The Weekly Progress: Icicles Outside My Window

The Weekly Progress is a type of wrap up post that happens every Sunday on The Sirenic Codex looking on the week that was.

It's been a while since I've done a TWP so I'm super excited as I usually love reading about P.E.'s week. This past week was definitely a packed one for most people and I hope everyone had a wonderful week. Happy holidays and merry christmas to all those who celebrated.

Currently Reading:

These Broken Stars - Amie Kaufman, Meagan Spooner

I have an obsession with this book. It shows up in everyone of my recent posts! I finally got it on my kobo and am slowly making my way through... (very slowly) but that's not the book's fault. I can't wait to have some time to really read it.





On The Blog:

We kicked off the week with my post on judging books by their cover and why you should do it!

On tuesday, the final Cover Wars of 2013 went up. This time it's Under Different Stars vs. Love Letters to the Dead. Make sure to head over and vote, if you haven't already.

Then, we had another round up type post, this time it's P.E.'s Best Books of 2013. She's had a pretty great reading year and you can see all her favourites there.

Next, we had P.E's review of Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo, which is a rising favourite of hers. I haven't read it yet but I'm looking forward to the series.

I then wrote about some of my most anticipated 2014 sequels from my tbr list. What sequels are you looking forward to?

The week was wrapped up by P.E.'s review of This Song Will Save Your Life. I've heard great things about the book and P.E.'s excitement towards it has made me very curious as well.

Current Obsessions:

My favourite part of the post mwahaha! This is where I get to veer completely off track and start talking about things that I might be the only one who's interested in. Nevertheless, blab I will!

So this happened while I was scrolling down my youtube feed, which is filled with some awesome world entertainment. Anything from bollywood, hollywood, china/taiwan to Korea. This particular one is Korean!

It started like this!

And then this.. 


Mari is falling in love

Mind Blown!


In case you're interested, that's Bi/Rain a very popular k-pop singer who was discharged from his mandatory military service this year and I finally got to see him perform (on my computer screen) and I'm a fan. Watch the video?

Anyways.......

Back to the books. I didn't do much shopping this boxing day, which made me quite sad, but I did buy some books for a couple of friends. After having gone to store choosing, picked up the book and coming home, I realized (thanks to goodreads) that my friend had already read the book! Tears. So I'll be exchanging that.

Song of the Week

I'm not as musical as P.E. or as eloquent in my description of music videos. This one isn't even english and I don't understand what they are saying... but it's pretty and it's great for the season! Also, I just love how it sounds so it's what I've been listening to all week :)



Have a great week everyone!

-MARI

10 comments:

  1. Ooooh, I hope you'll love These Broken Stars! I absolutely adored it!

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    1. Thank you. I've heard so many great things about it, I'm sure I'll enjoy it!

      -Mari

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  2. I have put off reading These Broken Stars but I keep seeing it everywhere on the blogosphere. I know that I will end up reading it soon.

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    1. I know what you mean. The book has been haunting me and the only way to quench my curiosity is to read it for myself. :)

      -Mari

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  3. Eeek! I got These Broken Stars for Christmas :) Very excited to start it :)
    I've seen so many reviews and so much talk and gosh the cover is so gorgeous.... Lol

    -Dee @ Dee's Reads - My STS

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    1. I think it's my favourite cover of the year. I wish I has a hard copy of it. I hope you enjoy it, I read a bit more last night and I'm hooked!

      -Mari

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  4. I just won a giveaway where I got to choose any book and I chose These Broken Stars. I've heard such amazing things about it and I can't wait to read it!!

    Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

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    1. Wow, that's awesome. I think you chose well as I'm really enjoying it so far :)

      -Mari

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  5. Holy smokes I love those gifs!!!!!!

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    1. Haha, ditto! I rewatched the performance a million times, so I couldn't keep myself from sharing it :)

      -Mari

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