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Iā€™m linking up with The Sunday Post hosted by Kimberly @Caffeinated Book Reviewer.

This week was better! I’m starting to feel better.

Inge at The Belgian Reviewer had me on her blog for a BFF post, so check it out!

Comic-Con was a blast! Thanks for everyone who wished me well. I got my Wednesday Addams on, and got to see Nathan Fillion, Catherine Tate, and James Marsters, so it was pretty great.

This will never happen again, so I took a screenshot!

I managed three reviews again this week! (click on the picture to see the review):

These Things I’ve Done, a heartbreaking YA contemporary which I adored.

The Lost Causes, a YA mystery/thriller about kids with super-powers, which I also really enjoyed.

And All the Wrong Chords, which I was unfortunately pretty meh about.

These Things I've Done by Rebecca Phillips All the Wrong Chords book

I have all the ARCs. I am really excited about Mask of Shadows, a fantasy with a gender fluid MC. And I think, unfortunately, I’m going to DNF The Beautiful Ones. I just cannnnooottt get into it.

I hope everyone is having an incredible week, and I can’t wait to read your posts!



30 thoughts on “The Sunday Post | Weekly Wrap-Up #6

  1. Sam@WLABB says:

    You made a mighty fine Wednesday. SDCC is on my bucket list. Someday. I am glad to see you liked the Lost Causes. I am due to read it soon.

    1. Savanah says:

      Thank you! I’ve been to SDCC, and it’s amazing. This was in Denver, so not nearly as good, but still exciting šŸ™‚
      It’s definitely worth the read!

  2. Greg says:

    Glad Comic-Con was awesome! And The Lost Causes looks awesome- I LOVE that moody dark cover. That one’s new to me, will be checking it out. šŸ™‚

    1. Savanah says:

      It’s a “read now” on NetGalley!

  3. Love your Wednesday and glad you took a pic for memories sake. I am curious about Lost Causes. Hope you have an amazing week.

  4. Samantha says:

    James Marsters! Love him! He did the audio of Lord of Shadows by Cassandra Clare and its AMAZING!!! Have a great week!

    1. Savanah says:

      Omg! I will totally have to look into that! Thank you šŸ™‚

  5. HEATHER DUFF says:

    Ah Nathan Fillion, I’m so jealous!! I love Firefly and he is my captain! Sounds like you had a fab time!

    1. Savanah says:

      Right?! I love him. He has such personality in person, too. His answers to questions were just amazing.

  6. It was so great having you, thanks again, and I love, love, love that picture! If I were you I’d use it everywhere :-). These Things I’ve done sounds like a novel I’d quite like as well! Happy reading next week!

    1. Savanah says:

      Thank you! I enjoyed it so much.

      Haha thank you! I’m glad everyone likes my Wednesday. It was definitely fun.

      It is soooo good! I’d definitely look into it, I’m almost positive it’s on NetGalley and/or Eidelweiss!

  7. Awesome pic! Glad you had fun at Comic Con. So wish I could go one day, but the crowds thing…

    Sorry about your DNF, it happens. But glad you enjoyed your other books

    Hope you have a great week!

    1. Savanah says:

      Thank you! Yeah it’s definitely rough, if crowds aren’t your thing.

  8. Evelina says:

    WOW. You look amazing!!! And I’m wondering if the black lipstick tastes different from a normal one xD
    Aw man, it’s too bad you’re DNFing that one. Well, you can’t always grab the right ARC.

    1. Savanah says:

      Thank you! That one actually does but I think it’s just the brand because I don’t like any of her lipsticks šŸ™‚
      I know! I’m s sad to do it, I’ve pushed through other ARCs I haven’t liked, but this one just isn’t happening.

      1. Evelina says:

        Yeah, sometimes you just can’t push through it. No use forcing yourself. I usually speed read through those šŸ˜€
        I hate the taste of lipsticks in general xD I just… can’t stand that feeling on my lips. It’s like they’re not breathing. But the black feels like it would taste of……. well, you know. Swamps and stuff šŸ˜€ haha, I bet that’s not the case, but you know. I suppose it’s supposed to seem that way šŸ˜€

        1. Jorie says:

          Hallo, Hallo —

          I saw this image somewhere else recently on your feeds – first thing I thought of was Wednesday Addams but I didn’t want to be mistaken! I thought you pulled her off perfectly! I agree w/ you both by the way – I don’t fancy the taste of lipstick at all – sometimes not even gloss! I wish the more natural ones weren’t so spiked in price as they rest lighter on your lips! šŸ™‚

          When I saw you were reading a book about ‘masks and shadows’ I only could think of the one I read which is brokering between Psychological Suspense, Cosy Horror and ‘traditional’ Horror – as there are bits of it which nearly pushed me to the edge of what I could handle in fiction! Although — all things considered — between this one & her second ‘Congress of Secrets’ I must say, she leaves you musefully curious how she conjured up the story-lines!

          See this review

          I need to get into the habit of weekly or biweekly updates,… plus I’ve been planning a monthly version for half an age, too. lol One of these days/weeks. I have the naughty tendency of ‘sitting on half written posts’ for memes! :O

          1. Jorie says:

            PS: Found it! As in, I know which ARC your referencing now!! I am still going through the #bloghop threads (the two which are happily circulating at the same time!) when I found this book review ! From what I can gather, it’s a wicked good read! The only issue I can think of is what I always worry about Fantasy in general: is it heavy in violence (ie. graphic) or is it more about the world-building and character’s journey, which is what I seek out myself moreso than anything else. I’ll be looking forward to your thoughts after you read it whilst seeking out others, too, before seeing if I can get this from my library! Love the back-story on Sal.

            I also understood why the blogger talked about being cisgender – as it’s the same reason I put ‘non-LDS’ when reading LDS Fiction as sometimes I think there are misconceptions about who reads which stories and/or sometimes I find bias in the book blogosphere too – where sometimes readers/bloggers don’t accept how some of us read books outside our own life’s path.

          2. Savanah says:

            I have a feeling the violence in this one may be a little much! I’m only abut 25 pages in and someone’s hand has already been chopped off. So, I don’t know how much is too much for you, but something to consider.

            I know what you mean! I definitely see that bias around also. But I think it’s important to read “outside your lane”, how else are you going to learn about other’s experiences, you know?

          3. Savanah says:

            Thank you so much! I figured because it was an older reference I wouldn’t have to compete with other Wednesdays running around, and I was right! To my surprise, the first person to comment on it was a little girl, so that was cool.

            Ooh I’ll check out your review!

            This is a great way to hold yourself accountable to a weekly update, this link up! I’m not sure I’d get mine done if I didn’t link up to a bunch of other people doing it šŸ™‚

          4. Jorie says:

            Ooh dear!! šŸ™ I can see what you mean! That might be heading off into a direction I might not be able to follow. I’ll still await your final takeaways – whilst reading other reviews – to hone in on the content of the story… but methinks, due to how quickly the violence is appearing and to the choice of what is happening — I might take a pass. It’s one thing to curl into a Cosy Mystery, Suspense or Thriller novel – as the ones I read are ‘this’ side of Cosy no matter which ones I’m reading, but .. I do have my limits on what I can handle descriptively! šŸ™

            Cheers! to you for being the *Wednesday!* of the event!!

            I couldn’t agree more! This is why I constantly find myself intrigued by ‘outside my comfort zone’ stories and those stories which are a firm step outside my own POV, lifestyle and path. I love reading stories about *everyone!* because everyone is individually beautiful – everyone has their own take on life and if characters can embrace and embody all of our IRL uniqueness than this adds to the joy of reading! šŸ™‚

          5. Evelina says:

            Jorie, you should definitely join the Sunday post šŸ™‚ it’s loooooads of fun!

          6. Jorie says:

            I spy… an update to Jorie’s Memes!

        2. Savanah says:

          That was my plan initially! I may try to speed read it first and see if I can do it.

          I totally hear you! I love makeup and wear a lot of it so lipstick no longer bothers me as long as it’s made well šŸ™‚ And I’m sure you’re right, it’s supposed to look that way!

          1. Evelina says:

            Lucky you šŸ˜€ *cough* facial allergies to everything *cough*, no more make up for me since highschool šŸ˜€ I’ll just be ugly! It’s fiiiiiine šŸ˜€
            …but black lipstick I’d try šŸ˜€

          2. Savanah says:

            Oh I gotcha! I’m allergic to tons of stuff too, so I’m really careful about what I buy. Across the board. I break out in horrible hives with the wrong makeup, laundry detergent, food, cleaning supplies, anything.

          3. Evelina says:

            Haha, I just don’t risk it xD it’s not worth it. Being in make up makes life so miserable, why would I do it to myself šŸ˜€ the worst part is the eyes. The swollen eyes. Gives you headaches!
            And yes!!! Odorless laundry detergent all the way, baby. Best thing ever.

          4. Savanah says:

            Yeah I can understand that!

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