I'm currently writing this and I'm cold. Like, freezing. WINTER IS HEREEE. I'm actually excited for winter which has made me wonder if I've somehow had a brain transplant without my knowledge because I love SUN AND BEACHES AND THE HEAT but...I'm actually looking forward to hot chocolate and blankets and reading as darkness falls early. I also have so many amazing books to read and in winter it's not very appealing to leave the house because it's -5 outside so LESS SOCIALISING! MORE READING! YAS.
This week has been a good week. Kind of. I've been challenging myself to step outside of my comfort zone and it's hard and at the time I struggle a lot but I always feel proud of myself afterward, so I try to remind myself of that when I'm on the brink of a panic attack. I've been walking to the shops with my mom and catching buses and navigating an area that I'm not familiar with (always with someone, though, I'm not yet prepared to do it by myself!) and I've actually been doing it. Which I'm so proud of. There have been moments in my life where I couldn't leave my house without having a severe panic attack and going into malls was completely unthinkable. I remember going for a walk with my mom and beginning to hyperventilate as soon as we were out the front door, so I'm incredibly proud of myself for being able to do this. It's been hard because at the time I'm so anxious. You know, heart racing, not being able to breathe, mind going completely blank and that intense rush of panic but I worked through it. And I was actually able to enjoy myself. And even though every time I set out to do a challenge it terrifies me, I know that the more I expose myself to these anxiety-inducing situations, the easier it will get. I hope.
I've also been doing quite a bit of school but I'm loving it so much! I'm currently on the last unit in my AS English Language which happens to be creative writing and gosh, I think I'm finally out of my writing slump which is awesome as next month is NaNoWriMo! Are you participating? I'm going to finish the first draft of a book I started for last year's NaNo – it will be my first time finishing a draft and I'm SO. EXCITED. Once I finish that, I was thinking of maybe doing a Snow White retelling with zombies or something like that?? WE'LL SEE.
I'm also LOVING physics! I'm currently learning about waves and frequencies etc and I always hated that part of physics but after watching some brilliant YouTube videos on it, I've begun to be really interested in it which is awesome!
I also got some AMAZING books this week! I got 10 review copies which I'm SUPER EXCITED FOR AND OMG SOMEONE HOLD ME and...I got library books out...and I bought books.I NEED TO BE STOPPED WHAT IS THIS?!
I KNOW. DON'T JUDGE ME. I actually had out The Hobbit and The Coldest Girl in Coldtown but I realised that I'd marathon The Lord of the Rings series when I've cut down on my TBR pile and when I read the first three pages of TCGIC which were very gory I decided that it probably wasn't for me! However, when I saw Holly's other books sitting there that weren't vampire books I thought I'd marathon them! I've been wanting to read The Darkest Part of the Forest forever so when I saw it I was like:
I also got out Tithe and Ironside and I'm waiting for my copy of Valiant to arrive at the library so I can marathon that because FAIRIES. I love fairies. Especially evil ones. #imnormaliswear I also got out Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows which I was ECSTATIC about as they didn't have it the last time I was there (which was like...2 days ago. I've basically moved into the library) and I'M SO READY. But not really. Because I know who dies. AND I'M STILL NOT PREPARED BECAUSE OMG MY POOR BABIES.
GUYS. GUYS. LET'S JUST FLAIL FOR LIKE, 500 YEARS BECAUSE LOOK AT THEM. LOOK AT THEM. I absolutely LOVE the Lockwood & Co books so when Penguin Random House sent me them I nearly died. I also was ECSTATIC to receive The Canterville Ghost (Oscar Wilde is perfection), A Christmas Carol (I've always wanted to read a Dickens book!) and Dracula - look at me reading all these classics! I also got a super exciting email from Pan Macmillan about their new titles and whether or not I'd like to review any of them and HOLY MOTHER OF BOOKISH AWESOMENESS they sound so fantastic and they're so pretty and I'm super duper excited to read them all! EEK!
I...kind of bought books. I went to a charity store and I saw the first two Heroes of Olympus books in HARDCOVER for £2 each I was like YES PLEASE AND THANK YOU. I was also eyeing the Penguin black spine classic of David Copperfield which I read the first few pages of and I thought it sounded really interesting. Every time I go into this shop the book is there and every time I'm like "I WANT IT BUT I SHOULDN'T OR SHOULD I UGH I DON'T EVEN KNOW ANYMORE" and once again I left it BUT THEN (mwahaha) as I'm paying the cashier told me you could only pay with a card if it's over £5 and as I was on £4 and David Copperfield was £1.50 I was like TIS MEANT TO BE! So I got me a copy. And I'm so happy I got it. And now I just have to read it. YAS.
I also bought the first 3 Geek Girl books from a charity store as they were £1 each! WUT. I've been wanting to get them forever as it's one of my favourite series so YAY! I also bought me The Fellowship of the Ring as I'm trying to collect The Lord of the Rings series so I can marathon it at some point and I bought me the last two books in the Heist Society trilogy as after finishing the first one I was like SQUEE I NEED MORE because HEISTS! CONS! CRIMINALS! HALE! MORE HALE!
ALL TOGETHER NOW: (I forgot to include Tithe and Ironside...oops)
Wow. I'm officially drowning in books BUT I LOVE IT. What books did you receive this week? Have you read any of these? Are they any here that you've read/want to read?