It’s time for a weekly check-in!
I’m not even sure where the last week went? I feel like I blinked and suddenly it’s mid-September and I have no idea what happened. 😰 We did some more home re-decorating, including painting the living room and re-arranging some furniture, and I went on way too many trips to run errands (I could contentedly stay home for at least the next 3 weeks straight, thank you), and I watched a bunch of movies with my family… otherwise, I don’t think much happened!
September has been full of such high ratings for me so far! I’ve had nothing but 4 and 5-star reads for the past 2 weeks and I keep worrying that the trend has to stop eventually, right? 😂 Anyways, How to Be a Good Creature was a buddy read with Malli, Black Tide was a BR with Ashley, and Only Human was a BR with Misty! 😍
- Garlic and the Vampire (RE-READ) // Bree Paulsen ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
- How to Be a Good Creature // Sy Montgomery ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
- Black Tide // K.C. Jones ⭐⭐⭐⭐
- The Girl from the Other Side, Vol. 1 // Nagabe ⭐⭐⭐⭐
- Spy x Family, Vol. 8 // Tatsuya Endo ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
- Garlic and the Witch // Bree Paulsen ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
- Only Human // Sylvain Neuvel ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
All 3 of this week’s priority reads are buddy reads I’ve been slacking on and need to finish up, or catch up with my BR partners on!
📚 priority reads 📚
- House of Earth and Blood // Sarah J. Maas → 61%
- The Final Girl Support Group // Grady Hendrix → 15%
- Sea of Thieves: Athena’s Fortune // Chris Allcock → 37%
📚 total current reads: 14 📚
We’ve been watching a lot of movies lately! I’ve been introducing Isaac to a few that he’s old enough now or that I think he’ll like (he enjoyed The Mummy, I win), and I’ve been re-watching some old favorites… but I also finally watched Labyrinth for the first time, and it sadly did NOT go well lol. I’m not a fan of puppets at all and the constant cackling and screaming gave me a terrible headache. 😭 It’s never fun to dislike a popular piece of media when I know a few of my friends were really hoping I’d love it, but it is what it is. 💔
What are you reading right now, or what did you recently finish? Is anything exciting happening in your life? Let me know in the comments!
— destiny ♥
I saw The Labyrinth for the first time a few years ago and I wasn’t a fan, either. So you’re not alone there!! I hope you’re enjoying your current reads, though!
I’m sorry you didn’t like Labyrinth either, but glad I’m not alone! 😭😭
Four stars for The Girl on the Other Side you say? I love this for you and so glad you enjoyed it! Having a good reading streak is always lovely to have!
It was really lovely! I can’t wait to continue the series! 🥰
Yeeeesssss! I’m so excited for you! 😊
I’m so glad to see you enjoyed Only Human! That has to be one of the most satisfying book endings I think I’ve ever read!
It was AMAZING! Honestly one of my favorite series finales ever, and now I want to go back and read the little short stories that I saw listed on GR (I think on the author’s website?). Have you read those?
I do believe I read those, yes! They were short but nice little easter egg nuggets to the world and I remember enjoying them!
Black Tide, Only Human, and The Final Girl Support Group were all fantastic reads for me. Glad you enjoyed the first two and hope the third is a good one for you!
Thank you, Teri! Final Girl Support Group has been fun so far – not my favorite of Grady’s, but I predict it will be at least a 4-star read. 😀
Wow, look at all those stars! What a fantastic week of reading 😍 The Garlic books look adorable! I’ll definitely have to check it out. I hope you have a great week of reading ahead, Destiny!
Thank you, Dini! I hope you’re having an amazing reading week and I hope you get the chance to pick up the Garlic books soon – they’re so cute and I really think you’d like them! 🥰🥰
Definitely think you can!! You’ve got a great selection of books there and not surprised!! I hope you have a wonderful week.
Thank you, lovely!! I hope you do, too 🥺🥰