Weekly Wrap-Up: The Belles and Brujas Tour!

Posted June 24, 2018 by Sophia

Hey bookwyrms!

It’s been a bit of a week, with The Belles and Brujas tour stopping by on Thursday (and I found out Sabaa Tahir was in town Tuesday omg how was it missed). 😍

Let’s just say I loved my second bookish event. Bring a friend with you, always. (SHE WON A BOOK HER FIRST TIME AT A BOOK EVENT. 😱)

This Week’s Posts

Book Haul


  • Ruin the Stars by Linsey Miller – I read Mask of Shadows last year and while it was very descriptive, it was action-packed and there was murder. I’m trash for murderous stories.
  • American Panda by Gloria Chao – Read and finished in a few sittings (technically one because I would have if I could). Thank you for writing a book I can relate to. 😭😭😭
  • Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor – She’s coming in October for Muse of Nightmares 😍
  • Labyrinth Lost by Zoraida Cordova – I would have brought all the books on the tour, but budget. 😅😅😅 (It’s shiny and pretty and I’m just… 😍)


  • My Calculus Textbook
  • My Computer Literacy Textbook which will soon be irrelevant by the time I get done with this summer course

Reading Life


I finished American Panda shortly after getting it and started Strange the Dreamer. Note: I’m probably not going to listen to Laini Taylor’s books on audio again because I can’t keep my attention span there.

Still listening to Gemina. I should just give up.


I’m SLOWLY reading Only Dead on the Inside: A Parent’s Guide to Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse by James Breakwell (A.K.A @XplodingUnicorn on Twitter). No. I am not a parent or plan to be. I just love his tweets so much that I decided to buy his book to support him. It’s a fun and easy read so far!

Real Life


I went to The Belles and Brujas tour, which featured Dhonielle Clayton, Zoraida Cordova, Tracy Banghart and Mike Oshiro. (I really should have brought a copy of Rebel Wing because I enjoyed that series so much. 😭)

Note: I would have bought a copy of each of their books but restraint. 🤣

I also spent some time taking photos for Instagram! It’s come to my attention I might not be able to later on in the fall so I need to gather photos prompto.


Let’s see… Work is killing me. Calculus is ALSO killing me. I haven’t taken a real math class since Fall 2015. I don’t remember how to do basic stuff. So I feel like I’m busier than ever before and I have learned my lesson. So I’ll pass my wisdom down to those fellow college students out there. DON’T TAKE A MATH CLASS IN THE SUMMER UNLESS YOU HATE YOURSELF.

I’m also in a little bit of a book slump. What a surprise right? The book I’m reading is just a fun book, but I want to get back into the groove of things. If you get what I am saying here. I would truly appreciate some book suggestions to slowly get myself out of this math misery I’m in!

Let’s talk: How was your week? Did The Belles and Brujas tour stop near you? Did Sabaa Tahir stop near you? What book suggestions do you have for Lupe to get out of her book slump?

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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21 responses to “Weekly Wrap-Up: The Belles and Brujas Tour!

  1. Yay for bookish events! And I really need to read Laini Taylor at some point. That would be super cool if she came around…

    Only Dead on the Inside sounds kinda fun!

    Good luck with the slump Lupe!! I just came out of one…

  2. Ugh, calculus!! I sat behind my twin sister in calculus class and was constantly asking her what was going on.

    When I’m in a slum, I like to reread some of my favorite books!

  3. Oh, sounds like both of you have a busy life with book tours or calculus – I do to hate myself for taking such classes like quantum mechanics when I barely remember the physics I learnt in highschool so you are not alone!

    Enjoy your reading and books!

  4. I wish I lived closer to bookish events but I am just not one to travel 4 to 6 hours to one and that’s about as close as they get to me. 🙁 Enjoy your grabs!

    Have a great week!
    Week in Review

  5. The book event sounds like it was fun Sophia – I have no restraint with books, the only way I have restraint is if I go in with a certain amount of money on me and that’s my limit haha.

    Lupe…are you insane? Maths in summer? I hated maths when I had to take it at school, still, getting out of that slump you could ether reread a favourite or just go with whatever book decides to hit you first with the ‘read me now’ feeling haha.

    Hope you both have a great week 🙂

  6. Oh Strange the Dreamer is narrated by STEVE WEST – he’s my favorite male narrator. Maybe you couldn’t manage the story but I could listen to his voice all day, every day. I find with fantasy some take me some time to settle in to the story but it’s easier for me on audio than reading. If it’s fast paced like some mystery or thriller or romantic suspense I have to read because I can read so much faster. I hope you all have a great week reading! Anne – Books of My Heart

  7. I keep hearing wonderful things about Sabaa Tahir! I really need to give her a read.
    I hope calculus doesn’t actually kill Lupe and wish her luck on digging her way out of her reading slump. I’m hoping that Ilona Andrews’ new release (Iron and Magic – Tuesday) manages to pull me out of mine!

  8. Oh gosh, I don’t think I could have ever done a calculus class – let alone in the summer!

    That book tour sounds fun. I loved Labyrinth Lost and Bruja Born; it would have been fun to meet the author. 🙂


  9. I have a copy of Only Dead on the Inside and American Panda on my TBR. And I hated Calculus as well but then it has been years since I did that course.

  10. WHY WOULD YOU TAKE A MATH CLASS IN THE SUMMER? DO YOU HATE YOURSELF?? Haha! I did that one semester just to knock it out… never did that again. It was the worst idea I’ve ever had. It looks like you’ve had a good bookish week, though! <3

    L @ Do You Dog-ear?

  11. OMG, math class in summer? Wow! I couldn´t do that. Oh yes, Instagram is another story. You really need to find the time for taking all the photos you want to share there otherwise you´ll probably never going to put them online. I am such a bad sucker there *lol*

    Best wishes
    Vi @Inkvotary