February 28, 2014

The Monthly Digest: February 2014

Welcome back to The Monthly Digest here at Late Nights with Good Books. With these posts I hope to recap everything reading- and blogging-related for the past month.
The Books

Favorite Read from February:
The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch  

Notable Quote from February:
If a life can be ruined in a single moment, a moment of betrayal, or violence, or ill luck, then why can a life not also be saved, be worth living, be made, by just a few pure moments of perfection?
Marcus Sedgwick, Midwinterblood

The Blog

The Writing
Writing Research:
First of all, I now have a Pinterest account. I had a personal one connected to my Facebook but got bored of it over time. This one is going to be primarily reading- and writing-related, and hopefully it'll last longer. Feel free to follow me! (And let me know so I can follow you back.)

Part of the reason behind my decision to create a Pinterest account is because I've been reading Susan Dennard's wonderful advice posts for writers. They're so detailed and so, so helpful. I confess that I haven't actually read her debut trilogy yet, but I plan on doing so soon!

I'm also working my way (very slowly) through Maria Tatar's The Hard Facts of the Grimms' Fairy Tales.

Writing Progress:
Does writing down some research/ideas in my writing journal count? I feel as though I'm failing epically when it comes to writing this story.

March will be a month for writing. My goal will be 7,000 words, but hopefully I'll end up writing quite a bit more. Positive thinking here.

How was your February?
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Amanda loves few things better than sitting down with a cup of tea and a book. She frequently stays up far too late, telling herself she just needs to finish one more page. When she's not wrapped up in the stories of others, Amanda works as a children's librarian in a public library.


  1. Ooh, I'm so excited to hear you enjoyed Locke Lamora! I'm looking forward to reading it myself, so I can't wait for your review, Amanda. Great February re-cap!(:

  2. I think I'm going to have to read The Lies of Locke Lamora soon. I've been looking into reading more fantasy and that one caught my eye and it sounds SO good! Same goes for Midwinterblood, I need to get my hands on that soon.

  3. I'm really curious what you thought about Ava Lavender! I just finished it this weekend, and it wasn't quite what I expected. I knew it was magical realism, but there were some things about it that really surprised me. I'll be keeping an eye out for your review!


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