The Sunday Wrap-Up{80}

Posted April 26, 2015 by Stormy in Books / 12 Comments


My Week

 This week was an improvement over the horrible week I had last week, I will give you that, but I was still rather kinda down for most of it. Just personal life stuff, really–I’m not even sure if I could articulate what’s been bothering me, because it’s not even one thing in particular. Just a general blah meh blah meh feeling.

However, I did participate in the Dewey’s 24-hour readathon this weekend, which was really fun! I love readathon weekends. They’re like mini-retreats from life. I made it to hour 20, which I was quite pleased with since I didn’t make it that far last time. I read 4 books, 1 novella, about 200 pages in other books, and DNF-ed two books as well. All in all, quite a bit of reading.


On Book Blog Bake

 Monday I reviewed None of the Above by I.W. Gregorio
Wednesday I reviewed Things We Know by Heart by Jessi Kirby
Thursday I was part of the All the Rage blog tour and shared a Q&A with Courtney Summers.
Friday I reviewed Black Iris by Leah Raeder



Pretty much all of these other than The Start of Me and You and The Sacred Lies of Minnow Bly I read during the readathon.

 The Start of Me and You by Emery Lord
The Sacred Lies of Minnow Bly by Stephanie Oakes
Gilded Ashes by Rosamund Hodge
The Extraordinary Secrets of April, May, and June by Robin Benway
Inland by Kat Rosenfield
The Awakening by Kat Chopin
Atonement by Ian McEwan




 Question of the Week:

Since my brain is still kind of fried from staying up late for the readathon, I’ll go with an easy, bookish related question this week: What’s the last book you gave 5 stars to?



12 responses to “The Sunday Wrap-Up{80}

  1. Wow, 20 hours. That’s quite impressive!

    April has been a great book month. Let’s see…the last 5-star book was I’ll Meet You There, immediately preceded by Saving Francesca, immediately preceded by The Storyspinner. A couple days before that I read Simon vs. (which was really ALL THE STARS), and a week before that I read Mosquitoland and The Start Of Me And You back to back. The rest have been mostly 4-stars, but I hated Tiger Lily, and I DNF-ed a couple books after I’ll Meet You There, so now I’m re-reading The Raven Boys. FIIIIIINALLY. It’s going to take me forever because I’m highlighting every other paragraph, haha.

    • Stormy

      It was a struggle to keep my eyes open towards the end, but I was determined to finish my last book(Atonement). There were definitely a few breaks within that period(one of my nieces came over, for one thing, and ended up leaving with three books I gave her), but mostly I was plugged into the readathon all day. It was quite fun.

      Yay for great book months! I’ve had one too. I really want to read I’ll Meet You There. I liked Something Real, but DNF’d the author’s other book. I have a feeling, though, that I’ll get along better with her contemporary novels. Ah, I’m so glad you liked Simon vs! Though hearing you hated Tiger Lily makes me nervous. It’s one of the books I own but haven’t read. I know I love the dedication, but beyond that. . .

      I’m tempted to re-read The Raven Boys again, but I’m afraid it will make me even more impatient for The Raven King.

      • From what I vaguely remember of the movie, Atonement seems like a rather depressing way to finish up a readathon!

        That’s funny, because I DNF’d Something Real, but I haven’t tried the other one. I’ve heard nothing but good things about Something Real, though, so I feel like I need to give it another chance. Is it as cheesy as it seems from the first couple chapters? Despite two small caveats, I’ll Meet You There was just great. It dealt with some heavy stuff, but it was a breeze to read, and I loved the characters.

        How could I NOT have liked Simon? 😀

        Not liking Tiger Lily was probably just a “me”/timing thing. I read it after two of the five-star reads, I was not feeling well at the time, and Peter Pan stories are always depressing. I should have gone with my instinct not to read it, rather than the rave reviews from so many bloggers). I couldn’t connect with the characters, I didn’t care what was happening, and it was actually only the last chapter or two that bumped it up from a one-star to a two-star rating. That being said, I suspect you’ll have a very different experience with it!

    • Stormy

      Yeah, the readathon was really helpful in that respect! I was able to really power through a couple of shorter reads.

    • Stormy

      THIS MAKES ME SO HAPPY YOU DON’T EVEN KNOW. YAY! I’m so so glad you loved Deathly Hallows! It’s my second favorite book of the series & such a fantastic series ender.

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