I know, I know. Where have I been lately?! I’ll
make excuses explain everything in just a moment…
*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.
» I’ve been MIA the past two weeks around the blogosphere because I’ve been busy making decisions for our new house remodel, plus painting & getting our current home ready to put up for sale this fall. I knew this was going to take time away from blogging, which kills me, but I gotta do what I gotta do. This week, I am going on a vacation with a bunch of girl friends to Norris Lake (Tennessee), so I will also be MIA this week as well. When I get home next week, I am going to try and do my best to manage my time a little better to allow me to blog hop & be more active in the blogosphere. I want all my blogger friends to know that I have not forgotten them. I am super bummed I am missing so many greats posts & reviews, BUT I will be back towards the end of the month. I may have a few posts up here & there in the meantime.
To be honest, it is probably going to be pretty hit or miss around here until our home is complete (2-3 months), we sell our current home, and move…
*Book titles link to Goodreads
Recently finished reading:
» The Luster of Lost Things by Sophie Chen Keller
Feelings in a few thoughts: magic realism ¤ journey where MC discovers their inner strength ¤ MC with motor speech disorder ¤ recommend to food lovers, dog lovers, and NY lovers ¤ heartwarming ¤ struggled a bit with some of the magical realism elements at first – this was probably more because I didn’t read the book description
» The Zookeeper’s Wife by Diane Ackerman
Feelings in a few thoughts: WWII Poland under German occupation ¤ loved learning about Jan and Antonina Zabinski & how the helped save hundreds of lives ¤ interesting perspective of life living at a zoo ¤ would recommend to animal lovers ¤ felt like the author went off on tangents ¤ wonderfully narrated audiobook ¤ not sure I would have gotten through it in print form – my mind wandered a bit during the “tangents”
» The Sleeper and the Spindle by Neil Gaiman
Feelings in a few thoughts: short story ¤ fairytale retelling – Snow White/Sleeping Beauty mash up ¤ Zombies? ¤ LOVED the twist! ¤ short & sweet book to read between books ¤ audiobook well done with full cast
» The Ship Beyond Time (The Girl From Everywhere #2) by Heidi Heilig
Feelings in a few thoughts: I still love this unique concept: time travel through maps ¤ loved seeing Kash’s POV ¤ really like the history & mythology woven throughout ¤ Slate felt off ¤ wanted a little more world building in regards to the mythical utopia ¤ despite some of my other issues, I still love this book & this series
» Pretty Girls by Karin Slaughter
Status: 30%What are you currently reading?
What will you read next?
Have a wonderful week, and happy reading