Features, Wrap Ups & Hauls

Bookish Weekly Wrap-Up: 3/4 – 3/10/19


Hello bookworms!

This post is going up much later than normal, but better late than never right?  I had a fairly productive week on the reading & blogging front this week, but the best part of the week was getting to hang out today with a fellow book blogger…

*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.



This afternoon I got to hang out with my good friend & fellow blogger Jackie @Death by Tsundoku!  Jackie has family here in Ohio, so we’ve started meeting up when she is here visiting.  We discussed our buddy read, Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe, and caught up on life since the last time we got to meet up back in November.


After our caffeine fix, we walked down the street to our favorite Columbus bookstore, The Book Loft.


We always have a good time exploring the 30+ rooms & browsing for deals.   I think we both exercised good self control, and didn’t go too crazy.   We both scored some great deals!


It was a lovely afternoon.  I look forward to our next buddy read & meet up 🙂



Monday 3/4

Most Anticipated Books of 2019 (4)

February 2019 Reading & Blogging Wrap-Up

Tuesday 3/5


March 2019 TBR

Wednesday 3/6


Books I Read for #BlackHistoryMonth 2019 + Mini Book Reviews

Friday 3/8


Book Recs: Mini Biography Collections to Read for #WomensHistoryMonth


WhatImReading.jpegRecently Finished Reading:

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



5-Star Rating System

Moloka’i is an amazing historical fiction set in Hawaii that spans decades.  Moloka’i is about the leprosy settlement of Kalaupapa located on the island of Moloka’i.  This book blew me away.  It will definitely make my “top books of 2019” list.

» The Serpent’s Secret (Kiranmala and the Kingdom Beyond #1) by Sayantani Dasgupta


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#MiddleGradeMarch #YARC2019

I listened to the audiobook for this one and I think that was a mistake.  The narrator went a little too overboard with the whiny pre-teen voice.  The Serpent’s Secret had some wonderful things going for it.  I can’t help but feel I would have enjoyed this much better in print form.

» Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe by Fannie Flagg



5-Star Rating System

*4.5 Stars*

Set in a small Southern town in Alabama, Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe is an endearing story of friendship, family, love, community, and good food.   This book is guaranteed to give you all the warm & fuzzy feels.  I was NOT expecting that dark twist.

» Women in Science: 50 Fearless Pioneers Who Changed the World by Rachel Ignotofsky



Loved learning about all these influential women in the STEM fields throughout history!  I listened to the audiobook format, but will request this book from the library to check out the illustrations.

Currently Reading:

» Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson



Status: Just starting

» Women in Sports: 50 Fearless Athletes Who Played to Win by Rachel Ignotofsky



Status: 36%

What Am I Reading Next?:

» Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson



“Dead girl walking,” the boys say in the halls.
“Tell us your secret,” the girls whisper, one toilet to another.
I am that girl.
I am the space between my thighs, daylight shining through.
I am the bones they want, wired on a porcelain frame. 
Lia and Cassie are best friends, wintergirls frozen in matchstick bodies, competitors in a deadly contest to see who can be the skinniest. But what comes after size zero and size double-zero? When Cassie succumbs to the demons within, Lia feels she is being haunted by her friend’s restless spirit.

Another book by Laurie Halse Anderson in preparation for meeting her this month!



» Jackie @Death by Tsundoku asks why she can’t seem to finish series? ⇒ Solving for Tsundoku: Why Don’t I Finish Series?!

» @The Orangutan Librarian shares why she loves YA contemporary ⇒ WHY I FELL IN LOVE WITH CONTEMPORARY YA

» Ashleigh @A Frolic Through Fiction shares some book recs for International Women’s Day ⇒ Amazing Women Characters By Women Authors // Book Recommendations for International Women’s Day

» Drew @The Tattooed Book Geek talks about book reviewing ⇒ There is No Right or Wrong Way to Review

» Ola @Ola Reads Books shares book recommendations for #InternationalWomensDay ⇒ 19 AWESOME FEMALE MEMOIRS & BIOS FOR INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY


» Dear Mom, Dad, and Teacher: This Is Why I Read

» How To Get Your Book Club Out of a Rut

» Spring 2019’s Must-Read New Releases

» 10 Rad Women Writers from Around the World

» 39 Big Books of Spring

» 13 New Novels to Read for Women’s History Month

» 13 Fractured Fairy Tales for Teens

» The Dos and Don’ts of Being a Library Superstar

» Review Spotlight: Top Recommendations from Readers in February

» 12 Picture Book Biographies of Truly Amazing Women

» 11 Book-to-Film Adaptations Heading Your Way in 2019



Have you read any of the books mentioned in this post?  If so, what did you think?

What are you currently reading?

What will you read next?

Have a wonderful week & happy reading:)

5 thoughts on “Bookish Weekly Wrap-Up: 3/4 – 3/10/19”

  1. I feel like I was there with you two! You asked my opinion about the book and took a selfie for me. THANK YOU!

    I haven’t read Drew’s post, but I am interested in the title. As someone who used to teach college students how to write book reviews, I can promise you there are wrong ways to write book reviews. Typically, a person does something different, such as a pro/con list or a giant summary, and they call it a review.


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