Week in Review: May 25

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Guys. I am so happy this week is over and that I’m off next week. I’m excited for the downtime. I’m excited to sit outside with my mom. I’m excited for the people I’ll see and the books I’ll hear about at BookExpo.

This week was a long object lesson in letting go of outcomes I can’t control and reminding myself that even if I could fix everything, some problems are not mine to solve. I won’t lie, it’s been a bitter pill to swallow but I think after spending a lot of the last few months trying to make things happen I need to step back and just let things happen for a while. Which is hard because a lot of my personal development for the last couple of years has been trying to learn how to be more active and take more chances. But I think there can be a difference between being open to things happening and closing yourself off so maybe that’s another lesson.

Also I’m on a bookmark at work now:

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Week in Review: May 18

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May has been a hard reading month–no matter what I pick up, it feels like work and I’m just feeling worn out by all the things I have to read and the reviews I have to write and by the fact that I have no buffer of posts on here.

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

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What was your life like last year? Or five years ago? Or ten? ▪️ I’ve been thinking a lot about cycles and changes (especially after rereading Midwinterblood last month). ▪️ This has been a good year for me. I feel like I’ve leveled up professionally. I’ll have my five month anniversary at my place of employ next month. I have more close friends now than I’ve had in the last decade. I have made space for creative writing. Most of my clothes have pockets. ▪️ That’s a big contras to where I was ten years ago. I hadn’t met most of my good friends yet. My personal life was imploding and my work life would follow soon after. It was a long road back and in a lot of ways it’s only recently that I’ve really started to believe things won’t get that bad again. ▪️ So if you’re in a dark time or a low point now, remember: nothing is forever—especially the bad things. ▪️ #instabooks #currentlyreading #amreading #instareads #lovereading #bookworm #bookblogging #bookblogger #bookstagrammer #bibliophile #booklove #bookphotography #instabook #reading #reader #booktography #bookstagram #beautifulbooks #booksofinstagram #goodreads #bookaholic #bookish #bookishfeature #bookstafeatures #bookstagramfeature #readersofinstagram #unitedbookstagram #midwinterblood #marcussedgwick #lifecycles

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Week in Review: May 11

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May is shaping up to be just as hectic as April. But I’m not sweating it because I am off for the entire last week and have BookExpo to look forward to!

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

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Week in Review: May 4

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This has been the kind of week where any time I check my email I end up with three more things on my to-do list. Some of them are fun things. Some of them are important things. I’ll be fine but it’s been a lot. The weather is also wearing me down like nobody’s business.

This week I’ve been reading Sunshine by Robin McKinley and I am sorry to say it’s been quite a chore. I switched to audio which is a little better and the only thing keeping me going right now is stubbornness. I read a lot of adult fiction last month because I was feeling burnt out. This month I’m doing a lot of short books to try and knock some things out.

I have to build up my review backlog but I’m in a sort of quiet in-between time right now so I’m hoping that is going to be something I can focus on for a bit.

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

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“We were all doing the best we could. We were all heroes if we chose to be.” ▪️ Tell the Wind and Fire is one of my favorite books. I love how @sarahreesbrennan reinterprets the classic A Tale of Two Cities and the way she presents Lucie as a shrewd heroine in charge of her own destiny. ▪️ I’ve been thinking a lot about perception vs. self-perception this week as I get to know some new friends. My wish for anyone who reads this caption: May all of you have a moment of clarity where you see yourself the way your best friends do. You are magnificent. ▪️ #instabooks #currentlyreading #amreading #instareads #lovereading #bookworm #bookblogging #bookblogger #bookstagrammer #bibliophile #booklove #bookphotography #instabook #reading #reader #booktography #bookstagram #beautifulbooks #booksofinstagram #goodreads #bookaholic #bookish #bookishfeature #bookstafeatures #bookstagramfeature #readersofinstagram #unitedbookstagram #tellthewindandfire #sarahreesbrennan #retelling

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Week in Review: April 27

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April has been a weird month. Lots of very exciting work things that won’t be interesting to you and lots of anxiety (because I have anxiety I guess–I didn’t realize it until this year). I am feeling a lot better now and honestly am happy to see the other side of this month even with the good stuff.

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

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Do you own multiple books by one author? 📚 I obviously do. Often because I go to signings as favorite series installments come out. But sometimes I want to just get rid of almost every book I own (not these). 📚 How is your weekend? This week was emotionally draining for me and I’m excited to have some time to decompress. 📚 #instabooks #currentlyreading #amreading #instareads #lovereading #bookworm #bookblogging #bookblogger #bookstagrammer #bibliophile #booklove #bookphotography #instabook #reading #reader #booktography #bookstagram #beautifulbooks #booksofinstagram #goodreads #bookaholic #bookish #bookishfeature #bookstafeatures #bookstagramfeature #readersofinstagram #unitedbookstagram #stacksaturday #marierutkoski #thewinnerscurse

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Week in Review: April 20

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This week was emotionally exhausting. I pushed myself really far out of my comfort zone in several areas and let’s just say that by the end of the week I was feeling it. My year-long efforts to make more friends at work have been paying off dividends but it also means there’s less separation when I really want to just be not thrilled about something work related without everyone I work with knowing about it. It’s a process, I guess. Honestly, I think my biggest takeaway from this week (most of which I am ready to chalk up to valiant but ultimately failed experiments) is that I need to improve my relationship with social media/technology because I am spending way too much time on there.

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

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Week in Review: April 13

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I can’t tell you much about this week because 1. it was mostly me complaining at various people and 2. it reveals too much. But everything is fine! And I’m going to keep screaming that until I believe it!

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

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What’s the zaniest book you’ve read this year? 🔮 Last week I would have said All the Birds in the Sky which is totally bananas. But the. I read Space Opera which has set the bar pretty high for zany hijinks. 🔮 Here’s my quick elevator pitch which should be all you need to pick it up: Douglas Adams meets Eurovision. In. Space. 🔮 #instabooks #currentlyreading #amreading #instareads #lovereading #bookworm #bookblogging #bookblogger #bookstagrammer #bibliophile #booklove #bookphotography #instabook #reading #reader #booktography #bookstagram #beautifulbooks #booksofinstagram #goodreads #bookaholic #bookish #bookishfeature #bookstafeatures #bookstagramfeature #readersofinstagram #unitedbookstagram #spaceopera #catherynnemvalente #plantsandbooks

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