Scenes From The Week:
The kitten fell asleep like a human.
I (finally!) ordered a copy of I Shall Be Near to You by Erin Lindsey McCabe — one of my favorite books this year, so far!
The kitten wanted the sun to go away so that she could have a proper nap.
The kitten and I took a selfie.
I made caprese salad using the copious amounts of fresh tomatoes from my garden!
Brent and Ellie fell asleep together and it was SO CUTE!
I made this sriracha mac ‘n’ cheese that was seriously delicious.
I went out to this new restaurant in Providence with my Dad. The food looked really pretty, but actually wasn’t that good
Ellie chewed on my ARC of Falling Into Place by Amy Zhang and then almost got put up for adoption.
But then she sat next to me while I read it and looked cute…so I kinda forgave her.
Yesterday she hid under this pile of towels and it was adorable.
And so was this.
And then Brent came home from work and surprised me with a new goat stuffed animal to add to my collection (yes, I already own three other ones)! He’s a pillow pet and his name is Francis. I love him.
Books I Finished This Week:
- The Jewel (The Lone City #1) by Amy Ewing
- Lola and the Boy Next Door (Anna and the French Kiss #2) by Stephanie Perkins
- The Returned by Jason Mott
- House Rules (Chicagoland Vampires #7) by Chloe Neill
- Poor Little Dead Girls by Lizzie Friend
- Falling Into Place by Amy Zhang
- The Epilogue (The Selection #3.1) by Kiera Cass
Awesome Posts From Other Bloggers:
Books & Authors:
- The Thousand Lives details the five stages of a book hangover
- Here There Be Books wants to know if you’re ever ashamed of what you’re reading
- I Heart YA Fiction doesn’t like it when books are described as being “the next…”
- Strung Out on Books says: you judge books by the cover, don’t you?
- I Heart YA Fiction discusses the impact of mental health issues in literature
- Awkwordly Emma lists some books she’d love to see as TV/movie adaptations
Reading & Characters:
- Laura Plus Books wants to know what’s your favorite kind of ending?
- Read. Sleep. Repeat. talks about the term “guilty pleasures”
- Little Birdie Books wonders if its possible to fall out of love with a book
- The Looney Teen Writer confesses that she’s obsessed with counting how many pages are left in a book
Blogging & Reviewing:
- The Day Dreamer and Candy Eater discusses the self-doubt that comes with writing reviews
- The Daily Prophecy wants to know if you comment on older posts
- Laura Plus Books admits that she’s an easy reviewer
- The Mile-Long Bookshelf teaches us 4 ways to spot an SEO scammer
- Here There Be Books wants to know why do you write reviews?
- Read Me Away discusses adding warnings to your review policy
- Great Imaginations discusses the logistics with becoming an author regarding blogging and reviewing
- Crazy Red Pen shares some creative spaces design inspiration
- My Fashion-Obsessed Look Book spotlights some book lover must haves
- Lite-Rate-Ture — Signed copy of Reclaiming the Sand by A. Meredith Walters (INT) (ends September 6th)
- Novel Heartbeat — Signed paperback of The Art of Lainey by Paula Stokes (US only) (ends August 31st)
- @whatisakelly — Stack of books (INT) (ends August 16th)
- @KaylaIChooseYou — The Shiver series by Maggie Stiefvater (US only) (ends August 19th)
- Rather Be Reading — The 3 books in the Anna and the French Kiss series by Stephanie Perkins (INT) (ends August 15th)
- Shae Has Left the Room — $10 to TBD or 2 books from her giveaway pile (INT) (ends August 22nd)
- Nose Graze — The Aftermath by Jen Alexander & prize pack (US/CA only) (ends August 21st)
Reposted From Previous Week(s):
- Writing My Own Fairytale — What Happened to Goodbye, Anna and the French Kiss, and This is What Happy Looks Like (US only) (ends August 15th)
- Not Yet Read — The House of the Four Winds by Mercedes Lackey & James Mallory (INT) (ends August 15th)
- Paper Riot — One of the books reviewed on this blog (INT) (ends September 1st)
- Alexa Loves Books — 10 of her favorite books! (INT) (ends August 31st)
- Effortlessly Reading — 9 Cassandra Clare books (INT) (ends September 7th)
- @book_junkee — Signed Fierce Reads book (INT) (RT & follow by August 15)
- Stay Bookish — Depth of Field by Chantel Guertin (US/CA only) (ends August 17th)
- @amyewingbooks — Signed ARC of The Jewel by Amy Ewing (INT) (ends August 15th)
- Book Munchies — $13 for The Book Depository (INT) (ends August 31st)
- Goodreads — ARC of Exquisite Captive by Heather Demetrios (US only) (ends August 15th)
- Boricuan Bookworms — 4 copies of Madly, Deeply by Erica Crouch (INT) (ends August 16th)
- Effortlessly Reading — Signed & personalized copy of any Sarah J. Maas book, including Heir of Fire (INT) (ends August 31st)