Happy Sunday bookworms!
I cannot believe that Christmas is only a week away! I woke up this morning in a panic because I hadn’t realized how quickly Christmas crept up on me this year. I remembered this morning that I had yet to put anything together for my kids’ teachers, neighbors, or any miscellaneous people.. so I’ve been running around doing that today. For my kids’ teachers, I made these cute little “movie night” kits that included candy, peanuts, cocoa mix, microwave popcorn, and a gift card to purchase a movie.
Thank you Pinterest!
Anyways, 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.
This week on the blog:
» I won a copy of Human Acts by Han Kang. I have had lots of luck winning giveaways on Twitter this year! I know this is awful to say, but I am secretly hoping it is the hardback version because I am not a fan of the paperback cover. I know, I know… I am terrible. BUT just look at the hardback cover…
Around the blogosphere:
» Jess @Mud and the Stars Book Blog shares her experience seeing the play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child → I went to see Harry Potter and the Cursed Child! (Spoiler-free review)
» Ann Marie @Lit·Wit·Wine·Dine hosts a HUGE giveaway! She is giving away a $100 Amazon gift card → December Giveaway – $100 Amazon Gift Card
» Ashleigh @A Frolic Through Fiction asks if publishers should do more to acknowledge book bloggers → Let’s Talk: Should Publishers Do More to Acknowledge the Work of Book Bloggers?
» Naz @Read Diverse Books interviews Imani Josey, author of The Blazing Star → Book Blitz: The Blazing Star – An Interview with Imani Josey
Recently finished reading:
*All titles link to Goodreads
» Small Great Things by Jodi Picul
I am really looking forward to reviewing this book. After reading The Underground Railroad and learning more about the history of racism and slavery, it was great to read a book that dealt with present day racism. This book gave me a lot to think about.
» The One-in-a-Million Boy by Monica Wood
This ended being such a sweet read. The cover looks like this is a middle grade read, but it is actually an adult book. It gave me similar feels as A Man Called Ove, so if you read and enjoyed that book, you’d probably enjoy this one too.
» The Bad Beginning (A Series of Unfortunate Events #1) by Lemony Snicket
This is more like 3.5 stars. I actually think my issues with this book have more to do with the audiobook version I listened to versus the book itself. I may have enjoyed this more in print form. I may try re-reading this with my son to see.
» And I Darken by Kiersten White
So far I am really enjoying this book. I can’t help but love Lada. Sure, she can be a bitch sometimes, particularly to her little brother, but I admire her strength. Other than The Red Tent, this is one of the only books that I’ve read that included a woman’s menstruation, which is refreshing.
» George by Alex Gino
I adore this book so far! This is such a wonderful book that can be used as a tool for educating kids. I will be re-reading this one with my own son.
» Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
How was your week?
What are you currently reading?
What will you read next?
Have a wonderful week, and happy reading