So I’ve been toying with the idea of doing a weekly recap for a few weeks now. I know a lot of people do a recap of the books they’ve received for the week in something like Stacking the Shelves, while others post a list of their post throughout the week. I just couldn’t figure exactly what I wanted to do for a recap or what day to post it on, but I like Sundays. I know Sundays are actually the beginning of a week, but I still think of Sundays as the last day of the week, which makes it a perfect day for blog reflections. For now, I plan on Sunday Wrap-Ups including posts on my blog, my favorite posts that others have written throughout the week, books read, and maybe bookish-related news. Maybe. So, now that I’ve felt the need to explain something that I’m sure the majority of people could have figured out on their own, I give you the first Sunday Wrap-Up!
I confess that I’ve always been “the serious kid” and thank the fellow book bloggers for letting me sit at the table.
I cheated in my TTT for the week because I couldn’t choose just one genre, so I decided to do my favorite character arcs instead.
A review of a beautiful, amazing book that broke my heart.
I read Half the Sky for the 2013 February Social Justice Theme Read. It was a really great, eye-opening book that I highly recommend.
I continue to go through my 25 most played songs and pair each of them with a book.
On Blogs I Read:
How to Get Out of a Reading Rut @ Writer of Wrongs
Great suggestions for how to climb out of a reading rut!
Why Do We Really Love Stories @ Foil the Plot
Oh, go ahead and talk about my favorite topic in the history of the universe. I could spend forever talking about stories, why we love them, and why they matter, so as soon as I read this post Monday morning I knew it would be one to treasure.
Review: Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell @ Rather Be Reading
Not your typical review. Magan shares how she related to this book so much and the resulting blog post is absolutely touching. Plus, it made me want to read the book all the more now.
An Introduction to Chick-Lit 101 @ The Book Lantern
Pretty much every post at the Book Lantern is thought-provoking, and this one was no exception.
(You Drive Me) Crazy @ So Obsessed With
A great post about blog commenting habits and how to keep up with feed readers.
Genres–They Shall Be My Undoing @ Queen Ella Bee Reads
A great post about navigating the murky waters of genre and sub-genre lines.
How to Rekindle the Flame When the Blogging Honeymoon is Over! @ The Perpetual Page-Turner
I’m only a few months in to blogging, so I’m definitely still feeling all excited about books! and reviews! and reading!, but I know that feeling will come and go as I continue to do this blogging thing. Jamie has great tips about how to get out of a blogging rut.
Books I Read This Week:
Breathe by Sarah Crossan
Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver