Week in Review: October 21

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This week was my big work training. I haven’t seen the evaluations yet but I think it went well! I really love the books I got to present and had a great time booktalking them.

This weekend I’m going to a book signing for R. L. Stine with his #1 fan Nicole. We’re going to try Shake Shack for the first time too!

Here’s my latest from Instagram:

Black and White photo challenge. Day 1. Seven days, seven photos, no people, no explanation.

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Black and White photo challenge. Day 2. Seven days, seven photos. No people, no explanation.

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

How was your week? What are you reading?

Let’s talk in the comments.

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Week in Review: October 14

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Shockingly, this post is late, again. I’m working on it guys.

Last week was fun! I had an all day publisher preview on Wednesday. Thursday night I saw a special screening of Wonderstruck (watch for a blog post about it after this busy week is over). Then I had a three day weekend. I even set aside more books to giveaway.

Here’s my latest from Instagram:

Still life with sparrows. 🐦 Seen near Grand Army Plaza. 🐦

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

How was your week? What are you reading?

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Week in Review: October 7

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October has just felt very strange. I was trying to be proactive and shop early for Christmas gifts and it has totally blown up in my face and I am now disputing charges on Paypal and it’s just a really annoying mess. I kind of want to start wrapping gifts and honestly, I have so many things to mail and account for I might actually do it just to stay on track–that’s what sticky notes are for right?

One of my annual work presentations is coming up on the 18th which felt so much farther away when I didn’t realize I was slightly behind schedule and also that it was two weeks away. Also I haven’t felt much like writing reviews so while I have posts scheduled for the rest of October I somehow only have two posts ready for November. And about 15 reviews to write.

Here’s my latest from Instagram:

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

How was your week? What are you reading?

Let’s talk in the comments.

Week in Review: September 30

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This week was weird. This post is really late. Moving on.

Here’s my latest from Instagram:

Still life of books to read imminently with unicorn. 🦄 Last week I had a big organization victory getting all of my books I have at home that I want to read back onto one bookcase. The catch? The books are all doubt stacked so I can’t read any of the spines. To make things a little easier I pulled out the books I know I want to read starting in October (though looking at this picture I realize I forgot to add Berserker so I need to find that now). 🦄 Have you read anything here? Are any of these on your own to read stack? What should I read first? Shoutout to @thebookbandit for my awesome unicorn—currently accepting name suggestions. 🦄 #bookstagram #goodreads #instabooks #bibliophile #books #reading #currentlyreading #amreading #bookworm #bookish #bookblogger #bookphotography #yalit #igreads #instareads #booklover #bookworm #booksofinstagram #booklover #bookgram #bookstack #unicorn

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Current obsessions: folded book sculptures and @unicornwarlord’s Orphan Queen series. 🔮 I’ve been making book sculptures for years and have renewed my interest for them after making demos for a teen craft program. (And maybe some for an online shop but that’s still very in progress.) 🔮 I picked up The Orphan Queen after my friend @edenn85 raved about some of Meadows’ other books. This series is so, so smart and well designed (even covers!). 🔮 The Orphan Queen is set in a world where industrialization was propelled by magic. Until one hundred years ago when the Wraith Alliance made magic of all kinds of magic illegal to try and eradicate wraith, a dangerous product of magic. Aecor refused to sign the Alliance—an action that led to the One-Night War and the execution of all of Aecor’s high nobility. Wilhelmina, Aecor’s princess, escaped their captors with other orphaned nobility. Since then they have hidden within the Emmy Indigo Kingdom plotting to take back the kingdom and return Wil to the throne. 🔮 But as the ten year anniversary of the One-Night War approaches it becomes clear that taking back a kingdom is no small feat. Especially when the wraith problem begins escalating at an alarming rate. 🔮 As Wil learns more about the wraith and the Indigo Kingdom she realizes that reclaiming Aecor won’t be nearly as simple as she once imagined. 🔮 Have you read this series yet? I’m almost done with The Mirror King and I am torn between devouring the rest of book and savoring it. What is the last book you read that you need to tell everyone about?

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

How was your week? What are you reading?

Let’s talk in the comments.

Week in Review: September 23

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This week I reviewed one of my favorite books of the year and, surprise, it’s a non-fiction title! Definitely check out my review of Vincent and Theo and then get the book. You won’t regret it.

I’m having an incredibly hard time keeping track of posting these recaps on Saturdays so I might shift them back to Sunday. I don’t know. On Friday I ran to a book signing after work and have a beautiful hardcover of The Bone Witch signed. Yay. And I got to see Nicole for a brief catchup. Yay.

This weekend I worked on Saturday and had a very full Sunday. I went to see Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind as part of Ghibli Fest (Nicole and I have already ordered our tickets to see Howl’s Moving Castle and Spirited Away too!). It was great! After the movie I finally caught a Raiku in Pokemon Go. And I even did laundry and groceries. Productivity ftw!

I hit 200 follows on Instagram! I’m very excited! I’m doing a giveaway there to celebrate!

Here’s my latest from Instagram:

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

How was your week? What are you reading?

Let’s talk in the comments.

Week in Review: September 16

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Backdating this again–I should probably just set them to post on Mondays instead.

This week I got to go to School Library Journal’s Day of Dialog in Brooklyn which was a lot of fun. I also went to the launch event for Jodi Meadows’ new book Before She Ignites and got my paperbacks of The Orphan Queen and The Mirror King signed. I finally read The Orphan Queen and really liked it . . . but I finished the book on the subway this morning and don’t have The Mirror King with me so my next book is going to be The Empress (not a bad trade off).

I haven’t been very good about my writing goals or taking my MediaBistro courses. But I did clean my desk and list some things for sale on eBay as well as reorganizing my bags/purses and books (shocker: I have too many).

With those things under control I feel like I’ll be more ready to establish other routines moving forward. Monday is a bit too hectic but I’m hoping I can start doing the courses at lunch. Wish me luck!

Here’s my latest from Instagram:

Here's a belated shot of the August @uppercasebox! 📚 I prepaid for three months and this was my last installment. It was a great box to end my subscription. The box included: -Everything All at Once by @katrinalenobooks with a full color tip in sheet with the author's signature. (I have been curious about this book for a while and am thrilled to have a copy.) -Take the leap postit notes -Golden Compass bookmarks with some beautiful artwork -Stainless steel bibliophile cuff bracelet (I have been wearing this a lot) 📚 All in all I've enjoyed my Uppercase experience and recommend it if your looking to try a bookish subscription service but don't want the commitment of monthly payments (just prepay instead). As with anything like this service there were some items that worked better than others (I could have done with 50% fewer cat items and one book wasn't something I would read but a teen volunteer at work loved it). 📚 What's your favorite subscription box? Have you read this book yet? 📚 #bookstagram #goodreads #instabook #instareads #bibliophile #books #reading #currentlyreading #amreading #bookworm #bookish #bookgram #booktography #bookblogging #bookblogger #bookphotography #books #bookstagramit #yalit #uppercasebox #everythingallatonce #katrinaleno #goldencompass #thegoldencompass #bibliophile #subscriptionbox #subscriptionaddiction #bookishsubscriptionbox

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Have we talked yet about how much I loved Speak Easy, Speak Love by McKelle George (out 9/19 from Greenwillow)? 💗 George's debut is an excellent retelling of Much Ado About Nothing set in 1920s Long Island. The characters are witty, endearing, and smart. The banter is top notch. And there's. It one but three romances, one speakeasy, at least two dramatic car rides, a thoughtfully handled examination of class privilege and did I mention the banter? 💗 You still have a couple of days to preorder this wonderful book. In fact, if you preorder by 9/16 you can submit your proof of preorder for these beautiful character cards, a bookmark, postcard, and signed bookplate. 💗 Full details: http://bit.ly/2u4uGb6 💗 #bookstagram #goodreads #instabook #instareads #bibliophile #books #reading #currentlyreading #amreading #bookworm #bookish #bookgram #booktography #bookblogging #bookblogger #bookphotography #books #bookstagramit #yalit #mckellegeorge #speakeasyspeaklove #retelling #shakespeare

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

How was your week? What are you reading?

Let’s talk in the comments.

Week in Review: September 9

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Some weeks are just harder than others. This was one of them. Now that I’m feeling more like myself I’m just trying to get through some to do items both at work and at home.

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

How was your week? What are you reading?

Let’s talk in the comments.