The Sunday Post | Weekly Wrap-Up #7

I’m linking up with The Sunday Post hosted by Kimberly @Caffeinated Book Reviewer.

Hey y’all! I’ve skipped the last few of these, I know. I’m doing so well though, and I’m getting back in my routine!

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

Starfish by Akemi Dawn Bowman, which is one of my favorite books of the year by far!

And Sunshine is Forever by Kyle T. Cowan, which I had mixed feelings about.

It was really interesting that I chose these two, because I’ve been struggling so much with my own mental health and that is a huge factor in both of these novels. Maybe I did it subconsciously, haha.

Starfish Novel Sunshine is Forever novel

I have all the ARCs. I never seem to get really into the ones I think I’m going to! I was so stoked for Mask of Shadows, and about 100 pages in and I’m still not enamored of it. But I have a bunch to choose from.

These Things I've Done by Rebecca Phillips

In really REALLY exciting news, I’m part of the blog tour for Rebecca Phillips’ These Things I’ve Done, which I reviewed here. So there will be a Q&A with Rebecca here on August Fourth! I hope you all come see. Her answers are as brilliant and insightful as I knew they would be!

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

The Sunday Post | Weekly Wrap-Up #6

I’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!



The Sunday Post | Weekly Wrap-Up #5

I’m linking up with The Sunday Post hosted by Kimberly @Caffeinated Book Reviewer.

This has been a week. I had a lot of personal stuff going on (still do) and depression is rearing it’s ugly head, so thank the universe that I have a ton to read until I get myself together.

And I’m trying to shake it off, because in a few short hours I’ll be getting ready for Comic-Con! I’ve never gone in Denver, and I know it’s pretty lame compared to San Diego (which is the one I’ve been to previously, many and many a year ago) but I’m going to fangirl over some of the kids from Stranger Things and Nathan Fillion and some people from Buffy.

Also I am three ahead of my Goodreads reading goals! So woot woot.

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

I am SO glad to say that I loved all three books. I was able to not only break my streak of bad reviews, but start a new streak of good ones.

I reviewed Girls Made of Snow and Glass, which is a feminist Snow White re-telling and it’s fantastic.

Consider and Contribute are books 1 and 2 in the Holo series, and man they are good.

Girls Made of Snow and Glass by Melissa Bashardoust Contribute novel by Kristy Acevedo Consider novel by Kristy Acevedo

I’m still up to my ass in ARC’s, and have more coming in the mail. Which I love, because I always have something to read.

I also won a few Goodreads giveaways, so I’ll be getting those someday.

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



The Sunday Post | Weekly Wrap-up #4

I’m linking up with The Sunday Post hosted by Kimberly @Caffeinated Book Reviewer.

I am officially one ahead of my Goodreads reading goals! I’m really happy, because when I started these wrap-ups I was three behind.

My week passed really, really quickly for whatever reason. And yet, again, I didn’t get as much done as I wanted to. I’m going to look at the paragraph above this one and remember that even if it doesn’t seem like it, I am getting things done.

I binged the hell out of season two of The Magicians. Omg. I loved season one, but holy shit season two was phenomenal. This is one case where I think the show is considerably better than the book, though I was only able to get through the first book in the series.

I also started 13 Reasons Why on Netflix, and I’m really enjoying it. I think there’s so much to be gained from having shows like this, where the cast is MAD diverse and it gives an unapologetic look at rape culture thriving in American schools. I haven’t read it since I was a teenager, so I can’t say how well it’s following the book. But I am going to call it a successful adaptation.

I finished and reviewed two ARC’s this week! (click on the picture to see the review):

I’m sad to say that neither review was exactly glowing, and I hate that this has been three in a row now!

I reviewed Beasts of Extraordinary Circumstance, which is magical realism that I just found super boring.

And As You Wish, which is also magical realism, which started off good and the ending made me crazy.

Beasts of extraordinary circumstance by ruth emmie lang As You Wish

I’m still up to my ass in ARC’s, and have two more coming in the mail! Which I love, because I always have something to read.

I still have The Beautiful Ones from NetGalley. Hector, one of the narrators, seems super sexist and I hate to have to try to excuse it because of timing.

From Edelweiss I received Rough Patch, which I was really excited about because it’s about a young girl working on accepting her bisexuality. I’ve only read a chapter, so we’ll see how it goes! (Not technically an ARC, as this one came out in May, but it’s still a free book so hell yes.)

Also from Edelweiss I received Nice Try, Jane Sinner, which I started and I LOVE the voice. I’m thinking I’ll finish this one next, so I can break my streak of negative reviews.

And from Penguin’s First To Read, I received Impossible Views of the World. Which is about a woman who works at a museum and has to go on like a literary treasure hunt, and I love it so far. I’m about fifty pages in, so let’s hope that continues.

I hope everyone is having an incredible week!



The Sunday Post | Weekly Wrap-Up #3

I’m linking up with The Sunday Post hosted by Kimberly @Caffeinated Book Reviewer.

I didn’t get as much done this week as I wanted to reading-wise, but I’m querying a novel and that takes so much time and research and that’s been taking up most of my free time!

I was also featured in Double The Books magazine, as their book blogger of the month! So their feature number 11 has that interview in it 😀 Check it out!

I managed two reviews this week (click on the picture to see the review):

I reviewed When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon, which I really enjoyed.

And Jane of Austin, which is a Sense and Sensibilities re-telling, which was such a bummer. Started out so promising and ended up flopping for me.

Jane of Austin by Hillary Manton Lodge When Dimple Met Rishi book by Sandhya Menon

I was also tagged by Jo-ann at Inspiration Pie to do a mid-year wrap up! And you can find that post here!

I’m reading three ARCs from NetGalley. As You Wish by Chelsea Sedotti, which I really enjoy! I’m about 70% of the way done, so review will probably come soon. I also have The Beautiful Ones by Silvia Moreno-Garcia (I’m having a hard time getting into this one) and Beasts of Extraordinary Circumstance by Ruth Emmie Lang (which I haven’t made a ton of progress on, either.)

I hope everyone has a great week!