Still Here || An Update + Book Haul

I’m alive! I’m alive! I’ve survived through a week of not blogging and keeping mostly away (at least as much as I could) from social media. I’m taking everyone’s advice and focusing on what I really need to do for the moment. That said, of course, if I’m able to find time or stay up late for awhile like in this case, I definitely want to share an update on the blog- which is what I’m going to do now.

What’s up?

with alexa loves books

This week, I met the wonderful Alexa of Alexa Loves Books! She was in town for vacation so we grabbed brunch and talked books and New York! She’s already back there now but I can’t wait to see her again when I come over for BEA!

Aside from that, summer school has started and I have a seriously hectic schedule (early morning until late evening). Because of this, I’m behind with my Goodreads reading challenge- not that I’m sweating about it that much. I don’t want to stress myself about reading so I’ll only do it when I can and when I’m in the mood. All the spare time I have for now has been dedicated to writing!

How’s writing going?

Awesome. Totally awesome. Check out my Camp NaNoWriMo stats as of Day 19:

camp nanowrimo 2015 update

At this rate, I hope to finish within the coming week. Let me tell you, it feels great to be ahead of schedule.

What books have you acquired lately?

book haul 35

Many thanks to Carmel of Carmel and Kyla for Walking Disaster, Alexa for the Loveathon books, Usborne and Mira INK for the review books!

How have you all been? Hope you have a great week ahead!

Hazel @ Stay Bookish

Hazel Ureta is an advocate of stories. She is the blogger and Editor-In-Chief of Stay Bookish because she loves talking about books. She enjoys reading Young Adult novels the most and writes them too.
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  1. Lea @ YA Book Queen on April 19, 2015 at 3:36 pm

    Glad you and Alexa had a good time! It’s always such fun to meet other bloggers in person :)

    Sweet books! I’ve heard TSoM&Y is amazing, and WWITW looks eerily fun. Hope you enjoy them all!

  2. Grace @ Rebel Mommy Book Blog on April 19, 2015 at 3:47 pm

    Yay for being ahead of schedule! Your book haul is pretty sweet by the way – Have a great week!

  3. Natalie @ Flowers in my Books on April 19, 2015 at 5:04 pm

    I’m glad to see that you have been taking some time to do what you need to do! Your NaNoWriMo seems to be going really well – Congratulations! All of those books look amazing as well. I’ve had my eye on Lets Get Lost, The Dolls and The Start of Me and You for a while – I hope you enjoy them.

  4. Shelumiel on April 19, 2015 at 7:25 pm

    Oh yaaay! Your NaNoWriMo progress is such an inspiration! And I’m glad you and Alexa have met. Idk much about her but I do know that you two are good friends. Good luck with your book and on your studies! :)

  5. Alena @ Antomy of a Booknerd x on April 19, 2015 at 7:48 pm

    So glad you made A LOT of progress in writing! I loved the cover you made for that story you’re doing. I’ll be joining camp next month! Good luck on everything, Hazel! :)

  6. Dana @ The Nerdy Journalist on April 19, 2015 at 9:29 pm

    Good job with NaNoWriMo! I’ve been wanting to do it for ages, but I’m always to busy. This month I had my own less fun version of NaNoWriMo: finishing a 4000-word English essay for my IB diploma. Blech.

    I’m so jealous of that book haul, especially The Start of Me and You. After Open Road Summer, I think I’d pay for Emery Lord’s grocery list. Ha!

  7. Ana @ Butterflies of the Imagination on April 19, 2015 at 9:50 pm

    I have been such a horrible slacker with my reading and I am so behind on my Goodreads goal. This month I’ve mostly not been reading because of Camp NaNo, but I just go to 50k yesterday, so hopefully I’ll get to do lots of reading now. Way to go for you being so ahead! You can do it!

  8. Leigh @ Little Book Star on April 19, 2015 at 10:04 pm

    Wow so proud of you for being on track on NaNoWriMo! I attempted NNWM a long time ago and I only managed to write a summary of my “book” lol! I’m not really passionate when it comes to writing so I didn’t really care. And that’s awesome that you and Alexa met up! Hopefully I get to see you at BEA whenever we both go :D

  9. Mishma @ Chasing Faerytales on April 20, 2015 at 4:30 am

    Wow,your NaNoWriMo progress is amazing Hazel!I’ve always wanted to take part,but I don’t think I can keep up with the time frame.I am too lazy for that:)
    But I can’t help but feel proud when my blogger friends ace their projects!
    And you’ve got some really good books up there!
    Happy Reading ( and writing) Hazel!

  10. Amalfi on April 20, 2015 at 12:27 pm

    Wow Camp NaNoWriMo is really working!!!

  11. Erin @ The Hardcover Lover on April 23, 2015 at 8:01 pm

    OMG. That picture of you and Alexa is precious! I hope that I’ll be able to meet my blogger buddies one of these days.

    The book haul is amazing! I loved The Start of Me and You, and I’m hoping to read Let’s Get Lost soon. :)

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