Saturday, January 23, 2016

Weekly Wrap-Up and Book Haul

Hey everyone!  This is one of those weeks that just goes on forever, I think.  As you may remember, my roommate has rather recently transferred out of the school, and that hit me kinda hard.  Well, that led to me actually stress buying quite a bit of books, so expect to see some big book hauls for the next few weeks as they roll in.  And, well, after buying so many books, I decided to impose a book buying ban on myself.  I do this every once in a while, but haven't done such an extreme one since around this time last year, and even then, it wasn't this intense.  I'm going on a book buying ban for....

100 days!  Which is crazy.  I won't let myself by any books, any comics, any graphic novels or manga, and I won't even let myself preorder anything (my true kryptonite).  For 100 days.  I have tons of preorders ordered from before (like, a book a week almost, I'm such a sad creature *hangs head in shame*) so I'll have books coming, but I can't spend anymore money.  This self-imposed ban will end on April 30th, so when that happens I'll honestly celebrate in some way (maybe by buying tickets to book con which is in Chicago this year...)

On another note, I actually got a new roommate!  One of my friends moved into my room with me the other day and it's nice to have company again. 

Currently Reading
Beyond the Shadows by Brent Weeks.  This is the final book in the Night Angel trilogy and I'm not really sure how I feel about this right now.  I'm also in the middle of the second book in the Bentwhistle the Dragon series by Paul Cude, though I'm moving slowly through it (school has been tough this week).  Once I finish these I'm fairly certain I'll be picking up Passenger, though I might also pick up You Were Here.  We'll see what I feel like.

Finished this Week
Like I said, it's been a slow week.  I got through Fairest quickly (it was really good!) and also the first volume of Pandora Hearts.  Reviews for both of these things will be coming shortly.

Currently Writing
I found my groove again and have surpassed my goal for this month.  I'm being slightly optimistic, but I might actually get to the halfway point in my novel by the end of the month!

Currently Listening To
Still enthralled by Death of a Bachelor, and I've actually been listening to Panic! at the Disco's old stuff quite a bit, too.  Also stuck in my head on a regular basis, Demi Lovato's Confident and Haley Reinhart's version of Can't Help Falling in Love.

Giveaways' Status'
My Black Widow Print giveaway finished up the other day, and I've emailed the winner.  Congrats to Lauren!
My other current giveaway ends in a week, so enter while you still can!  As always, you can find links to my current giveaways under the tab above.

Last Week

This Week
Sunday-- Sunday Comics
Monday-- Review of The Night Parade
Tuesday-- Top Ten Tuesday
Wednesday-- Waiting on Wednesday
Thursday-- Monthly Manga Reviews
Friday-- Friday 56, Review of Fairest
Saturday-- Wrap Up and Haul

Are you ready for another big haul?  Well, I did warn you that I've been stress buying.  Here we go...

Tell the Wind and Fire I was actually a little surprised I was accepted to read this one from Netgalley!  Well, it was a fantastic surprise to wake up to (I did a happy dance and everything!) since this is one of my most anticipate releases for the year.  I can't wait to dive into it and won't be letting it sit for very long at all.

Sword and Verse This was actually a pre-order that I was intending to read this month, but I'm just not feeling it lately.  I do plan to read it, though it just doesn't feel like the mood to read it right now.

The Darkest Part of the Forest I have wanted to read this book for a while so I'm glad I picked it up.  It also spurred me to pick up the next three books in this haul...
White Cat, Red Glove, and Black Heart This is a series I gave a chance when I was younger and I think I read them at the wrong time because I just didn't enjoy them.  I think I'll love them now, though.
An Ember in the Ashes This is another book I've been looking to read for some time, so I just picked it up.  I'll definitely be getting to it soon!
Siege and Storm I read Shadow and Bone late last year and am dying to continue on with the series!

So that's it for me this week.  Did you guys get anything interesting?  Let me know in the comments!


  1. Congrats on your writing! I know how that goes. If all goes well, I would like to finish my current draft by the end of Feb!! Crazy right?

    I've been slow on reading too. I finally DNF'd something that has been sitting on my nightstand for two months and that's about it.

    1. That's awesome!!!

      I feel like the January Blues are catching up with everyone, honestly.

  2. I hope you are successful in your book buying ban - I'd like to do the same since I have bought so many that are just sitting around. I need to read my own books... :)

    I hadn't heard of The Wind and the Fire, but it sounds very intriguing as does Sword and Verse. I've read The Darkest Part of the Forest, An Ember in the Ashes, White Cat, and Red Glove. I really liked all of these - and I can't wait to hear what you think of them, especially since you didn't care for The Curse Workers the first time around. I still have yet to read Black Heart - I'm still upset about the cover change for that series!

    Thanks again for picking me for the giveaway! :)

    1. My friends are cheering me along, so I think I might be.

      I'm really excited for all of them. The cover changes were crazy! But I really like these editions, honestly.

    2. From what I can tell the ones you have look half ways decent. :)


Thank you so much for commenting! I love to hear from you and try to respond to comments once or twice a week. Thank you for your patience :)