The Sunday Post 5/15/16

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A lot has happened in my life that left my blog unattended. I’ve resigned from my position as a merch manager at my bookstore, I’ve turned in my reward points for a Barnes and Noble gift card.

As far as my book blog goes: I’ve received a bunch of ARCs from publishers through both my bookstore job and my life as a book blogger. I’ve loaded my online cart with books I really want to own but just haven’t yet and I’ve officially given up on cleaning my apartment (non sequitur much?).the crown's gamethe outliers

I also got back on Instagram though I haven’t posted much. On Twitter I’ve been a busy bee, by both defending feminists from the online any swarms of woman-hating wasps (oh, interwebs, you so funny) and retweeting contests that offer books I’m DYING to read.

I’ve been stalking all the posts about assholes selling ARCs that they got from BEA (dudes, just be happy you got to go there. This girl can’t afford to yet…) and feeling sad for the authors and astounded that any book-lover would do something like that.

I decided that I’m going to try something new since my lazy ass won’t review books as regularly as necessarily; something that I’m quite excited about (#grammarfail) because it’ll keep me posting interesting thingy-ma-bob-ers: reviews of book series that I’ve read rather than planning on reviewing individual books that I never get around to. The problem is that I read faster than I can blog so my blog has been put on the back burner, even though it’s one of the things I love most.

I’ve hit another reading slump, where my time has been devoted to Hulu, where I fry my brain cells with way too much TV. It’s to the point where I’m worried my brain won’t be able to handle reading. Which me luck, peeps, that I’ll be once again become my true self and have my head in a book and this blog.

I haven’t been following up with my reading challenges, which I believe may be part of the reason why I haven’t been reading. I was so excited to participate but then work got in the way and I totes forgot that’s what I was doing.

As for this coming week, I’m hoping to review one or two books I’ve received from publishers, starting with The Fangirl’s Guide to the Galaxy and The League of Regrettable Superheroes by Quirk Books, one of my favorite publishers of all things awkward and awesome.

I also have to get my ass in gear and keep up with all my other social media for this blog (Tumblr, Twitter, this freaking blog, Instagram, Facebook, Google + and all that jazz) because I absolutely LOVE social media and I’ve been sad that I’ve been away for this long. (To the right and the bottom of this post  you’ll find the buttons to follow my lovely self so check them and in case they’re more your thing than this.)

Keep checking back for more memes, Sunday Posts’, book hauls, and reviews! Follow me on any of the social media thingies that you are glued to, much like I am. I’m considering doing another Booktube post on my new channel (links to follow if I do act on that) so I shall keep you posted on those developments. While I love recording my reading via video, the editing process is beyond me and incredibly frustrating so I’ll probs be sticking with my written blog for the most part.

Whelp, be sure to follow me on some form of social media to keep up with the books I’m reading (like reading my picture journal on Instagram). Or, you could Tumbl(r) into my other blog (get it, GET IT I’M SO FUNNY GET IT). I’m also on Twitter if none of these be your thang as well as Facebook and YouTube (but I’m not actively updating it). Oh, also, Pinterest, the Destroyer of My Lunch Breaks. 

Peace, homies, and super-duper happy reading to you!

Book Haul Time!

Who’s ready for a book haul? I just finished my second week at Barnes and Noble and OMG I HAVE AN EMPLOYEE DISCOUNT. Which is terrible for my bookshelves. Well, floor, because I legit don’t have any more room on my bookcases. Anywhoo, I want to share the awesome-ness with you; here are the books I’ve acquired:

    • Falling Kingdoms
    • Spelled
    • #Bossgirl
    • Evidence that the World is Basically Evil
    • Evidence that the World is Basically Good
    • The Write-Brain Workbook: 400 Exercises to Liberate Your Writing
    • Crystal Prosperity
    • The Clockwork Angel
    • The Clockwork Prince
    • The Clockwork Princess

Journals:

    • It’s Gonna Be Okay
    • I’m Doing My Best

I also got the worlds cutest book-sized tote bag that is Peter Rabbit inspired and has a little bunny butt on the back of the tote bag. I had a decent haul from these past two weeks and I’m planning on blowing even more of my gift card in le new month of March. After the gift card is gone *sob* I’m going to have to curb my book spending. But in the meantime: GET ALL TEH BOOKS.

I also have a bunch of Netgalley books that–most of them–I’ve had for far too long. I need to actually go about reading them now o.O

      

    • Anodea Judith’s Chakra Yoga
    • Arkham Manor (the physical book is in the mail!)
    • La Santa Muerte (a book I have like, no interest in reading anymore)
    • Mindfullness in Motion
    • Black Widow: Forever Red (both a Netgalley ebooks and a book that I got at BN, pre-employee discount)
    • Lumiere
    • Passenger (a book I promised the author that I’d get in physical format)
    • The Ciphers of Muirwood
    • Nirvana
    • The Second Book of Crystal Spells

 

Just a fun note: If you buy books from the pics above I get a teensy bit of the purchase! Like, super teensy but still, it makes books more possible. 

Stalk me on teh interwebs, you have my permission.

 

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