Blog & Reading Update: My Semi-Hiatus is Over!

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I’M DONE; I’M DONE WITH MY SEMESTER! Though I’m at college until I leave for home on Friday, I’ve turned in all my projects and thus finished all my classes! I still have to tie up a few loose ends and work a couple of shifts today (and force my housemates to binge watch the last season of Avatar: The Last Airbender 😀), but now I have ALL the time to read, write, and blog (oh my!).

Omg, it’s so weird to be done. I honestly don’t know what to do with myself; I’m so used to working on some sort of project but now I have none?? So bizarre, ahhhhhh.

Blogging Schedule Update:

I know back in my August Wrap-Up I announced a new blogging schedule for the semester (which I completely failed at right from the beginning), but now that my semester is over (wow, it still hasn’t fully hit me), it’s time to announce my new “schedule”!

Here is my new plan for blogging, at least for the next month, since I don’t know what my schedule will look like next semester because I’ll be studying off-campus in New York (ahh, I’m so excited and nervous, very nervous).

My New Blogging Goal: To post 2-3 times per week

This includes:

  • Regularly participating in Top Ten Tuesday and WWW Wednesday posts
  • Posting book reviews roughly once a week

Currently Reading:

For those of you who have been following my blog regularly now, you’ll notice that these are essentially the same 5 books that I’ve been “reading” all of fall. My reading plan is to first check off some of these books before I begin any new ones. I’ll be posting my official winter break TBR on December 18th for Top Ten Tuesday though, so stay tuned.

Any suggestions as to which books I should return to first?

How is everyone? I missed you guys! ❤

What books have you guys been reading? For those of you still in school, are you hanging in there? (You got this!)

COVER REVEAL: Catching Stars by Cayla Keenan

Now I don’t know about you guys, but I love watching Booktube. Not only do I love watching Booktuber’s videos, but I love following their Instagram accounts for pretty book pictures.

So, one of the Youtubers I subscribe to is Ben Alderson (previously known as Benjaminoftomes). Not only is he an awesome booknerd, but he owns his own indie publishing company, OfTomes Publishing! (Dream goals here, omg)

Which leads me to this post today! Yesterday, Ben Alderson posted on Instagram about needing help doing a cover reveal+ for one of the new YA Fantasy books his company releasing this year.

If I hadn’t made it clear enough on this blog that I’m YA Fantasy trash (if you didn’t know before, well, at least you know now), so you better bet I threw my email down on the signup to hop in for this reveal!

So, without further ado, let’s do this cover reveal:

Catching Stars Final Front Cover

Personally, I tend not to like book covers with people on the front (especially when you can see their faces), but I actually find this cover rather pleasing! I love the clash of green with the dark background and the hand drawn look to it. Yes, it looks like your typical fantasy badass protagonist, but I’m still intrigued to know more, like What are those green-ish magic swirls? Why are her eyes so bright? What’s the story behind the scar on her face? I want the answers now!

So, a couple paragraphs ago I mentioned this was a cover reveal+, meaning not only do we get the cover today, but we also get the synopsis too! (Yessss)

Here it is:

Catching Stars synopsis

Oooh, witches, hunters, corrupt kingdoms, and an on-the-run adventure? I continue to be intrigued. I will definitely be keeping my eye out for this release!

Catching Stars release day

Catching Stars releases on May 8th of this year and you can now preorder the e-book on Amazon here!


So, what do you guys think of the cover? Are you going to be adding this book to your TBR? Let me know in the comments!