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Weekly Update: January 18-24, 2021

Happy Sunday, bibliophiles! I hope this week has treated you all well.

After how overwhelming last week was academic-wise, I had a blessedly light homework week. So I felt a whole lot better overall. I spent the day off on Monday not doing a whole lot other than reading, which was a good break.

As far as my reading week…is there a word for a book slump that’s momentarily interrupted by one (1) 5-star read, and then goes back to being a string of meh reads? Because that’s what happened this week…I didn’t enjoy The Novice (for my book club), then had a 5 star read, then the last two books I read this week were a 2 star and a disappointing sequel. Sigh…

But hey, things might be looking up! I got another great library haul on Friday afternoon, and my digital hold on I’m Thinking of Ending Things (I’ve wanted to read it ever since I watched the movie), and I was finally able to pick up the three books I bought with the gift card I got for Christmas! So hopefully my reading will pick up from there…

Other than that, I’ve steadily been outlining the second draft of my sci-fi WIP, listening to a lot of 6ths, and eating pizza and fried rice. It’s been a peaceful week, I’d say. And Joe Biden’s in office now! Good news! (Also, I CAN’T NOT ACKNOWLEDGE THE BERNIE MEMES…they never seem to get old…)

WHAT I READ THIS WEEK:

The Novice (Summoner, #1)–Taran Matharu (⭐️⭐️)

Amazon.com: The Novice: Summoner: Book One (The Summoner Trilogy, 1)  (9781250080059): Matharu, Taran: Books

Zero Repeat Forever (The Nahx Invasions, #1)–G.S. Prendergast (⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️.75, rounded up to ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️)

Read Online Zero Repeat Forever (The Nahx Invasions #1) by Gabrielle  Prendergast Book or Download in PDF - madison-elijah56746

Winterwood–Shea Ernshaw (⭐️⭐️)

Winterwood by Shea Ernshaw

Cold Falling White (The Nahx Invasions, #2)–G.S. Prendergast (⭐️⭐️⭐️)

Cold Falling White by Gabrielle S. Prendergast

POSTS AND SUCH:

SONGS:

CURRENTLY READING/TO READ NEXT WEEK:

Ruinsong–Julia Ember

Amazon.com: Ruinsong (9780374313357): Ember, Julia: Books

Punching the Air–Ibi Zoboi and Yusef Salaam

Amazon.com: Punching the Air (9780062996480): Zoboi, Ibi, Salaam, Yusef:  Books

Lightbringer (Empyrium, #3)–Claire Legrand

Amazon.com: Lightbringer (The Empirium Trilogy, 3) (9781492656685): Legrand,  Claire: Books

Haunting the Deep (How to Hang a Witch, #2)–Adriana Mather

Haunting the Deep by Adriana Mather: 9780553539547 |  PenguinRandomHouse.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/writng/occasionally movie/TV blogger who reads too fast and has an arsenal of absurd gifs at her disposal :) she/her ⭐︎ ISTJ ⭐︎ (pfp by @KorinMalin from picrew)

6 thoughts on “Weekly Update: January 18-24, 2021

  1. I get what you mean by that book slump! I’ve had the same happen to me 😣

    Ahh I’ve been wanting to both read and watch I am Thinking of Ending Things!

    Novice! 🥺🥺🥺 I’ve had my eyes on that book since 2015 😅 Don’t know why I haven’t read that book already. I am sorry that it didn’t turn up that well. Now that I think about it…maybe I should skip this one 🤔 I haven’t started it at that time, so I don’t know if I’ll start it any time now 🤔

    The synopsis for Zero Repeat Forever sounds interesting 🤔

    I have Ruinsong and Punching the Air on my TBR need to get to those soon 🥺 How are you liking them so far?

    I will be checking out How to Hang a Witch🤔

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    1. YES! The book is on my kindle rn but I watched the movie over Thanksgiving break and it was incredible! It’s a really depressing movie, but if you separate yourself from it you can appreciate it for the phenomenal piece of art that it is
      Yeah…maybe you’ll like Novice more than I did…it had a good message about racism/challenging racism, but the writing really wasn’t for me. Zero Repeat Forever is super interesting though, I’d highly recommend it!
      I just finished Ruinsong and I found it a little bit boring and light on the worldbuilding, but I loved the sapphic romance. I haven’t gotten to Punching the Air yet, but I’ll probably read it next.
      Oh yeah How to Hang a Witch is incredible too! 🙂

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      1. If I want to watch the movie, I should really read the book soon then! 🥺

        Now I remember! Yes, I had wanted to read the about the racism I’ve heard the author had personal experienced in their life and a little bit of it was highlighted in the book. I think I’ll at least give it a try now! 🤔

        I’ll definitely try to try out Zero Repeat Forever! 🥺

        It’s a little disappointing when the romance in a book is 😍 but the world building just…isn’t that well done 🤔 But I’ll still give Ruinsong a try just for the Sapphic romance!

        I hope you love it! 🥺

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