The Sunday Snuggle W47/2019: Weekly Wrap Up

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It’s been a crazy week at work and I ended up not reading a whole lot. Hopefully next week I have a more or less stable work schedule and can read a little more – I’m also feeling a bit sick this weekend, so today it’s mostly resting and not so much reading.

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Gideon the Ninth, by Tamsyn Muir / Review ★★★★★

This was such a fun read, I had a great time reading this. It was hilarious, and I particularly enjoyed that it has so many different types of necromancers put together in an abandoned mansion. Such a cool book.

Natalie Tan’s Book of Luck & Fortune, by Roselle Lim / Goodreads Ongoing

I have conflicting feelings about this book: I love that it’s sweet and it revolves so much around food. I enjoy books like those so much! But it reads like a YA book, and it’s not particularly well-written, which agonizes me a bit. Also the character development seems not entirely believable to me… I think it will end up being a 3 star book.

Ninth House, by Leigh Bardugo / Goodreads Ongoing

I started this book almost immediately after Gideon the Ninth because I was craving something to fill the whole in my heart that it left and since I wanted to pick up something released this year, I thought I better tackle Ninth House, instead of getting to ARCs that aren’t due till next year. It’s so far not really great, but it’s entertaining and I think it will get much better soon!

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Bibliophile, by Jane Mount / Goodreads Ongoing

I didn’t actually pick this up this week, oops.

Mansfield Park, by Jane Austen / Goodreads Ongoing

Didn’t pick this up this week either.

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The Sunday Snuggle W46/2019: Weekly Wrap Up

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I actually ended up reading so much F/F this week that reading any sort of straight romance was funny. I was not planning on it, but I am still attempting to get all my most anticipated reviewed ASAP, and a lot of them are F/F. I also ended up receiving an eARC for Harrow the Ninth, which made me pick up Gideon the Ninth as an e-book. I’d actually ordered it a month ago, but they had to buy my edition from another country and it just never arrived. So e-book it is! These covers are so awesome, so maybe I end up buying the physical copies if I love the series!

I bought:

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From Edelweiss, I received:

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The Sunday Snuggle W45/2019: Weekly Wrap Up

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This week has been a little crazy and with very long workdays, so my reading suffered a bit. I could have read more but I don’t like reading like a chore and would rather do it when I am in the mood for it. Which, of course, means that I won’t get as many books read as normally, but that’s okay, because I’ve already surpassed my Goodreads goal and my 2019 ARCs are almost all reviewed! Or DNF-ed. Either way.

From Edelweiss, I received:

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The Sunday Snuggle W44/2019: October Wrap Up

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I cannot believe October is OVER. How dare the year go by like this, I still have way too many new releases to read! Still, I got quite a few read this month and several books that I’d been wanting to read for a while. A productive month, but with mixed results: I have 3 DNF-ed books, several 3 stars and one 5 star read.

I also didn’t read my entire TBR planned for October, but that’s okay!

From Netgalley I got:

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This week I received from Edelweiss:

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I kinda went to town. Very exciting new titles!!

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October was another very productive reading month! I’m quite glad with how this month turned out!

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Girl of Fire, by Gabrielle Mathieu  / eARC Review ★★★☆☆

I ended up not warming to this series quite like I enjoyed The Falcon series. I have one Falcon book left and looking forward to reading it!

The Chain, by Adrian McKinty / Review ★★★☆☆

I also was disappointed a bit by this one, which felt a lot like a Hollywood movie and not so much like the kind of thriller I enjoy. Still, an interesting read!

We Have Always Lived in the Castle, by Shirley Jackson / Mini-Review ★★★★★

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The Sunday Snuggle W43/2019: Weekly Wrap Up, How I did on #Tropeathon

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This week I participated in Tropeathon, and well, I failed. But I did very well (2 books finished for the readathon and 1 eARC, plus starting Jade War) and I’m content with the result! If I’d read any more than that, I would certainly not be able to do other things this week and that’s okay. Next week I have the October Wrap Up coming up and I don’t really know if I’ll be able to read all the books I’d intended for the month! I’m only done with 2 of the 5 books and honestly I have no idea how I’ll read 4 books until Thursday. Probably won’t be able to make it either *sigh*

Oh and I completed my challenge in Goodreads of reading 100 books!

Next year I’m setting the challenge at a lower number, because I wanted this year to get lots of books off my TBR and be able to choose my next read more freely instead of always worrying about the new releases and eARCs I have. In terms of ARCs I’m actually happy with my progress, although I hope to make more before the year is out. But my TBR somehow does not shrink nor grows particularly, always somewhere between 180 and 220 books. Hopefully next year I’ll get it to 100.

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The Sunday Snuggle W42/2019: Weekly Wrap Up, #Tropeathon

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This week has been quite eventful, so for the weekend I stayed home most of the time and relaxed. The weather has now gotten a bit colder, but it was sunny and lovely all day so I did end up running!

This next week I hope to have a little more free time and pick up more books from my TBR! I’m currently at 99 books read!

I bought on Audible:

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And on my Kindle:
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ALSO, this week starts Tropeathon, hosted by Chelle and Misty! I participated on round 1, so I’m excited to join for round 2, although I’m quite worried I won’t do so well this time, especially considering I still have to finish The Poppy War before picking up another book on Kindle. We will see! The prompts are:

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And for that I chose:

Creepy Atmosphere, Second Chance, Night Time Reading, Missing Person & Halloween Colors: Missing, Presumed Dead, by Emma Berquist. This is SUCH a great fit for this Tropeathon! Because it’s about a girl who gets a second chance at justice to see her murderer go to jail, it’s all about ghosts and murder so definitely a creepy atmosphere. Jane is dead but I think nobody found her body yet, so she is “missing, presumed dead”. I will read it at night and, lastly, it’s got black and orange on the cover!

Initials in the Title: I actually am hoping that my copy of Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo arrives this week, so I could pick this up! If not, I will read Nevernight instead.

Fated Mates & Magically Inclined: Jade War by Fonda Lee. I will choose to interpret that fated mates includes people who are fated to meet, and if you read book one you know what I am talking about here. I’ve been wanting to read this for months, so it’s a perfect excuse!

As usual, I combined a bunch of prompts because I love combining challenges – I think it’s part of the challenge itself! Especially because I didn’t want to get books that weren’t in my TBR already – I initially didn’t want to buy any books for the challenge but Missing, Presumed Dead just fit SO WELL that I had to get it. This will be a great week for F/F reading!

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The Sunday Snuggle W41/2019: Weekly Wrap Up

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I think I am finally out of my reading slump – this week I managed to finish a bunch of book I had started weeks ago, so it looks like a very prolific week reading-wise but really it’s just the result of reading many books at the same time and finally finishing them.

The two audiobooks I read this week were just okay, although objectively good, neither really impressed me too much – maybe I’m still having audiobook hangover from Lock Every Door? It’s possible. It was just so good.

I received from Netgalley:

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On Audible, I got:

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The Sunday Snuggle W40/2019: September Wrap Up, Giveaway Winner

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I love this first week of October because it’s when all the Halloween TBRs and recommendations start showing up in blogs and I just love reading those. That’s how I found out about some of my favorite books of all time – I love a good creepy read.

The giveaway is now over and I’m happy to announce the winner!

🥳 The Orangutan Librarian🥳

I’ve DM-ed and emailed you about it, and I’m so glad you won – I’ve followed your blog for ages and have lots of fun with your posts, so I’m really content with the result! 🙂

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The Sunday Snuggle Week 38 2019

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This has been another crazy week – from very long days at work to wedding planning and visiting a bunch of people, I have no idea how I’m coming out alive at all. In fact, I’m 56% sure I died sometime around Wednesday.

Still, reading-wise the week was pretty good. There is a construction going on right now on my way to work, which means I have to wait for my bus somewhere between quite longer than usual, giving me a few more minutes to read. Plus I’ve been having crazy lunch hours at work, leaving me by myself for lunch – Peace! Quiet! Reading time. That, plus all the travelling to go visit people actually added up a LOT and I ended up reading a lot this week. My TBR says thank you; my gym membership, not so much.

Oh yeah – I have a giveaway live on my blog! If you live in Europe, make sure to sign up, and if you don’t – pass it on so people will see it! My viewership from Europe is much smaller than from the US, but I thought it’d be nice to have one done for them – there’s so many giveaways out there exclusively for the US! One day I’ll do one just for my South American viewers! 🙂 (that’s only my mom, probably) Here is the prize:

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The Sunday Snuggle Week 37 2019

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It’s been quite a week here, so very hectic and with no signs of slowing down until maybe October. Which means that I didn’t get to read a whole lot, but I’m still happy with what I got done. I will start THIS WEEK a book giveaway, so keep an eye out for a post about it this week, and a Twitter announcement too!

I bought, as you see on the tweet above, the GORGEOUS editions of two books I’ve been really looking forward to reading!

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