As it's the last Friday of the month, I'm here to post for the Do You Have Goals? hop (hosted by Misha and Beth), as well as the Cephalopod Coffeehouse Book Club (hosted by the Armchair Squid).
This month I've read 5 books, and they've all be 4 or 5 star books, so it's been a pretty darn good reading month compared to some others I've known. ;) It's kind of hard to pick a favourite because I've read books from very different genres, but I think I'll go with ...
Finally this month, I got around to starting this series, knowing I wanted to see the movie when it comes out here (next month). I really loved this book, and read it fairly quickly, by my standards. It was fast-paced and gripping, and the setting was fascinating.
I guess you could say I didn't really have any complaints, though I did get annoyed at a critical moment when Tris and Four, reunited, get too busy making out to remember they have to save thousands of people from dying right that second. I kind of don't blame them for taking their moment, since it was a very intense, full-on time, but still, PEOPLE DYING, DUDES. I do wonder how many actually did die while the heroes were having their little love fest. But I do get that it wasn't just a normal make-out session. :P
Since I haven't exactly drowned myself in dystopian books since the genre became "big", I'm still not sick of the genre as other people seem to be, so I very much enjoy reading books set in futuristic, run-down worlds like this one.
Oh, and I really loved that Tris wasn't a stunningly beautiful, physically perfect heroine. It was a nice change.
Last month I reported that I'd made some progress with editing SQUEAKY. I can say the same this month. I've made more progress in March, yes, but it's been very slow going, and some chapters are proving particularly torturous to edit. As I edit on paper, I often wind up with pages so heavily scribbled on I can barely read what was originally there. I'm getting the work done ... but at a snail's pace.
I'm stuck on chapter 8, which has been divided into 2 chapters. The second half is now a tiny chapter 9, which definitely needs fleshing out in one section in particular. The first half was, I thought, mostly done, but tonight I went through again and scribbled heavily on a few sections. And even after transcribing those edits, I realise I am probably going to have to do a lot more rearranging of one section in particular, before I can finally say this chapter is done.
March was NaNoEdMo month (even though EdMo isn't running officially this year), and yet I have only done about 15 hours of editing, which is FAR less than the aimed-for 50 hours of EdMo. That is a fail, for sure, but on the win side, at least I'm still going.
See you next month. ;)