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A Week Full Of Video Games, Brownies And Tiramisu Sunday post #41

As usual, the week blasts through like it’s a single blink, and I’m lost as to what happened. This week, like any other, had both good and bad parts to it, summarily:

  • my boyfriend is awesome, and it’s easy to tell you why: one brownie, one tiramisu, one batch of morangues, and I’m not counting all the regular food he always makes for me. *please do not take this list as a comprehensive list of why he’s awesome xD
  • He also asked me when we are writing that co-review of The Assassin’s Apprentice, and that’s just so unbelievably cute ❤️
  • I found out something awesome, which is that Kimberlee Ann Bastian will be having a blog tour for the sequel of The Breedling and the City in the Garden and I’m invited to participate in spring!
  • The #NewBloggers 101 post series is well under way, and I’ve started talking with all our lovely bloggers in the community who are willing to help draft guest posts to help our with the series! My biggest thanks to all of you who are participating, you know who you are ❤️
  • Unfortunately, I have spent a good half of the week feeling extremely tired, headachey and unable to cope with the deluge of work and blog stuff. I apologize if I haven’t replied to comments!

~ Last Week On The Blog ~

Last week we had a fun buddy-read format review of Dumplin’ with my friend Sim @ Flipping Through The Pages, then we had a #NewBloggers 101 post on How to make a good profile on Edelweiss or NetGalley, along with Lucy’s @ That Book Gal post about how to start out with Edelweiss. And lastly, we had a list of books for when you have those cold lonelies. So pick and choose content from this week, there’s one for nearly every mood 🙂

dumplin  a good edelweiss or netgalley profile
feel good books

~ Coming Up Next Week~

Next week is no less exciting! We’ll start it off with a review of The Plague Charmer, a very atmospheric book about the middle ages that I loved, then we will have a review of The Mermaid and Mrs Hancock, a book that’s coming out soon and that I also adored, and what week would be complete without another installment of #NewBloggers 101? This time we’ll be talking about how to get comments and what you should know about the book blogger commenting etiquette, and my post will be done with the help of the lovely Shruti @ This Is Lit! Exciiiitiiiiiing!!

plague charmer  the mermaid and mrs hancock
get comments

~ Little Book Haul ~

I have a smaller haul this time again! Whee xD The Girl in the Blue Shoes is an ARC I got from the author, it’s creepy, literary and short and I AM EXCITE. The Ways of my Grandmothers is also a very exiciting title – it should teach me more about the ways of the Blackfoot Indian women, and I got (a print copy!!) through Nicole’s @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction giveaway! Nicole, thank you again, it has safely arrived! Another quite exciting title this week is one I grabbed off of Edelweiss, it was download (not even request!) and it’s an exiting scifi title that comes out at the end of the year, titled Tomorrow’s Factory: Collected Fiction.

The Girl in the Blue Shoes The Ways of My Grandmothers Tomorrow Factory: Collected Fiction

~ In The Bookish Community ~

Aimee @ Aimee, Always talks about all those instances of reader’s guilt we have. It’s so true!

Sim @ Flipping Through The Pages the importance of making an About page and how one should best achieve thatinstructs us on . #NewBloggers should read!

Liz @ Lost in Literature tells us about how to spice up a book review! I liked this post because I had been planning to write a longer version of something like that for the #NewBloggers 101 series!

So how has your week been? And what are you reading? What did you haul?

As usual, I’m linking up with the Sunday post meme at Kimba’s book blog and Stacking The Shelves over at Tynga’s Reviews.

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.

96 thoughts on “A Week Full Of Video Games, Brownies And Tiramisu Sunday post #41

  1. AW YOUR BOYFRIEND IS SO CUTE. I definitely need a guy who can cook and bake, because I am one hungry girl. 😉 AND HE READS?! You are one lucky lady, Evelina. My “guy” (and I put that in quotation marks because my mother feels that I’m still too young to have a boyfriend) does neither, although he’s super supportive about my bookish addiction. <3

    Thanks so much for sharing my post, love! <3 Also very excited about your upcoming commenting post. Interaction in the blogging community is a must, although it's also really fun and not just an obligation. ^_^
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    1. I will agree that I am 😀 who can say no to brownie anyway. Hahah too young xD I wouldn’t say that 😀 but, you know, moms. I guess. I’m glad he is supportive about your blog though 🙂

  2. Your boyfriend is a keeper! My husband does most of our cooking, and I love it, as it makes me feel so well taken care of. I’ve yet to recruit him to write a review for me though! Thanks for the links, I’m off to check out Liz’s one on spicing up a book review as that sounds so interesting. And I always love learning about how others approach their review writing.
    Have a good week Evelina.
    Trish @ Between My Lines recently posted…The Sunday Post : Get your bookish news – Morning Pages & Reaching Target WeightMy Profile

    1. Thanks Trish, and he really is 🙂 the review bit is slow, inconstant, but adorable 😀 I am glad I can share at least tidbits of this magnificent books and blogging life that I have on the side 🙂

  3. It’s lovely to have a special someone who cooks you treats, isn’t it? Himself does most of the cooking, as well as being the main breadwinner – I’m so lucky:)). It sounds like you have a wonderful blogging lineup ahead of you, so I hope the coming week is awesome!

    1. You are lucky, in my relationship I am the breadwinner xD (but I don’t think I’d cook much even if I wasn’t… I just hate doing it and I’m not very good at it. I do clean and wash up though!) But yes, totally lucky 🙂

  4. OH MY GOD THAT WAS SO CUTE. I know I should be focusing on school, and not boys, but I do think that I will ultimately become one of those 20-year-olds who still have never been on a date *sign*. Enjoy those brownies for me please.

    #NewBloggers 101 post series sounds so cool! I’ll be keeping a tap on that.
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  5. So jealous of all these baked goodies your boyfriend has made! I can’t wait to see upcoming reviews 🙂

  6. So many great links shared here! I need to get clicking. Thanks for sharing all of these. I am going to share almost all the #NewBloggers101 on this coming week’s Beyond the Books, which is all about interesting reads lately.
    Your boyfriend sounds so cute! I wish my Miguel would take more interest in my blogging but I can’t have everything. He does cook for me occasionally and it is usually something Spanish and new to me. So there’s that.
    Congratulations on the book win! Have a great week and happy reading!
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    1. Aw thanks 🙂 I’ve seen my posts shared so much in the past few weeks, it makes me so happy. And I’m happy people find them useful too. Yeah, well, him taking an interest in my blogging really only happens once a blue moon, so maybe it’s not so very different 😀

  7. Your boyfriend sounds adorable! I wish I had someone providing me with tasty treats… I suppose I do that for myself. You give yourself a rest and don’t stress yourself, if you’ve been feeling run down it’s ok to spend a little less time blogging. It happens to the best of us, resting will do you good. Hope you have a good week.
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  8. You had me at tiramisu! There once was a restaurant next to the movie theater in my neighborhood mall, and their tiramisu had me regularly stopping by before or after the movies. Sadly, they closed down a few years ago, and ever since, I’ve been on a quest for the perfect tiramisu. Sigh.

    Enjoy your books, and I am curious about The Girl in the Blue Shoes.

    Thanks for visiting my blog. Off to check some of your links!
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  9. I’m sorry you’ve been unwell this week and hope you start feeling better soon. I’m just getting over the flu and it was horrendous, these viruses can really knock you. I’m glad your boyfriend is making treats for you to cheer you up, he sounds fab! My husband does a lot of the cooking in our house and it always feels like a treat because he’s so much better at cooking than me! Hope the week ahead is full of great books and more lovely treats. x
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    1. So it seems we can relate 🙂 cooking guys are just so awesome! Thank you for the well wishes, I hope you are soon feeling better too. Yeah, winter can be tough what with all the health stuff. And always cold!

  10. Aww, your boyfriend is seriously cute 😛 My husband also does a lot of cooking (just occasionally) and is a great cook.. better than me, Lol. But yes, he doesn’t read and I feel like that is worst?
    I hope you get some time to relax and I can understand that how busy you have been with all this community work. I am sorry that I am yet to approach you but I am always here if you need any support 🙂 Life is keeping me busy and my parents are here, so I am hardly getting any time to do blogging. I make some time at work but that is definitely not a good option as I am lacking in my project 🙁 I can read these days because I am travelling a lot while going to the office. You won’t believe but I hardly read at home 😛

    And I didn’t know what is tiramisu and morangues 😀 Well, I just Googled them and they look yummy. Enjoy your treat 😀

    And thank you for including my link 🙂 You are doing great in the book hauling department 😀 All of your books look great. I am excited about your view of that Indian women related book. I hope you enjoy all of your books 🙂 Have a happy weekend!
    Sim @ Flipping Through the Pages recently posted…Stacking the Shelves #15My Profile

    1. Well, guys seldom read 😀 mine sort of reads, but he gets distracted by video games and so ends up reading like two books a year and aw, thanks 🙂 that’s really good to know! You have been one of my special blogging buddies since the very beginning of your blog 🙂 oh yeah, when I was working in an office, I did most of my reading while commuting too 🙂 best way to spend the time. Wow, you’ve never had tiramisu! I guess if you’re ever in an Italian restaurant, you have to try 🙂 oh yeah, I remember – your job was new. Did you get used to the project? How is it going?

      1. He is not even a seldom reader :p He just doesn’t like to read. But I am trying hard to make him read at least one book 😀 Project is going just okay.. I don’t know how I will do it. it seems tougher but let’s see 😛

        I would definitely remember tiramisu now 😛
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  11. Can’t wait to see that joint review. My husband loves to cook too and like you, it’s just ONE of the reasons I love him. That and he rarely makes comments about the books I bring into the house. Your new features are so helpful and I’m glad they are getting a lot of response. Hope you are feeling better this week!

    1. Believe me, I want to see that joint review too xD don’t even know how we’re going to do it yet 🙂 cooking guys are so cool though, aren’t they! And it seems, they’re not as uncommon, from what I hear in the comments 🙂 oh, and thanks!

  12. Ebil is amazing. I wish you’d share some photos of his wonderful creations sometimes! You’re so good at bookstagramming, I think you can take a pause for some food. Perhaps some food AND a book? 😉 Maybe your review of The Assassin’s Apprentice could involve noms?! 😉 No pressure.

    I am super excited to see all the #NewBlogger101 posts popping up. I’m not great at Discord, but I definitely want to get involved. I’ll try harder to pick up the conversation. 😉 Is there an ultimate list of the scheduled vs claimed vs requested posts somewhere? I’d love to see if to figure out how to help.

    You had such a diverse week! I cannot wait to check it out. I hope that you feel better soon!!! Be good to yourself. You’re amazing. 😀
    Jackie B. recently posted…Building Better Book Clubs: An Insider GlanceMy Profile

    1. I’m not good at bookstagramming at all xD and the worst problem is always the lighting, mostly because it’s winter now, which means the sun sets at 4 (we’re kind of quite far north). The entire day is just grey, basically xD it’s hard to take a good pic. Also? Two years and we legit are still using the three different sized random plates that we found in the apartment when we started renting it xD no kidding. I just don’t really bother with having pretty stuff xD

      As for the list, it’s in the Google doc, I guess 🙂 you wanted to write the critical question one? I don’t know if I even put that on the list.

  13. Sorry I haven’t been in support group that much but… LIFE! Terribly busy last weeks. I hope to be able to rejoin the conversation this week. Also sorry to hear you haven’t felt well and extremely tired 🙁 I hope you are benn pampered and spoiled by BF! I’m sure there is plenty more good qualities but tiramisus, brownies and morangues are definitely among the best qualities a boyfriend can have 😉 Have fun on the sequel of The Breedling and the City in the Garden tours!
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  14. Your boyfriend is definitely a keeper. 😉 Don’t apologize. I hope you’re feeling better – take all the time you need to rest. The posts aren’t going anywhere. 🙂

    I loved the #NewBloggers101 post. At the same time that I was reading it, I was changing my Edelweiss profile. I hope now it’s good enough for my requests to be accepted.

    I hope you enjoy all of your new books.

    Wishes of a great week.
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  15. It’s nice when someone you care about is so supportive and it’s a bonus if he can cook 🙂 You are a busy blogger! I am not, but thanks for sharing your week with us and I love your comments! Sorry about not commenting back but I hope I’m getting better! So many blogs, so many books… so overwhelming!

  16. You are so busy, I don’t know how you find the time. I hope you are feeling better this week, headaches… ugh. I enjoyed the first installment of New Bloggers 101, Simant definitely had be questioning my profile and how I can change it. Enjoy your day.

  17. Now I really want tiramisu, although my doctor just told me no dairy for two weeks to we can figure out if that’s an issue for me. My husband doesn’t bake, nor does he read. HOWEVER, he does cook really well (and often), and he is 100% supportive of my reading and blogging.

    I hope you feel better soon. I have been sleeping far too much lately myself, both at night and during looooong naps.

  18. Your boyfriend is awesome! My husband sometimes makes me brownies, which I can never resist. 🙂 I am sorry though to hear you aren’t feeling well. Hopefully you will be feeling more yourself soon. I hope you have a great week! I am off to a birthday party for my daughter’s friend. She’s over the moon she was invited. 🙂
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  19. Sounds like a pretty good week all around (love your post title this week)!

    Tomorrow Factory sounds awesome! And it’s a download not request, so maybe I need to go over and make an Edelweiss account eh? lol

    The Plague Charmer looks interesting too.
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  20. Sounds like my kind of week! My husband and I have been enjoying football, video games, and reading this weekend. I listened to a couple of audiobooks while doing some chores, which is a great way to multitask. We also played Uncharted: The Lost Legacy on the PS4 which was an AMAZING game. What have you been playing lately?
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    1. I can’t believe you said Uncharted! Cause that was exactly what I was doing last weekend too xD only Uncharted 2… I just finished the first one 🙂 this series is my absolute favorite. Have you played them all?

  21. I’ve grown a love for thoses posts, and look up to you so much !! how are you so talented and be able to do so much ?? This new blogger here will be waiting for that new blogger 101 post ! xx

  22. Sorry hon, I couldn’t visit sooner. This week has been hectic with school registration plus work. I just had the time to visiting today. I’m even behind with posting reviews. Anyway, I hope you enjoy your books this week. Oh, your boyfriend is SO cute. I’ve tried to make my hubby contribute but haven’t had any success so far. He doesn’t like romance books. Haha.. he’s far from romantic.

    Have a wonderful week, my friend. I’ll join the group tonight.

    1. Life happens! 🙂 haha, I think it’s really rare for men to like romance 😀 so that’s probably okay xD although actually my guy is more romantic than me. LOL

      I hope you’re having a wonderful week too 🙂

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