Can you believe I scheduled nearly all posts for March yesterday? I can’t even believe it. I haven’t had a full scheduled month for… I don’t know, a half a year at the least?! I’m so happy right now! Anyway, this is due to no other than a long weekend, because we’ve got a free Monday next week – it’s our Independence Day. So I’m scheduling away!
The weeks are still stressful, full of work and kind of gloomy, and most of the time I am too demotivated to do anything fun on social media – this is why you haven’t been seeing me around much. And if I tweet anything at all, Twitter doesn’t even give me any reach because who even am I anymore if I don’t tweet 😂 I’m still in my reading slump. Boyfriend is sick and in quarantine from me (I don’t boast sturdy health), so I’m stuck at mom’s scheduling posts! (THAT would be why I’ve scheduled so many, you’re correct.)
But hey, last week I got some awesome books! First of all, I was approved for Cait’s book, The Boy Who Steals Houses, and I was also sent this beauty of a book by post mail – The Heavens by Sandra Newman. Here’s a video of its immense beauty! 😍
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😍 this arrived in the mail today 😍 JUST LOOK AT IT. Thank you @grantabooks ❤️ It’s gonna take me a wild minute of staring at this book before I even attempt to read it. This is AN ABSOLUTE BEAUTY ✨ #bookmail #gold #artnoveau #booksofinstagram #booksofinsta #theheavens #sandranewman #booknerdigans #lovebooks #inlovewithbooks #bookpost #bookdragons #bookdragon #bookstagram
~ What I’ve Been Reading ~
Ain’t I always a space dork? It just runs in the family. My grandpa was a huge space dork himself, he even taught astronomy to high school students back when he was still teaching. I guess he passed it on to me! Anyway, I just finished Picturing Apollo 11, and while I admit to getting a little bored of reading it on the computer screen, as it would have been much more enjoyable as a real print book, it was a very original and cool read. Think of Picturing Apollo 11 as literally a photo album of every imaginable moment of preparation for the lunar landing, as well as photos from the flight and landing itself, along with photos after this huge historical event. They come with comments and short paragraphs of text between the chapters (a paragraph like every 15-20 pages or so, and a short comment for every photo). The images are high quality and high definition – they are simply stunning! 273 pages almost all filled with incredible photos. Some of these photos are accessible online or in other books, but some are said to be very rare and have been unearthed especially for this publication. There is also a lot of trivia about the photos, so this is the perfect book for a collector or fan who loves NASA books or albums. To give you the taste of it, here’s one of the more easily accessible photos online with a little piece of trivia: Armstrong, Aldrin and Collins posing for a team shot with their space suits, the cost of which at the time was $100 000 per suit! (I thank the publisher for the ebook review copy in exchange for my honest opinion. It has no affected my review.)
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~ What I’ve Been Talking About ~
Last week, I posted a review of The Forty Rules of Love, a rather well-known book that I loved. I feel it’s a book that will appeal to anyone who liked The Alchemist, but will be still very palatable even to those who didn’t. I found it very profound. Here’s the review. And then, I also had a guest post about gender bias and privilege in publishing. You can read it here.
~ What I’ll Talk About Next Week~
Next week there will be two reviews, both for middle grade books, both about magic! First, I’ll be reviewing Ewan Pendle and the Castle of Nightmares, part two in the Ewan Pendle series that I greatly enjoyed. And then, I’ll be reviewing a wonderful, plain legendary middle grade story called The Girl Who Drank the Moon. You might have heard about it, because it won the Newbery medal. I loved it with all my heart. Some come back for the review on Friday!
~ What I’ve Been Hauling ~
Last time I didn’t detail the books I hauled, so I’ll include them here. I think it was a pretty awesome haul! What with my new books this week as well. I am super curious to start reading some of these!
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.