Week in Review: August 12

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*While you’re here you might want to enter by giveaway celebrating my blog turning ten!*

This week was a kind of weird one for me because one of my tweets went viral. A lot of the excitement has died down by now but if you saw that whole “name your top 5 books” thing . . . it was me. I’ll be doing a full post on it soon with copious screen caps. For now shoutout to all my friends who put up with excessive discussions of my (fleeting) twitter fame!

Also: My blog turned ten on Saturday. What a wild ride it’s been.

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 August Reading Tracker.

How was your week? What are you reading?

Let’s talk in the comments.

Week in Review: August 5

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I’m never sure if anyone reads these posts because I don’t get a lot of comments but whatever. Real talk: July was a bookish mess for me. Nothing held my attention. Tons of books I was excited to read ended up being total letdowns. I ordered a Bookish Bundle from Uppercase and though I liked some items, it was also a bust and not something I should have spent money on (oh cruel hindsight). I read about twenty books last month and got about fifteen books off my shelves permanently though so that was good.

I am over the heat and humidity. I invested in a lot of summer dresses this year and they have been saving me but it’s been so hot that even my contacts feel dried out. Not cool (like literally but also figuratively). Pokemon Go has also been consuming my life in an essentially futile hunt for the Legendary Birds. Despite some successful raids and gaming the system by pooling with my guybrarian coworkers I am still 0 for 0 in terms of catching any of them.

I am loving my new iPhone 7 Plus. It was pricey but I am so happy with the upgrade and have sold off my old phone and ipod to offset the costs. The camera is amazing! Portrait mode always looks cool in the commercials but it’s even better in real life. It’s just the best.

Here’s my latest from Instagram:

It was really windy on Friday. #windy #wind #trees #plants #garden

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Obligatory haircut selfie from earlier this week. #selfie #haircut #shorthair #pixiecut

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This month's @uppercasebox includes a book I've never heard of before. That never happens! I am also very excited about the prints–especially the card from Words in Deep Blue which is a favorite book by a favorite author. The July Uppercase included: -Words on Bathroom Walls by Julia Walton -I Love Books cat sticker -Alice in Wonderland socks -Words in Deep Blue quote card -"Books are uniquely portable magic." embossed print I'm excited to get a completely new to me book and can't wait to read it with the included reading experience bookmark. I always need socks and I love the prints. Have you seen or read this book yet? What mail got you excited this week? #bookstagram #goodreads #instabook #instareads #bibliophile #books #reading #currentlyreading #amreading #bookworm #bookish #bookgram #booktography #bookblogging #bookblogger #bookphotography #books #bookstagramit #yalit #subscriptionbox #subscriptionaddiction #uppercasebox #wordsonbathroomwalls #wordsindeepblue #socks #juliawalton #bookbox

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

How was your week? What are you reading?

Let’s talk in the comments.

Week in Review: July 29

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I can’t believe it’s almost August. How?!

I dedicated this week to one of my favorite books of the year: The Reluctant Queen. Go check out this series ASAP. Do you ever have a week that feels like it’s never going to end? That was me this week. And I am working today so it kind of is never ending . . .

Anyway.

Here’s my latest from Instagram:

This month's @uppercasebox includes a book I've never heard of before. That never happens! I am also very excited about the prints–especially the card from Words in Deep Blue which is a favorite book by a favorite author. The July Uppercase included: -Words on Bathroom Walls by Julia Walton -I Love Books cat sticker -Alice in Wonderland socks -Words in Deep Blue quote card -"Books are uniquely portable magic." embossed print I'm excited to get a completely new to me book and can't wait to read it with the included reading experience bookmark. I always need socks and I love the prints. Have you seen or read this book yet? What mail got you excited this week? #bookstagram #goodreads #instabook #instareads #bibliophile #books #reading #currentlyreading #amreading #bookworm #bookish #bookgram #booktography #bookblogging #bookblogger #bookphotography #books #bookstagramit #yalit #subscriptionbox #subscriptionaddiction #uppercasebox #wordsonbathroomwalls #wordsindeepblue #socks #juliawalton #bookbox

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I'm pretty excited about my new sale finds from Alex and Ani. The first picture is my new scarab spoon ring which symbolizes protection, destiny and emerging. It's totally adjustable and a great match for the scarab necklace and bracelet I already have. Also super happy with how well these Sally Hansen nail polish strips are holding up. I've gotten so many compliments and talked the nail polish strips up so much that I'm tempted to ask for a commission! If you swipe over you can see my amazing raven key necklace which is even nicer than I expected from the photos. I have a pretty substantial collection of key necklaces and am happy to add this one to the group! #jewelry #ring #necklace #manicure #nails #alexandani #sallyhansen #scarab #raven #key #nailpolish #nofilter #latergram #treatyoself

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

How was your week? What are you reading?

Let’s talk in the comments.

Week in Review: July 22

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This weekend was nice and quiet. I got a haircut, did some laundry, cooked, and make no-bake oreo truffles.

Here’s my latest from Instagram:

I'm pretty excited about my new sale finds from Alex and Ani. The first picture is my new scarab spoon ring which symbolizes protection, destiny and emerging. It's totally adjustable and a great match for the scarab necklace and bracelet I already have. Also super happy with how well these Sally Hansen nail polish strips are holding up. I've gotten so many compliments and talked the nail polish strips up so much that I'm tempted to ask for a commission! If you swipe over you can see my amazing raven key necklace which is even nicer than I expected from the photos. I have a pretty substantial collection of key necklaces and am happy to add this one to the group! #jewelry #ring #necklace #manicure #nails #alexandani #sallyhansen #scarab #raven #key #nailpolish #nofilter #latergram #treatyoself

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

How was your week? What are you reading?

Let’s talk in the comments.

Week in Review: July 15

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I had a lot going on this weekend (Seeing The Great Comet with Nicole! Laundry! Getting a new phone!) and completely forgot that I didn’t have this post scheduled to go up. Curses!

Here’s my latest from Instagram (check out my other photos for more beautiful flower pics!):

I also have several posts up for Scholastic’s I Read YA week if you want to see more bookstagram photos:

Vivian is tired of the toxic sexism and systemic misogyny at her Texas high school but she also isn't sure what she can do about. That changes when she finds her mom's old Riot Grrrl zines. Suddenly Vivian has a way to speak out and her own zine, Moxie, is born. ✏️ In the pages of Moxie Vivian calls out sexist jokes, harassment, and unfair dress codes and asks girls at the school to join her in protests. As the zine gains momentum the Moxie movement takes on a life of its own. No one knows who started Moxie and as the stakes rise for what the zine and the Moxie girls are fighting for Vivian has to decide how far she's willing to go for what she believes in. ✏️ This powerful book proves that the pen can be mightier than the sword and that girls are always stronger when they're united. A must read for everyone but especially young women who have had to apologize on behalf of boys, girls whose ideas only gain validity when a boy shares them, and anyone who's has the moment of realization that some people will never understand what it's like to walk down a dark street alone. ✏️ In the first issue of Moxie, Vivian asks readers to draw hearts and stars on their hands so likeminded students can find each other at school. You can watch for Moxie on shelves this September but if you want to find your people and your voice, you can add stars and hearts to your hands right now. And always remember: Moxie Girls Fight Back! ✏️ #bookstagram #goodreads #instabook #instareads #bibliophile #books #reading #currentlyreading #amreading #bookworm #bookish #bookgram #booktography #bookblogging #bookblogger #bookphotography #books #bookstagramit #yalit #yastandsfor #moxiegirlsfightback #jennifermathieu #uppercasebox #owlcrate #feminism

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I’m also selling an iPhone 6 and a bunch of accessories and things on eBay right now if you or someone you know might be interested in that: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Apple-iPhone-6-16GB-Space-Gray-Verizon-Smartphone-/152626849997?hash=item238944e8cd:g:5yAAAOSwajRZa-oE

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

How was your week? What are you reading?

Let’s talk in the comments.

Week in Review: July 8

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Work is very busy! I am reading Song of the Current and it’s delightful. Last weekend Nicole and I went to Taiyaki NYC for fish ice cream. It was very tasty and floppy.

We also saw Wonder Woman which was great in the moment but I have more issues with it as I get some distance. So it goes.

Here’s my latest from Instagram:

I have been promised cuteness and werebears and vampires in this novella by Cassandra Khaw (from Book Smugglers Publishing). Based on the cover I am not disappointed! Excited to have this as my next read. 💗 Zelda had made peace (mostly) with transforming into a werebear once a month. Luckily she has her amazing vampire roommate and her dream job at a fashion magazine to balance that out. 💗 Things get complicated when Zelda is juggling a date with with her high school crush Jake (alpha werewolf of Kensington) and the charms of Benedict the fae nobleman (and nephew of her boss) that she's been assigned to bodyguard for two whole weeks. Then there's Janine, Zelda's longtime crush at work and maybe the one who could take Zelda's almost perfect life to completely excellent. 💗 #bookstagram #goodreads #instabook #instareads #bibliophile #books #reading #currentlyreading #amreading #bookworm #bookish #bookgram #booktography #bookblogging #bookblogger #bookphotography #books #bookstagramit #bspnovella #novella #werebear #fantasy #cassandrakhaw

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(If you are a US blogger and this novella sounds good, I have it up for adoption right now!)

"Everything has a spirit. … And those spirits want to kill you." 🌲 My not so new obsession right now is @sarahbethdurst's Queens of Renthia series. These high fantasy novels are set in a world where every aspect nature has a bloodthirsty spirit and those spirits hate all humans and want to kill them. The only thing standing in their way? The queens who use their magic to rule over the land and protect their people. 🌲 Daleina spent years preparing to protect her people as a Candidate and Heir in The Queen of Blood. Now, in The Reluctant Queen, Daleina is dying which demands immediate preparations to find a suitable heir. 🌲 Naelin is strong enough to be the next Heir. But she has no desire to remove herself from her quiet life as a woodswoman with her husband and two young children. 🌲 Champion Ven found Daleina and believed in her abilities when no one else did. He always knew she would be a great queen. He knows the same is true for Naelin if only he can get her to see herself the way he does. As time runs out, both Daleina and Naelin will have to accept that saving everyone they love will require both women to risk everything. 🌲 The Reluctant Queen is out tomorrow and both books in this series should be added to your to read list immediately. Have you read The Queen of Blood yet? Are you ready to meet The Reluctant Queen? 🌲 #bookstagram #goodreads #instabook #instareads #bibliophile #books #reading #currentlyreading #amreading #bookworm #bookish #bookgram #booktography #bookblogging #bookblogger #bookphotography #books #bookstagramit #yalit #sarahbethdurst #signed #thereluctantqueen #thequeensofrenthia #thequeenofblood #shelfie #mondayvibe #junofilter

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

How was your week? What are you reading?

Let’s talk in the comments.

Week in Review: July 1

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Office is still in disarray but it has given me the opportunity to eat lunch a few times at the park nearby which is pretty nice all things considered. I’ve been having an excellent week in Pokemon Go with some gym triumphs and hatching a Chansey.

This week I read Landscape with Invisible Hand (I need more people to talk to about this), Roar (feelings: mixed), and started The Reluctant Queen (omg it’s amazing).

Here’s my latest from Instagram:

Loving my first @uppercasebox! 💨 June's package includes Song of the Current by @sarahtolcser which I have been excited to read for a while. (Side bar one of my best friends wrote the review for School Library Journal which is quoted on the hardcover!) I'm very curious about the reading experience bookmark and am thrilled to have the map for the book too. I have always loved the Uppercase pouches and have plans to use this one to carry books on my commute to work. 💨 This month's box also includes a Reading is the Ultimate Adventure tote designed by @allisoncoleillustration (exclusive) and a Book Nerd enamel pin by @jublyumph (exclusive). 💨 I love everything and can't wait to have time to read the book! Have you tried Uppercase or another subscription box service? I like that Uppercase let's you pre-pay and am already trying to guess what might be included in the other two packages I'll be getting. 💨 #bookstagram #goodreads #instabook #instareads #bibliophile #books #reading #currentlyreading #amreading #bookworm #bookish #bookgram #booktography #bookblogging #bookblogger #bookphotography #books #bookstagramit #yalit #uppercasebox #bookbox #subscriptionbox #subscriptionaddiction #booksubscriptionbox #songofthecurrent #sarahtolcser #jublyumph #allisoncoleillustration #map #totebag

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(You can get my more detailed thoughts on the June 2017 Uppercase in my review (link above in the posts from this week.)

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

How was your week? What are you reading?

Let’s talk in the comments.