weekly wrap up // 2-24-19

weekly happenings

This was a relatively quiet week for me, since I only worked 3/5 days because of President’s Day and we also HAD A SNOW DAY!!!!! I am hoping for at least one more snow day this winter, preferably on one of the days I would’ve had to work late. In other news, I may have an interview this week for a job that sounds really cool with a totally awesome arts organization. Something you probably don’t know about me is that I was actually a musician for most of my life. It’s taken kind of a hiatus since college because I can’t afford lessons/have time for lessons and have nothing to prep for, but I’d still really like to do something in the arts because that’s where I’ve always felt most at home. So I’m really hoping this works out.


what i read


  • I am still rereadingΒ SIEGE & STORM so I can finally read RUIN & RISING, then move onto SIX OF CROWS duology and then KING OF SCARS. Two of my teens are also reading the Grisha trilogy and there are few things at work that I have been more excited about. I can’t wait to hear their thoughts on these books because I love them and need to gush with someone.
  • I also readΒ THE POET X by Elizabeth Acevedo because it’s one of our summer reading books for our summer reading challenge at the library for the teens. I am so embarrassed that I didn’t read my eARC of it when it was coming out last year because OMG SO GOOD??????? This is definitely the best verse novel I’ve read, and I am still book hungover from it.


what i posted

I didn’t post much this week. I haven’t been feeling much in the mood to post, and am more fine with it than usual but also still feel like I *should* be posting. But anyway, here’s what I wrote this week:

  • A tarot reading of Sarah Everett’s new release, NO ONE HERE IS LONELY
  • The first post in my new feature, Willow Adds, ft. one of my cute cats and his fantasy book recs!

I’d really like to start posting more witchy stuff, including stuff that’s not strictly bookish, but even though my witchy posts seem to get a lot of views, they don’t get much engagement and I’m worried people think it’s too weird. I know what matters most is that I enjoy writing it, but I also really like talking to my bookish and blogging friends, so I’m not sure what to do about it.

I also want to start studying astrology because I find moon phase stuff fascinating, and I’ve recently become curious about the signs and what they mean at different times, because honestly people ARE more crazy when the moon is full or mercury is in retrograde or whatever in my experience at the library with patrons, and it just seems cool. I’d love to start rec’ing books based on astrology stuff or do different types of posts based on the phase of the moon and fully be a Cotton Candy Book Witch. But again, not sure if that’s too niche or people would enjoy it because it’s super different from most book content out there.

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  1. I’m so glad you enjoyed The Poet X so much, I’ve heard SO many great things about this book, I really should read it eventually πŸ™‚
    And oh my god recommendations based on astrology and everything, this would be SO COOL to see, really, I hope you’ll go forward with that idea. I’m certain people would be interested πŸ™‚ <3

    1. yes, I hope you read the poet x! I’d be very curious what you think of it πŸ™‚

      and thank you! I’ve just been weirdly insecure about my witchy ideas so your encouragement means a lot <3 <3

      1. Oh I can understand feeling insecure when it’s something you haven’t done a lot, I feel that way, too. I can feel how passionate you are about these kind of things though and I really, really think they could make unique, original and interesting blog posts and such a nice addition to your blog, too! <3 Follow your heart, Mel, maybe one little new idea at a time, not to feel too overwhelmed? πŸ™‚

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