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Sunday Post: 8/25/13

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted  @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It's a chance to share news. A post to recap the past week on your blog, showcase books and things received and share news about what's coming up for the next week ahead.
This Week:

I decided to do this because I rather much have a weekly wrap up than a start up wrap up... If that makes any sense. I mostly did It's Monday! about news anyways and other things so why not? 

Today is my brother's birthday party. Tomorrow he turns 21 and not only that but a new semester starts. With a new semester comes new responsibility's (yes, I am thinking of Spider man right now). So don't be shocked if I only do a couple of posts a week. School comes first. I've been absent a lot recently due to personal things but everything seems to be on the right track now. Thanks for everyone being so kind to welcome me back and continue reading my blog reviews. I love blogging and will continue as long as it's fun and right now I'm having tons of it (:

A new baby has arrived in the family. He's not directly related to us but who cares! It's a baby and he's adorable.  


Last Week on the Blog:

I reviewed Holes by Louis Sachar and compared it some to the movie. I ask the question: Which do you love more the book or the movie? Miracle by Elizabeth Scott was another review of mine. I stayed up all night reading and crying my eyes out. You should definitely check that book out. I found out and promptly watched and posted the trailer for The Book Thief movie which doesn't look that bad. Max does look a bit young though... All I could really think about was Rudy.... I reviewed The Spectacular Now by Tim Tharp. I still can't wrap my feelings around this book. At least I was able to move on to another book - Bad Taste in Boys which unfortunately I'm struggling with.

Around the Blogosphere (a.k.a. my to-read list is now larger):

Some books I added to my to-read list that I can't wait to get my hands on: The Winner's Curse, Where the Stars Still Shine, The Vanishing Act (thanks to Cleo), Until It Hurts to Stop (thanks to Born Bookish), and To All the Boys I've Loved Before (thanks to Cranium over Converse).

Some posts I enjoyed: Dancing Bear (Book for Kids), The Cost of Awesomeness (The Sirenic Codex), ARC: Eat Brains, Love by Jeff Hart (also on to-read list thanks to (The Bawdy Book Blog), and Almost Perfect But Not Quite (Forever Literary).

I finally saw the Vampire Academy trailer which I have mixed feelings about. I love the first couple of books I've read but I don't want to feel like I made a mistake reading a vampire book like I did when I watched Twilight. I also found out on the same post that Ransom Riggs and Tahereh Mafi are engaged. And I'm at first what!? And then I find this and I'm even more of a question mark. How did I not know that these two authors were even dating? Well, congrats to them! Their babies are going to be genius writers I'm sure.


Tweets:

  • What Would a World Without Libraries Look Like? Kids Have Their Say. 
  • A Future Worth Funding (all about how Miami-Dade is going to lose 22 of 49 branches if no one does anything!) 
  • How to Support Miami-Dade Public Library (Important!!! Please Help)
  • Went a little crazy loving on The Spectacular Now movie but if John Green and Stephen Chbosky like it who are we to say we don't? 



Plans for Next Week:

Thinking of starting Gameboard of the Gods. Also, I recently read for the third time the Hunger Games Trilogy and I realized I've never reviewed a single one so that may be happening. I'm reading Bad Taste in Boys right now and if I finish it there will be a review. I also have a stack of books from the library that I need to read. I'm going to try to read them all this month. 

Comments

  1. Nice haul! I would like to read Gameboards of Gods, too. Happy reading. :)

    Jenea @ Books Live Forever's Sunday Post

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    1. Thanks for commenting! I will check out your post (:

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  2. Fabulous round-up! I have Bad Taste in Boys in my urgent TBR pile! <3

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    1. I hope it fairs better with you than it is for me now.

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  3. I liked Holes (the book) and the movie was ok. I need to read Gameboard of the Gods, sometime soon. Good luck in school!

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    1. You must have read the book first. Thanks! It was a great first day (:

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  4. Love your post, and like you I wanted a place to share what happened and what's ahead. I am going to check out some of these links. Hope your brother has a lovely birthday and good luck back and school. Don't babies smell wonderful!

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    1. Thanks for checking out the links and being so kind. I love your meme (:
      School and my brother's birthday were great. And yes they do smell wonderful as long as they don't have to use the bathroom :P

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  5. Oh you have got some amazing books there and I can't wait to see what you think of them. Also I agree with you about VA trailer - I'm not sure about it yet. Hopefully the movie will surprise us both. Great post! :)

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    1. I thought no one would agree with me about the VA trailer only because it looks really good and the real story is better than twilight.

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  6. I'd love to read your reviews of the Hunger Games trilogy. :)

    Hope your brother's birthday was great! Good luck starting the new semester. It is important to focus on school- so we will all understand if you can't be around as much (we will miss you, of course). Loved finding out what you have enjoyed around the blogosphere. When I have more time I will have to check the posts out!

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  7. I was quite impressed with the Book Thief trailer. It was actually better than I thought it would be... though I do think Rudy looks a little more baby-faced than I what I had imagined. Happy birthday to your brother and congratulations to whoever had the baby! :)

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