Ugh, this week and I got off on the wrong foot. On Monday, my precious kindle started malfunctioning. I’m still trying a few things to get it up and running on the off chance it has not gasped its last breath, but I’m not optimistic & have started considering replacement options. It’s 5 years old, so it’s had a longer lifespan than I honestly expected it to, but I am still not looking forward to replacing it. Also on Monday, I got notice that I didn’t get a job I was really, really crossing my fingers for, so, yeah, Monday was pretty much a downer all around, and the first half of the week pretty much kept that pattern.
The middle of my week did start to get a little better, as I started to look into some plans for a next step(vague, I know, but I don’t want to jinx anything!), and I got to go to a library sale, which always cheers me up, even though I hardly bought anything. Just being around books is soothing to me. I did try to find the bright spots this week, but yeah, not the best week I’ve had(I’m trying to not be too down about it, but that’s kinda an understatement.)
On Monday I talked about what I like to see in bookish romances as a fairly non-romantic person.
Tuesday I shared my top ten inspirational quotes from books.
Wednesday I talked about how I come up with ideas for discussions.
Thursday I reviewed All the Rage, which has been one of my favorite books of the year so far.
Friday I reviewed Not Otherwise Specified, which was my second 5 star review in a row!(It’s always nice when that happens.)
#WeeklyBookstagram| A New Instagram Photo Challenge @ The Book Addict’s Guide
If you, like me, like the IDEA of bookish instagram challenges but can never keep up with the daily ones, Brittany is starting a weekly bookstagram challenges.
Book Covers Through the Eyes of a Synesthese(Part 2) @ Oh, the Books!
Kelley shares how her synesthesia impacts how she sees book covers and the visuals she shared are super interesting!
Why I Still Read and Write Reviews @ Girl in the Pages
I still read & appreciate reviews, so I thoroughly enjoyed this post about reviews.
Dumplin’ by Julie Murphy
Teeth by Hannah Moskowitz
Fairest by Marissa Meyers
17 & Gone by Nova Ren Suma
The Ruining by Anna Collomore
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli(re-read)
Back in December, I got an Amazon gift card for Christmas, and I put a good chunk of that towards some pre-orders. Well, my first pre-order package came in:
The Walls Around Us by Nova Ren Suma(which I’ve already read & loved, and wanted a finished copy)
Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli(same)
Lady Thief by A.C. Gaughen(I pre-ordered the paperback)
Question of the Week:
Would you rather take a vacation to a solitary location(like, think cabin in the woods or something like that), or a bustling foreign city? Mine would depend on my mood, but most of the time I think I’d pick the city.