First off, I updated my Movie Reviews tab. Just wanted to let you know. I now have it organized according to genre. And I did update some of my reviews as well; namely The Hunger Games (2012) and Catching Fire (2013). So check it out if you'd like! I have a new review up for another fairytale film too!
Speaking of The Hunger Games trilogy, I just recently watched Mockingjay: Part I (2014) with my brother. (Read my review HERE). Whew! Talk about heart-shattering!! If you ever need to discuss that movie, I'm here! I lament about the tragedies of it like every day, and my family just looks kind of weird at me. Lol. But anyway, I've decided to read the books so I know what to expect in the last movie! And I want to get some in-depth reviews out for the books of The Hunger Games, Catching Fire, and Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins.
Well, I'll have to get over to my library some day and borrow the series. As for right now, I'm reading a lovely book called The Creole Princess by Beth White.
What a stunning cover, don't you think?? It's even better when you're holding it in your hands. :-) The pink color is gorgeous!
And just for some more gorgeousness, here's some stunning book covers I've come across recently...
FrostFire by Amanda Hocking
The Ultimatum Bride by Leah Atwood
Lightning by Bonnie S. Calhoun
Luther and Katharina by Jody Hedlund
Of the Coldblooded by Angie Brashear
Out of Darkness Rising by Gillian Bronte Adams
Queen by R.J. Larson
The Door by Lorilyn Roberts
The Mistress of Tall Acre by Laura Frantz
The Wood's Edge by Lori Benton
To Get to You by Joanne Bischof
Aren't those amazing? Do you have any on your to-read shelf?
Alright. Now for the 777 Writing Challenge that I mentioned in my post's title! :-) I was tagged by Claire Banschbach to be part of this challenge. Here are the rules as explained from her blog:
The 777 challenge requires you go to Page 7 of your work-in-progress, scroll down to Line 7 and share the next 7 lines in a blog post. Once you have done this, you can tag 7 other bloggers to do the same with their work-in-progress.
So here goes! I believe I'll share from Diamond Dark. Hopefully its something halfways decent...
They all stood before her in a straight, stiff line. She looked into their emotionless eyes and felt as if she were falling into an emptiness that was all too hopeless.
Ariana jerked herself back to reality and clapped her hands sharply, ignoring Mirabelle’s soft inquiry. “Attention,” she began. “I am Diamond, you know Ruby, and we shall start the day as usual.”
Without meeting the eyes of the twelve to sixteen-year-olds again, she turned and led the way to the back corner of the massive chamber dedicated to teaching King Black’s workers.
There blazed across the stone wall, was a horrific scene.
(From Diamond Dark by Shantelle Mary H.)
There you go! :-) Now I'll tag... Jaye L. Knight, Hannah Williams, Amber Stokes, Ashlee Willis, Gillian Bronte Adams, Alicia Ruggieri, and Sarah Holman.
I will probably be getting a review of The Young Victoria (2009) on here soon. And hopefully some more healthy recipes. I have one in particular that I've been using a lot! It's so quick and yummy and healthy. :-) Anyway. Doing a blog tour post with Claire Banschbach on the 27th, so be looking for that!
Writing... I've been very bad about. Someday I shall get back into Diamond Dark. I've been editing and working on a cover for A Dream Not Imagined meanwhile, my Cinderella retelling, short story. I want to publish it through createspace.com sometime soon here! Silver Rose is still being edited by my lovely blogger friend. She's doing an amazing job!! So happy to see my first full-length novel looking so beautiful! :-) *Happy author sigh*
Um... how's everyone holding up? Hopefully spring is coming your way. I thought it was here where I live, but alas, our sunny, warm days have vanished into cool air again. Soon. I want to lay outside and read a book. :-)
That's all I have for now. Would love to hear your thoughts though. How's your week been going? Writing? Reading? What do you think about The Hunger Games books and movies? Are you excited for Mockingjay: Part II (2015)? Meep!