The Weekly Wrap — August 16th, 2020

August 16, 2020

the weekly wrap

It’s time for another weekly update! Don’t forget to scroll down to the life updates section for an exciting announcement this week!

on the blog

last week: this week:
august #ARCApocalypse update
july wrap
✨ summerween TBR/sign-up
✨ return to top 10 tuesday!
✨ ??? tag
✨ ??? review


latest video

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current reads

? random pick | ✨ review copy | ? buddy read | ? re-read

? the shadow of what was lost
✨ the unsuitable
? the ballad of songbirds & snakes
✨ cinderella is dead
? house of earth and blood
? illuminae ?
✨ the only good indians
✨? the ghost tree
✨? empire of wild
? the lost hero
✨ when no one is watching
✨? vampires never get old
✨? my dark vanessa
? worst laid plans: an anthology of vacation horror
✨? the southern book club’s guide to slaying vampires


just finished

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

NOTHING! Yup, I didn’t finish any books at all this week. Sad day.


up next

A few buddy reads starting this week that I put on last week’s post but didn’t pick up yet!

? beautiful creatures
? this savage song
? alice
✨? rules for vanishing


new review copies

? graphic novel/manga | ? eARC | ? ALC | ? print copy

3 new ARCs this week! One is a MG fantasy graphic novel that is a sequel to a super cute graphic novel I read a few months back, and then the other 2 are new books from authors I already love a whole lot!

? aster and the mixed-up magic
? we are the ashes, we are the fire
? shelter for the damned (cover TBA)


other obsessions


life updates

This week was up and down, but the last couple of days have been good and I’m focusing on that!

The only big news I have today is that I’m changing my blogging schedule as of this week! Instead of posting Sun-Mon-Wed-Fri, I’ll now be posting Sun-Mon-Tue-Thu-Fri. Yup, you’ll be getting one more post a week from me! I’m returning to Top 10 Tuesday this week (finally!) and I’m also hopefully going to implement a weekly Tag Thursday post until I get caught up on the literal 100+ tags I have sitting in my bookmarks. ??

3 good things I can focus on today:

  1. The worst emotional phase of this month’s PMS has passed ?
  2. We subscribed to Sling TV yesterday and I have loads of new movies to watch soon
  3. I’m watching my spouse play Fall Guys as I type this post up and it is honestly one of the most hilarious and adorable games ever created

Feel free to focus on the good stuff with me in the comments! What are 3 good things (or even 1 thing) you can focus on today?



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More about Destiny @ Howling Libraries

Just a horror aficionado/geek girl trying to juggle motherhood, reading, blogging, gaming, and everyday life.

    1. I’m really curious about Sling TV. I want to hear more after you’ve had it for a while! Hope you have a good week?

      1. I’ll let you know! We switched from Hulu because it’s half the cost, and so far, I’m missing a few things from Hulu (like having every episode of Bob’s Burgers at my disposal… we’re probably buying the DVDs if we keep Sling lol), but overall, as someone who doesn’t watch much outside of Shudder & Netflix, it’s fitting my needs pretty well! We really mostly just have it for Food Network, which my spouse could watch 24/7. ??? And thank you, I hope you did, too!

    1. I really love the idea of ending on a positive note, and focusing on the good! One exciting thing that happened this week for me is I got new shades for my window, and I absolutely love looking at the design! It makes me so happy!

        1. Yes I really can’t wait for new book shelves. The ones we have are awkward and don’t really fit properly in our living room.

    1. So excited to hear that you’re returning to Top 10 Tuesday & really looking forward to seeing what Tags you end up doing ? It’s also such a fantastic idea to end the week on a positive note ? One good thing that happened to me was getting out of my creative slump that I was caught in for the weekend – now I’m feeling much more inspired!

      1. Thank you!! <3 I was so excited about deciding to finally come back to T10T. And that's amazing, congratulations!!! :D Honestly, coming out of any kind of slump is just one of the best feelings ever!

        1. Yes it really! I have been so happy to be back in my reading groove. I also have gotten back to blogging which is fun. I have been trying to do blog hopping cause I was always so bad at that. I also just love seeing people’s T10T lists. They’re always so fun.

    1. Enjoy your reading! I’m excited to start Alice!


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