Happy Sunday my bookish friends!
Winter like temperatures have finally come to Ohio. If you want to know how crazy Ohio weather is, it was 75 degrees on Friday, but today it is 35 degrees out…my sinuses are not amused.
I had a great week both reading wise and blogging wise! I managed to finish up 3 books and start on a few more. I published my first ever discussion post (bookish babble), which is about the stereotypes of a bookworm. I also posted my review of The Female of the Species, a 5 star YA read for me, which if you know me does NOT happen often.
Let’s see what else I had going on 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, what I recently finished reading, what I am currently reading, and what I will be reading next.
This week on the blog:
I am excited to announce that I will be hosting my first ever giveaway here on the blog! Stay tuned for a post with the details TOMORROW 11/21. Unfortunately, this is going to be a U.S only giveaway 😦 I was looking into shipping costs to see if I was going to be able to do an international giveaway, but I had no idea the INSANE amount of money it would cost to ship a 1lb book internationally. I mean, it would be cheaper for me to buy a plane ticket and just bring the book there myself! Sorry to all my friends outside of the U.S, which is the majority of my friends…Please don’t hate me.
Around the blogosphere:
I decided that I am going to start highlighting noteworthy posts that I see around the blogosphere from my fellow book bloggers. Here are a few posts that I read over the previous week or so that I felt were memorable…
» Ashleigh @A Frolic Through Fiction suggests some rainy day reads → Rainy Day Reads: Recommendations of books to read when the weather is dismal & your inner bookworm can shine
» Drew @The Tattooed Book Geek discusses annoying tropes in fantasy → Annoying Tropes in Fantasy: A humorous perusal of overused tropes in my favorite genre
» Margot @Lectito discuses the pros and cons of managing your blogs mailing list → The Pros and Cons of Managing Your Blog’s Mailing List (And Is It Worth the Hassle?)
Recently finished reading:
» The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead
I can see why The Underground Railroad won the National Book Award for 2016.
» The Vault of Dreamers by Caragh M. O’Brien
This was actually a solid YA science fiction. I thought the concept of “mining” dreams was absolutely fascinating.
» Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz
I am on the fence between 3/4 stars. Don’t get me wrong, I thought this was a beautiful book about self discovery, HOWEVER the pacing for the first 60% of the book was far too slow.
» The Girl From Everywhere by Heidi Heilig
» The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman
» The Girls by Emma Cline
How was your week?
What are you currently reading?
What will you read next?
Have a wonderful week, and happy reading