On the past week, occasional freak-outs and blogging-frenzy

Good morning, good afternoon, good evening, friends! I hope your Sunday is or was great. Did you read great books this weekend? I want to know ALL about it. Today’s usually the day where I talk about bookish things, or take you travelling, but I have decided to do things differently this week. Because WHY NOT? So, here’s to hoping you like this…my first partipation in The Sunday Post!

So, I’m supposed to share the latest bookish and non-bookish news in this special feature created by KimbaΒ @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer.Β I want to use this time for a special thanks to Geraldine, who inspired me to do this post. Alright, so let’s get to it…

TryingΒ to get some books off my endless TBR…πŸ“š

splinteredThis week, I finished reading Splintered. I buddy-read this with the incredible Kat, and let’s just say, I am glad I did, because…it was one creepy, weird, strange and unforgettable book. I’m still getting my bearings about all of this story, but let’s just say, getting into the rabbit hole is one crazy experience. My review will be coming in a few weeks probably, but look out for Kat’s one before. It will be AWESOME.

the sirenI started reading The Siren…buddy-reading, once again, with the CRAZY WONDERFULLY CRAZY AUSTRALIAN PEEP Yarravy . So far, it’s swoon-worthy, well, it’s a Kiera Cass book. I am still VERY excited to read it.

Keeping the blogging-frenzy alive ! ✏️

In case you missed it, here’s what I talked about on the blog this week:

souvenirs from across the world by drizzleandhurricanebooks

I introduced you guys to a new idea, Souvenirs From Across The World. A way to make book bloggers travel, exchange souvenirs from their hometown, and just get to know each other better. If you haven’t seen this, I would LOVE to hear your thoughts about it!

I shared my Top Ten Websites I’m spendingΒ my life on. Books and travelling involved. Obviously.

I talked about my love for the Back to the Future movie in a book tag. This includes a bit of Dawson’s Creek, lots of books and my obsession for Friends. Oh, and a sloth.


I reviewed Everything, Everything, and wondered whether or not you actually like plot twists.

Sharing the love around the book blogging communityΒ πŸ’–

The wonderfully sweet Sushmita is back full force into the blogging frenzy! She did an incredible post about her return : What IΒ Learned After I Quit Blogging.

My greatest twin Fadwa wrote Her Guide to Unpopular Opinions, and it should be read by ALL.

Reg shared an AMAZING list of non-bookish blogs we should all read. GO read them now.

Aila asks Why YA is so important for young adults. And even it technically I am an adult -still in denial about that though-, I could relate. And it was so beautiful.

Throwback on this weekΒ βŒ›οΈ

Life as an internΒ πŸ““

After a week-off my internship to enjoy time with my family, this week was kind of hectic, getting back to work, trying to catch up with everything while trying to be a good person as well. I am such a perfectionnist but anyway. My tutor said I made progress since January, and this made me happy. Plus, she took me out to lunch to tell me that, and we met a publisher and I got 5 free books. So that’s okay, I guess.

And the rest of itΒ πŸ™€

Not much news here, except my usual freaking out about how my student life is coming to an end in less than two months, and I need to move out and everything and THIS IS SCARY. I’m almost done with my internship report and obviously I wrote 90 pages because #writerslife ?. I’m just excited for the summer AND PLANNING THE SUMMER TIME IS HERE AND I LOVE IT AND I AM READY.

bring it on

What to expect nextΒ πŸ’­

I have been THRILLED with all of your positive feedback on Souvenirs From Across The World…so keep an eye on the blog, and on twitter where I will be especially chatty about this new feature in the coming weeks.

Plus…something VERY new should be coming on the blog next week. I really hope you’ll enjoy it, so I’ll go be a nervous bean ’til it comes out.

I hope you enjoyed this first Sunday Post ! Now, tell me…did any of you guys read Splintered? I NEED to know if you liked it or not because I FEEL CONFUSED.

How was your week? What did you read, what is your favorite blog post of the week? Did you eat some great food as well? I LOVE FOOD. Let’s chatΒ in comments!Β πŸ’¬

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73 thoughts on “On the past week, occasional freak-outs and blogging-frenzy

  1. Aww… Thank you for mentioning me! I am going to visit all the other posts you mentioned on here as well.
    I haven’t read Splintered, I am gonna go look for it now. But I am not sure how I will feel any different than you since our taste and opinions about books are pretty similar!

    Internship and work, in general, is stressful, but I am so proud of you! Congratulations on the praise from your tutor! It is such motivation isn’t it?

    I am super thrilled for souvenir around the world! I am keeping my phone close to keep track of all the update about that!

    P.S I am stealing this idea from you! This is such a great way to be more personal and discover new bloggers.

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    1. You’re so welcome, I loved this post :). Splintered was a great read, it’s a bit out of my comfort zone but I’m so glad I read it anyway. it was strange and weird, definitely a book I’ll keep in mind for a while though. I would LOVE to hear your thoughts about it πŸ™‚
      Thank you so, so much, that’s so sweet! ❀ ❀ I'm so glad you're thrilled about this souvenirs thing…it makes me want to start all of it soon πŸ˜€

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  2. You’re at such an interesting time in your life right now. I remember the excitement and fear of almost graduating. I didn’t feel like I was ready to move on from my life as a student, but I was so done with school at the same time. Hahaha. It eventually becomes an easy transition. Wish you the best.

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    1. OH that’s exactly what I’m feeling right now. I’ve been at school for so long and I’m ready to graduate, but the real world is scary and looking for a job isn’t going to be easy either. I don’t know how I feel, mostly scared about it for now, ahah. Thank you so much, it means a lot to me! ❀


  3. Yaay! Thank you twinnie for mentioning my post ! Oh and I read all the other posts throughout the week and they are some of the ones I liked the most πŸ˜€
    And I CAN’T WAIT for souvenirs across the world to start AND for your new feature, I’m so excited to know all about it !
    You are awesome and I’m proud of you for doing so good in your internship ❀ it is so motivational when your tutor praises your work, it fuels you and keeps you going.

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    1. Of course twinnie, I loved your post so, so much! ❀ It makes me so happy you're excited, I am currenrly working on it and it might come very soon, I'm excited too, I hope you'll like it πŸ˜€
      Aww thank you ❀ I am a very VERY stressed person, so I'm very glad that it's still going okay. Thank you so, so much, let's hope the last months are going okay as well πŸ™‚

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  4. Welcome to the Sunday Post πŸ˜€ This is one of my favorite memes to participate in! Congrats on being almost done with school. I remember what that was like, being fully done with school and starting to feel like a real adult. It was scary but in a good way πŸ˜‰ Hope you have a great week and enjoy the new reads!

    Here’s my Sunday Post.

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  5. I’ve not read that yet- but I want too- I’ll keep an eye out for your and kat’s reviews. Oh good luck with finishing uni- I was in the same boat a year ago (feels like much longer now)- it’s scary but it’s very exciting!! πŸ˜€

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      1. It is one of my favorites as well! And it’s probably what I loved the most about this book, how it took Alice references and the world and turned it into something, well, you’ll see while you read, but it was definitely a thrilling and interesting experience πŸ™‚

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  6. So much happening in your life – it’s exciting! I was in fact going to write the Splintered review today, but maybe I’ll do it tomorrow. We will see. Thank you for already assuming that it will be awesome hahaha
    You sounded so casual about the 5 free books, but THAT IS SO GREAT! Also, happy to hear your tutor had some good words to spare. I think some praise doesn’t hurt when it’s applied at the right time.

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    1. It’s exciting but it isn’t easy everyday, ahah. Thank you Kat!<3 I KNEW your review was going to be awesome, and I was right πŸ˜›
      It is, well it's not what I usually like to read -not young adult ahah, but I feel grateful for it πŸ˜€ and yo'ure right, I'm such a stressed person, I'm happy she's glad about my work πŸ™‚
      Thank you ❀


  7. I remember how it felt when I finished my schooling. Exciting yet scary. Before you know it, you’ll be too busy to be worried:) You’ve had quite the busy week. Hope you find some reading time to escape the hustle and bustle for a bit:)

    Here’s my Sunday Post


  8. I love this post, and I am so excited to see your review for Splintered as well. It is one of my favourite series because I love the original Alice in Wonderland and I thought this was a brilliant retelling of it. Do you plan to read the second book soon?
    Also I can’t wait to see more of your Souvenirs From Across The World, I think it is a seriously great idea and I’d love to take part.
    Good luck for the last two months of your student life too, and obviously with everything that comes after! ❀

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    1. Aww thank you so much Beth, so happy you liked it πŸ™‚ I have to admit, Splintered got me a bit confused, but it was a brilliant retelling and I really loved that. I’m not going to read the second book right now, because I’m kind of on a book buying ban for the rest of the month, but I will read it! πŸ™‚
      Aww thank you! The souvenirs thing should start up very soon actually πŸ™‚ Thank you so, so much ❀

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      1. That’s all right ❀️
        Splintered is definitely up there when it comes to Alice in Wonderland retellings and I’m so glad you liked it as well πŸ˜€ Ahh book buying bans, I’m on one this month as well, probably going to be hard given how much I overspent each month.
        I’m eagerly awaiting for it to start then ❀️

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      2. I try and get around to them as soon as possible just because by the time they’re released it feels like I’ve been waiting ages for them! But on the other hand I know what you mean about missing the world within certain books! It can be a challenge sometimes but I think at the moment I have a pretty good mix of new releases and re-reads πŸ˜€

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  9. Welcome to the Sunday Post! I think Souvenirs From Around the World sounds like a great idea- very unique. Looking forward to hearing more about it. As for your food question- the most amazing thing I had this week was pizza. Nothing exotic, but it was just one of those weeks. πŸ™‚

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    1. Thank you so much Greg! I’m really happy you like this idea, and if you’re interested, well stick around, I plan on telling more about it and starting it very soon πŸ˜€ Ahah, oh well, it’s always great to have pizza πŸ˜€
      Thank you so much!


  10. CRAZY WONDERFULLY CRAZY AUSTRALIAN YARRAVY?! Ha, I like the sound of that πŸ˜‰ I love this post! Simple life is NOT ENOUGH, I must know more of the WONDERFUL BEING THAT IS YOU. I’m glad the internship went well AND I STILL CANT BELIEVE YOU GOT FIVE FREE BOOKS *throws a million dollar parade*

    All those featured posts sound so interesting, don’t mind me while I CHECK THEM ALL OUT πŸ™‚ I’m now SO EXCITED for everything and SOMETHING NEW ON YOUR BLOG? You can expect me to sit her anxiously waiting XD

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  11. Oh my god, you’re so close to graduating!! πŸ˜€ That’s amazing! Sounds really exciting – moving out, starting a career. What is it that you’re going to do?
    I’m so excited for The Siren! Her characters are a bit iffy, but I love Kiera Cass’ books.

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    1. I am, ahah. well actually, it’s moving out, and back to basics since I’m going back home…and it’s mostly very scary, I don’t feel excited about it haha, but well maybe this part will come πŸ™‚ and what I’m going to do, wow, well try and find a job haha πŸ™‚
      Ohh I hope you’ll enjoy it, I just finished reading it and I thought it was really good, you’ll love it if you love her other books πŸ™‚ Thank you so much!

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      1. I’m still unsure about what I want to do in life and I’m in my last year of school xD Good luck with the whole job thing πŸ˜€

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  12. I just read Kat’s review on Splintered! Creepy, weird, strange… I’m not sure it’s going to be my book, especially with all the bugs. D:

    I love the whole concept of Souvenirs from Across the World! It’ll be fun to get to know the blogger as well as their… background, I guess. I’m admittedly not really interested in general travel trinkets like keychains/magnets but I LOVE postcards. Maybe it might be worth getting participants to state what kind of things they’d like to receive? Just ensures that people get what they want. πŸ˜›

    Also I didn’t know you were interning! What do you actually do? Free books sounds amazing. πŸ™‚

    Thanks for highlighting my post! ❀

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    1. Oh yes, Splintered was all those things, and to be honest when I started reading it, I wondered just what the hell I was getting into, haha πŸ˜› in the end it was an interesting story with a great world-building, but really creepy as well.
      I’m so, so happy that you love the idea! And thank you for bringing that up, I’m actually working on the details and that’s an interesting point you bring up. I need to keep that in mind πŸ™‚
      I’m interning as a community manager for a social media website about books in French πŸ™‚
      You’re welcome, I loved this post and all the websites you mentioned, so much ❀


      1. That weird, huh? πŸ˜› Are you going to continue on with the series?

        And no worries – I think in general it’s just that I’m not really much of a trinket person, and I’m kind of specific as to what personal items I’d have too. I’ve been given gifts before that I never ever use because while there’s nothing wrong with them I just don’t jive with the model/shape/design/etc. Just very picky. DDDD:

        That sounds like super fun, Marie! I had a stint as a community manager as well but it wasn’t at anything book-related. I’m kind of thinking I should go back job-hunting right now; I’m getting a bit restless. πŸ˜›

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      2. Yes, that weird ahah, but it still was great, the world-building was definitely full of imagination and craziness πŸ™‚ OH yes, sure, well I understand, and I wouldn’t want people to be disappointed with what they get. I didn’t think about this before, but now I will definitely add something so you can tell things you really wouldn’t want to get. πŸ™‚
        OH you’re not in any job right now? What exactly are you looking for? πŸ™‚


      3. I’m actually a socmed manager as well for a library supplier, but I kind of sort of maybe want to get into the book industry? I did my master’s in publishing and comms, so technically speaking it is possible. I’m just scared to try because I’m scared to fail, which is just self-defeating. xD

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      4. Aww, thank you, that means a lot! I’m such a coward when it comes to things I REALLY want though. With things I want just an OK amount I go for them, but with things I REALLY want it’s like OMG NO I will fail let’s not do this.

        And hey! You’re the one interning at a books-related place in FRANCE. Would you believe that I’ve actually toyed with the idea of moving there for like a year or something? And I don’t even speak a word of French, haha.

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      5. I completely understand, I’m thinking the same way. There are stuff I really want to do, and I just feel a LOT more scared to do it, because then if I fail, the disappointment will probably crush me. But YES you can do this, I believe in you ❀
        Haha, really? Well you can always come for holidays, and I'll teach you some French if you need/want to πŸ˜›


  13. Like Geraldine, I too did my first Sunday Post last week. I’m glad you’ve joined us as well. Congratulations on passing your finals and thanks for the great links.

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  14. I really want to read Splintered! The cover is stunning and if something is an Alice in Wonderland retelling then I’m sold. Hearing you say how strange it is makes me even more excited to get to it haha.

    Fadwa and Reg always have such quality posts πŸ™Œ I’m definitely going to check out the other links you mentioned 😊

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  15. This is such a good feature. What does your internship involve? That sounds exciting. And meeting publishers! Your week sounds awesome.

    I have been such a crappy member of the blogging community lately. I am really struggling to balance my life out! I just about have time to write and read the books I am supposed to be writing about, but that’s it. I will have a look at the posts you suggested and attempt to catch up with everything that’s happening!

    You’ve got me all intrigued about Splintered… I’m looking forward to your review πŸ™‚

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    1. Oh no don’t say that! It’s hard some days to balance between real life and the blogging community, but don’t worry because you are doing GREAT and even if I always miss your posts and comments, as long as you’re doing great! πŸ™‚
      I’m interning as a community manager for a social media website about books (in French, obviously, and very sadly, haha) πŸ™‚
      I’ll try and write that review soon, that book got me really confused, but it was a great read, I would love to know your thoughts about it! πŸ™‚


  16. Yay! The Sunday Post sounds pretty awesome and I love how it recaps your non-bookish adventures and finds as well. I have not read Splintered but I do plan to read the trilogy someday. Hopefully discussing it with other readers will help you forms some thoughts. I also heard you’re going to buddy read The Wrath and the Dawn with Kat (I hope I didn’t mix you both with other bloggers because that’d be embarrassing). And I’m currently actively reading (I say actively because my Goodreads says I’m reading a lot of books when I’m really not reading them, heh) Eligible, which is a Pride and Prejudice retelling and I’m really loving it! As for new foods and drinks, I got a Grasshopper cocoa (which is essentially hot chocolate with mint) and it’s soooo good. No other food discoveries though. ^.^

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    1. It was kind of fun to write yes πŸ™‚ Oh, Splintered was such an interesting read, and after a few days, I really could grasp just how fantastic the whole idea and world was, even if it was confusing at times.
      No you didn’t, ahah, I am reading The WRath and the Dawn with Kat right now actually πŸ™‚
      Ohhh, now that’s interesting, I’m getting into retellings a bit, and I need to check out that one! And you’re making me want that hot chocolate a lot, it seems so, soo good ❀

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