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Sunday post #2 Let's sum up the reading week

Like every week, today I’m linking up with the Sunday meme at Kimba’s book blog for a short update.

~ Reading this week ~

 Shift (Silo, #2) The Fifth Season (The Broken Earth, #1) 4 3 2 1
So I’m still reading The Fifth Season and 4 3 2 1, but I’ve also started Shift, which is the sequel of Wool. I posted my review of Wool this week, and the book was just so amazing! Check it out if you haven’t read the book yet. It’s one of the “must recommend” ones for me.
I’ve also picked up Baking Powder Wars. After reading The Radium Girls, I’ve figured non-fiction can be pretty cool, so I’ve decided to read more. Baking Powder Wars is about the crazy marketing wars in the beginnings of capitalism, but so far (I’m 11% in) it’s more about how bread was baked at home and not at home, how they made yeast and what they used for leavening, as well as flour types. Can’t say it’s boring, can’t say it’s too interesting either.
Oh, and check out the cover for Shift in my language. I think it’s pretty cool! It’s from the library. Rarely do I pick up actual paper books these days!

~ Finished this week ~

The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America's Shining Women Children of the Different
I’ve finished The Radium Girls, and I must say – not without tears! I will be posting a review soon, but since it’s such an emotional story, I must do it justice. I’ve also finished Children of the Different, and it should be getting a review next week.

~ On the blog ~

I’ve only posted the review of Wool this week, as I’ve been so busy (as always…)

~ Life Stuff ~

I wish you all a very Happy Easter! Regardless of how you celebrate it (or don’t) where you live, have some pics of my home-and-hand-decorated Easter eggs!



~ Planning to start next week ~

Swans Are Fat Too The Breedling and the City in the Garden (The Element Odysseys #1) Esther Waters
This is still on the “planned” list, as it seems I can’t stick to a reading plan no matter what, haha!

How has your week been and what are you planning on reading next?

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Laurel-Rain Snow

Wow, those are fabulous eggs! Thanks for sharing, and enjoy the day.

I love the look of your blog. Thanks for visiting mine.

Lampshade Reader

Happy Easter! Those are beautiful eggs!

We’re going to have plenty of leftover eggs LOL.

Hope you have a great week! 🙂 ~Aleen


Interesting books on your list. Those eggs are beautiful! Happy Easter!

Christy LoveOfBooks
Christy LoveOfBooks

Oh wow, now I’m super curious about Radium Girl. Your eggs are so cute! Happy Easter!

Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews

Happy Easter, Evelina! Your Eastereggs are really well done!

I’ve been kind of away from the blogging lately, too. I just feel like there is so much going on offline right now 🙂

Have a wonderful week ahead and happy reading.

A Voracious Reader

Oh, WOW! Those eggs are awesome! *two thumbs up*

Lark @ The Bookwyrm's Hoard

Your eggs are beautiful! My sister does psanky, too, using blown eggs so they keep. I have a few, and treasure them.

Enjoy your new books, and have a lovely week!


Love that cover of Shift (both versions actually)- and thanks for the Goodreads rec of Wool! I do need to try those, they look quite good!

The eggs look great! Happy Easter!!!

Kristen @ Metaphors and Moonlight

Glad you loved Radium Girls! Isn’t is weird how just one good book can suddenly open up our interest to a new genre? (Like how you’re trying other nonfiction now.)

Your eggs are so pretty! I never made eggs like that. I just dipped them in different colors and made colored stripes with the dye lol. Happy Easter!


Those eggs are amazing!!! I sucked at egg decorating! Even just trying to dye them never worked out for me! 0 artistic ability here!

Geybie's Book Blog
Geybie's Book Blog

Happy Easter! Your eggs are so cute. Ohh you make me curious about Wool. I’ll check out your review. I’m a sucker for a great book. Haha..
Have a great week, Evelina. Happy reading!

anna @ herding cats & burning soup

Your eggs are gorgeous! The Baking Powder Wars sounds…interesting. I need to get back to non-fiction. I burned myself out years ago on it but probably time to wade back in 🙂

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

Those eggs are gorgeous!! Hope you had a lovely Easter. Happy reading and have a great week!

Nathan (@reviewbarn)

Baking Powder Wars does have some info dumps at times and includes recipes regularly to show just how much the styles have changed. But ya, that opening is nothing but history of U.S. bread making.

Amy @ A Magical World of Words

Beautiful eggs!! Hope you had a lovely Easter!

Happy reading for the week ahead 🙂

Brian Joseph

It sounds like you are reading, and have just finished some great books.

I am looking forward to reading your thoughts on Radium Girls.

Shift also sounds very good. As I have mentioned I want to read this series.

Those eggs are incredible! They look as if you put a lot of work into them.

Happy belated Easter!

Laura Thomas

Oh boy. So many great books. My book budget is hiding from me now. LOL LOved your review of Wool!
And those eggs are so pretty. I remember how fun it used to be. NO little one to do it for anymore. He’s all grown up.

Literary Feline (Wendy)

Hi, Evelina! I hope you are enjoying Fifth Season. I’m looking forward to that one. Radium Girls is on my list to read too–so glad you liked it. Nonfiction isn’t my go to reading choice, but when I do read it, I am always reminded how much I enjoy it.

Your hand-painted eggs are beautiful, Evelina! We dyed eggs on Easter, but they were done with more of a basic-drop-in-the-dye -and-wait method. Haha. My daughter did add some glitter to a few of them.

I hope you are enjoying your week!

stacee @ adventures of a book junkie

Your eggs are gorgeous!! Honestly, I haven’t heard of any of the books you’re talking about, but I love their covers and I hope you enjoy them.

Thanks for sharing what you’re reading!

Dragonfly @ Our Familiarium
Dragonfly @ Our Familiarium

oh someone like me! you read many books at the same time! 🙂 I always feel so weird for doing that 🙂 The Fifth Season is on my list. I hope you are enjoying it. Now off to read your review of Wool. It was a DNF for me and I’m very curious now 🙂 Happy reading

Di @ Book Reviews by Di

Don’t mind me – I’m catching up so I’m about a week behind at the moment! Sorry it’s taken me so long to get back to you after you visited my blog last week!

Your eggs are beautiful!

Jackie B.

Your eggs are so beautiful! I love them. Well done! I enjoy non-fiction, but only if I really adore the topic or writing style. It can be hard for me to get into them. However, I discovered that the best way for me to enjoy non-fiction is through audiobooks. Not the text-to-voice stuff, but with quality narrators. I think it’s because it requires less mental effort to listen to the words so I have more space to process what I’m hearing. I hope that The Baking Powder Wars turns around for you. That said, it seems like Radium Girls will… Read more »