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!
and I’m back! two weeks in a row, hopefully this means I’ll stay posting regularly this time! and now without any further ado, here’s what happened this week…
On the Blog
This week’s Top Ten Tuesday was all about Bookish Wishes! I haven’t checked many bookish wishes yet, but I will be blog hopping and granting as many as I can over the next few weeks! If you have any bookish wishes, let me know in the comments and I’ll see if I can grant them!
Here are the links for everything that was published this week on Kait Plus Books:
- Blog Tour: A Chorus Rises by Bethany C. Morrow (Excerpt + Giveaway!)
- Top Ten Tuesday | June 22, 2021
- Kind of Sort of Fine by Spencer Hall
- Blog Tour: The People We Choose by Katelyn Detweiler (Interview + Bookstagram!)
- Cover Reveal | Extasia by Claire Legrand
- First Line(s) Friday | June 25, 2021
- Blog Tour: Shark Summer by Ira Marcks (Interview + Bookstagram!)
- Mid Year Freak Out Book Tag | 2021
- Weekly Wrap Up | June 27, 2021
Off the Blog
- I was super productive this week!
- I worked Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday (which is my full summer schedule unless someone is on vacation), then spent Thursday trying to recover because I had negative spoons.
- On Friday I had an appointment and then I went to the movies! for the first time since Frozen 2! I saw In The Heights and I really enjoyed it. I was the only person in the theater and while I was there I realized three important things:
- 1) just the act of going to the movies makes me so happy. I’m not crazy about going with other people, but I love going by myself. I was going about once a month pre-covid and getting back to it was a major serotonin boost!
- 2) I definitely need to request a CC device next time I go to the movies, because I cannot follow what’s going on without captions.
- 3) I fucking hate Wells traffic in the summer. Once I got to Mile road, the five minutes it should have taken to get to my doctors took about fifteen, and then going to the movie theater was just a clusterfuck of cars in the parking lot and I just really don’t like Wells in the summer.
- After the movies I ended up walking around Target and then driving up to South Portland to pick something up. I listened to The Guinevere Deception on audio, and WOW did I pick up on a bunch of things on my third read! I started The Camelot Betrayal this morning, and I cannot wait to finally have answers to all my questions!
- Yesterday I was completely out of spoons (because I did a thing the day before) and didn’t do much.
- Today is cleaning day! I’ve already done a bunch and I’m ready for a break. I hate cleaning, but I’m excited to be able to take pictures of my clean and organized bookshelf later.
Currently Reading: I’m finally reading What We Devour by Linsey Miller! I’ve tried to pick it up a few times already, but I’m never in the mood for dark fantasy. Fingers crossed this time it’ll stick!
Currently Listening To: I’m listening to The Camelot Betrayal by Kiersten White!
Just Finished Reading: I finished Kind of Sort of Fine by Spencer Hall (review here) and it was… kind of sort of fine? I also read Speak for Yourself by Lana Wood Johnson and that is THE BEST BOOK EVER WRITTEN. I will not be taking counter arguments at this time, thank you.
Just Finished Listening To: I finished The Guinevere Deception Friday after all my driving around, and LOVE LOVE LOVE it! I’ve already read it twice, but it was interesting listening to the audio this time.
Books: The One True Me and You by Remi K. England, The Excalibur Curse by Kiersten White. After that, Name-a-Thon!
Audiobooks: The Camelot Betrayal, and then I’m not sure!
No new #bookmail this week, but I added a few books to my tbr! Here’s what I’m looking forward to reading (someday)
New to the queue
Jukebox by Nick Giordano, Nidhi Chanani
Published on June 22, 2021 by First Second
Genres: Graphic Novels, Middle Grade, Science Fiction, Time Travel
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A mysterious jukebox, old vinyl records, and cryptic notes on music history, are Shaheen's only clues to her father's abrupt disappearance. She looks to her cousin, Tannaz, who seems just as perplexed, before they both turn to the jukebox which starts…glowing?
Suddenly, the girls are pulled from their era and transported to another time! Keyed to the music on the record, the jukebox sends them through decade after decade of music history, from political marches, to landmark concerts. But can they find Shaheen’s dad before the music stops? This time-bending magical mystery tour invites readers to take the ride of their lives for a coming-of-age adventure.
Curses by Lish McBride
Published on July 20, 2021 by G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers
Genres: Fantasy, Retellings, YA
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Merit Cravan refused to fulfill her obligation to marry a prince, leading to a fairy godling's curse. She will be forced to live as a beast forever, unless she agrees to marry a man of her mother's choosing before her eighteenth birthday.
Tevin Dumont has always been a pawn in his family's cons. The prettiest boy in a big family, his job is to tempt naïve rich girls to abandon their engagements, unless their parents agree to pay him off. But after his mother runs afoul of the beast, she decides to trade Tevin for her own freedom.
Now, Tevin and Merit have agreed that he can pay off his mother's debt by using his con-artist skills to help Merit find the best match . . . but what if the best match is Tevin himself?
The Last Legacy by Adrienne Young
Published on September 7, 2021 by Wednesday Books
Genres: Fantasy, YA
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When a letter from her uncle Henrik arrives on Bryn Roth's eighteenth birthday, summoning her back to Bastian, Bryn is eager to prove herself and finally take her place in her long-lost family.
Henrik has plans for Bryn, but she must win everyone’s trust if she wants to hold any power in the delicate architecture of the family. It doesn’t take long for her to see that the Roths are entangled in shadows. Despite their growing influence in upscale Bastian, their hands are still in the kind of dirty business that got Bryn’s parents killed years ago. With a forbidden romance to contend with and dangerous work ahead, the cost of being accepted into the Roths may be more than Bryn can pay.
Gallant by Victoria Schwab
Published on March 1, 2022 by Greenwillow Books
Genres: Fantasy, YA
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Everything casts a shadow. Even the world we live in. And as with every shadow, there is a place where it must touch. A seam, where the shadow meets its source.
Once again I didn’t post much, but I like what I did! I think I’ll do more photos in the same style as the Again Again post.
I’ve started watching Loki and I really like it! Now that Manifest is on Netflix I’ll probably start watching that soon.
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…
So that’s everything! What have you been up to this week? Anything important happen? Do you like my new blog aesthetic? 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!