Monday, November 26, 2018

Life-y Things

No--there is no MMGM review today--sorry!

I've been rather swamped with schoolwork and Thanksgiving festivities, so I haven't had much of a chance to read any new middle grade books for a review.

The only book that I finished in the past two weeks was called #murdertrending, by Gretchen McNeil. And while I have reviewed YA books for MMGM before--I figured this one *might* not be passable for middle grade readers.

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First of all, two weeks ago, I attended the Aaron's Books Kid Lit festival, where I got to attend some author panels, and a class led by author Shawn Smucker on world-building. One of his tips on describing a setting was to look at things through a one-inch picture frame. For example, instead of saying that a room is messy, describe the things that make the room messy.

Also--I broke my record for most words written in a day with a total of almost five-thousand words. For being a slow writer--I did fairly well.

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Thirdly--this was my first time Black Friday shopping--ever.

And guess where I went.

Barnes and Noble.

(You probably aren't the least bit surprised.)

Seriously guys--even if you're not a huge shopper (I know I'm not) I highly recommend checking out Barnes and Noble next year. All top books of 2018 were 50% off, and they had a *huge* collection of signed editions.

A few that I'm most excited to read are The Darkest Minds, by Alexandra Bracken, and The Hate U Give, by Angie Thomas.

There will definitely be reviews of all of the middle grade books once I finish them.

 My apologies for the short blog post. As I mentioned, I've been busy. (And this Monday, I'll be doing some super-cool writerly things that I'll be sure to post about.)

I hope everyone had a fantastic holiday break!


  1. *gasps* Can’t wait for this Monday!

    Also, slow writers unite! *high-fives* Although I’ve been discovering this November that I’m not as slow of a writer as I thought.....but still, 5k in one day is amazing! Congrats!

    I hope you had a happy Thanksgiving as well! (Barnes and Noble = perfect Black Friday destination. XD)

    1. Thanks Nicole!

      I thought Barnes and Noble was pretty awesome too. XD

  2. 5,000 words is awesome I'm a slow writer too. I should have taken advantage of the Black Friday sales.

  3. Wow congrats for breaking your record!!!
    As a slow reader, I can totally relate, you're not alone. <3

    1. Aw, thanks!
      Yay! Happy to know I'm not the only one. XD

  4. I love that you went to Barnes and Noble! I went there too! and Old Navy bc their clothes just match me haha! Loved catching up with you!
    Simply Me

    1. Ooh--I hope you got some good books! Maybe I'll have to check out Old Navy next year. :)


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