Linking up with the usual crew for the Sunday meme at Kimba’s book blog.
~ On The Blog ~
This week was one hell of a week, I had way too much work and way too many health troubles. But as stressful as it was, something really exciting happened! In the start of the week, I tweeted about wanting to follow more book bloggers and it turned into the most exciting Twittersplosion and blog hop ever! Courtesy of which… Today I finally have 100 followers! Super exciting. Here’s the culprit, and it’s as close to viral as I’ve ever been, haha:
— Evelina | Avalinah (@AvalinahsBooks) July 1, 2017
I want to thank every single one of you who followed me through this blog hop, and I’m super excited to have so many new bookish friends. I will never forget that Monday when I was up till late answering tweet notifications and every time I’d turn away there would be another batch of 30 in the Twitter window!
Anyway, I have posted twice last week, and both of these books come out on Tuesday, so you can grab them next week!
~ Coming Up Next Week ~
Next week I will finally have a discussion! It’s going to be a fun one, so stay tuned. Then there will be mini-reviews for three photo books. And I will also be posting a review for the sequel of Anne of Green Gables – Anne of Avonlea, for the #AnneReadalong2017.
~ Reading In July ~
I’ve actually got a plan for July! For once I’ve got a reading plan! (don’t ask me how it’s going to turn out.) Basically, I’ve got a few ARCs to gobble down and a few other interesting projects, so I’ve made an exciting plan out of it. First of all, Miss Confederation comes out quite soon and I still haven’t started reading it. It’s a real journal of a girl, from year 1864, so of course I’m all over it. Then there’s Anne of the Island for the readalong. The Thousand Tiny Miracles of Living Twice is very exciting, because it’s the first book that I sent a request for straight to the author, and Katarina West has been kind enough to reply and say yes! It’s a sweet summer read, something that will lift my mood, as it’s about a woman who ends up being helped by an angel. And Red Rising is for a fun cross-post bossy buddy read with Marta @ The Somewhere Library! I’m looking forward to it, and there will be a dedicated post about that on Monday, the 17th.
~ What I’ve been reading lately ~
I don’t know when exactly I’ll be putting up reviews for these books, cause I’m just that way, but I wanted to share with you that I read them, that they were awesome and that they’re truly recommended! So like, mini reviews, I guess? First of all, I just finished Gemina. Need I tell you how awesome it was? You’ve probably heard it from left and right already. But since I’m such a trusted source to you (haha… But seriously, I’m looking at you, Dragonfly @ Our Familiarium), I will just say: Go Get That Gemina Right Now. And if you haven’t read Illuminae yet, well then, you’ve got more problems to solve!
Then I’ve also recently finished Omnia, a Blogger Shame ARC that has been lying around since last year, and for shame! I gobbled it up in a few hours, and it was as tasty as cupcakes with the pinkest topping ever. It’s a kids’ book, but it’s definitely the right kind for adults as well. It’s about a kid who goes looking for a plushie of his sisters that he accidentally threw away, and ends up finding himself in the weirdest and biggest magical store in the world. Here’s a few quotes for you to tell you what to expect:
Where is this Omnia. Where do I get all those #books where the characters don’t die?? Omnia by Laura Gallego 📚 #omnia #books #reading #read #kidlit #childrensbook #childrensbooks #book #currentlyreading #fiction #rain #raining #readingrecs #whattoread #booksforkids #kidsbooks #middlegrade #fantasy #fairytale
And that’s it for this week! What news have you got?
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.