Week In Review

April 27 – May 3

Hello! Happy Sunday everyone! I’m feeling great because I’ve had a pretty excellent weekend so far. Later today I’ll be going to the Ottawa Blogger Meet Up, which I’m really excited about, so I’ll be posting about that later this week. Yay!

There aren’t many artists that get me pumped up and excited when I hear about a new album coming out, but recently, one of my top two favourite bands finally had their new album available to buy on iTunes Canada, and I bought it Friday night. I have not stopped listening to it since! The band is called Idlewild and I’ve been a mega fan since way way way back in my high school days, when I heard their second album, 100 Broken Windows. They remain my favourite band (the other is The Strokes).

The new album, Everything Ever Written, is amazing. I feel like it’s up there for me personally with The Remote Part as one of their best albums. I can’t tell you yet which song is my favourite. There are so many great ones on the album! Use It If You Can Use ItCome On Ghost, So Many Things To Decide, Radium Girl…they’re all great! Can’t stop won’t stop listening to this album.

And they’ve made a video featuring fellow Canadian Idelwild super fan, Jay Baruchel, for Every Little Means Trust (you might have to check out the link on the blog to see the video, if you’re reading this as an e-mail):

The album feels fresh and new, but it still feels like an Idlewild album, which is impressive considering the band has been around since 1995.

Anyway. On to books. This was a fabulous book week! I purchased some really great books that I’m thrilled to add to my shelves (check out my Instagram for my book pictures):

The Royal We, by Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan (Everyone I know who’s read this has LOVED it so I can’t wait to read it!);

Black Iris, by Leah Raeder;

Lois Lane: Fallout, by Gwenda Bond (I LOVE THAT COVER!);

The Mountain Story, by Lori Lansens (this book had me at the tagline: “Five days. Four lost hikers. Three survivors”. I just love survival stories!);

A Darker Shade of Magic, by Victoria Schwab (I read an e-ARC but had to own the gorgeous finished copy).

There were also a bunch of Harper Teen/ Katherine Tegen/Balzer + Bray titles up on Edelweiss and I went a bit nuts with the review copies (thank you!!):

Don’t Ever Change, by M. Beth Bloom;

The White Rose, by Amy Ewing (sequel to The Jewel);

The Tattooed Heart, by Michael Grant (sequel to Messenger of Fear);

A Step Toward Falling, by Cammie McGovern;

A Madness So Discreet, by Mindy McGinnis; and

Underneath Everything, by Marcy Beller Paul.

I was also gifted a copy of Bad Girls Don’t Die by Katie Alender, from my friend Ciara, and picked up more books from the library:

Vendetta, by Catherine Doyle;

Sick, by Tom Leveen; and

Me Being Me Is Exactly as Insane as You Being You, by Todd Hasak-Lowy.

Phew! That’s a lot of books! I’m not sure where to start and what to read next!!

And with all those books lined up waiting for me, I only read two books this past week: Killer Within, by S.E. Green, and Broken Hearts, Fences, and Other Things to Mend, by Katie Finn.

Currently, I’m reading an e-ARC of Tiny Pretty Things, by Sona Charaipotra and Dhonielle Clayton, and I’m loving it so far!

Last week on the blog, I shared my reviews of Liar by Justine Larbalestier, and I Was Here by Gayle Forman. For my Supernatural Rewatch Project, I talked about episode four, Phantom Traveler, and episode five, Bloody Mary.

Coming up this week are more Supernatural Rewatch posts, and reviews of The Living by Matt de la Pena and The Summer I Became A Nerd by Leah Rae Miller.

I’m going to try and fit some reading in before the meet up this afternoon! Happy reading!

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