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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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.

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?

Let’s talk in the comments.

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.

Week in Review: March 4

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Be sure to enter my giveaway on the blog for three awesome books (you have until Monday!)

I also have a giveaway for a different title going on Instagram. Please enter and prove to me that it’s possible to successfully host a giveaway on there.

This week I’m finally feeling healthy although barely. I hadn’t planned to talk about this but I guess there’s no reason for it to be a secret: My mom fell this weekend and really hurt herself. Nothing is broken and she’s on the mend if bruised but it led to a trying two hours in which we realized neither of us had the strength to get her up so I had to call 911 and two police officers came to help. It was all just deeply unpleasant. But she’s better now.

This week I also went to an all-day publisher presentation for library types which was a lot of fun and I’m starting to whittle down my to read list again slowly but surely. This week I finished my re-read of Fire and Hemlock by Diana Wynne Jones. It’s still my favorite book in the world and you should all read it immediately. I’m on a fantasy kick so I also am starting A Conjuring of Light by V. E. Schwab and the only drawback is that the book is enormous.

I also read Frogkisser which is a delightful middle grade by Garth Nix and I loved it so much I made a bookstagram post for it:

Frogs. Royalty. Magic. Humor. 🦄 All Anya wants to do is sit in the castle library and read and learn new spells (but only small ones because she doesn't want to become an evil sorcerer). Unfortunately Anya has to go on a Quest instead. While she tries to gather ingredients for a magical Transmogrification lip balm to transform sundry victims of her step-step-father the duke Anya will grapple with her privilege and responsibility as a princess. This rollicking adventure is filled with magical creatures including talking dogs, wizards, good robbers, evil sorcerers and more. This masterful fantasy is another winner from Nix sure to appeal to fans of fractured fairy tales, adventures like The Princess Bride, and books by Vivian Vande Velde. 🦄 #bookstagram #goodreads #instabook #instareads #bibliophile #books #reading #currentlyreading #amreading #bookworm #bookish #bookgram #booktography #bookblogging #bookblogger #bookphotography #books #frogkisser

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I’ve been experimenting with when and what to post on Instagram (including my giveaway, hint) and can confirm that for me the best time in terms of getting the photo seen/liked more is the afternoon on a weekday. I also find that posting too often actually minimizes the chances of anything being seen. Which I guess is as good a testament to quality over quantity as anything.

Anyway . . .

Here’s my latest from Instagram:

This weekend I read American Street by Ibi Zoboi and it should definitely be on your radar. Fabiola Toussaint and her mother arrive in the United States eager to join Fabiola's aunt and cousins. But her mother is detained by ICE at a facility in New Jersey and Fabiola arrives alone. Fabiola finds new friends and first love, but she also learns that nothing in America is what she imagined back home in Haiti–not even her new home with family at the corner of American Street and Joy Road. 🔮 Fabiola clings to her faith and her Vodou iwas for guidance but she isn't sure that Papa Legba's riddles or help from other iwas like beautiful Ezili will be enough to protect her family and bring her mother to her side. How much will Fabiola have to sacrifice to help her mother and herself become American and grab their own small piece of joy? How far would you go for the same thing? 🔮 #bookstagram #goodreads #instabook #instareads #bibliophile #books #reading #currentlyreading #amreading #bookworm #bookish #bookgram #booktography #bookblogging #bookblogger #bookphotography #books #americanstreet

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It's not every day that you get a review copy with a zine. Moxie sounds like everything I want in a book. A strong female protagonist, feminism, and the story quiet but determined character coming into their own. Super excited to have this early copy. You can watch for Moxie this September (and keep an eye out for movie news too since it's already been optioned by Amy Poehler). You can also check out moxiegirlsfightback.com for some awesome fierce feminist content leading up to the book's release this fall. (And on a superficial note I am in love with the bold style and color combination of the cover.) #bookstagram #goodreads #instabook #instareads #bibliophile #books #reading #currentlyreading #amreading #bookworm #bookish #bookgram #booktography #bookblogging #bookblogger #bookphotography #books #feminism #moxiegirlsfightback #bookmail

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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? Do you Bookstagram?

Let’s talk in the comments.

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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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.