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Bookish Weekly Wrap-Up: 8/12 – 8/18/19


Happy Sunday bookworms!

How was your weekend?  My weekend was eventful…

*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.


This morning I participated in a sprint triathlon!  My triathlon partner and I completed the event in 1:37:56.  We came in 18th place out of 66 teams.

• 2.5 mile canoe in 30:16

• 5k (3.1 miles) in 30:32

• 10 mile bike in 35:43


WhatImReading.jpegRecently Finished Reading:

» A Game of Thrones (A Song of Fire and Ice #1) by George R.R. Martin



5-Star Rating System

Not sure why I put this book off so long.  It’s SOOOOOOO freaking good!

» The Library Book by Susan Orlean

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This book was absolutely fascinating!  If you are a lover of libraries, I highly recommend it!

Currently Reading:

» After I Do by Taylor Jenkins Reid



Status: 78%

» Nobody Said Not to Go: The Life, Loves, and Adventures of Emily Hahn by Ken Cuthbertson



Status: 10%

What Am I Reading Next?:

» Gods of Jade and Shadow by Silvia Moreno-Garcia



The Mayan god of death sends a young woman on a harrowing, life-changing journey in this dark, one-of-a-kind fairy tale inspired by Mexican folklore.
The Jazz Age is in full swing, but Casiopea Tun is too busy cleaning the floors of her wealthy grandfather’s house to listen to any fast tunes. Nevertheless, she dreams of a life far from her dusty small town in southern Mexico. A life she can call her own. 
Yet this new life seems as distant as the stars, until the day she finds a curious wooden box in her grandfather’s room. She opens it—and accidentally frees the spirit of the Mayan god of death, who requests her help in recovering his throne from his treacherous brother. Failure will mean Casiopea’s demise, but success could make her dreams come true.
In the company of the strangely alluring god and armed with her wits, Casiopea begins an adventure that will take her on a cross-country odyssey, from the jungles of Yucatán to the bright lights of Mexico City—and deep into the darkness of the Mayan underworld.

This book just came in for me at the library!!! Oh happy day 🙂



» Do Publishers Suddenly Hate Libraries?

» 7 Beautiful Picture Books to Help Kids Understand Death

» Shocking Thrillers Inspired by True Crime

» Fall 2019 preview: Most anticipated children’s books

» Fall 2019 preview: Most anticipated YA

» Busy Book Nerds: How to Schedule Book Club Meetings

» Busy Book Nerds: How to Schedule Book Club Meetings

» Swipe Right on These LGBTQ+ YA Books

» 6 Great Short Story Collections from the First 6 Months of 2019

» Books to Read this Summer Based on Your Most Recent Binge-Watch

» August Book Club Recommendations: Secret Identities, Modern Dating, and More

» The Dos and Don’ts of Serving Booze at Book Club Meetings


» Jackie @Death by Tsundoku talks about universal theme book club meetings ⇒ Building Better Book Clubs: Hosting a Universal Theme Book Club Meeting

» Fadwa @Word Wonders talks about book ratings ⇒ MY (NOT GREAT) FEELINGS ABOUT BOOK RATINGS

» @The Orangutan Librarian talks about plotting vs. pantsing ⇒ PLOTTING VS PANTSING – DIFFERENCES IN STYLE

» Zezee @Zezee with Books writes a beautiful tribute to Toni Morrison ⇒ A Legend Has Passed: Toni Morrison



Have you read any of the books included 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:)


11 thoughts on “Bookish Weekly Wrap-Up: 8/12 – 8/18/19”

  1. Aww thanks for sharing my post. 🙂

    Lol! Glad you loved Game of Thrones. It is great! I feel like rereading the books again, especially since I’m listening to two podcasts now that do deep literary analyses of the books. They point out a bunch of stuff I missed.

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