Weekly Wrap Up (10)

Welcome to the Weekly Wrap-up with Bookmunchies. This is our weekly update that combines Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer‘s SUNDAY POST and Tynga’s Reviews‘ STACKING THE SHELVES. This is a post to share news, to recap the week on the blog, share new reads and new books, and upcoming fun for the week ahead!

Hey guys, Jackie here,

It always makes me sad when book festival season is over, but I’m really happy that I have a lot of new books to read. YALLWEST was insane this year. Because I had no choice but to take the train (or the bus) I had to get up around 6:30AM if I wanted to be there by 9:30 (though the traffic to Santa Monica is usually horrendous despite having 4 lanes), but boy did I underestimate that there would be a line to the entrance. I overheard some people talking how there were a few people that came at 4:30AM and I’m not that even hardcore. Even if it’s to get a ticket for Leigh Bardugo’s newest book. I’m sorry, but I rather much buy the book when it comes out because you know sleep over everything despite being a total bookworm. And then there’s the fact that lines for everything started an hour before the actual time which always is not really fair, but it is what is it. So if you wanted a certain book that was dropping at 11AM you had to be there by 10AM or pray that there wasn’t a huge line that wrapped around a booth or two. But, yes there were lines everywhere. But, overall YALLWEST was fun. They had a Hamilton singalong in the quad so while I was waiting for Stephanie Perkins’ newest book in line it didn’t feel too boring because I was bopping along to the music.

Otherwise I had an uneventful work week other than the fact that they finally finished the paint job and we finished moving the oversize books back to its original spot.

✖ Teaser Tuesday: Chasing Truth
✖ “Waiting” On Wednesday: Roar
✖ Blog Tour: The Bad Luck Bride by Janna MacGregor
✖ Review: The Only Thing Worse Than Me is You by Lily Anderson
✖ Review: My Not so Perfect Life by Sophie Kinsella

Here at Bookmunchies we believe in being surprises for the week
(aka. we procrastinate, so we can’t tell you what’s quite coming up yet).

[ARC] One of Us is Lying by Karen M. McManus: 4 of 5 stars
Traitor to the Throne by Alwyn Hamilton: 5 of 5 stars



ARCS & BOOKS GOT FROM YALLWEST (many thanks to the publishers for providing the opportunity):

1.I Hate Everyone but You by Gabby Dunn
2. Haunting the Deep by Adriana Mather
3. Lucky in Love by Kasie West
4. Dark Breaks the Dawn by Sara B. Larson
5. Just Another Girl by Elizabeth Eulberg
6. There’s Someone inside Your House by Stephanie Perkins
7. Nyxia by Scott Reintgen
8. Love & Gelato by Jenna Evans Welch


1. The Dark Prophecy by Rick Riordan – because I could not help myself…

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18 Replies to “Weekly Wrap Up (10)”

  1. YALLWEST sounds awesome although I don’t think I’d love the lines. 🙂 Oh and I can’t wait to read One Of Us Is Lying…

    1. I don’t love the lines either, but once it got started it moved pretty quickly.

  2. I’d love to go to the event. We don’t get much like that around here. Looks like you got some good books though:)

    My Sunday Post

    1. I hope you can go next year. 🙂

  3. The events sound fun! I’m ok with getting up early, however waiting in line would be like torture for me! A Hamilton singsong would help though 🙂 And you did get great books! I didn’t even know there was a new Stephanie Perkins book coming. Exciting!

    1. I’m usually okay with getting up early too, but once the weekend hits I can become quite lazy and will sleep in if there’s no important obligation. I forgot Stephanie Perkins had a new book coming out and didn’t realize it would be this year.

  4. I’ve never been to a book festival, but I think I’d like to go at least once one day. However, I’m with you…sleep wins out in the end. Especially being a pregnant mom of a year and a half old. Sleep is life. 🙂 HAHA! Hope you have a great week!

    SP & STS
    Sandy @ Somewhere Only We Know

    1. I hope you can go one day too. It’s a lot of fun especially since you’re surrounded with people who love the same books as you do. Congrats on the baby! Yes definitely, you need all the sleep you can. Being a mom is tough.

  5. I suck at waiting in lines. They make me all itchy and nervous. I would rather sit at home and read and then just buy the book when it comes out. I’m such a homebody. But, I’m glad you had fun!
    Samantha The Book Disciple

    1. Aww I’m usually a homebody too, but I cannot pass up book festivals. They’re so enticing with their books.

  6. Holy hell… Starting queueing at 4.30. Wow, some people are devoted, huh? I totally agree about sleep, I mean, if they want it that bad, I’ll just agree that they DO deserve it, cause man. Tough!

    1. Waking up at 4:30 is like forget it. Even though I know it’s exciting to be one of the first ones to read the book it’s not fun if you don’t have a person in real life to fangirl about it with after you finish reading the book.

  7. I don’t think I would want to get up at 4:30 either. My sleep is important! YALLfest sounds fun but it would require a lot of patience.

    1. Since they started lining up at 4:30 that means I might as well stay up all night and catch the train around 2AM to be there when they start lining up. So heck no I’m not doing that for a book I can just easily buy when it’s released in a couple of months. Would rather much be sleeping thanks. Yep, definitely a lot of patience involved.

  8. I didn’t go to Yallwest this year. It sounds like it’s gotten even bigger. Glad you enjoyed yourself despite the long lines.

    1. Aww! Did you go last year? I hope you get to go next year. It was a bit bigger, but they did rearrange some of the booths.

  9. You’re so lucky to get things like Yallwest. Where I live we get practically nothing. You have travel interstate.

    1. Bleh, that sounds depressing. Come next year. 🙂

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