Saturday, October 10, 2015

Weekly Wrap-Up: Thank Goodness That Week is Over

What's New:
Well, this was  a rough week, and I'm glad it's over and I have a chance to relax and spend some time with my family this weekend. The next two weeks are looking like they're going to be just as stressful so I'm hoping to just push through. School has got me feeling like I'm ready to pull my hair out. Despite all of this, I have done quite a bit of reading and got the chance to finish some books I've been working on for a while now.

What I Read:
I read One in one sitting! It was so addictive and the free verse style made it so quick to read, I couldn't put it down. I also finished up Aman: The Story of a Somalian Girl for my women's history class, which was a really great read. I think I will talk about it on the blog soon. I also finished my audiobook read of Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen, which I of course loved and will be reviewing soon.

What I Bought:
The stressful week lead to some book shopping, so I made and amazon purchase and a Book Outlet purchase. The Book Outlet purchase won't be here until later this week, and I have no idea what I even ordered anymore, so I've got the amazon purchases for you.

The Uninvited by Cat Winters
I love Winters paranormal historical fiction, and since it's October, I thought I would pick up her newest novel. This is her first adult novel I do believe, so I'm curious to see how it compares to her YA. 

Lair of Dream by Libba Bray
This is the sequel to The Diviners which I enjoyed and left me eager to carry on the series. This book was delayed a couple of times so it has been forever since I read book one and I will need a reread before diving into this one.  

The Collected Poems of Sylvia Plath
This was a treat to myself as I have been wanting this forever, if you have been here before, you may know Plath is one of my all-time favorite authors, so I'm very eager to read all her works.

What I Posted:
Monday- I talked about what I hope to Read in October
Tuesday- I talked about Seven Book Wishes I have
Wednesday- I recommended some great and spooky October Reads
Thursday- I reviewed Rose Under Fire by Elizabeth Wein

Last Week's Wrap-Up

What's Next: 
Monday- I'll be sharing my thought on One by Sarah Crossan
Tuesday- TTT: Dream Teams
Wednesday- I finally watched the newest BBC Tess of the Durberville mini-series, so I'll share my thoughts
Thursday-I'm not sure yet!

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

How was your week? Hopefully better than mine. Does book shopping make you feel better when you're stressed?


  1. Hope this week calms down for you a bit! Books are a good way to relieve stress. :) I like scary reads in October and looks like you have some good picks there.

    1. Thanks Greg, I'm really looking forward to my October reads!
      Thanks for stopping by!

  2. Sometimes I'm like, jeez, it's already October!? I hope your October reads are going well! I love the cover of the Libba Bray book. :D I hope you enjoy all of your new books!

    Have a fabulous week. :)

    Check out my STS post!

  3. School has got me feeling like I'm ready to pull my hair out, too. I actually am because I'm so stressed. Grrraaaar! We need to go on vacation somewhere far, far away! :)

    1. I couldn't agree more. We need a vacation dedicated to tropical drinks and reading! Good luck!
      Thanks for stopping by!

  4. The cover for The Uninvited looks very creepy. Hope you enjoy it!