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[Weekly wrapup] Blog Is Finally Fixed! Sunday post #64

Good news – my blog has been fixed! Now you should finally be able to see me in the WordPress reader. I am so glad… And of course, I want to thank all of those amazing people who have patted my back and supported me by retweeting my posts and making them more easily discovered. I can tell you that my views barely went down after you guys started sharing! Seriously, thank you so much <3

And now also a little bit about next week. I will be traveling for a few days! Which is why next week is the first time I will not be posting a Sunday post, ever since I started doing them. Gasp! I know. So I’m giving you a line up of two weeks’ posts this time. And hopefully I’ll catch my wifi once or twice so I can tweet or instagram something for you all. I’m going to Estonia! *jumps excitedly* it’s a choir trip, so it will be physically hard and not all that relaxing, but I’m hoping for some good memories!

~ We Need To Talk About Some Books I’m Reading ~

Next week I’ll be posting a review for this one, BUT SERIOUSLY. I had SUCH a bookish hangover after finishing The Calculating Stars! I really hope I can score the sequel. I can’t wait to read more about these totally kickass 50’s ladies who fly planes and do highest level maths. Please check out my review! It comes out on the 27th, Wednesday. That book was awesome!

The Calculating Stars (Lady Astronaut #1)

~ Last Week On The Blog ~

Last week I had a review of The Freeze-Frame Revolution, a really smart scifi that I enjoyed immensely! Very recommended. And we also had the second edition of the #NewBloggersWelcome! It was very exciting. Go say hi to the newcomers:

freeze frame revolution  #NewBloggersWelcome

~ Coming Up Next Week and the Week After That~

So like I said, since I’ll be away, this is my two week line up! But I’ve got some really really interesting things, don’t you worry. First of all, we start next week with something REALLY cool – a Q&A with Cait @ Paperfury! I have asked her several questions about her life and of course, her book, A Thousand Perfect Notes. So please do check it out! After that, I have a really… um, controversial review, I could say. It’s about a book that was problematic, but also kind of really interesting – and I’m willing to let some of it slide cause it was actually written in Victorian times. So you might want to check out my review of A Victorian dime novel, A Wife in Name Only, when it comes out on Friday, June 22nd. Then, on the 25th, I will be participating in the Harry Potter anniversary event by Margaret @ Weird Zeal, and with a slightly controversial topic as well! I’ll be discussing why I think Ron Weasley is actually kind of a dick! So I’ll want to hear ALL of your opinions. Then on the 27th, I have the review for The Calculating Stars which I ABSOLUTELY LOVED and you need to read that book! And on the 29th, as per usual for the end of the month, we have our typical State of the ARC which you can all join and link up! So plan ahead. And see you in two weeks!

c g drews  wife in name only
ron weasley  calculating stars

~ Little Book Haul ~

Remember those small hauls I’ve been doing? Well, I actually failed this week. I finally hauled some books 😀 some of those were actually from the same cycle as The Freez-Frame Revolution and they are free on the author’s site! However, I couldn’t leave without donating the author some money. He writes just too damn well for me to take them for free!! You can grab them here, by the way. And the rest are just some review copies that I was invited to read and simply couldn’t pass up. And of course… A Darker Shade of Magic. How could I resist? #noregrets

Starfish (Rifters #1)   Maelstrom (Rifters #2)   Behemoth
The Innocent (Beneath the Alders, #1) Primrose Street A Darker Shade of Magic (Shades of Magic #1)

~ In The Bookish Community ~

Chloe @ Books and Dragons talks about why she doesn’t separate her blog life and her personal life

Kaleena @ Reader Voratious has two treats for us: an Edelweiss guide and a guide about RSS readers and how to use one

Sim @ Flipping Through the Pages talks about the ten things your blog needs if you’re a new blogger

Vicky @ Vicky Who Reads talks about the crushing privilege in publishing

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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3 years ago

Yay for your blog being fixed 🙂 that must be a relief!

I hope you have a fun trip! I’m looking forward to your Ron Weasley post haha

3 years ago

I read the Lady Astronaut of Mars novelette which is set 30 years after The Calculating Stars, it was a really beautiful short story!

Great wrap up, I am sure the Harry Potter talk will be controversial 🙂

3 years ago

I’ve had my blog crashed before and I couldn’t sleep the entire night until I get it fixed lol.

All the books look interesting!

Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews

YAY for your choir trip, Evelina! I hope you’ll have fun even if it’s also going to be a lot of work. When I was younger, I played in a marching band, and some of my most fond memories are from our trips abroad 🙂
Your haul is still fairly manageable, and you can’t resist all the time.
Have a wonderful week ahead!

Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews

I played the trumpet 🙂 I kind of miss it now, but I really don’t have time to play in any kind of band 😀

3 years ago

Great post! Looking forward to the one with @paperfury!!

Jenea's Book Obsession
Jenea's Book Obsession
3 years ago

Safe travels! I bet you’re happy about getting the blog fixed, it can be a little unsettling when something goes wrong. Happy reading

Caro @ bookcheshirecat

I’m so glad that your blog has been fixed, that must be such a relief! 🙂 I’m definitely very excited for all the upcoming content, especially the Q&A with Cait and the post about Ron Weasley!

3 years ago

Ooh have a great trip! Hope it goes well! And congrats on the blog fix too- that must feel good to have that resolved. The Freeze-Frame Revolution actually sounds really good, so I’ll be watching for your review of that.

I’m really curious about your Ron Weasley post now! I’ve only read the first book but I’ll tune in to get your thoughts. 🙂

3 years ago

Yeah for the blog being fixed. That must have been really stressful. Now you can go and enjoy your trip without those woes. Wishing you safe and fun travels!

Mary @StackingMyBookShelves!

Awesome, glad the blog is fixed and you can breathe easier. I hate those kinds of issues! I hope you have a great week with you new book haul. I didn’t post my book haul from bookoutlet yet…Ummm I went a bit crazy and didn’t want to show anyone. =) Have a great week!


3 years ago

I look forward to your review of “The calculating stars”! I think I can say already based on the little you have said so far that it is a book I need in my life.

Chloe @ Book Dragons
Chloe @ Book Dragons
3 years ago

Thanks for sharing my post girl! Hope you have fun on your trip too! I’ll be sure to swing by for the Q&A and the review on Calculating Stars sounds cool, will have to remember to check that one out

Sophie Eloy
3 years ago

Yay I noticed you back in the reader! I am so happy Evelina. sing in a choir? Ican’t wait to hear all about it 😉

3 years ago

i hope you have a fab time travelling <3

Tammy @ Books, Bones & Buffy

I’m so excited to read The Calculating Stars, especially after seeing how much you loved it Have fun on your choir trip!

Stephanie Jane
3 years ago

Hope you have a wonderful time in Estonia! I’ve not yet travelled there so maybe you’ll have tips when you return?
Looking forward to your Q&A with Cait 🙂

Anne Clarence
3 years ago

Ahh, another great post Avalinah! Nothing new to see here, you be still slaying your blogging game XD. Glad your blog is back up and running!

Laurel-Rain Snow
3 years ago

Congrats on fixing your blog! Enjoy your trip, which sounds awesome.

Thanks for sharing…and for visiting my blog.

Kaleena ★ Reader Voracious

I am SO GLAD that your blog is fixed, and it is perfect timing with the NewBloggersWelcome post and your trip to Estonia! I hope you have a lovely time! Looking forward to your upcoming posts. 😀

Thanks so much for linking to my two recent guides! xoxo

Michelle @Because Reading

Glad you got your blog fixed. You got lots of good books!
Enjoy your trip! 🙂

3 years ago

I cannot wait for your trip <3 I hope you have the best trip ever! And it looks like you have some fun posts lined up. Will the Weasley post contain spoilers if someone was behind on the series, asking for a friend 😉

3 years ago

I will be here when your brain catches up haha

3 years ago

So happy the blog was finally fixed!!

Enjoy your trip! You are so good at scheduling posts! I would totally go on vacation and have no posts scheduled – it happend before. (I think Ron is a bit of a dick too!)

Looking forward to State of the ARC and will hopefully not miss it this month.

YOU HAVE A HAUL!! I hope you will enjoy all of the books!

Have a great trip and week and see you soon!

JJ @ This Dark Material

Yay, the blog is fixed!!!! I hope you have a lot of fun on your choir trip 🙂 I always had fun traveling with band when I was in school. I’ve never come across Margaret’s blog before but OMG now I kind of want to reshuffle my post schedule to participate in that Harry Potter meme! Did you get ADSOM from the free Tor download? Because I totally did that this week so I could read a couple chapters before deciding if I want to buy a hard copy or not Also I’m….very much looking forward to your Ron Weasley… Read more »

3 years ago

Looks like your thoughts on Ron Weasley will be amusing 😉
Happy traveling!

Jennifer | Book Den
3 years ago

I forgot to put A Darker Shade of Magic in my haul! Oh, well, next time if I remember. 🙂 I’m looking forward to finally reading it.

Glad you were able to fix the blog!

3 years ago

Have a great trip!
Look forward to seeing the Q&A as well

3 years ago

I hope you have a great trip! Enjoy!


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Katie @Just Another Girl and Her Books

Yay on the blog being fixed. I bet that’s a huge relief. I hope you can find some time to relax while in Estonia.

And as far as Ron Weasley being a dick…I’m not sure you’ll actually get a ton of argument on that. LOL.

Have a great next couple of weeks.

Kristen @ Metaphors and Moonlight

Yay, I’m glad your blog is finally fixed! Lol I’m very curious about your upcoming Ron Weasley post. Have fun in Estonia!!!

3 years ago

So glad your technical issues are solved – and it looks like you have a lovely haul of books – I love the look of The Calculating Stars. You are clearly very organised regarding your blog and I hope your choir trip to Estonia is really enjoyable – have a lovely time, Evelina

Natalie @Natflix&Books

I hope you have a wonderful time in Estonia! How fun! I haven’t heard of The Calculating Stars, but it sounds interesting. Safe travels and happy reading!

Tracy @ Cornerfolds
3 years ago

Your trip sounds like so much fun!! And hurray for getting your blog straightened out!

Aj @ Read All The Things!

I’m glad the blog is fixed. Enjoy your trip and your new books. Have a good week! (BTW, the answer to your question about Ron is “yes.”) 🙂

Sarah @ All The Book Blog Names Are Taken

Enjoy your trip!

3 years ago

Yay, I’m glad your blog is fixed. And I hope you have a fun time in Estonia even if it’s a choir trip and you’ll probably be busy. Ooh I’m so curious about your HP post. I do think Ron can definitely be a bit of a douche. hah

A Harry Potter anniversary week is such a fun idea, so I’ll have to check all the posts out.

Lashaan Balasingam
3 years ago

Glad to hear your blog issues got fixed, Evelina! I hope your trip will be filled with awesome surprises! Enjoy yourself! 😀

3 years ago

Yaaay!! Welcome back.

3 years ago

Ahh I was just wondering earlier if it was fixed; finally !! Do you know why that had happened at all, in the end?? ;-;

Hopefully you’ll have a good trip and manage to have some fun (and hopefully a little rest too, ahah!)

Katherine @ I Wish I Lived in a Library

That’s great that your blog is fixed and so great you didn’t lose views. That would be so frustrated. Enjoy your trip! It sounds so fun! Have a great week!

Flavia @ Flavia the Bibliophile

You don’t have a like option anymore! What ever shall I dooooo? Haha

Barb @ Booker T's Farm

I am anxious for the Ron Weasley post – you are a BRAVE individual to take on such a loved character 🙂 Hope you have a great vacation!

3 years ago

I am so happy for you with things fixed up on your blog. I got everything because I subscribe by email. It looks like you have some great things coming up. Enjoy! Anne – Books of My Heart

Tressa @ Wishful Endings

Enjoy your trip! So fun even if it’ll be work. I’m quite looking forward to your review for The Calculating Stars. I think I’m going to suggest my book club read this one. Thanks for stopping by and have a fabulous week!

Laura Thomas
3 years ago

Ron Weasley is my favorite character in the books. I’ve gotta check out that post. LOL Have a great trip!

Carole @ Carole's Random Life in Books

I am so glad that your blog is fixed. When things don’t work right it is a huge pain! Enjoy your trip. See you in two weeks!

Sim @ Flipping Through the Pages

I am glad that your blog is finally fixed 🙂 If I may ask, what was the actual issue?
Oh wow, I hope you enjoy your vacation. The place sounds lovely. And I guess, you have already planned enough to post in your absence 😛 I can never plan so much in advance.
And yay, for book haul! It always feels good to have some new books, especially since you are resisting too much this year 😛
I am looking forward to your post of Ron Weasley 😛

CG @ Paper Fury
3 years ago

WELL, I FOR ONE THINK THAT NEXT WEEK IS GOING TO BE FABULOUS. Just, you know…this feeling I have. That Q&A seems like it’ll be sort of okay. :’)

(Also you are so organised with your blog this is incredible. I don’t know what’s going up ever at any point and at any time. It stresses me out but ahem.)

And I’m so SO glad your blog is fixed!!!

Jenn @ Bound to Writing

Yay for a fixed blog! Have a fun trip! 😀

herding cats
3 years ago

Yay for the blog being fixed. Hope you have safe travels!