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Bookish Weekly Wrap-Up: 3/11 – 3/17/19


Happy Sunday bookworms!

The dreaded F word hit our house this week… the flu.  Both my husband and son were unfortunate enough to get it.   Along with the flu, my husband also has walking pneumonia.   Let’s just say it’s been a fun week here.  Because I’ve been trapped in my house tending to the needs of the sick, I did get a lot of reading done… got to look for those silver linings.

Let’s see what I read & blogged 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.



Monday 3/11

being continents away is exciting, but come with me next time! (8)

Book Review: Everyone Brave is Forgiven by Chris Cleave

Wednesday 3/13


Kids’ Corner: Children’s Picture Books for #WomensHistoryMonth

Friday 3/15


Mini Book Reviews: March 2019 (Part 1)



» On Thursday March 14th,  I attended Laurie Halse Anderson’s book tour for her newest book, Shout.  More to come in a separate post.



WhatImReading.jpegRecently Finished Reading:

» Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson



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An important book that should be required reading for high school aged kids.  Speak portrays the trauma that victims of sexual assault can experience.

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


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Another excellent collection of mini biographies.  This collection focused on female athletes.

» Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson



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Another powerful & important book by Laurie Halse Anderson.  Wintergirls is a raw depiction of eating disorders, specifically anorexia.

» Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys



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*4.5 Stars*

A heartbreaking WWII historical fiction book about the Wilhelm Gustloff.   I am appalled that I didn’t know anything about this horrific event.

» The Sky at Our Feet by Nadia Hashimi



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#MiddleGradeMarch #YARC2019

A lovely middle grade book about a young boy born in the United States to an illegal immigrant.

Currently Reading:

» Song for a Whale by Lynne Kelly



Status: 30%

What Am I Reading Next?:

» Black Leopard, Red Wolf (The Dark Star Trilogy #1) by Marlon James



Tracker is known far and wide for his skills as a hunter: “He has a nose,” people say. Engaged to track down a mysterious boy who disappeared three years earlier, Tracker breaks his own rule of always working alone when he finds himself part of a group that comes together to search for the boy. The band is a hodgepodge, full of unusual characters with secrets of their own, including a shape-shifting man-animal known as Leopard.
As Tracker follows the boy’s scent–from one ancient city to another; into dense forests and across deep rivers–he and the band are set upon by creatures intent on destroying them. As he struggles to survive, Tracker starts to wonder: Who, really, is this boy? Why has he been missing for so long? Why do so many people want to keep Tracker from finding him? And perhaps the most important questions of all: Who is telling the truth, and who is lying?

Black Leopard, Red Wolf came in for me at my library!  While I am super excited to read it, this throws a wrench in my March TBR…. Oh well!



» CW @The Quiet Pond shares what she learned after talking with 42 different book bloggers ⇒ The Pond Gets Loud: How Bloggers Balance Blogging and Life – What Have We Learned? [A Summary]

» @The Orangutan Librarian shares book recs based on her favorite tropes ⇒ BOOKS WITH TROPES I LIKE

» Drew @The Tattooed Book Geek shares some data he collected about book reviews views ⇒ The number of views behind the reviews. #BookBlogger #BookBloggers #Blogger #Bloggers #BookBlog

» Marie @Drizzle & Hurricane Books shares 10 YA book recommendations that feature anxiety ⇒ 10 YA BOOKS DEALING WITH ANXIETY


» 8 Great Adult Books for Teens Ready to Move On from YA

» 15 women to watch in 2019

» March Book Club Picks: Love, War, and a Murder Most Foul

» The Perfect Book for Your Zodiac Sign

» How to Read Aloud to a Child That Won’t Sit Still

» Reading Recommendations: Latinx Young Adult Novels for Your 2019 TBR List

» 12 YA Fantasy Books to Read in 2019

» In Defense of Rereading: 6 Reasons to Reread

» Teachers Share Their All-Time Favorite Books for Preschoolers and Early Elementary Schoolers



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:)

4 thoughts on “Bookish Weekly Wrap-Up: 3/11 – 3/17/19”

  1. Speak is an excellent book. It’s been a while since I read it. Hooray for meeting Anderson!

    Right now I’m reading a book by an Irish author named Donal Ryan called The Spinning Heart. I’m reading it for Reading Ireland Month. It’s really good but heavy. I’ve got so many books checked out (not to mention my own books) who knows what I’ll read next?


  2. Oh nooo I’m so sorry to hear about your family being sick, I’m sending all the positive and healthy vibes for everyone! ❤ ❤
    Wintergirls sounds like an interesting book, I need to add it to the TBR and… well I'm going to add Song for a Whale because of that cover, I love it haha. ❤ I hope you're enjoying it! Happy reading and have a lovely week ❤


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