The Sunday Snuggle Week 43 2018

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Hello readers!

Next week I will be travelling during the weekend, so I won’t be able to have a Sunday Snuggle next Sunday, but I have scheduled another post for that day! The weather has changed quite suddenly here in Germany, and the lack of sunlight till 8h30 plus cold wind is giving me headaches. Which, for spending most of my work time doing high concentration stuff is great…  Ibuprofen is my new best friend. It’s been 3 years and still this change of weather always makes me so exhausted & headachy. Any of you guys feel this too?

On Edelweiss, I got:

notes on a nervous planet matt haig here and now and then mike chen

I can’t believe this is available for download. I LOVE Matt Haig’s books! My week just got 1000% better.

On Netgalley, I downloaded:

book love debbie tung

Yessssssss for Debbie Tung! This is as Read Now on Netgalley and I might have squeaked a bit when I saw it.

Aaaand I have no self control and bought the following books:

nine perfect strangers liane moriarty catwoman sarah j maas explorers on witch mountain alex bell provenance ann leckie

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Interesting Reads Around the Web

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Chelle’s Book Ramblings – Authors I’ve Read all Their Books — Tag?? Challenge??

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Never Not Reading – Social Media for Book Bloggers

Buzzfeed – How Novels Like “Circe” Show Ancient Stories In A New Light

Sprinkles of Dreams – My (Blogging) Struggles, and Disappointments

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Bookish Videos

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My Readings This Week

an unkindness of ghosts rivers solomon

I read a bit more of An Unkindness of Ghosts! I’m not super into the story quite yet, I’m not loving Aster as a main character, although she is so interesting and unique… but maybe as the story progresses I will warm to her. It’s so far an eerie, cold and mysterious story and I’m curious to see where it goes!

circe madeline miller

Circe was such a wonderful read. Gosh, I am in love with this book and its world. Heroes, gods, golden palaces, loss, grief, grey fog and blue waters, fear and love. This book is a solid 5 stars and I cannot recommend it highly enough. I imagine this would also make a fabulous audiobook, and I’d love to hear Circe’s voice. Anyone listened to this book?

a duke by default alyssa cole

I picked up A Duke by Default on Scribd! Yes, I am SO excited. Also, I cannot believe this is set in Edinburgh and I didn’t know. I’ve been really into books set in Scotland lately since my trip. I am not too convinced on the accents and slangs used on the story. They sounded a bit forced, although of course I can’t really tell if Scottish people actually talk that way. But this was so wonderful a read – I love how Alyssa Cole ALWAYS keeps it real on her romance novels. There are actual discussions on emotional labor, expectations, ADHD, immigration… gosh, so great.  ALSO LEDI APPEARS ON THE NOVEL AND IT’S GREAT.

pride ibi zoboi

Pride was a bit of a disappointment! I was so hyped for this, but the romance didn’t convince me at all, the characters were too unlikable for me and I didn’t even like the poems (I know…). I love that this talks openly about gentrification and the history of the places where you live, and I did like the plot. 3 stars.

book love debbie tung

Of course I had to get to Book Love the moment I downloaded it. This is so cute, I absolutely need a physical copy!!

everything here is beautiful

I received Everything Here is Beautiful a while ago, so I’m glad to have finally picked it up! This is a story about a woman with schizophrenia. It is quiet and with rather simple language, so beautiful. I gave this 4 stars for all the heartbreak it gave me.

the impossible girl lidia kang

I also got The Impossible Girl! I’m really trying to raise my Netgalley ratio, so I have to read lots of eARCs that are late, and this was one of them. This is a story about a girl born with two hearts who is a body snatcher! How cool is that? This reminds me of both Stalking Jack the Ripper and the Fall of the Gas-Lit Empire. In the end the read was a bit too predictable for me, albeit interesting, and I gave it 3 stars.

This week I DNF-ed:

Song of Blood and Stone L Penelope

I am so sorry to say I DNF-ed this! It’s an actual case of it’s not you, it’s me – I’ve read so much YA fantasy that they start to ring similar by now, and while I could objectively tell the Song of Blood and Stone is a good book, I could not enjoy it. So I DNF-ed it for now and will pick it up again when I’ve gotten some distance so I can actually appreciate it.

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

14 thoughts on “The Sunday Snuggle Week 43 2018

  1. I’m really interested in the Catwoman novel! So many of these look amazing. Sadly, I was never able to really get hooked into An Unkindness of Ghosts and ended up returning the audio. I hope you have better luck!

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    • Me too!! I’ll pick it up tomorrow!! Looking so much forward.

      I am not hooked yet on Unkindness either… gosh, I hope it improves, because the story is interesting and so unique. A pity that it isn’t more gripping!

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  2. Ugh, the season change does not work with me either, I hate it :/ I hope you’ll feel better soon ❤
    I'm glad to hear you enjoyed Circe, I only heard amazing things about this book from everyone so far 🙂 I'm a bit sad you were disappointed by Pride, that book is on my TBR and it sounded really good.
    I hope you'll have a wonderful week and safe travels! ❤

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    • I’m quite better now, thank you! After reading Pride, I saw a few more reviews (which I hadn’t read many of until then because I was worried they might spoil the book) that were also mixed. There were some people who did really love the book, but I was just meh with it… a pity. But I hope you love it! I think if you’re a bigger fan of YA than I am (I’m very picky with YA…), you will enjoy it a lot more! 🙂

      And thank you so much!!

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