Linking up with the usual crew for the Sunday meme at Kimba’s book blog.
Another week has passed, how time flies! I’ve been relatively off the Blogosphere, due to being busy (honestly? I don’t even know what I was up to!), but nothing of the consequence happened this week. Apart from this (click through to see the full tweet and the culprits):
I hate to get passive aggressive but this guy has followed and unfollowed 4 times already, geez 😒 at least they would write it down or smth https://t.co/CkBVVa9qNN
— Evelina | Avalinah (@AvalinahsBooks) July 22, 2017
These book-promoting spammers have been following and unfollowing me time and again for at least a half a year. When I spoke up, they blocked ME! Turns out, they’ve been pestering so many bloggers. If they’ve bothered you – tweet, report and block them. It’s not cool.
~ Last Week On The Blog ~
As usual, I have posted three times last week. In my first post, I’m linking up with Marta @ The Somewhere Library to do a fun buddy read (it really worked out!), then I am doing the now quite popular Mid-Year Freak Out Book Tag as tagged by Maureen @ Maureen’s Books, and last but not least – a long overdue review of a lovely literary title 4 3 2 1 by Paul Auster.
~ Coming Up Next Week ~
Next week I will be finally posting my Red Rising review (loved it!), also I will be posting a super fun new book tag about the biggest books on my shelves, and a review for Things To Do When You’re Goth In The Country (they really did not do well with the contrast on their digital cover, don’t even say it.)
~ Little Book Haul ~
Last week was quite exciting in terms of ARCs! (I know I should stop requesting them, but look at those. Would you not try to get them??) Naturally, the most exciting grab of last week was They Both Die At The End – a novel every book blogger seems to be getting their hands on lately. I have first been denied for it on NetGalley, but Edelweiss had faith in me! The next title I’m super excited about is The Growing Season – I have read Helen Sedgwick’s previous novel The Comer Seekers and loved it, so naturally I am excited about another one of her books as well. Aside from that, I grabbed Clade which is a dystopian/apocalyptic tale as it was a Read Now title on Edelweiss (you might still be able to grab it!) and also got approved for The Mermaid And Mrs Hancock on NetGalley. Last but not least, I grabbed Kindred which was on sale on Amazon. It was a really lucky stroke, as I had just read a lovely review at Grab The Lapels maybe a week ago and marked it as to-read!
~ In The Bookish Community ~
First of all, thank you all who have tagged me in so many tags! I have been tagged for the Liebster award three times in pretty much the same week, you have indeed made me feel so special ❤ you are the best community around! And now I’m going to share some recent posts that have attracted my attention:
5 Adventures Present-Day Anne Would Have Gotten Up To by Jackie B. @ Death By Tsundoku
I know it’s an oldie, but when it’s July 23 and you’re still remembering a post your friend wrote on June 30, you realize you’ve got to share it!
Do You Get Tired of Seeing the Same Books Around the Blogosphere? by The Well-Thumbed Reader
And important topic! And while it doesn’t really get old for me, I know a lot of you will agree with this opinion
Why I Don’t Read A Lot of Contemporary Romance by Taylor Is Reading
I agree to a lot of the reason’s Taylor states and it’s pretty much why I don’t read this either (+some extra reasons!)
How To Write A Great Blog Post by Drizzle & Hurricane Books
This post really gives some good, emotional insights and I agree with a lot of them!
~ General Randomness ~
I finished The Gargoyle by Andrew Davidson last week, and I have to say, it was one of the most beautifully written books I’ve read recently. So absolutely touching, flowing, raw and poetic. It’s hard to even define what I liked about this book! Stay tuned for the review, as I will be gathering all my wits to write one – as you may well know, it’s not easy to write a review for a book you immensely loved!
I did not expect a #book that mom randomly got from the #library to turn out this good. Even when I realized it had been on my #TBR for 4 years. The #writing is beyond amazing – it’s hard to even point out what I like so much about it, aside from just loving the flow, the experience of reading it. I easily clock 100 pages a day. Themes of changing beyond recognition, of trauma and living with it, of #asexual love being just as valid and valuable and sexual love. Intermixed with religious #mysticism and art. I LOVE this book! The Gargoyle by Andrew Davidson. #bookstagram #currentlyreading #reading #read #readingrec #readingrecs #readingrecommendations #ptsd #gargoyle #andrewdavidson #goodbooks #berries #raspberry
And that’s it for this week! What new books have you got? Are you doing a cool buddy read? Have you got anything fun to share with me? Will be waiting for your update links in the comments!
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.