The Sunday Snuggle W9/2018 #TheSundaySnuggle

Hello readers!

I am back to work again this week, feeling much better than the last one. I am not entirely sure the medication is working, I don’t feel much different than when I took a smaller dosage, and my mood changes more in accordance with my routine (when I wake up, what I eat, whether I go out…) than my medication.

Guess who got a bit too excited getting books this month? In my defense, the Kindle books were max $3. I got Alledgedly, Queens of Geek and The Girl with Seven Names: A North Korean Defector’s Story. In Audiobook I got Dreams from my FatherCrazy Rich Asians and The Wedding Date. In Riveted, I also got The Impostor Queen, after reading Cait’s review on this book! As a physical book, I got Children of Blood and Bone and THE COVER IS SO GORGEOUS OMG I kind of squeaked of excitement in the bookstore… really.

alledgedly tiffany d jacksonqueens of geek jen wildethe girl with seven names hyeonseo leedreams from my father barack obamaCrazy rich asians kevin kwanThe Wedding Date Jasmne GuilloryThe Impostor Queen Sarah Fine

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I almost forgot, but the books below were free so I kinda went bananas and got them and I wonder if/when I’ll read them? Please don’t judge me, after Heartstone and ACOTAR, I’m down for fantasy romances so so much.

Sacrificed to the dragon Jessie Donovanloved by the dragon vivienne savage

We had a Readathon again for 12h! I have been buying lots of books (clearly) and, although I read pretty much at least 2-3 books per week, it’s still piling up. Here’s a short thread on how it went:

Also, next week is International Women’s Day! So I will be posting feminist books’ reviews and a post with reading recommendations! I look SO MUCH forward to seeing what you guys come up with, I’m sure there will be many posts with awesome book recommendations!

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Bookish Videos

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My Readings This Week

 

sing unburied sing jesmyn ward

I finished Sing, Unburied, Sing this week. Its first pages, like I mentioned on the last Sunday Snuggle post, didn’t quite wow me, and it was difficult to care about the characters. But. As the story went on, it got more and more compelling, and hit such notes of emotion and humanity I couldn’t let go of it. It’s such a beautiful story, sad and also a bit magical. I loved it!

White Teeth Zadie Smith

I’ve started White Teeth this week, and it’s so far really, really good! I like stories that go to different times and told piece by piece, to be wrapped together in the end.

My Plain Jane the lady janies

I also started My Plain Jane!! So happy to! I wanted to finish Jane Eyre before picking this one up, so I’m very excited about this! So far it’s very funny, light and interesting.

Paperweight Meg Haston

I started Paperweight as an audiobook, and it’s been an experience. It’s an intense book, and being inside the mind of the narrator is something that gives you pause. There is lots of shaming and it’s a bit uncomfortable, but I think it’s supposed to be that way.

The Wedding Date Jasmne Guillory

After that I picked up The Wedding Date, as a lighter thing to listen to in Audible. I’m a quarter through and it’s very cute! I’m enjoying it so far!

Wintersong S Jae-Jones

I finished Wintersong during the Readathon! It was the first book I picked OH MY GOD I loved it so much! The writing was beautiful, it had such an eerie atmosphere, and it felt so magical. I love this book and will write a review on it soon! I’m also very, very glad I already have the second book of the duology in my Kindle! I might get those as paperbacks, they’re so gorgeous.

The Extinction Trials S M Wilson

My second book of the Readathon was The Extinction Trials, a YA dystopia where humans and dinosaurs co-exist and humans are running out of food and space to live – so they want to eliminate the dangerous dinosaurs in the bordering country and build a life there. This book was EXCELLENT, so much fun, adventure, betrayal, LOTS OF DINOSAURS and I liked the main characters a lot! I look so much forward to book 2!

Unseemly Science Rod Duncan

I absolutely love steampunk, and the series with Elisabeth Barnabus are awesome!! Unseemly Science is the second book of this series, and I’m only 30 pages in, but so far I am enjoying it so, so much! I smell 5 stars!

The Impostor Queen Sarah Fine

Lastly, because I have no limits, I also started The Impostor Queen when I saw it available for free in Riveted until April 1! I’ve hard great things about it and, although I wasn’t originally planning on reading it, I changed my mind – and although I am still in the beginning of the book, I love the writing already!

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How was your week? What did you read? Did you read any cool bookish news?

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11 thoughts on “The Sunday Snuggle W9/2018 #TheSundaySnuggle

  1. Woo looks like your were busy book-wise. Happy you’re feeling better. Med switches suck, man. I know I’m waiting on mine to start workin’. Hopefully yours start helping soon!!
    I want to read Queens of Geek soooo bad. Let me know if it’s any good.
    I’m about to start reading The Body Library, and then I’m gonna start up Women of Resistence after that! 🙂

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    • Yes, it was quite busy! Yeah, the issue I have is that my body seems to get used to medication and then it stops working after a while. Sucks! Ohhh what is The Body Library about??

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      • Ughh thats frustrating!!! My issue is the meds just dont seem to work. Sooo sick of switching.
        Body library is a sequel but the cover was so Hellraiser-ish, and its about this investigator who goes to a city to solve a mystery where reality is all skewed? Idk i havent gotten very far in it yet!

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  2. First thanks for sharing my review Naty!! I’m so honored ❤ The Girl with Seven Names: A North Korean Defector’s Story sounds good! I love books about Korea… and those dragon romances look like a lovely vice!! I'm so glad you LOVED Wintersong… I need to read that sooner rather than later now and I also have My Plain Jane, so I'm so happy that is going well so far. What a great haul, happy reading in March ❤

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  3. Ah that cover of children of blood and bone is gorgeous!! Thank you so much for sharing my post!! Really glad you liked Wintersong, cos I definitely want to read it. And those were really interesting videos as well 🙂

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