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[Weekly wrapup] I should be doing a monthly update… But Instead I'm Doing Sunday Post #58

It’s the first Sunday of May, and where I live, that means it’s Mother’s Day! So me and mom are going out to that favorite cafe of mine which you’ve all heard about countless times! Due to this and the fact that I have the worst headache which will ruin everything today GAH, I will not be posting a monthly update, although it was a very exciting month, but I just don’t feel like it right now. I will post it another time! Who cares if I’m late? My blog, my rules, heh. Let me just say that last month I read more books than EVER EVER EVER, and actually read much more than I hauled. So that makes me infinitely happy.

~ We Need To Talk About Some Books I’m Reading ~

I just finished Obsidio, and since even if you haven’t read it, you probably realize that it’s not easy or comforting read, I really needed something sweet and light to pick me up. Luckily, the next book on the upcoming releasese calendar of my ARCs was Clara Voyant! It’s a DELIGHTFUL middle grade, bright and sweet and quite trouble free. I truly enjoyed it loads, and I can recommend it to everyone. It was a wonderful thing to read after something as stressful as Obsidio! And look at that adorable cover. I will be posting a review in the middle of May!

Clara Voyant

~ Last Week On The Blog ~

Last week I had the State of the ARC, and I am sorry if I haven’t visited some of you yet! I have like 200 unreplied comments (which means undone bloghops too xD) and I am just not able to deal with that in time. But I will definitely visit you all, if slightly late! Anyway, I also reviewed The Breedling and the Trickster, a part of the Element Oddyseys series, which was an alright read. And, lastly, I released an instructional post with a downloadable TBR spreadsheet that is color coded for ease of use, and I hope you will have a lot of fun with it!

TBR spreadsheet

~ Coming Up Next Week~

Coming up next week, I have the very exciting review of Artificial Condition (Murderbot #2) – squee! Definitely read that, please! It’s like my favorite review ever! And also favorite series, teehee. Second, we’ll have a review for another biography of Marilyn Monroe, this one concentrating on how she was feministic and opened the way for a lot of women in her industry, and not only that. If you think less of Marilyn than you should, please read that review. You will be surprised with some facts about her, because that’s exactly what I’ll be sharing. And lastly, I will be reviewing The Redemption of Marvin Fuster. Sorry it’s all reviews, people! But I needed to catch up. Plus there are some very exciting reviews next week!

artificial condition  the girl marilyn monroe
redemption of marvin fuster

~ Little Book Haul ~

So, the first good news is that I only hauled one book, while I have already read four! (I should write a post about how I turned this hauling business around, seriously.) The second good news is that I got Cait’s book! Despite being ridiculously late on actually asking for it, I got it! Miracles do happen <3 I am very excited to be able to read a book by a blogger buddy! My only regret is that the ARC doesn’t contain any cover I could flaunt for bookstagram. Maybe I’ll send myself an image cover to the kindle. Only for you, Cait. Only for you. LOL

A Thousand Perfect Notes

~ In The Bookish Community ~

Jackie @ Death by Tsundoku has finally solved her technical issues and come back! Go give her some blogging love ❤

Cahleen @ The Alt Story tells us why nonfiction is kind of like vitamins

Shruti @ This Is Lit discusses whether it’s YA or not the brings you good stats

Marie @ Drizzle and Hurricane Books posted a post that everyone and their mother have already read probably, but it really resonated with me, so I’m sharing it as well. It’s about how we want and get validation as book bloggers and why it matters

So how has your week been? And what are you reading? What did you haul?

As usual, I’m linking up with the Sunday post meme at Kimba’s book blog and Stacking The Shelves over at Tynga’s Reviews.

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3 years ago

Clara Voyant looks so adorable! I had too many books already its release month, but I still want to read it. Every time I look at the cover, I keep thinking of the movie poster for Almost Famous though.

3 years ago

Hey Evelina! Happy Mothers day- enjoy!! And can’t wait to see what you thought of Artificial Condition- I’m very excited to read that one.

3 years ago

Love the cover for Clara Voyant! I haven’t read Obsidio (or the others in the series) but it seems to get a lot of mentions! Don’t think I’d be happy with the stress of it, lol, so I’m going to pass. 🙂

3 years ago

Ooh, in Lithuania Mother’s day is today? I always thought it’s on the second Sunday of May, same as over here in Latvia (and Estonia, too, afaik)… huh… the more you know!

ALSO, CONGRATS ON GETTING ATPN ARC, I’m only gonna get to read it when my preorder arrives, since I’m not at that book-blogging stage where I request ARCs yet… Happy for you tho! c:

3 years ago

Most of my week had gone by in studying but I did get my book box yesterday which is considered as a haul? I can’t wait to get back to reading!

3 years ago

Okay what is this Obsidio and why is everyone talking about it? I’m such a bookish grandma. I never read what everyone else is. Sigh. xD

My week’s been good, surprisingly. I hauled The Upside of Unrequited and I’m buddy reading it with Simant, starting tomorrow. And I had to grade a bunch of papers of aspiring content writers for where I work! So it was fun! xD

3 years ago

Yes, they really are great! And nice! I should probably check Obsidio out. I am reading some popular books here and there these days. Trying to learn what you youth are reading these days, you see.

3 years ago

Have a lovely Mother’s Day – ours was a few weeks ago in March… I’m so sorry about the headache – and you’re absolutely right – your blog, your rules! I’m not even sure if I posted a monthly roundup in April and they are generally late, anyway… I hope the coming week is a pain-free one!

3 years ago

Enjoy your day with your mom for Mother’s Day! And enjoy your books. I know what you mean about replying to blog comments, there’s not enough hours in the day for it all. Happy reading week!

Chloe @ Book Dragons
Chloe @ Book Dragons
3 years ago

I still need to Gemina…ooops but Illuminae stressed me out a hellvua lot still, I’ll get round to it eventually. Hope you have a great week girl!

Kimberly @ Caffeinated Reviewer

Happy Mothers Day! I got Obsidio on release day, but it was during Take Control and I still need to read it. Hopefully soon! I hope the week ahead is a good one for you.

Cahleen Hudson
Cahleen Hudson
3 years ago

Happy Mother’s Day to your mom! Thanks for linking to my post. I’m looking forward to reading your review of the Marilyn Monroe book!

3 years ago

I do hope that even with a headache, you managed to enjoy your time out and the cafe for Mother’s day <3 Headaches are no fun. I hope it passes very soon my friend. Mother's day is next weekend here. No idea if kiddos and nonhubs are making plans. I will settle for a clean house, new books and sleeping in 😉

3 years ago

We have a celebration of life to attend this weekend. So for Mother’s Day I simply requested time to sleep in and a trip to the book store. I am glad youra turned out

3 years ago

Damn, it is indeed mother’s day… thanks for the reminder, i totes forgot 😀 😀

I’m gonna be reading the 1000 perfect notes soon as well. I’m quite excited about it.

JJ @ This Dark Material

Aw, I hope you and your mom have a lovely, headache-free time at that cafe! I’m also ridiculously behind on blog hopping—I still need to read your amazing post with a TBR spreadsheet! Clara Voyant sounds cute 🙂 I don’t really read MG but you make it sound so good! Can’t wait to read your review of it. Hope you have a wonderful week Evelina!

Ayla @ Books & Babbles
Ayla @ Books & Babbles
3 years ago

What a fun post, Evelina! I really needed to hear (read?) the “my blog, my rules” thing because I keep saying it to myself but I never “believe” it, if that makes sense?! Ahhh, I always get so upset with myself when I decide not to post something when I’m not happy with it because I feel like people are expecting something or because it’s my “publishing day” or something. So, thank you! I’m so excited about you getting Cait’s book! So many people seem to be reading and loving it and I hope you will enjoy it, too! Will… Read more »

Mary @StackingMyBookShelves!

Sounds like a busy week. I post what I like. I tend to be a bit conservative in my post. I hope you have a great week of reading.

Mary my #Sunday Roundup #17!

3 years ago

Oh! Interresting how different country have different dates .. in Canada our mothers day fall on the 13th! So, just next week (gotta say its a GREAT thing for my workplace.. heheheh) But anyway, our group of rather local dachshund parents are having merchs again!! So this year, I bought both of us somes! Of course dear, take your time and post that later! No problem here ~ Yay for good reading !! Im on a good launch myself started on April 30th and im passed halfway already! I may be able to go a book more than last month… Read more »

Laura Thomas
3 years ago

I’m really wanting to try Martha Well’s series. And I’ll be reading Obsidio soon. Had to set it aside for some review books, which were very good too. Enjoy Mother’s Day with your mom:)

Aj @ Read All The Things!

Have fun with your mom. This probably sounds awful, but I don’t remember when Mother’s Day is in the US. I know it’s sometime this month. Probably next weekend. I need to look that up. Anyway, I wish I could read more books than I haul. That rarely happens. I hope you have a good week!

Cait @ Paper Fury
3 years ago

Okay but first off I AM SEVERELY HONOURED. The ARC also has a lot of typos in it lol lol so please don’t die there (I promise we caught them all in copy edits). But eeep it makes me so ridiculously happy to see it on your blog, AND ALSO KIND OF SURREAL?! Like I’ve been blogging/trying to get published for 7 years and it’s happening…get an umbrella, I’m gonna cry on you.❤️❤️❤️ Ahem. Also I think we need to all applaud the fact you read more than you hauled because that is like the key to success right there.… Read more »

Ronyell (a.k.a Rabbitearsblog)

Oooh! I hope you and your mother have a fun “MOTHERLY” time together! WAAAAHHHH!!! I still haven’t gotten my copy of Cait’s book yet! I preordered it, but I guess I have to wait until June to get my copy….BOO HOO!! 🙁

Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

You’re so lucky to get Cait’s book! I already have it pre-ordered and I can’t wait to read it!! And that Clara Voyant book does look adorable. I do that sometimes too, where I have to read a cute book after a heavy one!

Marie @ Drizzle & Hurricane Books

Happy Mother’s Day (I’m late, sorry!)! I hope you had a lovely day with your mom and that your headache left you alone <3 <3 Sending you tons of love! I'm glad you read some great books though, Obsidio…. I can't wait to read that one, but I am also very very very veeeeeeeeeeeery nervous about it, hahaha. It's not an easy book to read, that's for sure, but I can't wait to see how it ends. I'm so glad you got Cait's book, this is SO EXCITING! I hope that you will love it, I can't wait for it… Read more »

Jackie B
3 years ago

Thanks for the shout out, my wonderful friend! It feels so liberating to be back in the world of blogging. I have desperately missed it. You have every right to not write a monthly review post if you don’t want to! Your blog, your rules– for sure. This is still a great post. I am with you about how Obsidio was a bit exhausting emotionally– I really need something fluffy to make my feel better, but I haven’t gotten there quite yet. I hope this MG novel does the trick! I cannot wait to hear what you think of Cait’s… Read more »

Sophia @ Bookwyrming Thoughts

Oh… was it Mother’s Day on Sunday?!?!?! Erm… ha… I forgot. *dies* I thought it was next week. Whelp.

I’m a horrible child. o_o

I saw you got Cait’s book on Twitter! Congrats again! ^_^ I don’t think I use any of my eARC covers for photographing – I download all of the covers to my phone and use it, haha (though I really want to see how the new phone camera update will work with bookish photos after the magical things it did to my face).

Jennifer | Book Den
3 years ago

I was just saying I need to find some lighter reads for summer. I never think to do that.

Daniela Ark
3 years ago

Hope you are feeling better and that you had a good time with your mom! Mothers day is next Sunday here in the US so I’m looking forward to it! 🙂
I’m getting more and more excited about the Illuminae series because everyone is loving it! 🙂 Hope you enjoy Cait’s book. I’ve heard wonderful things about it!

Sim @ Flipping Through the Pages

You are so lucky to get Cait’s book 🙁 I hope you enjoy it 😀 I hope you enjoyed your vacation. And hey happy belated Mother’s day. Wow, you guys celebrate it early? That’s interesting.
And wow, you are doing so great on that hauling business. I would definitely like to see a post on that 😛

3 years ago

So exciting that you got A Thousand Perfect Notes, that’s one of my highly anticipated reads and I can’t wait to see some more buzz for it! I just picked up All Systems Red and I’m excited to start the series since you’ve been enjoying it so much. Nothing wrong with all review posts as well, I love book reviews! It helps me pick and choose what I want to read and you write great reviews!

Also as a side note, I nominated you for The Unique Blogger Award, you can grab the post from the commentluv link. 🙂