The Sunday Post

The Sunday Post {2} I got food poisoning.

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by the Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It’s a chance for me to share news, update you guys on what’s been going on in my life, recap blog posts during this past month, showcase books and things I have received, and possibly share news about what is coming up next month on the blog!

I know this meme is usually done weekly, but I’m not nearly active enough to do weekly updates. So, I’ll only be doing this at the end of every month unless I miraculously start posting a lot more.

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Book Review: “Trial by Fire” by Josephine Angelini

Free BSB Concert? I am SO there. | Event Recap: Backstreet Boys Mini-Concert on Jimmy Kimmel

Waiting on/Can’t Wait Wednesday {1} | WE HUNT THE FLAME by Hafsa Faizal

First Lines Friday {6}

Books Read:

BLOODLEAF by Crystal Smith (audiobook/hardcover, currently reading)


LEGENDARY by Stephanie Garber (audiobook/hardcover, currently reading)

THE TIGER AT MIDNIGHT by Swati Teerdhala (ARC, currently reading)

HOPE AND OTHER PUNCHLINES by Julie Buxbaum (ARC, currently reading)


Wow, I seriously haven’t finished any book this month? Oops. Lol Not for the lack of enjoying the ones I’m currently reading; it just sucks being a mood reader.

Book Mail:

  • Wicked Saints by Emily A. Duncan (signed, exclusive OwlCrate edition)
  • Descendant of the Crane by Joan He (pre-ordered from Books of Wonder)
  • Ship of Smoke and Steel by Django Wexler (won from giveaway)
  • Hope and Other Punchlines by Julie Buxbaum (ARC, received at LA Times Festival of Books)

Significantly less books to haul this month but I didn’t include the ones I’ve pre-ordered. These are just the books I actually received this month.


I went on vacation on the 19th and was crazy busy and tired from work the days before that, so I stopped taking bookstagram photos for a bit. I little disappointed that I wasn’t able to complete my first bookstagram challenges but I’m trying to be kinder and not be hard on myself, so instead I’m going to congratulate myself for attempting my first challenge (two, simultaneously, in fact) and for getting half of it done.

Here are some of my favorites that I posted this month:

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I finally made some time during my vacation last week to start watching this series and I just finished the season finale on Saturday afternoon. It wasn’t perfect and I was trying so hard not to get Twilight vibes from Matthew at one point, but I actually really enjoyed it! And that cliffhanger ending?! Ugh, they better have a second season. Watching this has definitely motivated me to continue reading the book though!


I’ve found myself listening to a lot of classical music lately because it helps prevent me from getting distracted while writing. I finding that I like having it in the background as I do other things as well, such as when I’m taking bookstagram photos, blogging, or even reading sometimes. Also, whenever I’m having a little trouble sleeping I put relaxing classical music on a fairly low volume, just enough so I can still hear it but can also ignore it.

Life Update:

This past Friday evening we had a potluck at work and I got food poisoning. It was awful; I couldn’t sleep until 3am on Saturday because I kept needing to use the restroom and there were several moments when all I wanted to do was curl up on the bathroom floor and cry. I was miserable. Thankfully, I’m starting to feel much better. I still don’t feel 100% back to normal, but grateful that I’ve made this much progress already in just a couple days. Still haven’t tried eating regular foods though, as I’m afraid to trigger the nausea again.

Next Month:


It’s been two years since my last YALLWest and I can’t wait to be back! I’m also meeting up with friends and a few blogger friends, so I’m super excited about that. Going to attempt to be a little more chill this time around (lugging a whole suitcase filled with books to be signed was NOT easy or pleasant, despite my joy at having more of my books signed) so I’m not bringing much. I have a few ARCs I’d like to snatch while I’m there, I definitely have authors I want to meet, but I’m mainly looking forward to covering the event and hanging out with friends.

BSB: The Experience @ The Grammy Museum

On April 10, 2019 the Grammy Museum in Downtown Los Angeles, CA opened its newest exhibit, Backstreet Boys: The Experience. I had planned to go yesterday but as I mentioned earlier, I was terribly sick. I’m hoping to go a few times before the exhibit ends in September, so at least I have plenty of time until then but my goal is to definitely go in May. The exhibit will be open from April 10, 2019 – Sept. 2, 2019. For more information check out The Grammy Museum’s website.

Book Reviews:


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