SUNDAY FUNDAY: WEEK IN REVIEW [5]

SUNDAY FUNDAY: WEEK IN REVIEW [5]

The lovely Cristina over at Girl in the Pages started Sunday Funday as a way to recap the bookish (and not-so-bookish) things that have happened that week. I thought it’d be a really fun way to keep you guys up to date on what I’ve been reading, reviewing, and wanting to read but also to tell you a little bit more about myself outside of my book love. I think I’ll tailor the post each week to what I’ve done but I will always try to include a book haul and a new book or two that I’ve added to my want-to-read list. 🙂

June 23 – 29, 2014

So I had a couple of exciting things happen this week. First, I got a part-time job as a Marketing Aide for the University Press of Mississippi. It’s only for the month of July, but I’m really excited to be back at the Press (I interned there in Editorial in 2011) and to be working in marketing. I ALSO got a part-time job as a Circulation Clerk at Morton Public Library! So I went from having NO jobs to having two. 🙂 I’m pumped to be able to surround myself with books at both of these jobs, and hopefully it means the beginning of more exciting opportunities for me!

Next Sunday will mark the beginning of the Summer Blogger Promo Tour hosted by The Book Bratz. I’m definitely looking forward to getting to know all these awesome bloggers!

Coming up on the blog this week, I’ll be reviewing Say What You Will. I’ll also be (hopefully) doing another The Problem with post along the same lines as my The Problem with Books post. 🙂 As always, there’ll be a Top Ten Tuesday, and I’ll be doing my second Waiting on Wednesday.

Books read: I FINALLY finished Brian Lumley’s Necroscope, which I reviewed HERE on WatchPlayRead. This book took me way too long to finish, but I’m glad I read it, if only because I know my dad was glad I did.

I also read and reviewed Rich Kids of Instagram on the blog..

Yesterday, I started Cammie McGovern’s Say What You Will. I’m over a 100 pages in and I’m really enjoying it so far.

TBR: I’ve got a lot to read in the next couple of weeks. Next up is The Black Hour for WatchPlayRead. Then The Strain for my blog and WPR (I’m reading it before the show premieres on July 13th!). After that, I plan on reading Everything Leads to You; I’m doing a read-along with Mily at The YA’s Nightstand for the Summer Blogger Promo Tour (I’ll be tweeting my reaction as I go, so follow me on Twitter to see what I think!). The next four on my TBR are in no particular order: The Dream Thieves, Out of the Easy, One Past Midnight, and To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before.

I added A Thousand Pieces of You to my Goodreads TBR. In addition, I was introduced to a new author on FB by a friend, so I’m excited to check out his book, Loafing by La Brea soon.

Non-bookish things I’m excited about:

TEEN WOLF premiered this week!! In case you are interested, I linked up to my recaps of the first three seasons HERE. Today is Soonday (the day before Moonday aka every Monday that there’s a new Teen Wolf episode). If you’re a fan of the show, follow me on Twitter so we can fangirl/boy together! I had a lot of fun reacting with fellow lovers of the show while the episode aired.

Okay, so it’s bookish in that it’s a book-to-movie adaptation, but I’m still pretty pumped about the Mockingjay Part 1 trailer, which I am pumped about.

My big, Lacy, (big sister in the social club I was in at my undergraduate – kind of but not really like a sorority) is coming to visit me this week for the 4th of July and my birthday (the 7th in case you were interested!). I’m really excited to spend a few days with her!

Yesterday, I got this awesome new bag at Belk! I’m not usually too girly in that I don’t really get all that excited about clothes or shoes or anything (I’m more of a jeans, band t-shirts, and either Converse or Vans kind of girl), but this bag is so dang cute. PLUS it perfectly fits a book in it along with my other stuff. AND it was on sale. Can’t beat that.

My new bagMy new bag

Things you might want to check out:

This hilarious video of Stephen Colbert being pissed off at Amazon

My post about literary Edinburgh on Hardcovers and Heroines

What did you read this week? Tell me about the things you’re excited about in the comments!

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23 thoughts on “SUNDAY FUNDAY: WEEK IN REVIEW [5]

  1. I just wanted to comment and say that To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before was actually very enjoyable to me. I read it maybe a month ago and I found that when I thought we were going into cliche (bad) territory, the story kept bringing it around and not moving in the bad way like I half expected it to for YA drama’s sake. I had problems with only one character in the book (won’t spoil who/why), and had trouble seeing their motivations, but it didn’t detract from my enjoyment of the book at all. Everyone else (whether I liked or disliked their character) I felt like I could see them well in my mind. I hope you enjoy it. And congrats on the two jobs!!! 🙂

    • Yay! I’m really looking forward to reading that one. I’m so glad you enjoyed it and we can talk about that one character when I finish the book. 🙂
      Thank you! And thanks for reading and commenting, Kaycee! 🙂

  2. Congrats on the jobs – that’s awesome!
    That’s a great bag, and your favorite color too. 🙂
    I read The Maze Runner series this week (I’m saving the prequel for a bit) and now I’m really excited about the film!
    Now I’m reading The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde and loving it!

    • Thank you!! 🙂
      I am seriously loving this bag. It’s great. I really love the color as well.
      YESSS! I’m so glad you read the series and liked it. I CANNOT wait for the film.
      I like Jasper Fforde! I haven’t read that one. Looking forward to your thoughts. 🙂

      • I usually don’t like to see a movie right after reading the book (because I’m usually disappointed) but there is so much about the maze that I want to SEE. I’m picturing the Greivers as a cross between a slug and a Dalek.

        Another friend named Stephanie recommended the Thursday Next books, of which The Eyre Affair is the first one, for Whovians. I’m almost a 3rd of the way through, and she is so right! It feels like living in The Wedding of a River Song. 😉

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