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Afternoon Tea: Chatter of the Week, 23-Feb-19

Welcome back to my ‘weekend update’ post!


Inspired by my love of formal afternoon tea where all the catching-ups, gossips, and giggles are had. I enjoy having tea alone with a good book, but I always look forward to afternoon tea with my mom and sister as we have the absolute best time together! 

Here you’ll find what I finished reading within the past week, what I added to my GR TBR, what I posted on my blog, and what I’ve found interesting to read on other blogs.



Finished Reading


The Disasters
By M.K. England



After finishing the 3rd book in the Veronica Speedwell mysteries last weekend, I found myself in a book hangover. I wasn’t prepared to read the 4th book (of which I have an ARC being published next month) because I don’t want to wait the inevitable year until the publication of the next book gahhh… Haven’t we’ve all been there?! It’s also in my nature to procrastinate while ignoring my monthly TBR plan, and instead let the wind guide my sails! Yep, I’m a mood reader alright! 😆 I’ve been eyeing The Disasters ever since it landed on my ‘Top Books to Read in 2019’ so technically qualifies it as being on my TBR plan, just not for Fantastic February. (Don’t tell, but I haven’t actually started any of those books I thought I might so I’m guessing only HP2 will qualify before the month is through. *LOL oops*)

Where were we? Oh yes, I picked up The Disasters and quite enjoyed it! I did not take it seriously, but I appreciated the diversity and LGBT reps! The best part was a bisexual love triangle! A love bi-angle is definitely going to become a trope, I can feel it now for #20BiTeen, and I AM HERE FOR IT!!! 💗💜💙 Was it needed? No. Did I still love its existence? OMG yes! Unlike what I thought, the characters aren’t dropouts or misfits, just angsty prodigies who would never talk to each other unless forced to. The adventure was fun, but the sci-fi nerdy stuff was lacking a bit, so I couldn’t completely fall head-over-heels for it. Thanks AIDAN for being my ruination, I miss you, you ███. 😂



Added to my TBR

~ Okay, maybe I’m starting to get carried away? ~



One Word Kill by Mark Lawrence


This Mortal Coil by Emily Suvada


Just Friends by Tiffany Pitcock


When the Stars Lead to You by Ronnie Davis




This Is What It Feels Like by Rebecca Barrow


Theatrical by Maggie Harcourt


The Vampire Knitting Club by Nancy Warren


City of Bones by Cassandra Clare




The Stand-In Boyfriend by Emma Doherty


Untitled (Veronica Speedwell, Book 5) by Deanna Raybourn


The Mutts Summer Diaries by Patrick McDonnell


I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson



On the Blog


State of the ARC


TTT: Underhyped Books


50 Things That Make Me Happy Tag


NOPE. Book Tag



Post of the Week


I was recently inspired to write up a post on my introduction to audiobooks and what they mean to me now. At the same time, I had reached out to Jenn @ Jenniely to do a Newbie Blogger Spotlight. What came of it is my first published discussion post as a book blogger. I probably wouldn’t have had the confidence to publish it here on my own blog yet because of the intimate nature of the post, but Jenn was thrilled with the topic idea. I hope you take a moment to jump over and read it. 🎧📚💕


The Day Audiobooks Forever Changed My Life featured on Jenniely.com




What did you read last week? What are you currently reading or hope to start this week? What did you add to your TBR that you’re most excited to pick up?


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