The Sunday Snuggle Week 33 2019

Hello readers!

It’s been a while since the last Sunday Snuggle, but we’re back! I love writing these posts – however, I’ve been trying to keep my blog more or less up-to-date with my readings, and doing 1 review posts per week was not enough, so I’ve decided to stop the Sunday Snuggle posts for a while until those were more or less up-to-date.

I’ve also changed my posting days to: Monday-Wednesday-Sunday. I know two days in a row and then 4 days of no posts isn’t IDEAL and the Book Blogger Scheduling gods are mad at me, but I think this scheduling will help me answer comments faster, because on the weekends I hardly touch my laptop.

I’ve moved in together with my fiancé in the meantime since my last Sunday Snuggle, and discovered, to no one’s surprise, that we have way too much stuff. I’m getting rid of many books, including stuff I didn’t even read, so would you guys be interested in a giveaway of a bunch of books either unread or read one time (so, lightly used)? I know giveaways are normally brand-new books, and some people dislike getting books other people already owned, but I have so many books and I already frequently (and rather abundantly) donate them, so I thought it’d be nice this time to do a giveaway instead.

This week, I bought digital copies of:

A Room of One's Own by [Woolf, Virginia, Classics, MyBooks] Mansfield Park by [Austen, Jane] Villette by [Brontë, Charlotte]

(can you sense a theme?)

From Netgalley, I received:

aphrodite made me do it trista mateer

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My Readings This Week

vicious v e schwab

My sister and I are buddy-reading Vicious! If you don’t know my sister, she’s a sensation on my blog now and will come back for more reviews & other posts. I loved Vicious, this is so good and dark and addictive.

20 mil leguas submarinas jules verne

I love this edition of 20 Thousand Leagues Under the Sea (in Portuguese). I am such a big fan of Jules Verne’s works, and I remember enjoying this as an audiobook many years ago, so it’s really nice to pick up the physical copy! This is an “unedited” edition, meaning they kept the whole text, and I am surprised it’s 500 pages long – I think other books by him that I read were perhaps shortened. It’s a lot more verbose than I remember for sure! But still a pleasure to read. Should I do a review on it?

the yellow wallpaper charlotte perkins gilman

I listened to The Yellow Wallpaper on Spotify for free! Which is awesome. I gave this short story 5 stars, it was absolutely creepy and delicious. If you love gothic and feminist stories, you’ll surely like this one. I listened to the ending 3 times because it was so good. (also, can you tell I’ve been on a classics mood?)

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How was your week? What did you read?

9 thoughts on “The Sunday Snuggle Week 33 2019

  1. I loved The Yellow Wallpaper! I also really liked A Room of One’s Own, and have been meaning to read Mansfield Park and Villette, so I hope you enjoy all of those! I’d also be curious to see your thoughts on the Jules Verne; that one’s been on and off my TBR so many times and I still don’t know whether or not it would be a good fit for me.

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    • Mansfield Park has been on my TBR for years. It is TIME. And I just learned that Vilette exists at all – I haven’t heard about it before. I think I saw it on someone’s GR updates maybe?

      I actually really loved Jules Verne’s works as a teen, so my view on his books is probably biased! I really enjoy it, but it’s not a book to read in a few sittings – there is a lot of description and it gets tiring to read for too long. Still, I really really like this one.

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      • I’m slowly making my way through Jane Austen’s novels and all I have left are Mansfield Park and Sense and Sensibility- I’m taking my time getting to them because it will be sad to run out of Austen novels!

        That’s good to know. I haven’t read Jules Verne at all yet, which is why I’m so on the fence. Knowing you really like it is definitely a vote in its favor though!

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        • I have the memory of a goldfish so even when I’m out of Jane Austen novels, re-reading will be a brand new experience!! hahahah Which is your favorite so far?

          If you want, get the abbreviated version of the book. He’s quite wordy with his science, which I think is exhausting if you’re not really into the science-y parts. I hope you like his books!

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          • I have a poor memory for plot so I do also appreciate a good reread! The first time through is always a unique experience though, not knowing exactly how I’ll react to the story, so even though I do plan to enjoy them all over again it will be sad to run out of Jane Austen “firsts.” My favorite tends to rotate lol but at the moment I would say Emma! How about you?

            Thanks for the advice, I think I will do that! I actually do have a hand-me-down abridged edition somewhere, which is why I’ve been so uncertain about whether or not to pick it up, and which edition. Might as well go with what I’ve got!

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          • That’s true – even if you don’t remember what happens, you remember what you felt and maybe a scene or two. Not quite the same as going in for the 1st time.

            Good luck if you pick it up!!

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