Week in Review: March 4

missprintweekreviewThis week on the blog you can check out:

Be sure to enter my giveaway on the blog for three awesome books (you have until Monday!)

I also have a giveaway for a different title going on Instagram. Please enter and prove to me that it’s possible to successfully host a giveaway on there.

This week I’m finally feeling healthy although barely. I hadn’t planned to talk about this but I guess there’s no reason for it to be a secret: My mom fell this weekend and really hurt herself. Nothing is broken and she’s on the mend if bruised but it led to a trying two hours in which we realized neither of us had the strength to get her up so I had to call 911 and two police officers came to help. It was all just deeply unpleasant. But she’s better now.

This week I also went to an all-day publisher presentation for library types which was a lot of fun and I’m starting to whittle down my to read list again slowly but surely. This week I finished my re-read of Fire and Hemlock by Diana Wynne Jones. It’s still my favorite book in the world and you should all read it immediately. I’m on a fantasy kick so I also am starting A Conjuring of Light by V. E. Schwab and the only drawback is that the book is enormous.

I also read Frogkisser which is a delightful middle grade by Garth Nix and I loved it so much I made a bookstagram post for it:

Frogs. Royalty. Magic. Humor. 🦄 All Anya wants to do is sit in the castle library and read and learn new spells (but only small ones because she doesn't want to become an evil sorcerer). Unfortunately Anya has to go on a Quest instead. While she tries to gather ingredients for a magical Transmogrification lip balm to transform sundry victims of her step-step-father the duke Anya will grapple with her privilege and responsibility as a princess. This rollicking adventure is filled with magical creatures including talking dogs, wizards, good robbers, evil sorcerers and more. This masterful fantasy is another winner from Nix sure to appeal to fans of fractured fairy tales, adventures like The Princess Bride, and books by Vivian Vande Velde. 🦄 #bookstagram #goodreads #instabook #instareads #bibliophile #books #reading #currentlyreading #amreading #bookworm #bookish #bookgram #booktography #bookblogging #bookblogger #bookphotography #books #frogkisser

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I’ve been experimenting with when and what to post on Instagram (including my giveaway, hint) and can confirm that for me the best time in terms of getting the photo seen/liked more is the afternoon on a weekday. I also find that posting too often actually minimizes the chances of anything being seen. Which I guess is as good a testament to quality over quantity as anything.

Anyway . . .

Here’s my latest from Instagram:

This weekend I read American Street by Ibi Zoboi and it should definitely be on your radar. Fabiola Toussaint and her mother arrive in the United States eager to join Fabiola's aunt and cousins. But her mother is detained by ICE at a facility in New Jersey and Fabiola arrives alone. Fabiola finds new friends and first love, but she also learns that nothing in America is what she imagined back home in Haiti–not even her new home with family at the corner of American Street and Joy Road. 🔮 Fabiola clings to her faith and her Vodou iwas for guidance but she isn't sure that Papa Legba's riddles or help from other iwas like beautiful Ezili will be enough to protect her family and bring her mother to her side. How much will Fabiola have to sacrifice to help her mother and herself become American and grab their own small piece of joy? How far would you go for the same thing? 🔮 #bookstagram #goodreads #instabook #instareads #bibliophile #books #reading #currentlyreading #amreading #bookworm #bookish #bookgram #booktography #bookblogging #bookblogger #bookphotography #books #americanstreet

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It's not every day that you get a review copy with a zine. Moxie sounds like everything I want in a book. A strong female protagonist, feminism, and the story quiet but determined character coming into their own. Super excited to have this early copy. You can watch for Moxie this September (and keep an eye out for movie news too since it's already been optioned by Amy Poehler). You can also check out moxiegirlsfightback.com for some awesome fierce feminist content leading up to the book's release this fall. (And on a superficial note I am in love with the bold style and color combination of the cover.) #bookstagram #goodreads #instabook #instareads #bibliophile #books #reading #currentlyreading #amreading #bookworm #bookish #bookgram #booktography #bookblogging #bookblogger #bookphotography #books #feminism #moxiegirlsfightback #bookmail

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

How was your week? What are you reading? Do you Bookstagram?

Let’s talk in the comments.