Week in Review: May 1, 2016

missprintweekreviewThis week on the blog you can check out:

You still have a few days to enter my giveaway for a finished paperback of Wild Swans so be sure to get in on that!

We made it! April is over and my annual adventure of blogging every day for National Poetry month has also finished! I cannot stress how awesome all of my guest contributors were this year. Every post blew me away and I have been so lucky to be able to share them all with you.

BEA is a little over a week away and I am freaking the hell out. Not really but it’s occurred to me that I have to actually start planning and it’s close enough that I can consider what clothes to pack without the weather totally shifting (ha). This weekend I started by buying the essentials I need for the trip, like Dramamine, and am starting to put things into my luggage. Fun times!

I am planning books to read in May which seems laughable with BEA also happening. But whatever. I can do it.

Thursday wasn’t my best day–lots of stress coming from no real source and general unease. I worked through it sharing some pretty pictures and walking a bit. I am trying to walk more on my lunch and take advantage of being down the block from the Brooklyn Botanic Garden but the cold snap this week has been challenging that. We’ll see how it goes!

I’ll leave you with some beautiful photos:

I also achieved some of the lowest stakes Internet fame ever this week.

If you want to see how my month in reading is shaking out be sure to check out my May Reading Tracker.

How was your week?

May 2016 Reading Tracker

You can also see what I read in April.

Books Read:

  1. Every Exquisite Thing by Matthew Quick
  2. Tell Me Three Things by Julie Buxbaum
  3. The Leaving by Tara Altebrando
  4. The Museum of Heartbreak by Meg Leder
  5. Ghosts by Raina Telgemeier
  6. Vassa in the Night by Sarah Porter
  7. This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab
  8. Dreamology by Lucy Keating

Books On Deck:

  1. Breaker by Kat Ellis
  2. And I Darken by Kiersten White

Books Bought:

  1. The Star-Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi (bought at launch/arc upgrade)
  2. The Sky is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson (bought with gift card)

Gifted Books: 0

ARCs Received:

  1. The Last Time We Were Us by Leah Konen (requested, Amazon Vine)
  2. Blood Red Snow White by Marcus Sedgwick (requested from Macmillan)
  3. Nemesis by Anna Banks (requested from Macmillan)
  4. Stealing Snow by Danielle Paige (requested from Bloomsbury)
  5. The Gallery of Lost Species by Nina Berkhout (requested from St. Martins Griffin)
  6. If I Was Your Girl by Meredith Russo
  7. there’s going to be a lot more from BEA but those are going in a separate post once I have time to write it up

May 2: Halfway through Every Exquisite Thing and I am so worried about everyone.

May 3: Some of my worries in Every Exquisite Thing were valid. Some weren’t. I’m still not sure how to feel but I think I might have missed something here. We’ll see.

May 19: Was dazzled by Tell Me Three Things and wowed by The Leaving. Finished The Museum of Heartbreak this morning and it was So. Great. I don’t know how I got so lucky with this string of books or how to even begin reviewing them. Starting Vassa in the Night later today. I feel really behind on reading and blog stuff from BEA but I keep reminding myself that they are self-imposed deadlines and that I just have to chill.

May 20: Snuck in Ghosts by Raina Telgemeier on my lunch break (first BEA read aside from all of the picture books I got). It’s excellent!

May 26: Started This Savage Song. Wildly behind on everything thanks to BEA. Ah! I went to a Macmillan preview earlier this month (see this post) and got some ARCs there but I’m not counting them here because they will likely just become giveaways for teens at work.