Novel Rewind is our version of a weekly wrap-up post. We will be linking up to Stacking the Shelves and The Sunday Post.
I survived my first week of this semester! I had a really fantastic first week, actually; I’m so excited to be back on campus with my friends, and I love all my classes so far. This is super cheesy, but my heart was full to bursting after our first choir rehearsal Friday. It’s so great to be back with my favorite choir in the world. I also managed to squeeze in time between classes for a lot of fun social things with friends this week! On Monday, my friends and I all went up to this campus building with a balcony to watch the solar eclipse– we reached 98% totality here in Atlanta, so the view was pretty spectacular. Friday night, two of my friends and I tried this trendy new tapas restaurant in Midtown– the food and the drinks were both SO good. Tonight (Saturday), one of my best friends is throwing a lil housewarming get-together at her new apartment, which should be tons of fun.
In other news… this time next week, I’ll be in Orlando for BookNet Fest!!! I’m staying with my dear friend Emily @ Possibly Literate, and we are SO excited. Will I see any of you there?! If so, please come say hi (I’ll even give you one of the business cards I had made specifically to hand out at this event, ha)!
You guys, it was an excellent week in review copies, omg. I got TBDATE through #booksfortrade, and the other three are from the publishers, via Netgalley. These are all some of my most-anticipated upcoming releases!
Books Read/Currently Reading
Read // A bit of a slow reading week for me, but so it goes. Branches is, hands-down, one of the BEST poetry collections I’ve read in ages. Rhiannon McGavin is so, so talented. I had pretty mixed feelings about Spinning; my review will be up this Thursday!
Currently reading // I’m only about 150 pages in, and I’ve already cried once, so. Basically, I can feel that Adam Silvera is once again going to rip my heart out of my chest with this book.
Currently Obsessing Over
Listening // Taylor Swift, “Look What You Made Me Do”
Okay, though I take issue with Taylor Swift as a person, and I especially hate her victimhood narrative that this song perpetuates, she’ll always be my problematic fave. This song is far from the pinnacle of smart songwriting, but it’s so damn catchy. I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t super intrigued to see what the Reputation era holds for T-Swift and her music.
Wearing // Karrueche x Colourpop, “She” eyeshadow palette
I am having a moment with this eyeshadow palette from Colourpop. It’s full of warm tones (my fave), the quality of their pressed eyeshadows continues to impress me, and the packaging on this palette is stunning. Definitely recommend if you wanna rock a warm-toned eye for fall without breaking the bank!
How was your week? Tell us about what you’re currently reading and/or obsessing over in the comments!