Features, Wrap Ups & Hauls

Bookish Weekly Wrap-Up: 2/18 – 2/24/19


Happy Sunday bookworms!

After staying out way too late last night at an Eric Church concert, I am seriously dragging today… And yes, he is freaking awesome live, so it is totally worth it 🙂

Anyways!  Let’s see what I’ve been reading & blogging this 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.



Monday 2/18

all about (9)

Kids’ Corner: Picture Books to Read in Honor of #BlackHistoryMonth

Tuesday 2/19

being continents away is exciting, but come with me next time! (6)

Book Review: Where the River Parts by Radhika Swarup

Thursday 2/21


Cover2CoverMom Celebrates 3 Years Blogging + Q&A Session


WhatImReading.jpegRecently Finished Reading:

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



5-Star Rating System

*4.5 Stars*

A well executed memoir of an important figure in black history.  I feel like I now have a better understanding of Malcolm X’s beliefs, and why he felt the way he did.

» Daughters of the Silk Road by Debbie Rix



5-Star Rating System

*2.5 Stars*

The concept of this story was intriguing: following a vase as it passes from generation to generation starting in the 1440s.  Unfortunately, the execution of the story didn’t completely work for me.

Currently Reading:

» When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir by Patrisse Khan-Cullors & Asha Bendele



Status: 50%

» Circe by Madeline Miller



Status: 65%

What Am I Reading Next?:

» 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.

» Moloka’i (Moloka’i #1) by Alan Brennert



This richly imagined novel, set in Hawai’i more than a century ago, is an extraordinary epic of a little-known time and place—and a deeply moving testament to the resiliency of the human spirit.
Rachel Kalama, a spirited seven-year-old Hawaiian girl, dreams of visiting far-off lands like her father, a merchant seaman. Then one day a rose-colored mark appears on her skin, and those dreams are stolen from her. Taken from her home and family, Rachel is sent to Kalaupapa, the quarantined leprosy settlement on the island of Moloka’i. Here her life is supposed to end—but instead she discovers it is only just beginning.



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» Books That Celebrate Women of the African Diaspora

» Books for Fans of The Handmaid’s Tale

» The Dos and Don’ts of Book Club

» How to Start a Book Club

» #ReadingBlackout: 28 Books to Read This Black History Month

» Tips for teachers: The legacy of librarians

» How to Create Age-Appropriate Speed Bumps for Your Voracious Reader

*Great resource for parents!

» Great Reads to Celebrate Black History Month with Kids and Teens



What are you currently reading?

What will you read next?

Have a wonderful week & happy reading:)

6 thoughts on “Bookish Weekly Wrap-Up: 2/18 – 2/24/19”

      1. I’m reading Circe next month no matter what! It will take me a bit longer to read The Gilded Wolves though; I’ve seen mixed reviews as well but we’ll see how things go I guess. 😉


  1. How exciting to be celebrating 3 years of blogging! Hasn’t the time just flown by? How are you liking Circe? I keep sitting on the fence for that one whether to pick up the audiobook or not. I simply cannot decide. And I’m really looking forward to reading The Gilded Wolves but sheesh, it keeps sliding back on my TBR. So many books to read!

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    1. It has! I cannot believe it. I hope to be blogging for many years to come 🙂

      I LOVED Circe and know you’d love it too. I read the print format, but I bet it’s an amazing audiobook!

      I decided to put off The Gilded Wolves because of all the mixed reviews… I’m waiting on one of my friends to read it so I know if I should pick it up or not lol ((hint hint))

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