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Weekly Update: December 21-27, 2020

Happy Sunday, bibliophiles, and happy holidays! I hope you all had a wonderful holiday season.

KSAT Weather: Cloudy skies, drizzle, fog by Christmas Day. Strong storms  after Christmas

I finally got all my finals over with on Monday, and now I’m on break for a little while! After the flaming ball of stress and confusion this semester has been, I’m so grateful for some time off.

I had a kind of hit-or-miss library haul this week, but there were definitely some gems in there. And Christmas was this Friday, and I got some amazing books, as well as a gift card to a local bookstore, so I’m super excited! (My brother also got me Minecraft, and I’ve been having way too much fun with it…he’s the best)

I’ve started editing my sci-fi WIP as well, which has been…interesting, to say the least. Somehow, my writing on that first draft fluctuates from “okay, I actually like this” to “dear lord, this is a dumpster fire.” There is no in between. None.

WHAT I READ THIS WEEK:

Shadow Frost (Shadow Frost, #1)–Coco Ma (⭐️⭐️⭐️)

Amazon.com: Shadow Frost (Shadow Frost Trilogy, Book 1) (9781982527440):  Coco Ma: Books

Cemetery Boys–Aiden Thomas (⭐️⭐️⭐️.5)

Amazon.com: Cemetery Boys eBook: Thomas, Aiden: Kindle Store

Alien: Echo–Mira Grant (⭐️⭐️)

Amazon.com: Alien: Echo: An Original Young Adult Novel of the Alien  Universe (9781250306296): Grant, Mira: Books

Unhooked–Lisa Maxwell (⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️)

Amazon.com: Unhooked (9781481432054): Maxwell, Lisa: Books

The Gravity of Us–Phil Stamper (⭐️⭐️)

Amazon.com: The Gravity of Us (9781547600144): Stamper, Phil: Books

Fangirl, vol. 1: The Manga–Rainbow Rowell, adapted by Sam Maggs and Gabi Nam (⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️)

Fangirl -- THE MANGA -- coming in October! — Rainbow Rowell

Fargo: This is a True Story–Noah Hawley (⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️)

Fargo: This Is a True Story: Hawley, Noah: 9781538731307: Amazon.com: Books

POSTS AND SUCH:

SONGS:

CURRENTLY READING/TO READ NEXT WEEK:

Foreshadow: Stories to Celebrate the Magic of Reading and Writing YA–edited by Emily X.R. Pan and Nova Ren Suma (re-read)

Foreshadow: Stories to Celebrate the Magic of Reading and Writing YA: Suma,  Nova Ren, Pan, Emily X.R.: 9781643750798: Amazon.com: Books

Today’s song:

That’s it for this week in blogging! Have a wonderful rest of your day, and take care of yourselves!

Author:

Your friendly neighborhood book/music/writing/occasionally movie/TV blogger who reads too fast and has an arsenal of absurd gifs at her disposal :) she/her ⭐︎ ISTJ

7 thoughts on “Weekly Update: December 21-27, 2020

  1. Hello friend
    *cracks knuckles* I see you only rated Cemetery Boys three and a half stars…
    Ha ha no I would never get angry at you for rating a book what you thought of it. Okay, but I read it in one sitting once I got it for Christmas and I LOVED IT.
    I can sorta see why some people might not find it as interesting, given that, well, the plot and the villain wasn’t very clear until the climax, but I still liked it just because the characters are awesome and yeah okay I love queer characters.
    It’s funny that you’re rereading Foreshadow right now because I just got it for Christmas and had never heard of it before. Do you like it?

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    1. oh no will I have to face your wrath
      HAH yeah I liked it, it just didn’t live up to all the hype for me. I did like the twist with the villain, I loved Julian, and I loved the Latinx/trans rep, but I wasn’t a huge fan of Yadriel and the writing style wasn’t quite for me. But I still liked it though, I’ll probably do a full review next week. Glad you liked it though!
      Yeah! I got it for Christmas too, and I’d read it earlier, and it’s great! I loved how there’s writing advice connected to each short story.

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      1. Ha ha.
        Yeah, I understand. The twist with the villain was great and also really reminded me of Shadow Magic, which I just read. If you haven’t read it–oops, sorry for spoiling! But like…well I don’t want to say too much but it’s pretty much the same villain twist. Julian was great, I loved how he always tried to say phrases and said them wrong. Hmm, why didn’t you like Yadriel? I enjoyed reading him.
        Ooh, I see. Wow, you’re already rereading? That was fast! Yeah, that’s super cool.

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