Hi, readers! I’ve definitely missed blogging while I was gone, but now, after two and a half weeks in Costa Rica with my husband and his family, I’m back! In my own library. On my own computer. With my own internet. It’s a great feeling.
Here are a few highlights of my trip:
Spider monkeys, Capuchin monkeys, howler monkeys. Sloths. Toucans. Macaws. Two volcanos. The beach. Mango beer. A (for me) decent tan. Caimans (small alligators). Touching one of those caimans. Reading 13 books in 18 days.
Reading that much, that fast, was amazing. I didn’t write at all (okay, I did some plotting). My brain is brimming with all the wonderful stories I just put in it, and it’s an incredible feeling. It jump-started my inspiration for my WIP, too– the ideas won’t quit coming. I’m doing this reading binge again, let me tell you.
In case you’re curious which books I read, here’s the list:
This Song Will Save Your Life by Leila Sales
Twenty Boy Summer by Sarah Ockler
Obsidian, Onyx, and Opal by Jennifer Armentrout
Still Into You by Roni Loren
Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher
Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
Flat-Out Love by Jessica Park
Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell
The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black
If I Stay by Gayle Forman
Keeping Safe the Stars by Sheila O’Connor
Leila Sales, Jay Asher, and Holly Black have earned my undying loyalty. I’ll read everything they ever write.
Here are some quick shots from the trip. Next posts will be my thoughts on that book list, so stay tuned!