Messy as in very unorganized human who is always trying to do too much and doesn’t understand that there are only 24 hours in a day, 8,5 hours spent at work and at least 6 spent sleeping. But, alas, let’s wrap this week!

life_update_001It’s finally May! Here’s what I was up to this week:

  • I adopted the four baby cactuses above: Lancelot, Miguel de Cervantes, Guevara and Quixote. I took this picture on the first day, and now they are a bit taller! My babies are growing!
  • Saw Avengers: Infinity Wars, and it was nice but also a tad bit boring. And if we are talking about films, yesterday I finally watched Star Wars: The Last Jedi and it was a lot of fun!
  • I went out for beers with coworkers – it’s so nice to finally sit at a table outside.
  • I made nice-cream – yup, with hot days comes time for delicious vegan ice-cream made only with bananas and a bit of almond milk or water.
  • Speaking of summer being so close that I can smell it, we went for a walk in the park and had shakes from Fresco Bar. That is such a summery activity!
  • I went to the NYX store opening today and got myself some treats.

This Week on the Blog:

We can all agree that the blogging slump is gone, right?

Next Week on the Blog:

  • Otaku Sunday #17
  • Book Discussion: On 3-Star Reviews
  • Book Review: Saints and Misfits
  • The Weekend Post #19

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Around the Blogosphere: I was a bad blogger this week – I wrote a lot of posts, sure, but I barely visited and commented on others. Guess I can never have it all, but maybe Olivia’s blog post on How to Maintain a Steady Blog Schedule will help me. Also, if you have any tips on how to be a better blogger – involved in community but also keeping up with your own posts, please tell me!

Stacking the Shelves: Remember the messy part in the beginning of my blog? I forgot some books I got last haul so they will be mentioned in this one!

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I got this a week ago (or more), because I love this type of books. To be honest, I finally understood quantum mechanics after I read a book called 30-Second Theories: The 50 Most Thought-provoking Theories in Science, Each Explained in Half a Minute. It sounds unbelievable, but high school lessons on quantum mechanics weren’t as good as the 30 seconds explanation in that book. So I expect these Know-It-All series to be just as good and fun!

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Requested this week from NetGalley, we have A Lady’s Guide to Etiquette and Murder by Dianne Freeman because doesn’t it sound fun? Also, I just realized that Secret Passages in a Hillside Town is not a new book on my TBR, I had it for a month now! Messy, told you!!

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Chilly da Vinci is a kid’s book I am really excited for and cannot wait to read (maybe tonight?). The Lost Path has gorgeous art I couldn’t resist to and Drawing School Fundamentals for the Beginner is another art book I want to review (and learn from).

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From the free books from Amazon this week I got only two: Every Fear by Rick Mofina because it sounds like a nice thriller and Raw Snacks To Go, because I usually get all the free cookbooks I find on Amazon.

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And some last minute books I almost forgot about! The Ape that Understood the Universe: How the Mind and Culture Evolve by Steve Stewart-Williams – in my defense, I was just approved for this book and I am quite excited. There was a lot of non-fiction in my life lately, and I want to keep it that way. For I have no excuse for Spinning Silk by T. Cook because the author kindly gave the book almost two weeks ago and I was about to forget to mention it again! This is inspired by Japanese folklore and you all know I have a big interest in almost anything that has to do with Japan. So I am quite excited for this one!

And now… How was your week? How is the weather (I feel like we always talk about the weather during the weekly wrap-up)? And what books did you get?

OMG! I forgot to mention that this post is linked up with The Sunday Post at Caffeinated Reviewer and Stacking the Shelves at Tynga’s Reviews. So, so messy!

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