Happy Sunday, bibliophiles! I hope you’ve all had a lovely week.
As usual, July has been sWELTERING here, so there have been several afternoons that I’ve felt like I’ve almost melted into a puddle. (Luckily, I’m still in one piece 😜) Somehow, I’ve read a bunch this week? Other than the fact that half of the books I’ve read have been a little bit shorter (in the 200 page zone), I’ve just sped through a lot of books. I’ve been on a fantasy kick for no apparent reason, but I’m only now being satiated by The Iron Flower. But, my library’s slowly reopening, and there’s now curbside pickup for holds without appointments, so I got to have my first library haul since the pandemic started!
Other than that, it’s been a nice week. I binge-watched all of Over the Garden Wall in one go on Monday night (shhh, each episode is only…10 minutes long…I swear…), made some slow progress on my puzzle, FaceTimed a close friend of mine (who I got to rant about Aurora Burning with), and watched What We Do in the Shadows. So other than the heat, I’ve enjoyed the first week and a half of July, I think.
As far as NaNoWriMo goes, I’m already halfway through my goal of 5,000 words for my short story, and I’m…around the middle? I think? There’s a period of several time jumps leading up to the climax (part of it involves watching a baby grow up, so…), but we’re…getting there. My hunch is that it’ll get to about 6,000 or 7,000 words once it’s finished. But I’m enjoying myself so far. 🙂
Oh, and before I get to everything else, big thank you to Beck @ SMELLFOY CAN READ? for the shoutout on her blog! 💗 (If you don’t follow her already, I highly suggest that you do. Her posts always make me laugh, and she has a formidable arsenal of gifs and quality memes.)
WHAT I READ THIS WEEK:
Slaughterhouse-Five–Kurt Vonnegut (⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️)
The Restaurant at the End of the Universe (Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, #2)–Douglas Adams (⭐️⭐️⭐️.75, rounded up to ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️)
Blood Heir–Amélie Wen Zhao (⭐️⭐️⭐️)
Night Music–Jenn Marie Thorne (⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️)
POSTS AND SUCH:
- Goodreads Monday (7/6/20)–Michigan vs. The Boys
- Book Review Tuesday (7/7/20)–The Sound of Stars
- The Reread Book Tag
- eARC Review: The Quantum Weirdness of the Almost-Kiss
- Top 5 Saturday (7/11/20)–Hyped Books
- “Wildflowers”–Soccer Mommy
- “Breadwinner”–Harmony Tividad
- “Anyway That You Want Me”–Spiritualized
- “Undone – The Sweater Song”–Weezer
CURRENTLY READING/TO READ NEXT WEEK:
The Iron Flower (The Black Witch Chronicles, #2)–Laurie Forest
All the Wandering Light (Even the Darkest Stars, #2)–Heather Fawcett
Surviving the City–Tasha Spillett and Natasha Donovan
When We Were Magic–Sarah Gailey
That’s it for this week in blogging! Have a wonderful rest of your day, and take care of yourselves!