Weekly Wrap Up #9 Some Announcements

June 6, 2015 Features, Wrap-Up 15

Weekly Wrap Up

Hello, lovelies! A lot has been going on this week, and Jennifer and I are barely able to catch up.

First of all, the blog is officially two years old! The blogaversary was yesterday, June 5th (which is coincidentally the birthday of one of my puppies), but we were so out of it we only just remembered it. We’ll eventually be writing an official post with a giveaway and everything, but for the mean time let’s have a 10 second dance party in celebration, yes? Let’s begin:


Welcome back! So, as I was saying this week is a big week of changes. I’ve started reviewing in another blog (because I’m that insane) and so far I’ve been trying to understand how blogger works… It’s a work in process.

So, Jennifer and I were buddy reading Paper Towns in preparation for the movie that is coming out. Please don’t ask us about the single most frustrating period of our lives. Paper Towns was a total letdown; we absolutely hated every single thing about it.


Now we’re down to the biggest announcement… *drumroll* We have a new reviewer on board! I used to blog over at Cristina’s Book Reviews with her, and when that blog closed, I invited her over. Wanna know the best part? She’s Puertorican. *fist bump*. Here’s what you need to know about her:

I am a stay at home wife and mom to a gorgeous baby girl and handsome husband, attending school full time for my bachelors. I have a mild obsession with the ‘one-click’, bad boys, and fantasy lands. My kindle is hoarding way to many books that need be read-and still adding to the list. I love sharing my thoughts and humor and always looking for me new favorite read. Excited to be joining Marianne and Jennifer with never-ending reading!

My blog: http://pandorasopenedbox.blogspot.com/p/about-me.html
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/review/list/36652624-pandora-nyx?shelf=read
Twitter: https://twitter.com/pandora_nyx

She’ll be popping in and out writing the ocassional review, so keep your eyes out for her 🙂

On Instagram:

Jennifer and I have been more involved in Instagram lately, and we’re loving the whole bookstagram scene.  (Jennifer might be having a book challenge obsession where she can’t stop even though she hates to make a mess with her books.) Here are some of our pictures of this month (click the image to see it on Instagram):

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Posts you may have missed:

That’s it for now! Has your week been just as hectic?

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I'm Marianne. Professional Fangirl, part-time Blogger. Full-time college student. GIFs are a natural part of my posts, so be warned. I LOVE reading, so definitely feel free to discuss books with me. Opinions are welcome.
  • Grace Fonseca

    Great haul ladies. I hope you love all the new books. Congrats on getting the new reviewer. I hope you love all of your new books. They sound amazing.

    Grace @ Books of Love

  • Benish

    Your haul looks amazing this week, & I love the bookish photography 🙂 So many pretty pictures! I hope you guys have a great upcoming week. <3 Benish | Feminist Reflections

  • You must take over ALL. THE. BLOGS! I’ll await my turn when you pop round and blog with me soon too 😀

    Nice job on picking up another bookworm, it’s always much more fun to have another person to share with. Ooh, you hated Paper Towns? Will you still be seeing the movie when it comes out? You might still enjoy it regardless of the book. It seems to be a case of, read one John Green read them all sadly. Loving the bookish photos ladies! Have a wonderful week of reading and thanks for sharing <3

    • Hahaha you’ve discovered my evil plan *evil laugh*.

      I hated Paper Towns with a fiery passion. However I will still see the movie. I really liked the trailer. My problem with PT was exactly that. It was so similar to Looking for Alaska that I got mad. Thanks Kelly <3

  • It sure seems like you’ll be busy with all those blogs! 🙂 Eeep I’m sorry to hear you didn’t like Paper Towns, I haven’t read it yet – I’m a bit apprehensive to read more John Green after TFiOS.

    • I think that if you didn’t like TFiOS you might not like Paper Towns. Problem is that John Green’s books are so eerily similar that after a while one gets tired :/

  • Pandora Nyx

    Thank you for the warm welcome!! Super excited to be here!
    LOVE the gifs!! I have blogger and also used wordpress, I think I find my blogger a bit easier to navigate maybe because I’m constantly trying to change something. 🙂 I’m obsessed with the Instagram books photo shoot! I’m still waiting for inspiration to hit me to do a shoot.

  • So glad to hear you guys are enjoying bookstagram now, yippee! I am loving it, it’s so much fun taking book photos. Welcome to Pandora Nyx, you’ll have a great time here! And go Marianne for contributing to another blog! <3

    • I’m pretty nervous about blogging in multiple places once school starts again, but hopefully I’ll have it all settled before then. Thanks, Jeann <3

  • shootingstarsmag

    Congrats on the new co-reviewer. That’s great. I need a fancier phone to do insatagram (mine doesn’t take photos) so maybe one day! lol I like seeing what other people post though. Sorry you didn’t like Paper Towns. I really did – not Margo really, but the other characters. haha


    • My phone doesn’t take good pictures either. I have to rely on my camera or old phones *sigh*. I think my disdain for Paper Towns came from the fact that I already read that before… in Looking for Alaska.

  • Welcome new co-blogger!! These gals are lovely, you’ll have so much fun! HAPPY BLOGOVERSARY <333

  • Congrats on the bloggiversary!!! My blog turned four last month 🙂

    Welcome to Cristina, since Puertorricans rule (I’m of that inclination if you can’t tell)