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Weekly Update: March 23-29, 2020

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Happy Sunday, bibliophiles!

As always, I hope you are all safe, comfortable, and well during these crazy times. We had our “spring break” this week, which mostly consisted of me sprawled out on the couch reading, but it was quite relaxing, all things considered. Our state now has an official stay at home order, and I have online school almost through the end of April, so next month should be…interesting, to say the least.

I read a LOT this week, and I’m happy to say that I loved most of what I read! Libby (online library) has now become my savior, and I’m now stocked up on library books that I can check out on my kindle. I re-read one of my favorite books, watched The Grand Budapest Hotel and Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead (LOVED both of those), started learning “No Surprises” (Radiohead) on guitar, and I created an original book tag! Online school starts back up next week, so we’ll see how that works out…but overall, I’ve actually had a weirdly good week!

 

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all of us cooped up at home trying to amuse ourselves 

 

WHAT I READ THIS WEEK: 

The Survivor (The Pioneer, #2)–Bridget Tyler (⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️)

Amazon.com: The Survivor: A Pioneer Novel (9780062658098): Tyler ...

 

The Scorpion Rules (Prisoners of Peace, #1)–Erin Bow (⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️)

Amazon.com: The Scorpion Rules (Prisoners of Peace) (9781481442725 ...

 

Even the Darkest Stars–Heather Fawcett (⭐️⭐️⭐️.75, rounded up to 4)

Even the Darkest Stars : Heather Fawcett : 9780062463395

 

One–Sarah Crossan (⭐️⭐️⭐️.5)

Amazon.com: One (9780062118752): Crossan, Sarah: Books

 

Aurora Rising (The Aurora Cycle, #1)–Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff (re-read, yet again)

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Amazon.com: Aurora Rising (The Aurora Cycle) (9781524720964 ...

 

When the Moon Was Ours–Anna-Marie McLemore (⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️.5)

Amazon.com: When the Moon Was Ours: A Novel (9781250058669 ...

 

POSTS AND SUCH: 

 

SONGS: 

 

CURRENTLY READING/TO READ NEXT WEEK: 

An Absolutely Remarkable Thing–Hank Green

An Absolutely Remarkable Thing: A Novel: Green, Hank ...

 

Today’s song:

(This one’s been stuck in my head for a good…two or three days now? Classic)

 

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

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Weekly Update: March 16-22, 2020

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Happy Sunday, bibliophiles!

Whew, what a week it’s been…

Not tiring, necessarily, but this week was the first week that my school tried out online learning. It wasn’t too bad, per se, just…a chaotic and strange transition, at times. (*coughcoughcough SPANISH coughcoughcough*) Nice to do everything from bed, at least. Our spring break is next week, and then we have a good three weeks more of online learning, almost through the end of April. I’m a very introverted person, but I still tend to get kind of stir-crazy. So I’m going to try and make this month at home into a time of creative productivity (working on my WIP, drawing, blogging, etc.), LOTS of reading, and plowing through my movie bucket list. (Once this social distancing time is over, I’ll try and dedicate a post to all of the movies that I’ve watched. So far, I’ve only crossed off and RBG, but I can assure you that I will be SUBSISTING off of Netflix in the next few weeks…)

Hopefully I’ll be a *bit* more prolific blogging-wise during this time.

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WHAT I READ THIS WEEK: 

Flow My Tears, the Policeman Said–Philip K. Dick (⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️)

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Crown of Coral and Pearl–Mara Rutherford (⭐️⭐️.5)

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Sisters–Raina Telgemeier (re-read) (⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️)

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Cadaver and Queen–Alisa Kwitney (⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️)

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Cannery Row–John Steinbeck (finished for school) (⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️)

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The Unhappening of Genesis Lee–Shallee McArthur (⭐️⭐️)

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POSTS AND SUCH: 

 

SONGS: 

 

CURRENTLY READING/TO READ NEXT WEEK: 

Just to let you all know, in the future, this part of the weekly update might be far sparser in the next few weeks. I’ll be relying on the Kindle library and Libby for books to read, so I don’t really have anything “on hold” that I know for certain that I will read in the next week(s). But, I just bought this one yesterday, and I am ENJOYING EVERY MINUTE OF IT…

The Survivor (The Pioneer, #2)–Bridget Tyler

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Today’s song:

 

That’s it for this week in blogging! Please stay safe out there, anyone, and don’t endanger yourself or others in these strange times. Have a wonderful rest of your day, and take care of yourselves!

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Weekly Update: March 9-15, 2020

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Happy Sunday, bibliophiles!

YIKES, what a week this has been…

It started out fairly mediocre, but on Thursday night, we got the announcement that my school would be closing for a week due to the COVID-19 outbreak. It’s absolutely surreal, really. We’re living through history, like it or not. We’re having online school, so it’ll be nice to be able to wake up at a more reasonable hour and have fewer classes each day. I’m just trying to look on the bright side here. In the meantime, everybody, PLEASE take care of yourselves, stay safe and healthy, and don’t be xenophobic jerks, because the world doesn’t need any more of those. 💗

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WHAT I READ THIS WEEK: 

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (re-read)–Alexander Freed (⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️.5)

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Girls of Storm and Shadow (Girls of Paper and Fire, #2)–Natasha Ngan (⭐️⭐️.5)

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The Past and Other Things That Should Stay Buried–Shaun David Hutchinson (⭐️⭐️⭐️)

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Strange Academy #1–Skottie Young and Humberto Ramos (⭐️⭐️)

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The Secret Side of Empty–Maria E. Andreu (⭐️⭐️)

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POSTS AND SUCH: 

 

SONGS: 

 

CURRENTLY READING/TO READ NEXT WEEK: 

Flow My Tears, the Policeman Said–Philip K. Dick

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Cadaver and Queen–Alisa Kwitney

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Crown of Coral and Pearl–Mara Rutherford

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Today’s song:

 

That just about wraps up this week in blogging! Have a wonderful rest of your day, take care of yourselves, and keep on going, because this too shall pass. 💗

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Weekly Update: March 2-8, 2020

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Happy Sunday, bibliophiles!

Hopefully, you’ve all had a nice and productive/fun/eventful week 🙂 This week’s certainly had its ups and downs, but hey, it picked up by the end of the week. I had a pretty prolific posting week and a productive reading week, with The Theory of Everything [sobs into a bucket] and Sex Education factored in, so that’s a plus.

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Also, I found a very tiny spider that’s taken up residence behind my bathroom sink. I have named her Martha. I wish her all the best.

And hey, happy International Women’s Day! Hey, good thing I read Rebel Girls today…

And finally, Radiohead’s album The Bends recently celebrated its 25th anniversary, so I guess I have an excuse for Tuesday. THE BENDDDSSSS

 

WHAT I READ THIS WEEK: 

All Out: The No-Longer-Secret Stories of Queer Teens through the Ages–Saundra Mitchell (anthology) (⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️)

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Mammoth–Jill Baguchinsky (⭐️⭐️⭐️)

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The Golden Compass (His Dark Materials, #1)–Philip Pullman (⭐️⭐️.75, rounded up to 3)

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Rebel Girls–Elizabeth Keenan (⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️)

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POSTS AND SUCH: 

 

SONGS:

 

CURRENTLY READING/TO READ NEXT WEEK: 

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story–Alexander Freed (re-read for book club)

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The Secret Side of Empty–Marie E. Andreu

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Crown of Coral and Pearl–Mara Rutherford

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The Past and Other Things that Should be Buried–Shaun David Hutchinson

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Today’s song:

In case any of you need some levity in your life…

 

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

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Weekly Update: February 24-March 1, 2020

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Happy Sunday, bibliophiles!

I’ve had a bit of sluggish and tiring week, what with a slew of quizzes and tests, less reading than I would’ve liked, and a bit of writer’s block and general lethargy. But hey, my new Radiohead shirt came in the mail, so that’s a plus.

All things considered, February’s been a pretty great month for me! Lots of good reading and writing progress, and lots of good times, fun movies, and delicious food. Here’s hoping that March will be more of the same. I have some fun posts planned for the coming month 😉

 

WHAT I READ THIS WEEK: 

Roar (Stormheart, #1)–Cora Carmack (⭐️⭐️⭐️.5)

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Sky Without Stars (System Divine, #1)–Jessica Brody and Joanne Rendell (⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️)

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Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind, vol. 2–Hayao Miyazaki (⭐️⭐️⭐️)

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Loki: Where Mischief Lies–Mackenzi Lee (⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️)

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POSTS AND SUCH 

 

SONGS:

 

CURRENTLY READING/TO READ NEXT WEEK: 

Cannery Row–John Steinbeck

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(This one’s for school. We’ll be stretching it out through the end of March, so I won’t repeat it on further weekly updates until we finish it up.)

 

The Golden Compass (His Dark Materials, #1)–Philip Pullman

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Mammoth–Jill Baguchinsky

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All Out: The No-Longer Secret Stories of Queer Teens Throughout the Ages–Saundra Mitchell (anthology)

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Rebel Girls–Elizabeth Keenan

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Today’s song:

(I’m gonna try to review this album soon…)

 

That just about wraps up this week in blogging! Have a wonderful rest of your day, and take care of yourselves!

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Weekly Update: February 17-23, 2020

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Happy Sunday, bibliophiles!

I’ve always regarded February as the most boring month of the year. Hardly any breaks, dreary weather, lame holidays, nothing eventful ever happens. But as the month comes to a close, I’ve realized that for February, this has been an awesome month. This week, in particular, has been pretty spectacular; a few peaceful shifts at the library, good food, fun with friends (playing Uno gets absolutely diabolical with our bunch), and a particularly lovely Friday night involving writing, drawing, ice cream, and an annual re-watching of one of my favorite films of all time: Hellboy II: The Golden Army. 

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The latter has inspired me to do a few blog posts, which I’ll try and get to in the next few weeks.

As far as reading goes, my week hasn’t been *quite* as productive; most of what I got to was single-issue comics, and the library books that I got to were…okay. Decent. I’ll finally be able to get to the books I bought last week in the coming days, so hopefully things will pick up from there.

WHAT I READ THIS WEEK: 

Guts–Raina Telgemeier (⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️)

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Skulldigger and Skeleton Boy (Issue #2)–Jeff Lemire (⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️)

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Hellboy Winter Special 2019–Mike Mignola (⭐️⭐️⭐️.5)

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Frankenstein Undone (Issue #1)–Mike Mignola (⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️)

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The Downstairs Girl–Stacey Lee (⭐️⭐️)

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Nights at the Circus–Angela Carter (⭐️⭐️⭐️)

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POSTS AND SUCH: 

 

SONGS: 

 

CURRENTLY READING/TO READ NEXT WEEK: 

Roar (Stormheart #1)–Cora Carmack

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Loki: Where Mischief Lies–Mackenzi Lee

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Sky Without Stars (System Divine, #1)–Jessica Brody and Joanne Rendell

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Today’s song:

 

 

That just about wraps up this week in blogging! Have a wonderful rest of your day, and take care of yourselves!

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Weekly Update: February 10-16, 2020

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Happy Sunday, bibliophiles!

You know what? This week’s been a pretty great one, all things considered. A four-day weekend, a book haul and a comic haul, lots of good reading and watching…life is good.

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I didn’t quite get to read all that I’d promised last week because of my lack of books prior to picking up my library haul, but thanks to the Kindle library and several issues of Batman: Universe, I’m still on track. Hopefully you’ve all had fun and productive weeks as well. 💗

 

WHAT I READ THIS WEEK: 

You in Five Acts–Una LaMarche (⭐️⭐️⭐️)

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Locke & Key, Vol. 1: Welcome to Lovecraft–Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodríguez (⭐️⭐️)

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Batman: Universe (Issues 1-6)–Brian Michael Bendis (⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️)

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Rogue Princess–B.R. Myers (⭐️⭐️.5)

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Courtney Crumrin, Vol. 4: Monstrous Holiday–Ted Naifeh (⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️) (re-read)

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All the Impossible Things–Lindsay Lackey (⭐️⭐️⭐️.5)

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POSTS AND SUCH: 

 

SONGS: 

 

CURRENTLY READING/TO READ NEXT WEEK

Guts–Raina Telgemeier

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The Downstairs Girl–Stacey Lee

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Nights at the Circus–Angela Carter

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Roar–Cora Carmack

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Sky Without Stars (System Divine, #1)–Jessica Brody and Joanne Rendell

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Loki-Where Mischief Lies–Mackenzi Lee

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Today’s song:

(Just saw these guys last night, they were amazing!)

 

That just about wraps up this week in blogging! Have a wonderful rest of your day, and take care of yourselves!

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