I’ve been so far out this week (I mean, with my mind!) I’ve been spending time in a kids camp where my boyfriend is teaching English and I’m just sort of hanging out. It’s by a lake, it’s nice and sunny and very different. I have been working for the entire first week, but next week I’ve decided to take more time off, so I hope I’ll be doing some more reading. Because I haven’t really been reading all that much this past week!
But I also can’t really blame myself. It’s just so different here. You’re always surrounded by like 40 people, most of them kids. There’s some sort of themed evening every night – a fashion show, a talent contest… And let me tell you, the kids are SO talented. They took half a day (only!) to literally put up a band with drums, base guitar, electric guitar, saxophone and vocals to perform House of the Rising Sun. Another kid performed the life out of an accordion, and he’s like… 8? 9? A girl sang a song a capella really well. Man… These kids are something alright.
But I know one thing. None of them has read 86 books so far this year 😀 (I’m just saying that to feel better about myself xD Although it’s also true.)
I also celebrated my birthday. (Thank you ALL for such amazing birthday wishes!) I don’t have pics to share, but some of the stuff will be going on my Instagram when I’ve had time to photograph it and set it up (read: sometime in September, hopefully xD) My mom gave me the most insane gift ever!!! She made me a PERSONALIZED exlibris, you know, the stamp that you stamp your owned books with. It’s got me on it (lugging a ton of books), musical notes, and most importantly – my kitty, peeking from out of the corner. IT IS SIMPLY PERFECT. I will share some pics eventually! Some of you might have seen it in my Instagram stories on Friday or Saturday. Sorry for no pictures this Sunday! Sharing my latest Instagram pic though:
So it’s my birthday, and it has been a rollercoaster kind of day. Woke up to about 35 camp kids by my door with balloons, singing happy birthday, then my mom and grandma visited and I got some amazing gifts, but I also heard something I would have rather not heard today, and I also banged my head on a wooden pillar SO bad that even my teeth clicked. Or what’s the word. Maybe I lost that word when I hit my head 😂 Anyway, I’m sharing a review of a book I REALLY loved for my birthday. Go read more about this controversial-sounding title 😉 #bookreview #bookstagram #readingrecs #eroticstoriesforpunjabiwidows #indianlit #books #reading #instabooks #pink #sepia
~ Last Week On The Blog ~
Last week I posted State of the ARC, and I’m sorry I’m so late to visit yours! I will be making the rounds today or tomorrow. Do remember to link up, if you’ve posted yours 🙂 also, I must really really recommend the book Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows! It was an amazing and very meaningful read. Come see why the controversial title makes sense.
~ Coming Up Next Week~
Next week I will have a review for Rogue Protocol, AKA Murderbot #3! Drop by to read it. And also a review of another Tor.com title, The Million.
~ Little Book Haul ~
I am happy to have hauled only one book so far this month (because like I mentioned, I haven’t been reading all that much) – and it’s one I’ve been wanting to get, ever since I read everyone’s glowing reviews!
~ In The Bookish Community ~
Jordanne @ Bloodthirsty Little Beasts shares a pretty great Edelweiss guide
Jackie @ Death by Tsundoku talks about why she’s breaking up with NetGalley
So how has your week been? And what are you reading? What did you haul?
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.