First of all, let me thank author Margo Kelly for the Sunshine blog award she's recently given me. Thanks, Margo! You've certainly made my day!
I have been trying to keep my mind away from my finished first draft manuscript. I have been successful for two weeks now. I still think of what I have written and I can honestly say I still do know each and every chapter so I don't know what it really means by 'rest and take your mind away from your manuscript so that when you read it to do your 2nd draft, it's as if you are reading it for the first time' when everything will still be fresh in my mind after one or two more weeks. I honestlly feel an urgent need to do revisions now! I have to switch on to my 'editing mode'! I wish I could do this instantly like other writers!
So, what have I been doing? I've been reading ravenously. In ten days, aside from living a busy, normal life, I've finished four novels (which I still find to be rather slow but I've improved a lot) - Billionaire Boy by David Walliams, I am Number Four by Pittacus Lore, Can You Keep a Secret by Sophie Kinsella and Talli Roland's debut novel, the enjoyable, book-you-cannot-put-down: The Hating Game. I thought I'd share with you what I've read. The Hating Game will have a separate review post on 01 December 10.
Here's the gist:
Meet Joe Spud, the richest 12-year old inthe world. Joe has everything he could ever want: his own Formula One racing car, a thousand pairs of trainers, even an organg-utan for a butler!
Yes Joe has everything he wants, but there's just one thing he really needs: a friend....
For 9 years old and above.
My rating: Five stars. A must-read by both children and adults for a good laugh!
Here's the gist from the book:
John Smith is not your average teenager. He regularly moves from small town to small town. He changes his name and identity. He does not put down roots. He cannot tell anyone who or what he really is. If he stops moving, those who hunt hiim will find and kill him.
I recommend this to teenagers, it's a good read!
And yes, it's been awhile since the last time I've read a Sophie Kinsella...and this one rocks! I enjoyed every page! A must-read!
Here's the gist on the back cover:
Emma is like every girl in the world. She has a few little secrets.
1. I lost my virginity in the spare bedroom to Danny Nussbaum while Mum and Dad were downstairs watching Ben Hur.
2. I'm a size twelve. Not a size eight, like Connor thinks.
3. I've always thougth Connor looks a bit like Ken. As in Barbie and Ken.
4. When Artemis really annoys me, I feed her plant orange juice (whichis pretty much every day)
5. It was me who jammed the copier that time. In fact, all the times.
6. My G string is hurting me.
7. I faked my maths GCSE grade on my CV.
8. I have no idea what NATO stands for. Or even what it is....
.....Until she spills them all to a stranger on a plane. At least, she thought he was a stranger....
My rating: Four Stars
The Hating Game by Talli Roland
Please see excellent reviews on goodreads.com. I will also be posting my review on 01 December 2010, in time for Talli's Blogsplash!
How about you? What are you reading?
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