Weekend Wrap-up #223 – Clear Sky – Finally!

Posted 3 February, 2018 by Linda @ (un)Conventional Bookworms in Memes, Wrap-up Posts / 72 Comments

Weekend Wrap-up is where I share my new books, as well as what happened here at (un)Conventional Bookviews and elsewhere in the blogoshpere. I’m linking up with the usual suspects, AKA Team Tynga’s Reviews and Caffeinated Reviewer.

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STS #223

Stacking The Shelves, hosted by Tynga’s Reviews and Reading Reality is all about the latest additions to my library – virtual or actual, with books that are  bought, borrowed, won or ARCs  I will (probably) be reading soon. Without further ado, here’s what I added to my bloated shelves this past week:

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Thank you, Gallery Books and Edelweiss!

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The Birdwoman's Palate cover - (un)Conventional Bookviews - Weekend Wrap-upSay You'll Remember Me cover - (un)Conventional Bookviews - Weekend Wrap-upBlaze Erupting cover - (un)Conventional Bookviews - Weekend Wrap-upA Darker Shade of Magic cover - (un)Conventional Bookviews - Weekend Wrap-up The Sunday Post - (un)Conventional Bookviews

The Sunday Post #173 – Weekend Wrap-up

Kim @ The Caffeinated Reviewer, is our hostess with the mostest for the weekly Sunday Post where I’m wrapping things up. It is the perfect opportunity to share what happened here on my own blog, as well as some of the happenings elsewhere in the Blogosphere.


On Wednesday afternoon (students are usually off on Wednesday afternoons, here) I took my two 3rd year classes to the University for a workshop on monsters in anglo-saxon literature, as the book we’re working on this semester is Monster by Walter Dean Myers. They really enjoyed it, and I found it very interesting, too.

The weather has been pretty nice lately, fairly cold, but blue skies and sun. So much sun that we have flowers spouting in the garden. Which means… pollen 😮 I’m still happy to have nicer weather, though, the gray, dreary rain was starting to get to me.

What I read in January:

I managed to finish 21 books in the first month – which is really awesome. I am not sure how it happened, but I’m really happy about it. Here’s a pic of those books:

This Week’s Puppies in Action:

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Think Hercules and Freddy are sick of me taking pictures of them all the time?

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This Week's Reviews - (un)Conventional Bookviews - Sunday post wrap-up


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Chloe @ Bookdragons discusses Bookworm Stereotypes this week on her blog.

Shruti @ This Is Lit explains what authors should pay attention to before sending out a Review Request E-mail.

Did you get some good books last week? What have you been up to this past week? Thanks for stopping by, I hope you’re enjoying your weekend, and that next week will be filled with awesome!

Linda @ (un)Conventional Bookworms

About Linda @ (un)Conventional Bookworms

Linda is an English as foreign language teacher and has a Master's degree in English Language and Literature. She's an avid reader, blogger, compulsive one-clicker and a genre omnivore. Ever since she learnt how to read she has been seen with a book or two in her hands everywhere she goes.

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72 responses to “Weekend Wrap-up #223 – Clear Sky – Finally!

  1. Neat that you got to take the students to the university for a nice follow-up on what they are learning in class. Yay for signs of spring for you.

    You read a nice pile for January. I still need to start the Tara Thomas novels, but I did get to enjoy the Rebecca Zanetti novella, too.

    Ha! They are snubbing your picture taking. 🙂

    Enjoy your weekend, Lexxie!

    • Yeah, it was really good, and some of them were amazed at how old the building at the humanities faculty is 😀
      They are totally snubbing my picture taking. It made me laugh so hard – when I took out my phone, they both just turned their back on me 😀

  2. Ooh you got some blue sky? Yay! It’s still pretty cloudy here, and we got more snow. Winter is hanging on lol. And 21 books!! Nice. 🙂

    Say You’ll remember Me looks good.

  3. Woah, 21 books? How did you do it? Do you even sleep? Well share your secret with me 😀
    And nice haul! I hope you enjoy all of your new books 🙂
    I am glad that weather is finally good and lovely 🙂
    Aww, your puppies are so cute. They always make me happy whenever I see them 🙂

    • Yes, I definitely sleep – I love sleeping almost as much as I love reading 😀 I think my only ‘secret’ is that I’m a very fast reader. Plus, I listen to audiobooks during my commute.
      Puppies are made to help us be happy, I think, Sim 🙂

  4. You have flowers poking their heads out?! Amazing!!! We are knee deep in winter so I assumed you were, too. You must be at a lower latitude than me, lucky!!

    I’m glad you bought VE Schwab’s first book in that series. I loved it soooo much!! I still have the second to read but I will get to it!! I think you’ll really like it 🙂 Have a great week!

    • Of course, I had to check our latitude difference, and we’re actually almost the same. I have no idea why it’s so much warmer here than it is in Michigan, Kristin.
      I have to actually read VE Schwab’s book now – I have heard great things about it.

  5. I wish I was able to read that many book in a month. I read 2, it has been a very slow start to the year. 🙂
    It’s been very cold but I noticed the cherry blossoms have the little buds starting to grow which means they will be ready to pollenate my face in Spring. Fun times. 😉

    I see you purchased the Darker Shade of Magic. I am currently reading it, if it goes how it think it will, I will be buy the next two soon.

    Have a great week, my amazing friend! Happy Reading! ((Hugs))

    Michelle @Because Reading recently posted: Hello February…so what happened to January? ~ WIR & SP
  6. You had Sunshine? Wow.. I’m jealous now. I’m feeling like I haven’t seen the sun in ages. LOL!
    21 books in one month? That’s amazing. I hope to catch up on some reading tonight.
    Have a great week and happy reading.

  7. You had a great reading month! I loved Archer’s Voice and Can’t Hardly Breathe. Following you now via mail (I’m on WordPress) as you have a mix of YA and Adult, etc. Like I do! Happy Sunday 😉

  8. I also read more than usual, but not as many as you xD but I also don’t know how it happened! Miracles are miracles 😀

    I have one book by Laksmi Pamuntjak, sad to say it’s an overdue ARC from a few years ago xD

  9. That’s funny about the doggie pics. LOL My weather can’t decide what it wants to do. It is 50F one day and then 0F later in the same week. I just wish it could pick a temp and stick with it. I’m glad that you enjoyed the workshop that you took the kids too. Have a great week.

  10. I got to see the sun this week too. It cooled down while it was out but I welcomed it just the same. Now it’s playing peek-a-boo and threatening to rain. That’s impressive amount of reading and some nice looking books, Lexxie. You’re off to a good start this year. And the cities are getting camera shy? We can’t have that! LOL

  11. How are your students liking Monster?! Thats cool they were able to go hear a lecture at the university. And way to go-21 books is awesome!
    Hope you have a great week!

    • They really enjoy it so far, and in my opinion, it just gets better as we understand who all the different characters are. The movie was released in the US in January, and I truly hope I’ll be able to get my hands on it. I think it’s always interesting to analyze the differences between a movie and a novel.

  12. Oh, I love the book Monster. That’s great your class is reading it! What a fun field trip too. 🙂
    I read A Darker Shade of Magic last year and loved it- I STILL need to get the second one though.


  13. I am glad you’re able to start enjoying better weather! I hope we get some warmer weather over here too. And 21 books for the month of January is such an amazing number of books DD: You go girl! I’ve been hearing so many things about A Darker Shade of Magic and Say You Remember Me so I hope you enjoy them ^.^

  14. Your new books look so good, Lexxie! I hope you enjoy them all. The workshop on monsters sounds like it would be very interesting. Sounds like you had a good reading month! I hope you will have a wonderful February!

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