Happy Sunday bookworms!
Did everyone have a good week & weekend? This weekend happened to be my birthday. As I grow older, the less and less I feel like celebrating the fact that I’m getting old 🙂 I chose to celebrate my birthday by getting on Book Outlet and going on a little shopping spree. Happy birthday to me indeed!
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 blogisphere, and any interesting bookish articles I came across.
Recently Finished Reading:
» Black Leopard, Red Wolf (The Dark Star Trilogy #1) by Marlon James
This book. I can’t tell if I read something brilliant that just went over my head, or if this book is an acquired taste… It took at least 100 pages for me to wrap my head around the world. It took 200 pages for me to really be invested in the story. By the 500 page mark I was wondering why the last 200 pages were not the next book… This book is definitely not going to be for everyone.
» The Bird King by G. Willow Wilson
A standalone fantasy novel! This fusion of historical fiction & fantasy hit the right notes for me. While the plot was a slow burn, there was plenty of adventure to keep me satisfied.
» Truly Devious (Truly Devious #1) by Maureen Johnson
» Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan
Status: Just starting
What Am I Reading Next?:
» The Girls in the Picture by Melanie Benjamin
An intimate portrait of the close friendship and powerful creative partnership between two of Hollywood’s earliest female superstars: Frances Marion and Mary Pickford. An enchanting new novel from the New York Times bestselling author of The Swans of Fifth Avenue and The Aviator’s Wife.
Hollywood, 1914. Frances Marion, a young writer desperate for a break, meets “America’s Sweetheart,” Mary Pickford, already making a name for herself both on and off the screen with her golden curls and lively spirit. Together, these two women will take the movie business by storm.
Mary Pickford becomes known as the “Queen of the Movies”—the first actor to have her name on a movie marquee, and the first to become a truly international celebrity. Mary and her husband, Douglas Fairbanks, were America’s first Royal Couple, living in a home more famous that Buckingham Palace. Mary won the first Academy Award for Best Actress in a Talkie and was the first to put her hand and footprints in Grauman’s theater sidewalk. Her annual salary in 1919 was $625,000—at a time when women’s salaries peaked at $10 a week. Frances Marion is widely considered one of the most important female screenwriters of the 20th century, and was the first writer to win multiple Academy Awards. The close personal friendship between the two stars was closely linked to their professional collaboration and success.
This is a novel about power: the power of women during the exhilarating early years of Hollywood, and the power of forgiveness. It’s also about the imbalance of power, then and now, and the sacrifices and compromises women must make in order to succeed. And at its heart, it’s a novel about the power of female friendship.
» Fadwa @Word Wonders talks about blogging pressures ⇒ (SOME) BOOK BLOGGING PRESSURES & HOW TO FIGHT THEM
» Marie @Drizzle & Hurricane Books talks about interaction within the book blogging community ⇒ HOW DO YOU LIKE TO INTERACT WITH THE BOOK BLOGGING COMMUNITY?
» Aimal @Bookshelves & Paperbacks discusses the lack of globilization in YA SFF ⇒ GLOBALIZE YA SCIENCE FICTION & URBAN FANTASY: A DISCUSSION
» Evelina @Avalinah’s Books interviews a bookworm with dyslexia ⇒ The Life Of A Bookworm With Dyslexia – An Interview
*These are so cool!
*I need one of these in my life!
*I would totally host a silent reading party! Party at my place!
Have you read any of the books included on this post? If so, what did you think?
What are you currently reading?
What will you read next?
Have a wonderful week & happy reading