Weekly Wrap-Up: Lookie, a Bookish Discord Server!

Posted March 3, 2019 by Sophia

weekly wrapupHEY. Hi. Hello!

Wow, it’s been a minute. Every time there’s a gap in between wrap-ups, I usually have to go back to the last one and find out how I formatted because I’m a forgetful person. Although to be fair, I got ahead in scheduling and then got a little lazy in blogging and now I’m bouncing back again. (And then I left posts in pending and they’re still sitting there. I’ll get around to editing and scheduling them 6 months later.)

On a side note, come join us in the Bookish Collision Discord server created by the ever so fabulous Clo from Cuppa Clo, who allowed me to wreak havoc while setting up. It’s smol, so here’s reassurance you won’t get lost like you would in a massive server.

This Week’s Posts

Book Haul

With the first ever #ReviewPit that happened last week on Twitter, my TBR cried just a little (I was good and only requested 2 books).

  • Robbergirl by S.T. Gibson
  • The City of Veils by S. Usher Evans

Other books that I think I got this week but will we ever remember? Nawh, I’m forgetful.

  • Sky Without Stars by Jessica Brody and Joanne Rendell (blog tour) – I saw this on Netgalley and wanted to request it but then I saw the blog tour signups so um, yeah, here we are. You cannot say Les Miserables and not expect my ears to perk up.
  • Somewhere Only We Know by Maurene Goo (Netgalley) – okay, the last time I read a K-Pop inspired book, it was a mess, and I mean it was a fucking mess. We have high hopes for this one, though!
  • Storm and Fury by Jennifer L. Armentrout (Netgalley) – It’s currently like 1am on a Saturday and I don’t remember why I requested this because my night time cold medicine is kicking in finally.

Reading Life

I rolled into 2019 reading a lot, but lately, I’ve been dying down a little. On the bright side, I didn’t write a review for some books, so I managed to rescue myself for an article for my internship. #BlessReadingAhead 😅

I finished The Shadow Glass and survived! Miraculously, because holy dragons, was that book a roller coaster near the end. I think I cried inside. Poor Lauren of Northern Plunder dealt with my live reactions and woke up to a bunch of emojis.

I also finished Opposite of Always and it was So. Good. I’m calling this a good reading week, don’t @ me.

Started Second Star by J.M. Sullivan and I have low-key realized this book will not be done by publication date. Oops.

Real Life

Um… not as stressful as Lupe’s (she’s on hiatus currently) but it’s my last two weeks of two classes so we’ve got all those projects due. I’ve only just started on a report that’s due on Wednesday.

I’m enjoying my Commercial Photography class and dabbled a little in nature photography. Have a peek on some photos I took at Castlewood a few weeks ago:

EDIT 6/27/2019: Photos have been archived on my Instagram account.

I figured if I’m not going to use this for my class assignments, then I might as well use it for Instagram in addition to my irregularly regular bookish photography.

Meanwhile, I’m starting a bullet journal version of an accomplishments journal! I’m a very forgetful person who doesn’t remember things and also very stressful, so I made it a goal of sorts to start an Accomplishments Journal in March so I can look back years later. Plus it’s a lot less hassle since I’m sorting it by month with a bunch of lists.


The above GIF is me and that’s how I and up wrap-ups. 😜

Talk to me, bookwyrms! How was your week? Is Epic Reads stopping near you? Did you participate in #ReviewPit? Have you taken photography?

Sophia started blogging in February 2012 for the hell of it and is surprisingly still around. She has a GIF for nearly everything, probably listens to too much K-Pop and is generally in an existential crisis of sorts (she's trying her best). In 2020, she graduated with a Bachelor's in Communications and minor in Women's Studies. More of her bookish reviews and K-pop Roundups can be found at The Arts STL.

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28 responses to “Weekly Wrap-Up: Lookie, a Bookish Discord Server!

  1. Good luck with the accomplishments journal! Sounds fun. And ooh I just joined the server- thanks for the invite! I think… I did it right lol?

    I love dabbling in photography. Which reminds me I have an Instagram account I should update one of these years. Ergh. Anyway… hope you have a great weekend. 🙂

  2. I mean I copy a post so get the basics formatting there already to go. It’s what I do with my rewind posts so I’m not formatting and typing everything out again. Aaaaah the nature photos look so pretty hehe, and yes you wrecked havoc and still can if you so choose hehe. *coughs* Sam’s also a co owner tho 😉

  3. I’d love to learn more about photography. I love taking pictures but all the settings on my camera and attachments mystify me so I stick to my phone usually. (hangs head in shame)

    The pictures from the woods are awesome!

    • Phone cameras aren’t bad at all! Carrying around a camera isn’t fun at all, and a phone one is much more convenient to carry in my opinion.

  4. I loved Opposite of Always SO MUCH! What a wonderful story Reynolds wrote for us. I have liked Goo’s books, and am looking forward to her new release. I hope it’s not a hot mess for you. And, YEAH for meet ups. There are so many good Epic Reads titles releasing too.

    • It was amazing, and I can’t wait to see what Reynolds comes up with next. I’m hoping Somewhere Only We Know Won’t be a hot mess either when I get around to it.

  5. What epic reads meet up????? And I saw your pics on IG (loved them). If you don’t want Storm and Fury I am game (kidding but barely as it is closed for us foreigners). Hang on tight for two more weeks Sophia!

  6. Hellooooo fellow bullet journaler! I like the idea of an accomplishments journal! I hope you’ll share a sample page once you get one filled up and I hope you have a ton of pages at the end of the year full or all your accomplishments!!!

  7. I am definitely joining your Discord. And I love your photographs. I have been away from Insta and Discord for a while now, but I will be back to bothering you in a bit. Have a great week ahead.

  8. The journal sounds like a great idea. I always love the idea of using a journal, but always end up not using it. Somehow I always seem to forget what I want to write down.
    Have a great week and happy reading.

    • Thanks, Maureen! Hope you have a great week as well! I’m usually forgetful with journaling, so I’m hoping the Accomplishments Journal will be something even if it’s not an everyday thing (I do use an app for regular journaling, though).

  9. I keep a (virtual) sticky note on my laptop where I can record everything I’ve accomplished in the day. It really helps, when I’m having a tough day, to see that I’ve gotten something done, even if it’s just a few loads of laundry or a few pages done for work. An accomplishment journal sounds like a great idea — thanks for sharing!

    I took a black-and-white photography class in high school, back when it was old-school… we learned to develop our film and print our own pictures from negatives. I would love to take a course now, with all the digital technology available. But what’s really hard to teach (and learn) is having a good eye for composition. I’m still working on that.

    • Composition is super difficult! I’m still not sure what I’m doing with that, despite all the talk about the rule of thirds. Traditional photography sounds amazing and something I wish I could have experienced, but I love digital photography all the same. There’s also something amazing with black and white photography and I love it when others play with it.

  10. I’m going to check out the server. And as soon as I publish my Sunday Post I create a draft for the next one. Then I drop in new comments and content on Saturday and all good to go.

    • Hope to see you there, Laura! I used to clone my Sunday Posts before filling it every week, but lately I’ve been abandoning it as I’ve been too busy to do them (or I’m not feeling like posting for the week).

  11. Heard a lot of great things about Opposite of Always. Can’t wait to read it. Love your photos. The last especially a great visual for writing. Thanks Sophia! ❤️❤️