JULY HIGHLIGHTS // 2017

Saturday, July 29, 2017
July was a good month, but I'm excited for August to come.

I know I comment on the busyness of life every month... but I honestly think July was my busiest month yet. *collapses* I think I feel this way after every NaNo month -- exhausted and accomplished... but really just ready for a break after all the late nights of writing after work and school and life. :P

Let me say this: I really love movies. I know I'm a bookworm and I feel a little traitorous by typing that... but movies hold a special place in my heart. July's movies can be summed up by one character: Spider-Man. I watched the original Spider-Man, Amazing Spider-Man, and the newest one twice! Bet you can't guess who my favorite superhero is. :P

I also saw the movie Dunkirk! It's not my usual genre -- I don't think I've really ever watched a war movie, but the trailer looked awesome, the music sounded awesome, and Christopher Nolan directed it, so I knew it would be awesome. It was such a different movie, which is why I loved it so much. It's like it was made of a series of moments, not focusing on the big picture, but the memories and images that stand out. It's hard to explain so you'll just have to go and see it for yourself. But, man. I want to write books like Christopher Nolan directs movies. <3

Switching to talking about blogging... One night, when I was supposed to be editing, I became inspired and did some coding for a new sidebar widget. If you're reading this post in your browser on a desktop, you can hover over the images under the "read more" section and it should direct you to new posts. (The HTML coding might've broken my brain but I'm glad I finally figured it out :P)

This happened this month:

So. Reading this month. *laughs nervously* ...I read three books. (and bought four. heh. (pictured above) No, not the greatest. Not the worst, but I'm okay with it. I'm debating whether I should change my Goodreads goal from 100 to... something lower. But that feels like cheating, and I don't know what to change it to, and part of me hopes to still reach 100 even though there's like a .0001% chance of that still happening. (one can dream :P)


Even if it wasn't a good month for reading lots of books... LOOK AT HOW GORGEOUS ALL THOSE COVERS ARE (!!!). That automatically makes everything a bit better. xD

The Night Circus [3/5]
The Scorpio Races [5/5]
Kingdom of Ash and Briars [1/5]

Along the lines of good and bookish things... I finally converted my sister into the bookworm world. She's cruising through the Lunar Chronicles faster than any of the books I read this month, and this is HUGE, considering she read a total of like three books last year. So I'm a happy and proud older sister. :')


[editing on Independence Day with appropriately themed pen colors :P]
So many writing things have gone done this month. I started off July strong with finishing my novel, WTaRR. I'm not happy with the ending (or most of the book, if we're being honest), but I'm just glad to be done with it. This novel has become my new "problem child," and I'm content to let it rest on the shelf for a good couple years months before tackling edits.

Meanwhile, I'm slowly cranking along with my Camp NaNo goal (90 minutes a day). I'm behind (no surprise) BUT I'M DETERMINED TO STILL MAKE IT! I'm editing the second draft of Where Shadows Lie. I spent the first week of Camp re-outlining the entire plot, which was exhausting, but SO. WORTH. IT. I finally solved a plot hole hole that's been bothering me since I've plotted this novel, and I couldn't be more relieved. (it's the best feeling ever <3)

Also... *whisper*
(I feel like my month could be summarized as "a superhero-y kind of month" :P)

By the way, I'm insanely jealous of all you lucky people who went to Realm Makers this year. I didn't think I would get very envious, but the pictures and workshop tidbits are being posted and I want a teleportation device now more than ever. 


*whisper* August is going to be my three year blogging anniversary. o.o And I have nothing planned. Any ideas or posts you want to see? Otherwise I might do things a little more laid-back this year. It'll be a surprise for everyone involved. :P

Jeneca and I had a lovely conversation about conflicting feedback from critiquers and beta readers, so I might wrap up some of the points we discussed in a post ('tis a tricky matter).

I look forward to chatting with all of you in August! Enjoy the last month of summer. *sniff* (but that means fall is next, which is my favorite season, so I can't be too sad. ;)

<3,
katie grace

did you buy any books this month?
watch any good movies?

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  1. I watched Dunkirk too! Chris Nolan is insanely talented, and I loved every second of Dunkirk! I'm actually going to go and watch it again next week! :)

    Lovely blog post! I gave your twitter a follow!

    - El @ El's Book Reviews

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    1. Ooh you are? Take me with you! XD He's such an incredibly talented person. o.o

      Aww, thank you!

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  2. I FINALLY SAW SPIDER-MAN HOMECOMING AND IT WAS AMAZING. THAT PLOT TWIST *clutches heart* LIKE OMG IT WAS SO GREAT MY LITTLE WRITER HEART JUST ABOUT BURST WITH HAPPINESS.

    *chills out*

    I'm really happy with my reading progress this year, as I believe I mentioned in a previous comment on one of your other posts somewhere on the blog. I read two books this month.

    •Allegiant by Veronica Roth
    •If I Run by Terri Blackstock

    I actually didn't really care much for Allegiant, although I still got a little emotional during the epilogue. But If I Run was truly a masterpiece that deserves like, the Oscar for books because it was so well written and it flowed soooo well. I'm actually reading the sequel, If I'm Found, and then I shall be highly anticipating the third and final book of the trilogy, If I Live, which gets released in March 2018.

    I also really want to get Andora's Folly by the wonderful and amazing Abigayle Claire. I just need to reset my kindle, buy it, and I should be good to go.

    Wow, that was a really long comment. I guess I'm a fan of monster, novel comments, lol.

    Oh!! And good job with the editing. I've been "trying" to outlining my novel and I'm epically failing...😐

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    1. YESSS I'M SO GLAD YOU FINALLY SAW IT. Dude. It was... it was just so good. o.o

      Huh, If I Run sounds really familiar? I'll have to check it out on Goodreads because I feel like I've seen or heard about it before... (maybe it was from you xD)

      AH YES ANDORA'S FOLLY! I want that one too. o.O

      Monster comments are the best. xD

      Ugh. Outlining. It's so hard. *sobs* You can do this! It takes time but it'll be worth it.

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    2. YES I LOVED IT AND I MIGHT BE SEEING IT AGAIN TOMORROW WITH SOME FRIENDS. *cries because it's just so amazing*

      Yes, check it out it's so good. Haha, I might've talked about it before because it's really just that good.

      I've been keeping up with the Andora's Folly Blog Tour and now I want it even more...

      Yeah, I love long comments.

      *sobs with you because outlining is he worst* Thanks, I need all the encouragement to do the thing. *eats pizza because it will make it better*

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  3. YES YES OH MY WORD KATIE PLEASE. I MUST KNOW MORE ABOUT THIS SUPERHERO STORY-TO-BE. *screams excitedly*
    I feel like my month was sort of superhero-y, but maybe it's just because I still haven't gotten over Homecoming. XD
    I HAD A SUPERHERO CHARACTER IDEA ACTUALLY. It doesn't have a plot yet though?? So it's just a lonely superhero hanging around that I desperately want to do something with but a) edits of other things must happen and b) I can't think of a plot?? Which is really unusual for me because normally the plot comes along with the characters in a happy little bundle. But I really want to do something with it because ahem SUPERHEROES OBVIOUSLY. XP

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    1. AHH YES I LITERALLY KNOW NOTHING MORE THAN A PREMISE SO THERE'S NOT REALLY ANYTHING TO SHARE BUT HOPEFULLY AS NOVEMBER NEARS I CAN SHARE MORE.

      Oooh really? I'll place your superhero character in the background of my superhero story so he feels wanted and loved for now. As long as he doesn't get in the way of the villain and die a tragic death. (I would hate to hand your character back to you in a battered and bruised and lifeless state)

      SO PLOT THAT STORY. So we can avoid the disaster above. xD

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  4. *glares at you for two seconds for showing off pucs of your beautiful books* HOW CAN YOU DO THIS TO ME??? I am already under SO MUCH PAIN over allll the amazing bloggers' books I can't buy all at once *pouts*

    I am reading on my phone so I will have to look at your sidebar later but can I say you have to clever!? (*ehispers* also thank you for your help with the templates I have my place updated... let's see how long I will stay happy with it ;D)

    Don't feel bad about loving movies they TEACH YOU SO MUCH ABOUT GOOD STORIES! I ought to know.

    And SEE I TOLD YOU SCORPIO RACES WAS AH-MAZING! Wasn't it totally worth it!??

    Hahaha yes Nano... don't worry you are not the only one behind (not talking about myself here of course *cough*) but din't ask me how I am doing I WILL NOT ANSWER....

    And superhero story you say??? You must join me! And maybe give some advice since you watch superhero movies and I don't :P I think you will love my idea though xD

    Me too I'm looking forward to August. Going to be the busiest month I tell you! :D

    lisa @ inkwell

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    1. *cringes* try to ignore my typos. Tiny keypad of the phone, you know? *glares at phone*

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    2. (wow, you typed all of that on your phone? I'm impressed. MAJORLY impressed. o.o)

      MWAHAHA. WE WILL ALL SUFFER TOGETHER OVER THE BEAUTY OF BOOKS.

      YES IT WAS SO GOOOD. I'm so glad I gave it another try! I listened to the audiobook version and I think that really made a difference. :D

      *coughcough* So... how's NaNo going? ;)

      YES WE CAN WRITE SUPERHERO BOOKS TOGETHER! I may have watched a lot of superhero movies... but I haven't read any books, so we'll see how it goes. xD

      Eek, we can do it together! August will be insane but hopefully awesome. :D

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    3. *gives you a look* Nano went okay. You know I wanted to try for 50k? Did not happen. Yesterday I ended with 21k+ (I might do one or two more today, but it's so hot I don't feel like it). If you want more details about what my multiple projects were you can check out my recap post xD

      Yes - have a marvelous August and work on that superhero story in your head now!

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    4. HEY that's still good. Failure sometimes happens and it's okay. Obviously not something to strive for, but I failed NaNo last April and I think it was for the better and not driving myself into insanity. Proud of you, girl!

      YOU TOO!

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  5. Congrats on finishing your book!!! I just finished a first draft recently, and the ending is cringe worthy too but....that's what's editing is for right??
    You're not traitorous! You can totally love books and love movies. They're just different ways of story telling. ;)

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    1. THANK YOU! And yeah, my ending is totally cringe worthy as well. We'll have to work hard together at fixing them up. :P

      Exactly! I'm glad you agree. :D

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  6. I've been hearing a lot of good things about Spider Man, and I think my family and I are going to watch it as soon as it gets on redbox then I can fangirl with everyone else.
    I have read like 0 whole novels this month, much less bought any. It's probably because my brain is being mean to me and holding my expectations too high. However I have received an ARC, if that counts as buying.
    Good luck with draft two! That's always the hardest draft. Can I just say I love the title Where Shadows Lie? LIKE WHERE DO THEY LIE. TELL ME NOW.
    ~Josie // josieonthego.com

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    1. YOU SHOULD TOTALLY RENT IT! I will be here and ready to fangirl with you. xD

      Ooh, which ARC did you receive? That's always fun. :D

      AHH THANK YOU! I'm actually rather proud of that title because it has a double meaning -- lie and lie. xD

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  7. THE BOOKS! THE BOOKS! *dies of exposure to too much gorgeousness* Oh my goodness, SO MUCH PRETTY <3 <3 <3. And literally all the books you showed are on my tbr, or I've read them xD. And good for your sister for reading The Lunar Chronicles! And good for you for being the epic older sister who makes younger sister READ ALL THE EPIC THINGS! (this is what we older sisters are for, yes? xD)

    And you did SUCH AN AWESOME JOB with writing this month! I'm so so so excited for when you have another book ready for beta readers. Song Of The Desert is honest to goodness one of the best books I've read, so I'M EXCITED for another Katie-book!

    (and SORRY that I've been slacking on commenting on your blog - I read every single post, but sometimes life is too busy. *smacks life* xD)

    ~ Savannah | Scattered Scribblings

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    1. This is exactly what older sisters are for. Passing on our favorite books and fandoms and trapping them in the world of characters and far off planets forever. xD

      EEEEE I'M SO EXCITED FOR YOU TO READ ANOTHER BOOK OF MINE. I still occasionally think back to SotD and the beta reader version and cringe of what you had to read. *shiver* xD

      PSH DON'T APOLOGIZE! It's been the same way for your blog, too. I always make sure to visit and read your posts, but commenting? #fail *smacks life along with you*

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  8. I AM INFINITELY CURIOUS ABOUT YOUR SUPERHERO NOVEL SO FEEL FREE TO SPILL ALL SORTS OF INFO ABOUT IT.

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    1. AHH LITERALLY ALL I HAVE IS PREMISE RIGHT NOW SO THERE'S NOT MUCH TO SHARE BUT BELIEVE ME AS NOVEMBER GETS CLOSER I WILL HOPEFULLY HAVE MORE TO SPILL XD

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  9. EEP YOU HAVE BEEN BUSY WOW. I've actually never seen a superhero movie before?? And I'm starting to think that this may be an issue.

    I totally feel you- I'm SO behind on reading. I only committed to 60 books this year, and I'm currently like...twelve behind?? Gah. I NEED TO FIX THIS. xD

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    1. GASP I think you've mentioned that once before and that's just hard for me to believe. You need to watch some superhero movies, girl!

      I knowww. *sobs* I'm like thirty behind or something insane by now. It's a sad, sad thing. :P

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  10. I really enjoyed reading what's been going on this month for you! :) And btw you've been tagged for the "character karaoke tag" http://worldthroughherheart.blogspot.com/2017/07/character-karaoke-tag-music-meets-my-wip.html
    And honestly MUSIC + WRITING = PURE EPICNESS. XD

    I hope you have a WONDERFUL August!

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    1. Thanks for tagging me! I hope your August is amazing as well. <3

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  11. You read SCORPIO RACES EEEEEEEEEK I LOVE IT SO MUCH <3 I still need to read it again soon. You have been sooooo busy my fren! I hope things start to calm down? And I miss you? *huggssss* <3 ALSO I LOVE SPIDERMAN ALSO. This new one was my first Spiderman movie and IT WAS GREAT.

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    1. YES I FINALLY DID READ IT. Yes things need to calm down soon and I need to find more energy so we can have more writing and calling talks. :D

      YESSS NOW YOU JUST NEED TO WATCH THE OTHER SPIDER-MAN MOVIES BECAUSE THEY'RE GREAT

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  12. I'm in the same boat as you: set a goal that I know I could *in theory* accomplish (70), but only reading like 3 books a month doesn't get me there. :/ Maybe we could form a support group for discouraged readers? I like Readers Anonymous or The Struggle is Bookish. :P

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    1. The Struggle is Bookish. Yes! That! I will totally join that support group because I've only recently sorta come out of my reading slump that I hit last year. Discouraged Readers unite!!

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    2. I'm totally up for joining that group. I need the encouragement. xD Or we need to create a library that once you enter, time stops so you can read AS LONG AS YOU WANT. xD

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    3. I WANT IN TO THAT LIBRARY RIGHT NOW

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  13. I'm SO jealous of all the Realm Makers attendees! :(

    Hailey
    www.haileyhudson.wordpress.com

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  14. I'm with you on the movie thing - I really love a good movie. I watched Collateral Beauty with my sister and IT WAS SO GOOD. Very masterfully done. I think every writer should see it because SO MUCH CAN BE LEARNED ON CRAFT.

    Also I AM SO EXCITED FOR YOUR NANO NOVEL AHSDKFJHLASKDJFHSD. Superheroes are the greatest!

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    1. OOOH I don't think I've heard of that movie?? I need to go research this because I'm always open to finding more movie suggestions.

      EEEE I HOPE IT WORKS OUT BECAUSE I'M EXCITED ABOUT IT TOO. I hope I don't lose my motivation. :P

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  15. I may be the weird one when I say that I've been falling quite out of love with movies? I mean, the emotions/shock/thrills you can induce with the music and the visuals is an incredible concept, but I just haven't seen enough good movies in my lifetime to really enjoy it that much anymore. *shrugs* On the bright side, I have loooots on my TBR to satisfy every bookish need! :P

    OOH, A SUPERHERO NOVEL? Now that sounds epic. O.o

    Heh, I totally get the "problem child" sentiment right now. My WIP has given me so much trouble, and even after Camp NaNo, I'm nowhere near in the story where I'd hoped to be after July. It's come to the point where I'm questioning whether I'm meant to finish this one; I very much want to, but... *sigh* :P

    Wowwww, three years is hard to believe. O.o I definitely think you should do another vlog. *nods*

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    1. *chants* more vlogs more vlogs more vlogs more vlogs

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    3. Awww that is unfortunate. What are some of the good movies you've seen? Any you recommend? Or is it hard to even think of a couple? :P

      This one is becoming quite the large novel, isn't it? It must be 80k+ now, right? That's quite intimidating. o.o

      Oooh... once I get around to it I'm ordering some first draft copies of my novels (all white and matte and pretty covers) so maybe I'll do a vlog and show them over video form. We'll see what I do. xD

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    4. Erm... Lord of the Rings? :P Not like that's original or anything. I absolutely love The Case for Christ.

      Yeah, it's about 100k right now. O.o About two thirds of the way done, it seems. XD

      YES PLEASE. <3 <3

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    5. O.O Dude. I just... wow. o.o

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  16. SPIDERMAAAAAAAN. :D I loved it so much. I really, REALLY want to watch it again.

    CRESS. I am IN LOVE with the Lunar Chronicles!! Cress was my favorite out of the four!! :D

    Ah, isn't it great FINALLY sorting out that plot hole that's been bothering you FOREVER?? It's one of the best feelings ever! Ooh, and a superhero story? Cool!! I've actually been working a little bit on a superhero trilogy myself! It's still in the planning stage, but it's really fun working with superpowers. :D

    I will certainly try to enjoy this last summer month. But yeah, fall is coming, and I'm not too sad about it. ;)

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    1. SAME. I've already watched it two times but I wouldn't mind watching it for a third. Or fourth. Or fifth. xD

      CRESS! Same, actually! I really loved her character and was able to relate a lot. Plus Thorne is my favorite. xD

      Ooh, you're writing a superhero story as well? Ah that's so cool! I want to know more about this. :D

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  17. SO jealous- Dunkirk looks awesome. :p Looks like you had a great month!

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    1. You'll have to let me know what you think of it when you finally do watch it! :D

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  18. I've heard so much about Dunkirk! I'll definitely have to look into it more, because I hadn't heard about it before!

    OMGNS I CANT WAIT FOR THE COLOR PROJECT IT LOOKS SO GOOD!!!

    As for your blogiversary? Hmmm...maybe do an Q&A or maybe like a vlog? or both!!

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    1. DO IT! It's not everyone's cup of tea, but I love it so much. <3

      RIGHT?! I WAS ONE OF THE BETA READERS AND EEP IT'S SO CUTE. I don't usually read many contemporary romance novels but it was adorable and heartbreaking at the same time. :P

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  19. I finally got Kaylah to read Lunar Chronicles too! I guess July is the month for little sisters to read them. :D

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  20. EEEP sounds like July was a really good month for you!! I felt like it was a little more laid-back because I didn't really do...anything. BUT HAHA SCHOOL STARTS NEXT MONTH SO THEN I SHOULD BE A LITTLE BUSIER. Ha. Fun. *falls*

    OOOH THAT'S SO AWESOME your 3rd blogoversary's coming up!! I'm literally so bad at those because I've basically stopped doing anything for my blogoversaries because I couldn't come up with anything creative xD But YOU MY FRIEND ARE THE CREATIVE GENIUS so I can't wait to see what you come up with!! :)

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    1. UGH YES WELL EVERYONE WILL BE DOING SCHOOL AS WELL SO WE'LL SUFFER TOGETHER. .-.

      hahaha right?? AND NO DON'T SET ME UP FOR FAILURE I LITERALLY HAVE NO PLANS. xD We'll see happens but I'll probably do something lame because I organized a giveaway last time and don't know if I can do that this time. :P

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  21. Oh my goodness yes, so much yes for Spiderman. I really want to see it again. XD
    I'd love to see a post about conflicting beta opinions because yes, it's ridiculously tricky and different for every.single.stinking.story. XD I really did enjoy our conversation, though. It helped tremendously.

    Also: I wouldn't feel bad about changing your reading goal to something lower. I only read three books this month, too, which isn't want I wanted to have read but... life happens. Ya know? XD Maybe set it at 75 or lower, but don't stress about it, lol.

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    1. EEE YES I'M EXCITED TO STALK OUR CONVERSATION AGAIN TO GET SOME INSPIRATION.

      Yeah I think I will probably do that. 100 seems impossible right now xD

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  22. OMYGOODNESS I LOVE YOUR NEW SIDEBAR WIDGET THINGY <3

    Also, I am such a slow reader, but I think I read the first three Lunar Chronicles books in a week? They are just so addictive!

    Good luck with Where Shadows Lie!!

    Emily
    emilyywrites.wordpress.com

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    1. AHHH THANK YOU <3

      DUDE REALLY? THAT'S CRAZY FAST. Because they get rather thick -- especially Cress. I'm impressed. o.o

      Thank you! <3

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  23. Omigosh DON'T SAY LAST MONTH OF SUMMER!!! AHHH!!!

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  24. I have been meaning to watch Dunkirk. I just got some conflicting feedback from beta readers, so I am excited for that post.

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    1. You should totally go see it! It was such a glorious piece of movie magic. <3

      Yay! Glad to hear that you're looking forward to it. :D

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  25. Hey, did you print Where Shadows Lie out? And GOOD LUCK EDITING AND WRITING!!! You can do it. *high five* *gives you pizza* My novel is going well- didn't finish it this camp but did pass my goal. :P
    We're on vacation in NC, so this month has sure ended awesome. :D AND SPIDERMAN!!! OK, OK, I have loved Spidey for a loong time but haven't actually seen any of the movies (I'm poor lol)... and I am so excited for Homecoming ahh.
    God bless, Katie!!
    -Ang | thepeculiarmessenger.wordpress.com

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    1. AH YES I DID! I'm thinking about maybe doing a vlog/post when I get my new books because I'm so excited about them. xD

      YESS YOU NEED TO SEE SPIDER-MAN HOMECOMING. I bet you'll like it. :D

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  26. I watched The hobbit: An Unexpected Journey for the first time, in July! Now I am super excited to watch The Desolation of Smaug in August. ^-^
    *flails*
    ~Kendra Lynne
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    1. Desolation of Smaug is my favorite in that trilogy cause it has the most elvish action lol. #Teamlegolas

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    2. I'm thinking its probably going to be my favorite too. Not necessarily because of the elves (although that is certainly part of it), but because it just seems like its going to be very cool. And I am excited to see Tauriel and Kili's relationship begin... *someone please slap this hopeless romantic* I personally don't think its weird for an elf-maiden and a dwarf to fall in love... I think its kind of cute. Especially if Kili is the dwarf (he's adorable!).

      Ooh, yes, Legolas is very cool! I heard that he ACTUALLY RUNS OUT OF ARROWS in the last one. How can that be?! That's INCONCIEVABLE. XD

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    3. Oooh yay! I'm not the hugest fan of those movies... but I do really love the first one (especially Bilbo. Bilbo is just the best). You'll have to let me know what you think! Have you read the book?

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      YES OKAY I'M SO HAPPY THAT I'VE FINALLY FOUND SOMEONE ELSE WHO DOESN'T MIND THE KILI/TAURIEL RELATIONSHIP. Like, come on, it's freaking adorable. *nicely slaps the hopeless romantic, but then slaps myself because I'm also a hopeless romantic*

      GAHH LEGOLAS!!! He's so much better in the lord of the rings movies, but yes, you heard correctly about him running out of arrows. Although I still have trouble comprehending that idea. (Was that a Princess Bride reference? Because if it was, I GOT IT.)

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    5. @Katie Grace:
      Yep! I've read the book and the trilogy over five times. XD
      YES, Bilbo has the BEST facial expressions and he's just funny. :D
      @MusicGirl121:
      Yay a fellow hopeless romantic! XD Yep, I definitely agree! (about the Kili/Tauriel relationship)
      And yes he's awesome on those movies. I once saw a pin on Pinterest (XD) and it had pictures of Legolas when he's stair-surfing with the shield at Helm's Deep, and the pin said "You can be cool... but not 'Legolas-stair-surfing-while-shooting-Orcs' cool." :D

      Yes, that was a Princess Bride reference. I love that movie. <3 :)

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    6. *high fives for hopeless romantics* Omg i wish i could get that pin on a shirt, I would so wear it. XD

      I love that movie too. But I've only seen it twice since not a lot of other people in my family really like it...#stillgottaloveem

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    7. I would wear it too! :D
      My mom really likes it too (she watched it several times when she was a teenager so she's able to quote pretty much all of the lines XD) so we watch it together once in a while. :)

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    8. Sorry, that's my other Blogger account... and I accidently commented with it. I wanted to make sure you knew it was me because you might be thinking "Um... why is this MiddleEarthHobbit commenting as if she was part of the conversation?" so please forgive my mistake. I'll try not to do that again. :)

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    9. Haha nah it's fine. I've accidentally commented on my friend's blog as anonymous cause I forgot to log in to my account lol.

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    10. I finished The Desolation of Smaug! I loved it, but DID NOT like where hey chose to end it! I just sat there blink as the screen went dark and I heard "Oh, misty eye of the mountain below..." and I was thinking "No. this is not happening. IT CANNOT END HERE!!"

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    11. I mean they not hey, and blinking not blink.

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  27. Oooh, glad you liked Dunkirk! Haven't watched it yet, but want to.

    So, have you read "Broken Wings" yet or is that one of the ones that you bought but haven't read yet? I loved the first of the trilogy; it was SO SO good. I should read the second one, but there are so many books before it on my to-read list...

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    1. I bought it on Amazon this month (since it was like 5.76 or something crazy inexpensive like that o.o), but I haven't read it yet. THE FIRST ONE WAS SO GOOD. I read it in one sitting and I haven't done that in years. I'm a bit nervous to read this one, though, in case it doesn't live up to the first... :/

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