Book hauls, Sunday post

Sunday post #11 This was a slower reading week somehow

Linking up with the usual crew for the Sunday meme at Kimba’s book blog.

~ On The Blog ~

Hi everyone! I feel like I’ve been less present around the blogs this week, sorry if I missed anyone’s update! Feel free to link drop in the comments 🙂 However, I’m happy about being able to pre-schedule quite a lot of posts this week. Finally getting somewhere! This week I posted twice as usual, about Anne of Green Gables and The Boy Who Loved Too Much. While you probably all know what Anne is about, I’d suggest checking the other book out because it talks about a rare genetic disorder and teaches a lot about empathy.

~ Coming Up Next Week ~

Next week we have a funny review of a bad book called Le Chateau (I always try to make those bad reviews enjoyable for you!) and a review for A Closed And Common Orbit which I liked, but not as much as I loved A Long Way To A Small, Angry Planet.

~ Currently Reading ~

All Day The Nix The World of Laura Ingalls Wilder: The Frontier Landscapes that Inspired the Little House Books

Still reading much the same things as last week (like I said, slow week!) All Day is a book I’d recommend to all of you, it tells the story of a teacher who teaches convicted kids at Rikers Island. It’s a strong book about the hardship black kids face in present day America. I’m also finally getting into The Nix, which isn’t quite as I expected it to be. It’s about a professor who tries writing a book about his mother, who left him abruptly when he was 11. And The World of Laura Ingals Wilder doesn’t call for a lot of explanation, even if you’ve missed last week’s post where I talked about it.

~ Little Book Haul ~

This week I unexpectedly got approved for two books I had forgotten I requested at all:

Here We Are Now Kat and Meg Conquer the World Canopy Harvest Ape House

So it made me really happy when I suddenly got two emails about being approved for Here We Are Now and Kat And Meg Conquer The World. I have no clue what the first one is about (reminder: forgot I requested, haha), but I’ve already finished the second one. I really do hope they change that cover, but the book itself was lovely! About the strongest kind of female friendship and general complications of growing up with anxiety and ADHD. It’s only coming out in November though, so I won’t be posting a review soon.

Canopy Harvest was a freebie from Story Cartel, it’s a sci-fi title that I’ll read… one day. And Ape House was on sale, so I grabbed it, as it’s been on my to-read list for ages. It’s based on how apes can talk with sign language, and for me, talking with animals in our language is something short of crazy sci-fi that I’m super excited about.

 ~ General Rambling ~

Important notice: if any of you are subscribed to my blog, please check your spam folder for a resend of the subscription confirmation! I realized some of you had subbed, but then my email function was broken… I’m resending them now. And after so long, they are surely going to end up in your spam 🙂

The way this week passed, I wasn’t even sure what happened! Certainly it was more like just.. three days or something? Not a solid week? Lifewise, it’s all been pretty much the same, except I found out… that I can play pool, apparently? And beat my boyfriend who was a teen champion a decade ago? So that was awesome. I say yay for beginner’s luck.

As for book stuff, I’m sharing the first sentence of Kat And Meg Conquer The World. That’s a pretty kicker to start a book with, don’t you think?

Have you bought or received any awesome new books? And how has your reading week been?

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It’s hard work keeping up with all the book Blogs out there, looking forward to your Clear and common orbit review.

Ivyclad Ideas

That is definitely a good first sentence! It is all I know about the book, and now I want to read it!
Have a nice week!

Michelle @Because Reading

I love when I am approved for books that I forget I requested, don’t happen a lot but when it does, I get all excited! 🙂

I also got Kat and Meg, I am pretty excited to read that one. 🙂

Have a great week, Avalinah! Happy Reading! ox

A Voracious Reader

LOL Spongebob fits that situation perfectly. 😀 Also, I have many weeks like the one you described. I’m like, I know stuff happened, but I can’t remember the stuff. 🙂

Laurel-Rain Snow

Love that excerpt about “hell,” LOL.

I would definitely be one to forget what I requested….if I didn’t keep a list. I’m an obsessive list maker. LOL.

I have that Anne of Green Gables book, with the classic cover, too….I keep planning to reread it.

Enjoy your week, and thanks for visiting my blog.


I love being able to pre-schedule blog posts. It’s so helpful to be able to do that.

Looks like you have some good reading ahead this week. Enjoy!

Have a great week!

Savanah | Off-Color Literature

I always love your updates! I want to read Kat And Meg Conquer The World sooo bad! And that first sentence is super great. Is Edelweiss comparable to NetGalley?


Blogging ahead makes things simpler. I have been surprised a time or two when I request something and then it suddenly is approved. How about the ones approved a day before release.

Hope the week ahead is delightful and bookish!

Maureen Bakker

Yep.. time is going by real fast. It’s crazy!! I’ve already been married for 4 weeks! Seems like just yesterday!! LOL!
Hopefully your able to do more this week! 😉 Happy reading 😉

Amy @ A Magical World Of Words

Wow, those are all new books to me! Although I have read the Laura Ingalls books – have you watched the TV series? I was seriously obsessed with it a few years ago 😉

Happy reading! Hope you have a lovely week ahead 🙂

P.S. I LOVE that snippet from that kindle photo! That book sounds awesome.

Kristen @ Metaphors and Moonlight

Oh I meant to tell you that I finally received the comment notification from your blog! And oh man, I love pool! I’m terrible at it though. I actually got decent enough at it at one point to play against regular people, but now it’s been so long that I’m sure I’m awful again lol.


I felt the same way about Closed and Common Orbit- I liked it (a lot) but not as much as the first one. I need more Wayfarer crew. 🙂 Looking forward to your review. I think there’s a third book on the way and am really looking forward to it.

Yay for pool! We had a pool table growing up so friends would always come over and we’d play pool til the wee hours lol. Good times.

Kat and Meg sounds great, hope it turns out really well.


Good for you for blogging ahead! I tend to fly by the seat of my pants. One of these day, I’ll get organized!

Have a great week 🙂 Here’s my Sunday Post 🙂

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz

I love reading books about teachers who work with difficult populations so I’m definitely going to look for All Day. I know I brought home a copy of it from BookExpo. Enjoy your week!

Anna @ Adventures with a Book Nerd

I love it when I get approved for books that I don’t remember, but sometimes it sucks because you requested other books and now you have way too many. 😉 Have a good week, and happy reading! 🙂

Grace @ Rebel Mommy Book Blog
Grace @ Rebel Mommy Book Blog

Prescheduling posts is the best feeling!! I still need to read A Long Way To A Small, Angry Planet. – hopefully later this year. Kat and Meg looks cute – I will have to check it out. Good job with pool!! Have a great week!

Karen Blue

First I have to say I love the set up of your weekly wrap up. It is hard to keep up with blogging/commenting. I don’t think anyone has that on lock so you are in good company being a bit behind (or way behind in my case). Yay for surprise approvals! I love that! All your new reads look awesome. I am looking forward to reading your thoughts on The Nix. I started that book a few times. I actually had it on my list for COYER, but I have the physical ARC and not the ebook, so who knows… Read more »

Di @ Book Reviews by Di

The past week for me was a crazy one so I’ve done a lot less blogging as well. I feel like I’m always trying to catch up! 🙂

I’m glad you got a couple of unexpected approvals for books! That can be fun. 🙂

Also well done on the pool playing! Sounds fun! 🙂

Hope you have a great week!

Tanya @ Girl Plus Books

Wow, that first sentence from Kat and Meg Conquer the World is definitely an attention grabber! That line alone has me intrigued. Hope you’re enjoying it.

Tanya @ Rantings of a Reading Addict

Kat & Meg sounds really interesting. I love Anne of Green Gables. I should do a reread, they were so awesome when I was growing up!

Geybie's Book Blog
Geybie's Book Blog

Even though it was a slow week, reading wise, you seem to have had a great week with the new books you got. They were sweet surprises, right? I hope you enjoy them all and your reading is way better this week.

trin carl

I heard of ALL day. I may have to read that one. I like Diverse books overall. Most of my recommendations I get from booktube.

Dragonfly @ Our Familiarium
Dragonfly @ Our Familiarium

Glad to hear you scheduled a lot of posts!! Isn’t that the absolute BEST feeling in the bookbloggerverse?? I’m so reading The Boy Who Loved Too Much and All Day And hopefully I’ll finish A Long Way To A Small, Angry Planet. Congrats on getting approved for those two ARCs I’m already looking forward to your review of Kat and Meg because… ADHD!!! 🙂 as a good ADHD I WILL forget you said it’s not coming any time soon as ask you a few more times so hope you don’t mind 😀 Canoppy Harvest sounds good too! I AM SO… Read more »

Genesis @ Latte Nights Reviews

That used to happen to me so much when I started blogging re: requesting and forgetting. The pubs would take so long approving that by the time they did, I had forgotten about the book and then didn’t want to read it. It was a struggle!
Staying up to date with the blogs can be overwhelming and I totally feel you!


I love that first sentence! I would definitely want to read that book 🙂
And yeah, I so feel your request-and-forget pain… Been there way too many times! Then time runs out and I end up not reading everything I wanted to. Sigh.
Great post, as always!