Week in Review: August 11

missprintweekreviewThis week on the blog you can check out:

This week has been very nose to the grindstone. I’m trying to get some financial stuff in order (which I only remember when I’m at work and don’t have the notebook with me where I’m tracking everything, of course!) and just getting through this last bit of summer.

I spent way too much money on books last month (including several that aren’t with me yet) so I’m trying to avoid buying unnecessarily this month. We’ll see how it goes. That said, my spending ended on a good note with this fun box from Alex Bracken’s virtual signing for The Darkest Legacy:

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What are you grateful for today? 📚 Yesterday was a good day for blogger me. I was very humbled by the support I got while looking for an arc on twitter, I got a sweet shoutout for my bookstagram photos from my friend @deadtossedwaves, and then I came home to this fantastic package. 📚 I’ve never done a virtual signing before but when I heard that @gcreading reading was doing one for The Darkest Legacy I decided to go for it. That wound up being silly since I ended up seeing Alex at BookExpo and at her NYC launch but still fun. (And don’t worry I had books to get signed at the launch still!) 📚 Anyway, how nice is this inscription? It’s by far one of the best compliments I’ve ever gotten and I’m so grateful (again and again) that I get to call Alex a friend and that I’ve gotten to be a part of supporting this series (and this book specifically) as a blogger. 📚 #instabooks #currentlyreading #amreading #instareads #bookgram #bookworm #bookblogging #bookblogger #bookstagrammer #bibliophile #booklove #bookphotography #instabook #reading #reader #booktography #bookstagram #igreads #booksofinstagram #goodreads #bookaholic #bookish #bookishfeature #bookstafeatures #bookstagramfeature #readersofinstagram #unitedbookstagram #thedarkestlegacy #alexandrabracken #thedarkestminds

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REMEMBER: I’m hosting a reading challenge later in August. Are you in?

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

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Do you read/like books with unlikable characters? 👑 Ten years ago invaders killed Theodosia’s mother, the queen, enslaved her people, and stole her name. 👑 Over many long years, Theo learned how to play the game. Don’t anger the Kaiser and stay alive. But when Theo is forced to do the unthinkable she reaches a breaking point. 👑 Survival is no longer enough. After years of hiding, it’s time for Theo to fight and reclaim everything that has been stolen. 👑 Finished this one last night. I feel like there should be a sub-sub-genre of grimdark fantasies where every character is The Worst. Because this one was fun but I just don’t feel like rooting for any of them when it comes to book two. Because they’re The Worst. 👑 #instabooks #currentlyreading #amreading #instareads #bookgram #bookworm #bookblogging #bookblogger #bookstagrammer #bibliophile #booklove #bookphotography #instabook #reading #reader #booktography #bookstagram #igreads #booksofinstagram #goodreads #bookaholic #bookish #bookishfeature #bookstafeatures #bookstagramfeature #readersofinstagram #unitedbookstagram #ashprincess #laurasebastian #grimdark

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How was your week? What are you reading?