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- Author Interview: Joy McCullough on Blood Water Paint
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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:
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What happens when your attempt to be a better person might be making you worse? ▪️ Nic Chen isn’t going to spend her senior year known only as the girl who cheated on her boyfriend with his best friend. She had enough grief when her mom left under a cloud of scandal. This year isn’t going to be a repeat of that. ▪️ To revamp her reputation with her Ivy League obsessed classmates, Nic has a simple plan: she will write college admission essays. For a price. ▪️ But as Nic learns more about her classmates, she realizes she still has a lot to learn about herself and her moral compass. ▪️ This debut novel is a shining verse novel and strikingly original story. Nic contends with painful memories from her past when her mother left, her last year in high school that changed everything, and her intersectional identity as a biracial teen. ▪️ Juleah del Rosario is definitely an author to watch. Be sure to get this one from your local library or bookstore when it releases on the 25th! ▪️ #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 #500wordsorless #juleahdelrosario #kimmersbooks
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Tell me about your Friday! ▪️ I am excited for the and of the week. I did a lot of things I’d been putting off this week including scheduling an eye exam and dentist appointment. Neither of which I mind per se but I still wish I could just never go to the doctor and still have new glasses. ▪️ I also did a brave thing and took a leap which may lead somewhere or may not change anything. ▪️ Instagram has been bumming me out this week. I love all the pictures I’ve taken recently but my engagement has been way down so it feels like I’m just wasting my time while all the account that already have thousands of followers just giving each other likes and attention on a loop while everyone else struggles along. ▪️ Anyway here’s a picture of some fun endpapers that were a total surprise in the UK collectors edition of Vicious. ▪️ #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 #veschwab #vicious #kimmersbooks
How was your week? What are you reading?