What's up Wednesday

Hello readers,

What I'm Reading

I finally read my first Sarah Dessen book.

This LullabyThis Lullaby by Sarah Dessen

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I love the friendship the four girls have. All their little things together. I love the descriptions of being a writer. At first I didn't like dexter, then was iffy about him, but now I like their friendship. I love her mother. I'm sad about her marriage but glad she's okay. And finally I love the full circle the song came in.

Along with that, I just finished my second Ellen Hopkins book. The first being BURNED.

RumbleRumble by Ellen Hopkins

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

In the beginning I was on edge with Matt and Hayden. The one with faith or the one without faith. I love that there wasn't too much or too little, just the right amount of talk about faith.

I kept going between which of them to like. And there also was his dad, which I didn't like. Also, there was Gus. I thought he was a minor but if you've read other Ellen Hopkins books you would know he is important. He's a wild card.

But then we meet his uncle, Quin and Alexa. And his mom gets better. I love the simplicity of how he learns about prayer. How he slowly opens up with each accident. The end was both saddening and filled with content. I was in shock and awe of it.

What Else I've Been Up To:

I haven't started noveling yet, like I said last week I'm on a hiatus until October. I have been writing poetry and studying.

What Works For Me:

I may not be noveling right now but I do journal. Whether I had a busy day or not I squeeze in some time before bed and again right when I wake up.

As for poetry, I don't write everyday but when I do I right a lot and cannot be interrupted. I'll spend a half an hour outside if I have to.

Love and thank you,



Rachel said…
OMG welcome to the Sarah Dessen awesomeness!!!! I love This Lullaby. I also recommend Dremaland, Someone Like You, The Truth about Forever, Keeping the Moon and Just Listen. (everything else by her is oookay. not as great)

Journalling is so helpful. I am glad you are doing it!
Fida Islaih said…
Thank you for the welcome and recommendations!!
Tonja Drecker said…
Even though you're not noveling, it sounds like your creative juices are definitely flowing. Poems are good for the soul.
Miss Cole said…
Journaling sounds like such a great way to keep yourself writing when you're not actively noveling.

Have a lovely week ^_^
Unknown said…
I've never been able to stick consistently to a journal, so I have a whole bunch of journals with three pages written in and all the rest blank. I'm glad it works for you though. Have a wonderful week!
Krispy said…
I haven't read any Sarah Dessen OR Ellen Hopkins, though I think I totally should! That's great that you're journaling and writing poetry while on a novel break. It's good for keeping up the habit, but I think it also frees up the creative juices. :)