Monthly Wrap Up is a monthly (duh) feature on Stay and Watch the Stars! It’s the place to find out what’s going on in my life, what I’ve read, what I’ve posted, and more!
What I Posted
I was nominated for the Liebster Award!
I discussed music’s influence on my writing (spoiler alert: it’s huge) for the Teens Can Write, Too! blog chain.
I also linked up with My Hero Monday and shared about Mary Shelley.
I shared a short story of mine, The Balloon Man, to kick off the month.
I reviewed We Were Liars and had pretty mixed feelings about it.
I reblogged a post about The Book Awards from The Writing Hufflepuff.
I don’t care but I also care way too much and it’s really frustrating. Like, I’m constantly halfway between What a Catch, Donnie and I Don’t Care (helpful gifs below for you who don’t listen to Fall Out Boy).
I’m still tired and mildly annoyed at basically everything but that’s pretty normal.
Is this what being a teenager is like? Because if so, I don’t like it. Everything is so high pressure.
But hey! On the positive side, my birthday is almost exactly a month away from today! That’s exciting, even if I’m not really sure whether I’m ready to be fifteen yet.
The art class is going pretty well, too. It’s only been a month and I’ve already learned so much.
And I’m helping to plan a school dance! It’s kinda a huge thing because I go to a charter school consisting largely of nerdy introverted kids (which is nice because I really fit in) so we’ve never done anything like that before. We even got a DJ already (here’s to hoping that they don’t play crappy pop music).
What I’m listening to
Bands: My Chemical Romance, Fall Out Boy, All Time Low, Panic! at the Disco, and a teeny tiny bit of Pierce the Veil and Sleeping With Sirens.
Albums: American Beauty/ American Psycho (FOB), Too Weird to Live/ Too Rare to Die (Panic!), American Idiot (Green Day), Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge (MCR), Don’t Panic (All Time Low)
Currently listening to: Helena (My Chemical Romance)
Read this month
Green check marks are from January, the purple ones are for this month.
The Miseducation of Cameron Post (LGBTQA)- LOVED it! Thanks to everyone who recommended it to me.
Parallels (White cover)- Meh. Kinda of forgettable. But the friendships were really well developed, and it had some interesting ideas about predestination and fate.
Firefight (Male POV)- More diverse than Steelheart, so that was nice. And the plot twist was less predictable. So it was slightly above the first book in my books (haha, a pun).
Vicious (Superpowers)- Accidentally marked it last month, sorry. Really good book. Definitely worth a read.
We Were Liars (2014 release you missed)- I have VERY mixed feelings about this one. I linked to my review of it above.
Civil War, Spider-Man: Civil War, and New Avengers vol 1
What books did you read this month? What music are you listening to? And what was your favorite post of mine?