Week in Review: December 8

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Don’t forget! #CruelPrinceReadalong is happening all this month!

Plot twist: The cold I had since November turned into a sinus infection. I’m about halfway through my antibiotic regimen and I’m feeling so much better (in addition to feeling dumb for letting myself be sick for so long).

I’m going to try to really take this as a wake up call to take better care of myself and I’m keeping my fingers crossed that this is my only “big” illness this winter.

I entered a Rep Search on instagram. I don’t know if my account is fancy enough, but I’m proud of my entry and staying optimistic. If you are on instagram and haven’t given it a like yet, I’d be so grateful if you would:

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Today I have something a little different. This is my entry for @uppercasebox’s first ever rep search. ▪️ Uppercase is my favorite bookish subscription service (and one I already recommend constantly!) so as soon as I saw that they were hosting a rep search, I knew I had to enter. ▪️ I love Uppercase’s model with a monthly box including a book, swag that isn’t tied to super specific fandoms, and best of all a monthly reading experience bookmark with exclusive author content to discover while reading the book of the month. These items always feel special like getting a monthly care package from a friend (whether or not I’ve already heard about the book of the month). ▪️ I’ve been a monthly subscriber for a while because Uppercase is so versatile with prepaid options as well as monthly subscriptions (with options to add on items) and one-time purchases for full boxes or book only options. It makes it really easy to fit Uppercase into my budget and to recommend it to people who don’t want to spend a fortune each month. ▪️ As a longtime book blogger and a more recent bookstagrammer, I’d love to be a rep for Uppercase and help officially spread the word about your fantastic subscription service. #ucrepsearch18 #yalit ▪️ #instabooks #currentlyreading #amreading #instareads #bookgram #bookworm #bookblogging #bookblogger #bookstagrammer #bibliophile #booklove #bookphotography #instabook #reading #reader #booktography #bookstagram #beautifulbooks #booksofinstagram #goodreads #bookaholic #bookish #bookishfeature #bookstafeatures #bookstagramfeature #readersofinstagram #unitedbookstagram #uppercasebox

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

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How do you take care of yourself? ▪️ I ask that today with a picture of Carry On (and some sweet wands I borrowed from a coworker) because I think Simon and Baz are really bad at it too. This is something I struggle with. ▪️ I do a great job of taking care of my mom (she’s elderly and disabled and I’ve been managing her medical care and supporting her with varying levels of responsibility for ten years) and I wouldn’t change anything about that ever. ▪️ But when it comes to taking care of myself it always feels easier to just put things off or ignore them. Which is partly why I’m currently on antibiotics for a sinus infection. ▪️ So tell me your secrets: how do you make time to take care of yourself? ▪️ #instabooks #currentlyreading #amreading #instareads #bookgram #bookworm #bookblogging #bookblogger #bookstagrammer #bibliophile #booklove #bookphotography #instabook #reading #reader #booktography #bookstagram #beautifulbooks #booksofinstagram #goodreads #bookaholic #bookish #bookishfeature #bookstafeatures #bookstagramfeature #readersofinstagram #unitedbookstagram #carryon #rainbowrowell #rainbowrowellbooks

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Week in Review: December 1 (Still sick and reading like it’s going out of style)

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Don’t forget! #CruelPrinceReadalong is happening all this month!

I’m sort of over my cold but it also sort of turned into a sinus infection so I’m in a holding pattern to see if I need to go to a doctor or what. (I’m hoping not.) I had more time off for my mom’s birthday. I wish I had been feeling better because I had plans BUT I’ve been reading a lot of books from my owned shelves to try and finish a bunch before the end of the year (just for my own satisfaction–I completed my reading challenge weeks ago) and if I end up not loving them I also can add them to my stack of books and ARCs that I’m going to drop at a Toys for Tots donation site so it’s a win win.

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

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“For so it had been throughout his people’s memory, that a dragon and a damsel made a king.” ▪️ When Ama awakens she has no clothes, no memories. She is wrapped in a blanket, being carried by a man she doesn’t recognize. Even her name will come later—a gift from the man who saved her. ▪️ Emory is quick to tell Ama about his bravery and cunning when he conquered the dragon. He is eager to describe her beauty and the way their destinies are now tied together. But he cannot, or will not, help Ama understand her past and what came before the dragon and her rescue. ▪️ Coming to the kingdom of Harding is supposed to be the end of the story. But as Ama begins to explore this new kingdom and poke at the old legends of the damsels and the dragons, she begins to realize that her rescue is only the beginning of this tale. ▪️ Have you read Damsel yet? I’ll warn you that there is a lot of casual violence and brutality in this grim little world. But there’s also some very interesting commentary on feminism and agency as well as some of the most deliberately restrained prose you’ll read this year. ▪️ #instabooks #currentlyreading #amreading #instareads #bookgram #bookworm #bookblogging #bookblogger #bookstagrammer #bibliophile #booklove #bookphotography #instabook #reading #reader #booktography #bookstagram #beautifulbooks #booksofinstagram #goodreads #bookaholic #bookish #bookishfeature #bookstafeatures #bookstagramfeature #readersofinstagram #unitedbookstagram #damsel #elanakarnold #feministbooks

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Week in Review: November 24 (I’m sick again *sigh*)

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As the title says, I have been sick before Thanksgiving. This, of course, coincided with a vacation where I planned to get a lot of other stuff done. The best I can come up with for a positive outlook is that I’m hoping all of my winter illnesses are out of the way now.

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

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Happy Tuesday! I am on vacation starting tomorrow and I’m pretty excited about it. ▪️ I’m also excited that I only have one book left to read from my planned stack for November and it’s this one. ▪️ I was tagged by @deadtossedwaves to do the #fallbooktag and figured I should get to that since it’s basically winter now: 🍁Crisp Fall Air | book that felt fresh and new: Realm of Ruins by Hannah West 🍂Howling Wind | book that blew you away: Sadie by Courtney Summers 🍁Comfy Sweater | book that made you feel warm and cozy: Save the Date by Morgan Matson 🍂 Bright Colors | book with a red, yellow, or orange cover: Amber & Dusk by Lyra Selene 🍁Leaf Fight | book with nonstop action: Devils Unto Dust by Emma Berquist 🍂Pumpkin Spice | most anticipated read: Courting Darkness by Robin LaFevers ▪️ #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 #analeeinreallife #janellemilanes

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Week in Review: November 16 (How is the year almost over?)

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Happy November! What do you have in store this month? What’s one book you will absolutely be reading? 📚 I can’t believe it’s November! This is a big month for me with Thanksgiving, my mom’s birthday, and decorating for Christmas. I’m excited. 📚 These are the books I plan to read this month (including some #arctober2018 holdovers) but in typical fashion I’m starting the month with a different book to try and cut down my #uppercasebox reading backlog! 📚 I was tagged by @deadtossedwaves to do the #5booktag. (I’ll tag some friends in a comment but feel free to join in with your own post or in my comments!) 📖Next Read: City of Ghosts by Victoria Schwab 📖Current Read: Save the Date by Morgan Matson 📖Latest Book You Want to Buy: None—it’s the time of year where I stop buying books until after my birthday in January 📖Last Read: Devils Unto Dust by Emma Berquist 📖Book With a White Cover: Sadie by Courtney Summers 📚 #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

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November is almost over and it feels like it’s flying by very quickly and very slowly at the same time as I try to get ready for things like Thanksgiving and decorate for Christmas and other more mundane things.

Last weekend I saw Anastasia with my BFF Nicole and it was delightful.

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What types of stories do you return to again and again? ▪️ As I’ve mentioned in some of my recent photos, I love a good retelling. One of my favorites is The Twelve Dancing Princesses but my recent obsession is Anastasia. ▪️ This weekend @thebookbandit and I saw the musical Anastasia on Broadway. It was delightful. Not quite the real story, not quite the cartoon, but something all its own. ▪️ Seeing this excellent musical (and, yes, getting a new shirt and keychain from the gift shop!) made me even more excited to read Last of Her Name—an Anastasia retelling in space that will release in February. ▪️ #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 #anastasiabroadway #lastofhername #jessicakhoury

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

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How are you doing with your November goals? ▪️ One of my big goals this month is to read some of the arcs and review books I’ve had at home for too long Including (hopefully) all of my review copies and BookExpo acquisitions. Which means it’s finally time to dive into Sadie. ▪️ I was tagged by @deadtossedwaves to #spellthedayinbooks: Two Summers Heist Society Unclaimed Baggage Retribution Rails Save the Date Devils Unto Dust All These Things I’ve Done Your Destination is On the Left ▪️ #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 #findsadie #courtneysummers

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Week in Review: November 10 (Blogging, Instagram, and Other Things I’ve Been Scheduling)

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Friday kind of knocked me for a loop, but no complaints otherwise. I’m using my planner again and it’s been a help with slotting things out although I still feel like it should be “better” whatever that means.

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

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Do you read seasonally? 👻 Right now I’m all over the place with reading. Between audio and nonfiction and blog reading I’ve been cycling through three books at a time. Which is totally inefficient and not how I like to read but here I am. 👻 Now that I’ve finished my first November read (Save the Date by Morgan Matson—super fun just like Lisa from @uppercasebox promised!) I’m focusing on my planned tbr for the month which starts with City of Ghosts by Victoria Schwab. 👻 I want to share some photos of my current reads but the day has gotten away from me so watch for some of those to crop up next week! 👻 I’m also trying to live my best #plannerlife right now and I think I might start using it to track Instagram analytics (followers/when I post/likes) since I can’t make a business profile to do it because I’m not on Facebook. How much do you worry about engagement? Do you try to just not care? 👻 #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 #cityofghosts #victoriaschwab

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Week in Review: November 3 (Goodreads Choice Awards, Halloween, etc.)

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This was a pretty good week. I got to attend the Tenth Anniversary Celebration for the Goodreads Choice Awards. It was overwhelming but super cool. You can hear more about it and see my swag bag over on Instagram.

Halloween was super chill and I was really happy with my DisneyBound style Minnie Mouse costume.

I also finished Devils Unto Dust by Emma Berquist on audio. And it was so good! I need you all to read it immediately so we can talk about it. (And if you are an audiobook reader, check this one out. It’s fantastic.)

And I finally started to take pics with the raven snowglobe my mom bought me for Halloween which I’m really excited to show off. Here’s my first pic with my planned reading for the month:

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Happy November! What do you have in store this month? What’s one book you will absolutely be reading? 📚 I can’t believe it’s November! This is a big month for me with Thanksgiving, my mom’s birthday, and decorating for Christmas. I’m excited. 📚 These are the books I plan to read this month (including some #arctober2018 holdovers) but in typical fashion I’m starting the month with a different book to try and cut down my #uppercasebox reading backlog! 📚 I was tagged by @deadtossedwaves to do the #5booktag. (I’ll tag some friends in a comment but feel free to join in with your own post or in my comments!) 📖Next Read: City of Ghosts by Victoria Schwab 📖Current Read: Save the Date by Morgan Matson 📖Latest Book You Want to Buy: None—it’s the time of year where I stop buying books until after my birthday in January 📖Last Read: Devils Unto Dust by Emma Berquist 📖Book With a White Cover: Sadie by Courtney Summers 📚 #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

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I’m still kind of overwhelmed–especially by money stuff. My first step is that I’m using my paper planner again and writing everything thing down. After that I hope I’ll have more data to work with to try and budget or something. I also get to call my credit cards and ask if they can do anything at all for me which I’m sure will be as fun as it sounds!

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

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Have you ever been personally betrayed by a book? Either with a plot twist or a change in direction? ▪️ My recent betrayal was more literal. I was listening the fantastic audiobook of Devils Unto Dust and realized an entire (very important) chapter hadn’t downloaded. I returned the audiobook to the library and re-downloaded to fix it. And I obviously had the print book to double check too. But now I feel like I can’t trust anything. ▪️ If you’re as big a fan of historical fantasies and westerns as I am, you need to add Devils Unto Dust to your to read list ASAP. ▪️ Ten years ago the sickness had a name as it started spreading across West Texas. Now, it doesn’t need one. No one survives the infection—it’s only a matter of time before the infected become shakes, mindless creatures intent on attacking the living. ▪️ Daisy “Willie” Wilcox is used to scraping by in Glory where she is responsible her younger siblings. But when her good-for-nothing drunk father steals four hundred dollars, it’s Willie who is expected to repay the debt. ▪️ Seeing no other options, Willie hires two hunters to help her cross the desert and track her father down. Leaving Glory for the first time, pushes Willie beyond her limits and teaches her who she can trust. But she’ll need even more than that to survive. ▪️ #instabooks #currentlyreading #amreading #instareads #bookgram #bookworm #bookblogging #bookblogger #bookstagrammer #bibliophile #booklove #bookphotography #instabook #reading #reader #booktography #bookstagram #kimmersbooks #booksofinstagram #goodreads #audiobookstagram #bookish #bookishfeature #bookstafeatures #bookstagramfeature #readersofinstagram #unitedbookstagram #emmaberquist #devilsuntodust #audiobooks

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Week in Review: October 27–with a special announcement

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I don’t want to jinx myself but I think I’m finally feeling better. What a long month this has been!

Here’s my special announcement: I have an Amazon Influencer page. You can find it here: https://www.amazon.com/shop/miss_print

I’m also linking to it with my other social icons in my blog sidebar. I’m still getting the hang of it but I’ve been trying to find a “better” way to share booklists and gift guide type posts and I think this might be it. I’m hoping to update it at least monthly so stay tuned!

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

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How has your Tuesday been? ▪️ I’m really tired and think I might still be sick. I’m going to try to take some Tylenol PM and go to bed early tonight to hopefully kick this bug. ▪️ I’ve been tagged by @deadtossedwaves to do the #meandmybooks tag: 📖Book I just finished: The Brilliant Death by Amy Rose Capetta 📖Book I’m reading now: Two Can Keep a Secret by Karen M. McManus 📖10th book on my TBR: The Girls at the Kingfisher Club by Genevieve Valentine 📖Authors I discovered this year and would highly recommend: Jenn Bennett, Adib Khorram, Juleah del Rosario, Brandy Colbert, Mary H. K. Choi 📖Last five books bought: Five copies of Vengeful. J/K. Vengeful, Blanca and Roja, Strange the Dreamer, Muse of Nightmares, Ignite the Stars ▪️ Tagging my friends but do also join in yourself or let me know some answers in the comments! ▪️ #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 #booksandcards

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