Hello & happy Sunday bookworms!
I am finally home after a 7-day vacation to my parent’s home on Lake Erie. We had some amazing family time filled with pool days, park trips, sunsets, ice cream, & of course I got some reading done 🙂
While I am not looking forward to being off “Lake time” and being back to reality, I AM happy to be home and get back to the grind of blogging. I’ve missed it these past crazy 2 weeks! I know I missed a lot, but I have been trying to catch up on some of my fellow book bloggers posts from the past week or so. Did anything interesting happen while I was gone? Did you write an amazing post that I missed? Feel free to link below so I can play catch up 🙂
Let’s see what I read while on vacation, 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.
» Like I mentioned, I was on vacation this past week at Lake Erie. My parents have a home in a fairly large gated community that has its own shops, cafés, small movie theatre, parks, etc. etc. It is a simpler life there: everyone walks (or rides bikes) everywhere, kids play outside, there is lots of front porch sitting, and lots of people READING! … While I was there, I visited 3 of the Little Free Libraries that were all a few blocks from my parent’s home. I love LFLs (so much so, I have one in my own front yard) so I was so happy to have so many within walking distance.
*Book titles link to Goodreads
Recently finished reading:
» Schindler’s List by Thomas Keneally
Feelings in a few thoughts: hard to follow at times – possibly due to audiobook format?; love this piece of history; because this is nonfiction it felt cold – would love to read a fictional account; want to see the film adaptation now
» Flame in the Mist by Renee Ahdieh
Feelings in a few thoughts: took a little while to get into; strong female lead – strength drawn from her mind; feminist thoughts; political intrigue; HOT love scenes; will definitely continue on with this series
» Fortunately, the Milk by Neil Gaiman
Feelings in a few thoughts: felt like a bedtime story; perfect book to read aloud to kids; short & sweet
» Daughter of the Pirate King by Tricia Levenseller
Status: 75% complete
» The Sisters Brothers by Patrick deWitt
Status: 70% complete
» Caraval by Stephanie Garber
» Enchanted Islands by Allison Amend
» Aimal @Bookshelves & Paperbacks shares some diverse YA books set to release in the second half of 2017 → The Ultimate Guide to Diverse YA Books Releasing in 2017: July – December
» Kelly @Kelly’s Rambles hosts a guest post by Steph @A Little But A Lot who shares some middle grade book recs → 5 MG Books Everyone Should Read (and every classroom should have!)
» Danielle @Books, Vertigo & Tea discusses → Let’s Talk About Online Retailers and Book Covers
» Fadwa @Word Wonders talks about why diversity is important → Why is Diversity Important ?
What are you currently reading?
What will you read next?
Have a wonderful week, and happy reading