Hey lovelies and welcome back (or not, but still welcome) to Penumbra Reviews!
So … I accidentally died off the entire blogosphere once again and I apologize for it but … that doesn’t really matter that much … What really matters is that I have a lovely book to review for you! This is literally my first (physical*) review copy so I AM INCREDIBLY HAPPY GUYS. I CAN TAKE PICTURES OF SOMETHING. I AM SO HAPPY.
I’m writing a New Year’s post (yes … I’m that late …) that I’m hoping to have up by Monday (plus a couple other that I really want to have time to write but no promises …) so I’ll be back with that very soon but until then … here’s the review.
A giant shout out to the author Angie Thompson for sending me a real life book *dies*. Thank you so much Angie! **I was given a review copy in exchange for an honest review, all thoughts expressed are my own**
*I’ve done others in like blog tours etc …
The school year is upon all of us unlucky enough to be doing school and that usually* means way less time to do stuff we want. I.e. reading. I know that I’m usually ahead like … ten books in my reading challenge by the end of summer and am struggling to complete it in December … so I’m blaming school.
But! There’s an assortment of things you can do to squeeze time into your schedule to read, along with plenty of healthy sleep (ha … ha …) all schoolwork done and 8 cups of water a day** even if it all ends up … a little unconventional. Reasons why I’m here to feed this nonsense into your brain??
*Except for all y’all super busy in the summer … idk
**Which is actually … not that good for you … like drinking water is good but I forced myself to drink 8 cups of water a day for a week for a summer reading program and it was extremely uncomfortable … just make sure you always have water on you and drink when you’re thirsty, folks #hydrationmatters #idkwhyI’mgivinghydrationtips
Well, if it isn’t the very last day of the month ….
[note: yeah … I do realize that it’s actually the first day of the month currently. Basically what happened (and partially why I didn’t post last week …) is that we ripped out all the carpeting in my bedroom and everything is in boxes and a mess and I couldn’t find my laptop charger ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Which … was a serious problem. BUT I FOUND IT SO NOW I’M BACK AND GOOD TO GO HOPEFULLY]
This may come as a shock to some but Camp NaNo (and July) is officially over tomorrow. What does this mean? Many are frantically writing their hearts out to get the last 500, 1k, 2k, however many words down in their story to reach their goal for the month. Many are eating celebratory cake. So which one are you? And which one am I?
Hello, lovelies! I can’t believe it’s already the second week in July. Now that I’ve finally gotten through all the blog tours and such,* Penumbra can finally just chill a bit, so I’m going to update you on my boring life! *streamers explode* *people cheer*
Anyway, June was a pretty packed month and July promises to be another one so … I did loads of stuff. Which I can now ramble to y’all about if you’re so kind as to listen.** *runs away laughing evilly*
*Which I have to admit were fun, if a bit stressful. Hopefully I still have some hair after tearing it out and rushing to read books and write posts after vacation for a while?? Who knows.
**Or even if you don’t listen. That’s still chill.
Hello, lovelies! So I have exciting news: The Twin Arrows by the lovely Kate Willis was released today! What’s also exiting for me is that I had the lovely opportunity to read an ARC for review so now I can ramble on about my thoughts to y’all. 😉
ABOUT THE BOOK
Two children. Two journeys. Twin arrows.
Ryla follows her father’s parting instructions as closely as she carries his gift. Her protectors are kind, and safety is certain inside the convent’s strong walls. But now she must leave and what lies ahead is uncertain…
Her brother Drewin won’t wait any longer. The knight promised to escort him isn’t coming, and gossiping neighbors threaten to reveal his identity. He strikes out on his own, sure he can outrun the danger…
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Hello loves! For those of you who don’t know I am currently driving many many miles as of about … four in the morning today.
No, I didn’t write and publish this all as I was both sleeping/driving/sitting in a car. Yes, this is a scheduled post from a couple of days ago because packing is a pain and I will die.
So, on the subject of packing, I have come to help all y’all poor unfortunate souls with tips that I learned the hard way as I tried to pack around sixty books to bring on my two-week long vacation.
It’s a commonly known fact that bookworms like munching on books. At least in some sense. It’s slightly less commonly known that they also have to (and like) eating other types of nourishment.
But eat we do, and most of us enjoy food immensely, though obviously not as much as books.*
But what do bookworms even eat? Will the world ever know this deep and dark secret??
The answer to that question is simple: No.
Wait … possibly yes, depending on if I a self-proclaimed full-blooded bookworm even happen to have this exclusive knowledge.**
*The books with food actually in them are probably the best, as they combine two of our loves.
**Which I really shouldn’t as I’m obviously not trust worthy.