Features, Wrap Ups & Hauls

Bookish Weekly Wrap-Up: 11/4 – 11/17/19


Happy Sunday bookworms!

Well, winter reared its ugly head this week in Ohio.  This past Tuesday we had our first “white death” of the season.  Is it too much to ask for no snow until December?  I am not ready for the upcoming months of bitter cold & time spent indoors… At least the winter time makes for good reading 🙂

Let’s see what I’ve been reading this week…

*Bookish Weekly Wrap-Up is a weekly post where I feature what books I’ve been reading, which books are on my upcoming TBR, what posts were published on the blog for the past week, any bookish news I came across, and noteworthy posts from around the bookish community.


Bookish Happenings (1)

In case you missed it, I announced a few weeks back that I landed my dream job as a Youth Services Librarian.  This past week I had orientation & my first official shift!  All of the information is a bit overwhelming, as it is with any new job, but I am excited to start my career in a field that I love.


What I'm Reading (1)

Recently Finished Reading:

» Nightbooks by J.A. White



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Wonderful MG book that would be perfect to pick up around Halloween time!

» The Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alix E. Harrow



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I had a hard time at the beginning of this book, but once I found my reading rhythm it was smooth sailing.  I adored this heartwarming story of love, grief, and perseverance.

» When We Left Cuba by Chanel Cleeton



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After reading Next Year in Havana and really enjoying it, I knew I’d read this spin off since Beatriz caught my attention in NYiH.  This book was just as good as NYiH!  Loved all the political intrigue & espionage.

Currently Reading:

» Ninth House (Alex Stern #1) by Leigh Bardugo



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» Sadie by Courtney Summers


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What Am I Reading Next?:

» The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern



Zachary Ezra Rawlins is a graduate student in Vermont when he discovers a strange book hidden in the library stacks. As he turns the pages, entranced by tales of lovelorn prisoners, key collectors, and nameless acolytes, he reads something strange: a story from his own childhood. Bewildered by this inexplicable book and desperate to make sense of how his own life came to be recorded, Zachary uncovers a series of clues — a bee, a key, and a sword — that lead him to a masquerade party in New York, to a secret club, and through a doorway to a subterranean library, hidden far below the surface of the earth.
What Zachary finds in this curious place is more than just a buried home for books and their guardians — it is a place of lost cities and seas, lovers who pass notes under doors and across time, and of stories whispered by the dead. Zachary learns of those who have sacrificed much to protect this realm, relinquishing their sight and their tongues to preserve this archive, and also those who are intent on its destruction. Together with Mirabel, a fierce, pink-haired protector of the place, and Dorian, a handsome barefoot man with shifting alliances, Zachary travels the twisting tunnels, darkened stairwells, crowded ballrooms, and sweetly soaked shores of this magical world, discovering his purpose — in both the mysterious book and in his own life.

» The Wild Robot by Peter Brown



When robot Roz opens her eyes for the first time, she discovers that she is alone on a remote, wild island. Why is she there? Where did she come from? And, most important, how will she survive in her harsh surroundings? Roz’s only hope is to learn from the island’s hostile animal inhabitants. When she tries to care for an orphaned gosling, the other animals finally decide to help, and the island starts to feel like home. Until one day, the robot’s mysterious past comes back to haunt her….



Thursday 11/14


Mini Book Reviews: November 2019 – Part 1

Friday 11/15


#ThanksgivingReadathon 2019 Announcement Post + TBR



» Sari Felman, a retired Librarian, speaks up in support of our Libraries this Thanksgiving season ⇒ Let’s Be Thankful for Libraries



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:)

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

  1. Congratulations on landing that dream job – that’s fantastic and I hope you love it – once you’ve had time to settle in and take everything onboard.
    I loved Ninth House, not reviewed it yet. It’s very dark but I was hooked – will look out for your thoughts. And then, completely different in every way – Ten Thousand Doors – what an amazing book.
    Lynn 😀


  2. Congrats on the new job!!! I am soooo happy you got it and I hope it will be everything you want it to be.

    Oh man. I *desperately* want to read The Starless Sea. Alas. I am not allowed to purchase “newer” books between Halloween and Christmas so people can actually give me gifts. How rude. I hope you LOVE it. No spoilers, but I must know what you think of it.

    I started to read Sadie but had to stop… it was too much for me. I’m interested to know your perspective on this.

    And I hadn’t heard of The Ten Thousand Doors of January until last week and now everyone seems to be raving about it! I’m so glad you enjoyed this book– that’s a good sign for me.


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