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Weekly Update: October 26-November 1, 2020

Happy Sunday, bibliophiles, happy November, and happy Día de los Muertos, if that’s your thing!

Whew, October’s definitely been a rough month for me, and this week wasn’t much of an exception. Junior year is weighing heavy on me, but through it all, at least I’ve had lots of good music and books to keep me going. Having a snow day on Monday was lovely, and now the weather’s nice and moderate. (Oh, and this fourth season of Fargo might just be my favorite, but I’m just hoping Rabbi Milligan survives for a few more episodes…) And Halloween season is always fun–we celebrated on Friday with The Rocky Horror Picture Show, and we carved our pumpkins and watched The Nightmare Before Christmas and Beetlejuice on Saturday night. Here’s how my pumpkin turned out, I carved the logo from Fargo on it!

It was promptly eaten by a deer this morning, but hey, I was really proud of it while it lasted.

All things considered, I’ve had a good reading week. I had a couple of disappointments, but I finally got around to reading The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes and really enjoyed it! (Expect a review next week!)

And…NaNoWriMo starts today, so there shall be writing aplenty tonight…

WHAT I READ THIS WEEK:

Radio Silence–Alice Oseman (⭐️⭐️⭐️.5)

Radio Silence by Alice Oseman, Paperback | Barnes & Noble®

All the Stars and Teeth–Adalyn Grace (⭐️⭐️)

Amazon.com: All the Stars and Teeth (All the Stars and Teeth Duology, 1)  (9781250307781): Grace, Adalyn: Books

The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes (The Hunger Games, #0)–Suzanne Collins (⭐️⭐️⭐️.75, rounded up to ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️)

The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes' by Suzanne Collins book review - The  Washington Post

The Athena Protocol–Shamim Sarif (⭐️⭐️)

Amazon.com: The Athena Protocol (9780062849601): Sarif, Shamim: Books

Tweet Cute–Emma Lord (⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️)

Amazon.com: Tweet Cute: A Novel (9781250237323): Lord, Emma: Books

The Sleeper and the Spindle–Neil Gaiman and Chris Riddell (illustrator) (⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️)

Amazon.com: The Sleeper and the Spindle eBook: Gaiman, Neil, Riddell,  Chris: Kindle Store

POSTS AND SUCH:

SONGS:

CURRENTLY READING/TO READ NEXT WEEK:

Six of Crows–Leigh Bardugo (re-read for book club)

Six of Crows (Six of Crows, 1): Amazon.co.uk: Bardugo, Leigh: Books

Today Tonight Tomorrow–Rachel Lynn Solomon

Amazon.com: Today Tonight Tomorrow (9781534440241): Solomon, Rachel Lynn:  Books

Black Moon (Zodiac, #3)–Romina Russell

Amazon.com: Black Moon (Zodiac) (9781595147462): Russell, Romina: Books

Today’s song:

That’s it for this week in blogging! Have a wonderful rest of your day, and take care of yourselves! Here’s to a much better November.

Author:

Your friendly neighborhood book/music/occasionally movie blogger who reads too fast and has an arsenal of absurd gifs at her disposal :) she/her ⭐︎ ISTJ ⭐︎ (pfp by @KorinMalin from picrew)

8 thoughts on “Weekly Update: October 26-November 1, 2020

  1. WhAt I cannot believe you rated All the Stars and Teeth only two stars!!! Sorry, I absolutely love that book and that is just….SADNESS. Wow, you read a lot of good books this week. Ooh, I love six of crows. Beginning is slow, but keep at it!

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    1. I know 😦 everyone was super hyped for it and I was excited about it too, but everything about it was just…super cliched for me, there was hardly anything that was fresh or original. (Man, what is it with mermaid books with pretty covers letting me down?) I’m glad you liked it though.
      Yeah! This is my second time reading SoC (we’re reading it for my school’s book club), and it’s wonderful to be back in that world! 🙂

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      1. Hmm I mean I guess stuff was a little cliched but I still liked it. I liked the strong princess and…I dunno. It was a really cool magic system and a cool kingdom too.

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      2. True, true…I wished we would have gotten more into the siren/mermaid lore, though.
        Also, I’ve seen the trope of explaining bits of the worldbuilding through a conveniently timed puppet show that our protagonist just HAPPENS to be watching WAY too many times for comfort… :/

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      3. Ha ha wow I’m not sure I’ve ever seen that trope. It’s certainly an…interesting one?
        Well I’ve probably seen it I just forgot lol

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  2. Ah I’m sorry October has been a rough month for you. Glad you’ve had some good books to help but still, this whole year just seems to amplify every bit of rubbishness in our lives doesn’t it. YOUR PUMPKIN IS AMAZING! I’m in awe of those carving skills. I’ve never carved a pumpkin…I know BRING OUT THE TINY VIOLINS! 🎻 I was going to carve one this year but I forgot to add it to my grocery delivery. I legit remembered just after midnight and the deadline for amending my order was only EIGHT MINUTES EARLIER! Sad times lol 😂😂😂😂

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