Weekly Roundup: January 6 - January 19

Weekly Roundup

I ended up skipping last week's weekly roundup again, and I have a feeling this is going to be a common occurrence so I've been thinking of making this feature as a biweekly thing. My life as an unemployed recent college grad doesn't really offer a lot to talk about on a weekly basis. Then again, can I still call it a Weekly Roundup? Should I change it to Biweekly Roundup or a completely new name? There are still a lot of things I want to tweak or fix on my blog, but I guess that's just the growing pains of a new blog trying to find its identity, right?

So I'm not planning to participate in Tynga's Review's Stacking the Shelves often (maybe I'll participate more often in the future), but I received some book mail this week that I'm so thankful for getting that I just had to share.

Thank you Tor Teens for Antigoddess (Goddess War #1) by Kendare Blake and Three (Article 5 #3) by Kristen Simmons, and thank you Paper Latern Lit for Changers Book One: Drew by T. Cooper and Allison Glock-Cooper. And yes, that is an alpaca. I'm just going to include Arpakasso in all my bookmail pictures from now on., because - well, look at it! Do I really need a reason?

I'm Currently Reading

Changers Book One: Drew
by T. Cooper & Allison Glock-Cooper

I'm pretty sure we can all agree that puberty was a total bitch to everyone, and high school can be a very stressful and emotional experience. Now imagine if you suddenly woke up on the first day of school as a completely different person and sex than the person you've been for the past twelve-thirteen years. Yeah. There are a few issues in terms of school and gender stereotypes I have with this book, but it's still a fun young adult book about self-doubt and self-discovery. I look forward to see discover what exactly can these Changers do to make the world better.

On Such A Full Sea 
by Chang-rae Lee

Have you ever fallen in love with the writing of a book in the first five pages? I have. Lately, I've actually been really cautious and turned off by most dystopian books, but I really wanted to give this book a chance because I've seen a lot of hype for this book in 2014 and yay, more Asian writers! So far, I haven't been disappointed. 

These Past Two Weeks on Bookcharmed
Elsewhere on the Blogosphere
Video of Interest
Although the Summer Olympics is generally more fun to watch, the Winter Olympics brings back a lot of childhood memories for me, especially figure skating. I'm rooting for Mao Asada and Kim Yuna for women's figure skating, but I am all for Meryl Davis and Charlie White for the ice dancing gold. So. Many. FEELS.

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  1. Leigh (Little Book Star)January 19, 2014 at 6:57 PM

    I kinda find it weird for Article 5 #3's title to be Three because the other two sounds completely different from "Three" lol. I hope you enjoy it though! I still need to read the sequel. I've been seeing Antigoddess on people's hauls so maybe I will check it out when it's out (or is it?). Thanks for including my discussion post. :D Hope you have a great bookish week!

  2. Haha, yeah, I found that a bit odd, too. I haven't started reading it yet, so I wonder if the number three will be significant. I have read Antigoddess, however, and I enjoyed it so far, but I'm a sucker for Greek mythology. It's already out, so you should definitely check it out. And thanks, have a great week, too! :D

  3. :X I was lucky enough to win it from a Tor Teens giveaway, but I hope it comes out soon so you can read it, too!