Oh, I’ve been a a bad book blogger this week. Why, you ask me? Well… 😃
- I went on NetGalley. Again and again. How many books, you say? 6 x.x
- As if that’s not enough, I also went on Edelweiss. Yes, how many indeed? 4 x.x
- (You ask how. I just get the ‘Read now’ titles xD nobody approves internationals, so I don’t even bother!)
- And as if that’s not enough, I also hauled a few sale items.
- I don’t even WANT to look at my haul for this week, or this month.
- But I also kind of really loved it? 😂
- Having done all that, I proceeded almost not to read for the entirety of the week.
- I appear to be in something of a slump. Been working so much, trying to make up for my sick leave, that I haven’t had energy to read after I’m done.
Returning to work… Also went in an interesting way. I left for only two days, but it seems that nearly everything that could have gone wrong in that time.. did go wrong 😂 more than that… it seems half the people are quitting, now or later, for personal reasons. What does that mean for me? Well… Who do you think is going to be doing their job..? I don’t even know how I’m going to manage. It’s been a tough week for sure!
~ What I’ve Been Reading ~
When I said I’ll read pretty much anything by Rivers Solomon and Becky Chambers, I wasn’t kidding. And having gone through most of The Vela, I know I wasn’t wrong to say that! It’s SO good! It’s also incredibly long though, but surprisingly – it does not drag you down – it’s very good quality content as well. I’ve got one last go to finish the book, and I think I’ll be finishing it next week, but it’s so big! I’m also really glad that two authors I love essentially introduced me to another few authors that I’m sure I’ll be reading in the future as well, because The Vela is co-written by more than two authors, and it floors me how well it’s been done! The chapters are completely fluent and fit so well together, I would have never guessed it wasn’t written by one person. It’s a very smart, super diverse and very engaging story, and it just covers SO. MUCH. GROUND. Oppression, racism, refugee crises and exclusionism, oh my god… You’ll have to wait for my review to read about it all. And it’s not only that – there are several things I’m loving about this book a lot, like the fact that it’s pretty much my first book with a non-binary character who isn’t questioned, just presented that way, and so naturally as well. And then there’s the fact that almost all the positions of power are filled by some incredibly strong women, some of which are also disabled, and it will not slow them down in the least, not that they’d even think something like that could. The book is incredibly empowering, and it talks about all the right things. Plus, political intrigue! The adventure! (The character Niko!!!! Fangirl moment.) Man. I am basically in love with The Vela. A full review soon to come!
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~ What I’ve Been Talking About ~
Last week I talked about two books I truly loved Heavy Flow and The Secret of Dinswood. The first one is something I think all women should read, and the second one is a fun middle grade cozy mystery that I completely adored. Here are the reviews:
~ What I’ll Talk About Next Week ~
Next week I’ll be reviewing a book about neuro-divergent teens kicking ass, The Spec Set, and I will also be scheduling a new #NewBloggersWelcome post (or at least I will try to tomorrow!)
~ What I’ve Been Hauling ~
So how has your week been? And what are you reading? What did you haul?
I’m Evelina and I try to blog about books that matter, with a bit of fun there too! Disability and equality will be topics you see a lot, but there’s also a lot of scifi, fantasy and… GIFs. I’m also the proud founder of #ARCsAnonymous.