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Sunday post #11 This was a slower reading week somehow

Linking up with the usual crew for the Sunday meme at Kimba’s book blog.

~ On The Blog ~

Hi everyone! I feel like I’ve been less present around the blogs this week, sorry if I missed anyone’s update! Feel free to link drop in the comments 🙂 However, I’m happy about being able to pre-schedule quite a lot of posts this week. Finally getting somewhere! This week I posted twice as usual, about Anne of Green Gables and The Boy Who Loved Too Much. While you probably all know what Anne is about, I’d suggest checking the other book out because it talks about a rare genetic disorder and teaches a lot about empathy.

~ Coming Up Next Week ~

Next week we have a funny review of a bad book called Le Chateau (I always try to make those bad reviews enjoyable for you!) and a review for A Closed And Common Orbit which I liked, but not as much as I loved A Long Way To A Small, Angry Planet.

~ Currently Reading ~

All Day The Nix The World of Laura Ingalls Wilder: The Frontier Landscapes that Inspired the Little House Books

Still reading much the same things as last week (like I said, slow week!) All Day is a book I’d recommend to all of you, it tells the story of a teacher who teaches convicted kids at Rikers Island. It’s a strong book about the hardship black kids face in present day America. I’m also finally getting into The Nix, which isn’t quite as I expected it to be. It’s about a professor who tries writing a book about his mother, who left him abruptly when he was 11. And The World of Laura Ingals Wilder doesn’t call for a lot of explanation, even if you’ve missed last week’s post where I talked about it.

~ Little Book Haul ~

This week I unexpectedly got approved for two books I had forgotten I requested at all:

Here We Are Now Kat and Meg Conquer the World Canopy Harvest Ape House

So it made me really happy when I suddenly got two emails about being approved for Here We Are Now and Kat And Meg Conquer The World. I have no clue what the first one is about (reminder: forgot I requested, haha), but I’ve already finished the second one. I really do hope they change that cover, but the book itself was lovely! About the strongest kind of female friendship and general complications of growing up with anxiety and ADHD. It’s only coming out in November though, so I won’t be posting a review soon.

Canopy Harvest was a freebie from Story Cartel, it’s a sci-fi title that I’ll read… one day. And Ape House was on sale, so I grabbed it, as it’s been on my to-read list for ages. It’s based on how apes can talk with sign language, and for me, talking with animals in our language is something short of crazy sci-fi that I’m super excited about.

 ~ General Rambling ~

Important notice: if any of you are subscribed to my blog, please check your spam folder for a resend of the subscription confirmation! I realized some of you had subbed, but then my email function was broken… I’m resending them now. And after so long, they are surely going to end up in your spam 🙂

The way this week passed, I wasn’t even sure what happened! Certainly it was more like just.. three days or something? Not a solid week? Lifewise, it’s all been pretty much the same, except I found out… that I can play pool, apparently? And beat my boyfriend who was a teen champion a decade ago? So that was awesome. I say yay for beginner’s luck.

As for book stuff, I’m sharing the first sentence of Kat And Meg Conquer The World. That’s a pretty kicker to start a book with, don’t you think?

Have you bought or received any awesome new books? And how has your reading week been?

I’m Evelina and I try to blog about books that matter, with a bit of fun there too! Disability and equality will be topics you see a lot, but there’s also a lot of scifi, fantasy and… GIFs. I’m also the proud founder of #ARCsAnonymous.

56 thoughts on “Sunday post #11 This was a slower reading week somehow

    1. Haha! Well, you can still grab the ARC maybe? It was a great read, a very sober tale of a friendship between two girls who have their respective problems, crippling anxiety and panic attacks and ADHD. I loved the character growth 🙂

    1. Thank you!! And yay, you got that one too? I’m sure you’ll like it, it was a good story 🙂 and yeah, totally exciting when that happens. So exciting that I even started reading the ARC that isn’t due till November, haha 😀

  1. Love that excerpt about “hell,” LOL.

    I would definitely be one to forget what I requested….if I didn’t keep a list. I’m an obsessive list maker. LOL.

    I have that Anne of Green Gables book, with the classic cover, too….I keep planning to reread it.

    Enjoy your week, and thanks for visiting my blog.
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    1. I’m also an obsessive list maker! But the thing is, I don’t WANT to find out I wasn’t approved for a lot of books 😀 so I let the ones I get approved for be surprises, and the ones I didn’t.. oh well, those can stay forgotten 🙂

  2. I love being able to pre-schedule blog posts. It’s so helpful to be able to do that.

    Looks like you have some good reading ahead this week. Enjoy!

    Have a great week!

    1. Thank you 🙂 oh yeah! Edelweiss is like NetGalley+Goodreads, in the way that you can go completely OCD and shelve books you want, and also put up reviews of the books you never received but bought. It’s also a place where librarians or booksellers can order books (apparently?) Anyway, it’s so much bigger than NetGalley. For you, it can be an alternative source or eARCs 🙂 so I suggest signing up and requesting Kat and Meg 🙂 (yep, I think you’d like that book)

  3. Wow, those are all new books to me! Although I have read the Laura Ingalls books – have you watched the TV series? I was seriously obsessed with it a few years ago 😉

    Happy reading! Hope you have a lovely week ahead 🙂

    P.S. I LOVE that snippet from that kindle photo! That book sounds awesome.
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  4. Oh I meant to tell you that I finally received the comment notification from your blog! And oh man, I love pool! I’m terrible at it though. I actually got decent enough at it at one point to play against regular people, but now it’s been so long that I’m sure I’m awful again lol.
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    1. Yeah, my email got fixed! Yay, I’m so glad 🙂 not in the spam either?
      And you should have seen my boyfriend 😀 he hasn’t played for 10 years, well maybe once or twice here, and he’s expecting to be just as good! Should have seen his face when I (totally accidentally) whipped his ass at pool xD it was aaaaaawesome.

  5. I felt the same way about Closed and Common Orbit- I liked it (a lot) but not as much as the first one. I need more Wayfarer crew. 🙂 Looking forward to your review. I think there’s a third book on the way and am really looking forward to it.

    Yay for pool! We had a pool table growing up so friends would always come over and we’d play pool til the wee hours lol. Good times.

    Kat and Meg sounds great, hope it turns out really well.
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          1. I can’t remember Cook’s name but I want all his food and I want to eat in that little observation garden/ lounge thing they had. And yeah Lovelace… that was a shame. I wanted her to make it… that totally sucked. 🙁
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      1. Oh yeah…the panic sets in then! lol I start with good intentions. I’ll get them all done on the weekend then I end up looking at other blogs and getting nothing done. *Squirrel!*
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        1. But that’s still good 😀 because you need to visit other blogs too. I spend god knows how much time doing that. Glad it’s so easy on the phone 😀

  6. I love reading books about teachers who work with difficult populations so I’m definitely going to look for All Day. I know I brought home a copy of it from BookExpo. Enjoy your week!

  7. Prescheduling posts is the best feeling!! I still need to read A Long Way To A Small, Angry Planet. – hopefully later this year. Kat and Meg looks cute – I will have to check it out. Good job with pool!! Have a great week!

  8. First I have to say I love the set up of your weekly wrap up. It is hard to keep up with blogging/commenting. I don’t think anyone has that on lock so you are in good company being a bit behind (or way behind in my case). Yay for surprise approvals! I love that! All your new reads look awesome. I am looking forward to reading your thoughts on The Nix. I started that book a few times. I actually had it on my list for COYER, but I have the physical ARC and not the ebook, so who knows how long it will before I get to it. These days ebooks are king for me.
    I hope you have a great week!
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    1. Haha, you’re right 🙂 thanks. Only super people who have no other work (like jobs, school or kids to look after) can comment all day, I suppose! But this is real life 🙂 I’m just glad commenting is so easy on the phone, you know? Where would I be without that.
      Really, you couldn’t get into The Nix? That’s too bad. Yeah, it was tough for me at first too, but then I somehow broke through it. It’s still a little bit scattered at 32%, but I’m reading about a familiar time frame, the Chicago riots – I read about that in 4 3 2 1. And it’s funny, because when I finished that one, I jumped straight into The Nix, saying stuff like “this will replace that long read for me”. Strangely enough, it’s even partly about the same events 😀
      Ebooks are also the king of me, totally 🙂 what with living in Lithuania, I don’t even get any physical ARCs, so ebooks all the way 🙂
      You have a good week too, and thank you for such a long, lovely comment 🙂

  9. Glad to hear you scheduled a lot of posts!! Isn’t that the absolute BEST feeling in the bookbloggerverse?? I’m so reading The Boy Who Loved Too Much and All Day And hopefully I’ll finish A Long Way To A Small, Angry Planet. Congrats on getting approved for those two ARCs I’m already looking forward to your review of Kat and Meg because… ADHD!!! 🙂 as a good ADHD I WILL forget you said it’s not coming any time soon as ask you a few more times so hope you don’t mind 😀 Canoppy Harvest sounds good too! I AM SO PROUD OF YOU POOL -CHAMPION-BEAT-HER-BOYFRIEND Girl Power!
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    1. Hahaha, so true 😀 but then again, I’m still happy most of the time when they unexpectedly approve. It’s like a lovely surprise. What I hate though is when it’s unexpectedly non-Kindle :/ and it runs out. And I can’t put it away D:

  10. I love that first sentence! I would definitely want to read that book 🙂
    And yeah, I so feel your request-and-forget pain… Been there way too many times! Then time runs out and I end up not reading everything I wanted to. Sigh.
    Great post, as always!

    1. Thankfully, I have them on my kindle, so I get to keep them… forever. Apart for a few books that are in PDF and I try to read them sooner. So at least that’s good 🙂
      And thank you!!

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