Thursday, February 2, 2012

Fabulous in February

Hard to believe we've finished an entire month in 2012 already. It flew by quicker than expected for me, as evidenced by my still incomplete first draft of my WIP. BUT, it's getting super close!! It's safe to say it will definitely be done by the end of February. It's the research that's bogging me down the most. 

I've read some great books the past month. 
  • Finally dove into The Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare, and finished the first book, City of Bones. It took me a little while to get into it, but once the action really got going, I couldn't put it down. I look forward to the next one, and her other series, The Infernal Devices. 
  • I've already gushed about Perfect Chemistry by Simone Elkeles. Can't wait to start book two! 
  • Tangled Tides by Karen Amanda Hooper was fantastic! If you're even remotely interested in mermaids, READ IT! You won't be disappointed. 
  • The Adoration of Jenna Fox by Mary E. Pearson was quite different from anything else I've read. I can't even explain it to you. Just read it. It's remarkable. 
Lined up for February:
  • I'm currently reading Unearthly by Cynthia Hand and I'm completely sucked in. I'm skeptical where angel books are concerned, but I'm trying to treat it like any other paranormal story I'd read, and it's quite good. 
  • The Mockingbirds by Daisy Whitney for book club. I won this book over a year ago in a blog contest and have yet to read it! Looking forward to discussing it at the end of the month with the girls. 
  • Rules of Attraction by Simone Elkeles. Hola Fuentes nĂºmero dos! This counts toward my Multi-Cultural book challenge too!
  • I also plan to start Nightshade City by Hilary Wagner. It sounds great!
Besides reading fabulous books this February, I've decided to look more fabulous too. Most days, I dress like a slob in my yoga pants and sweatshirt, hair in a big knotted mess piled on top of my head. I want to make a better effort to look presentable, fix my hair more. Accessorize! My birthday is this month, so it's a reminder that I'm not getting any younger. The time to feel good about myself is NOW. 

How was your January? Read anything fab you'd like to gush about? Anything exciting planned for February?

***Be sure to stop by YA author Joy Preble's blog. I'm being interviewed!*** 


  1. Hooray for cute clothes! That always makes me feel better about myself :-)

  2. i got to go to the library yesterday and picked up some lovelies (and perhaps not-so-lovelies, waits to be seen). It's nice to have reading time.

  3. LOVED The Adoration of Jenna Fox. So good.

  4. Tangled Tides was awesome! I'm so happy for Karen. :)

  5. Sounds like you're going to have a fabulous February! I absolutely LOVE Cassandra Clare's books. And Simone Elkeles'. Have fun!