The Sunday Wrap-Up{101}

Posted November 22, 2015 by Stormy in Books / 5 Comments



My Week

I AM SO CLOSE TO THE END OF MY FIRST SEMESTER OF GRAD SCHOOL. The first half of the semester went kinda slow, but ever since mid-October I feel it’s flown by! Of course because it’s the end of the semester, that means it’s busy busy busy time. I just turned in an assignment this morning, so I have one more assignment(a big one though — my final paper) for that class, and then in my other class all I have left is turning in a group project & a reflection paper.

Mostly I’ve been concentrating on school work this week, obviously. However, I’m glad to have my computer back and fully functioning now. I’ve also been to the local library to volunteer a few times(I’ve generally go twice a week, but last week got thrown off with Veteran’s day and this coming week will be as well since it will be closed a few days for Thanksgiving). I’ve also been thinking a lot about next semester and the rest of my grad school career — I’ve been toying with whether I want to go full-time in the spring and not take a class in the summer, or just different things like that. I’m trying not to think about it too much until I turn in my final paper, though — I have some time in December to sit down and try to figure all that out.

On Book Blog Bake

Monday I reviewed Rules for 50/50 chance by Kate McGovern.
Tuesday I shared top ten quotes from books I’ve read in the last year.
Wednesday I reviewed Romancing the Dark in the City of Light by Ann Jacobus.


I haven’t finished a book because I’ve been pretty busy with school work, but I have manage to get *some* reading time in as I read Winter–I’m on about page 320, but I’m hoping to read at least 150-200 pages today.

Bingo update:

No new updates here!

Re-read- Throne of Glass by Sarah J Maas
A Borrowed book: Queen of Shadows by Sarah J Maas(I pre-ordered a copy, but Amazon was slow so I borrowed a kindle copy from Terri)
Author shares first initial-Crown of Midnight by Sarah J Maas
Sept/Oct/Nov Release-Tonight the Streets Are Ours by Leila Sales
Book set in another country- Wildlife in Fiona Woods(it’s Aussie YA, so it takes place in Australia)
LGBTQIA: Symptoms of Being Human by Jeff Garvin
lol-worthy: Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli(seriously, one of the few books that makes me laugh every.time. And I’ve read it a LOT of times now!)
Historical fiction: Vengeance Road by Erin Bowman
Horror: Through the Woods by Emily Carroll
On shelf for over a year: Sweetly by Jackson Pearce
Black cover: Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn
Science Fiction: This Monstrous Thing
New to me author: Tell the Story to Its End by Simon P. Clark
Sparkly cover: A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness
Mental Illness: Romancing the Dark in the City of Light by Ann Jacobus
New adult: Imperfect Chemistry by Mary Frame
Animal on the cover: Shallow Graves by Kali Wallace


Winter by Marissa Meyer
Faithful Place by Tana French
Instructions for the End of the World by Jamie Kain(thanks to St. Martin’s Press!)

Question of the Week:

Like half of the internet, I’ve become obsessed with the Hamilton cast recording. For those unaware, Hamilton is a Broadway hip-hop musical about the life of founding father Alexander Hamilton, which sounds weird & strange but for some reason totally works & I love the cast recording. My question this week is inspired by that–what historical figure do you think it would be interesting to see in a musical re-imagining?(for bonus points, you can pick a style of music too).

After thinking about it, I think my pick would be Mary Shelley–not a historical figure because of politics or world development but influential on literature. I feel like she’d be a good subject for a sort of rock/pop musical.



Book Review: Rules for 50/50 Chance by Kate McGovern

Rules for 50/50 Chance by Kate McGovern Expected Publication Date: November 24, 2015 Length: 352 pages Publisher: Farrar, Straus, and Giroux Obtained Via: I received an advanced reader’s copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. This in no way affected my final opinion of the work. Standalone View at the Traffic light: A heartrending but […]

Posted November 16, 2015 by Stormy in Book Reviews, Books / 2 Comments


1. Sweetly by Jackson Pearce     Summary: As a child, Gretchen’s twin sister was taken by a witch in the woods. Ever since, Gretchen and her brother, Ansel, have felt the long branches of the witch’s forest threatening to make them disappear, too. Years later, when their stepmother casts Gretchen and Ansel out, they […]

Posted November 11, 2015 by Stormy in Book Reviews, Books / 2 Comments