So this week has been rather eventful for me because I started my very first job! I've been doing volunteer work for a while now and I've been able to get a job working for a charity I've been volunteering for. I absolutely adore volunteering and so working for a charity is something I'm so happy and fortunate to be doing. This is such a huge step for me as I've had health problems which have prevented me from working. Obviously it's going to take some time to adjust to a new routine and I'm in such a good place that I'm just relaxing, enjoying it and letting myself settle in. I'm sorry if the blog is quiet for a while, but it's for good reasons! And I have some great posts lined up for the rest of January.
So onto the round up!
In the news
Simon and Schuster Children's Books have launched Hashtag Reads, a new platform to discover and share books online. You can follow them on Twitter, Tumblr and Facebook.
A new still from The Fault in Our Stars film adaptation has been released. See the image of Hazel and Gus over on FangirlDaily.
The cover for City of Heavenly Fire, the final installment in Cassandra Clare's Mortal Instruments series, will be revealed on January 14th on The Insider, which airs at 7pm EST on 14th January. Read the announcement over on Cassandra Clare's Tumblr.
And the category winners for the Costa Book Award have been revealed, with the Costa Children's Book Award going to Goth Girl and the Ghost of a Mouse by Chris Riddell. Read more in the official press release.
I also bought a couple of books this week because I can't resist a charity shop bargain! I picked up Hunger by Michael Grant in the hope it will encourage me to read Gone. I also picked up Department 19: The Rising by Will Hill because I loved the first book! Not YA, but I got Silver Linings Playbook as well after I received the film on DVD for Christmas and loved it.
What I've Been Reading
On Monday I posted my thoughts on reading challenges. Tuesday saw my Top Ten Tuesday post about bookish resolutions, and on Wednesday I was Waiting On Echo Boy by Matt Haig.
What have you been reading this week? Any news stories caught your eye? I'd love to hear from you in the comments!