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Bookish Weekly Wrap-Up: 2/11 – 2/17/19


Happy Sunday bookworms!

I hope everyone had a wonderful week & weekend!  My weekend was fairly low key, which was fabulous.  I still had to run kids to activities & sports practices, BUT we didn’t have any social obligations, which I was grateful for.

Let’s see what I’ve been reading & blogging this past week…

*Bookish 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.



» In case you missed it, I am celebrating 3 years blogging this upcoming week!  To celebrate, I am doing a Q&A.  If you have any questions you’d like to ask me, please comment below & I’ll be answering them this week 🙂


Monday 2/11


The Dos & Don’ts of Attending Author Signings/Book Tours

Wednesday 2/13

Being continents away is exciting, but come with me next time! (12)

Mini Reviews: Heralds of Valdemar Trilogy #ReadingValdemar

Friday 2/15

all about (8)

Book Recs: Books to Read for #BlackHistoryMonth


WhatImReading.jpegRecently Finished Reading:

» Akata Witch (Akata Witch #1) by Nnedi Okorafor



5-Star Rating System

*4.5 Stars*

A book set in Nigeria about an albino girl that discovers she is a Leopard person.  Loved the magic system based on west African culture & folklore.

» Once Upon a River by Diane Setterfield


5-Star Rating System

A Gothic style mystery with a touch of magic realism.  Would recommend to fans of Kate Morton.

» Betty Before X by Ilyasah Shabazz


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A middle grade book I read for #BlackHistoryMonth.  This books talks about the early life of Betty Shabazz growing up in Detroit Michigan.  Betty was the wife of Malcolm X.  Their daughter, Ilyasah Shabazz, wrote the book.  A beautiful tribute to her mother’s early life.

» The Rejected Writers’ Book Club (Southlea Bay #1) by Suzanne Kelman



DNF @ 20%  This book just isn’t my cup of tea.  Far too cheesy & cliche.

Currently Reading:

» Malcolm X: By Any Means Necessary by Walter Dean Myers



Status: 50%

» Daughters of the Silk Road by Debbie Rix



Status: 20%

What Am I Reading Next?:

» Circe by Madeline Miller



In the house of Helios, god of the sun and mightiest of the Titans, a daughter is born. But Circe is a strange child—not powerful, like her father, nor viciously alluring like her mother. Turning to the world of mortals for companionship, she discovers that she does possess power—the power of witchcraft, which can transform rivals into monsters and menace the gods themselves.

Threatened, Zeus banishes her to a deserted island, where she hones her occult craft, tames wild beasts and crosses paths with many of the most famous figures in all of mythology, including the Minotaur, Daedalus and his doomed son Icarus, the murderous Medea, and, of course, wily Odysseus.

But there is danger, too, for a woman who stands alone, and Circe unwittingly draws the wrath of both men and gods, ultimately finding herself pitted against one of the most terrifying and vengeful of the Olympians. To protect what she loves most, Circe must summon all her strength and choose, once and for all, whether she belongs with the gods she is born from, or the mortals she has come to love.

» The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi



Set in a darkly glamorous world, The Gilded Wolves is full of mystery, decadence, and dangerous but thrilling adventure.
Paris, 1889: The world is on the cusp of industry and power, and the Exposition Universelle has breathed new life into the streets and dredged up ancient secrets. In this city, no one keeps tabs on secrets better than treasure-hunter and wealthy hotelier, Séverin Montagnet-Alarie. But when the all-powerful society, the Order of Babel, seeks him out for help, Séverin is offered a treasure that he never imagined: his true inheritance.
To find the ancient artifact the Order seeks, Séverin will need help from a band of experts: An engineer with a debt to pay. A historian who can’t yet go home. A dancer with a sinister past. And a brother in all but blood, who might care too much.
Together, they’ll have to use their wits and knowledge to hunt the artifact through the dark and glittering heart of Paris. What they find might change the world, but only if they can stay alive.



» Jackie @Death By Tsundoku talks about the fact that YA is not a genre ⇒ Between the Lines: YA is NOT a Genre

» Drew @The Tattooed Book Geek talks about trigger warnings ⇒ Let’s talk Trigger Warnings. #BookBlogger #BookBloggers #Blogger #Bloggers #BlogPost

» Marie @Drizzle & Huricane Books talks about staying positive while blogging ⇒ HOW TO STAY POSITIVE WHILE BOOK BLOGGING


» Everything We Know About the ‘Black Leopard, Red Wolf’ Movie

» Once Upon a Time: Leife Shallcross Picks 7 Novels for Lovers of Fairy Tale Retellings

» How Visiting My Local Library Makes Me a Better Parent

» 10 Bingeable Series That Middle Grade Readers Love



Do you have any questions to ask me for my my Q&A post to celebrate 3 years blogging?  If so, ask away!

What are you currently reading?

What will you read next?

Have a wonderful week & happy reading:)

7 thoughts on “Bookish Weekly Wrap-Up: 2/11 – 2/17/19”

  1. Oh I can’t wait to hear your thoughts on The Gilded Wolves, I really enjoyed that one! I haven’t read Circe, but I’ve heard so many positive things about this book, I hope you will love it! 🙂
    Thank you so, so much for sharing my post! ❤ I hope you'll have a fantastic week! ❤ ❤


  2. You’ve been so busy on your blog, not just this week, but in the past few! I have quite a lot to catch up on, it seems. It makes me so happy to see that you’ve found a groove for blogging again! I know you were concerned about that for a while — congrats on making it back full swing!

    I love Akata Witch! I read it back when that book was just a standalone, so I haven’t read book two. Will you be continuing the series?

    Thank you for sharing my post about YA not being a genre! It’s sparked a ton of wonderful conversation with so many amazing people. I never expected the sort of response I received!

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    1. Awww thanks for noticing Jackie! Things have been a bit hectic for the past two weeks (hence why I am just now responding to this comment lol) but I am really trying to make blogging more of a priority this year.

      I will definitely be reading the second book to the Akata Witch series! I hope to pick it up later this year 🙂

      Absolutely! I loved your post & was happy to share it because it deserved all the attention 🙂


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