Hey! It's J.T. Sorry that I've posted literally nothing in the Media Reviews section. I'm so busy from marching band and homework-my school's homework load is practically homicidal-that I have literally have NO downtime. Those will be coming as soon as I have time. Which will probably be in either late December or early January.
Speaking of marching band, I have two pieces of news.
First, I'm going to start a website! I'm super excited! It's called "Finding Balance," which is named after my marching show this year. It's going to be like a blog about my life, both in and out of marching band. When I'm done setting it up I'll give you guys the link.
Second, I'M STARTING A NEW BOOK! It's about a girl in marching band. I'll give you more details later, but now I'm still working out what's going into the plotline. But I'm really excited.
I've got a lot of iTunes browsing catch up on before I have to go back to school, so I'm gonna go now.
Sharing your writing is always talked about, and sharing is great for a writer/aspiring author, but no one ever talks about sharing your reading. Sharing your reading is just as important, because without it books like The Hunger Games would have never become smash hits. (Once I placed a hold on Catching Fire, and I was 163rd on the waiting list. Needless to say, the wait took forever. Sorry, that was random...)
Anyway, talking about what you're reading is awesome because then other people learn about great books no one might have heard of. I've read so many great books that don't receive enough credit. It's too bad, really, because they're just kind of stuffed between two books on a shelf in the library and no one gives it a second glance. You never know what kind of great literature is hidden behind the 'Harry Potter' books or encased in an unattractive cover.
On the flip side, there are also bad books out there. You can save people a lot of time, money, and brain cells by warning them about certain book(s) that are unrealistic, stupid, depressing, boring, or a flat-out rip off (though I always end up reading them anyway to see how bad it truly is. Sometimes bad books make for a good laugh).
So to save you brain cells that you'd probably want for writing, I'm going to start posting book reviews. I'm always reading books I want to talk about, and I've even have index cards that I rate my books on- ten stars is "one of the best book I've ever read!", zero stars is "so bad I couldn't bear to finish it". I'll post them on the book review page (coming soon) so you can find them all in one place, so you can find some good (and not so good) reads during the summer!
See you soon!