Monthly Highlights - February

Saturday, February 28, 2015

- I was the only one in my family who escaped the dreaded stomach flu. (And I realize that this isn't a highlight for the rest of my family members, but it's a highlight for me. xD)
- I like to doodle. Or zentangle, whatever you might call it. And I got new pens for that! Thank you to my grandparents for the Christmas money so I could get them. :D 
- My sister got braces.
- I didn't finish my first draft in February. I made a bit of progress, but not nearly as much as I would've liked. Maybe I'll finish it in March. *big sigh* If only editing went faster. (Yeah, I know. This wasn't a highlight, but I'm putting it in anyway.)
- I watched Big Hero 6. Oh my goodness. I loved it so much. :D
- The King's Scrolls released! You have no idea how happy this makes me.
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- Heather guest posted at Imogen's blog and compared editing to dragon slaying. I completely approve of this analogy:
- Athelas wrote about creating a fantasy culture. Worldbuilding, peoples. Everyone needs it:
- Anne Elizabeth Stengl is holding another fan-art contest for the Tales of Goldstone Woods. One of the prizes include Eanrin's wonderful hat...
 - To those lovely book bloggers out there: Ana wrote a post on why you should try creative writing:
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Here is what my ramblings this month have included. Clicking on the line will lead you to the post:
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 My 'read' list for this month is pitiful. Pitiful, I tell you.
THREE books.
Dragonwitch, Shadowhand, and Golden Daughter. Yes. They're all by Anne Elizabeth Stengl. And they're awesome, so you should go read them.
I was the first person to read Golden Daughter from the library. It makes me insanely happy for some reason.
But I have been slowly making my way through the 1007 page The Way of the Kings by Brandon Sanderson. I'm so close to finishing.
And I got The King's Scrolls. *huge grin* It's so gorgeous. 
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- Katie Grace
So. Now it's your turn to tell me. What were the highlights of your month?


  1. You've started reading Brandon Sanderson? I have a couple friends who are crazy about his books, and his series Mistborn is on my TBR list for this year.
    Let's see . . . I had a week of a slight break, and I wrote a ton during it, so I would say that's a highlight. Other than that, there isn't anything interesting. I just can't believe it's March already. 0_0

    1. I have. *nods* I'm liking The Way of the Kings. So far I'd rate it four stars. I've read better, but I've also read worse. I think the main struggle for me is that it keeps switching POV characters. Some of their stories aren't as enjoyable to read as other, so it's hard for me to not skim ahead in those parts.
      Getting lots of writing done is always a highlight. :D
      I know... I can't believe it myself. 0.0

  2. I didn't read as many books as I'd like to in February, either, but the ones I did read, I loved. I've been hearing about the Tales of Goldstone Wood books for awhile now--better check them out!

    1. Good! What were some of their titles?
      Yes, you should. :D

  3. BIG HERO 6 IS AWESOME YEAH. Thanks for both of the shout-outs, and it's cool to see the books you're reading! I recognize the names, though I haven't actually read them yet, but I love seeing what's up in your brain, and I enjoyed your TCWT post, too. :)

    1. TOTALLY. I'm glad someone agrees. :D
      You should read the books. All of them, actually. They're quite good. :)
      Thank you!

  4. You and me are right there in the Read-Three-Books-in-February Club. School was so busy this week, and I just didn't have much time to read. I finished Veiled Rose this month, and I just started Moonblood. I love Rose Red so much. She could be really mopey and selfish because she's in such a horrible situation, but instead she's so courageous and selfless.

    Oh, and thanks for the shoutout!

    1. xP I think last month we read the same amount of books as well. I wish I could somehow find more time to read...
      Veiled Rose was one of my favorites in the Tales of Goldstone Woods series. It's such a wonderful story of friendship, and like you said, her character is wonderful.

      You are most welcome! Your post deserved it. :D

  5. The release of The King's Scrolls was definitely a highlight for me, too! Although, I'm slightly (read: very) jealous, as I haven't managed to get my hands on a copy yet... :)

    I keep seeing so many posts about Anne Elisabeth Stengl's books, yet for some reason I haven't read a single one yet. There are just too many good books to read!

    1. I hope you'll be able to get your hands on one, soon. It's soooo good. :)
      It took me awhile to get started on Anne's books, too. For some reason they didn't spark my interest right away, but now I'm so glad I picked them off the shelf. I loved them so much.


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