School has started! (boo :( ) How has all of your summers been? It's been so many weeks since my last post that I've almost forgotten that I still have a blog to run, not to mention remembering coding to redesign the blog! I've been in Vancouver for a couple of days, then in China for the past few weeks visiting relatives and eating great dim sum...lots. However, as great as the food in China can be, I am so very glad to be back!
My flight had actually arrived to Canada on the 25th, though jet lag has been driving me crazy for the past couple of days and I just didn't have the energy to start writing posts just yet. Speaking of planes, if there is one thing that you guys have to know about me, I absolutely hate travelling by plane.There's a long list of what annoys me on airplanes (including their blankets and sitting for 17 hours) but the worst thing about air travel for me is: airplane food. Just saying airplane food makes me think of that smell all over again....
And during my travels, I have been reading lots! I brought 8 books with me and I bought 6 more in China. Buying books there is really cheap! I purchased the Giver Quartet by Lois Lowry for $10 each, hardcover! If you guys ever go to China, you can go to sites such as DangDang and Taobao, where there are a pretty good selection of english books for cheap. So I promised that there'd be a lot of reviews coming up on the blog and here's what books I'll be reviewing very soon: (this is a pretty long list :( )
An Abundance of Katherines by John Green
Looking for Alaska by John Green
Paper Towns by John Green
Legend by Marie Lu
The Giver by Lois Lowry
Gathering Blue by Lois Lowry
Messenger by Lois Lowry
If I Stay by Gayle Forman
Where She Went by Gayle Forman
To All The Boys I've Loved Before by Jenny Han
Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell
City of Heavenly Fire by Cassandra Clare
Aside from reviews, I have some extremely important news!
FICTIONALLY OBSESSED HAS REACHED 200 FOLLOWERS ON BLOGLOVIN!!!! THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU SO MUCH EVERYONE!!!! I feel so loved :D
And here comes the BIG news! I'm going to get a co-blogger on Fictionally Obsessed! Yay, co-blogging!
I know this must be quite shocking to hear, but this year, I'm in Gr. 8 and I'm really afraid that Gr. 8 will be stressful and I won't be able to catch up on homework. It's taken me a while to make this decision but I think it'll be best for me. Change has to happen sometime :(
So there will be some changes happening on the blog. I'm going to finally start re-designing after 3 months of saying that I would "soon". And the second thing is that there will be posts less frequently, with an average of one post or review per week, but I'll try my best to schedule more posts if possible!
I just realized that I've been writing and I didn't even mention who's going to co-blog with me! Jasper @ The Last Page At Midnight will be helping me write reviews, and we will be doing some events on the blog together as well. It's going to be fun and I'm really excited to be co-blogging!
Stay tuned for our next post! <3
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Olivia is a fangirl from Canada with too many book boyfriends who also adores sweets, drawing, and watching anime. She started off trying to write a full length novel, but some things are just easier said than done, so Olivia spends her days writing blog posts instead. That is, when she's not spending her free nights playing League.
Posted by Olivia Hou at 9:44 PM