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Week in Review & Bloggiesta Recap

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My recap of last week is mostly going to feature the work I did during Bloggiesta so this is also my recap of that event. I didn't complete everything on my Spring Bloggiesta To-Do List, but I got a lot done and am feeling great about it!

Updates made
  • Added search descriptions to old posts
  • Replaced images on some old posts
  • Updated review posts with genre tags and links to related reviews
  • Updated My Reviews page with links to reviews by genre and by author
  • Updated Review Policy page
Reviews written

Reading
I managed to find a little time to read as well. I finished reading The Precious One: A Novel by Marisa de los Santos. My review will be up tomorrow for the tour. I am now reading Unbecoming: A Novel by Rebecca Scherm.

C read The Long Haul (Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Book 9) by Jeff Kinney. He was happy to finally read this one. M is reading Home: The Chapter Book by Tracey West. We saw the movie on the weekend and loved it, so she wanted to read the book.

What are you reading this week? It's Monday! is hosted by Sheila at Book Journey, so hop over there if you'd like to see what others are reading too. You can also check out the younger version of It's Monday!

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Comments

  1. I've liked everything that Zevin has written, but I haven't seen this one. Have to see if I can hunt it down. I wonder how many people will be confused about the title of Home. Smekday was a much better title than this generic one!

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    1. I hadn't realized it was based on a book until I saw it on the screen. I'd love to read the original at some point.

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  2. Good for you getting so much done on your blog!

    I have been hearing good things about The Precious One - de los Santos is a local author! Looking forward to your review.

    Enjoy your books this week!

    Sue

    Book By Book

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    1. I really loved it. Oh! I almost forgot I have to write my review tonight! Thanks for the reminder. :-) You can come back tomorrow and see it.

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  3. Sounds like you had a busy and productive week! I haven't read any of those, but they sound good. I'm reading Seabiscuit last week and this week. It may take me a while, but I'm really enjoying it!

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    1. I've never read that, but loved Unbroken so would like to read it at some point.

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  4. Finally got back my copy of AJ Fikry which has been making the rounds among my colleagues, it was that popular. :)

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    1. We had book club last night and everyone loved it! That doesn't happen very often.

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