This week has been an interesting one. Despite a lot of work related ‘fires’ that needed putting out, it wasn’t a bad week. (Regarding those fires, I even had a dream that I was putting out a fire in the house of my boss. LOL.) I have something exciting to share with you though! Do you remember how I recently made that Instagram theme and was so happy about it? Well, I’m still happy about it, but I also found that it’s so limiting! I can’t post random tidbits, reading updates and hauls anymore, without making a photoshoot and putting hours of work into it. That killed the whole spontaneity for me, so I’ve decided I want the best of both worlds – I want to keep the theme, but also have an outlet for my random bookish thoughts. So I made a second Bookstagram! The second account is called @avalinahsbookbites and I will be updating it quite often – at least several times a day. Think of it as my personal account, but still for reading! (I know right. You can take the girl out of the book, but you can’t take the… well, nevermind.)
What you can expect from my second Bookstagram account:
- me shamelessly posting less than ideal book photos on it several times a day
- showing you all my hauls when I’m still excited that I’ve received them
- all the quotes I loved while reading, posted in real time
- LOTS of discussion and fun
- no themes! No rules! No formality!
So please, come follow ❤️
Anyway, I am also keeping my themed feed, of course. Here’s my most recent post:
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~ We Need To Talk About Some Books ~
First of all, I’ve got to share with you a really good Humble Bundle for Banned Books. It will still be available till the first days of October, and for only a few bucks you can get a lot of cool books, including The ColorPurple by Alice Walker, Kramer Vs Kramer by Avery Corman and My Sister’s Keeper by Jodi Picoult. Oh, and also the first volume of Saga! Of course, those are just the ones I know, there are way more in the bundle. If you decide to buy, please do use our affiliate link – support international bloggers! I’m still deciding if I should get mine, but I am pretty tempted, because I want to read The Color Purple, and Saga is incredibly tempting as well.
The two books I’ve been excited about this week are Exit Strategy and Finding Baba Yaga. Those are both from Tor.com who are awesome and actually send international reviewers books. Exit Strategy is the conclusion to one of my favorite series ever, The Murderbot Diaries, and it couldn’t have been a more wonderful ending. Touching, beautiful, and funny as always. I will be blogging about the entire series shortly. And Finding Baba Yaga was a quick afternoon read, my first novel in verse – which I strangely really enjoy! I suspect I will be talking about it more at some point, but I’m still not sure in what format. For now you can find some updates on it on the second bookstagram!
~ Last Week On The Blog ~
Last week on the blog I had two things I’m very passionate about – a book review for Going Widdershins, a women’s book I’ve been raving about for weeks! And the #NewBloggersWelcome Edition 5, in which I introduce a lot of newbies to our community. Come read both!
~ Coming Up Next Week~
It’s finally autumn post time! While most of you are probably neck-deep into #Blogoween, it seems I am only starting the season by talking about what books help me beat the autumn blues. It’s a list post, or sort of a discussion post, about the autumn feels and loads of lovely middle grade books that I can recommend from the bottom of my heart. And then, we also have State of the ARC on Friday, so please come and link up! Common questions include when you can post – well, you can post anytime in the upcoming weeks and come and link up, as long as your post includes the info that you’re linked up to the meme and talks about your review copies. So come join!
~ Little Book Haul ~
Didn’t haul a lot of books this week, but more than I’ve been hauling these days. Foam on the Crest of Waves is a new novel by Silke Stein, whose book Sleep, Merel, Sleep I loved with all my heart. Even though it’s a very different book and topic, talent is talent! Meanwhile, you’re probably aware that All the Birds in the Sky is a Tor Book Club freebie this month (how could I not?) And I also couldn’t keep myself from getting Interplanetary Robots, a nonfiction book about all the machines that ever went out to space. I’m such a nerd and sucker for anything true-space!
~ In The Bookish Community ~
I have LOADS of posts to share this week! I am so glad I went blog hopping last weekend ❤️
Anna @ Dolewhip and Books professes her love for reading by giving us 5 reasons to keep reading
Marija @ Inside My Library Mind reiterates on the painful, but always relevant issue of being an international book blogger
Dora @ SwiftCoffee has a wonderful idea: listing books that are coming out on a certain week and sharing your reviews for them!
Tiffany @ Read by Tiffany talks about how blogging has made her more introverted – in a good way!
Olivia @ Purely Olivia talks about how to balance blogging and.. you know, actually LIVING too
Kelly @ Divabooknerd reviews the living daylights out of Grace and Fury and makes me want to read it soooo much
Trang @ Bookidote shares a list of books that could appeal to non-readers
Caro @ The Book Cheshire Cat shares a great list of underrated diverse books
Cee @ Dora Reads talks about 7 radical ways to defeat writer’s block
So how has your week been? And what are you reading? What did you haul?
I’m Evelina and I blog about books that made an impression on me. I love middle grade, women’s, scifi and some literary too.