Wrap Ups & Hauls

Weekly Wrap-Up: 9/19 – 9/25/16

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After having such a productive week on the blog last week, this week was pitiful by comparison.  Eh. Such is life.

*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, what I recently finished reading, what I am currently reading, and what I will be reading next.

This week on the blog:

Tuesday 9/20

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Top Ten Tuesday: Best Audiobooks I’ve Read in 2016

Friday 9/23

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Book Review: Little Nothing by Marisa Silver


Bookish/Blog happenings:

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My autographed copy of Neverland Wars arrived this week!  I won this on a Twitter giveaway from the author herself.  Isn’t this cover stunning?

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I also received this book all the way from Ireland.  The author contacted me about reading his middle grade book James Clyde and the Diamonds of Orchestra.  I agreed to review this book as I thought it might be fun for my son and I to read & review a book together.

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He even personalized it to my son and I.


Recently finished reading:

NeverAlwaysSometimes

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Ehhh.  There were some things I really enjoyed, like the dialogue between characters and the friendship theme, HOWEVER there were some things I would have liked to see done differently.  Also, I think the word “cliché” was WAY overused…. annoyingly so.

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This was my first Neil Gaiman novel and I must say I thoroughly enjoyed it!  Audiobook is the way to go with Neil Gaiman, as he is a brilliant narrator.  This is the perfect book to pick up in October as it would be a perfect Halloween read.


Currently reading:

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I am not very far into this yet, but I am very intrigued with the premise.  This is a WWII retelling with a science fiction spin.

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I’m not one for “fluffy books” but this author is going to be attending the BBTB book festival, so I thought I would give it a shot.  I am listening to this via audiobook and the narrator is not my favorite, but I’m still enjoying it so far.

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My son and I are about 15% in.  So far, so good.  My son is really into reading & reviewing his very first book 🙂


On deck:

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The next book on my BBTB book festival TBR.


How was your week?

What are you currently reading?

What will you read next?

Have a wonderful week, and happy reading:)

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17 thoughts on “Weekly Wrap-Up: 9/19 – 9/25/16”

      1. Wisconsin?!?! Do you live there?! If you do and say you are a Packers fan, you will win some huge bonus points from me 🙂

        I’ve lucked out and gotten a few of the books approved through NetGalley, found a few book in thrift stores, gotten a few at the library, and purchased a few :

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      2. Oh yes, I am a former Ohioan now Wisconsinite who cheers for Green Bay and Ohio State. It’s very confusing to all my friends, but I know my loyalties. 🙂 It didn’t even occur to me to try NetGalley! I just found two books which will be at our book festival. Brilliant.

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    1. You must read The Graveyard Book (via audiobook if possible). I think they are going to be adapting it to film in the future?

      Isn’t Neverland Wars gorgeous? It is a Peter Pan retelling with a modern twist I believe.

      Thanks for stopping by Bina! I know how crazy busy you are 🙂

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