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Sunday post #14 Twittersplosion and my first 100 followers!!!

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

~ On The Blog ~

This week was one hell of a week, I had way too much work and way too many health troubles. But as stressful as it was, something really exciting happened! In the start of the week, I tweeted about wanting to follow more book bloggers and it turned into the most exciting Twittersplosion and blog hop ever! Courtesy of which… Today I finally have 100 followers! Super exciting. Here’s the culprit, and it’s as close to viral as I’ve ever been, haha:

I want to thank every single one of you who followed me through this blog hop, and I’m super excited to have so many new bookish friends. I will never forget that Monday when I was up till late answering tweet notifications and every time I’d turn away there would be another batch of 30 in the Twitter window!

Anyway, I have posted twice last week, and both of these books come out on Tuesday, so you can grab them next week!

~ Coming Up Next Week ~

Next week I will finally have a discussion! It’s going to be a fun one, so stay tuned. Then there will be mini-reviews for three photo books. And I will also be posting a review for the sequel of Anne of Green Gables – Anne of Avonlea, for the #AnneReadalong2017.

 

~ Reading In July ~

Miss Confederation: The Diary of Mercy Anne Coles Anne of the Island The Thousand Tiny Miracles of Living Twice (Angel Aid Book 1) Red Rising (Red Rising #1)

I’ve actually got a plan for July! For once I’ve got a reading plan! (don’t ask me how it’s going to turn out.) Basically, I’ve got a few ARCs to gobble down and a few other interesting projects, so I’ve made an exciting plan out of it. First of all, Miss Confederation comes out quite soon and I still haven’t started reading it. It’s a real journal of a girl, from year 1864, so of course I’m all over it. Then there’s Anne of the Island for the readalong. The Thousand Tiny Miracles of Living Twice is very exciting, because it’s the first book that I sent a request for straight to the author, and Katarina West has been kind enough to reply and say yes! It’s a sweet summer read, something that will lift my mood, as it’s about a woman who ends up being helped by an angel. And Red Rising is for a fun cross-post bossy buddy read with Marta @ The Somewhere Library! I’m looking forward to it, and there will be a dedicated post about that on Monday, the 17th.

~ What I’ve been reading lately ~

 

I don’t know when exactly I’ll be putting up reviews for these books, cause I’m just that way, but I wanted to share with you that I read them, that they were awesome and that they’re truly recommended! So like, mini reviews, I guess? First of all, I just finished Gemina. Need I tell you how awesome it was? You’ve probably heard it from left and right already. But since I’m such a trusted source to you (haha… But seriously, I’m looking at you, Dragonfly @ Our Familiarium), I will just say: Go Get That Gemina Right Now. And if you haven’t read Illuminae yet, well then, you’ve got more problems to solve!

Then I’ve also recently finished Omnia, a Blogger Shame ARC that has been lying around since last year, and for shame! I gobbled it up in a few hours, and it was as tasty as cupcakes with the pinkest topping ever. It’s a kids’ book, but it’s definitely the right kind for adults as well. It’s about a kid who goes looking for a plushie of his sisters that he accidentally threw away, and ends up finding himself in the weirdest and biggest magical store in the world. Here’s a few quotes for you to tell you what to expect:

And that’s it for this week! What news have you got?

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.

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sjhigbee
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Congratulations on your success with the follower explosion! I hope you enjoy Red Rising – it was one of my favourite series of last year. Lots of folks reckon it is very like Hunger Games, but any surface similarity fades after the first book when it turns into something quite different. Have a great week – My Sunday Post – https://sjhigbee.wordpress.com/2017/07/09/sunday-post-9th-july-2017/

Anastasia
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Congrats on 100! 😀 AND I’m just so jealous over your reading plan! I’m so bad at planning my reading and I feel like if I start doing it then it hopelessly backfires on me… Red Rising is one of my favorites so I hope you like it!

Marta Pascual Pérez
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I love Laura Gallego she is such and amazing author especially in her early works, have you read any of those?
I really hope you enjoy all your reading for July, especially Red Rising .

Savanah | Off-Color Literature
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I saw your Twitter explode! I’m sooo happy for you! <3

I really can't wait to get my hands on Illuminae, which I've heard such amazing things about.

Omnia sounds amazing! I bet my kiddo would love that.

Sarah
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Congrats on 100 followers! I remember when I hit it not that long ago, it’s a great feeling!

Geybie's Book Blog
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Congratulations on getting new followers! Awesome. Sorry, I missed your tweet. I think I’ve followed you already but I need to make sure just in case I haven’t. Anyway, getting a reading plan is great. I’ve failed every time I tried to make one so I quit. Haha. I always got distracted whenever I set a plan to read certain books. Glad that it works for you. Happy reading.

Lyse
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Sounds like a good week! I’m totally on your side with the awesomeness of GEMINA and I strongly recommend it for everyone! Funny story–my husband is not-very-often reader, so I was trying to convince him to read ILLUMINAE because I knew he would love it. It took WEEKS for him to ever start it, but when he did, he would not put it down. Flew straight through it, then through GEMINA. It was so funny. When OBSIDIO comes out, I’m going to have to fight him for it!

Sam @ WLABB
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I read Gemina right after BEA last year, and am so sad that Obsidio was not done for BEA this year. It seems like forever since I have been in that world. I am by no means an SFF reader, but I adore that series. I love the Anne books. They bring me way back. I hope you feel better this week, and enjoy all your books.

dsteenrod
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Congratulations on 100 followers! I’m still working to get 50, but I’m getting there slowly, but surely. I am so happy I found your blog through that Twitter post. It was most definitely a success!

Laurel-Rain Snow
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Congrats on the followers!

I am curious about Gemina, as you are right. It is everywhere!

Thanks for visiting my blog, and yes, I did change my theme, my header, and my background…during Bloggiesta. I’m enjoying it.

Have a great week!

Haniya
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Congrats on 100 followers!!! ❤❤ *throws confetti* & Good Luck for July reading!
Haniya from Twitter (@haniyabookling)

Yvonne
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Congrats on 100 followers! That’s great. Sounds like a great reading plan for July. Hope you have a great week!

Annemieke
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Yeay for the follower explosion. That is great!

Jennifer | Book Den
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What a cute idea to find people on twitter! I bet that was fun! 🙂

HEATHER DUFF
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I loved Omnia, it is a nice bit of escapism! Enjoy Red Rising, that whole series is fantastic!

Aleen @ Lampshade Reader
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Congrats on your new followers. 🙂

My reading plans are such that I don’t have any. It’s usually just whittling down the ARC piles. But, I’m trying to be a little better at not requesting so many review copies at once. LOL

Hope you have a great week!

Greg
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I think I saw some of that Twitter blog hoppage and it was awesome. Great idea! 🙂

Gemina is of course awesome (go Ella!) and Omnia- yay! I buddy reviewed that with a few other blggers a while back and it was a blast. Such a cool book!

Darby
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Congrats on 100 followers! That is amazing! I’ve never heard of Omnia, but it looks great!

Grace @ Rebel Mommy Book Blog
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Grace @ Rebel Mommy Book Blog

There was a lot of book blogger love on Twitter this week which is always nice!! Gemina was sich a great book – Glad you loved it!! Have a great week!

Elise @ Roaming Reader
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THAT BLOG HOP IS HOW I FOUND YOUR BLOG SO I’M GLAD YOU POSTED IT! Yay for bookish friends!

I DIDN’T KNOW THERE WAS AN ANNE OF GREEN GABLES SEQUEL! I read it back in 4th grade and I remember liking it. But now I really don’t remember any of it… XD

I’ve had Red Rising recommended to me and seen it around. I should probably pick that one up.

kimbacaffeinate
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I saw your Tweet and ended up following oodles of new peeps. Hope your week is amazing!

Samantha
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Yay for your twitter success! Congrats!
I love your IG posts about that book. Hilarious!

Ardis @ Pondering The Prose
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Congratulations on your new followers! I will try to follow you as well, but I have forgotten my password for WordPress. Gemina is a wonderful book! I’m so glad you liked it. I will go right now and follow you on Twitter. Have a wonderful week.

Maureen Bakker
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Congratulations on your new followers. That’s awesome. It’s always fun to connect with new readers out there.
Your books this week look really pretty. I love looking at these kinds of beautiful covers.
Have a great week and happy reading!

Kristen @ Metaphors and Moonlight
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Sorry you didn’t have a good work/health week :-/ But yay for the twittersplosion and all your new followers!

Lark @ The Bookwyrm's Hoard
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Congratulations on your Twittersplosion and reaching your first 100 followers! I missed the Twitter storm but just followed you there, on Instagram, and on Bloglovin’. I look forward to getting to know you!

Dragonfly @ Our Familiarium
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WHOHOOO 100 followers!!!

I was SOOOOO into the blog hop and then I got too busy with my vacation so I didn’t hop [don’t get mad at me lol I was already following you and you biggest fan anyway ] maybe I’ll be able to find the participants in that Twittersplosion and do it this week 🙂

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you are reading Red Rising!!!

THAT BOOK IS SOOOOOO GOOD I CAN’T EVEN!

hahahaha ok I’ll read Gemina and Illuminate too!

Jackie B.
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CONGRATS ON 100 FOLLOWERS!!! I am so proud to count myself in this list. You are an amazing blogger and a wonderful member of the bookish community. I am so glad you’ve found a following– particularly because I know how hard you’ve worked towards this. It’s lines like this: ” I gobbled it up in a few hours, and it was as tasty as cupcakes with the pinkest topping ever.” <— I adore you. Please write more like this. 😉 I LOVE Gemina and Red Rising. I'm just finishing Morning Sun, the final Red Rising book, right now for a… Read more »