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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 (⭐️⭐️)

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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 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 (⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️)

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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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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: December 30, 2019–January 5, 2020

Happy Sunday, everybody!

Whew, what a week it’s been, the last week of the decade, and the start of a new one. Also, this is my last day of winter break, so…school starts back up tomorrow…[sad harmonica]

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Hey, at least I soaked it all up. I had a lot of fun–festivities with family, two rounds of TRoS and one of Knives Out, the first ski trip of the year, and LOTS of reading and writing. Success! 😀

 

WHAT I READ THIS WEEK: 

Bowie’s Bookshelf: The Hundred Books that Changed David Bowie’s Life–John O’Connell

(⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️)

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Supernova (Renegades, #3)–Marissa Meyer (⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️.5)

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Darius the Great is Not Okay–Adib Khorram (⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️)

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Sanctuary (Sanctuary, #1)–Caryn Lix (⭐️⭐️⭐️.5)

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POSTS AND SUCH: 

 

CURRENTLY READING/TO READ NEXT WEEK

Half Bad–Sally Green

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Rebel–Marie Lu (Finally bought it!)

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I’ll start posting a list of the week’s songs once I get more of them, but since I only have two, I’ll skip it this time. But this one’s been stuck in my head for a few days this year, and I’ve really taken a liking to it, so here you go…

 

Hope you had a great start to the decade! Have a great rest of your day, and take care of yourselves!

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