For those of you who are participating in NaNoWriMo/NaBloPoMo, congratulations! We have made it to day 20. I cannot believe Thanksgiving is this week. I know I talked about the month going so damn slow, but… this is proof that time is fleeting. Wasn’t it just Halloween?
A Week in the Life
Last week was a VERY busy week, filled with me scrambling at work because this week is short af and I don’t have one of those jobs you can really get done in three days. So, this week is definitely going to be trying to my patience. In other news, I GOT PROMOTED AT MY JOB. I now have a fancypants new title– it’s Assistant Managing Editor (doesn’t it sound like I actually do work now?). Aside from that, my family and I are preparing our home to be overrun with staving relatives come Thanksgiving… and I’m still looking for Black Friday sales ads because I forgot Christmas was coming and have bought none of the things…
A Week in Reading
Currently Reading What I’m Supposed to be Reading:
- A Gathering of Shadows by V.E. Schwab
I’m actually still buddy reading this along with a few other bloggers on Twitter this month. Naturally, I’m even more behind than I was when I first told you guys I was behind.
- Labyrinth Lost by Zoraida Cordova
There were three reasons I stopped reading this book only 30-40 pages away from the end (1) I didn’t want the book to end. I am seriously Elephant from We Are in a Book (to your right if you have no clue wtf I’m talking about) (2) I’m at a spot where I predicted what would happen, but I’d wanted to be wrong about it. So, basically I’m bitter af right now (3) I heard the “ending battle” was lackluster at best, and I just want to live through the good moments this book has given me.
- History is All You Left Me by Adam Silvera
I know. I know. I was reading More Happy Than Not last week, but I just realized that December is around the corner and I wanna post my ARC review of this little babe before it comes out this time… which will essential say, “Purchase this book from your local bookstore on January 17, 2017.”
New to the Bookshelves
- Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo – I know I don’t have to read this series to understand Six of Crows; but ever since I found out about it, I feel like I should go in order. Which means I’ll get to Six of Crows when I’m on my deathbed, basically.
- The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller – I have been toying with the idea of reading this book for a while now. It’s just casually been chilling out on my many Amazon lists for like a year now. But I’ve been in the mood for some Greek Mythology lately, so why not? (Also, Fadwa’s lovely review of said book really reminded me to buy it)
- Love Beyond Body, Space, and Time: An Indigenous LGBT Sci-Fi Anthology by Hope Nicholson – I’d been seeing this book floating around Twitter for quite some time now. Since I’ve recently been into anthologies, apparently (Okay, it was just Fairytales for Lost Children but still), I figured I could add it to the list. Also, that cover is GORGEOUS.
- Angelfall by Susan Ee – Amazon never fails to shove this book into my face, especially when I’m vulnerable and susceptible to peer pressure. So, I clicked on it and vaguely remembered I had read a convincing review from Liam on the book and figured WHY THE HELL NOT JUST PUT IT IN MY DUMB CART, AMAZON. YOU WIN.
In Case You Missed It…
- I started the week off with a #Bookvember recommendation featuring the incomparable audiobook that is Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets to the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz (read by: Lin-Manuel Miranda)
- Tuesday, I finally got back into Top Ten Tuesday (when the topic wasn’t even about books) and gave y’all the 10 90’s TV Shows I Wish Would Make a Comeback (like… yesterday).
- It’s been a long time coming, but my review of Alyssa Cole’s Radio Silence finally made an appearance on Wednesday.
- For this week’s Diversity Spotlight Thursday, I honed in on the topic of transgender characters in (mostly) YA fiction. (+ an inclusion on the Gay Ya’s Trans Awareness Week series)
- My second #Bookvember rec this week was Fairytales for Lost Children by Diriye Osman because I’m obviously obsessed. P.S. I’m running out of not-talked-about-enough books I want to rec…
- Saturday brought up the rear with a post I’m pretty proud of– 5 Ways to Get Over Your Reading Slump… because this is literally where I am in my life right now (y’all I’m 7 whole books behind my Goodreads challege… can I lower my Goodreads challenge?)
- Two more #Bookvember book recommendations (hopefully)
- Some form of Top Ten Tuesday
- I hope to have a gushy review of All American Boys up this week (on Wednesday, to be exact)
- A diversity spotlight featuring who knows what
- I 99.9% sure this is the week of my On a Positive Note feature!