Book hauls, Sunday post

Sunday post #20 Back from vacation, but in a little bit of a reading slump

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

This was my first week back from the vacation. I expected it to be toughed work-wise, but luckily it wasn’t! It’s not that there was less work, but I guess vacations do help? And thank God for that! However, I seem to have read so much during the vacation that I feel like I’m in a little bit of a slump now. Uh oh… But that may also be the fact that I’m back to the computer and the eyes are getting more tired again. But I hope to get back on track soon.

~ Last Week On The Blog ~

Last week I shared two posts – The Triple Liebster that was quite a fun tag to do and the review for Omnia which is a book I recommend to everyone, as I greatly enjoyed it.


~ Coming Up Next Week~

Next week I’ll be sharing a discussion about all the ways we have insomnia because of books (you’ve all definitely been there!) I hope you enjoy it, and I hope you will even think of ways I haven’t remembered, and share those in the comments. And also, I’ll be reviewing the much-anticipated They Both Die At The End by Adam Silvera.


~ Little Book Haul ~

Overwatch: Anthology Volume 1 Tisha: The Story of a Young Teacher in the Alaskan Wilderness Real Life Super Heroes The History of Love The Orchardist In Case I Go

The Overwatch Anthology is actually for a new project on my blog! I’m quite excited to tell you that my boyfriend wants to write reviews for my blog occasionally too, and he’s into video games, so I couldn’t help grabbing this for him on Edelweiss. That will be his first review on my blog! I’ll try to properly introduce him through a post before that though.

Tisha is about a woman, teaching natives (and non-natives) in Alaska. I’ve marked this book to-read ages ago and it was on sale, so I’ll need to refresh my memory, but I love reading about Alaska and about teaching.

Real Life Super Heroes meanwhile was something I could just not pass up on NetGalley! I even googled if this was true, but apparently – it’s non-fiction about city vigilantes who hide their identity. Basically? Real life super heroes, as a psychological phenomenon. Had to grab it!

The History of Love and The Orchardist are also old to-read list dwellers, but you can read more about them if you click the Goodreads links on the pictures.

And In Case I Go is an Edelweiss ARC – about a boy who is haunted on his grandpa’s behalf? Very interesting.

~ In The Bookish Community ~


Anne @ The Reading Life shares which series you’d better avoid if you don’t want all those sad and bittersweet endings! Spoiler warning – but it’s for a good cause!

Katie @ Bookwise shares a veeeeery fun post about what to do in order to get over a book hangover. I laughed and laughed and laughed…

Julianna @ Blots of Ink and Words lists the reasons why blogging is useful and good for us! Just because sometimes we forget why we’re doing this and need some love.

So that’s my week! What’s new with you?

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I’m so glad you liked Omnia, it’s a pretty dang good read isn’t it? Good stuff. And book related insomnia- that should be a fun discussion topic!

Real Life Super Heroes- now that sounds interesting.

Anne Clarence

Thank you for sharing my post! I am so touched <3 Your Little Book Haul is actually not that little though XD You boyfriend likes video games? Me too! What's his favorite? Mine's Dark Souls and Assassin's Creed. It's okay if you're in a slump. What genre are you craving right now? Maybe I can help you get out of that slump. I am really looking forward to your insomnia post. Literally, a million thoughts popped into my head after reading that title, because as readers we've all been there (sob). But I do have an idea, maybe you can… Read more »

Trish @ Between My Lines

I hate book slumps. Rereading an old favourite always helps me through one. But they suck, and I hope it doesn’t linger for you. Book bloggers ain’t got time for reading slumps!

Megan @reading away the day s

I have heard great things about they both die at the end. Enjoy your new books have a great week.


I had to look up In Case I Go. It sounds really interesting. I actually like multiple timeline stories.

Karen Blue

I definitely get insomnia from reading books, well maybe not insomnia exactly, I just lose a lot of sleep when I am trying to get in one more chapter. I am looking forward to your post about it.
In Case I Go and Tisha both look really good. I hope you enjoy all your new books. It’s cool that your bf is going to be posting on your site. Have a great week!


I love the sound of the post regarding book-related insomnia… You’re right, I regularly go without sleep in favour of finishing off a cracking read though these days I need a lot less sleep than I used to, so it generally doesn’t seem to bother me all that much:). How exciting that your boyfriend will be also contributing to your blog – it’s always lovely to share an interest. I hope you have a wonderful week and that the reading slump quickly passes:)


Congrats on the triple Leibster, and good luck with getting the man to write. I have been so slack at not reading other blogs (or writing blog posts) this summer but hopefully I am back.

Tracy @ Cornerfolds

Welcome back! It’s always a little difficult to get back into the swing of things after vacation. Great haul this week! In Case I Go sounds really interesting! Have a great week 😀

Laurel-Rain Snow

I am leaping from book to book lately, starting one or two and then picking up another. I haven’t had a vacation, but I don’t think I deserve one, since I’m retired…and can pretty much do whatever I want each day.

I’m glad you enjoyed your vacation…here’s to finding your reading mojo.

Thanks for visiting my blog.

Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews

I’m glad you had a good vacation, and that the return to work wasn’t too hard, Evelina.

Reading slumps are the worst! I am reading like a fiend these days, it’s like I know I won’t have as much time to read once school starts again and I’ll be busy with work and all. I have a ton of reviews to write, though 😉

Have a wonderful week ahead and happy reading.


I’ve been going through a bit of a book slump myself. This whole year has been rough for me reading-wise…but what do you do. I’m curious about They Both Die at the End. I skipped the arc, but might snag it from the library. Glad work wasn’t bad this week; sometimes you really just do need a break. Happy reading!

Jenea's Book Obsession
Jenea's Book Obsession

That is a nice haul and some really good looking books! Enjoy them!

Happy readin’,
Jenea’s Book Obsession


So jealous you got to do lots of reading on your holiday as I did so little. I always think I’ll read more…maybe next vacation!


Oh I can’t wait to read your post about bookish insomnia! Man, that affects me frequently!!! Glad you had a nice, easy transition back to work from vacation.
I am curious about the real life superheroes book. I love non-fiction books about psychology (I read a bunch about murders and killers), so understanding vigilantism sounds fascinating!
Have a great week!


You have me curious about In Case Go. So glad your weekend was easy after vacation. It’s nice you were able to read on vacation. It is all the reviews you need to write when you get back that overwhelm. I hope you are able to read again this week 🙂

Geybie's Book Blog
Geybie's Book Blog

Glad to hear you adjust well after vacation. I always have a hard time, hehe,, I hope you have a wonderful week filled with awesome books. Happy reading. ❤️

Lark @ The Bookwyrm's Hoard

I think it’s great that your boyfriend wants to write reviews, too. I hope that turns out to be fun for both of you. Have a great week!


In Case I Go does sound interesting! Hope you’ll enjoy reading that. Thanks for stopping by my blog. 🙂

ashley @ Inside My Minds

I feel like my reading has been really slow lately too. I don’t like it.

Laura Thomas

Welcome back:) I always need a few days to adjust after a vacation, especially before going back to work. I’ll be watching for your book insomnia post. Definitely been there before and will be again. LOL

Lashaan Balasingam

When I saw Overwatch, I actually thought you were a gamer for a second hahah Pretty cool that he’s going to be reviewing it on your blog!! 😀 Oh, and Adam Silvera seems to be an author who ALWAYS succeeds at making his readers cry. I wonder if you were amazed by his book. 😀

Jackie B.

Yay! I’m glad your week back wasn’t as bad as you expected. It seems like, as usual, you had a really productive week, too! Great job keeping up with your schedule; I’m really impressed (I can’t stick to a schedule to save my life for some reason– at least with blogging). Were all those books from your haul from the last week?! Oy girl, how on earth do you keep up with your TBR? Are you drowning in piles of books? In fact… how many of those are physical books vs. ebooks? No WONDER your NetGalley TBR is so long…… Read more »