Hi bookwyrms and friends!
I feel like I’ve been using this GIF a lot lately because it has been a time and a half since I last wrote a weekly wrap-up back in March? Yep, March indeed. So I figured I’d slide in this week to talk about books, things and life because why not?
Also, hey look, there’s a new weekly wrap up header! Some rebranding has been happening.
This Week’s (and Last Week’s) Posts
Um, I have no clue where my UBB Wrap-Up option went, so this took a few minutes to find the shortcode. I’m doing great.
- [29 Oct] The Never Tilting World by Rin Chupeco
- [1 Nov] #Awestruck by Sariah Wilson ★
- [2 Nov] How to Continue Blogging Even After 7 Years | It’s the blog’s birthday!
- [5 Nov] The Bookworm Crush by Lisa Brown Roberts ★★★★½
- [7 Nov] First Year by Rachel E. Carter ★★★½
- [9 Nov] Ways to Cope with a Character Death (and Other Unfortunate Scenes)
Also this week I’m launching a Pinterest contest for those who have always wanted to choose a topic for Bookending Winter but never hosted (or are not hosting this time)! Come share with me what you’re hoping to get this holiday season and enter for a chance to choose a topic when I kick off the quarterly event.
I definitely did not go ham on books because I’m on a book buying ban until I’m financially secure (which will hopefully be before or by May 2020), but I did get some books for review!
- Parting Worlds by Kaitlyn Davis – The Once Upon a Curse series is by far one of my favorites of all time, and definitely a favorite retelling series of mine! I’m super excited to dive into the final book for the blog tour in the next few weeks.
- The Raven and the Dove by Kaitlyn Davis – I snagged this on Netgalley! I’m ready to see what Kaitlyn Davis is up to next after her Once Upon a Curse series.
Other Books Hauled Recently
If I go back months at a time the list would be horrendously long (not as long as my TBR thankfully). I’ve been taking full advantage of the library and getting books… even though I now have about 8 books I due in about 4 weeks I should get around to.
So we’ll just stick with review copies.
- Don’t Read the Comments by Eric Smith – Um this book has a gamer protagonist and therefore that definitely interests me as someone who occasionally games.
- The Iron Will of Genie Lo by F.C. Yee – *bangs keyboard with incoherent screeching noises* On a serious note, The Epic Crush of Genie Lo is one of my favorites from 2017 and I want to find out what happens next with my favorite tall and angry Asian.
- The Seventh Sun by Lani Forbes – I was kind of hesitant to request this, but then I decided why not because 1) it’s a 2020 release I totally got this reading thing down and 2) mythology!
- Find Me Their Bones by Sara Wolf – Um… somehow I’m in a fantasy reading slump so even if this is the sequel to one of my favorite books from last year… I’m a struggle bus. Actually, I’m a struggle bus in general since July.
Do genre reading slumps exist? Apparently they do and I’m currently in a fantasy one. Honestly, that kind of sucks horribly because two of my upcoming blog tours are most definitely fantasy. You’d think that being some of my favorite authors would make it easier, but uh… look what happened with Soul of the Sword by Julie Kagawa.
Okay, that one is actually valid. But I am struggling with The Never Tilting World. Also, I’m reading six books right now. I thought it was less, but Goodreads does not necessarily lie. And to make things worse, there’s a book I started in May — May! 2019! — that I did not, in fact, get around to continuing. And to top that off, I definitely have not written a review for a review request from July or started two books from July.
I actually feel really bad about this.
Everything is fine.
Narrator: Everything was, in fact, not fine.
The whole big reason I dropped off blogging from like June (?) through September is I got an internship over the summer! And I also worked my regular job, so it was really my first year of college all over again as a senior because two jobs are not fun at all. Either way, I’ve never dropped below 6 posts a month since I started blogging and it felt weird.
But it was also necessary because a mean little rock from a highway decided it was time for my car to be replaced and decided to break my windshield. So we kind of spent the rest of August (um, that’s why there’s only one and it would be nothing if I didn’t have a blog tour) searching for a replacement. And it would’ve been nice if someone told me that I should’ve gotten a credit card to build my history back in freshman year, so do yourself a favor and read Tiffany’s post about what she wished she knew before she started college. Because I wish I could have known this. (Also please use any credit cards responsibly.)
I’m still salty about that rock, though.
And then the whole big reason why I’m suddenly writing 3-4 posts a week is that I’m now using Bookwyrming Thoughts for a class. Otherwise, I would’ve turned into a fried bookwyrm for the rest of the semester because while I finished my internship in August, I only published 3 posts in September. I have a hard time getting back into a blogging routine after I drop off, so this is definitely a nice thing to try and get back into blogging (even if by force).
I really need a vacation.