Monday, March 31, 2014

March Update at Thoughts (including a few thoughts on the #Divergent movie)


I've decided to do monthly updates instead of weekly updates here at Thoughts. So here's a racap of the month of March for you.


~*Reviews*~

TOTAL: 7

As You Turn Away by Molli Moran
He Belongs With Me by Sarah Darlington
Kiss Me at Midnight by Diane Alberts
Just One Night by Lauren Layne
Asking For Trouble by Tessa Bailey
One Night in Santiago by Audra North
Hard To Handle by Jessica Lemmon

~*Books Finished*~


TOTAL: 9

Something Borrowed by Adriana Hunter
Secrets of Seduction (Legendary Lovers #3) by Nicole Jordan
After the Storm (Angel Island #2) by Marie Landry
The Trouble With Honor (The Cabot Sisters #1) by Julie London
Layers Peeled (Layers Trilogy #2) by Lacey Silks
Star-Crossed by Luna LaCour
Fool Me Twice (Rules for the Reckless #2) by Meridith Duran
In Bloom (The Brightside #1) by Katie Delahanty
 Escorted (Escorted #1) by Claire Kent

~*Tours/Blasts/Reveals*~

Book Blitz: Shattered Worlds Boxed Set
Release Day Blitz: He Belongs With Me by Sarah Darlington
Book Tour and Excerpt: Invisible by L.A. Remenicky
Tour: Mail-Order Groom by Cindy Flores Martinez
 Teaser Poster for the Hothouse Flower by Krista and Becca Ritchie Promo Tour!

~*Otherwise*~

It's Release Day for As You Turn Away by Molli Moran!
Stacking The Shelves #23: Febuary Edition
Waiting On Wednesday (18): The Retribution of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin

~*As for me...*~

Well, March has been a major month of ups and downs in every sense. I had to spend most of the month packing and then moving to a new apartment. A lot of it seemed to go smoothly enough, but now I'm running into other issues that need to be resolved quickly. Ah, the joys of being an adult!

So, anyways...

I've been at the new place for a week and I'm still trying to unpack sections little by little. It looks a lot better than the first couple days. Luckily for me, I have an extra closet to put random stuff in for now--like my online sale stuff and stuff I'm going to donate to a thrift store. So it is A LOT nicer because the clutter isn't as overwhelming.

Unfortunately, between packing and moving and unpacking and working way too much overtime (again), I haven't had ANY free time for writing. AT ALL. And that's just disappointing. Very disappointing. I'll probably have to push the release date for Not Until Tonight back yet again. Once I finish writing the whole thing, I'll decide on a new date. For now, I'm changing it to May (tentatively on the 9th, but I may have to push that back) because I want to give it enough time. I hate delaying it though.

BUT!!! When I get settled in here (which should be within the next week *fingers crossed*) I'll be able to get back to Not Until Tonight and that makes me happy because I want to share this story. And when I'm finished with this one, I can start writing another one and that makes me happier because I have SO MANY STORIES to tell.

~*Divergent...*~

Other than all the above, not much else has been happening due to no free time. I DID go see Divergent the weekend it came out and it was pretty good. As I was watching it the first time, I was thinking about all the different things that take place throughout in the book and matching up and awaiting the next. There were several aspects missing, which was a little bit frustrating... BUT... they only have so much time in the movie. I was mostly concerned because there are things tied to the second book that needed to be explored in the first movie to make sense. I can't complain though because they did do a good job, and I really enjoyed the acting all around (especially Theo James *swoon*). I'll probably go see it at least one more time in the theater.

People are saying stuff about them splitting Allegiant into two parts. In my opinion, I don't see it happening. I mean, yeah, they probably WILL just to bring in more money, but nothing really HAPPENED in the third book to warrant dragging it out. And considering the fact that the first movie wasn't as big as they anticipated, not to mention the heated dislike of the third book, I'm doubting they'll extend it to four movies total. This is just me speaking though. *shrugs*

Hopefully everyone has had a great March and here's to a great April!!

Jessica

2 comments:

  1. Oh yes the joys of being an adult. lol Hope things get settled quickly for ya so you can get back to writing!

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    1. Right?? I hope so too, it's coming along slowly but surely. :)

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