Week in Review: October 20

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Still not back to 100% after being sick BUT the big training I had coming up is over (and went off without a hitch) so I’m hoping some quieter time at work will help me recover further.

Here is my favorite post that I shared on Instagram this week:

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Week in Review: October 13

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Do enter the giveaway above–I’d hate to have to tell the publisher no one entered D:

So I got sick last Saturday and I’m just now recovering. It honestly couldn’t have come at a worse time and I am feeling very behind on EVERYTHING as a a result. I know I’ll bounce back and get it all done but it’s daunting right now–so much so that I spent today cleaning my desk and to read bookcase instead of doing anything about it.

I hit 500 followers on instagram so I’m also giving away an arc there. Details in this post:

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‪🎉GIVEAWAY🎉‬CLOSED ▪️ The winner of this giveaway is @mollydesu!!! ▪️ 500 followers means it’s time for an arc giveaway. ▪️ ‪TO ENTER: ‬ 1. Follow me and like this photo. 2. Tag a friend in the comments who might want to enter. (You can do this up to three times for a bonus entry). 3. Share this post in your stories. Be sure to tag me so I see it. (You can do this once per day until the giveaway ends.) ▪️ Small print: ‪US only.‬ Must be 13 or older. ‪No giveaway accounts.‬ ‪Your account has to be public so I can contact you/verify.‬ ‪▪️‬ ENDS 11:59pm EST on October 19. ▪️ #instabooks #currentlyreading #amreading #instareads #bookgram #bookworm #bookblogging #bookblogger #bookstagrammer #bibliophile #booklove #bookphotography #instabook #reading #reader #booktography #bookstagram #kimmersbooks #booksofinstagram #goodreads #bookaholic #bookish #bookishfeature #bookstafeatures #bookstagramfeature #readersofinstagram #unitedbookstagram #girlswithsharpsticks #suzanneyoung #arctober2018

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What’s one of your favorite tropes? ▪️ I love when characters start out as enemies but, after being thrown together, realize they may have had it wrong. I also love retellings so Speak Easy, Speak Love basically has all of my favorite things since it’s a 1920s retelling of Much Ado About Nothing. ▪️ Beatrice knows that if she leaves New York when she's kicked out of boarding school, she'll never be able to come back and realize her dream of becoming a doctor. She refuses to accept that future and determines to stay on course at all costs. Even if it means relying on an uncle she barely knows to take her in. Her uncle's ramshackle mansion, Hey Nonny Nonny, holds quite a few unexpected boarders and hides a big secret: it's a speakeasy offering entertainment and illegal spirits. ▪️ Hero, Beatrice's cousin, loves the old house more than almost anything and she's been doing everything she can to keep the eccentric speakeasy afloat. But with prohibition agents watching, limited supplies of liquor, and the pesky problem of needing to pay the staff, Hero isn't sure if they can make it through one more party let alone the entire summer season. ▪️ Then there's Benedick who is determined to avoid the stuffed shirt life his father has laid out for him. No prep school graduation. No college. No banking job. Definitely no trust fund. Benedick is a writer and he's sure that if he has the chance he can make it without his father's backing–or his approval. ▪️ It's dislike at first sight for Beatrice and Benedick–a feeling that only grows stronger in the face of repeated misunderstandings and arguments. Everyone else can see that Beatrice and Benedick are perfect for each other, but they both might be too stubborn to realize it without a lot of help. ▪️ #instabooks #currentlyreading #amreading #instareads #bookgram #bookworm #bookblogging #bookblogger #bookstagrammer #bibliophile #booklove #bookphotography #instabook #reading #reader #booktography #bookstagram #kimmersbooks #booksofinstagram #goodreads #bookaholic #bookish #bookishfeature #bookstafeatures #bookstagramfeature #readersofinstagram #unitedbookstagram #mckellegeorge #speakeasyspeaklove #coverlove

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Week in Review: October 6

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All I’ve been doing at work lately is going to meetings so I have been getting a lot done while also feeling woefully behind because I’m never at my own desk as it were. Lots of fun Pokemon stuff this week and so excited to have a four day weekend.

Here is my favorite post that I shared on Instagram this week:

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#arctober2018 Day 5: Current Read ▪️ My current read is Two Can Keep a Secret because sometimes you just have to read the book that won’t be out until January. ▪️ This is a creepy thriller so I wanted a creepy photo and this one turned out exactly how I had hoped. Special thanks to my angel wing begonias and purple plant light. ▪️ #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 #twocankeepasecret #karenmmcmanus

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Week in Review: September 29

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This week I’ve been confronting the fact that I am spending too much money on book subscription boxes. In one respect I don’t regret that because they are fun. But at the same time, I bought two this month that were total disappointments and I am trying to sell almost everything from them. I plan on sharing pictures and maybe even review posts soon BUT bookstagram has no chill and got very upset when I posted photos early (but only at me, not at anyone else) so I’m holding off for a while before sharing.

I got my new glasses this week and adjusting to them is taking longer (and leaving me dizzier) than expected. Also on Sunday I will be seeing My Neighbor Totoro for the first time. I’m excited!

Here is my favorite post that I shared on Instagram this week:

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“You can find me anywhere.” ▪️ Sited near Eighth Avenue and West Fourteenth Street, New York City. ▪️ Several people were very annoyed with the original photo I shared today so here’s some street art instead. ▪️ In case you missed it (as I think most people did because let’s face it my account isn’t that big), I originally wanted to share a picture of the Owlcrate box for Vengeful and got chided for it. Which is fine except a lot of people posted photos in the same way I did and even earlier than mine and with a much larger follower base than me making the photo much more visible. In other words: I think the ship has sailed for anyone trying to use social media and avoid spoilers about it. ▪️ Anyway I deleted that photo. I’m not going to apologize for wanting to post right away since I was excited for some items and wanted to talk about them and (shame on me, I guess) thought I might get some new likes/follows by posting early about it. Lesson learned and I’ll never discuss it again. No shade on anyone who chided me I just don’t have the bandwidth for it today. ▪️ #ny #newyork #newyorkcity #nyc #manhattan #lowermanhattan #ny1pic #latergram #nofilter #citylove #concretejungle #cityphotography #nycphotographer #iloveny #cityview #streetlife #streetview #streetart #phoebenewyork #collageart #greenwichvillage #chelsea #westvillage #lowerwestside #youcanfindmeanywhere #collage #art #yellow #makeityellow #8thavenue

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Week in Review: September 22

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I’m 90% sure no one even reads these updates which might go a long way to explaining why I’m chronically late in posting them.I’m considering moving them to another day but I’m not sure which one–maybe Sunday?

I had a great weekend with a street fair on Saturday and writing group on Sunday.

Here is my favorite post that I shared on Instagram this week:

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A long time ago a witch fell in love with a devil. ▪️ The witch gave the devil her heart and a pact was made in Three Graces. Nothing is bad and nothing changes. The crops don’t fail and no one dies. Everything is good and every seven year the town’s best boy is anointed as a saint to run through the forest to renew the bargain. ▪️ That’s the story Three Graces has always known and always told. But can the story be trusted at all? ▪️ When the bargain needs to be renewed early, Arthur, Mairwen, and Rhun aren’t so sure. An angry boy, a witch, and a saint run into the forest together. They’ll need each other if they hope to change the shape of the bargain and Three Graces before the next Slaughter Moon. ▪️ #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 #strangegrace #tessagratton #bookinthewoods

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Week in Review: September 15

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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

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Week in Review: September 8

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It was a very rainy, dreary kind of weekend although I did get to hang out with my friend Nicole (the Book Bandit) which was a bright spot on Saturday.

We saw this bear which was another bright spot:

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Yesterday I had a rainy hangout with @thebookbandit. We planned to go to 10Below for rolled ice cream. ▪️ But it wasn’t meant to be and we wound up at VanLeeuwen Artisan Ice Cream instead. (Swipe over to see my delicious but not great looking mini sundae with mint chip ice cream, hot fudge, almonds, and cacao nibs. ▪️ Also there’s a giant Burberry bear at Astor Place and I’m obsessed with it! ▪️ #ny #newyork #newyorkcity #nyc #manhattan #lowermanhattan #skyline #blueskies #ny1pic #skyscrapers #latergram #nofilter #citylove #concretejungle #cityphotography #nycphotographer #iloveny #cityview #streetlife #streetview #burberry #burberrybear #astorplace #vanleeuwenicecream #icecream #eastvillage #eastvillagenyc #iscreamforicecream #clouds #cloudy

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I’ve been trying to plow through a lot of September releases this month–and I’m doing pretty well! The only problem is that I might not be enjoying Impostors which is crushing.

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

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Who are the five people (living or dead) with whom you’d like to have dinner? 🍴 Sabrina knows her answer: her best friend Jessica, her estranged father Robert, her philosophy professor from college, Audrey Hepburn, and Tobias the love who broke her heart when he left. 🍴 What Sabrina doesn’t expect when she arrives at her birthday dinner is that her dinner list is actually happening. And Audrey is already annoyed after they’ve been waiting an hour. 🍴 Over the course of this unlikely dinner Sabrina will confront old regrets, lost opportunities, and perhaps most importantly second chances. 🍴 Serle’s adult debut hits shelves next week so be sure to request your it at your library or bookstore soon. Be sure to read it with a healthy suspension of disbelief and a box of tissues. 🍴 Also please feel free to leave me all of the compliments for this ingenious photo which might be my instagram masterpiece :) 🍴 #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 #rebeccaserle #thedinnerlist #kimmersbooks

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What are your plans this weekend? 👑 I’m meeting @thebookbandit this afternoon for an ice cream adventure. 👑 Last night I read RULE. I was almost trampled picking this book up at #BookExpo. It’s an exciting read and perfect for fans of Three Dark Crowns. Just be wary of the epic cliffhanger ending. And the desperate need you’ll have to reread Three Dark Crowns (which I still like just a bit more) once you finish! 👑 This one is out next week so be sure to request it at your local library or bookstore ASAP. Also watch my blog for a full review soon! 👑 #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 #kimmersbooks #ellengoodlett

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