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.

IMG_20180509_102617_217In 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:

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 LoveMurder 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?

As always, this post is linked up with The Sunday Post at Caffeinated Reviewer and Stacking the Shelves at Tynga’s Reviews.

How was your week?