Wrap Ups & Hauls

Weekly Wrap-Up: 7/11- 7/17/16

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Hello my bookish buddies!  Another week has come and gone and yet again I didn’t get much done on the blog front.  I really don’t even have a legit excuse either.  Life you know?

I did however make lots of progress on the little bookish project of mine, so at least last week wasn’t a complete fail.  Here is what I had going on this week…

This week on the blog:

Tuesday 7/12

Image [449338]Top Ten Tuesday: Bookish Facts About Me

Image [456326]Book Tag: Beauty & The Beast Book Tag

Wednesday 7/13

Image [474134]Top 5 Wednesday: Favorite Required Reading

Bookish/Blog happenings:

FullSizeRender [582918]I have read 40 books for the year thus far! I am currently 8 books ahead of schedule, which tickles me to death.  I would really like to be able to increase my goal to 75 books for 2016.  Fingers crossed I can keep up this pace.

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I got some book mail!  After seeing Illuminae EVERYWHERE, I finally bit the bullet and ordered a copy.  I must say, this book is probably one of the most interesting cover designs that I have ever purchased.  I really haven’t read much in the realm of sci-fi, so I can’t wait to read this and see what the fuss is all about.   Have you read Illuminae?  What did you think?


It’s official!  I registered my Little Free Library and received my official sign with charter number and everything.  Charter #41985 for inquiring minds.  I know you were all curious.  It really is ridiculous how excited I am for this project.

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Speaking of my LFL, I finally finished painting it. Red is always a tricky color to work with.  This bad boy needed no less than 3 coats of red paint before it was deemed acceptable.  It is starting to look more barn-ish no?

Here is my lovely assistant, Tom (aka Dad), “assisting” by putting on the hardware.  When I say assistant, I really mean the man who built it for me.  I supervised 🙂

I have also come up with a name for my library!  I would like to introduce you to the Bellbrook Book Barn!  (Bellbrook is the city I live in)  I do enjoy a good alliteration.

That’s right, I am now officially the coolest person you know.

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….and THIS happened!!!

Maggie Stiefvater, author of The Raven Cycle, will be attending Books by the Banks this year!!! BBTB is a book festival that takes place in Cincinnati OH in October! *Technically this was announced last week, but I didn’t see it until this week*

Other confirmed authors include Melissa Landers, author of Starflight, and Jenny Lawson, author of Furiously Happy.

Recently finished reading:



Star ratings (3)

This is more like 4.5 stars.  I think this was my favorite book in the series thus far!!  I will be doing a series review for books 2-4 once I finish the last book in the series.

You can read my review of the first book here → Book Review: The Raven Boys (The Raven Cycle #1) by Maggie Stiefvater


Star ratings (4)

So this book… I had very conflicted feelings about this one.   This is more like 3.5 stars, but I go back and forth.  I do think this book would be a FANTASTIC book club read!

Currently reading:



While I am excited to finally be reading the conclusion of The Raven Cycle, I am also a little sad that I will have to say goodbye to the characters I have enjoyed so much.



 It involves a circus.  Sold!

On deck:




How was your week?  What are you currently reading?  Are you on track to meet your reading goal this year?


As always, thanks for reading and have a wonderful week 🙂


5 thoughts on “Weekly Wrap-Up: 7/11- 7/17/16”

    1. I didn’t dislike it by any means, but I also didn’t love it. I don’t know how I feel about it lol I cried like a baby though, so there is that haha. The writing is beautiful too. I’m not sure what the deal is!!!

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  1. You little free library looks uh-mazing!! Illuminae was my fave YA read last year. So much fun! AIDAN immediately became one of my all-time favourite characters. Hope you enjoy!

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    1. Thank you!!! It is actually up and running right now! I still have some touch ups and landscaping to do, but I’ll do a special post on it once I have a few weeks under my belt 😊

      You have got me all excited for Illuminae now!!! I just wish I hadn’t committed myself to so many other books first 😅

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