SUNDAY FUNDAY: February 2015 Wrap-up

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.

Hello, lovelies! February has come and gone and it is MARCH FIRST. WHAT IS HAPPENING TO TIME?! …anyway, as I said back in January, I’m going to wrap up each month by showing you the quotes I’ve saved in my book memories can.

This is the Life - Book memories challenge

“The old black dog was back, or maybe it had never gone away. I knew that Louis had always had it snapping at his heels.” – Loc. 572 (ARC)
I like the description of depression as a dog, chasing at you and barking, hope to take a bite of your heels. GR / My review on WatchPlayRead

The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight - Book memories challenge

“People talk about books being an escape…this one feels more like a lifeline.” – Page 153-154
Does this one really need an explanation? GR / my review of TSPOLAFS (Wow) will be up this week

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“No, Lila had been running toward something. Something better. And even if she hadn’t reached it yet, she would.” – Loc. 1593 (ARC)
I’m running toward something better. Always. GR / My review

To Be a Cat

“A boy who had no ideea what would happen in his life, or where it would take him, but one thing he was sure of was this – he would always try and be himself.” – Page 289
I try to always, always be myself. No matter what. No matter where I am or where I’ll go. GR

The DUFF

“Escape is impossible, so why no embrace it?” – Page 277
B and I are trying to escape different things, but the quote works for both of us. Just embrace the challenge. GR / My review

It's the End of the World as We Know It

“Q: How many mad scientists does it take to change a light bulb? A: Two. One to hold the bulb, the other one to turn the universe.” – Loc. 14 (ARC)

I just love that. No reason really, other than the idea that someone could turn the universe around them is fascinating and wonderful. GR / My review

Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda

“I fall a little bit in love with everyone.” – ARC page 32
Speaks for itself, I think. GR / Review soon!

I also read/listened to the audiobooks for The Funny Thing is… by Ellen DeGeneres and Spirit Animals Book 1: Wild Born by Brandon Mull.

So far in 2015, I have read:

19 books (well, one DNF at 50%) which is 5,608 pages
3 audiobooks
2 trade paperbacks
36 single issue comics

Favorite book in February: A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab / My review
Least favorite book in February: Tear You Apart by Sarah Cross. I had to DNF this one. You can read my review to find out why.
Favorite post to write in February: I think I’ll have to go with my Thursday Thoughts post on mood reading. It seems like a lot of you can relate and feel my pain. I love talking to you guys about bookish (and not-so-bookish) stuff!

A few other updates:

The Bloggers’ Book Club I was working on with April at Bookishly Speaking is HERE!! Our first read (for March) is The Glass Arrow by Kristen Simmons. Head over to  the Goodreads group and sign up!

I met another Mississippi book blogger this month! I wrote about it in one of my Seize the Tuesday posts. If you live in or near MS, definitely let me know! We’re working on planning a meet up. 🙂

Coming up in March is my ONE YEAR BLOGIVERSARY! I can’t believe I’ve been doing this for a year. Look out for a giveaway near the end of the month! ❤

How was your February? What did you read?

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Sunday Funday: January 2015 Wrap Up – Book Memories

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’m going to use today’s Sunday Funday to recap what I’ve read in January. Remember how I’m participating in the Book Memories Challenge this year? Well, to update you guys on what I’ve read and which quotes I’ve written down, I’m going to recap each month by showing what I’ve added to my book memories jar (can?) – a few of you said you’d like to see more of the quotes I’m using, so I hope this is cool with everyone!

Throne of Glass - Book Memories

“Still the image haunted his dreams throughout the night: a lovely girl gazing at the stars, and the stars who gazed back.” – Page 38
I wrote this quote down because it’s beautiful. I reread it several times in a row because I’m obsessed with it. There were several lines in Throne of Glass I loved, but this was my favorite. GR

Dash & Lily's Book of Dares - Book Memories

“I wanted to believe I could be somebody in here just for me.” – Page 90
I don’t want to be a certain person for someone else. I want to be me for me. I easily related to this quote. GR / My Review

The Iron Trial - Book Memories

“And despite himself, despite the terrible thing we was doing, despite all of it, Call began to grin.” – Page 295
How can you not like that quote? Despite everything that’s happening to Call, he’s able to smile. GR / My Review

Girl Online - Book Memories

“Sometimes you have to face up to your fears to realize that they aren’t actually real.” – Page 92
One of my favorite things about this book is how real the main character’s anxiety was and how much I was able to relate to it. This quote is something I must remind myself of all the time. GR / My Review

Never Never - Book Memories

“Her eyes are like two open books, and I suddenly want to devour every page.” – Location 443
Who wouldn’t want someone to say that about them? GR / My Review

Forever - Book Memories

“The weight of her pinned my fleeting thoughts to the ground, and in that moment, I was more in the world than I’d ever been.” – Page 78
This was a reread for me. We all know how much I love Maggie’s writing, and this quote is proof my love is not unwarranted. GR

The Rabbit Back Literature Society - Book Memories

“That’s why they come here – to dress themselves in books.” 
Isn’t that what we all do? GR / My Review

NPH's Choose Your Own Autobiography - Book Memories

“Adventure elicits action, and through action comes change. And change forces new experience. And experience elicits knowledge.” – Page 101
This was probably my favorite quote in the book. I agree wholeheartedly with what it says, and I had to write it down so I could look back on it when life is getting boring. GR

My Heart & Other Black Holes - Book Memories

“I will be stronger than my sadness.” – Page 266 (of ARC)
This was hands down my favorite read of the month and will probably be one of my favorites for the year. I need to find a way to display this quote so I can see it every day. GR (Review this week)

Beastkeeper - Book Memories

“Sarah liked to think that night was the best time to work on staying silly and childish. Darkness always seemed more understanding about those sorts of things. More accommodating.” – Location 24 (of ARC)
I think we should all remember to keep a childlike view on life – be open, silly, nonjudgmental, willing to try new things, etc. GR (My review tomorrow)

Maybe Someday - Book Memories

“My heart is punching itself in the face with one arm and hugging itself with the other.” – Page 111
I’m pretty sure that everyone has felt like this before – drawn to something but also wishing you weren’t. GR

I also read DNF’d Tear You Apart by Sarah Cross this month, but I didn’t put it in my book memories jar, for obvious reasons. GR / My Review

Overall, I’ve read 3,560 pages so far in 2015 (plus an audiobook, which I haven’t included in the page count). I also haven’t counted all of the comics I’ve read in this. 

How about you guys? What have you read so far? Anything I should check out?

SUNDAY FUNDAY – Comics, Cities of Literature, and Strange Things

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.

December 1 – 7, 2014

Last weekend I was pretty busy, so I wasn’t able to post on Sunday. After Thanksgiving, I met my friend at her home in Alabama and we drove up to Chattanooga, TN, where we saw The 1975 live. Then we went to the Tennessee Aquarium, drove down to Birmingham, and saw Augustana live. It was a lot of fun!

This week, FOUR new UNESCO Cities of Literature were announced. I did my Master’s dissertation on the Cities of Literature, so this was really cool for me. New cities: Dunedin, Granada, Heidelberg, and Prague.

What you might’ve missed on the blog this week: My review of the audiobook for Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? by Mindy Kaling and my excited post about Jared Leto being cast as The Joker in Suicide Squad

Coming up on the blog this week: My review of Black Ice by Becca Fitzpatrick; Top Ten Tuesday and Teaser Tuesday; Waiting on Wednesday and WWW Wednesday; my review of Evangeline Lilly’s The Squickerwonkers; another post or two thrown in that I haven’t decided on yet. Make sure you come by and check these out! Please?

Books read: I’ve been making my way through The Book of Strange New Things by Michel Faber. It’s taking me a while but I’m enjoying it. It’s my first adult book in a while, which has taken some time to adjust to. It’s not necessarily action packed or anything, but it’s really interesting and full of soul. Expect a review in the next couple weeks.

TBR: I had a great comic book haul yesterday, and I also bought two of The Walking Dead Governor novels at Books-A-Million for $4 each! Check out my comic book haul below. I also received the package from Paige at The Paige-Turner – I won her giveaway! The second picture is the awesome books and swag I got from her!

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Non-bookish things I’m excited about:

Well, it’s by a bookish person. So does that make it bookish? I don’t know. Anyway, Maggie Stiefvater just opened a Society6 shop where she’s selling prints of some of her artwork. Yeah, you know I’m excited. I need some. I really want this one. There are several I really love, like The Raven Cycle Character Sketches. They’re not too expensive, so maybe I’ll buy one if I get any Christmas money. 🙂 Isn’t it beautiful? Sharing the link so others can check out her awesome artwork.

Maggie Stiefvater's Stag

So I had a pretty good week and my weekend has been full of making stuff for my Belle’s Enchanted Gift Exchange partner and my Bookish Christmas partner. I’ve read some, watched some Arrow, got paint all over my hands, and drank a lot of coffee. How’s your week been?

SUNDAY FUNDAY on MONDAY!

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.

So yeah. I’m really bad at doing these on Sunday, as I’m sure you’ve all become aware of. Sundays are pretty much the only day when I just relax and by the time I think about it, it’s too late to do this post or I’m just too lazy to turn my computer on. Oh well.

Today’s Sunday Funday on Monday is all about crafts, pretty much. Saturday I finished making up a bunch of these mustache pillows, which I sell, for someone who is giving them away as Christmas presents. I’ve never done ones with such pretty colors (usually red and green mustaches are ordered), so I had to take a rainbow picture!

Yesterday, Sunday, I made a blanket and a bracelet, both of which I think turned out pretty well. What do you think? 🙂

 

Other than that, I didn’t do much but read and work this week.

Books read: I finished and reviewed Afterworlds by Scott Westerfeld and started Stephen Graham Jones’ Floating Boy and the Girl Who Couldn’t Fly, which is interesting so far. I plan on finishing and reviewing that one later today. I also finished the audiobook of Doll Bones by Holly Black, which was pretty cool. I plan on reviewing that one soon.

TBR: I’ve been adding a ton of 2015 books to my TBR over on Goodreads. I also got approved for an excerpt of V.E. Schwab’s A Darker Shade of Magic and Josh Sundquist’s We Should Hang Out Sometime so I’m looking forward to digging into those soon. I also had a really awesome comic book haul yesterday with a bunch of new series that look awesome.

Non-bookish things I’m excited about:

I’ll be going to New Orleans for the first time this weekend to visit my friend Annette (aka Booknerderie). Yes, for the first time. I live in MS and I’ve never been to New Orleans. I’ll be remedying that though! Yay!

In less than two weeks I’ll be seeing The 1975 for the first time with my friend Georgie! Seriously looking forward to this show!

What about you? Did you make anything fun this week? Read some good books? Tell me about your week!

SUNDAY FUNDAY: WEEK IN REVIEW [17]

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.

October 20 – 26, 2014

Yesterday, I started The Walking Dead TV show. I’ve watched three episodes so far. It’s interesting to see it come to life because I’m used to words with pictures in my head, but this already had pictures. I think I’m going to do a reaction post for each season as I finish. What do you guys think about that?

I don’t have much planned for this week except for the usual: Top Ten Tuesday, Waiting on Wednesday, and maybe a Teaser Tuesday, so this week will be a fly by the seat of my pants kind of week. 🙂

Books read:

This week, I finished and reviewed The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern. Today, I started Get Happy by Mary Amato. I also read several issues of comics: TWD, Batman and Robin, Edward Scissorhands (which will be reviewed on WatchPlayRead this week), Batman Eternal, and more. I got to read Once Upon an Alphabet by Oliver Jeffers at work; it was amazing, of course. I’ll probably review that soon! I also finished rereading Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater as an audiobook. It was pretty great. I think I’m going to do a review of that soon as well.

TBR:

Yesterday was Halloween ComicFest. I had a pretty awesome haul from that.

Halloween ComicFest haul

I also bought the latest issues of TWD, Batman and Robin, Bodies, Wild’s End, and Trees and the first issue of Arkham Manor, which I’m looking forward to checking out.

From the library, I checked out Marie Lu’s The Young Elites and Meg Wolitzer’s Belzhar. I’m so excited to read this, especially The Young Elites. I’ve heard such amazing things! Oh yeah, I also checked out Every Day by David Levithan, which I’m reading for the Magnolia Book Award here in Mississippi. I’ve been wanting to read that one for a long time, so yay!

What you might’ve missed:

My first blog tour! I participated in the Mortal Enchantment Blog Tour (Mortal Enchantment is by the lovely Stacey O’Neale)

I reviewed The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

I’ve been reviewing the comic series Bodies by Si Spencer over on WatchPlayRead. Check out my review of Issue #3.

I’ve also been reviewing Gotham over on WPR. My latest review can be found HERE.

Non-bookish things I’m excited about:

Hmmm. I’ve pretty much been in a bookish-only world recently.

I know this is a little early, but I’m going to see The 1975 next month, and I AM REALLY EXCITED. So yeah, definitely looking forward to that.

What about you guys? What’s new with you?

SUNDAY FUNDAY: WEEK IN REVIEW [16] – Wisdom teeth, wands, and blue lilies

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.

October 13 – 19, 2014

So I got my wisdom teeth out on Friday. Fuuuun. Yeah, that was sarcasm. It wasn’t nearly as bad as everyone I’d spoken to made it out to be, but I’m still a little sore and that’s no fun. Luckily, I didn’t go crazy on the anesthesia or have a lot of swelling or anything!

Things you might’ve missed on the blog this week:

ARC Review of Maggie Stiefvater’s Blue Lily, Lily Blue

Members of Adi Alsaid’s (Let’s Get Lost) street team, of which I am a part, have started a weekly meme called Seize the Tuesday. Here’s my first post.

I really enjoyed this week’s Top Ten Tuesday – Places books have made me want to visit.

Coming up on the blog this week: My first blog tour! I’ll be participating in Stacey O’Neale’s Mortal Enchantment blog tour on Tuesday. Usually I have more of the week planned, but the whole wisdom teeth thing has put me behind schedule. I’ll have Top Ten Tuesday and Waiting on Wednesday as usual, and probably Seize the Tuesday and WWW Wednesday. I plan on having a couple of reviews too! 🙂

Books read:

I didn’t read that much this week, unfortunately. I read Bats at the Library at the library. 🙂 I also started The Night Circus, finally. I had to take a break from it this weekend, 1. Because of the wisdom teeth, and 2. Because I needed to reread Mortal Enchantment before the blog tour. I read some comics and I am now completely caught up with Saga and The Walking Dead! I also tried Gotham Academy, but I’m not really sure how I feel about that one. Has anyone tried that one?

TBR: I didn’t buy any new books/comics this week, but I added a few books to my TBR. In Mississippi, there’s this award called the Magnolia Award, which is awarded two children’s books in a few different categories. I will be reading the books nominated in the young adult category (9-12 age range) for my library, so I’ve recently added these books to my TBR (Eleanor and Park and Every Day were already on it):

45 Pounds (More or Less) by K.A. Barson; Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell; Every Day by David Levithan; Orleans by Sherri L. Smith; Since You Asked by Maurene Goo; I’ll also be reading Doll Bones by Holly Black, which is in the 6-8 age range. Have you guys read any of these? I plan on starting with Every Day.

Non-bookish things I’m excited about:

I got these awesome new shoes today!

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At the library where I work, I planned a wand making event. We had a huge turnout, and it was a lot of fun. These are the wands that my boss, my coworker, and I made. Mine’s the one in the middle. 🙂

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Update me on your liiiiives! What have you read this week? Anything exciting happen?

SUNDAY FUNDAY: WEEK IN REVIEW [15]

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.
October 6 – 12, 2014

So this week was nuts for me. I was supposed to have Tuesday off, but ended up having to go into work. I had one of those days when I just wanted to shut down and do nothing even though I had a ton of stuff to do. That sucked. But I just went to bed early and then got up early to get things done. It worked. Thank goodness.

Things you might’ve missed on the blog:
Book Review of The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater
ARC Review of Oh Yeah, Audrey! by Tucker Shaw
Things I wrote over on WatchPlayRead:
Book Review of The Intern by Gabrielle Tozer
Review of Gotham’s third episode

Coming up on the blog this week: ARC Review of Blue Lily, Lily Blue by Maggie Stiefvater, Top Ten Tuesday – places books have made me want to visit, (probably) Teaser Tuesday, Waiting on Wednesday, (probably) WWW Wednesday, Audiobook Review of Panic by Lauren Oliver. That’s all I have planned so far, but there will probably be more.

WytchesBooks/comics read: I read several comics this week, including Thor #1 (my review will be up on WatchPlayRead tomorrow), about 8 issues of Batman Eternal, Punks: The Comic #1, and Wytches #1 (which I’ll probably review soon because it was AWESOME). Additionally, I read Volume 21 of The Walking Dead comics.

I also read and reviewed Oh Yeah, Audrey! and Blue Lily, Lily Blue (which will be reviewed on the blog tomorrow!). I’m rereading Maggie Stiefvater’s Shiver but as an audiobook this time. It was tripping me up at first because the narrator, Jenna Lamia, also narrated The Help audiobook, so it was like, “Why is Skeeter in Mercy Falls?!” Haha.

Books/comics I’ve added to my shelves: I added a few things to my TBR this week. I forgot to mention it last week, so I wanted to say that I bought Afterworlds by Scott Westerfeld. I’m really looking forward to that one! I didn’t buy any books this week, but I bought a few comics, including Gotham Academy #1, Bodies #3, Wytches #1 (SO GOOD!) Thor #1 (which I already mentioned), and several issues of The Walking Dead, which will catch me up on that series!

Non-bookish things I’m excited about:Gotham 1.2 Oswald

I’m really enjoying Gotham on Fox! I’m reviewing each episode over on WatchPlayRead if you are interested in reading that. 🙂

We’re doing wand making at my library this week. I can’t wait to make my own wizard wand. Pictures next Sunday!

This is such a fatty thing to be excited about, but Keebler is now making red velvet fudge striped cookies, and they are delicious. Haha.

I am NOT excited about the fact that I am getting my wisdom teeth taken out this Friday. But rest assured, there will be NO crazy videos of me high on meds. I’ve already made my family promise. Lol.

What about you? Update me on your liiiiiiiives!

Sunday…er. Monday Funday! Week in Review

[Monday] Funday: Week in Review

Ooops. It’s Monday. Not Sunday. Oh well. I’ve been sick for the past few days, so I haven’t felt like doing ANYTHING. You might have noticed I haven’t posted anything on the blog since Wednesday. I know that isn’t that long, but I feel like my blog is a little lonely and sad. So I’m going to do my regular Sunday Funday post today instead! (I also forgot to do one last weekend, so I’ll have a few things from that in here)

September 22 – October 6, 2014

In the past two weeks, I’ve mostly been working, BUT I went to see Joshua James for the THIRD time. That was awesome. He’s incredible live, so I had a blast (it didn’t hurt that he remembered me and gave me a huge hug afterward). 🙂

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I also went to a wedding, to see TMR for the second time, bought some new comics, and put up some pretty displays in the library where I work.

I am so sorry, but I forgot to announce on my blog (I announced it on Twitter) that Dana (from DanaSquare) won my giveaway! Yay! LINK UP

What have I read in the past two weeks?

I finished and reviewed Rain Reign by Ann M. Martin

I read Volumes 15-20 of The Walking Dead comics (which means I’ve read all the volumes we currently have in our library system. Good thing I bought Volume 21 yesterday!!)

I also read The Intern by Gabrielle Tozer (which I’ll be reviewing on WatchPlayRead this week)

I listened to the audiobook of Panic by Lauren Oliver (read by Sarah Drew) – which I’ll be reviewing on the blog this week

I read an assortment of children’s books at work, but one of the ones I really enjoyed was Kiki’s Blankie by Janie Bynum. I read this one for my library’s preschool story time and the kids (and I) thought it was adorable. It even inspired me to draw Kiki. 🙂

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Books/comics I’ve added to my shelves:

I don’t believe I have bought any new books in the past two weeks (WHAT? I know, right?) but I checked out The One and Only Ivan from the library; it looks like a fun and easy read.

I bought several new comics yesterday though – like I mentioned earlier, I bought Volume 21 of The Walking Dead because we didn’t have it in our library system. I also bought Issues #129, 130, and 132. I need Issues #127, 128, and 131 so I can be completely caught up to the last issue. I’ll probably order those three online (unless one of you lovely people has it and would like to send it to me!! – I’ll pay!). I also got Issue #23 of Saga. I bought Issue #1 of Low (from Image) and Thor (who’s a girl now! From Marvel). I’m excited to start those and see if I like them. I haven’t read a whole lot from Marvel since starting comics, so hopefully I’ll be able to dive in with Thor.

Also, I thought I’d update everyone on my Goodreads reading challenge: I set my challenge in March to read 100 books this year. I didn’t really start updating Goodreads until then (when I started my blog), and I’ve currently read 118/100 books. Haha. Yay!! That doesn’t even count my single issue comics I’ve read (which has to be about 100 at least). I think I’ll set my goal higher next year!

So what about you guys? What’s been happening in your life in the last few weeks? What great books have you read or added to your TBR? Fill me in below!

SUNDAY FUNDAY: WEEK IN REVIEW [13]

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.

September 8 – 14, 2014

So in case you missed it, I’m hosting my first ever giveaway! Do you want to win a SIGNED copy of Stephanie Perkin’s Anna and the French Kiss and some Anna-themed swag? You know you do. Head over to my giveaway page and enter! It ends a week from tomorrow!

Anna Giveaway Pic

Coming up on the blog this week: I’ll be reviewing six (yes, SIX) Oliver Jeffers’ books; Top Ten Tuesday and Waiting on Wednesday as always; I’ll also probably review The Shadow Prince and possibly another book (depending on how my reading goes).

Do you like Benedict Cumberbatch? Do you like books? Do you like cute things? You should probably watch this video of him reading Little Read Hen.

Books read: I finished reading Lauren Oliver’s first adult book, Rooms, this week, and the review should be up on WatchPlayRead tomorrow. I also read and reviewed Of Monsters and Madness. I read three children’s books this week, One Cool Friend, Along a Long Road, and The Hueys in the New Sweater (which will be reviewed on the blog this week). Additionally, I started Stacey O’Neale’s The Shadow Prince. It was a good week for reading.

TBR: I’m going to be participating in the Mortal Enchantment blog tour next month, and this week I received an ARC of the book! From the library, I checked out The Selection by Kiera Cass, the first two BZRK books by Michael Grant, and Horns by Joe Hill. Surprisingly, I didn’t buy any books or comics this week, but my boss did loan me the entire X-Men Legacy series, so I added a BUNCH of stuff to my TBR this week.

What was on the blog this week (and WatchPlayRead):

Monday – Bookish Talk: DNF-ing Books – Do you do it? This one got a LOT of attention, which I wasn’t expecting, but I was really excited about. I had some interesting discussions in the comments. 🙂

Tuesday – Top Ten Tuesday: Underrated authors and books
My interview with Adi Alsaid, author of Let’s Get Lost 

Wednesday – Waiting on Wednesday: Blue Lily, Lily Blue
My freak out about the new Mockingjay Part 1 Poster

Thursday – Liebster Award: Take 3!
Book Review: This Is What Happy Looks Like by Jennifer E. Smith 

Saturday – ARC Review: Of Monsters and Madness by Jessica Verday
Recap/review of Teen Wolf’s season 4 finale, “Smoke and Mirrors”
Comic Book Review: Bodies #2

Sunday – Audiobook Review: Wonder by R.J. Palacio

Some non-bookish things to check out or that I’m excited about:

– This cover of The Neighbourhood’s song Sweater Weather. WOW.
– THE MAZE RUNNER MOVIE COMES OUT FRIDAY!!!!
– I bought my ticket to see The 1975 in November with my friend Georgie!
– You might’ve seen this, but this frat did a lip sync video of Taylor Swift’s song Shake It Off (I’m not a fan of Taylor Swift, but I actually enjoyed this)

SUNDAY FUNDAY: WEEK IN REVIEW [13]

Hey guys, I hope you don’t mind if today’s Sunday Funday is super short. I’m exhausted, but I still wanted to keep you guys up to date on what’s been happening with me!

September 1 – 7, 2014

You probably noticed that last weekend I went to the Decatur Book Festival in Georgia. If you didn’t, check out my recap of the weekend HERE on WatchPlayRead. There’s lots of fun pictures and anecdotes. 🙂 ALSO, my interview with Jennifer E. Smith is up on WPR as well. Check back tomorrow because my interview with Maggie Stiefvater and our round of bookish Would You Rather? will be up.

Things you might be interested in:

Adi Alsaid had some awesome things to say about adults reading young adult literature.

I related really well to this quote from Wonder.

I fell even more in love with Matt Haig’s books.

I had an amazing book/comic book haul this week.

And on WatchPlayRead, I listed ten children’s books you don’t have to be an adult to appreciate.

Exciting things in my life:

My job at the library went full time (hence being exhausted, as I now have a full-time job, an online job, my blog, and WatchPlayRead…and, you know, I need to read, sleep, and eat). I’m super excited!

I know I already said it, but I interviewed Maggie Stiefvater and Jennifer E. Smith. Happy Stefani.

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Adi Alsaid and Jennifer Mathieu recognized me from tweeting my reviews of their books. What?!

ALSO, something exciting for all of you will be on the blog tomorrow! I’m really excited about it and I hope you guys will be too. 🙂 (Two hints: 1. It’s a first for my blog and 2. I met Stephanie Perkins last weekend)

This week I finished the Wonder audiobook and started The Help. I also finished Jennifer E. Smith’s This Is What Happy Looks Like. I read Hermelin: The Detective Mouse and And Tango Makes Three. I also started Rooms by Lauren Oliver.

So the Teen Wolf Season 4 finale is tomorrow. 😦 I’m not ready.

How about you guys? What did you read this week? Anything exciting happening? Fill me in on your week in the comments!