Book hauls, Sunday post

Sunday post #24

So this past week? Let us try to solve this as a mathematical problem (*gasp!* don’t run away yet.)

  1. First of all, every day there is work to do till 8.30.
  2. Secondly, there is roughly a metric ton of fatigue.
  3. Thirdly, I think time has shrunk? (Must be some weird quantum effect in action.)


How much reading will the subject do, given these conditions?


That’s why I’m sorry if I didn’t visit your Sunday/Monday post last week! I had such a hard time catching up. Thankfully, I had a few posts scheduled, and I have an exciting announcement this week! I’m finally getting my co-blogger to join the rig, and you will be hearing from him next Friday! So excited!!!!! More info below.

~ Last Week On The Blog ~

This week I’ve posted two reviews and no discussion, as like I said… Tough week! Here they are:

I know why the caged bird sings by Maya Angelou Practical Magic by Alice Hoffman

~ Coming Up Next Week~

Hopefully, next week will be a lot more interesting. First of all, I’ve got the long overdue tag that I should have done ages ago! I promise it’s funny. And the most exciting thing next week… Is the introduction of my co-blogger!! (AKA my boyfriend.) I promise you that post is even funnier! Cause if I’ve ever made you laugh, that guy’s got me in stitches every day. Humor is what he does. Also, he will be reviewing fantasy on my blog, which is something a lot of you like, so I thought you would be excited as well! Keep a look out for that post on Friday.

Sunshine award Introducing my co-blogger

~ Currently Reading ~

Right now I am buddy-reading Attachments with Jackie @ Death By Tsundoku, and we will be reviewing it on both of our blogs in interview form again! Those reviews are always fun, aren’t they? I will also soon start In Case I Go and The Rules of Magic. Reviews to come in October.

Attachments In Case I Go The Rules of Magic (Practical Magic 0)

~ Little Book Haul ~

I also hauled three books this week. I am pretty excited about the two first ones – But My Brain Had Other Ideas is a kind of book I like to read for understanding disability and people who have suffered trauma better. I’m also really excited by Central Station, which has been nominated for, well, a load of stuff (NPR Best Book of 2016, Amazon Featured Best Science Fiction & Fantasy Book, Guardian Best SF & Fantasy Book of 2016 Longlist, British Science Fiction Award 2016, Best Novel 2017 Arthur C. Clarke Award nominee…) So to put that out there for all you sci-fi fans, it’s currently up for request on Edelweiss.

But My Brain Had Other Ideas: A Memoir of Recovery from Brain Injury Central Station The Shell Keeper

~ General Rambling ~

Share your Facebook pages with me please! I would like to follow you. And just in case you want to follow me too, here is my link. I suggest replying on the tweet, cause other people in the follow train might follow you too. And RT, if it’s not too hard. Thanks!

~ In The Bookish Community ~

Last week I saw so many good posts! It’s partly that I blog hopped quite a lot and read a lot of your Sunday posts, and you people shared some wonderful links! Some of there are older than a week, and you might have seen them, but I still take great pleasure in share a wonderful article or two. Enjoy!

This was my find of the week! Shruti @ This Is Lit Blog shares a ridiculously funny discussion post about the 7 types of reviewers! You HAVE TO read this one. I promise you, there shall be laughs. Lots of those.

Jennifer @ BTH Reviews shares 5 ways to get free books! Most of these will be known to a seasoned blogger, but for any of you new people out there, this is a great article! Even having blogged for one year, I found one service I still didn’t know.

Karen @ Kissin Blue Karen shares a post about how she finds new books and specifically new releases to put on her TBR. I didn’t know at least one way of finding out about new releases, so it’s a really useful article.

Jennifer @ Busy Being Jenniffer shares something important to all of us – Sh*t You Should Know About Blogging: Giveaways have Rules! By which she means LEGAL rules. Go read it. It’s important.

As usual, I’m linking up with the usual crew for the Sunday meme at Kimba’s book blog, also with Stacking the Shelves at Tynga’s Reviews, Book Date for It’s Monday! What are you reading? and Mailbox Monday.

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Sim @Flipping Thru the Pages

Wow, this is very interesting that your boyfriend is joining this fun 😀 I hope you make a great pair here too. I wish, my hubby could do the same 😛

Laurel-Rain Snow
3 years ago

I have Rules of Magic…and two more ARCs to read to get to it.

Attachments was the first book I read from Rainbow Rowell…and it was one I enjoyed. I read it four years ago!

Enjoy…When you visit my blog, you’ll find my FB and other connections in the top of the sidebar.


Jackie B.
3 years ago

As we have discussed already: Gurl, I feel you. This week has just been 100% craziness. Why don’t people understand that we need downtime for reading and blogging? I think we need to put our heads together and invent a time-turner. I’m just saying. 😀 Yay for pre-scheduled posts! I am super excited that I have most of today to sit around, blog hop, write reviews, and schedule posts! I really hope that I can start to get ahead of my schedule. Work is just so crazy right now, I want to just sit around and do nothing but blog… Read more »

Amanda @Cover2CoverMom

I am looking forward to meeting your co-blogger AKA boyfriend! There are only a small percentage of male book bloggers around the blogosphere, which I feel is a shame! I follow a few male book bloggers, and they always give such a fresh new perspective, which I appreciate. It’s so wonderful you & your BF share a love for reading. My husband and I are polar opposites, so I am a reader while he is a TV watcher. We are a great team, but sometimes I wish he shared my love for book 🙁

Natalie @Natflix&Books

It’s very cool that your boyfriend is taking such a keen interest in your hobby. I hear you on the time. I’m always so exhausted during the school year that blogging and reading time is hard to come by. Hope this week is easier. I love Attachments. It reminds me of the chick-lit books I loved in my early 20s. Happy reading!

3 years ago

Co blogging with your boyfriend sounds like it will be fun!! I retweeted your tweet! Have a great week!

Katie @Just Another Girl and Her books

As to your #3 from your intro, I’m about 96% certain that the clear shrinking of time is a direct result of common core math.

It’s cool that your boyfriend’s going to be joining your blog. I’m always a little bit jealous of people with significant other’s who read.

Hope you have a fabulous week.

3 years ago

I can relate with the busy schedule. Now that the kids are back in school, I actually have less free time because it’s more running around for me! Always busy, busy, busy.

I’m not familiar with any of those books. Congrats on getting your boyfriend to co-blog with you!

Literary Feline (Wendy)

Yay for some help with the blog! I look forward to “meeting” your new co-blogger. I understand the struggle to find time for everything all too well. I followed your FB page. I started on recently, and am still learning my way around it. It only took me a few years to break down and create one. LOL

I hope you enjoy your new books! Have a great week, Evelina!

3 years ago

Sounds like fun with your co-blogger! Looking forward to reading his posts.

Enjoy your books…have a great week!

Rosie Amber
3 years ago

Thank you, I enjoy all your links, I’m meeting lots of new bloggers.

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Jenea's Book Obsession
3 years ago

Oooh, a co-blogger. And it’s your boyfriend, I love it! Enjoy all the new books and your week coming up.

Thank you for stopping by my Sunday Post

3 years ago

I used to have that day shrinking thing, but not anymore. When I did, I used to do what I can and what I wanted. I had to let some things slide so I didn’t lose my sanity. I hope you are loving Attachments. It’s probably my top RR book (Landline is the other).

Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

Looking forward to “meeting” your boyfriend on the blog!!

Laura Thomas
3 years ago

My week flew by and I was kind of tired. Looking Back, I can’t pick any one thing that was so busy though. LOL Hopefully, you’ll be able to dive into those lovely new reads:)

3 years ago

How fun to co-host with the boyfriend! Thanks for stopping by 🙂


3 years ago

Time is our enemy and is working against us- I’m convinced of this. 🙂 Congrats on your co-blogger/ boyfriend joining the blog- that should be fun! And attachments looks like such a fun book- I do want to read it. will watch for your guys’ review.

Savanah | Off-Color Literature

Thank you so much for those helpful posts at the end!! Those are amazing!!

I definitely feel you on the time pressures. It’s awful!

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3 years ago

Ooo, got me curious about Central Station. Have a great week 🙂

3 years ago

It is hard to keep up with “real” life and blogging. LOL Hope your BF enjoys blogging as he joins you. 🙂
Central Station looks interesting. And great links you shared. Thanks.
Happy Reading!

Christy LoveOfBooks
3 years ago

It stinks when there isn’t enough time to read. I’m more in the boat of having time, but not feeling like reading. 🙁 That’s awesome that your boyfriend will co-blog with you! Have a great week, hopefully it includes reading.

3 years ago

A co-blogger? YAY, I can’t wait to read his posts! Also, But My Brain Had Other Ideas sounds like my kind of a book! I better check it out.

Oh and thanks for the shoutout!

3 years ago

Thanks for visiting my blog. I hope you get more time for books this week. Happy reading!

Tanya @ Girl Plus Books

What a week you had! Hope this week is much less busy and there’s actually time for reading.
How fun that your boyfriend is going to co-blog with you. Can’t wait to meet him. 🙂
I loved Attachments by Rainbow Rowell. It’s one of my favorites by her. So funny and charming. Looking forward to reading your thoughts in it!

3 years ago

Attachments has been on my shelf for ages. I need to read it one of these days. Hope you have a lovely week.

Paul Liadis
3 years ago

May we solve that quantum effect thing so you can find some more time.

bermudaonion (Kathy)
3 years ago

I hear ya on not having much time to read. A lot of weeks, audio books are my saving grace. Enjoy your new books!

3 years ago

Enjoy your books! I think it’s awesome that your boyfriend is joining you. My husband only read s about 1-2 books a year.

3 years ago

Time definitely seems to shrink some weeks! I hope it expands for you this week and you get lots of reading done. 🙂

Elizabeth (Silver's Reviews)

LOVE your post and your mathematical problem. 🙂

Looks like a good week.

ENJOY this week.

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Nikki @ The Bibliophibian

I hate those weeks where you don’t get much reading done! I hope you manage to get in more time for reading this week.

3 years ago

Evelinah! I *think* this may be my first time visiting your blog. It’s so nice here. I’m a fan of the color scheme, and overall feel of the place. Dude, don’t even stress about not reading enough, because, I haven’t been reading AT ALL. That’s pretty embarrassing, because I don’t work. But, I have had this flu/cold thing for two weeks now, and my mental illnesses have been kicking my butt for three months. So, I totally understand where you’re coming from. Oh! Co-blogger! Fun. I am very curious as to what kinds of fantasy books your boyfriend is going… Read more »

3 years ago

I didn’t miss you cause oh we interact on twitter! Woman I’m jealous of your boyfriend ok? You have made him a reader lmao #CoupleGoals

3 years ago

Damn!!!! Stahp making me jealous!!!!

3 years ago

I hope you get more reading done this week – The Rules of Magic looks great and I haven’t yet cracked and got hold of it. What fun to have a co-blogger – it sounds like a great idea:)). And I LOVED the 7 types of blogger article – many thanks for the link. I hope you’re having a great week and many thanks for visiting:)

3 years ago

Hm… I think I’m going to have to get hold of this one in due course. It sounds so much fun. Thank you for your feedback, Evelina:)

Karen Blue
3 years ago

Yay for getting a co-blogger! How exciting that your bf is willing to participate in your blog. My Miguel doesn’t even read mine, which is probably a good thing. Lol! Anyways, I am looking forward to your dual reviews!
I did request Central Station, thanks for the tip. I also requested The Rules of Magic last week, but I haven’t heard back yet for that one.
Thanks for sharing my link! I hope we both find some time to read this week. Life is just so busy. Have a good week!

Katherine @ I Wish I Lived in a Library

That’s awesome that your boyfriend is going to be your co-blogger! What fun! It gives you a break and gives you something to do together. I do think time is shrinking. I don’t have nearly enough of it! You’ve shared some great posts. I really enjoyed Karen’s and now I’m going to go check out the others ones you linked. Have a great week!

Carole @ Carole's Random Life in Books

I have barely been able to keep up lately myself. Maybe it is this time of year? Yay for letting your boyfriend take over some of the blogging responsibilities. I will look forward to his reviews. Have a great week!

Jennifer | Book Den
3 years ago

Awww… you guys are both avid readers? That’s so awesome.

Erin @ Quixotic Magpie

I think you are right – time has shrunk. At least for me too. Lol.

I should reread Practical Magic! I love it! I also have The Rules of Magic, so it would probably be a good idea to read Practical again for that reason too. Did that sentence even make sense? Lol. Too little sleep, too little coffee over here!

Have a great week! Looking forward to seeing your upcoming posts!

herding cats
3 years ago

Aw yay for the other half joining in. That’ll be fun. And, oy, yes. Time has shrunk! It surely has. lol


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Deb Nance at Readerbuzz

One thing you forgot in the formula for reading hours in a week…I subtract tv, and that’s huge. People have no idea how many hours they spend watching tv! It’s astonishing.