I’ve got two beautiful books to live on for the month of October. I hadn’t heard of either before spotting them in the bookstore, so I’m going in without any preconceived notions about them. Continue reading
Unsatisfied with my design education (though keep in mind I’ve only been in school for 10 weeks out of 52), I spent my weekend watching videos, reading books, and researching graphic design, in particular, typography and book covers. Continue reading
This is long overdue. It took so long, in fact, that yet another piece for my room arrived today and I considered waiting a bit longer until it was installed to do an entire room reveal. I decided not to. So let’s get to it. Continue reading
In class this week we were thinking about what makes us the kind of writers we are. This was good timing because I’ve been thinking a lot lately about the writer I am, the writer I want to be, and the writer I will most likely end up being. All three are fairly different from each other, considering they’re all me, but I guess it’s hard to imagine the future. It’s easier to look back at what got me here. Continue reading
Okay, so this is a little late as it is March already, but in my defence I wasn’t planning to write a book trends report at all this year. Just be glad I changed my mind, eh?
I’ve decided to add “YA” to the title this year, because those are the ones I follow most closely, though some of these trends carry over to adult fiction. Let’s get started. Continue reading
I got a library card today. Best. Day. Ever.
This solves a lot of my recent problems. Can’t afford a book? Can’t bring it on the plane? Don’t know if I’ll like it? It’s okay! I’ve got a library card!
I NEED TO STOP BUYING BOOKS!
My suitcase is going to be so heavy by the end of the semester that the airplane won’t even be able to lift off the runway. But this time I swear I have a good reason! (I know I always say that, but I always do, ok?)
I got some new books recently. I always try not to buy books because at the end of the semester my luggage is always crazy heavy, but it’s counter-intuitive for a writer. Books are a necessity and there’s just something about owning one and not just having a library copy that makes things better.
I’m reading again. Not as much as I once did, because with everything I’m trying to do nowadays, that would be impossible. But I am getting lost in stories again, and that is an accomplishment to take note of. Continue reading
I have found a new hobby: Making book covers. I started with a few for my stories on Wattpad. Then I made a few more for other people’s stories. Could this be the beginning of a career?
For Wattpad I just use pictures I find off the internet. I mean, it’s not like I’m making any money off of these. But maybe I could design actual book covers someday? It’s an option, and that’s better than a lack of one.
Anyway, here are a few of my favourites: