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Weekly Wrap Up | July 4, 2021

Posted July 4, 2021 by Kait in Bookish Memes, Wrap Up / 11 Comments

Happy Sunday and welcome to my Weekly Wrap Up post! I link these posts up with The Sunday Post, hosted by Kimberly over at Caffeinated Reviewer; The Sunday Salon, hosted by Deb at ReaderBuzz; It’s Monday! What Are you Reading? hosted by Kathryn of Book Date and a children’s/middle grade version hosted by Jen Vincent, Teach Mentor Texts, and Kellee of Unleashing Readers; Mailbox Monday, hosted by Serena of Savvy Verse & Wit and Martha of Reviews by Martha’s Bookshelf; and Stacking the Shelves, hosted by Marlene at Reading Reality.  For my Weekly Wrap Ups, I’ll recap what I posted, read, and watched this week, plus I’ll let you know about any current giveaways I have up. I’ll also tell you about recent updates on my TBR and new books I received and/or bought. Okay, time to see what happened this week!

Here’s what happened this week…

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On the Blog

Here are the links for everything that was published this week on Kait Plus Books:

Off the Blog

  • This was a fun week!
  • My grandparents are visiting from Florida, and it was nice to see them.
  • I went out to eat for the first time since covid and… yeah, I don’t like eating in restaurants.
  • I’m in the middle of my five day weekend/mini-vacation, and I’ve spent like 80% of it asleep (literally, I slept until 4:30 on Friday and could have gone back to bed almost immediately)
  • I read, I sleep, I work, I eat, once every few weeks I go to the movies. This is my life. I’m good with that.

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Currently Reading: I just started The Excalibur Curse by Kiersten White! I’m so excited to finally find out the answers to all my questions about Guinevere!

Currently Listening To: I’m listening to Girls Save the World in This One by Ash Parsons. I just started it, but I really like it so far!

Just Finished Reading and Listening to: I finished The Camelot Betrayal by Kiersten White and wow is it interesting how much more I picked up on my second read!

Books: The One True Me and You by Remi K. England and then Name-a-Thon!

Audiobooks: What We Devour will be out on audiobook on Tuesday, and I’ve got my fingers crossed Hoopla will have it!

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So technically there was no new bookmail this week, but I did find a package I ordered forever ago and apparently lost before I opened it! And even though I just did a New to the Queue post, I added a few more books to my tbr! Here’s what I’m looking forward to reading (someday)

#bookmail

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Weekly Wrap Up | July 4, 2021Tarnished Are the Stars by Rosiee Thor
Published on October 15, 2019 by Scholastic Press
Genres: Fantasy, Queer, Aspec, Science Fiction, Steampunk, YA
Pages: 372
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A secret beats inside Anna Thatcher's chest: an illegal clockwork heart. Anna works cog by cog -- donning the moniker Technician -- to supply black market medical technology to the sick and injured, against the Commissioner's tyrannical laws.
Nathaniel Fremont, the Commissioner's son, has never had to fear the law. Determined to earn his father's respect, Nathaniel sets out to capture the Technician. But the more he learns about the outlaw, the more he questions whether his father's elusive affection is worth chasing at all.
Their game of cat and mouse takes an abrupt turn when Eliza, a skilled assassin and spy, arrives. Her mission is to learn the Commissioner's secrets at any cost -- even if it means betraying her own heart.
When these uneasy allies discover the most dangerous secret of all, they must work together despite their differences and put an end to a deadly epidemic -- before the Commissioner ends them first.

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new to the queue

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Weekly Wrap Up | July 4, 2021Lies My Memory Told Me by Sacha Wunsch
Published on October 19, 2021 by Inkyard Press
Genres: Contemporary, Science Fiction, Thriller, YA
Pages: 320
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Enhanced Memory changed everything. By sharing someone else’s memory, you can experience anything and everything with no risk at all: learn any skill instantly, travel the world from home, and safeguard all your most treasured secrets forever. Nova’s parents invented this technology, and it’s slowly taking over their lives. That’s where Nova comes in. She can pick up the slack for them—and she doesn’t mind. She knows Enhanced Memory is a gift, and its value outweighs its costs.
But Kade says Nova doesn’t even know the costs. Kade runs a secret vlog cataloging real experiences, is always on the move, and he’s strangely afraid of Nova—even though she feels more comfortable with him than she ever has with anyone. Suddenly there are things Nova can’t stop noticing: the way her parents don’t meet her eyes anymore, the questions no one wants her to ask, and the relentless feeling like there’s something she’s forgotten.
But there’s danger around every corner, and her own home might be the most dangerous place of all.

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Weekly Wrap Up | July 4, 2021Can't Say it Went to Plan by Gabrielle Tozer
Published on September 14, 2021 by HarperCollins
Genres: Contemporary, YA
Pages: 384
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School's out.
Forget studying, exams, and mapping out the future.
For the next seven days, the only homework is partying with friends, making new ones and living in the moment.
There are no parents or curfews - and no rules.
Zoe, Samira and Dahlia are strangers, but they have something in common: their plans for a dream holiday after their final year of school are flipped upside-down before they even arrive at the beach.
From hooking up and heartache, to growing apart, testing friendships and falling in love, anything can go down this week.

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Weekly Wrap Up | July 4, 2021The Anthropocene Reviewed by John Green
Published on May 18, 2021 by Dutton
Genres: Adult, Non-Fiction
Pages: 293
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A deeply moving and insightful collection of personal essays from #1 bestselling author John Green.
The Anthropocene is the current geologic age, in which humans have profoundly reshaped the planet and its biodiversity. In this remarkable symphony of essays adapted and expanded from his groundbreaking podcast, bestselling author John Green reviews different facets of the human-centered planet on a five-star scale—from the QWERTY keyboard and sunsets to Canada geese and Penguins of Madagascar.
Funny, complex, and rich with detail, the reviews chart the contradictions of contemporary humanity. As a species, we are both far too powerful and not nearly powerful enough, a paradox that came into sharp focus as we faced a global pandemic that both separated us and bound us together.
John Green’s gift for storytelling shines throughout this masterful collection. The Anthropocene Reviewed is a open-hearted exploration of the paths we forge and an unironic celebration of falling in love with the world.

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Maybe I should just aim for two to three posts per week, since that’s what I seem to get posted!

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Still watching Loki (WHO WANTS TO TALK ABOUT THE END OF EPISODE FOUR BECAUSE WHAT?!!?!?!?) and also catching up on Lucifer. I just watched the musical episode, which was definitely my favorite!

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The giveaways widget is always the most current and accurate way to tell what giveaways you can find on my blog, but since you’re here…

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So that’s everything! What have you been up to this week? Anything important happen? Did you have any posts that didn’t get a lot of attention this week? I’d love to check them out! Leave your links in the comments below and don’t forget to have a splendiferous week!

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11 responses to “Weekly Wrap Up | July 4, 2021

  1. It’s been busy around here, too. I hoped to read a lot of great books for Paris in July, but I’ve only finished one so far. I know it will pick up later in the month.

    I’m especially curious about the new John Green book of essays. I bet he has a lot to say that is worth reading.

  2. It sounds like you’ve been up to some fun things lately—getting to see your grandparents is nice, and so is sleeping in, of course! I love your description of your current routine—that does sound like a really nice way to live! And it sounds like you’ve been reading and buying some great books lately—I’m especially intrigued by Can’t Say It Went to Plan. Thanks so much for the awesome post!
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  3. Just calling in, because mainly you were the last on the link up! I love how your blog is set out, really artistic and bright. Good to hear you are enjoying your current books.

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