Sunday Wrap Up: Week 1 of November

(Let’s pretend it’s Sunday okay?)

I am not quite sure how long I am going to go on with this vanishing and reappearing act on my blog, but here I am reappearing after vanishing for the entire month of October. Anyway, here’s a quick wrap of of the first week of November for me:

bloggingI read a lot of great posts last week, but here are some of my favorites:

Review of 1984 by Bookaholic Dreamer: I love unpopular opinions because they help me see things from a different perspective. And Paulina’s review of 1984 is definitely an unpopular opinion (and one I 100% agree with), but she gives such strong reasoning in her review that I bet even die-hard fans of 1984 would have to acknowledge her points. Do check it ou!

Review of The Fifth Season by CW: Excellent review of an excellent book. Head over to The Quiet Pond and read CW’s thoughtful review of The Fifth Season by N. K. Jemisin...and then go read The Fifth Season by N. K. Jemisin.

What Fandom Racism Looks Like by Stitch’s Media Mix: I discovered Stitch’s site by accident–I was researching for this series of blog posts that I am planning on starting (more about it later) when I stumbled upon her post and IT BLEW ME AWAY! Stitch’s post is so thought-provoking, and she is not afraid to tell it like it is in order to raise awareness about important issues. Her post about fandom racism is one of my favorites posts from last week, because fandoms are supposed to be a safe place where people come together to talk about the things they love–something precious in the kind of hopeless world we live in. But as Stitch points out, things are rarely the way they are supposed to be.

SEO Guide by Ashwariyah Shah: Whether you are a nooboo blogger or one with years of experience under her/his belt, this is a super important, easy-to-read posts for anyone who wants to improve their stats (or at the very least understand it better).

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Blog posts written:

Review of Days of Blood and Starlight

10 things non-readers do that annoy me

10 backlist books that I want to read

Poems written: 3

WIP novel update (no I am not doing NanoWriMo this year because I have my finals coming up in about a week): Finished drafting two chapters; currently working on the outline more because the second chapter just isn’t working for me.

Upcoming posts: (I actually never planned on doing this but I feel like writing these down will motivate me to post hahaha)

Review: Dreams of Gods and Monsters

I have a hater and here is what he taught me (hehehe I am gonna have so much fun writing this post hehehe)

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I am currently reading The Obelisk Gate by N. K. Jemisin, which is the second book in The Broken Earth trilogy, and if all goes well then I think I can finish it over the weekend.

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I am slowly changing my blog look. I am not sure how long I will keep it because I want to bring in a new look in 2019, but I figured I might as well start now because it will probably take me a while to implement all the changes.

Oh and yeah I have a hater in my university, though what I did to incur his wrath is still a mystery.


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AND that’s a wrap guys! How was your week?

 

 

 

 

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5 comments

  1. BOO to finals and haters. You’ll do great on your finals! To be honest, I don’t know about haters either because I had one my freshman year as well (last I hear she transferred to a different school so good riddance I suppose). Hopefully you’ll get that figured out soon, though!

    (I also completely agree with 1984 – I DID NOT enjoy that book and hated reading it.)

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    • SAME Soph! (to both the hater thing and 1984). That book was awful–I think I would like it better as an essay than a novel. And for a “classic” dystopia the world-building was so bland. Just…ugh (again ugh to both haters and 1984)

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  2. Ooooh thank you so much for mentioning my post, I’m so happy that you liked it!! How do you like the Broken Earth Trilogy by N.K Jemisin? I managed to snatch up all of her books on kindle in a good sale, and I’m itching to pick them up!
    Good luck with your finals, I feel your pain! University is what held me from blog hopping for awhile so I only got here now 😅 Hope your hater stops hating you or moves somewhere else, so odd that you have a hater!

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    • You are welcome! Really, your review was very thoughtful and articulate ❤ I LOVE The Broken Earth Trilogy–it's so brilliant! I just finished The Obelisk Gate a few days ago and I have been trying to find flaws in it…but I can't :/ If there is such a thing as a perfect story, that would be it. Do keep in mind that the first book is extremely heavy on the world-building. I think that's necessary though, because it is an epic fantasy after all.

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