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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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Weekly Update: March 30-April 5, 2020

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Happy Sunday, bibliophiles!

Whew…it hasn’t quite been a tiring week, but it’s been a week of strange transitions, what with going back to online school, and subsequently finding out that we’ll be doing online learning for the entire rest of the school year. (Oh, and the general disappointment in the fact that The New Mutants was supposed to come out on Friday, but it’s been delayed until who-knows-when…sigh…). I’m starting to accept that this is starting to become the new normal for now, but I think we should all keep in mind that this is not forever. As with all things, COVID-19 will eventually pass. In the words of Phoebe Bridgers, “It’ll all work out/Eventually.” 💗

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Oh, and I started Camp NaNoWriMo again on the 1st! I’m on the same WIP as before, but I’m trying to get it to about 110,000 words. I’m at around 87,000 at the moment. Wish me luck!

WHAT I READ THIS WEEK: 

An Absolutely Remarkable Thing–Hank Green (⭐️–DNF at 36%)

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

 

Ghosts–Raina Telgemeier (re-read, ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️)

Ghosts: Telgemeier, Raina, Telgemeier, Raina: 9780545540629 ...

 

Kids of Appetite–David Arnold (⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️.5)

Amazon.com: Kids of Appetite (9780451470782): Arnold, David: Books

 

Dark Energy–Robison Wells (⭐️⭐️.75, rounded up to ⭐️⭐️⭐️)

Dark Energy by Robison Wells

 

Boys Don’t Knit–T. S. Easton (⭐️⭐️)

Boys Don't Knit (in Public) (Boys Don't Knit, #1) by T.S. Easton

 

Mosquitoland–David Arnold (⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️.5)

Amazon.com: Mosquitoland (9780147513656): David Arnold: Books

 

POSTS AND SUCH: 

 

SONGS: 

 

CURRENTLY READING/TO READ NEXT WEEK: 

I Hope You Get This Message–Farah Naz Rishi

I Hope You Get This Message by Farah Naz Rishi

 

Today’s song:

I just discovered Black Belt Eagle Scout yesterday; I listened to all of Mother of My Children, and I think this was my favorite song off the album 🙂

 

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

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