The Sunday Wrap-Up{49}

Posted February 23, 2014 by Stormy in Books / 6 Comments


My Week

My week was pretty good overall! I was off Monday, so that was nice. It gave me time to clean my room and read Crown of Midnight! And short work weeks are always good for the soul. . . as long as you don’t have to play catch-up later(I was a bit ahead, so it came at the perfect time for me!). I also wrote a lot. I didn’t read as much as normal, but eh, it was good to have a slightly lighter week. More time for playing around on the internet, which is what I did basically. Also, there were a lot of people traipsing in and out of my apartment all week(the risk you have when you have a roommate who has a lot of friends), so I spent a lot of time walking outside or just hanging out in the library patio because it was so nice and warm in Texas! Has spring arrived? Probably not for good, but at least we’re getting a taste of it.

On Book Blog Bake

 Monday I reviewed Throne of Glass by Sarah J Maas.
Tuesday I shared my top ten reasons I love reading a reader/blogger.
Wednesday I reviewed Tell the Wolves I’m Home by Carol Rifka Brunt. I really love this book and HIGHLY recommend it!
Thursday I talked about how I re-examined my opinions on the horror genre.
Friday I reviewed Going Rogue by Robin Benway. 


Crown of Midnight by Sarah J Maas
Suite Scarlett by Maureen Johnson
Ignite Me by Tahereh Mafi
Independent Study by Joelle Charbonneau


None! I’m putting myself on some book acquiring restrictions. . . which is what happens when you actually count the number of books you own and haven’t read. I’m not gonna say the number, but know I was proud that at least it wasn’t in the triple digits. So, that’s something. . .Still, it’s a LOT. I’m not going completely on a book buying ban, but I’m only buying books or checking out books from the library I am already intent on reading. So no browsing for fun, basically. I will browse my shelves instead.

Favorite 5

Book Nerd Problems: Paws off my Favorites @ Snuggly Oranges

I love what Debby had to say about this. I know that I will skip critical reviews for my favorite books–not because I don’t think those reviews are valid(they definitely are!), but just because those books start to feel like they’re a part of me, and it’s just better for everyone if I stay away.

Turning Off the TV #7: Doctor Who @ Rinn Reads

I love Rinn’s feature! I love Doctor Who. I love time travel. Obviously, this post was going to be on my wrap-up this week.



6 responses to “The Sunday Wrap-Up{49}

  1. I’ve been on a book buying ban since the year started and it’s been killing me haha but yet again I don’t have money to buy books so it makes it easier to resist. But good luck Stormy!

    • Stormy

      Hah, yeah, I had a lot of gift cards from the Holidays, but now most of them are gone so it’s time to actually READ some of those books I’ve been buying!

  2. I have been very picky about books that I buy too. I am usually able to get books from the library fairly quickly, so the book ban hasn’t been too bad. 🙂 Good luck!

    • Stormy

      My library is great, but they’re reallllly slow about processing books, so I’ve learned to place a hold right away with new releases! Even if the book is on order, I know it’ll usually be about a month before it’s in my hands, but at least I’ll be the first.

  3. prettylreader

    I put myself on a book buying ban at the beginning of this year. I had decided it was time to whittle down my TBR pile. But then so many series were ending! Into the Still Blue, Infinite, Ignite Me, Evertrue, just to name a few. And Cress came out, and I had just read Scarlet (which I’d been sitting on for almost a year?!) so I rewarded myself with it. And then…I lost control a little. Chapters has this great bargain section and I came home with like 10 new books, all priced under $5!

    Now it’s time to reign myself back in, and go back on the ban. Until Dreams of Gods and Monsters comes out… 😀

    • Stormy

      Yeah, I have about 95 unread books! *hangs head in shame*. Bargains sections are difficult! That’s why I’m not putting myself on an outright “ban”. . . I’m just restricting what I buy. If there’s a book I know I want, I’ll buy it. I’m basically not allowing myself to go to a bookstore and just browse until I find something interesting, though. I’m only buying with a purpose, and hopefully I’ll whittle some of that TBR down.

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