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 ~
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:
— Evelina | Avalinah (@AvalinahsBooks) June 14, 2017
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.