I haven’t done a weekly wrap-up since September, because I got tired of doing them and I never want anything on my blog to feel like a chore, since I think it’s easy to tell when reading a post when the writer wasn’t into it. BUT after about a five month break, I’ve been thinking that I really want to start them up again, so I shall!
Anyway, this week has been intense. I moved out of an apartment and back home(which I talked about in my January wrap-up) and my bathroom is getting remodeled and currently does not have a FLOOR or anything else besides 3 walls, so I’m sharing with my parent’s and parts of the house look like a disaster/construction zone(I’m convinced those two are often the same thing).
Also, I went to a bingo hall with my dad Thursday night, and I am now convinced I must write a scene into a WIP with a bingo hall because it’s kinda fascinating from a removed standpoint how among the regulars it seemed to function almost as a community meeting? Like I noticed tons of people who all knew each other discussing important community things. It was interesting. I had to notice that because I did not get close to winning even once.
I also watched my first movie of the year, Pitch Perfect, and I wasn’t super impressed with it? I liked the music parts but I didn’t find it funny. Considering it’s the first movie I’ve watched this year, I hope it’s not setting the tone for the few other movies I’ll see.
Tuesday I shared the top 10 YA contemporary books I can’t believe I haven’t read.
Wednesday I reviewed Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard. It wasn’t perfect, but I liked this dark and twisted YA fantasy.
Thursday I shared 3 books that are currently sitting on my maybe shelf.
Friday I reviewed The Last Time We Say Goodbye by Cynthia Hand. It was sad, of course, but Hand writes about grief so well.
You by Caroline Kepnes
Bleeding Earth by Kaitlin Ward
I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson (re-read)
I bought You and The Song of Achilles on my kindle because they were both $1.99.
Or favorite 3, as is the case this week.
How to Respond When Someone Disdains YA @ Christina Reads YA
Generally when someone disdains YA to me, I either just ignore them or if they seem at all open, go the recommendation route, but there’s a lot of good ideas here. And if YA isn’t for you, that’s cool too, but there’s no reason to belittle those who read and write it.
It’s Okay to Want to Grow Your Blog @ NoseGraze
I loved this post because I struggle with this sometimes–I want my blog to grow, of course. I think most bloggers do. But I don’t want it to become obsessive, and sometimes striking that balance between putting in the effort and doing your best and becoming obsessed with comparing yourself can be hard.
My Catch-All 3 Star Rating @ Quinn’s Book Nook
I really like ratings for reviews, but sometimes those 3 stars CAN be tricky!
Question of the Week:
I’ve decided to add this to my weekly wrap-ups because it’s fun(from what I’ve seen in other places around the blogosphere) and it makes me feel slightly less self-indulgent. Since I’m just starting these wrap-ups again, I’m gonna ease into this with an easy question. So this week’s question is. . .
What did you read this weekend? Or, if you didn’t read anything, what was the highlight of your weekend?