Weekly Wrap-Up: 10/16 – 10/22

Another week, another weekly wrap-up!

Guys. Last week I read so much. So much bookage. I can’t remember the last time I read so many books during one week. Sure, most of them were graphic novels – but it still totally counts! And I had a 9 day reading streak on The StoryGraph. Oh, and I brought back Weekly Wrap-Ups last Monday, too!

I really don’t have too much to say in my little makeshift intro this time. So let’s get on with the post!

Tuesday 10/17: The Scandalous Confessions of Lydia Bennet, Witch Review

Last Tuesday, I reviewed a great October read – one that’s a new release to boot. It was The Scandalous Confessions of Lydia Bennet, Witch by Melinda Taub. Perfect for Jane Austen (as it’s a reimagining of Pride and Prejudice), as well as fans of historical fantasy and retellings. I gave it ★★★★☆.

The Scandalous Confessions of Lydia Bennet, Witch Review

Wednesday 10/18: 1st Year Blogging Birthday / Can’t-Wait Wednesday

On Wednesday I ended up doing a rare double post, but it was a very special occasion. October 18th of 2022 is the day that I posted my first post on this blog, so it was my first blogging anniversary.

I also participated in Can’t-Wait Wednesday. Can’t-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Tressa @ Wishful Endings, and is where the books we’re all excited to read are spotlighted and discussed. The book I focused on was A Curse for True Love by Stephanie Garber.

One Year of Book Blogging

Can’t-Wait Wednesday: A Curse for True Love

Friday 10/20: Fall Book Recommendations 2023

A few days ago on Friday, I finally, finally posted my book recommendations for fall. There are so many spooky novels that I’ve had the pleasure of reading, as well as a ton of books that just have great autumn vibes that I love.

I didn’t even mean to post it on the year anniversary of my Fall Book Recommendations from 2022, but sometimes these weird coincidences just happen. (I had actually hoped to get it posted earlier.)

Autumn Book Recommendations 2023

Sunday 10/22: Hooky Review

Yesterday, I reviewed the absolute cutest graphic novel – and one that has some of the most fall of fall vibes to boot! I really, really enjoyed it. Hooky by Miriam Bonastre Tur is a treasure. I gave it a median rating ★★★★✯.

Hooky Review

Books I Read Last Week

The Scandalous Confessions of Lydia Bennet, Witch by Melinda Taub
Hooky: Volume One by Miriam Bonastre Tur
Hooky: Volume Two by Miriam Bonastre Tur
Hooky: Volume Three by Miriam Bonastre Tur
One Piece: Volumes 7 - 8 - 9 by Eiichiro Oda
One Piece: Volumes 10 - 11 - 12 by Eiichiro Oda
The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman

🎁💖 Wrapping It All Up 🎁💖

So I did the posts that I’d hoped to do this past week, which makes me really happy. I feel like I’m starting to get back into the groove of things. I also did a ton of stuff outside of the blog that I’d wanted to get done as well, which made me feel great too.

Still reading One Piece 👒🏴‍☠️🌊🗺️, and I’m planning to for the foreseeable future. (It’s long AF, after all.) I finished the first arc – the East Blue arc – though. I’m planning on starting the next arc in November.

Regarding the books on my TBR that I’m gonna read next, well, A Curse for True Love 🦊🃏🏹💘 is coming out tomorrow, so that is definitely next next. After that, I’m planning on starting the Iron Druid Chronicles. 🪄🗡️ Ever since it caught my eye a couple months ago (the series has bright and beautiful eye-catching colors!), it’s been on my radar. The books totally look right up my alley, and I’ve finally decided to start the series. I hope that I like it! 🤞🍀

LOOK AT THEM – SO BRIGHT!!

Concerning non-book stuff that I did last week… there’s honestly not really anything. I just spent so much of it reading. I’ve been watching YouTube in some of my spare time not spent time reading or hanging with my spouse, and I mostly watched creepy videogames or continued with my Twilight Saga 🩸🧛🐺🌚 deep dives/roasts/in-depth plot summaries. I just finished the Eclipse one and am planning on moving to The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner, before Breaking Dawn. It’s been a little thing I’ve been doing throughout the month of October to celebrate Halloween. 🎃🕸️ I’ve been watching one Twilight book analysis a week.

Other than all that… Hmmm, I haven’t been doing a ton else aside from the usual life stuff. Oh! My spouse and I picked up Super Mario Bros. Wonder 🐘🌈 yesterday to play, and have been enjoying it! It’s a lot of trippy fun, and is has some unique ideas. Other than that though, not a lot went on. I mean my spouse and I hit a relationship milestone, but that’s super personal so I’m not gonna be talking about it.

Anyway, what books did you read last week? What did you think of them? Have we been reading any of the same stuff lately?

As always, thanks to everyone so much for reading, and I hope you have a wonderful day/night! ☀️🌙

See ya ~Mar

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