So this week was pretty awesome… A tough week no less, with how busy I became, due to all the running around, but it was so worth it. Here goes:
- on Monday, it was my grandmother’s sister’s (great aunt’s?) 80th birthday
- so we hopped onto the bus and trawled ourselves to another city to give her a surprise party
- she first thought we were Jehova’s witnesses or something, popping up at the door like that 😂
- took her over an hour to process the surprise. 80 years old, man!
- we actually brought our own cake with her name and everything
- so what ensued is one of the best parties I had this year, with two ladies aged 70+, one like 60+ and my mom
- I know I’m a weirdo, but it was just so much fun. Yes, I prefer parties with older folks 😂
- a perk of such a party is also that you have 4 hours to spend on the bus, so I finished half of Arm of the Sphinx which I’m buddy reading with Trang @ Bookidote (yes, you guessed it – there will be a guest post!)
- that’s not all though, because on Thursday, I tried VR (virtual reality)
- IT WAS AMAAAAAZIIIIIIIIINNNNNGGGG
- As a result of shooting space invaders though, you will laugh, but I managed to pull my leg muscles like I’ve never done before (from all the squatting and avoiding bullets)
- Second day in, I still can barely walk 😂 my cat despairs about how she tries to get me to chase her, and I stumble like a pirage on two peg legs
- Literally, this kind of stuff can only happen to me. I swear. But hey, I hope it made you smile!
- Seriously though, space pirates IS THE SHIZZ – you can see why I pulled my legs by how the dude moves, and FYI, by the way – I made it through 14 waves on my first play session (okay, not the first game, but first 30 minutes). My high score had 5 digits. I could school that dude. Who shoots one target with both guns? DUDE JUST AIM AT TWO ALREADY!!! (YES. I am serious about my shooting. When I play games. Those three times in my life.)
Glad I’m not as tall as that guy to hit the ceiling lol xD but you can see what I mean!
~ We Need To Talk About Some Books I’m Reading ~
Since I have such a dreadful backlog of books read and reviews I need to write, I’ve decided to add this little bit to my weekly posts. I just need to talk about these books I’m reading NOW! And not two months later. So I’ve been reading some great stuff – currently I have the worst bookish hangover about The Zanna Function. I will be posting a review sometime soon, but you need to know about this book BEFORE it comes out. In the words of Lilyn @ Scifi and Scary, “Harry Potter – but a girl – with science instead of magic” – and I feel like she’s said everything that needs to be said here. It was such an amazing, original and well-written book that you just need to check it out. NOW.
Two other books I’ve just finished are The Girl Who Chased the Moon, which is the sweetest thing to start your spring off, especially if you’ve been missing the soft and fluffy during the winter, just like me. And then there’s also Have Dog, Will Travel, which is a love song to guide dogs, and just dogs in general, which will make your heart do a happy dance and cry with love. It makes life better to read about how much a seeing eye dog can enable a blind person, not just physically, but also emotionally. It’s a book that radiates happiness and it will also help you if you’re currently feeling a little bit under the weather.
~ Last Week On The Blog ~
Last week, I reviewed two books – The Sea Beast Takes a Lover, which is yet another slightly odd short story collection, and a wonderfully hilarious, yet deep YA called No Sad Songs, which I recommend whole-heartedly! And then, of course, we had our #NewBloggers 101 post, courtesy of Pam @ Reverie Society, who I must thank again for writing such an amazing guest post for my blog and the community ❤
~ Coming Up Next Week~
I am SO excited about next week! You have no idea!! First of all, there’s the review of SOMETHING AMAZING, namely – All Systems Red by Martha Wells. All of you, scifi fan or not, NEED to read this short amazing pearl of bliss. So funny, so sarcastic, and yet, so empathetic – so brilliant! I’m sure it will pan out to be one of the best books of my year. Review comes out on Monday. Then, on Wednesday, we have a review of The Feed, which was a good dystopia, but it failed to ultimately coax me into a love affair with itself. And last, but SO not least, is the post I’m excited for most of all: Badass Book Smugglers – A Historical Reality? And they actually were. I am so proud of this point in my country’s history. You MUST read it. Please, please read it! It’s something you don’t learn every day. It’s something that’s only ever existed in my culture, and it has to do books and the freedom to read and educate oneself.
~ Little Book Haul ~
Would you believe it?! I did it again! I only hauled one book! I am so happy, I hope I don’t haul a million next week again. One can hope. Also, most say the book I hauled is pretty amazing!!
~ In The Bookish Community ~
Shannon @ It Starts At Midnight talks about the (not always successful) process of culling your owned TBR (it’s pretty hilarious!)
Cam @ Camillea Reads talks about some really tough subjects that need to be talked about – rape in YA fantasy books
Cate @ Midnight Biblio Blog talks about ridicuous character stereotypes, namely – Irish characters in books
Andreea @ Cheeky Lines talks about the care you should take when reviewing children’s books
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.