Week in Review: February 10: Stats booms, trainings, and a musical, oh my!

missprintweekreviewThis week on the blog you can check out:

This week has been wild. I broke a new record for daily blog views, am consistently over 300 instagram followers, and had a ton of trainings and stuff going on at work. As I write this at lunch during my Saturday work shift, the library is a zoo.

Yesterday I went to see Once on This Island with my friend Estelle. It was a late night but totally worth it. The show was a little melancholy but fantastic–great cast, inventive set and costumes, and lovely music. I’m going to be thinking about it for a long time! Are you a fan of musicals? What are some of your favorites?

This weekend is going to be a whirlwind between work and all the things I have to do. My main hope is that I’ll have time to get in submissions to my writing group for critique and have some relaxing time. I have had so many things competing for my attention this week that I haven’t even had time to read for a few days. Which is a shame since I have a super early copy of Legendary in my possession! What do you too when you’re too unfocused to read? What’s a book you absolutely can’t wait to read this year?

Here are two of my favorite posts I shared on Instagram this week:

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Have you ever had a favorite book sneak up on you? ▪️ When I first read Caraval last January I had no idea it would be a book I’d still be thinking about a year later or one of my favorite reads of 2017. (Or that I’d write one of my best ever booktalks for it.) Yet here we are with my three copies of the book and, amazingly, a bound manuscript of Legendary in my hands as my next read. ▪️ Scarlett writes to Master Legend every year hoping against hope that he might bring Caraval back to the small island of Trisda in the Conquered Isles. ▪️ When tickets to Caraval finally arrive, Scarlett knows she can’t go. Not when being prepared for her upcoming arranged marriage, which can free Tella and herself from their abusive father, is far more pressing. Except impetuous Tella has other plans and recruits a disreputable sailor to help bring Scarlett to the magical show. ▪️ Caraval is meant to be a game and a decadent diversion for both players and spectators. But Tella's disappearance is very real and, Scarlett soon realizes, central to this year's game. ▪️ As Scarlett tries desperately to follow the clues to her sister, the dangers of the supposed show become very real. If she fails to find Tella and win the game, Scarlett risks losing her sister forever. ▪️ Welcome, welcome to Caraval the greatest show on land or by sea. What happens beyond the gate may frighten or excite you, but don’t let any of it trick you. Are you ready to play? ▪️ Have you read this one? Are you excited for the sequel? Are you a fan of circus or carnival stories? ▪️ #instabooks #currentlyreading #amreading #instareads #bookgram #bookworm #bookblogging #bookblogger #bookstagrammer #bibliophile #bookphotography #instabook #reading #reader #booknerd #booktography #bookstagram #igreads #booklove #booksofinstagram #goodreads #bookaholic #bookish #caraval #legendary #stephaniegarber #flatironbooks #owlcrate

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I’m also sharing some pictures from the Met’s Michelangelo exhibit so be sure to check those out if you’re into that:

If you you want to see how my month in reading is shaking out be sure to check out my February reading tracker.

How was your week? What are you reading?

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