Weekly Update

In case you missed it, here are this week’s blog posts:

  • Reading Challenge Update: Read the Rainbow
  • Review: The Sun and Her Flowers by Rupi Kaur
  • Review: Bring Me Their Hearts by Sara Wolf
  • Top Ten Tuesday: Best of 2018 (so far!)
  • Review: Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng
  • Review: Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls by Elena Favilli & Francesca Cavallo
  • Review: Lights, Cowboy, Action by Cindi Madsen

Tags this week:

I’ve been reading:

Recently acquired:

5 things this week:

  • I actually freaked the heck out when I got a Facebook message request from Becca Ritchie?? It was the nicest message about a Christmas card I sent her and Krista and it was just so unexpected and so amazing and I’m so happy and I’m fangirling so much right now.
  • What kind of week even was this? EVERYTHING AT WORK IS TERRIBLE, OKAY? But I did get a nice facial peel on Tuesday and I look like I’m dying right now, but the goal is to look really nice for a wedding I’m going to next weekend! I also somehow volunteered to be dermaplaned this fall, which is a little scary but I guess I trust the people I’ve worked with for six years???
  • I have a buuuuuuunch of tags that I need to finish for next week, so if you feel like doing tags, please let me know!!
  • PSA: I’m giving away an ARC of Bring Me Their Hearts and it ends tonight! It’s US only (sorry!) and if you haven’t entered yet, please do!
  • (I’m planning to do an international giveaway when I hit 500 followers, so just hold on a little bit, your time is coming! 💙)

Photos from this week:

  • How can I reasonably be expected to leave for work in the morning when my cat is this cute and cuddly?
  • It’s finally flower time at my farm! We started slowly with a tiny little bunch but soon I’ll be filling every room of my house. 🙂
  • It’s the last week of blueberries (😭) but raspberries are next!

Blog hopping:

  • Lily shared her personal reading challenge and not only do you not have to focus on specific numbers of books, but you also get rewarded with stars! ⭐✨
  • Daniel’s review of Holding Up the Universe is my favorite thing I’ve read in possibly ever.
  • Angelica talked about that time she awkwardly stood next to Ransom Riggs and wow, if that’s not me.
  • Vicky shared a bunch of book recommendations based on Broadway musicals and I love it!
  • Continuing with her tradition of Really Good Posts, Vicky also shared a list of things that are a little uncomfortable in the book community.
  • Nikaleigh shared her recommendations for getting through your TBR!

Weekly playlist:

WE’RE GOING WAY BACK TO THE 90s THIS WEEK. ENJOY. This is seven-year-old Sara.

Imagine this girl in the following scenarios.

  • Screaming “I WANT TO STAND WITH YOU ON A MOUNTAIN I WANT TO BATHE WITH YOU IN THE SEA” at the top of her lungs on the way to school.
  • Happily singing “HE DRINKS A WHISKEY DRINK HE DRINKS A VODKA DRINK HE DRINKS A LAGER DRINK HE DRINKS A CIDER DRINK” without actually understanding that this song is about getting very drunk.
  • Thinking she’s actually going to marry Zac Hanson someday as she sings “WHEN YOU LIVE IN A COOKIE-CUTTER WORLD BEING DIFFERENT IS A SIN.”
  • Again, screaming at the top of her lungs (as usual), “KISS ME BENEATH THE MILKY TWILIGHT LEAD ME OUT ON THE MOONLIT FLOOR.”
  • Having a huge crush on this kid Pete who would walk into second grade every day singing “THE BEST THING ABOUT BEING A WOMAN IS THE PREROGATIVE TO HAVE A LITTLE FUN” and then going home to tell her mom “I like him because he’s not afraid to sing Shania Twain.”

Anyway, here are a bunch of songs that were popular when I was in elementary school. 🙂

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21 thoughts on “Weekly Update

  1. Jessica Rachow says:

    Ahhh…your 90s playlist. Seven year old me sang many of the same songs into her karaoke machine’s microphone (turned off with the door closed, thinking no one could hear her), and danced around her room like a pop star. Haha. 😊

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  2. Rachel says:

    A great week in posts! Man, I wish I could write several reviews in week like you do but, yeah, got to work.

    Also, your playlist totally threw me back to the 90s! Those are the same songs I used to sing when I was in elementary school. (That and a lot of Backstreet Boys apparently. Haha!) 😀

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  3. Vicky Who Reads says:

    OH MY GOSH YOU ARE SO SWEET! thank you for the shoutout and all the lovely words! I checked out some of the other posts you linked and wow I’ll have to refer back to this list next time I’m looking to blog hop! (the Ransom Riggs one was hilarious)

    and that’s so awesome Becca Ritchie messaged you! how absolutely sweet of her–I can’t wait to read The Raging Ones soon!

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  4. Winged Cynic says:

    Aww you were so cute as a child! Children say the weirdest (and funniest) things, so I can imagine these scenarios. 😉 And of course, you know how much I worship your cat, so I understand not wanting to leave for work haha. Terrific wrap-up! 😀

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