Sunday, August 9, 2015

Hedgehog Life: 8.3.15 - 8.9.15

And the busy weeks are back!! And in full force!

This Week I Read:
Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli (2/5 strawberries)
- Locke & Key: Crown of Shadows by Joe Hill (3/5 strawberries)
- Maus I by Art Spiegelman (4/5 strawberries)
- Waistcoats & Weaponry by Gail Carriger (3/5 strawberries)

This Week I Was Supposed to Review (I will!):
- A Time to Dance by Padma Venkatraman
- Let the Games Begin! & The Secret World of Mermaids by Jordan Quinn

What's In Store For Next Week:
Monday: 2015 TBR Update #5
Tuesday: Top Ten Authors I've Read the Most Books From
Wednesday: Waiting on Wednesday with Catacomb
Thursday: Review of Never Fade by Alexandra Bracken
Friday: Review of Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli
Saturday: N/A

So this has been a crazy week! Thursday a friend and I went to see Ant-Man. I was one of those extremely vocal people who declared that it was going to be one of the stupidest movies ever made, and my opinion only got stronger when I saw the trailer. It's a superhero who shrinks and can control ants. Come on; that's idiotic. However, I left that theater converted. I'm not a superhero fan, but I loved Ant-Man. It didn't take itself too seriously, Scott Lang was a very likable protagonist, and the suit was awesome. If I had seen this movie as a kid, I would have absolutely adored it. As an adult, it was just so much fun and cool and totally blew away my expectations.

Friday was spent doing a photo shoot, which was all levels of fun. I'm learning to be less camera shy and maybe I'll even post a couple of the pictures once my friend sends them to me. But some of my other buddies treated me to a girlz night out that Friday after the photo shoot. We went rock climbing and then treated ourselves to some delicious ice cream. I didn't realize how much I needed a girlz night until then.

Finally, Saturday another friend and I went to Seattle to meet YA authors Stephanie Oakes (The Sacred Lies of Minnow Bly), Hilary T. Smith (Wild Awake; A Sense of Infinite), and Sharon Huss Roat (Between the Notes). It was one of the quieter author events I've attended, but it was super fun and awesome getting to talk to them. Sharon Huss Roat actually had her own personal copy of her book that she had the fans sign, and I'm totally going to do that, too, when I'm finally published and have my own tours to go on. :)

But we didn't just go to an author event. We chilled in Seattle for a while; went to Pike's Market Place (where I spent a small fortune on truffle-based cooking ingredients for some Italian culinary adventures) and grabbed some delicious calzoni and gelato at Bambino's afterward. I love that restaurant so, so, so, so much.

And next week isn't slowing down!! But I love being busy.

Keep reading, my friends!


  1. Sounds like a lot of fun! I totally need a girls night out too, but everyone's too busy or out of town--always when I feel like being social lol. The author event sounded fun, I definitely prefer quiet ones, then you get a better change to talk to them. And I totally love the idea of letting the readers sign a book! I'm doing that too--when we go on tour together for world domination via literature ;P

    1. My sister has been too busy to do a girlz night with me. :\ Yes! We must do this! :)


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