Happy Sunday bookworms!
After a week of straight rain here in Ohio, the sun is finally out! It is ridiculously cold and windy for May, but I’ll take a little sun after all the rain.
I had a FANTASTIC week both in regards to reading and blogging. I read what is sure to be one of my top books for 2017! I’ll give you a hint, it is the 3rd and final installment in one of my favorite series ever 🙂 Can you guess what I read? After a sparse blogging month in April due to a blog redesign and travel, I kicked off May with a bang!
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, what I recently finished reading, what I am currently reading, what I will be reading next, noteworthy posts around the bookish blogosphere, and any interesting bookish articles I came across.
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» I received my copy of Heir of Illaria that I won in a giveaway hosted by Stephanie @TeacherofYA! I actually received it last Saturday, but the sun was hardly out this past week for me to take some pictures of this gorgeous book. The sun did come out yesterday morning/afternoon, which gave me the opportunity to run outside to snap a few pictures, but then it started raining AGAIN. I’m over it Ohio. It was actually hard to take picture of this book as the cover is super glossy, creating a glare in most of my pictures #BookPhotographyProblems BUT this cover is absolutely stunning in real life!
» I am taking part in Jane @Greenish Bookshelf ‘s Anne of Green Gables Read Along, which I announced earlier today here → Anne of Green Gables Read Along 2017 (Hosted by Jane @Greenish Bookshelf) I’ve been meaning to read this book for YEARS now, so this is just the kick in the pants I need to sit down and read it for the first time. Anyone else interested in joining us? We’d love to have you! Check out Jane’s post for more details.
» I won a portion of The Bone Witch Blog Tour Giveaway hosted by Pink Polka Dot Books back in April. I found out about this giveaway after reading a review on The Book Adventures of Annelise Lestrange, which you can read here →The Bone Witch, by Rin Chupeco (The Bone Witch #1). Now I didn’t win the grand prize which was an autographed copy of The Bone Witch BUT I did win a bottle cap necklace and a crochet Tea doll that arrived this week…. so I took this as an excuse to buy the book. Legit reason right? My copy arrived yesterday and it is stunning!
*Book titles link to Goodreads
Recently finished reading:
» A Conjuring of Light by V.E. Schwab
The perfect ending to a perfect series. Anoshe.
» The Roanoke Girls by Amy Engel
I am about 36% through this one. So far, so good! I had a hunch about what this book was really about after reading so many reviews, and I was right. I got to page 30-something and the bomb is dropped. My first thought was “well that escaladed quickly.”
» Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
I am about 70% through this one. I honestly am not sure what my feelings are about it yet. There are parts I am enjoying, and other parts not so much. I guess I will see how it pans out in the end.
» Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery
*For Jane @Greenish Bookshelf ‘s Anne of Green Gables Read Along!
» The House by the Lake by Ella Carey
» Louise @Genie Reads talks about the NetGalley request button → Genie Shares: Killing the Request Button on Netgalley
» Marie @Drizzle & Hurricane Books gives us tips on how to keep with in the blogging community → How to: keep up with the blogging community
» Drew @The Tattooed Book Geek asks if we need star ratings in book reviews? → Do we need star ratings when reviewing on our blog??
» Anne @Modern Mrs. Darcy shares 15 books with quirky families → 15 books about endearingly quirky families
» (BookPage) Your favorite books of the year so far
*Excited to see the second book on the list as it is one of my favorite reads of 2017 thus far 🙂
*How did I not know Neil Gaiman had a new children’s book coming out?! It looks AMAZING!
*I don’t know about you, but I can really get behind a children’s book titled “President Taft Is Stuck in the Bath“
What are you currently reading?
What will you read next?
Have a wonderful week, and happy reading