Potter, and even after all these years, I have a fierce love for the series and for the fandom. But a sequel after so many years???? I mean, can't authors leave perfect endings alone? Is this a new trend or something?
3. Victoria Schwab's This Savage Song's cover was revealed! AND IT'S THE MOST GORGEOUS THING EVER!!!!
I love everything about the cover! That minimal yet elegant font! That dark alley! The background which reminds me of The Dark Knight for some reason. THAT VIOLIN!!! THE TAGLINEEEE!!!! AND OF COURSE ALL THAT RED!!! I love how most of Victoria's books have red covers. They make my "Schwab shrine" look so co ordinated and pretty!
I have a collection of bookmarks so of course I'm using a bobby pin to mark my page #bookwormproblems— Kayla (@the1000lives) October 24, 2015
— aSHAYlum (@TheStoryGoes_) October 24, 2015My favorite thing about this #WIP is how much the characters love music. I've written a character like that before but, she was dead...
For those not in loop #bookbloggerchat is about blogging, innovation & monetization. Inspired by a post by @chasingfaes re: blogger slumps— April BOOS & WITCHES (@booksandwine) October 23, 2015
I simultaneously wish I could spend a year touring, and a year hiding in a cave.— Victoria Schwab (@veschwab) October 22, 2015
Seeing everyone get 2016 arcs makes me want to request. But I'm just like noooo. I shall be strong!! My TBR has been neglected too much lol— SPOOK-arina (@Watcha_Reading) October 20, 2015
Internet: When is the third ARCHIVED bo-- Me: NAHHHHH. Internet: When is the third AR-- Me: NAHHHHH. Internet: When is th-- Me: NAHHHHH.— Victoria Schwab (@veschwab) October 19, 2015
Cousin is hiding his brother's jacket. I asked why & he said: "Let him know the pain of cold." He's 12. #myfamily #toughlove— Rosh Raijū Chokshi (@NotRashKnee) October 19, 2015
2. I bought (and borrowed) new books! I visited the library at school and managed to borrow Saint Anything by Sarah Dessen! I am so excited about it, and so far it's a really great book! Moreover, I went to the local bookstore earlier and bought 5 new books, which is a great way for me to celebrate after hell week was over.
3. Sembreak is coming! This means I have a mini vacation starting this Wednesday! Which also means: NO SCHOOL. Can't wait to be around the blogosphere more often now and get to read more books at home!