Friday, September 4, 2015

Weekly Wrap-Up: Back to the Grindstone

What's New:
This was my first week of the new semester, and besides the little things that are always stressful about the first week, it went well! So far the reading looks pretty substantial but possibly a little lighter than last semester's. As a matter of fact, I got some reading done this week which was great!

I've also been listening to Halsey' album Badlands non-stop. Literally. It has been the only thing I have listened to since it's release; I actually pre-ordered it, which is something I almost never do with music! I highly recommend checking this album out, if you haven't already! My favorite songs are Colors, Gasoline, I Walk the Line (this has to be number one; I can't get enough) and Young God.


I'm back home at my parent's for the long weekend (it's Labor Day here in the US), as they have air-conditioning and it was miserable without it at my apartment this past week. I'm hoping to get some school reading done as well as some fun reading done.

What I Read:
I finished The Blood of Olympus by skim reading the last third or so. I just wasn't in the mood for this one at the moment, and I already knew how things were going to end. I will be sharing more thoughts in the future, but I still highly recommend this series and the Percy Jackson series. I'm almost done with my audiobook read of Tess of the D'uberville's! I'm hoping I can finish this one on the drive back to school on Monday. I also started Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng which I am really enjoying! I was so happy to find a used copy a few weeks ago, and I have been eagerly staring at it since then. I'm also reading things for school, and I might do a separate post on that, as I am reading some really great non-fiction. 

 


What I Bought:
Queen of Shadow, Sarah J. Mass 
Duh! I pre-ordered myself a signed copy! 


The Lamplighter Maria S. Cummins
For my American Lit class
as an e-book because a print copy
is impossible to find
What I Posted:
Monday- I posted my Reread review for one of my all-time favorite novels, Midwinterblood by Marcus Sedgwick
Tuesday- I shared ten characters I had a hard time connecting with
Wednesday- I shared more selections from my TBR
Thursday- I posted an August Goals Wrap-Up

Last Week's Wrap-Up (lots of Buffy love in the comments of this one)

What's Next:
Monday- The Liebster Award 2.0
Tuesday- TTT: Finished Series I Need to Finish
Wednesday- Theme Spotlight: Unique Form
Thursday- Just Added (11)

Stacking the Shelves Hosted by: Tyngas Reviews
The Sunday Post Hosted by: The Caffeinated Book Reviewer

If you started school again, how is it going? What music have you been listening to lately? If you like Halsey, what's your favorite song?

23 comments:

  1. Queen of Shadows is a hottie this week. Enjoy ;-)

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    1. I'm thinking I want to reread Heir of Fire first, but I don't know when I will have time!
      Thanks for stopping by!

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  3. I was listening to some of Halsey's songs earlier, but haven't listened to the whole album yet. lol - at least you can chill at your parents when the AC goes out. Have a great week!

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    1. The album is really great! You should give it a listen.
      Thanks for stopping by!

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  4. At least you're heading into winter so things will cool down a little. I hope you have a great long weekend and enjoy the airconditioning!

    Enjoy this week's reading as well!

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    1. This week is supposed to be cooler, and I'm looking forward to that!
      Thanks for stopping by!

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  5. I spent the summer reading Far From the Madding Crowd. I wonder if I should take on Tess next?

    http://readerbuzz.blogspot.com/2015/09/weekly-wrapup.html

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    1. That's the next Hardy on my list, did you enjoy it? I'm really enjoying Tess and looking forward to seeing how things end. I recommend checking it out!
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  6. So you're watching Buffy for the first time ?!!!! I hope you love it, I'm a huge fan - I have all the DVDs and Angel's too, #spikeforever ! I've added Mindwinterblood to my list and hope you love Queen of shadows. Enjoy !

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    1. Yes! I'm on season 6. I love Buffy and the way the show it put together!
      I love Spike too- I've found myself accidentally using his British phrases in conversations lately!
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  7. Glad the first week went well. I'm thinking of trying Heir of Fire (think that's the first one) since I've heard so much, and the new one is getting lots of love. :) I've had a few books I've skim read too, lately, something I never did but sometimes you just have to get through them and move on. :)

    Happy Labor Day!

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    1. Throne of Glass is the first one Greg! Don't start with book three! haha
      Hope you had a great holiday!
      Thanks for stopping by!

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  8. I've been obsessed with Halsey this week too! Her voice is absolutely amazing. I love her song Colors. Have a great week and enjoy your new books!
    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

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    1. I love the whole album! It's been on constant repeat for me since it's release.
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  9. I really want to read Everything I Never Told You. I'll be adding that to be TBR pile soon. And I have to get my own copy of Queen of Shadows, too. Enjoy your haul! Here's ours: Bibliojunkies Happy reading! ~ Bel

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  10. So many wonderful new reads. I get you about the AC. It's in the 90s and steamy here with no end in sight. I love the heat but sure love that AC too!

    My Sunday post - http://fuonlyknew.com/2015/09/06/whats-new-on-my-bookshelf-128-and-the-sunday-post/

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    1. The heat is only enjoyable if you have a way to escape it!
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  11. Everyone is reading Queen of Shadows this week. I hope you enjoy it. I still haven't read Throne of Glass but I'm planning on reading the series soon. Happy reading :)

    Sofia @ SofiaLovesReading

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  12. I love when I find an album that I can't stop listening to! I have got to read Throne of Glass and get started on that series. I loved A Court of Thorns and Roses, so I'm sure I'll like the first series as well.
    Check out my Sunday Post

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