So, another month gone! The month in which I went to a museum in my own country, saw The Fault in Our Stars, twice, and the month in which I read a lot of books! (Though still not as much as I had hoped I would).
Books bought, received
Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn – When I was checking out Catching Fire, I saw some ‘checkout ‘koopjes” (dunno how to translate that) and one of them was Gone Girl, for only 6 euros. And seeing as this book is being made into a movie as well, I had to get my hands on the book (I love reading the book before the movie, shh).
Catching Fire DVD – There was a sale going on at Bol.com, with lots and lots of products. For some reason, I decided to look at the DVD section instead of the book section and there I found the 2-disk Catching Fire DVD for only 10 euros, while normally it’s 22 euros! So of course I had to buy it! It’s the same one as my Hunger Games DVD, with five postcards in it, and extra’s on the second DVD! Yay!
Say Her Name by James Dawson – This was the book I ordered last month that hadn’t arrived yet when I made June’s book stats. I heard about this book a while ago, and was immediately interested because of the Bloody Mary legend. And I really liked this book!
Lies by Michael Grant – Like I said I visited a museum in my own country, the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam to be precise and afterwards my mum and I went to the American Book Center just to look (‘suuuuuure, ‘look”, I can hear you think). But then I found this book on the discount shelf. It was only 6 euros so after checking to see if it was really the third book in the series, I took it with me! And I enjoyed it!
Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo – After finishing Shadow & Bone I IMMEDIATELY ordered the second book in the series. I actually concidered ordering Ruin & Rising as well, but alas I didn’t have enough money at the moment. So that’ll have to wait until next month. I was kind of afraid that this book might have been lost in the mail, because it took a long time before it arrived (usually, Book Depository books arrive exactly nine or ten days after it had been shipped, but this one took almost twenty days); but here it is! I actually cheered when I saw the package on the table.
Four: A Divergent Collection by Veronica Roth – I had completely forgotten that I pre-ordered this when it was announced, so it was a pleasant surprise when I found this package waiting for me. And it is so amazing! (Though I have the idea my book jacket might be too big for my book? Or is it supposed to be like that?)
And as you can see, I got my Spectrespecs! They are amazing! They are just like sunglasses, and they fit perfectly! The only problem is that I can’t really wear them properly when I’m wearing my blonde wig, but I’ll figure something out for that! Maybe I’ll show you some pictures of my Luna cosplay soon… 🙂 (In case anyone’s wondering, I got them from Ebay. You’ll probably find them if you search ‘Specrta Specs’, because that’s how they’re spelling it on the package which is a bit dumb because they are really called Spectrespecs).
The Tale of Atterberry by Leah Price – I got an email from the author asking me if I wanted to read her book. Seeing as the summary interested me a lot, I said yes and received a copy! I am definitely going to read this book next month and share my opinion with you!
And I read several books this month. The italicized titles are books I am still reading. Books with a * behind it are re-reads.
Reread Allegiant – Though I’ve read both Divergent and Insurgent at least three or four times, I have read Allegiant only once, because it broke my heart. I am planning on rereading Allegiant another time after my reread of Insurgent, because of course I need to finish the story. Edit: Done
Read Siege & Storm and Ruin & Rising – I loved Shadow & Bone, and I hope that the other two books in the series will be as amazing as the first one. I got a copy of Siege & Storm already, as you could see, but I had to wait with Ruin & Rising because what if I don’t like Siege & Storm (if it’s like S&B I will definitely love it, but still you never know); anyway, I am going to order it next month when I’ve finished Siege & Storm! Edit: Done
Watch Maleficent and write a review about it – As a huge Sleeping Beauty fan, I am shocked that I still haven’t seen Maleficent. I hope that if it’s still in the cinemas in August, that I can find someone who wants to come with me.
Watch Guardians of the Galaxy and write a review about it – Lee Pace and Karen Gillan as baddies in a Marvel movie. YES PLEASE!
Edit my NaNo story – I got to 25,000 words around 12 July and completely abandoned the story after that even though it wasn’t even close to being finished. I will definitely write some more in August and try to edit it a bit. Maybe I’ll use it for November’s NaNo as well, though that might be considered cheating (?)