The Weekly Wrap

The Weekly Wrap — August 2nd (oops, 3rd), 2020

August 3, 2020
the weekly wrap

It’s time for another weekly update!

Holy crap… is it seriously already AUGUST?!?!?!?


on the blog

last week: this week:
july 2019 haul/tbr checkpoint
the wives (adult thriller review)
august TBR
✨ july #ARCApocalypse update
✨ july haul

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latest video

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current reads

  1. The Shadow of What Was Lost
  2. The Unsuitable
  3. The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes
  4. Cinderella is Dead
  5. House of Earth and Blood
  6. Illuminae ?
  7. The Only Good Indians
  8. The Song Rising
  9. The Ghost Tree
  10. Empire of Wild
  11. The Lost Hero

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just finished

⌛ set aside for now | ❌ permanent DNF | ? re-read

I think I DNFed more this week than I have in months! But I also read a lot, so I’m not mad about it.

  1. Across the Green Grass Fields ?????
  2. The Wives ⭐
  3. Llewellyn’s Little Book of Moon Spells ⭐⭐⭐⭐
  4. Daphne Byrne ⭐⭐
  5. The Green Witch’s Grimoire ?????
  6. The Puppet’s Payback and Other Chilling Tales ⭐⭐
  7. Wicked as Sin ❌
  8. The Voting Booth ?????
  9. Perihelion Summer ❌
  10. Song for a Whale ❌
  11. Pet ?????
  12. The List of Things that Will Not Change (no rating)
  13. The Last Olympian ??????

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up next

I’m still chipping away at my current reads, so I think that’s going to be my only big focus this week!

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new review copies

Nothing this week! 

Jonathan Van Ness saying "gorgeous"

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other obsessions

I mean, ACNH and Sea of Thieves will probably be here for the foreseeable future, so maybe I should just start leaving them out of this section. ? I also started watching a LOT of Twitch over the last week or so, mainly SmexiestChicken and BoxyFresh, because… well, I guess I’m just total Sea of Thieves trash after the last month or two of non-stop playing it.

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life updates

This was a really nice week! I needed a good week like this. My sleep schedule is finally somewhat decent again, which has really made a world of difference in my mental health. I just hope the coming week is good, too! This post is a day late because I took yesterday off from the internet to just focus on family time and tons of cleaning, and now I just feel so productive and satisfied. ?

I also put strict locks back on my phone, iPad, and computer so that I’m only allowed a cumulative total of 10 minutes per day on Twitter, and holy shit, y’all… my anxiety levels have PLUMMETED! I really should just delete my account one of these days, but in the meantime, if you need me and you normally DM me on Twitter, PLEASE message me on Instagram instead! IG feels so much “safer” for my mental health that it’s become my #1 social media source again and I check my DMs there WAY more often. (My bookstagram account is right here or you can search for howlinglibraries)

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22 Comments

  • Reply Caro @ bookcheshirecat August 3, 2020 at 11:07 am

    Happy to hear that you had a good week, Destiny! ? I was on vacation so I didn’t do much reading, but I’m currently making my way through the Jackaby series! I’m also very excited to finally read more of the Wayward Children books ?

    • Reply Destiny @ Howling Libraries August 18, 2020 at 4:47 am

      Thank you! <3 Ooooh, how are you liking the Jackaby books? I own the first 2 and keep meaning to read them!

      • Reply Caro @ bookcheshirecat August 18, 2020 at 4:54 am

        I’m loving them! They have such great characters and perfectly combine mystery, historical fiction and Fantasy!! ?

  • Reply Mel August 3, 2020 at 11:27 am

    animal crossing is the best! I feel like I’m so far behind everyone else because for the first few months I played sparingly and just really liked to fish. Also, have you watched any of tinylibrary’s (youtube) island tours? I really enjoy her channel and the islands she shares are so intimidating and inspiring!

    • Reply Destiny @ Howling Libraries August 18, 2020 at 4:48 am

      No, I haven’t seen her channel but I’m for sure going to check it out! I always love some good AC inspo <3 and don't feel bad about not playing at the same pace! I've been playing really low-key for the last month or so, and haven't done all of the summer stuff, so I feel the same way sometimes, but I just remind myself that as long as we're having fun that's all that matters. <3

  • Reply Tavleen (Travelling Through Words) August 3, 2020 at 12:17 pm

    The Voting Booth seems really interesting! Hope you have a good reading month in August as well!

  • Reply CJR The Brit August 3, 2020 at 1:17 pm

    Twitter consumes me too so I’ve stepped back from it, and half the time I wonder if half of what I’ve read on there is true!

    Have a great week ?

    • Reply Destiny @ Howling Libraries August 18, 2020 at 4:49 am

      Wondering if half of what you read there is true – SO RELATABLE. :/ I have definitely seen so much drama on twitter that ended up being stuff taken waaaaay out of context or outright lied about. It’s gotten to where there are just so many people on book twitter that I have either muted, or just know to take all of their hot takes with a biiig grain of salt lol.

      • Reply CJR The Brit August 18, 2020 at 1:53 pm

        So true. I limit myself to once a day on there, a quick flick through and thats it. Its getting as toxic as Facebook.

  • Reply Tiffany Giovino August 3, 2020 at 5:11 pm

    I really enjoy listening to an audiobook while playing Animal Crossing… it really makes the time go buy so fast!

    My Bookish Fantasy

  • Reply D Hoisington August 3, 2020 at 5:44 pm

    I am glad you had a good week!

  • Reply evelynreads1 August 4, 2020 at 1:43 am

    Ooh you finihsed quite some! I hope you have a great week!

    (www.evelynreads.com)

  • Reply Sarah August 4, 2020 at 7:59 am

    i might follow you on the switch from twitter to ig! instagram definitely has a much better vibe. i’ve been sticking pretty well to my twitter screen time, and most of that is spent on DMs or looking at my friend-specific feed. 🙂 glad it’s been helpful for you!

    • Reply Destiny @ Howling Libraries August 18, 2020 at 4:53 am

      Oh man, I love the IG vibes so much more! It’s just… so much calmer, but then when shit DOES go down, I feel like people actually DO something about it, name who did what and what happened, hash it out in the open, and move on – instead of how on twitter, it’s always subtweets and having to dig around to find out who’s being shitty. :/ not to say I think burden should fall on the victims by any means, but there are definitely people I know on twitter who live for the “who is this? can you DM me?!” comments lmao. Sorry… didn’t mean to rant at you. ???

      ON A HAPPIER NOTE, i finally made a faves list on twitter a few days ago and am trying to get in the habit of going straight there instead of my regular feed. whenever I can do that, it helps a lot!

      • Reply Sarah August 18, 2020 at 10:44 am

        haha no worries for the rant, i totally feel that! the subtweeting drives me absolutely up the wall. ig just tends to be more friendly in general too, in my experience! i’m glad the faves list is hopefully helping! 🙂 i use it religiously now as my new feed and spend maybe 2 seconds scrolling through my regular feed. it’s nice not feeling like i’m missing things from my friends and def helps for keeping to the good vibes!

  • Reply Sofii @ A Book. A Thought. August 4, 2020 at 4:44 pm

    I really can’t believe it’s AUGUST already!! ?Gosh, this year it’s flying, which may be good thing, right? ? & I’m dying to know your thoughts on The Only Good Indians, I’ve been thinking about reading it ???

    • Reply Destiny @ Howling Libraries August 18, 2020 at 4:55 am

      Right?! It really is flying by. And you should totally check out The Only Good Indians! <3 I'm excited to read more of it!

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