Hi everyone! Sunday on the agenda again, and I hope you’re all doing well! My week? Here goes:
- I started the teaching season (I teach marketing at workshops)
- Nicked a pretty pencil from said workshop
(stationery is life)
- I bought boots!!! (I’m not your typical woman, I buy shoes like once every 5 years and it’s very hard for me to do it, so this is actually an achievement!)
- I STARTED A GOODREADS GROUP, more about this next, it’s pretty awesome
- I succumbed to Dewey’s 24h readathon and I’m sure I will regret it on the 21st (Anyone who’s done this here to tell me how it actually works, cause the website has no real info?)
- I had cake (surely, this is an achievement?)
~ I Started A Thing Called #ARCsAnonymous ~
And the thing is pretty cool! Actually, most of you will have heard about this from me by now, but just for the benefit of those who haven’t heard yet…
Do you get loads of ARCs? Do you struggle to read them in time? We’ve all been here. My name is Avalinah and I’m an ARCoholic. Join our Goodreads support group #ARCsAnonymous and let’s cut down on our ARCs together!
So, how this will work is every month we will pick a theme by voting, and then pick an ARC off our towering stack to fit the theme, share which ones we’ve picked, read them, talk about our progress and share reviews when we’re done! There are also topics like Help, I’m just about to go on a NetGalley Spree and Share your newest hottest ARC, etc. If this sounds like fun to you, please join our group here! You are very welcome among your own kind ❤️
Now that I’ve told you about #ARCsAnonymous, we can get to the more usual Sunday post business…
~ Last Week On The Blog ~
~ Coming Up Next Week~
Next week I will be posting the review of The Rules of Magic by Alice Hoffman, then in the middle of the week – the first review by my co-blogger about the Overwatch Anthology and then my celebratory Blogiversary post! (Yes, my blog turns one next week!)
~ Little Book Haul ~
This time the little book haul is actually incredibly little! But I absolutely have to talk about it. You might or you might not remember me fangirling about Brother’s Ruin back in spring, and after reading the long-awaited second part of it, I remain incredibly invested in the series. The book comes out on the 17th, and I will be posting my review sometime soon, but meanwhile just let me tell you that this series has Victorian steampunk, rogue mages, petticoats, angst that’s not about teens anymore, and obviously, a very unique breed of magic that I haven’t really read about anywhere else. PLEASE READ IT???
~ In The Bookish Community ~
Where would we be without the feature? And this week’s feature is pretty long, because I didn’t post one last week! Enjoy.
Shannon @ It Starts At Midnight shares another funny post about unfortunate book covers
Fadwa @ Word Wonders talks about the cases when depression rep does more harm than good
S. Hunter Nisbet shares her ideas on why banned books are not truly banned (really, though, read this post)
Lys @ The Mad Reader talks about why DNF reviews are important
Savannah @ The Book Prophet talks about what makes a book truly problematic
And a reminder: Don’t forget to sign up for Sci-fi Month over at Rinn Reads!
That’s it for this week! What’s new with you? Share your news and update links in the comments!