The Weekly Wrap

The Weekly Wrap — July 19th, 2020

July 19, 2020
the weekly wrap

It’s time for another weekly update!


on the blog

last week: this week:
may 2019 haul/tbr checkpoint
off the grid readathon TBR
✨ june 2019 haul/tbr checkpoint
✨ beach read (adult romance review)
✨ ??? (review of some sort!)

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latest video

(click the thumbnails to watch!)

nothing this week!

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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. Pet
  6. The Wives
  7. Mirage 🔁
  8. House of Earth and Blood
  9. Illuminae 🔁
  10. The Only Good Indians
  11. The Song Rising

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just finished

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

  1. Full Tilt ⭐⭐⭐
  2. Witchcraft Cocktails 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
  3. There Are Things I Can’t Tell You 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
  4. Beach Read 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
  5. A Gentle Noble’s Vacation Recommendation, Vol. 1 ⭐⭐⭐⭐
  6. Fangs ⭐⭐⭐⭐
  7. The Complete Grimoire ⭐⭐⭐⭐

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up next

I just really want to finish some of these damn current reads… and maybe some more quick ARCs. ;-;

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new review copies

It’s really weird to have random print ARCs showing up in the mail again after going so long without them due to, uh, *gestures vaguely*

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other obsessions

Still lots of ACNH and Sea of Thieves as far as gaming goes! Also, Forager was added to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, which I was so excited for, because I played the beta of this and never did buy the finished game when it released (I kept waiting for a good sale lmao). I literally downloaded and starting playing it the second I got the alert that it had been added to Game Pass and have already played waaaay too much of it lmao.

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life updates

This week was up and down, but getting off of Twitter really helped a lot. My spouse and one of my best friends basically both called me out and told me they’ve noticed that social media legitimately kills my mental health, and hearing that come from two people who know me so well? That was kind of eye-opening. I guess it’s something I had known but was in denial about because I genuinely like being active on Twitter and talking to people, but being off of there so much lately has made me realize I have anxiety every single time I log on, and that’s not okay.

How are you all doing? I hope you’re all safe and that you, too, are finding new ways to take care of yourself and make life’s burdens a little lighter in any way you can right now. ♥

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destiny

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12 Comments

  • Reply bookishluna July 19, 2020 at 11:02 am

    I really loved Beach Read as well! It was such a cute and fun read. One I think I can easily reread in the future. I really found I don’t enjoy twitter anymore as well. I have not been on it for over a month now and I feel so much better and I am even enjoying blogging more.

    • Reply Destiny @ Howling Libraries July 19, 2020 at 7:30 pm

      Yes, super reread-worthy! It was so good. It would make SUCH a good movie, which makes me wonder if that’s a thing that’s going to happen. *scurries off to google*

      Oh, I don’t blame you! I can easily see how getting away from twitter would make other parts of your blogging life more enjoyable. I feel bad that I miss friends’ updates and stuff when I’m not on there, but sometimes it just isn’t worth the stress so I have to hope that they’ll post the news elsewhere, too!

      • Reply bookishluna July 19, 2020 at 7:41 pm

        I would LOVE if it became a move, we can dream right?! Yeah, I miss that aspect as well it is a bummer not to see.

  • Reply Tammy July 19, 2020 at 11:41 am

    I’ve been getting random book mail too and it’s so exciting!!! Hope you have a good week😁

  • Reply evelynreads1 July 19, 2020 at 12:46 pm

    Enjoy your reading!

    (www.evelynreads.com)

  • Reply Kaya @ afictionalbookworm July 19, 2020 at 1:15 pm

    I’m glad your mental health is improving thanks to not being on Twitter! Hope you have a great week of reading!💜

  • Reply Kayla @ Books and Blends July 21, 2020 at 11:32 pm

    I can relate to social media killing your mental health. Especially Twitter! I had to close my account a few months ago.

    • Reply Destiny @ Howling Libraries July 23, 2020 at 10:29 am

      I’m sorry you can relate! I remember you deactivating, I even thought at the time that I wish I could bring myself to do it too! Maybe someday! Or sometimes I even think about just doing a mass unfollow and curating my feed better… but I feel so guilty unfollowing people lol!

      • Reply Kayla @ Books and Blends July 27, 2020 at 12:33 pm

        Same here. I know unfollowing is better for my mental health, but i still hesitate on doing it

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