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).
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…