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Sunday post #19 Back from vacation!

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

This week my Sunday update might be a little short, as I just came back from vacation! But not to worry – I still have something to share. My vacation was fun, and although I might not have gotten as much time to read as I thought I would, I spent a great week with my boyfriend and the kids of the camp he taught English in. It was surely a different way to spend my vacation, but it was refreshing and fun.

~ Last Week On The Blog ~

Last week I posted twice as usual. In the discussion I wondered about how is it that I rate books 4 stars most often (does that happen to you?) and in the review I talked about Burying The Honeysuckle Girls, a book I have mixed feelings about.

 

~ Coming Up Next Week ~

Let’s not get ahead of ourselves, I’m coming back from a vacation 😀 I do have one post scheduled, it’s The Triple Liebster Tag, but I will have to write some more posts after that one comes out on Tuesday. Also, no book haul this time, as I’ve been mostly offline, so I’ve got no temptations, ho ho ho! (Don’t even ask.)

~ Vacation Reading Progress ~

If you read my last Sunday post, you might remember that I had a whopping plan for this vacation week – to read five books! Of course, nobody was actually hoping that I would read them all (I believe not even you did, right?) Which is why I’m not super disappointed about my progress: 

The Subtle Knife was amaaaaaazing, and you should all read this series, I swear. Amazing symbolism and just so much action, and so many #feels! I think I will be reviewing the entire series in a post when I finish the third book – The Amber Spyglass. The Growing Season was also amazing – and it seems I will be reading pretty much anything Helen Sedgwick writes from now on. Will be reviewing it soon, it’s a very deep novel that looks into how we understand childbirth and the woman’s role in society, is freedom from pain and responsibility more equality or on the contrary – less? If you’re interested in feminism, then you should read this novel. It’s also a feels trip as well. Then I’ve also just finished Practical Magic, and I have mixed feelings – on one hand, I think I liked the movie better (…don’t hit me!!!), but then again – the book had its charm and the writing is just brilliant (it’s Alice Hoffman we’re talking about here, after all.) But then, it also had some aspects that I disagreed with. However, it’s definitely worth the read and it a nice story. Meanwhile, The Golden House, although written by a renowned literary wonder, is boring me to death. I feel like the book (…or at least I) would have benefited from the editor cutting half of the stuff out of the book. There’s just so much in there that is unnecessary, too sophisticated (or mock sophisticated?), it just makes me feel like I’d rather be a plain old dumpling but not be bored by reading something and pretending I like the boredom. Cause I really and truly don’t. Also, unfortunately for the last book – I didn’t even make it near it! But I will be starting it soon. That’s provided The Golden House doesn’t put me in a complete slump.

 ~ What Have I Been Up To ~

Best way to share my week’s experience with you? Photos! I don’t have too many amazing ones as I was busy reading and having fun, but here you are:

 
 

~ In The Bookish Community ~

 

Elizabeth @ RedGal Musings shares 8 YA tropes she’s super tired of and how to avoid them

Kei @ Lovely Pages Reviews writes about How to approach book bloggers with book requests, and it’s such a funny post!

Mallory @ She Is Bookish shares the struggles of a beginner blogger’s life – reality and what not to worry about

And that’s all this week! Sorry if I missed visiting some of you last time, vacations can be like that! Share your bookish news with me this time!

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.

50 thoughts on “Sunday post #19 Back from vacation!

    1. What about my boyfriend? 😀 BTW! You might get to know him more closely, as he might be reviewing a book or two on my blog as a guest appearance soon 🙂 I’m thinking of making a small corner on the blog for him!

        1. Yes xD well, generally, after loads of messy shitty relationships between 17-25 most people will have a stable relationship by nearly 30 xD one day that will seem normal to you to :DDD but yes! My boyfriend is pretty awesome <3
          I'll be figuring out the introduction post soon so hopefully you'll also like him 😀

    1. But you’re not on vacation!!! xD hahaha. Or are you? 😀
      Yes, you should definitely check out The Growing Season. I think it might still be available on NetGalley. I really loved it!

  1. I don’t know if I already have mentioned this but there will be a sequel trilogy to His Dark Materials and the first book will be out this fall 😀 And I’m so jealous that you don’t have to wait like ten years for the sequel but you get to read it like right away after you finish third book 😀

    1. Yes! I’ve heard about it 🙂 unfortunately, I have not been lucky in locating any ARCs at all 😀 Although maybe when you’re as big as Pullman, you don’t do that anymore..? I will be impatiently waiting for the book though, and so will my boyfriend, I think, as he recommended me this series in the first place 🙂 (or rather… constantly nagged at me to read it, that would be more accurate xD)

  2. I am anxious to reread or this time listen to Practical Magic. I remember loving the book, and the movie is a personal favorite..but the lines have blurred between them. LOL 3 and 1/2 books are pretty darn good for vacation. Welcome back!
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    1. I was so surprised it’s so different from the movie! I do suggest listening though. Alice Hoffman writes so flowingly, it must be GREAT to listen to. At least I would imagine!
      And thanks!

  3. Glad you had a great vacation! The Triple Leibster Tag sounds fun. And nice pics- looks like a really beautiful area.

    Hope your reads are all good this week. 🙂
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  4. 3 1/2 books on vacation is such great reading! I want to pick Practical Magic but actually haven’t seen the movie! Love the pictures. Have a great week!

    1. Thanks! Hey, it’s probably for the best if you read it without seeing the movie. Then you can watch it afterwards 🙂 I think you’d like both. Both are good in a different way.

    1. Thanks! Well, it’s good to just relax too 🙂 you don’t have to kill it with the number of books 😀 your eyes will thank you especially.

  5. Sounds like a great vacation. I’ve seen the movie Practical Magic, but have not read the book. Have a great week.

  6. Dang, girl! You actually killed it on the book reading during vacation! So humble…

    I love your pics from vacation. Thanks for sharing them. It looks so peaceful and relaxing 🙂 Heck, take this week off, too! I think you deserve it 😉

    1. Thanks! But you know, I ACTUALLY think that’s not too many xD cause when I blog hop, SO MANY people read 5 books a week alongside their daily lives! Like, they don’t even have to go on vacation! So I feel like I was doing nothing all week, and still read this little..? xD I guess it’s all very relative, huh 🙂
      I wish I could take this week off too! But I’m the only account manager in the agency, things are just badly falling apart when I leave cause there’s no one to take over xD luckily, a junior will be joining us shortly. Maybe then I can have someone to get my back while I’m away 🙂

  7. Your vacation pictures look so quiet and relaxing…. a cup of coffee, nice scenery, and books! 😀

    I was secretly wondering if you’d make it through five books. Usually I spend hours picking out vacation books, only to realize I’d rather be sleeping 😛 (Not quite sure how that works…. when I’m not on vacation I say up all night reading, but when I’m on vacation all I want to do is sleep? Maybe it’s one giant reading hangover!?!)
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    1. 😀 I was secretly wondering about that too! I did good though, I think. I didn’t *really* believe I would be able to make it through 5 books xD
      I actually didn’t end up sleeping that much cause we were in a camp, so we had like a schedule and all (and nobody would let you sleep it – set meal times xD), but I had a lot of activities and people to distract me, so I couldn’t focus solely on reading 🙂

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