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- Blood Water Paint: A Chick Lit Wednesday Review
- Author Interview: Joy McCullough on Blood Water Paint
- And the Ocean Was Our Sky: A Review
Instagram was really fickle this week which was totally a bummer. BUT otherwise things have been going well! The National Book Award Longlist for Young People’s Literature was announced earlier in the week. I was very excited to see A Very Large Expanse of Sea getting some much deserved recognition. I didn’t even think I was a fan of Mafi’s writing after attempting Shatter Me but I loved this book and it’s absolutely a must read. Are any of the longlist titles on your radar?
Even better, Blood Water Paint is on the longlist and I was lucky enough to have perfect timing to feature an interview with Joy McCullough about her debut novel this very same week.
In Pokemon Go news: I caught Celebi! It was very exciting and I now continue my quest for Level 40 and attempt to acquire the last two regionals I need for my Pokedex during a special event this week.
I had an eye exam this weekend (my eyes are fine, yay!) and now have to figure out where to get glasses because while my exam was completely free, the glasses would have been quite expensive. Do you wear glasses or contacts? Where do you shop for them?
I decided to try reading an audiobook this month. It’s still not my favorite way to process because I get distracted but it’s good sometimes on the subway when I’m not feeling quite well enough to read (or when the train is too crowded). I ordered a new set of headphones to help with sound in the subway because I needed to have my in-ear earbuds louder than I was comfortable with. After discovering I hate over ear headphones, I settled on this pair of on ear headphones. I’ve only tried them once so far but I’m pretty happy with them! I can even have my volume limit on my phone at 50% again which is great. Are you an audiobook reader?
Here are two of my favorite posts I shared on Instagram this week:
How was your week? What are you reading?