Hi, everyone! Posting my Sunday update late cause we’ve been making a pie. Important reasons! But other than that, this week’s been pretty awesome, although it flew by quite fast. Reasons it was awesome?
- I did Dewey’s 24h #readathon!
- I had immense fun doing it and learned that I… pretty much don’t get tired of reading..?
- I read while cooking, while brushing my teeth, while hanging our laundry…
- I found out I can read for 8 hours straight before I get tired of it and need a break
- I read about 800 pages, 11 hours 20 minutes in total
- And I’m absolutely doing it again next year, if I can!!!
Did you participate in Dewey’s? How did you do? And maybe there was something else about your week you loved?
~ Last Week On The Blog ~
It was an exciting week on the blog as well. I was delighted with how much everyone enjoyed 5 Reasons To Read A Book By A Real Spaceman! I also posted the Episode 2 of Steampunk Magic In Petticoats (AKA my review for Weaver’s Lament by Emma Newman) and the blog tour stop post for It’s Just Nerves – Everything We Don’t Know About Ableism. I was very disappointed that that was the first review of mine that Amazon didn’t accept. Bit of a coincidence, Amazon?? Anyway. If you haven’t read those yet, you can check them out now:
~ Coming Up Next Week~
Next week I will review Quackery, a fun book about all the ways not to fix your health, that were sadly quite popular in times past. I will also review Kat and Meg Conquer the World, a great teen book about real friendship and being different. And I am super excited about the guest post we have at the end of the week, How To Be A Lady And Win At Adventuring! As told by a real adventurer herself – Joanna Kafarowski, who has gone on expeditions to the North Pole herself. She will tell us about three women who dared conquer what might seem unconquerable to us, and where we can read more about #girlpower like that.
P. S. I will be posting State of the ARC #3 on the 30th! So get your posts ready to join the link-up if you’ll be participating ❤️
~ Little Book Haul ~
I was hoping to have no books hauled this week! But alas, Early Bird Books came by with their awesome offer of getting four Alice Hoffman books for signing up. I’m but a human!! I can’t resist anything like THAT. I also got Real Quanta from Dundurn Press on NetGalley – a cool bit of pop-science non-fiction about how quantum mechanics isn’t really so far away from reality as it might seem.
~ In The Bookish Community ~
Alexandra Sokoloff guest posts on BTH Reviews with 10 Things You Didn’t Know about Being a Published Author
And of course you’ve all seen this by now, but I want to give a big round of applause to Cait @ PaperFury who shared that she’s getting her first novel published!!! Congratulations, Cait!!!
Lory @ The Emerald City Book Review asks us whether it’s the fantasy genre or her, or was it really so much better ten to twenty years ago?
David Gaughran talks about how Amazon punishes legitimate authors, although we know how it has treated real scammers in the past
R A I N @ The Withering Blog shares a post about life lessons from Thorin Oakenshield (from The Hobbit)
That’s it for this week! What’s new with you? Share your news and update links in the comments!