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Weekly Update: May 25-31, 2020

Happy Sunday bibliophiles!

The first week of summer has been…interesting. I didn’t have as productive of a reading week (only three books finished), but all of the books I read were great, even if one of them was a re-read. The news has been deeply overwhelming in the last few days, so I’m trying to hit the balance of being informed but not getting myself overtly worked up. And as always, BLACK LIVES MATTER.

On that subject, please consider signing the petition linked below to arrest the three other officers involved in the murder of George Floyd. (One officer has been arrested already).

PETITION/JUSTICE FOR BIG FLOYD

On the upside, though, I watched The Life Aquatic (underrated!), and I signed up for Edelweiss! I requested 8 ARCs, and they’re all still pending, so we’ll see if I can get any of them…

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Me waiting to see the status on the ARCs

WHAT I READ THIS WEEK:

Furyborn (Empirium, #1)–Claire Legrand (⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️)

Amazon.com: Furyborn (The Empirium Trilogy) (0760789267765 ...

A Gentleman in Moscow–Amor Towles (⭐️⭐️⭐️.75, rounded up to ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️)

A Gentleman in Moscow: A Novel: Towles, Amor: 9780670026197 ...

Honor Among Thieves (The Honors, #1)–Ann Aguirre and Rachel Caine (re-read) (⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️.75, rounded up to ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️)

Amazon.com: Honor Among Thieves (Honors) (9780062570994): Caine ...

POSTS AND SUCH:

SONGS:

CURRENTLY READING/TO READ NEXT WEEK:

Emma–Jane Austen

Emma by Jane Austen

The Masked City (The Invisible Library, #2)–Genevieve Cogman

The Masked City (The Invisible Library Novel): Cogman, Genevieve ...

Today’s song:

[cries in the corner]

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

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Weekly Update: May 18-24, 2020

Happy Sunday, everyone!

I’m finally back on my semi-regular schedule after finals week, and now it’s finally summer! REJOICE!

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Other than that, my week’s been alright. Besides my return to blogging, I’ve been doing a lot of drawing, I got to re-read a good book that I haven’t picked up in a few years, I listened to a lot of good music, and I also watched Pan’s Labyrinth. [gross sobbing] The weather’s been warming up, and even though we’re still inside, it’s shaping up to be a good summer, I think. Plus, not one, but TWO of my library holds came in yesterday, so I think next week should be a productive reading week as well! (And, I got two people to read Aurora Rising, so that’s always a success.)

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Hey so uuuuhhhhh what’s the wifi password

WHAT I READ THIS WEEK:

Labyrinth Lost (Brooklyn Brujas, #1)–Zoraida Córdova (⭐️⭐️)

Amazon.com: Labyrinth Lost (Brooklyn Brujas) (0760789253713 ...

I Capture the Castle–Dodie Smith (re-read) (⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️)

Amazon.com: I Capture the Castle: Young Adult Edition: Young Adult ...

The Memory Book–Lara Avery (⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️)

Amazon.com: The Memory Book (9780316283748): Avery, Lara: Books

Born of Illusion (Born of Illusion, #1)–Teri Brown (⭐️⭐️.5)

Amazon.com: Born of Illusion (9780062187550): Teri Brown: Books

POSTS AND SUCH:

SONGS:

CURRENTLY READING/TO READ NEXT WEEK:

A Gentleman in Moscow–Amor Towles

A Gentleman in Moscow: A Novel: Towles, Amor: 9780670026197 ...

Furyborn–Claire Legrand

Amazon.com: Furyborn (The Empirium Trilogy) (9781432855789 ...

Today’s song:

Thanks to my dad for sending me this glorious video…

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

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Weekly Update: May 4-10, 2020

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Happy Sunday, and Happy Mother’s Day! I know I don’t know where I would possibly be without my mom, and I am so grateful to have someone as special as her in my life. 💗

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All things considered, it’s actually been a pretty great week for me! I had a lovely May 4th/Star Wars day, and I rewatched The Empire Strikes Back that night. I’ve had a relatively easy online school week, the weather’s been warm, I’ve had loads of fun writing (everything’s more fun once you launch everyone into space), watched Fight Club (SO well-written), and rediscovered a song that I hadn’t listened to in ages. I also got Aurora Burning in the mail, and read it twice. I couldn’t have asked for a better sequel. Even though the ending absolutely WRECKED me. I’ll save all that for my review next week, so stay tuned! 😉

And now, I’m at 100 books on my Goodreads challenge!

 

WHAT I READ THIS WEEK: 

Pretty Monsters–Kelly Link (⭐️⭐️)

Amazon.com: Pretty Monsters (9780142416723): Link, Kelly: Books

 

Show Stopper–Hayley Barker (⭐️⭐️⭐️.5)

Show Stopper (Show Stopper #1) by Hayley Barker

 

Girls in the Moon–Janet McNally (⭐️⭐️⭐️.75, rounded up to ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️)

Amazon.com: Girls in the Moon (9780062436245): McNally, Janet: Books

 

Aurora Burning (Aurora Cycle, #2)–Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff (⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️) (read twice)

Amazon.com: Aurora Burning (The Aurora Cycle) (9781524720926 ...

 

The Bluest Eye–Toni Morrison (for school) (⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️)

The Bluest Eye (Vintage International): Morrison, Toni ...

 

POSTS AND SUCH: 

 

SONGS: 

 

CURRENTLY READING/TO READ NEXT WEEK: 

The Soul of an Octopus: A Surprising Exploration Into the Wonder of Consciousness–Sy Montgomery

The Soul of an Octopus: A Surprising Exploration into the Wonder ...

 

Today’s song:

 

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

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Weekly Update: April 27-May 3, 2020

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Happy Sunday, bibliophiles!

It’s been like this for a while, but the feeling of all of the weeks blurring together has really started to set in. Things that feel miles away only happened a matter of weeks ago, and the few dates I’ve either dreaded or have been really excited for have really started to creep up. It’s a quarantine blessing and a curse, really.

That being said, other than the general monotony of online school, it’s been a good week. I listened to a lot of music (both actually new and new to me), read some good books, and reached–and surpassed–my Camp NaNo WriMo goal of 110,00 words! I also finished Fargo [incomprehensible screeching] and watched Rear Window, and the weather’s been wonderfully spring-y. Can’t complain. And there’s only TWO DAYS until Aurora Burning arrives! I preordered it a few months back, so hopefully I’ll get it in the mail sometime next week…

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Oh, and this happened…

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W H O A

 

WHAT I READ THIS WEEK: 

 

Kissing in America–Margo Rabb (⭐️⭐️⭐️.5)

Kissing in America by Margo Rabb

 

Reverie–Ryan La Sala (⭐️⭐️⭐️.5)

Amazon.com: Reverie (0760789277535): La Sala, Ryan: Books

 

How to Hang a Witch–Adriana Mather (⭐️⭐️⭐️.75, rounded up to ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️)

Amazon.com: How to Hang a Witch (9780553539479): Mather, Adriana ...

 

The Black Witch–Laurie Forest (⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️.25)

Novels – Laurie Forest

 

POSTS AND SUCH: 

 

SONGS: 

 

CURRENTLY READING/TO READ NEXT WEEK: 

The Bluest Eye–Toni Morrison (for school)

The Bluest Eye (Vintage International): Morrison, Toni ...

 

Pretty Monsters–Kelly Link

Amazon.com: Pretty Monsters (9780142416723): Link, Kelly: Books

 

Today’s song:

 

 

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

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Weekly Update: April 20-26, 2020

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Happy Sunday, bibliophiles! I hope today finds you safe and healthy.

Whew…not sure why, but this week just flew by, for no reason in particular. Just…[Thanos snap] like that. Bam. No rhyme or reason to it.

And now, I’m dealing with the consequences of last year’s highly successful reading week. After finishing Hellboy II: The Art of the Movie, I DNF’d not one, but TWO books in a row, and after that, I haven’t read anything higher than three stars this week. Oof…

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Hey, at least we got more new Car Seat Headrest this week, their new album comes out in   less than a week, and Aurora Burning is almost here, too! At least I’ve got that to look forward to in the next few weeks. I’ve also been watching Fargo (almost done with season 1), watched Dogma (ABSOLUTELY HYSTERICAL), and got to 200 pages on my WIP for Camp NaNo WriMo! I now only have 2,000 words left until I reach my goal of 110,000 words!

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WHAT I READ THIS WEEK: 

Hellboy II: The Art of the Movie–Guillermo del Toro, Mike Mignola (⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️)

Hellboy II: Art of the Movie by Mike Mignola (2008-06-17): Amazon ...

 

Infinity Son–Adam Silvera (DNF–⭐️)

Amazon.com: Infinity Son (Infinity Cycle) (9780062457820): Silvera ...

 

Storm and Fury–Jennifer L. Armentrout (DNF–⭐️)

Amazon.com: Storm and Fury (The Harbinger Series Book 1) eBook ...

 

Songs from the Deep–Kelly Powell (⭐️⭐️⭐️)

Amazon.com: Songs from the Deep (9781534438071): Powell, Kelly: Books

 

Side Effects May Vary–Julie Murphy (⭐️⭐️)

Side Effects May Vary | 2014 Must Reads: The 100+ Best Books of ...

 

The Tightrope Walkers–David Almond (⭐️⭐️⭐️)

Amazon.com: The Tightrope Walkers (9780763691042): David Almond: Books

 

 

POSTS AND SUCH: 

 

SONGS: 

 

CURRENTLY READING/TO READ NEXT WEEK: 

Kissing in America–Margo Rabb

Kissing in America by Margo Rabb

 

Today’s song:

 

 

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

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Weekly Update: April 13-19, 2020

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Happy Sunday, bibliophiles! As always, I hope you’re all safe, sane, and healthy. And please, STAY HOME. FOR ALL OF OUR SAKES, STAY HOME. 💗

This week began fairly normally; it had its ups and downs until about Thursday afternoon or Friday, and from there, things started to really pick up. I read a whole score of great books, watched Darjeeling Limited (Wes Anderson is always a win), there’s new Car Seat Headrest, goofed around on my guitar, and did a lot of drawing! And on this leg of Camp NaNoWriMo, I finally got to 100,000+ WORDS! WOOOOHOOO!

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Also, my dad and I finally completed that 1,000 piece Hellboy puzzle! Here’s the final result:

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AT LAST!

Oh, and Jay Kristoff recently confirmed via Instagram that the use of the sound effect BAMF for the disruptors in Aurora Rising was, in fact, a reference to Nightcrawler’s teleporting sound effect. REJOICE!

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WHAT I READ THIS WEEK:

David Bowie: The Last Interview and Other Conversations–David Bowie et. al. (⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️)

David Bowie: The Last Interview: and Other Conversations (The Last ...

 

The Final Six (The Final Six, #1)–Alexandra Monir (re-read) (⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️)

The Final Six | Alexandra Monir

 

The Life Below (The Final Six, #2)–Alexandra Monir (⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️.5)

Amazon.com: The Life Below (9780062658975): Monir, Alexandra: Books

 

Pet–Akwaeke Emezi (⭐️⭐️⭐️)

Pet: Emezi, Akwaeke: 9780525647072: Amazon.com: Books

 

The Invisible Library (The Invisible Library, #1)–Genevieve Cogman (⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️.75, rounded up to ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️)

The Invisible Library (The Invisible Library Novel): Cogman ...

 

Hellboy: Art of the Movie–Guillermo del Toro, Mike Mignola (⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️)

Hellboy: The Art of the Movie by Dark Horse Comics (2004-03-16 ...

 

(The latter of that list has inspired me to try and do a bunch of character sketches for my book…)

 

POSTS AND SUCH:

 

SONGS:

 

CURRENTLY READING/TO READ NEXT WEEK:

Hellboy II: The Art of the Movie–Guillermo del Toro, Mike Mignola

Hellboy II: Art of the Movie by Mike Mignola (2008-06-17): Amazon ...

 

Infinity Son–Adam Silvera

Amazon.com: Infinity Son (Infinity Cycle) (9780062457820): Silvera ...

 

Today’s song:

(Like I said. Darjeeling Limited.)

 

 

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

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Weekly Update: April 6-12, 2020

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Happy Sunday, bibliophiles! Happy Easter, as well, if that’s your thing. 🙂 🐰

I’m *slowly* getting back into the routine of online school. I’ve been working away at a 1,000 piece Mignolaverse puzzle (I’ll post a picture once I’ve finished it, I’m pretty close), and I finally got around to posting my Johann comic-to-film comparison that I’ve been putting off for over a year. (Lazy 100). I’m in week 2 of Camp NaNoWriMo, and I have almost 95,000 words now! My reading week was slightly less productive than the last few weeks, but it looks more on the normal side, as opposed to my excessive quarantine reading. Plus, I managed to get in a solid 5-star read this week! That has to count for something.

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Me waking up this morning and realizing that it’s frEEZING–

 

WHAT I READ THIS WEEK: 

I Hope You Get This Message–Farah Naz Rishi (⭐️⭐️)

Amazon.com: I Hope You Get This Message eBook: Rishi, Farah Naz ...

 

Cursed–Thomas Wheeler and Frank Miller (⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️)

Amazon.com: Cursed (9781534425330): Wheeler, Thomas, Miller, Frank ...

 

Sawkill Girls–Claire Legrand (⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️)

Sawkill Girls - Claire Legrand - Hardcover

 

The Outsiders–S.E. Hinton (⭐️⭐️⭐️.5)

Amazon.com: The Outsiders eBook: Hinton, S. E.: Kindle Store

 

POSTS AND SUCH:

 

SONGS: 

 

CURRENTLY READING/TO READ NEXT WEEK: 

David Bowie: The Last Interview and Other Conversations–David Bowie et. al.

David Bowie: The Last Interview: and Other Conversations (The Last ...

 

The Final Six (The Final Six, #1)–Alexandra Monir (re-read)

Amazon.com: The Final Six (9780062658944): Monir, Alexandra: Books

Today’s song:

 

 

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

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