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Sunday post #18 Going on a vacation - sorry if I'm slower at being social!

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

This week I’m going off to vacation, woo! Sorry if I’m a little slow with the blog hops and visits, don’t know how my data will be. But I’ll try to visit everyone nonetheless. Wish me luck on my trip to the woods!

~ Last Week On The Blog ~

Two posts as usual – one you all seemed to love or just plain be interested in about if spoilers are okay in book reviews or not, and another post for the review of The Fifth Season, in its entire epicness:

spoilers in book reviews the fifth season

~ Coming Up Next Week~

Here’s what you should expect on my blog next week:


~ Vacation Reading Plan! ~

I am so excited, I’m finally going for a vacation! So I *just might* have more time for reading, or at least I’m sure hoping to! Which is why I’ve devised this reading agenda with wayyyyy too many books to not fail it:

The Subtle Knife (His Dark Materials #2) The Growing Season Practical Magic (Practical Magic #1) The Golden House Happiness: A Memoir: The Crooked Little Road to Semi-Ever After

As I’ve just finished The Golden Compass (alas, no review yet), I have continued with the series straight away and dove into The Subtle Knife. I am planning to finish this one for sure. Then there are certain ARCs on firesuch as The Golden House, Happiness and The Growing Season. And if I want to start properly with The Rules of Magic, I should start Practical Magic this week too. So, as you can see, I’ve basically got my own vacation #readathon! (wish me luck…)

~ In The Bookish Community ~

Despite being off in the woods, I still have a lovely post to share with you!

Rant: About How My Favourite Superhero Was Put In The Corner
Steff talks about how Rogue, such a wonderful and spunky female character in the X-Men gets treated like a total NPC in the movies; not too bookish, but very relevant!

 ~ General Rambling ~

This photo has been quite popular on IG this week. I got these lovely flowers from a workmate – aren’t they just so Bookstagram-worthy? Will have to take more pictures before they wilt. Also? The Golden Compass was amaaaaaazing.

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.

71 thoughts on “Sunday post #18 Going on a vacation - sorry if I'm slower at being social!

  1. Have a happy vacation. I love The Golden compass too. Actually I like the first book the best, the second book lesser than that and the third book even lesser. But dont let me discourage you. Most people feel the other way round.

    1. Thank you Resh! And thanks for dropping by. I just finished the second book, The Subtle Knife. My boyfriend is also one of those who liked the second more and the third even more, but I think I’m like you – I think I liked the first the best so far, although I surely liked the second too! It’s just got different dynamics. Although one thing I can say – I ABSOLUTELY love the symbolism in this series.

    1. Thanks for the support, Kim 🙂 but you know the funny thing! I’ve greatly enjoyed visiting throughout the evenings, slowly, like three blogs at a time 🙂 almost done with the rounds now! It’s absolutely different when you don’t have to work, so much more time to do the same things 🙂

  2. Have a great vacation, and hope you get lots of reading time. 🙂 I need to go over and read that Rogue rant since I have a feeling I’m going to agree (aka where was she in the last movie and why??) lol.

    Have a great week!
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    1. Yes! The Rogue rant was absolutely great! Do you love Rogue as well? I loved the classical 80s Rogue. She was a lovely character.

    1. I know right! It makes you wonder if you’re just reading very good books, or if something’s up with your judgement 😀 at least that’s what happens to me!

          1. Ability 😀 more like excluding you from civilization… you poor thing. That’s too bad, sorry it’s like that :/

    1. Thanks, lovely! Haven’t started Practical Magic yet, but I finished The Subtle Knife (yay), read half of The Golden House (meh) and just started The Growing Season (also yay so far)

  3. Oooh I love your bookstagram photo!! It’s so pretty. I just love the pop of colors on the one side. All your new books look great. I’ll be curious to hear your thoughts on them. Hope you have a fantastic vacation filled with lots of good books! 🙂
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  4. That is a beautiful picture. I love Instagram and looking at everyone’s pics, but I sort of suck at the whole composition and taking pictures thing. I don’t like clutter, and therefore, do not have a lot of stuff that is not needed, but all the best bookstagrams have a lot of stuff. It’s such a struggle. Have an awesome vacation. I hope you come back fully rested and recharged.
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    1. Thanks! Oh, I know what you mean. I also couldn’t say I have too many props for my photos 😀 it is easier in the summer though – you can just take pics outside 🙂

    1. Thank you! So far I’m doing alright, although I doubt I’ll be making my plan cause we have a guitar here, so that eats up half my time 😀

    1. Whoops! Sorry about that, blogs sometimes get hungry and eat comments 😀 thanks! We finally have sun here today, so I’m trying to enjoy it 🙂 one book already finished!

  5. Have a great vacation week!

    I love the floral display for IG. Thanks for sharing, and I’m curious about your upcoming discussion posts.

    I’m curious about Happiness and The Growing Season.

    Thanks for visiting my blog, and enjoy your reading.
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    1. Thanks! I was happy I got some flowers for my birthday! So that’s why the floral display. Maybe I should make it a point and give myself flowers so I could do more bookstagram? Haha 😀

  6. I’ve had the Philip Pullman trilogy sitting on my shelves for literally 10 years or more. I keep thinking I will read them someday. Maybe this fall, I’ll finally get around to them.

    Enjoy your rambles in the woods, and I hope you get the perfect amount of time for reading. Happy vacation!
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    1. Do read them, please! I’ve been letting them lie around for far too long. They are INCREDIBLY good books. One of the best I’ve read! Truly recommended.
      And thank you!

  7. I started Fifth Season earlier this year and just could not get into that prologue. So I put it to the side for a bit and have yet to pick it back up. I keep hearing amazing things though and I really, really want to read some by this author.
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    1. This is EXACTLY what happened to me. Then someone told me to read the glossary 🙂 and things got much better! The book really picks up after the 15% mark, trust me! I was also thinking stuff like “just why does everyone else love it so..?” The things is, it’s just hard to get into the world, it’s a lot of new stuff you have to make sense of, but when you do, it’s extremely immersing. Pretty much like a movie!

    1. Thanks! I loved the movie as well. I mean, Nicole Kidman and Sandra Bullock? It’s hard to not like a movie with sassy girls like that. I loved their characters so much.

    1. We finally have the sun out, so I will be trying, thanks! Ventured into the woods yesterday for pretty bookstagram purposes, and got like 10 mosquito bites in under 3 minutes 😀

  8. Yaaaayyyyyy for vacation!! Enjoy! 🙂

    I just love His Dark Materials. Those three books had a great influence on me and in some way they defined who I am. Will from The Subtle Knife was my first bookish crush (I read them when I was pretty young so I liked Will as he was older and serious and just perfect haha). But I still find Lyra super annoying for some reason…

    Love those flowers <3 !

    1. Will is SO crush-worthy! If I was younger I would have totally felt the same 🙂 I liked him as a character so much. He is very manly for a child – absolutely crush material! And I do agree. Lyra is not my favorite character xD I like her as a character to move forward the story – but I don’t like her as a human being xD she’s kind of prissy, isn’t she? Little princess. I guess it comes with being born like that and her purpose in the story!

        1. Yes! Will is amazing. Plus, I really like the witches too? But you know, I guess you can say that Will has made Lyra more responsible too? It seemed that way to me. At least, Lyra definitely has growth. Even if she is prissy xD

  9. Yay for vacation! I actually have a 5 day stretch coming up later this month (when my mom has her surgery) and I am hoping to get caught up on reading and blogging. No promises though (lol). I hope you get some relaxation in this week!
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  10. Oooh those flowers ARE super gorgeous!! And I’m so glad you enjoyed The Subtle Knife!! I need to read that…*glares at ominously looming TBR pile* Also I hope you have a lovely vacation!! I haven’t been collecting so many books lately since I’ve moved and don’t have my library…so maybeeeee my TBR will shrink one of these days.However I did recently get copies of Rules for Thieves, The Near Witch, and Saints & Misfits! So I’m pretty excited about all of those!
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  11. Your discussion post from last week sounds interesting, I’ll have to check it out next. Those flowers sure look pretty, I can see why you used them for a picture. I hope you’ll have an awesome vacation!
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  12. Ugh. All the technology hates us. I swear we are both cursed. I KNOW I wrote a response to this on Sunday. Then I stopped by to see if you had responded. BAH. All the lies of technology make me sad.

    Your blog is SO HOPPING! I don’t know how you keep up. I can barely keep up with my own and it’s not nearly as smokin’ as yours is. Keep up the great work! These discussion posts are super great. I love them both. I don’t know how you come up with all these great ideas.

    I cannot wait to hear about how your unintentional vaca readathon turns out. You have some great books on this list! The only one I’ve read is The Subtle Knife, but all the others are on my TBR. Are you stalking me? I bet your TBR looks strangely similar to my own… We really need to coordinate our buddy read, yah? Yah.

    Of course that photo is super popular on Insta this (last?) week! It’s gorgeous. I love watching how your insta photos are progressing. You are definitely getting better with using complimentary colors. I’ve more or less given up on taking bookish photos. *shrug* That’s okay, I guess. I’ll live vicariously through you.
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    1. Hahaha thanks! Hm, sorry about your comment getting lost, that’s too bad! I’m also sorry I haven’t been able to visit your blog so much lately, vacation and all. Scatterbrained is what I am, even though I’m hopping 😀

      I have more good photos from the vacation though! Took a few. But they’re waiting for when I read those books, I guess xD meanwhile though, I’ve already posted one non-book related one from the camp where I had my vacation, maybe you saw it. A fake grandpa clock on a tree! It’s so perfect… eerie and promising. If you haven’t seen it, I’ll be sharing it in the Sunday post 🙂 I’m sure you’ll love it. Such an interesting object.

      And yes! Our TBR must look similar. I’m totally ready for that buddy read of Attachments with you! So just write me a message or something for when you want to read it. And we can do a cross post, maybe something like me and Marta did with Red Rising? I feel like I really loved that format.

      1. Pft, vacation totally wins. I know that you’ll be by eventually– I have been where you are. I don’t expect all sorts of attention like that. 😉 I also love the grandpa clock photo!! I totally saw it; it’s a really great photo. That camp looks super cool.

        That sounds awesome– it might have to be a bit different, since neither of us has read the book, so we can’t prep questions head of time quite the same… We’ll Twitter about it. I’m certain we’ll come up with something awesome. Because, well, we’re awesome. 😉
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        1. Yeah, that grandpa clock photo really came out well! It’s because I covered up the lens and then quickly snapped the photo while it was still figuring out its brightness levels 🙂 it barely needed a filter! Really happy with the result. Just looks so eerie.

          I think the review format will work just fine as long as we read the book, THEN send questions to each other 🙂 and then pick a day when we’re both publicizing the review (it would be awesome if we did it on the same day). Since there is no timer, we can just read it and give ourselves space to write the questions 🙂 they don’t have to be ahead of time!

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