Weekly Update

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

I’ve been reading:

Recently acquired:

  • Nothing this week!

1 thing this week:

  • Well, I have moved. Getting here was interesting, to say the least, but I arrived safely and now I have a little bit of time to settle in before starting a new job. This week has been a blur of unpacking, reassembling furniture, and trying to remember where I put things, but I’m happy.
Here’s my cat, now a true Southern belle.

Blog hopping:

  • Quite honestly, I was lucky to find the time to log in to WordPress at all this week. Blog hopping will likely be back next week!

Song of the week:

I put on a very old playlist while unpacking this week and was reminded of how much I used to love this song. Way back in the day of 2006, I was in the front row at a Mae show, leaning up against the stage and singing my heart out.


How was your week? What’s the best thing you read or listened to? Anything interesting happening in your life? Let’s talk in the comments!

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Book Review: Pumpkinheads by Rainbow Rowell

Pumpkinheads by Rainbow Rowell
Rating: ★★★☆☆
Links: Amazon • TBD • Goodreads
Publication Date: August 27, 2019
Source: Purchased

Deja and Josiah are seasonal best friends.

Every autumn, all through high school, they’ve worked together at the best pumpkin patch in the whole wide world. (Not many people know that the best pumpkin patch in the whole wide world is in Omaha, Nebraska, but it definitely is.) They say good-bye every Halloween, and they’re reunited every September 1.

But this Halloween is different—Josiah and Deja are finally seniors, and this is their last season at the pumpkin patch. Their last shift together. Their last good-bye.

Josiah’s ready to spend the whole night feeling melancholy about it. Deja isn’t ready to let him. She’s got a plan: What if—instead of moping and the usual slinging lima beans down at the Succotash Hut—they went out with a bang? They could see all the sights! Taste all the snacks! And Josiah could finally talk to that cute girl he’s been mooning over for three years . . .

What if their last shift was an adventure?

In case you weren’t aware, I am a huge Rainbow Rowell fan. I’ve previously reviewed Fangirl, Carry On, Attachments, Eleanor & Park, and Landline on this blog. Pumpkinheads was one of my more anticipated books of the year. I’ve been a little wrapped up in my move, though, so I didn’t even realize that it had already released until I found my preorder in my mailbox. I read the whole thing that same night.

Here’s the thing. This is definitely a Rainbow book. The characters are cute. The story is cute. The pumpkin patch is cute. The art is cute. Everything about it is cute. I want to go to this pumpkin patch. I want to eat literally everything in this book and go on every ride. But if everything was so great, why am I only giving it three stars?

The biggest reason for my rating is the fact that I predicted the entirety of the plot on about page three. The plot is very simple, which isn’t always a bad thing, but I just wanted a bit more from this book. I feel like I can’t say anything about the plot because one sentence could give it all away.

I might not have adored this book as much as I’d expected to, but it was still a fun read! Now the countdown to Wayward Son begins…


Have you read Pumpkinheads? Is it on your TBR?
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Weekly Update

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

  • Review: Jack of Hearts (and Other Parts) by Lev A.C. Rosen
  • Tag: Soul-Ripping Romance Book Tag
  • Top Ten Tuesday: Books I’ve read that I’d like in my personal library
  • Tag: No Disclaimers Book Tag
  • Tag: Buffy the Vampire Slayer Book Tag
  • Tag: Lover Book Tag (Original)

I’ve been reading:

Recently acquired:

  • Nothing this week!

1 thing this week:

  • I mentioned in one of my tags this week that I’ll be around a lot less than normal over the next week or two. I’m in the process of moving right now and while I’m very excited about it, it’s also very time-consuming and stressful, so I haven’t had a ton of time to read or write blog posts. This works out pretty well, though, because I have a ton of tags to catch up on, so you’ll be seeing a lot of those coming up!

Blog hopping:

  • Vicky’s review of Permanent Record made me want to pick it up asap! (Luckily, it’s one of the few books that I haven’t packed.)

Song of the week:

As expected, I’ve still got Lover playing on repeat…


How was your week? What’s the best thing you read or listened to? Anything interesting happening in your life? Let’s talk in the comments!

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