weekly wrap up: 08/21/17

Well, another week has come and gone. I feel like I got quite a bit done considering the stress I had this week. I found out that I need to have wisdom teeth pulled out along with a variety of mouth related procedures. I also laid to rest a cousin and that was incredibly difficult, more so than I thought it was going to be.

Next week will be awesome, I promise. I got approved for about five or so ARCS along with signing up for a bunch more because I clearly have no self control. But I’ll tell you guys all about that in the next week’s outlook section.


blog posts

black bird of the gallows: where I rave about the YA paranormal genre and how I need to get my hands on more of it.

wonder woman book tag: where I compare books to different parts of Wonder Woman lore.

anne of green gables: where I fondly talk about anne and how she wormed her way into my heart.


overdrive

the face on the milk carton: 3.5 stars


getting through the massive amount of books I own

The only book I ended up getting through was Anne of Green Gables. I bought it at Walmart and it’s the same cover design as my Pride and Prejudice book so of course I had to get it. And read it at once. Because, you know, I have no self control.


ARC approvals

I was approved for my first ever Netgalley ARC. I almost cried, I was so damn happy. I got an uncorrected proof of Queens of the Conquest (England’s Medieval Queens) by Alison Weir. Alison Weir is one of my most favorite historical fiction writers. The book is really good so far and I’m learning a lot. Expect that blog post very soon.

I was also approved for Black Bird of the Gallows by Meg Kassel from Entangled Teen publishing. Seriously, this publishing company rocks and I’m forever grateful of all the ARCs they let me read. I’m finding books I never would have picked up myself and finding new genres to explore. Check out my blog post on that book!


next week’s outlook

As I briefly mentioned up above, I was approved for quite a few ARCs from Entangled Teen publishing. I will mention them in next week’s ARC approvals section. I haven’t started them yet but they are downloaded and eagerly awaiting for me to read them.

I am also going to try and do one tag per week so break up the reviews. I have a few discussion posts on deck, as well, that I’m thinking about posting. I’ll keep browsing for new ideas to bring to the table. Also expect September releases I’m excited for to hit next week as well.

Tell me about your week? Was it good? Get any fun new books? Had a bad week? Let me know!

 

xxlacy

weekly wrap up: 08/14/17

This week has been a bit of a slow week. I was tackling an 800 page monster of a book about Paris, which I will discuss later. The Summer Games event came out in Overwatch so I have been focusing a lot of my energy on that. And I’ve been having a bit of a writing block. I want to bring some new content to this blog but I’m just not sure what I should post. I have a couple of things saved in my draft but other than that, I’m not really sure.

Enough of me bellyaching, it’s time to actually talk about my week.


blog posts

the tbr book tag: where I talk about my massive TBR pile and all around pretend it’s not overwhelming

we all looked up: where I talk about cliched teenagers that get intensely philosophical about the end of the world.

paris: the 800 page monster of a book spanning over hundreds of years about the city of Paris. I learned quite a bit.


overdrive

I only got one book from overdrive this week. But have no fear, I am next in line for at least four different books which means they all should be here sometime next week.

we all looked up: 4 stars.


getting through the massive amount of books i own

I finally read a book that I own! Yay! Granted it was only one book but still. It’s really only because overdrive was slow. On another note, I managed to organize my bookshelf at home a little bit. I still have to add one more shelf and then it’ll look like a complete mess.

paris: 3.5 stars


ARC approvals

I got approved for another ARC by Entangled Teen. If you guys haven’t checked them out, you really should. You can sign up for their emails and during the different seasons they send out a list of ARCs and you sign up for all or some. They will email you if you get approved. It’s super easy!

The ARC I was approved for is called Black Bird of the Gallows. I haven’t started it yet but I will just as soon as I finish this post. It’s a YA paranormal book, which normally isn’t something I read but I’m trying to branch out. Plus that cover is swoon worthy! Look for that review and information about publication sometime this week.


next weeks outlook

Next week, I hope to accomplish reading more books I own. I have won a few in a giveaway that I would like to start including Girls Made of Snow and Glass. I’m beyond excited for that one!

Overall, I’m just hoping to get a little bit more reading done then what I did. I’m also going to try and find more bookish related topics to discuss. Maybe I’ll bring in a weekly discussion post. My main goal is continue to try and weed down the books I own. We shall see what next week brings.

How did the week go for you guys? Good? Bad? Average? Feel free to let me know!

xxlacy

weekly wrap up 08/08/17

As I mentioned in my weekend away post, this is being posted a day late. But I had a super fun weekend and it was much needed. Although I came home, playing some competitive Overwatch and slept for 14 hours. It was all needed.


blog posts

the third kiss– an eARC that I received from Entangled Teen Publishing. It was a really good read with teenagers and love curses. What could go wrong?

far from you– where I cried like a baby and shouted on twitter about how much this book meant to me. I also may have shouted at a friend about this book as well.

weekend away– where I let you all know that I wasn’t going to be blogging or reading for a whole weekend.


overdrive

I didn’t get much from overdrive this week. But next (this) week is going to be awful. I’m #1 out of three copies on at least four books.

Far From You– 5 stars but I wish I could give it all the stars

Prisoner B-3087– 3.5 stars

We All Looked Up– I just recieved this today the rating will be in next week’s post.


getting through the massive amount of books I own

One of these days I’ll actually have a book here that I finished. But for now, I got nothing. I will be starting Paris though. So that’s good.


ARC approvals

Okay, so I didn’t get any ARCs per se. Last week I did mention that I got The Third Kiss. I rated that and wrote a post for you all. But I wanted to share that I won two Goodreads giveaways and I figured what better spot to share this than right here. I won Beautiful Animals and Girls Made of Snow and Glass.

I’m super pumped for both of this. Each sounded incredibly intriguing and I can’t wait to read them.


next week’s outlook

Now that I am back from vacation, things should even out here. I have a tag that I found that I am working on about TBR piles. I am going to try and get as many physical books done as I can before Overdrive hits me with those loans. I am also awaiting my copy of Girls Made of Snow and Glass. I already have Beautiful Animals. Expect that post sometime this week.

I am also hoping to get my blog back to order. My tweets and GR reading challenge wasn’t working. So hopefully those two will be back up and running again soon.

Let me know how your guys week was. Get any cool ARC’s? Read the worst book in history, excluding The Lord of the Flies of course? Or did you just have an average week?

 

xxlacy

weekly wrap up: 7/31/17

What a week! I had a bunch of books come in for me all at once and I got a bit overwhelmed, to say the least. However, I persevered and read some pretty great books. Here is how my week went:


blog posts

the almost moon: a book about matricide and where I decide that Alice Sebold isn’t the author for me.

august 2017 releases: where I gush about all the newest books that I probably won’t read until next August.

monthly wrap up: I feel like this one is slightly self explanatory. Regardless, I shall explain anyway. This is where I wrap up for the month….I feel silly now.

arc review: project pandora: where I read about brainwashed children and find another anti hero to love.


overdrive

Overdrive once again decided I needed three books at the exact same time. Which is fine with me. I got to get the TBR pile down somehow.

Golden Son4 stars

Far From You– I wasn’t able to get to this book this week, unfortunately.

Prisoner B-3087– I wasn’t able to get to this book this week either.


getting through the massive amount of books I own

I only finished one book, which was The Almost Moon by Alice Sebold. Be sure to read my blog post about it. I was not impressed with it. It was confusing and I didn’t like a lot of the characters.


ARC approvals

Now I know I didn’t have this section last time but that was because I didn’t have any ARCs. Well, lucky me I got two of them! I got one ebook and one physical book. I am awaiting to hear back from the other ARCs that I had requested from Entangled Teen publishing.

Project Pandora by Aden Polydoros- I was given a copy of this book from Entangled Teen Publishing. It’s about brainwashing of children for a sinister plot. A very wild ride and man, it was just incredible! 4.5 stars. 

The Third Kiss by – This is an ebook and I will be starting this one by the time I post this post. So look forward to the review of this and I’ll talk more about this book in next week’s wrap up.


next week’s outlook

I am hoping that next week will settle down for me. I still plan on reading the two physical books I mentioned in last weeks post. I have a couple books that will most likely be coming in on Overdrive. I still have the hope to finish Mistborn next week as well but only time will tell. I would also like to post a bit more blog posts. I slacked a bit. I will try do some different variety type posts.

My best friend will be starting a short story series on his blog and he wants me to proofread for him. So I will be a bit busy with that. But have no fear, I will still have plenty of time to read and get reviews up.

How did your guy’s week go? Get any ARCs you’ve been dying to read? Did you have a good blog week? Let me know! I love to see everybody have a great week. Or if you didn’t that’s fine too! I’ll commiserate with you.

 

xxlacy

july wrap up

Oh look. It’s July. Half of the year has come and gone. I know I say this just about every month but seriously where did the time go? Seems like just yesterday I was celebrating my birthday (it’s in January).

I read a whopping 17 books. I feel like that isn’t a lot but my mom keeps telling me that it is. I feel like I’m slacking. A slump threatened but I was able to hold it back by reading some incredible books. Hopefully, it stays far away. Because nobody has time for reading slumps.

As always, I’ll link either my Goodreads review or blog post. Bolded titles will equal to my favorite ones. This month nothing topped Scythe but Project Pandora was up there as a contender.

*Note: Read the Ruin and Rising review at your own risk. It’s one giant spoiler because I talked about the series as a whole.



Do you guys see any of your favorites on there? Any books you hated? Any books that I should have read? Let me know! I love hearing (reading) your guy’s opinions.

 

xxlacy

may wrap up

Another month has come and gone. It’s almost June. Where did the time go? Half the year is already over. So crazy how time flies.

Anyway, it’s time for another wrap up. In some very sad news, I had to lower my Goodreads challenge goal from 200 to 150. I think 150 is a lot more manageable. With the attempts to study for my GRE not going well, I think having my goal at 150 will be easier on me. I also did the math and I now only need to read 12.5 books instead of 17.

So I only read 11 books, which I guess is still a lot but for me it is not a lot at all. However, in my own defense, I read three adult books that were between 500 to 700 pages.

Without further ado here are the books I read. The ones that are bolded are my favorites of the month. So far, nothing has topped Scythe, although The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo came close.

 

 

xxlacy