Weekly Update | 8-7-22

Hello Lovely Bookworms!

This week has been pretty slow which is a good change of pace. This coming week? Not so much, ha. I need to get my car fixed and homeschooling starts. It’s that time of year again and I am not ready! I have at least looked through her new online school and I think I will like it more so that is good.

Other than that, I have been reading a lot. I have 11 arcs left for September and I want to get through them all before September starts. I think I can do it but I just need to push!

Audiobooks have been going well so far this month as well. I am kind of wanting to relisten to Twilight at the moment. It’s an itch that just keeps coming back.

I hope you all have been doing well this weekend. ❤❤

  • The Darkening by Sunya Mara (audio) ⭐⭐⭐✨
  • Terrible Typhoid Mary: A True Story of the Deadliest Cook in America by Susan Campbell Bartoletti (audio)
  • Belladonna by Adalyn Grace (arc) ⭐⭐⭐⭐✨
  • The First Girl Child by Amy Harmon (audio) ⭐⭐⭐⭐✨
  • A Dreadful Splendor by B.R. Myers (arc) ⭐⭐⭐⭐
  • Kit McBride Gets a Wife by Amy Barry (arc) ⭐⭐⭐
  • The First Binding by R.R. Virdi (arc) ⭐⭐✨
  • Long Live the Pumpkin Queen by Shea Ernshaw (audio) ⭐⭐⭐
  • Falling for Korea by Piper Jean (arc) ⭐
  • Ghostlight by Kenneth Oppel (arc) ⭐⭐⭐⭐
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HOW WAS YOUR WEEK? DID YOU DO ANYTHING FUN OVER THE WEEKEND? READ ANYTHING GOOD THIS WEEK? LET ME KNOW IN THE COMMENTS!

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Weekly Update | 7-30-22

Hello Lovely Bookworms!

My life has been very busy since moving and so I am moving my weekly update to Saturday because it just will never get done on Sundays anymore at this point, lol.

I have been gardening a lot and raising baby chicks! It’s all been a new experience and I am enjoying it. I’m sure once school starts in a couple weeks I will be even busier and most of my free time will be for reading.

I hope you all have been doing well! ❤

My two new kitties: Peppa (black and white) and Shadow (black)
A few of the new chicks!
  • Bronze Drum by Phong Nguyen (arc audiobook) ⭐⭐⭐⭐
  • To Get to the Other Side by Kelly Ohlert (arc) ⭐⭐
  • Just Another Love Song by Kerry Winfrey (arc) ⭐⭐
  • Lovelight Farms by B.K. Borison (kindle unlimited) ⭐⭐⭐
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How was your week? Did you do anything fun over the weekend? Read anything good this week? Let me know in the comments!

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-Joanna TheGeekishBrunette (1)

Weekly Update | 7-3-22

Hello Lovely Bookworms!

This week has been very busy!

I took the kittens to the vet on Monday, my daughter’s birthday was on Thursday but celebrated yesterday, and just doing a lot of gardening inbetween.

Today and tomorrow will just be days for relaxing. I need to finish bringing some things up from the garage that haven’t been moved up since we moved. I do want to get some reading done since I have time. Other than that, it’s just the usual around here lol.

  • Days of Infamy: How a Century of Bigotry Led to Japanese American Internment by Lawrence Goldstone ⭐⭐⭐⭐
  • Tough: My Journey to True Power by Terry Crews ⭐⭐⭐⭐
  • When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon ⭐⭐⭐
  • The Undertaking of Hart and Mercy by Megan Bannen (arc)
  • Nick and Noel’s Christmas Playlist by Codi Hall
  • All Downhill With You by Julie Olivia
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How was your week? Did you do anything fun over the weekend? Read anything good this week? Let me know in the comments!

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-Joanna TheGeekishBrunette (1)

Weekly Update | 5-15-22

Hello Lovely Bookworms!

This week has been very busy!

My daughter is practically finished with school as she has finished all of her main classes and just has a side class to do for a couple more days. My husband had his graduation ceremony yesterday. It was nice to be able to celebrate him with family after. Now I feel even more emotional with all of the changes that are continually happening and it’s definitely taken a toll on my emotions, lol.

I have tried to read as much as I can this week through it all, mostly audiobooks. I would say my reading has definitely improved the last couple of weeks.

I hope you all have been having a great weekend. ❤

  • The Last Graduate by Naomi Novik ⭐⭐⭐✨
  • The Stardust Thief by Chelsea Abdullah ⭐⭐⭐⭐
  • The Woman in the Library by Sulari Gentill (arc) ⭐⭐
  • Once Upon a Broken Heart by Stephanie Garber ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
  • The Duke and I by Julia Quinn ⭐⭐⭐⭐
  • Wind Daughter by Joanna Ruth Meyer (arc)
  • Some Mistakes Were Made by Kristin Dwyer
  • Babel by R.F. Kuang (arc)
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How was your week? Did you do anything fun over the weekend? Read anything good this week? Let me know in the comments!

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-Joanna TheGeekishBrunette (1)

Weekly Update | 5-1-22

Hello Lovely Bookworms!

This week has been pretty decent. I managed to get quite a lot of reading done in the last couple of weeks after being sick. I am feeling like I am back at 100% while my daughter still kind of coughs a bit. I’m just glad it wasn’t as bad as it was.

My husband finished up finals and will have his graduation in two weeks. I am so nervous for everything that is about to come. He has already been applying for jobs in his new field and we are set to move out in like 3 weeks and live with his mom and stepdad for awhile (as we are moving closer to his family and where he is applying for jobs). It’s going to be chaotic this month and I am not ready, lol. Also, how is it May??

I am hoping I will find time for reading through all of the chaos but if I don’t read as much as I want it will be okay!

I hope you all have been having a great weekend. ❤

  • Flirting with Fate by J.C. Cervantes (audiobook) ⭐⭐⭐
  • Heidi by Johanna Spyri (audiobook) ⭐⭐⭐⭐
  • Crimson Reign (Blood Heir #3) ⭐⭐⭐
  • A Magic Steeped in Poison by Judy I. Lin (audiobook) ⭐⭐⭐
  • Mr. Malcolm’s List by Suzanne Allain (audiobook) ⭐⭐⭐✨
  • Miss Lattimore’s Letter by Suzanne Allain (audiobook)
  • The Stardust Thief by Chelsea Abdullah (arc)
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How was your week? Did you do anything fun over the weekend? Read anything good this week? Let me know in the comments!

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-Joanna TheGeekishBrunette (1)

Weekly Update | 4-10-22

Hello Lovely Bookworms!

This week has been pretty decent. Although, my daughter and I somehow managed to catch a cold. I’ve been sick twice in the last three months, lol. Not really how I have wanted to start this year! It has been more manageable the last couple of days at least.

My reading hasn’t been off to a great start and I really need to kick it into high gear as I have a few arcs that will be due in May. Nothing like working under pressure! I am hoping my reading streak comes back because I do need it.

Other than that, it’s the usual for me. I am still getting through the school year and it is dwindling!

I hope you all have been having a great weekend. ❤

  • For Butter or Worse by Erin La Rosa (arc) ⭐⭐⭐
  • High School Debut Vol. 1 by Kazune Kawahara (manga) ⭐⭐
  • Places We’ve Never Been by Kasie West (arc) ⭐✨
  • Fireworks by Alice Lin (arc)
  • Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson (audiobook)
  • Crimson Reign by Amelie Wen Zhao
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How was your week? Did you do anything fun over the weekend? Read anything good this week? Let me know in the comments!

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-Joanna TheGeekishBrunette (1)

Weekly Update | 4-3-22

Hello Lovely Bookworms!

This week has been a great spring break! I may not have read as much as I would have liked but I am finally getting caught up on other things like this blog.

I kind of took a break from posting, besides reviews that were already written, and it felt good to not be bound to feel like I have to write something every day. I have been trying to write them up on the weekends but with two trips to family over the month it was hard to do, lol.

I also started Bridgerton on Friday and am already done with the first season! My sister is pretty happy that she has someone to talk about it with now. I have enjoyed it quite a lot.

I hope you all have been having a great weekend!

  • Very Bad People by Kit Frick
  • A Proposal They Can’t Refuse Natalie Cana
  • The Roommate Situation by Katie Bailey
  • Hotel Magnifique by Emily J. Taylor
  • Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson
  • Crimson Reign by Amelie Wen Zhao
  • For Butter or Worse by Erin La Rosa
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-Joanna TheGeekishBrunette (1)

Weekly Update | 3-20-22

Hello Lovely Bookworms!

This week was pretty average. It’s been better than most. Although, Monday was quite the Monday! I was over it before 10am lol.

This week consisted of not as much reading but I still feel like I am getting things done. I have already read as much as I did in February so that’s a good sign!

Other than that, it’s been the usual.

I hope you all have been having a great weekend! ❤

  • Only a Monster by Vanessa Len ⭐⭐⭐⭐
  • A Warm Rainy Day in Tokyo by Kana Wu (arc) ⭐⭐⭐
  • Once Upon a K-Prom by Kat Cho (arc) ⭐⭐⭐
  • A Devil and Her Love Song Vol. 1 by Miyoshi Tōmori ⭐⭐⭐
  • Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson
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How was your week? Did you do anything fun over the weekend? Read anything good this week? Let me know in the comments!

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-Joanna TheGeekishBrunette (1)

Weekly Update | 3-13-22

Hello Lovely Bookworms!

Slower week which was okay for me!

This weekend I am visiting the in-laws which means not much will be happening when it comes to reading. I may try to sneak in a few chapters of Only a Monster by Vanessa Len since I have it on the Libby app.

So I will just keep this short for once, lol.

I hope you all are having a great weekend.  ❤

  • An Illusion of Thieves by Cate Glass (audiobook) ⭐⭐
  • The Stars Between Us by Cristin Terrill (arc) ⭐⭐
  • Waiting for Spring Vol. 12 by Anashin ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
  • Waiting for Spring Vol. 13 by Anashin ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
  • The Girl Who Fell Beneath the Sea by Axie Oh ⭐⭐⭐⭐✨
  • The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving ⭐⭐
  • Waiting for Spring Vol. 14 by Anashin ⭐⭐⭐⭐
  • Gallant by V.E. Schwab ⭐
  • League of Liars by Astrid Scholte ⭐⭐⭐
  • Always Jane by Jenn Bennett (arc) ⭐
  • Only a Monster by Vanessa Len
  • A Warm Rainy Day in Tokyo by Kana Wu (arc)
  • Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson
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-Joanna TheGeekishBrunette (1)

Weekly Update | 2-27-21

Hello Lovely Bookworms!

It was another busy week for me!

I’ve had weird health problems lately and I am just over it, lol. I went to the doctor on Wednesday but what they prescribed doesn’t seem to be helping. I need to make another appointment for something else tomorrow as well as go to the dentist. I guess the upside is health insurance. Yay for that because it doesn’t cost me much to go!

I’m still gaming away on FFXIV and playing on The Lost Ark on the weekend with my brother. It’s probably where all my time is going but in a reading slump I just don’t feel like doing much else. I do have a few reads coming up that are anticipated reads and I am crossing my fingers at least one will be a 5 star read! 🤞

Other than that, it’s the same old. My husband did apply for graduation this week and it’s becoming surreal that life will change in the next few months. I’m just not ready, lol. Change has always been hard for me and makes my anxiety spike!

I hope you all have been having a great time this weekend and a wonderful week is in your future!❤

  • Little Lord Fauntleroy by Frances Hodgson Burnett (audiobook) ⭐⭐⭐
  • A Rip Through Time by Kelley Armstrong (arc) ⭐⭐
  • A Show for Two by Tashie Bhuiyan (arc) ⭐⭐
  • Waiting for Spring Vol. 10 by Anashin (manga) ⭐⭐⭐⭐
  • The Angel Experiment by James Patterson (audiobook) ⭐⭐⭐
  • The Call of the Wind by Jack London (audiobook)
  • All My Rage by Sabaa Tahir (arc)
  • Those Not-So-Sweet Boys Vol. 5 by Yoko Nogiri (manga)
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-Joanna TheGeekishBrunette (1)