Week in Review: April 22

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This week was Spring New Books which has been consuming my work life for most of this month. I’m happy to report that the training went really well and got great feedback on evaluation forms! During non-work hours I got to hang out with Estelle which was fantastic (of course) but too short.

I’m trying to dominate in Pokemon Go. I’ve been powering up my Gyrados like nobody’s business and taking over gyms when I can. I have been shopping for sandals which feels a bit like an exercise in futility because it hasn’t actually been warm enough to try out said sandals.

I can’t believe it’s almost May! I have a lot of fun things happening next month (BEA, SLJ Day of Dialog, publisher previews, JENNY HAN’S LAUNCH FOR ALWAYS AND FOREVER LARA JEAN!!!!) but I’m also going to try to make time for a day at the Met soon. I miss it and there are some great exhibits right now.

This week I read Infinite in Between by Carolyn Mackler and I totally loved it. It reminded me a lot of In Some Other World, Maybe which is great because I’m always looking for read-a-likes to that title. I’ve also started When Dimple Met Rishi which is quite fun so far.

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 April Reading Tracker.

How was your week? What are you reading? What else do you have on deck?

Let’s talk in the comments.

Week in Review: April 15

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Spring might finally be here! I may die of shock.

It was very nice to be able to walk around at lunch or after work. I am getting ready for my training next week and all is going to plan though it’s been the kind of week where I still don’t feel like I’m doing enough.

This week I read Scott Westerfeld’s new comic Spill Zone. It’s a lot of fun and if you want to read most of it early, the comic is being posted online in six page chunks here: http://www.thespillzone.com/

I also read Piper Perish which was charming. Right now I am halfway through Flannery by Lisa Moore. I think I’m liking it. The style is unique and it’s not as light as I had expected but it’s holding enough of my attention that I am going to finish it.

Here’s my latest from Instagram:

Now is the time for fearlessness. ✏️🖌✏️🖌✏️ Piper Perish and her best friends Kit and Enzo have been dreaming of moving to NYC for art school since they started high school. After years of feeling like she's been living in the wrong place, in the wrong decade, senior year is finally here and Piper's days in Houston are numbered. But after a disastrous New Year's Eve dance and a painful breakup, Piper's senior year isn't exactly going how she planned. As new challenges and obstacles threaten her hopes of following in Andy Warhol's steps in NYC, Piper has to find strength in her art and herself as she chases her dreams. ✏️🖌✏️🖌✏️ Piper Perish is one of Chronicle's biggest YA releases this year (and Cagan is one of the nicest authors if you see her at a signing). How far would you go for your dreams? ✏️🖌✏️🖌✏️ #bookstagram #goodreads #instabook #instareads #bibliophile #books #reading #currentlyreading #amreading #bookworm #bookish #bookgram #booktography #bookblogging #bookblogger #bookphotography #books #kaylacagan #piperperish #junofilter

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

How was your week? What are you reading? Is it warm and springlike where you live?

Let’s talk in the comments.

Week in Review: April 8

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Will it ever be warm again? I bought all these canvas shoes for warmer weather and then it became interminably rainy and cold. I got very tired of wearing my winter hat (STILL!) so I bought myself a cute newsboy cap which is perfect for this weather. It felt like progress to put away all my heavy hats and scarves even if I still am stuck in jackets and boots. Sigh.

This week I started my ARC of I Believe in a Thing Called Love by Maurene Goo and it’s absolutely delightful. If you want to bide your time until its release with a similar book I highly recommend Bookishly Ever After by Isabel Bandeira. I’ve been trying to read ARCs closer to release but I wanted a break from fantasy books and decided I had earned the right to read some contemporaries that I’ve been excitedly waiting for. This started when I picked up Windfall by Jennifer E. Smith which was also great. I might go for a trifecta and pick up When Dimple Met Rishi next.

Here’s my latest from Instagram:

But Then I Came Back was one of my most anticipated 2017 releases. I couldn't wait to read this companion novel to Laure's electric debut This Raging Light. Stop by my blog today to check out my interview with Estelle Laure about the book and check tomorrow for my review. For now I'll leave you with a teaser of my summary for the book: 🌸🌼🌸🌼🌸 Eden Jones fell in the river and hit her head. She was in a coma for a month. But then she woke up. 🌸🌼🌸🌼🌸 That's when the real recovery begins as Eden has to teach her body how to walk, talk, and even eat again. All easy compared to trying to fit herself back into a life that moved on without her. Eden struggles to reconnect with her twin brother who used to know her better than anyone, her best friend who saved her, and her parents. But maybe she isn't the person they remember anymore. Maybe she isn't the person she remembers either. 🌸🌼🌸🌼🌸 Eden still feels a pull to wherever she was while she was in a coma–to the In Between place filled with flowers and a girl trying to tell her something that she can't hear. The flowers follow Eden back into the real world where they start appearing everywhere. It turns out the girl followed Eden back too. 🌸🌼🌸🌼🌸 Jaz is in the hospital room next to Eden, comatose and unresponsive except that Eden still feels a pull toward her. As she tries to understand their connection, Eden also forms a surprising friendship with Joe–the boy who is desperate for Jaz to wake up. Eden might be the only person who can get Jaz to come back. Helping Jaz could mean losing a piece of herself. Or it could help Eden find something she's been missing all along in But Then I Came Back (2017) by Estelle Laure. 🌸🌼🌸🌼🌸 #bookstagram #goodreads #instabook #instareads #bibliophile #books #reading #currentlyreading #amreading #bookworm #bookish #bookgram #booktography #bookblogging #bookblogger #bookphotography #books #butthenicameback #estellelaure #clarendonfilter

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How was your week? What are you reading? Is it warm and springlike where you live?

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Week in Review: April 1

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I feel like this week has been a blur. Lots of exciting things happening and lots of deadlines. My new shoes are coming in the mail but it is too cold to wear them. I barely have the words to articulate how annoyed I am that it is well into spring (April!) and I am still wearing boots. So annoyed!

Last Sunday I went with Nicole the annual enormous NYC Teen Author Fest signing. It was tiring but fun to meet or re-meet so many favorite authors. I have a grand plan to share some photos of cute book inscriptions from the signing on Instagram but this week has been so hectic that I haven’t had a chance.

I’ve been talking a lot about being sick lately and it’s horrifying to realize that it’s been ongoing since my birthday (especially because a lot of it was related to the flu and I had a flu shot!). This week I slept badly and had a really horrible sinus headache for a couple of days BUT I am starting to feel like a normal person again with ears that aren’t clogged and sinuses that aren’t congested so there’s that.

This week I finished The Library of Fates, read If I Fix You, and started Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow. I almost never read middle grade but I’m really enjoying Nevermoor so far.

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

How was your week? What are you reading?

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Week in Review: March 25

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I realized, because I am so clever, that some of my shoes were starting to hurt because I wore them until they literally had holes in them. But fear not, I found new ones for a fraction of retail price on Amazon.

This week I read Places No One Knows which was genius. Read it ASAP.

Here’s my latest from Instagram:

What would you sacrifice to win a wish that could give you everything you've always wanted? 🔮🔮🔮 Despite his intelligence and ambition Vikram, known as the Fox Prince, is destined to become a puppet ruler in Ujijain. Betrayed by her brother, Gauri the "Jewel of Bharata" awaits her execution in a Ujijain prison. With nothing left to lose and everything to gain, this pair of would-be monarchs forge an uneasy partnership to travel to Alaka, the kingdom of desire, and compete in the Tournament of Wishes. The Tournament happens every hundred years and is hosted by Kubera, the Lord of Treasures with his consort, Lady Kauveri. Kubera promises a wish to anyone who wins the competition but winning a magical tournament is not always a simple victory. After traveling across dangerous worlds and meeting mythical foes and allies, Gauri and Vikram will have to confront the shapes of their own desires and fears if they hope to survive long enough to win. 🔮🔮🔮 I'm reviewing A Crown of Wishes today on the blog and sharing a clip from the audio book. You can also check back on my blog (link in bio) tomorrow for my interview with Rosh about the book. 🔮🔮🔮 #bookstagram #goodreads #instabook #instareads #bibliophile #books #reading #currentlyreading #amreading #bookworm #bookish #bookgram #booktography #bookblogging #bookblogger #bookphotography #books #acrownofwishes

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Week in Review: March 18

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This week was exhausting with the cold snap and the snowstorm. While a Tuesday snow day was nice I am definitely over the winter weather at this point. Enough! I have been using this week to catch up on some reading (shocking I know), start working on Spring New Books handouts at work, and to try and clean off my bookshelves again.

This time my target has been my to read books as I try to get real about what I actually want to read vs. what I ought to read. (Working in a library I sometimes fall victim to feeling like I need to read everything and that I need to read things I might not have any interest in before I recommend it. That isn’t always the case thanks to professional reviews and while it’s sometimes good to read more broadly, I am going back to just being more intentional with my choices rather than trying to read it all. It’s too much!)

This week I read a lot by which I mean I read as much as I am going to read for some books before I realized I just wasn’t into them. This freed up a lot of shelf space, eliminated some review pressure (I review almost everything I read but not if I just don’t have anything good to say), and it also helped dramatically lower my to read list. Win all around.

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 March Reading Tracker.

How was your week? What are you reading?

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Week in Review: March 11

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This week mostly saw me enjoying the nice weather before it disappeared (Why is it so cold this weekend? Why?). I am spending the weekend cooking for a small army to prepare for the upcoming week.

I marked International Women’s Day by sharing this display I made at work:

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 March Reading Tracker.

How was your week? What are you reading?

Let’s talk in the comments.