Saturday, September 3, 2016

Wrap Up (The One Where I'm Taking a Two Week Break)

In last week's wrap up I talked about how this week was going to be an important wrap up and the reason should be pretty obvious now: I'm taking a two-week-long break from blogging. I actually did this last year around the same time and the reason is college. I move in on Sunday and I want the rest of this week to really focus on packing and getting things done that I need to get done. Next week, I want to be able to get back into the groove of taking classes and having regular homework again. I'll still be around, this won't be a proper hiatus, and will most likely be most active on twitter (@tsundokusam). I'm also planning to continue posting at least twice a week on instagram and trying to interact more there.

A few other things happened this week, though, that I want to talk about. First of all, my phone broke on Wednesday. It's fixed for the most part, but we had to completely wipe it. No problem, since I have a back up and iCloud and everything important is safe, but it's why I've fallen behind on some things I wanted to get done that were blogging related.

Another thing that happened is that my grandfather was in a car accident. He's okay, and as far as I know the other drivers are okay as well. He has been in the hospital since last night when it happened, because his breastbone has been cracked and he's in a not small amount of pain. I believe he's going home tonight, so it's nothing life threatening. It's especially unfortunate, because today is his birthday. :(

Now, done with all my personal things, let's move on to bookish news for this week! If I missed anything, please comment and let me know what's been going on in the community and if you ever want me to talk about something in particular, don't hesitate to get in contact with me.

I think the biggest news this week revolves around Gemina, the sequel to Illuminae by Jay Kristof and Amie Kaufman. It's been revealed that Marie Lu is doing all the art for the book! She's such a fantastic artist (alongside being a fantastic writer) and I don't think I'm alone in saying that this book just got ten times more awesome!

On twitter, Diversity has continued to be a pretty huge topic, though it's calmed down a bit the last few days. I have a lot of thoughts about diversity in literature and how it should be promoted and discussed, and I want to write a post about it, but I don't know when that post will be published. To boil it all down: I am all for diversity and I am all against violent language as the be-all means to make it happen.

Here are some other tidbits I found interesting throughout the week:
  • Lys at the Mad Reader has announced the Chicken Challenge, an October reading challenge she's hosting. I'm really excited about this one and look forward to participating!
  • ACOTAR 3 is officially up for preorder on amazon and it's only ten dollars right now! Never to early to preorder!
  • The Crown's Fate (the sequel to The Crown's Game) has had an official name change and is now called The Crown's Heir and is also available to preorder on amazon.
  • There's a new behind-the-scenes teaser for the new Beauty and the Beast movie and the voices are just spot-on, if you ask me.
  • Jeremy Davies is joining the cast of American Gods as Jesus, which I'm actually pretty excited for. In the novel Jesus only appears in a deleted scene that's really not a scene at all, but I definitely think there's room for him in the show. I also think Jeremy will do a really great job.
Finished This Week
I actually got a ridiculous amount of reading done this week. First I read the second volume of Pandora Hearts, which only took about 45 minutes. Then I raced through Ruin and Rising (which made me tear up, I'll admit) and finally finished Clash of Kings. I also managed to read The Movie Version, an ARC I received from Netgalley, and quickly read through In Search of Lost Dragons, which, while beautiful, was very underwhelming.

Currently Reading
I've just begun my reread of Queen of Shadows, but with the amount of things going on right now I have no idea when I'll finish it. My plan is to spend quite a bit of time today and tomorrow and Monday with it so that Tuesday morning I can run to the store and grab my copies of Empire of Storms and begin immediately.

Last Week

Next Week
--break from blogging--

See you guys in two weeks!


  1. I had no idea ACOTAR 3 was up. I just pre-ordered. I doubt it'll go down any farther in price. It's only gonna go up. Great time to order it!

    I'm not on a blogging break, but I'm on a twitter break after all the diversity shit happened.

    1. I love preordering so early because then you always get the cheapest price. Amazon is really nice in that regard.

  2. I'm glad you're grandpa is going to be okay.

    I can't wait to start in on the Chicken Challenge - happy to see that you're taking part, too!

    Totally agree with you on Beauty and the Beast!

    Really excited to see the American Gods adaptation come together!

    Good luck getting back into the swing of things at school!

    1. Thank you! As you can tell from the late response to the comments it's been hard to balance school and blogging but I'm getting back on track.

  3. Best wishes to your grandfather- glad it wasn't more serious (although it's always serious). And enjoy your break! I was kinda excited to hear that news about Marie Lu and Gemina too. Should be interesting. As if that book isn't long awaited enough as it is! And I hadn't heard of that challenge but I'll check it out!

    1. Glad to hear you'll be checking out the challenge it promises to be a lot of fun! And Gemina, yeah, I didn't think I could get more excited about it but now I am!


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