That is how I feel, now that Christmas break is FINALLY HERE.
For the last week (two weeks? Three weeks? Month?) I've been neglectful of this blog and the blogging world in general. (Sowwy.)
But particularly over the last few days I've been going crazy with the madness of finals week. If you follow me on twitter, you may have seen me counting down the days. Also, I sort of went crazy and started talking to myself:
And writing Les Miz parodies:
But - it all ended on Thursday and now I'm free! (For another month.) So in celebration of that, today I went to get a ton of books from the library! Here's my pile:
The Once and Future King (by T.H. White) is for my Arthurian Literature Challenge, and that's the one I'm reading first.
Next, of course, just HAS to be Blue Lily Lily Blue by Maggie Stiefvater,because THERE IT IS STARING AT ME. It is whispering "Come, read me, now!" I am utterly overjoyed that my library had it available.
You see, my local library has been under construction for a while now, and will be until January-ish. A whole ton of books are in storage - available, but not without hassle. There are other libraries in the area (which is where I got TOaFK), but I just want my own library back!
Thankfully, it still has some books available - just the newest ones though. I would like to point out something momentous. A while ago, I wrote about a library trip where it was notable how ALL the books I got were YA. Now, I've progressed from there. Almost all the books I got today were not only YA, but NEW YA. I was looking over the new YA shelf at my library and was rather excited when I realized how many titles I recognized. This is super cool.
Of course, I'm not abandoning classics, but I adore that I am finally feeling comfortable in a new genre! Yippee!
What are some plans for this next month?
Reading ALL THE BOOKS. But that's just a given.
Catching up with blogs I've neglected to read.
Working on some WIP's I've neglected for the Venice NaNo project.
Christmas! (We have a tree and a wreath and lights. Next step is ornaments and decoration!)
Cleaning out my mother's bookshelf to make room for my own books. (Mwahahaha!)
Buying books to fill that bookshelf.
Possibly a vlog? We shall see.
Have you read any of the books I just picked up? What did you think?