Fubaby Friday 9/30/2022

What a week it’s been! I’m not sure what’s going on out there in the universe right now, but oh boy are the vibes off. Work has continued to be super busy, and on top of that we had the whole broken down car debacle on Wednesday morning.

Hectic energy aside, it’s been a pretty standard week for Azula and I in terms of our morning and evening routines. Tuesday night, I watched the second week of Great British Bake Off with my fantasy league friends (my team is doing okay–not first, not last). Otherwise, I was home with Azula snuggled up and enjoying the cooler weather.

I’m gearing up for my weekend away by downloading audiobooks for the trip and mentally preparing to not see Azula for two days. I’ve got Something Wiler by Christina Lauren lined up for the trip and intend to beg my husband for snaps of Azula whenever possible.

Around the house, we’ve done a bit of seasonal cleaning and I’m getting ready to decorate for the Halloween season (including some ideas for the Little Free Library and the blog!)

I can’t wait to start my spooky season reading and Blogtober, so I’m definitely feeling that end of the month eagerness to turn the page of my planner more than usual. I also keep telling myself October will bring a slowdown at work, but we’ll see what happens!

Hope you’ve had a decent week with plenty of reading time to spare, book friends!

Book Mail Monday 9/26/22

Look who’s back with another Book Mail Monday? You know what that means… I added a new book to my shelves even though I keep saying I’m not doing that.

But listen. I was doing so, so well with not requesting new books on NetGalley or buying new books while I whittle down my TBR. Then, I saw that another reviewer (sorry, I forget who because my brain is a sieve) got an ARC of… The Quarantine Princess Diaries.

I couldn’t not immediately rush to NetGalley to see if the title was still available to request, on the off chance that the publisher might smile upon my lifetime love of Princess Mia Thermopolis. And reader… they said yes! Thank you to Avon and Harper Voyager and NetGalley for the digital ARC.

I read some of the blog entries Meg Cabot wrote from Mia’s perspective during lockdown, and I think I’m more than ready to sit down to a full length book full of them. This is definitely in my top tier of ARCs I’ve been absolutely thrilled to recieve.

Cover image courtesy of NetGalley

The latest installment in the series that keeps on giving from astonishingly prolific author Meg Cabot comes out on March 28th, 2023. I’m sure I’ll be jumping this one well ahead in the queue when I need a feel good read. You can already preorder it, if you’re into giving yourself a gift you’ll probably have forgotten about entirely by the time it arrives.