Another week went by and I have no idea where time went. If last month I was reading a lot, but I was in a blogging slump, well this time I find myself in a reading slump. I am trying my best to get over it.
In other life news:
- first snow-cone this year was free, because I had to wait too much for the food at the place I was at so they gave me free ice-cream!
- I went to a food truck festival, and had some delicious parmesan fries and sandwich from one of my favourite food trucks “Cimbru”.
- had a two beers night in a week, and a late party one Tuesday. I was never a party-girl, and drinking beers on a terrace with coworkers does not make me a social butterfly, but I had a lot of fun. I did try a weird beer that tasted like licorice, coffee and chocolate.
- I got new glasses!
- also did a lot of clothes shopping because I had a fight with my summer closet and donated most of it.
This Week on the Blog:
- Otaku Sunday #17: Slow Week
- Book Discussion: In Defense of 3-Star Ratings
- Book Review: Saints and Misfits by S.K. Ali
Next Week on the Blog:
I am quite busy these days and might not have time to post my regular Otaku Sunday, but I hope to at least post a tag and another book review next week!
Around the Blogosphere:
♣ The Mystery of the Three Stars, Solved! (or what I mean when I rate a book three stars) on Camillea Reads. I wish I would’ve checked her blog earlier so that I could mention this awesome discussion post on my discussion post on 3-star ratings, but better late than never!
♣ 3 Things You Might Not Know About Marilyn Monroe on Avalinah’s Books. I am currently reading this book – I know, I know, I am late to the party again.
♣ Discussion: Spoilers – Unspeakable Things or Wrongly Defamed? on Knitted Pages. I actually do not mind spoilers, but I do agree that you shouldn’t spoil something to ruin someone else’s fun.
Stacking the Shelves: Well, I got two physical books from a charity shop: The Sea Wall by Marguerite Duras, a French writer I really enjoy, and a book that I am not sure is translated in English, but it’s about the daily life in the time of Ludovic XIV, written by Georges Mongredien – because it sounds really interesting and it was really cheap. Oh, and I also finally subscribed to Lightspeed Magazine! Will let you know at the end of the month if I discover any awesome things inside!
And because I cannot possibly stay away from NetGalley, I got Native American ABC, a kids’ books that I expect to be educative and a lot of fun. Also got invited to review Mindfulness in Music and Women Design and it’s impossible for me to say no to books!!
Also from NetGalley, I got Hopeless Heroes: Hera’s Terrible Trap by Stella Tarakson, because I have the one with Hercules and already started reading so I had to get the next one in the series! And I also got my usual from Timeless Regency Collection: Road to Gretna Green.
From the free books of the mighty Amazon (please double-check they are still free) I got Saint Mother Teresa of Calcutta: A Witness to Love, Murder at the Cabaret by Sandi Scott – cannot say no to cozy-mysteries, especially when they are free and have a cat on the cover, Ragnar Lothbrok: The Incredible Story of the Viking King, no, I am not watching Vikings (is he even a character in the show?) but the book was free and my knowledge on Vikings stops at How to Train Your Dragon.
I also did some shopping on Amazon – because some people told me about a certain sale (I am looking at you Evelina!) and I was already shopping so why not get more books? But they look great, right? So, I got Spaceman of Bohemia by Jaroslav Kalfar, some sci-fi entertainment for my summer nights, Dreams Before the Start of Time by Anne Charnock, a multigenerational sci-fi saga, and the book that started might shopping spree: More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera – I got one of Silvera’s books this year (have yet to read it!) so I figured why not get another one if it’s on sale, right?
How was your week?