Weekly Wrap-Up is a post I share with you guys every Friday, in which I highlight all things bookish that I did in the past week — the books I read, the books I bought, books that I got from the library, and great posts that I found on other people’s blogs.
What’s Happening With Me This Week:
I feel like I never have anything exciting to report, haha. So…nothing much. But I did get a ton of work done scheduling posts for the blog! I’m caught up until mid-April 🙂 I also did some basic bloggy housekeeping like updating my Features tab and adding all of my challenges to my new Reading Challenges tab. Yay for productivity!
I’ve also been really good about not buying new books lately, which is why you haven’t been seeing the “Books I Bought This Week” part of my wrap-up show up. But I guess that’s a good thing! There’s a sale at my library tomorrow, though, so I’ll definitely be having a HUGE haul from that soon.
Books I Finished This Week:
Umm…wow. This is the first time in a really, really, really long time that I’ve only read one book in a whole week. I don’t know what it is! I guess I’m just kind of in a slump right now. Probably having to do with how awful Gabriel’s Redemption was last week, and because I’m also in the middle of an ARC that I’m not crazy about. I’m disappointed with my lack of progress, but I don’t want to stress out about it too much. I read a crazy amount last month, so I think it’s probably okay that I’m only doing a mediocre amount in March. I just don’t want it to screw up my reading schedule too much, so I’ll probably take it easy in April so that I can catch up.
- Twice Bitten by Chloe Neill
Awesome Posts From Other Bloggers This Week:
Books & Authors:
- Book Munchies muses about the pros and cons of series, standalones, and companion novels
- Natflix & Books talks about how anticipation can be a good thing when it comes to ARCs
- My Novel Opinion gives some suggestions of books by Steven King to read if you’re not a fan of horror
- Happy Indulgence discusses what happens when you read too much of one genre
- As Told By Rachel confesses that she judges books by their covers, and is sometimes wrong
- Paper Breathers shares that sometimes she doesn’t like books with feels
- Book Munchies discusses the hype surrounding some books
- Oh, the Books! asks: book promo campaigns — when and what is too much?
Reading & Characters:
- Ode to Jo & Katniss talks about buying into romances
- The Reading Shelf discusses why she re-reads books
- The Day Dreamer and Candy Eater wrote a cute post about the hype monster
- Dudette Reads makes the point that open endings in books mirror real life
- The Novel Hermit wants to know if you’re a free-spirited or planned “book picker”
- Snuggly Oranges tells us how to combat the hype monster
- Blue Sky Bookshelf talks about readerly shame
- Pretty Little Reader discusses characters with ridiculous names
- Writer of Wrongs lists her favorite “opposites attract” book couples
- Gypsy Reviews confesses that she’s not a book crier
Blogging & Reviewing:
- The Librarian Who Doesn’t Say Shhh talks about writing DNF reviews, specifically for ARCs
- Cheap Thrills comments on how book reviews usually have specific criticism and vague praise
- Writer Grrl Readers likes DNF reviews and wonders if she should post them on her blog
- Swept Away By Books has trouble writing discussion posts
- Pretty Little Reader shares some tips for blogging on the go
- The Broke Book Girls teaches you how to share a link in a comment
- These Paper Hearts tells us what she likes and dislikes about WordPress
- Gypsy Reviews wants to know how you feel about ads and sponsored posts
- Readers in Wonderland asks who benefits the most from reviews?