March 27, 2016

Rewind & Review #58

~I was on spring break! I went to downtown Richmond, visited the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (and met Degas's La Petite Danseuse), saw Zootopia, baked, read, and blogged. But the break was definitely too short.
~I won NOVL's February box, curated by the Poppy editors! I was so excited when it arrived. I got four books (listed below), a tote bag, a temporary tattoo, pencils, and nail polish.
~I received my first Happy Hello bookmarks - I got Cath, Levi, St. Clair, and Anna. And I may have already received a second order... (I got the first three Lunar Chronicles couples.)
~We didn't get the apartment. We made it onto the wait-list and were told we would hear after the apartment housing night where everyone would pick their apartments, but we never heard back. I'm applying for a single room now.
~I had half of my Easter break. I was stuck on campus because most of my friends went home or somewhere else to spend the holiday with family, and I couldn't. I tried to be productive and get a lot of my history paper done, though.

Books I Received for Review
Break Me Like a Promise by Tiffany Schmidt (via Bloomsbury)
Crossing the Line by Meghan Rogers (via PenguinTeen)
Summer of Sloane by Erin L. Schneider (from Disney-Hyperion via NetGalley)

Books I Won/Traded for/was Gifted
Not If I See You First by Eric Lindstrom
Those Girls by Lauren Saft
Seven Days of You by Cecelia Vinesse (ARC)
The Memory Book by Lara Avery (ARC) (all won through NOVL's February NOVL Box)
When We Collided by Emery Lord (ARC) (traded with Bridget)
17 First Kisses by Rachael Allen (from my Secret Sister)

Books I Bought
A Madness So Discreet by Mindy McGinnis
Dark Triumph by Robin LaFevers

Books I Read
Champion by Marie Lu (3 stars)
The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan (reread)
Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys (3 stars)
The Sea of Monsters by Rick Riordan (reread)
Double Down by Gwenda Bond
The Titan's Curse by Rick Riordan (reread)
Students on Strike: A Landmark Struggle for Equality in the Jim Crow South by John A. Stokes
The Winner's Curse by Marie Rutkoski (reread)
Crossing the Line by Meghan Rogers
Something Must Be Done About Prince Edward County by Kristen Green (4 stars)
The Norfolk 17 by Andrew Heidelberg (3 stars)
Into the Dim by Janet B. Taylor (3 stars)

Blog Posts You Might've Missed
   (From 3/14-3/19)
   (From 3/20-3/26)
  • TTT: Most Recent 5-Star Reads
  • DNF Review: Dig Too Deep by Amy Allgeyer
  • So You Like... #25
  • Random Friday: April Fool's Day
  • Writing Prompt #2
  • Reading Challenges
  • TTT: Bookish People to Follow on Social Media
  • Review: The Darkest Corners by Kara Thomas
  • From the Bookshelf to the Kitchen: Lemon Crumb Muffins
  • DNF Review: The Taming of the Drew by Stephanie Kate Strohm

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