- Social Media Wellness: A Non-Fiction Review and My Own Social Media Overhaul
- Starfish: A Chick Lit Wednesday Review
It’s been a long week. I play caregiver a lot and I didn’t really think this week would be that different but it was a lot harder and more stressful than previously–probably because there is more wound care involved and also probably from post traumatic stress. Especially toward the end of the week it just started to feel like every single thing I tried to do took at least twice as long as it should have and everything was a struggle. Do you ever have days like that? How do you knuckle through?
I also know a lot more about iTunes now because I had to re-install my entire music library to my phone after changing a setting erased everything. This isn’t the first time it’s happened and I was ready but god it’s tedious and annoying. I know streaming music is the big thing right now but I just am not comfortable to subscribe to a service and no longer own my actual music, you know?
I wanted to write two reviews every day this week. I almost did but lost momentum at the end. It was still a huge help to get down my review backlog either way.
I have a birthday this weekend and am also trying to celebrate it. Don’t ask how. As of this writing I’m still not sure.
I’m posting every day on Instagram this year. Here’s some of my latest:
I didn’t expect to become a Leigh Bardugo fan when I first read Six of Crows the year it came out. 📚📚📚 Imagine my surprise when this hybrid heist fantasy wound up becoming an immediate favorite for me. So much so that I wound up preordering Crooked Kingdom and attending the launch party. (And loving it of course.) 📚📚📚 Despite not reading the original Shadow and Bone trilogy I was very excited when to read The Language of Thorns (especially after seeing the gorgeous sampler) and downright thrilled to have the opportunity to review it before its release for SLJ. 📚📚📚 Obviously I am now on board for all things Grisha and planning to loop back and read the Shadow and Bone books before King of Scars hits shelves next year. 📚📚📚 What books have become unexpected favorites for you? Which fandoms have taken you completely by surprise? 📚📚📚 #instabooks #currentlyreading #amreading #instareads #bookgram #bookworm #bookblogging #bookblogger #bookstagrammer #bibliophile #bookphotography #instabook #reading #reader #booknerd #yalit #yabooks #instareads #books #booktography #bookstagram #igreads #book #booklove #booksofinstagram #goodreads #bookaholic #bookish #grishaverse #thelanguageofthorns
I’ve been thinking a lot about duologies lately. It’s a comparatively new form for a series that’s been getting a lot of traction lately—especially in YA. 📚📚📚 I like duologies because they’re easy to commit to and also it’s a form that makes design and writing choices more overt as the two books work with each other and mirror each other while being totally different books. 📚📚📚 One of my favorite duos is Passenger and Wayfarer by @alexbracken. This series travels across the globe and through time as Etta discovers her heritage as a time traveler and works with privateer and fellow traveler Nicholas to preserve time and stay together. 📚📚📚 Have you read this series? Do you like duologies? What’s your favorite? 📚📚📚 #instabooks #currentlyreading #amreading #instareads #bookgram #bookworm #bookblogging #bookblogger #bookstagrammer #bibliophile #bookphotography #instabook #reading #reader #booknerd #yalit #yabooks #instareads #books #booktography #bookstagram #igreads #book #booklove #booksofinstagram #goodreads #bookaholic #bookish #alexandrabracken #bookseries
My current aesthetic is on brand across all platforms. 📚📚📚 Got to love bright white books with multicolor accents and a matching phone case and bookmark. 📚📚📚 First up is Warcross by Marie Lu. Emika Chen is on the edge and looking down when a failed hack glitches her into the biggest virtual reality game of the year and catches the attention of the game’s creator (and her idol) Hideo Tanaka. Secretly hired by Hideo to find a mysterious hacker, Emika is thrust into the dizzying world of the Warcross championship as she has to compete with her team, identify her fellow bounty hunters, and find the hacker before it’s too late. But the deeper Emika delves into the underworld of Warcross the more she realizes that nothing is as it seems. 📚📚📚 In Hit Makers: The Science of Popularity in the Age of Distraction Derek Thompson explores what makes a hit with surprising results as he examines how exposure, familiarity, and other factors play into the often ineffable quality of popular appeal. This is approachable nonfiction at its best and a must read for anyone with more than a passing interest in pop culture. 📚📚📚 What are you reading today? Do the covers match as well as these do? 📚📚📚 #instabooks #currentlyreading #amreading #instareads #bookgram #bookworm #bookblogging #bookblogger #bookstagrammer #bibliophile #bookphotography #instabook #reading #reader #booknerd #yalit #yabooks #instareads #books #booktography #bookstagram #igreads #book #booklove #booksofinstagram #goodreads #bookaholic #bookish #warcross #hitmakers
Here are links to the other posts from this week:
If you you want to see how my month in reading is shaking out be sure to check out my January reading tracker.
How was your week? What are you reading?
Let’s talk in the comments.