Week in Review: February 25

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I have essentially been sick since the end of January and, well, I’m sick of it. Last weekend I went to a doctor to confirm that my ears were still swollen/clogged from my bout with the flu and not an infection. I got the all clear and proceeded to get a cold right after that. I am on the mend (again) but goodness I miss being healthy.

This week I read Daughter of the Pirate King by Tricia Levenseller and Frostblood by Elly Blake. I liked both of them more in theory than reality but if you’re a fantasy fan, maybe you’ll be less judgmental than me.

I’m also almost done with American Street by Ibi Zoboi and it’s fantastic. There are a lot of must-read books coming out this year. Be sure to add American Street to that list.

Here’s my latest from Instagram:

I started Frostblood today on my morning commute. It seems appropriate with the way the weather is vacillating between warm and cold this month. 🔮 Ruby's life is destroyed when she is outed as a Fireblood and arrested by Frostblood soldiers working for the king. When Ruby is offered the chance to escape and the promise of revenge against the king, she jumps at the chance. But before Ruby can do more than try to learn to control her powers, everything changes again. Will the fire that rages inside Ruby be enough to help her survive? 🔮 I wasn't sure about this one when I started but Ruby is a fun heroine and I'm curious to see what happens next. Frostblood is sure to appeal to fans of Snow Like Ashes or Red Queen. 🔮 Have you read this one yet? Are you planning to? What are you up to this Tuesday? 🔮 #bookstagram #bookishfeatures #goodreads #instabook #instareads #igreads #bibliophile #books #reading #currentlyreading #amreading #bookworm #bookish #bookgram #booktography #bookblogging #bookblogger #bookphotography #book

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

How was your week? What are you reading?

Let’s talk in the comments.

Week in Review: February 18

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This week I had a lot of fun on Valentine’s Day exchanging gifts with my mom (the best Valentine) and bringing lots of heart cookies to work which were very well-received. It’s time to start planning for the spring new books presentation so I also had a committee meeting–lots of fun stuff happening. On Friday I spent the morning at Simon and Schuster for their 2017 Summer preview. I’ll have a recap of that up soon but in the interim you can also check out my photos on twitter to see some of the things I’m excited about.

Also: The days are finally getting longer and it’s not pitch dark when I leave work now!

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 February Reading Tracker.

How was your week? What are you reading? Who is your Valentine or Galentine? Let’s talk in the comments.

Week in Review: February 11

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This week I had an unexpected four day weekend thanks to the snowstorm.

I spent a lot of it doing laundry, cooking, listing things on eBay and Amazon, and re-reading Megan Whalen Turner books.

Here’s my latest from Instagram:

#bookmail today from Macmillan and Tor (bottom book). I was having a high anxiety day because I started preparing my taxes so it was nice to have some fun mail this week. (I also got several letters and postcards but of course those came right as I ran out of stamps!) I'm very excited about all of these but especially I Believe in a Thing Called Love. After reading A Week of Mondays last year I'm also thrilled to get to read Jessica Brody's newest In Real Life a bit early. I think these and some of my other 2017 ARCs will be fun to jump into after I finish my Queen's Thief re-read (almost time to dive into Thick As Thieves–the newest book) and I can't wait to see what happens next. #bookstagram #bookishfeatures #goodreads #instabook #instareads #igreads #bibliophile #books #reading #currentlyreading #amreading #bookworm #bookish #bookgram #booktography #bookblogging #bookblogger #bookphotography #book

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Week in Review: February 4 and Thinking about the little things

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Still feeling sick and have decided that it really was a case of a (mild) flu and not a terrible cold. I feel like one day I will feel one hundred percent healthy but it feels far off right now.

No pictures yet but this week I put up my annual Blind Date with a Book Display at work and I really love how it turned out. We also had a small office party which was fun.

The day of the office party, I was talking to one of my coworkers from a different department. I don’t remember how it came up but she told me she was talking to a mutual colleague we had and they both started talking about how they don’t make librarians like me anymore and even called me a librarian’s librarian. I will leave people who know me professionally to evaluate those statements on their own. But it was nice to hear. It was a little thing that meant a lot and really put a smile on my face.

Later that day a girl was in the library with her father and brothers. She seemed excited to get new books and she was writing a piece for our interactive display. She also had a Pikachu backpack and it was amazing. This girl also had her hair dyed rainbow colors. I love the idea of crazy colored hair but I’m too much of a wimp to do it myself. As she was leaving, I told her “I love your hair.” Again, it was another small thing. But her face lit up with the compliment and she sounded so delighted when she thanked me. When I told my mom about it, she pointed out how easy it can be to make other people happy. All in all, it was a nice reminder of why I try to give compliments freely when I have them.

This week I finished Caraval and I read Wildlife by Fiona Wood–the last book I had to read by Wood (until she writes more). I also started re-reading Megan Whalen Turner’s books. I also have started reserving copies of DeathNote from the library. Now that I have read Library Wars and Sailor Moon in their entirety, DeathNote seemed like a good new manga project to read as a palate cleanser between other titles.

Here’s my latest from Instagram:

Two parts of my day here. I finally felt healthy enough to read on my commute and lunch hour at work so I'm diving back into Caraval. Now that I am no longer in the throes of my illness, it's picking up and I'm enjoying it. I like that Scarlett seems to have a form of synesthesia in the way her feelings equate with colors. And I I really like that the colors Garber mentions early on describing Scarlett's arrival in Caraval are referenced in the cover artwork. 🦄 This afternoon I also led a weekly makerspace program for teens. The teens made tangle free headphones while I started this piece of macrame which will either be a bracelet or bookmark depending on how it turns out. It was nice to have a program mellow enough that I had time to make something myself instead of just supervising! 🦄 Who's read Caraval as an ARC? Who's excited for the official publication in a few days? Who does macrame? Let's talk. 🦄 #bookstagram #bookishfeatures #goodreads #instabook #instareads #igreads #booknerd #bibliophile #books #reading #currentlyreading #amreading #bookworm #bookish #bookgram #bookaddict

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

How was your week? What are you reading? Let’s talk in the comments.

Week in Review: January 28

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I am still getting over this horrible cold and now my mom is also sick so a lot of this week was dragging myself around just trying to get through. Hopefully next week will be better and I can make up for my lost birthday weekend. Blah.

I am feeling like I can get back to doing work things that aren’t just sitting at my desk soon though! And maybe even writing reviews again! Progress!

Here’s my latest from Instagram:

I'm sick. I have been sick since before my birthday last week and even though I know I'm on the mend I feel like I'm going to be sick forever. I'm feeling a little stir crazy to be honest but hearing the Youth Media Award results (especially when I personally know so many of the committee members, and love so many of the winning books) was a nice break. 🔮 Another change I've been trying: updating the gallery wall above my desk which now offers point of place to a New York City Girl print @thebookbandit gave me for Christmas and a @thatsostelle original card. (And Snow White because obviously.) Not shown: my giant college diploma that takes up a ton of space, my coveted "Do I dare disturb the universe?" art print and more. Might try to take some better pictures when I'm healthier again. 🔮 Do you have gallery wall displays in your house? What kind of artwork do you display? 🔮 #wallart #gallerywall #art #prints #cards #frames #framed #bookish #newyork #bookstagram #decorating

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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.

Week in Review: January 14

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Mock Printz has come and gone. It went really well! Everything at work broke this week but when I left for my four day weekend it seemed like everything was fixed. Except the refrigerator.

I also took a lot of time to opt out of any people search sites I could find. If you are worried about things like that, I’d suggest checking if your info appears on FamilyTreeNow.com. You can also check out the sites listed here: https://www.safeshepherd.com/handbook/privacy-basics The site also has instructions for opting out of any of the sites listed.

Here’s my latest from Instagram:

Pretending to Be Erica by Michelle Painchaud was one of my favorite reads of 2016. Raised by a conman who is the only father she's ever known, Violet has been preparing to become Erica for almost as long as she can remember. Now the time has come. Plastic surgery has smoothed out the differences in their appearance, years of practice and preparation do the rest. Becoming a dead girl is surprising easy once Violet is returned to Erica's family. All Violet has to do now is keep the lie going long enough to steal the Silverman Painting that every Vegas criminal has dreamt of scoring themselves. Violet thought she was ready to become Erica. But it turns out pretending to be someone else is much harder when you want the lie to be the truth. Pretending to Be Erica is an engrossing thriller and a sleek heist story. But it's also a story that's all about a girl learning to be kind to herself and forgive herself. You can also see the beautiful card here that @thatsostelle made for me this year (including an appropriate pep talk to cut myself more flask!). I've framed the card and the book is on my shelves already, but I love seeing them together here. Definitely add this backlist title to your to read list if you're a mystery fan. #bookstagram #bookishfeatures #goodreads #instabook #instareads #igreads #booknerd #bibliophile #books #reading #currentlyreading #amreading #bookworm #bookish #bookgram #bookaddict

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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? How is 2017 going so far? Let’s talk in the comments.

Week in Review: January 7

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This week I made some plans for the new year to get organized and stay on track which includes shifting my posting schedule here. You’ll still see posts on Monday and Wednesday and now my Week in Review will be posting on Saturdays.

I knocked out a lot of posts and things this week. I took down all of the Christmas decorations. I even went to the Met to see some exhibits (photos to come probably) and went to Alex Bracken’s Wayfarer signing on Wednesday!

I’m slowly reading through the Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon manga and it’s amazing and bizarre and let’s talk if YOU have read it.

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? How is 2017 going so far? Let’s talk in the comments.