Happy Sunday evening bookworms!
I had a super productive week on the blog (sick of me yet?) AND a killer reading week, so I have no complaints. Oh yeah, did I mention that I attended an author event this weekend? Who you ask?
Well you are just going to have to keep reading to find out…
*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 attended the book tour for A Conjuring of Light by V.E. Schwab. I am still sitting here in disbelief that I had the opportunity to meet one of my favorite authors… I am well aware how fortunate I am, so I do not take it for granted. I am not going to say much more about my experience for now, but you can expect a post about it soon 🙂
Around the blogosphere:
» Danielle @Books, Veritgo & Tea discusses reviewer timeframes → Let’s Talk Timeframes
» Marie @Drizzle & Hurricane Books asks why characters are so important → Why do characters matter so much ?
» Reg @She Latitude talks about improving blog commenting → Let’s Talk: Improving Your Blog Commenting Game
» Kelly @Kelly’s Rambles shows off her bullet journal and shares her March set up → February 2017 Bullet Journal Reflection & March 2017 Set Up
What have I been reading?
*Book titles link to Goodreads
Recently finished reading:
» Bel Canto by Ann Patchett
I know this is often everyone’s favorite Ann Patchett novel, but it was just ok for me. I actually enjoyed State of Wonder more. That being said there were elements that I really liked about this book: the focus on music, the blurring of lines between captives and captors, and the intense ending. I would have liked the pacing to have been a little more steady throughout the book versus the snails pacing for 95% of the book, then the big rush to the finish for the last 5%. That ending though! Patchett foreshadowed throughout the novel, and I was anticipating a crazy finish, but not to that extent.
*Part of my SOKY Book Fest TBR
» A Gathering of Shadows by V.E. Schwab
This book. I thought A Darker Shade of Magic was great, but this book knocked my socks off. If I am being completely honest, reading these books gave me similar feelings that I had as a child reading Harry Potter. I know once I finish this series, it will always hold a special place in my heart.
» Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman
Neil Gaiman. Why are you so damn brilliant? I don’t think he could do any wrong in my eyes. The man writes pure gold. If you asked me which of his books has been my favorite, I really couldn’t tell you as I’ve loved them all. Anyone else think we should have a Gaiman/Schwab collaboration?
» My Father, the Pornographer by Chris Offutt
» Echo by Pam Muñoz Ryan
» A Conjuring of Light by V.E. Schwab
» Behind Closed Doors by B.A. Paris
What are you currently reading?
What will you read next?
Have a wonderful week, and happy reading