Weekend Wrap-up // May 10, 2019

Happy Weekend, everyone! I know this is coming a little late in the day than I’m normally posting, but it’s been a long Friday with a lot of work on my plate. How’s your week been?

I’ve got a very quick jam of the week that’s been on repeat for a little bit now. Can you believe Justin Bieber and Ed Sheeran did a collaborative song? I mean, that’s like two for the price of one and the song is really cute too.

This weekend is going to be a social one as I hang out with my book club, my book swap, and my bookish friends. I’ll definitely be doing some heavy hanging out. What about yourself?

Links I Loved

I really didn’t get a chance to look at the Internet this week! I’ve been so busy with finishing this book for work that I’ve just been crashing every night. But I did see some fun things.

The Met Gala was on Monday and I swooned over all things “camp.” Funnily, the Met took inspiration this year from an essay written by Susan Sontag called “Notes on Camp” that discusses the finer points on what camp is. If I could imagine going to the Met Gala, I think I would have been serving some Marie Antoinette realness with maybe a lavender beard for good measure.

I’m kind of obsessed with the new version of A Whole New World. I know I shouldn’t be because why mess with something that was amazing (I’m a huge fan of Aladdin), but this was great. I almost used it for my jam of the week, but then Justin Bieber had to just release another song.

I made a batch of gluten-free banana bread using this amazing recipe from Gimme Delicious. I haven’t baked bread things for a while mostly because I’m lazy, but it was nice to hop back into it. I won’t be joining the Great British Baking Show any time soon, but it keeps Bucky happy.

Blog Posts of the Week

I posted two book reviews (The Death of Mrs. Westaway and The Unhoneymooners), the LA Festival of Books and my thoughts on being a book reviewer. I think the most surprising is how many people responded to the book reviewer post. I hope I answered all your questions, but I do want to emphasize that this is a job you can go after. Just do some searches for book reviewer jobs. I think there are some that require you to work from an office while others are remote. Hope that helps!

What I’m Reading This Weekend

I definitely wanted to read something lighter this weekend after marathoning such a big fantasy novel during the week. I think I’m going to go with With the Fire on High by Elizabeth Acevedo. It’s got drama and growing up and it’s also about cooking. I absolutely love stories like this and I can’t wait to dive in. Here’s what the story is about:

With her daughter to care for and her abuela to help support, high school senior Emoni Santiago has to make the tough decisions, and do what must be done. The one place she can let her responsibilities go is in the kitchen, where she adds a little something magical to everything she cooks, turning her food into straight-up goodness. Still, she knows she doesn’t have enough time for her school’s new culinary arts class, doesn’t have the money for the class’s trip to Spain — and shouldn’t still be dreaming of someday working in a real kitchen. But even with all the rules she has for her life — and all the rules everyone expects her to play by — once Emoni starts cooking, her only real choice is to let her talent break free.

What are you reading this weekend? Any plans?

 

 

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