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Sunday post #2 Let's sum up the reading week

Like every week, today I’m linking up with the Sunday meme at Kimba’s book blog for a short update.

~ Reading this week ~

 Shift (Silo, #2) The Fifth Season (The Broken Earth, #1) 4 3 2 1
So I’m still reading The Fifth Season and 4 3 2 1, but I’ve also started Shift, which is the sequel of Wool. I posted my review of Wool this week, and the book was just so amazing! Check it out if you haven’t read the book yet. It’s one of the “must recommend” ones for me.
I’ve also picked up Baking Powder Wars. After reading The Radium Girls, I’ve figured non-fiction can be pretty cool, so I’ve decided to read more. Baking Powder Wars is about the crazy marketing wars in the beginnings of capitalism, but so far (I’m 11% in) it’s more about how bread was baked at home and not at home, how they made yeast and what they used for leavening, as well as flour types. Can’t say it’s boring, can’t say it’s too interesting either.
Oh, and check out the cover for Shift in my language. I think it’s pretty cool! It’s from the library. Rarely do I pick up actual paper books these days!

~ Finished this week ~

The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America's Shining Women Children of the Different
I’ve finished The Radium Girls, and I must say – not without tears! I will be posting a review soon, but since it’s such an emotional story, I must do it justice. I’ve also finished Children of the Different, and it should be getting a review next week.

~ On the blog ~

I’ve only posted the review of Wool this week, as I’ve been so busy (as always…)

~ Life Stuff ~

I wish you all a very Happy Easter! Regardless of how you celebrate it (or don’t) where you live, have some pics of my home-and-hand-decorated Easter eggs!



~ Planning to start next week ~

Swans Are Fat Too The Breedling and the City in the Garden (The Element Odysseys #1) Esther Waters
This is still on the “planned” list, as it seems I can’t stick to a reading plan no matter what, haha!

How has your week been and what are you planning on reading next?

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.

46 thoughts on “Sunday post #2 Let's sum up the reading week

  1. Oh wow, now I’m super curious about Radium Girl. Your eggs are so cute! Happy Easter!

  2. Love that cover of Shift (both versions actually)- and thanks for the Goodreads rec of Wool! I do need to try those, they look quite good!

    The eggs look great! Happy Easter!!!
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  3. Glad you loved Radium Girls! Isn’t is weird how just one good book can suddenly open up our interest to a new genre? (Like how you’re trying other nonfiction now.)

    Your eggs are so pretty! I never made eggs like that. I just dipped them in different colors and made colored stripes with the dye lol. Happy Easter!
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  4. Those eggs are gorgeous!! Hope you had a lovely Easter. Happy reading and have a great week!

  5. It sounds like you are reading, and have just finished some great books.

    I am looking forward to reading your thoughts on Radium Girls.

    Shift also sounds very good. As I have mentioned I want to read this series.

    Those eggs are incredible! They look as if you put a lot of work into them.

    Happy belated Easter!
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    1. Aw, thank you! In my country you do it even when you have no little ones 🙂 no children in my family, but we all still dye and decorate eggs 🙂

  6. Hi, Evelina! I hope you are enjoying Fifth Season. I’m looking forward to that one. Radium Girls is on my list to read too–so glad you liked it. Nonfiction isn’t my go to reading choice, but when I do read it, I am always reminded how much I enjoy it.

    Your hand-painted eggs are beautiful, Evelina! We dyed eggs on Easter, but they were done with more of a basic-drop-in-the-dye -and-wait method. Haha. My daughter did add some glitter to a few of them.

    I hope you are enjoying your week!

  7. oh someone like me! you read many books at the same time! 🙂 I always feel so weird for doing that 🙂 The Fifth Season is on my list. I hope you are enjoying it. Now off to read your review of Wool. It was a DNF for me and I’m very curious now 🙂 Happy reading

  8. Your eggs are so beautiful! I love them. Well done!

    I enjoy non-fiction, but only if I really adore the topic or writing style. It can be hard for me to get into them. However, I discovered that the best way for me to enjoy non-fiction is through audiobooks. Not the text-to-voice stuff, but with quality narrators. I think it’s because it requires less mental effort to listen to the words so I have more space to process what I’m hearing. I hope that The Baking Powder Wars turns around for you. That said, it seems like Radium Girls will be hard to beat. <3
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    1. Yeah, while cooking or showering or walking 🙂 I’ve also noticed that non-fiction is good when I’m super tired, but still want to read something, but can’t quite invest myself into a story. So that’s a nice find 🙂
      I’ve finished Baking Powder Wars and it wasn’t too good. Not even posting a blog post, only a GR review 😀 but it was still interesting, the facts themselves, I mean. Just not written very approachably. But yes, you are totally right. The Radium Girls sets a high bar!

        1. Huh! Interesting 🙂 I’m an engineer though, back in high school I used to read books about electricity for recreation 😀 maybe that’s when I trained myself? And maybe the day tires me out emotionally more than mentally? Because I just.. don’t have any more “fucks” to invest in the story? xD pardon the language 😀

          BTW. I finished Fifth Season. TOTALLY AWESOME. Have no clue how I’ll review that. Man, that good book review dilemma.

          I rarely reach for YA at all 😀 too many dangers of eye-rolling. Although I’d love to find a book like “Things I Should Have Known” or “The Impossible Fortress” again (much and many and plentily recommended lol). Have you got any recs like that? I was thinking Dumplin’ maybe… They should totally have a genre/category of “Cute Books”. You know, like YA, New Adult, Romance.. Because cute books are just… What we sometimes need…

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