Happy Sunday bookworms!
As promised in my last weekly wrap-up, I was back to the grind on the blog this week! It is amazing how much I can get accomplished when neither myself nor my children are sick. I am already gearing up for February and my biggest goal is to get caught up on my book reviews. Consider this your warning that February may be the month of book reviews here on Cover2CoverMom #SorryNotSorry
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, what I recently finished reading, what I am currently reading, and what I will be reading next.
This week on the blog:
» Huge thank you to Ann Marie @Lit·Wit·Wine·Dine for sending me some awesome book mail this week! I received my copy of Christodora by Tim Murphy that I won from Ann Marie’s giveaway. She also sent me her copy of The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden because she is an awesome blogger friend like that. You can check out her review of The Bear and the Nightingale here → Review of The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden
Around the blogosphere:
*These posts were not necessarily posted in this past week, this was just when I read them 🙂
» Shi @Bookworm Ink shares a tattoo she designed based off Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children (#SpoilerAlert It’s freaking awesome) → Tattooed Inspired: Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
» Cait @Paper Fury writes an amusing post on how to find more reading time → How To Find Time To Read More & collaborates with a few other bloggers to give us predictions of what we will see in YA in 2017 → 2017 YA Genre Trend Predictions
» Anne @Modern Mrs. Darcy lists 17 great audiobooks for kids → 17 Great Audiobooks for Kids
» Melanie @Grab the Lapels discuses reading fellow book blogger’s posts and how often you should post every week → Bloggy Lies We Tell Ourselves? & is looking for book recommendations featuring characters with physical disabilities → I Need Book Recs!
» Reg @She Latitude shares ten things every blogger has thought to themselves → Top Ten Thoughts Every Blogger Has Had At Least Once
» Marie @Drizzle & Hurricane Books discusses self-hosting → Thoughts on Self-Hosting
» Jen @Reader In A Reverie shares a few of her favorite fantasy books → Favorite Fantasy Books – Part One
» CW @Read Think Ponder shares some festive book recommendations for the Lunar New Year → Festive Book Recs: Happy Lunar New Year
» Jackie @Death by Tsundoku talks about why book clubs are important → Building Better Book Clubs: Why Book Clubs Matter
» Kelly @Kelly’s Rambles shows off her mad bullet journaling skills → January 2017: Bullet Journal Reflection
» Ashleigh @A Frolic Through Fiction shows of her mad bullet journaling skills as well → A little look into my bullet journal – A preview of my bujo & some tips alongside
» Drew @The Tattooed Book Geek asks if you can have a book blog without book reviews? → Can you have a Book Blog without Book Reviews?
What have I been reading?
*All titles link to Goodreads
Recently finished reading:
» Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly
Hidden Figures is the historical account of the impact that women of color had in the field of aviation. I learned so much from this book. The women in this book boggle my mind. I felt so empowered and inspired by these women. I will warn you that this is very much a non-fiction book that reads like a history book. It tends to throw lots of information and names your way in quick succession, which felt a little tedious at times.
» In Light of What We See by Sarah Painter
*2.5 stars rounded up to 3 stars
The two separate storylines did not particularly work well together, making this book feel jumbled. There was really no connection between them except an insignificant one. I also strongly disliked the main character Mina. She did get better as the book progressed, but my aversion to her in the beginning made it really hard for me to want to pick this book up. There were a few things I did enjoy about the book, but overall this was not my cup of tea.
» Hag-Seed by Margaret Atwood
» Listen, Slowly by Thanhha Lai
» When the Sea Turned to Silver by Grace Lin
» The Wolf Road by Beth Lewis
How was your week?
What are you currently reading?
What will you read next?
Have a wonderful week, and happy reading