Weekly Wrap-Up: 3/20 – 3/26/17

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Happy Sunday bookworms!

I’ve had a very long and emotional week/weekend, so I am looking forward to the start of a new week.  We had to travel out of town for a funeral over this weekend, so between grieving, traveling, and everything else, I’m exhausted.   I wasn’t as active around the blogosphere/community as I normally am, but I did the best that I could under the circumstances.  Despite everything going on in my personal life, I did manage to read 3 books this week and get a couple posts up on the blog, so at least there was some good to come out of this past week.

Let’s see what I got accomplished this week…

*Weekly Wrap-Up is a weekly post where I feature what posts were published on the blog for the past week, any bookish/blog happenings, noteworthy posts around the bookish blogosphere, interesting bookish articles I came across, what I recently finished reading, what I am currently reading, and what I will be reading next.

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Blogging Babble: Blogger/Follower Expectations

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 Well I’ve been blogging for over a year now and I have yet to post discussion posts regularly… Actually I think I’ve posted a total of 2 since I started blogging.  It’s just sad really.  BUT I have been working on lots of ideas, so hopefully this is going to change moving forward.

Today, I wanted to talk with my fellow bloggers about blogger/follower expectations…

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Book Review: And I Darken by Kiersten White

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Today I’m back with a book review for And I Darken  by Kiersten White.  And I Darken is a YA historical fiction with a very unique concept: it is a gender swap retelling of Vlad the Impaler.  Did the author pull it off?

You are going to have to read on to find out 🙂

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Weekly Wrap-Up: 3/13 – 3/19/17

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Hello bookworms!

Did everyone have a good weekend?  Are some of you still recovering from St. Patrick’s Day festivities?  Or are you like me and spent the “holiday” sitting home curled up with a book?

Let’s see what I had going on this week shall we?

*Weekly Wrap-Up is a weekly post where I feature what posts were published on the blog for the past week, any bookish/blog happenings, noteworthy posts around the bookish blogosphere, interesting book related articles I came across, what I recently finished reading, what I am currently reading, and what I will be reading next.

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Dream Loot Crate: Bookish Crate (Theme: A Conjuring of Light by V.E. Schwab)

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I recently learned about a new challenge hosted by Loot Crate, and once I learned the details, I knew I had to participate in the fun! Loot Crate is currently wanting to know what fans would do if they could build the crate of their dreams… That’s right, they want us to build our own dream crates.

Well Loot Crate, challenge accepted!

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Top Ten Tuesday: Spring 2017 TBR

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Hello fellow bookworms!  It’s Tuesday and that means it is time for another Top Ten Tuesday post!

  What is TTT? TTT is a weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish.  Check out their blog for more info and to see upcoming themes.

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This week’s theme is…

March 14: Top Ten Books On My Spring TBR

Part of my Spring TBR is going to be my TBR for the SOKY Book Fest, which is taking place on April 22.  When preparing for a book festival, I attempt to read as many books by confirmed authors as possible before the event.  The remaining books are just going to be ones I hope to get to before the summer.

Now on to the TBR…

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Weekly Wrap-Up: 3/6 – 3/12/17

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Happy Sunday bookworms!

Whew! Am I glad that weekend is over.  It was jam packed with a 5k race (which I ran in 27:33 in case anyone was curious), a bridal shower for a childhood friend, the Thomas Rhett concert, then my weekend concluded with 4 hours at the lacrosse fields today.

Side note – I would just like to state that if lacrosse would have been offered when I was young, I would have totally played.  It is like a mash up of soccer, hockey, and rugby.  It is so much fun to watch!

Enough about my lame personal life, let’s get down to bookish business…

*Weekly Wrap-Up is a weekly post where I feature what posts were published on the blog for the past week, any bookish/blog happenings, noteworthy posts around the bookish blogosphere, what I recently finished reading, what I am currently reading, and what I will be reading next.

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