So before I start telling you that I don’t remember what happened this week as well, let’s just start by saying that this week as AAAAAALLLLL been about this event:
Today @tordotcompub wins my affections with surprise #bookmail, and of nothing else but my beloved #murderbot!! I swear I came back from the post office grinning like an idiot (if you don’t believe me look at my Story on Instagram. But you have been warned.) I already got the e-galleys and wasn’t expecting anything more, but to have actual print copies of one of my favorite series, INTERNATIONALLY? Tor.com, you guys. You’re like my favorite publisher now ❤ I am SOOOOOO excited to be able to post my review of Murderbot #2, soon soon soon!! It’s already scheduled, waiting to see the world sometime soon (hint: May! 😂) And now get ready for me to shove these #books in your face on a weekly basis, everyone. I mean it. These are my first international (non-indie) publisher copies. I WILL be flaunting them. SHAMELESSLY. And also LOOK – WE INTERNATIONALS CAN DO IT!!! 🎉🎉🎉 I hope you don’t mind. I’m just really happy right now 😂
And it made me ever so happy, I’m still basically the happiest little creature ever. Thank you so much, Tor.com! This is my first non-indie #bookmail, and I can’t tell you how lucky I feel to have received it, as an international reviewer.
But besides that, what has happened this week? Let’s have a look:
- My wonderful friend Jackie @ Death By Tsundoku has finally reclaimed (most of) her blog! Please guys, go over there and welcome her back – as she has gone through a forced hiatus, brought on by losing access to her blog, and we’ve got to give her some love!
- I got nominated for the Book Blogger Awards by Shealea. WHAT, RIGHT?! I AM SO HAPPY! Thank you so much!
- I have also learned that my big ole plans for Dewey’s are floating belly up, because I will not be able to sit tight on my butt all day and read, as was planned. But fear not! I will still be reading! I even have a TBR. But my checkins might look slightly different than beanbag-lap-tea 😂 you will see!
- I have caught up with *some* of my comments and blog hopping
- I have given up with posting in a way too rigid schedule and *gasp!* missed a post – and been happy to do it
~ Last Week On The Blog ~
Last week I asked the question of whether we post too much content and neglect actually reading everyone else’s posts! And I also reviewed a great book, The Sunday Lunch Club, which I can strongly recommend! Go on and read the review, if you haven’t yet.
~ Coming Up Next Week~
Coming up next week, we have two reviews for very different books – The Long Way Down, an urban fantasy I enjoyed greatly! It will be a fun review with 5 reasons, so come read! And also, a buddy read review with JJ @ This Dark Material for Donna Tartt’s The Little Friend, which I didn’t enjoy too much, as you can see from the star rating. And lastly, since Dewey’s is coming up, on Friday I’ll be posting my Dewey’s TBR! EXCITED!!
~ Little Book Haul ~
Well, this week I finally hauled some books. But it’s alright, since I have been hauling so little lately! It is also a very exciting haul. Redemption song is the sequel to The Long Way Down, which I greatly enjoyed and will be reviewing next week. Rogue Protocol is book #3 of my favorite Murderbot series. The Calculating Stars is an ARC about a female astronaut, and Spinning Silk is based on Japanese folklore, read more about it on Goodreads (click the cover) – and if you want the ARC, write me and I’ll give you the author’s contact!
~ In The Bookish Community ~
Cahleen @ The Alt Story writes about 5 quiet, but emotionally huge books that left a really big impression
Sheila @ She’s Going Book Crazy talks about her favorite literary pranksters
Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction talks about the expectations we might have about PoC names in books
Marie @ Drizzle and Hurricane Books talks about how you could take control of your TBR pile *gasp!*
Aimee @ Aimee, Always shares some AMAZING free services for your blog designs
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.