Week in Review: February 1


This week on the blog you can check out:

Last Sunday I went to see Big Hero 6 with BFF Nicole which was absolutely delightful and even better than I had expected.

Work-wise I’ve weeded and re-ordered for the teen assignment section which took so, so long. I think the collection is going to be really great once the new items are processed but oh man it was a lot of work.

I have all of the post skeletons plotted out for my April series. Still need to tweak formatting and some scheduling but at least all the bones are there. I also did a lot of updates to my reading tracker in addition to adding a new category for them. If you want to see what I’ve read/requested/bought in January be sure to check that out.

After this I’m now on a strict book buying ban unless a once in a lifetime signing comes along NO BOOK PURCHASING.

I’ve been reading Soulprint this week and I’m enjoying it. But I also feel like I’ve been reading it forever which isn’t great. This is the third book in a row I have been slogging through feeling like everything was dragging which is really frustrating. Alas.

My constant efforts to comment on blogs more has been continuing. I enjoy engaging. But sometimes I forget to check back for follow up and sometimes I get no comments on anything which taken together lead to a very weird feeling that I am talking into a void. Do you ever have that happen?

How was your week?

February (2015) Reading Tracker

You can also see what I read and received in January.

Books On Deck:

  1. A Darker Shade of Magic by V. E. Schwab

Books Read:

  1. Winterspell by Claire Legrand
  2. I am Princess X by Cherie Priest (prof review)
  3. I Remember You by Cathleen Davitt Bell
  4. Compulsion by Martina Boone

Books Bought:

  1. The Unwritten Rule by Elizabeth Scott (trade)
  2. The Fox Inheritance by Mary E. Pearson (trade)
  3. We Can Work it Out by Elizabeth Eulberg (trade)
  4. The Winner’s Crime by Marie Rutkoski (amazing gift from publisher!)
  5. The Jewel by Amy Ewing (giveaway win)

Arcs Received:

  1. The Sin Eater’s Daughter by Melinda Salisbury (amazon vine)
  2. The Witch Hunter by Virginia Boecker (amazon vine)
  3. A Darker Shade of Magic by Victoria Schwab
  4. Dove Arising by Karen Bao
  5. A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas (this is about the third ARC I’ve gotten for this title that I didn’t love. Giveaway to come!)

February 1: Starting this month by continuing to read Winterspell.

February 18: After a very long sickness, I have finished Winterspell and moved onto I am Princess X.

February 20: I am Princess X was fantastic!

February 21: I Remember You was . . . not.

February 24: Reading Compulsion and quite liking it though I’m beginning to wonder if these Southern Gothic books with voodoo elements reflect some degree of cultural appropriation.

February 28: I really enjoyed Compulsion. Still debating if I loved it and if I need to own it. Started ADSOM finally and about 100 pages in.