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[Weekly wrap-up] I Don’t Even Know Where The Week Went? Sunday post #66

So this week just blasted through. Honestly, I have no updates for you! My travel / song festival / people visiting marathon is over. My sister left back to the States this afternoon, and I remain here, back to my job and my blogging. I will admit to being a little lost because of the change! So this is going to be an incredibly short blog update.

~ Last Week On The Blog ~

Last week I had a loooooot of mini reviews! Gosh, they’re so satisfying. Now I have a nearly empty queue of read books that need to be reviewed! If you’re a reviewer and I asked you to raise your hand if you know what that feeling is, I’m sure I’d be looking a LOT of hands right now. Aside from the mini reviews, we also had a #NewBloggersWelcome post which was just as exciting as last time. Go check it out!

mini reviews 1  #NewBloggersWelcome

~ Coming Up Next Week~

Next week I’ve got a review for a thriller called The Anomaly lined up, as well as – finally! – a discussion post: is ARC reading kind of like school summer reading lists?

anomaly by michael rutger  arc reading is like school reading

~ Little Book Haul ~

And I finally hauled some books. Crooked Kingdom was almost an impulse buy – after reading Six of Crows with Marie @ Drizzle & Hurricane Books as a buddy read, I couldn’t just let it go – I had to buy and start reading the sequel. I also requested some books on Edelweiss and remembered what a wonderful feeling it was when that approved email arrives in your inbox! I got granted The Spaceship Next Door and I’m excited to start it soon. And the two last ones, Ready Player One and The Red Clocks, are from my #BloggerBestie Danielle @ Books, Vertigo & Tea! Danielle, you are wonderful ❤

Crooked Kingdom (Six of Crows #2) The Spaceship Next Door (Sorrow Falls #1) Ready Player One (Ready Player One #1) Red Clocks

~ In The Bookish Community ~

Chloe @ Book Dragons invites us all for a midsummer blog clean up!

Sheetal @ Halo of Books talks about book blogging expectations vs the reality, and it’s so relatable you will laugh

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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2 years ago

I need to do more mini- reviews. I agree they are kind of satisfying to belt those out. 🙂

I love the sound of your ARC reading post- looking forward to that!

2 years ago

I love mini reviews! I tend to save those for books I didn’t love or hate, and then do a post with 3-4 books. I also use mini reviews when I have a lot of children’s books to review. There’s only so much you can say about something that has 25 pages and almost as many words. 😉

L @ Do You Dog-ear?

Brian Joseph
2 years ago

I guess that I am late to the game, but I really want to read Ready Player One. I also want to read Red Clocks. That book may be a bit disturbing based on trends in The United States. When you read these books I look forward to your commentary on them.

Suzanne @ Under the Covers Book Blog

Looking at my list of books I need to review I can definitely understand (and am slightly jealous) of the satisfaction you get from finally catching up!

2 years ago

I try to review right after I finish a book, but every once in a while, the books pile up. When I bang out all those reviews, and see check marks next to all my books, I feel a huge sense of accomplishment.

Jenea's Book Obsession
Jenea's Book Obsession
2 years ago

I like doing the mini reviews, I try to do one once a week. I hope you have a great week!

Chloe @ Book Dragons
Chloe @ Book Dragons
2 years ago

Ah thanks for sharing my post girl! Six of Crows is amazing isn’t it? I love the crew just, aaaah I love that duology and that world so much 🙂 hope you have a great week!

trin carl
2 years ago

Great books your reading Evelina! Enjoy your week.

Tammy @ Books, Bones & Buffy

I have never done a mini review. That is so sad, I may have to do some at some point. I just never have a back log of books to review so it doesn’t make sense to wait, I guess. Hope you have a lovely week, Evelina

Laurel-Rain Snowc
2 years ago

I am tempted by the idea of mini-reviews! My system is functional, and I always review right after finishing a book….but wouldn’t it be fun to quickly move on?

Thanks for sharing, and for visiting my blog.

Ronyell (a.k.a Rabbitearsblog)

Wow! Love your little book haul, especially Ready Player One and Crooked Kingdom! I really need to read those books soon (I’m SO BEHIND on my TBR list)!

2 years ago

You had such a busy few week! The choir trip looked like great fun even if it was time consuming. I really enjoyed reading about the new bloggers; it’s so cool you do it. Another great book haul you have. Enjoy reading and maybe a quieter but just as wonderful week! Anne – Books of My Heart

Flavia @ Flavia the Bibliophile

Yeahhhh this week basically did not exist for me hahaha

2 years ago

Running to Sheetal now 😉 Thanks Evelina and happy Sunday!

Jennifer | Book Den
2 years ago

I need to do another round of mini-reviews. Some times it so great to just get a bunch of them finished.

Mary @StackingMyBookShelves!

Are mini reviews as good as long ones? Can I put them up instead of the long winded ones? I have never tried this instead of a long post for a book. Have a wonderful week. Enjoy the quiet while you can.

Mary my #SundayRoundup #27!

JJ @ This Dark Material

I’m hoping to know what an empty review queue feels like soon—I have three I still need to write We’ve already chatted about some of it, but you’ve got a lovely little book haul this week 🙂 I recently caved to pressure and bought the Six of Crows duology too. I’m hoping I can get to it before the end of the year! Here’s hoping you get to enjoy a little peace and quiet this week 🙂

Olivia-Savannah Roach
2 years ago

Sometimes it can be such a breather to have life wind down for a little bit and be able to breathe! It sounds like you’d been busy so much lately that I am sure this was a bit of a relief! I hope you enjoy Crooked Kingdom and Ready Player One is one I own and have heard good things about too, but have yet to start in on.

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2 years ago

Ooh I’m curious about your upcoming discussion post. Sounds interesting! Coming home from vacation and just generally not being that busy all of a sudden can be a weird change.


Kristen @ Metaphors and Moonlight

Wow, sounds like you’ve been busy! Yay for getting more caught up on reviews! I have a ridiculous backlog of reviews. I swear I have books I read 3 years ago that I still haven’t posted a review for. Like, they’re all written and everything, but there are always other books that need reviews too??? It’s a real problem lol. Have a great week!

Shannon @ It Starts at Midnight

Oooh you just reminded me that I have The Spaceship Next Door too, it looks good, I look forward to your review! And I feel you on mini-reviews, if it wasn’t for mini-reviews… well things would be bleak hah. Though I do NOT know what a nearly empty queue of reviews feels like- I assume fabulous, so good for you!!

Laura Thomas
2 years ago

LOL I love the tag line for your post and know just what you mean. I swear sometimes I can’t even remember what I did. Here’s to anew one!

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Aj @ Read All The Things!

I wish I was caught up on reviews. That never seems to happen. I have to write 5 of them in the next few days. Have a great week!

Michelle Gilmore
2 years ago

I’ve been thinking of doing more mini-reviews as well, I’m way behind. I tend to save them for when I’m drowning in reviews to write, which describes my current situation quite well.

I hope you have a lovely week!

2 years ago

I know that this week was something of a blur, too – to the extent that I’m joining the Sunday Post on Monday. I’m glad the mini-reviews are really working well for you – it’s a lovely feeling to be up to date on arcs:) Have a great week, hopefully this one won’t whizz by quite so fast!

Barb (boxermomyreads)
2 years ago

I just finished a book called Lizzie and now I’m reading a new ARC of a cozy mystery series which is Christmas themed. I NEVER read Christmas in the summer but my bookie BFF convinced me. Then I’ll be back to horror and thrillers. For some reason The Spaceship Next Door really interests me so I’m curious to hear your thoughts. Have a wonderful week!

Nicci @ Sunny Buzzy Books

Crooked Kingdom looks awesome! Have a great week!

Aleen @ Lampshade Reader

I love mini reviews too! I prefer those now more than anything. It’s a lot easier. 🙂

Hope you have a great week!

2 years ago

i picked up an arc of red clocks for a friend, i love the sound of it!

Anne @ The Reading Life

Oh my god! I’m so happy you go Crooked Kingdom! You are going to LOVE IT!

Daniela Ark
2 years ago

I hope you had fun with all that RL socializing! but… yay back to blogging! I’m kinda of doing that too after being MIA. Sorry I haven’t been around. I plan to amend that situation going forward 🙂

Aimee (Aimee, Always)
2 years ago

Omg, I love mini reviews as well. It’s nice to be able to get your thoughts down without the pressure of going into depth. AND I ALSO JUST BOUGHT CROOKED KINGDOM!!! I read Six of Crows ages ago and finally decided that I want to continue the series. xD Also looking forward to your ARC vs school reading post.

Anna @ The Bibliotaph
2 years ago

I’m really excited for your ARC vs school reading post! I’ve definitely been feeling that lately….

Also, I recently read Red Clocks and it was….interesting. I feel like I’m still processing everything she was trying to say. It’s a fascinating book with a lot going on. And it’s a lot to take in. I hope you enjoy it!

2 years ago

You did so well with all the book reviews and I love your book haul. I want to get Six of Crows at some point.

Lucy ~

Carole @ Carole's Random Life in Books

I have such a backlog of books that I need to review. It is a problem. I have thought about doing some mini-reviews and may have to try it out. Have a great week and enjoy your new books!

Sim @ Flipping Through the Pages

I loved your mini reviews. Well, my week was quite busy too. In fact, I haven’t posted anything on my blog in a week.
I had no idea that Marie’s Six of Crows read was a buddy read with you 😛 Since she updated on Twitter about her feelings, I got to know. I am glad that you both enjoyed it 🙂

Dani Eide
Dani Eide
2 years ago

Aren’t mini reviews great! You don’t feel you abandoned those books! Great books to read next. ♥️ Have a great week!

Jackie B. @ Death by Tsundoku

I only recently did some mini-reviews for the first time. Honestly, I didn’t find them all that gratifying. I feel like I’d prefer to have un-reviewed books rather than write mini-reviews. I need to spend some more time reflecting. Perhaps it’s more that I don’t like these seemingly unrelated books all smashed together? Hm. Such a great haul!!! I will admit, I’m a bit jealous that Danielle is your #BloggerBestie, but I guess I’ll let it pass. 😉 I haven’t spoken to you since more-or-less before Romania! How did that happen?! I saw Chloe’s blog tidying list– it makes me… Read more »