Unboxing: Book of the Month Club

My August Book of the Month box came today!

Unfortunately there was no surprise extra this month BUT I am excited about the books!


The selection was pretty good this month. I ended up choosing the much anticipated YA novel Little & Lion by Brandy Colbert as my primary book.


But because I have no self-control, I chose Clockwork Dynasty as my extra book… I basically had to, it’s on LibraryReads top ten for August…


So yeah, it’s a mini update, but look at the pretty books!

An Overwhelmed Update…

Me… if I were an adorable stock photo.

Okay, so Monday feels like it was a million years ago.

I’m in the middle of a long stretch of uninterrupted workdays (no weekends for two weekends) so I’m a little behind on everything.

Some Quick Updates!

  • I finished reading Moby-Dick for the 33rd time! I don’t know why I can still read it and love it, I just can.
  • My Book of the Month Club box is on its way. So maybe an unboxing soon?
  • I’ll be participating in ARC August. Basically I’m drowning in advanced reader copies (ARCs) and so I’m going to join my fellow book bloggers (and booktubers) in prioritizing reading ARCs this month. I of course came to this decision AFTER I put together my TBR for August, but that’s why pencils have erasers, right?
  • I’m finally reading Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo. I’ve been putting it off for a long time so I just decided to make it my non-ARC this month.

I think that’s it for now. Fingers crossed for a decent post on… Saturday? Probably Sunday.

A Slow Start…

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Well, I overslept. I intended to be back at it by 8:00AM (four hours on four hours off) but that didn’t work out for me. Good ol’ Morpheus had other plans for your girl Katy. So now it’s likely that I won’t be getting started until noon today, which isn’t ideal, but what can you do?

Nothing but your best!

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I’ll be kicking things back off with¬†A Million Junes¬†by Emily Henry. I read her first novel last year (The Love that Split the World) and mostly hated it. But I’m giving her a second shot because I love Magical Realism and if someone is willing to bring that flavor to the YA party, I’m willing to give them a second chance.

I’ll be back with another post when I officially start up again!

Antici…….pation.

Hey there folks! I know I just posted a Newbie Book Blogger Tag post, and that I should space these things out, but I’m kind of bursting with excitement. There are so many wonderful bookish things on the horizon for me… and probably you too.

  • July Owlcrates are shipping this week! I finally treated myself to Owlcrate after two years of watching nearly everyone I follow on social media gush about the service. This month’s theme is ‘Wanderlust’ and based on hints, I have a strong hunch that the book is likely to be The Gentlemen’s Guide to Vice and Virtue, which is very exciting. It’s pretty much killing me to wait for it, because avoiding spoilers is something I am notoriously bad at… but I refuse to ruin the surprise.

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  • The 24 in 48 Readathon is this weekend! I have never had a schedule that lines up with the 24 in 48, but this time I actually have an entire free weekend to do it.  I’m busy putting together my most likely overly ambitious book list and thinking of what sort of caffeine I’m going to need to keep me going. I’ll be updating here, on Instagram, and on Litsy. If you’re interested you can still sign up here

  • I’m seeing Moby Dick at Lookingglass Theatre in Chicago again next week. I mean… I saw it two years ago, and again three weeks ago (I wrote a review for The Northwest Herald) but it’s just so damned good that I couldn’t let it close without seeing it again. I LOVE Lookingglass, they do amazing stuff with adapting literature for the stage. I HIGHLY recommend checking them out if you live in the Chicagoland area.

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  • I just got approved for an e-ARC of Girls Made of Snow and Glass by Melissa Bashardoust, which I will probably start reading as soon as I’m done writing this post.

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  • And finally, the biggest most exciting–least bookish–highly anticipated thing is that Jodie Whittaker has been cast as the 13th Doctor on my beloved Doctor Who. My feminist heart is bursting with love over this announcement! I want to get in a TARDIS and travel to 2018 just so I can see her in action!

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I don’t know if this anticipation post is going to become a regular thing, or if it’s just a one off. I’m hoping to get into a rhythm of regular features and reviews mixed with more random fun posts.