Sunday, September 15, 2013

Sunday Post: 9/15/13

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 was able to get three reviews up this week which I'm pretty happy about. (I realize now I am talking about last week but I always count Mondays as the beginning of the week so it doesn't really matter...). I've been busy for the last couple of days because of school work. Mainly online classes. My first big "test" is coming up on Friday. I have to study a bunch this week but hopefully I can get some reading and reviewing in. Hopefully.

What's been happening to you this week? Or should I say last week...?

Last Week on the Blog:

I reviewed all the books I wanted except for Gameboard of the Gods. I finished reading and reviewed One for the Murphys (the author commented with a sweet message which I'm grateful for), I read and reviewed Bruised, and I finally reviewed Twigs! I also have a GIVEAWAY going on for Sia. The Book Blitz from Xpresso Book Tours includes an author interview with Josh Grayson and and excerpt from the book. The giveaway ends next Saturday. 



   


In addition to finishing One for the Murphys and reading Bruised I also got to read 13 Little Blue Envelopes. Let's just say I'm excited to read the sequel.

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: Love Letters to the Dead, Dead Girls Don't Lie, Two Lies and a Spy, and By The Grace of Todd.



Posts/articles/videos I enjoyed: 
  • LOVED Readers in Wonderland post on their most awkward and embarrassing moments.
  • Loula is Leaving for Africa sounds like a great little story about running away when you are a little kid. 
  • Covet about a woman falling for another man whose NOT her husband is described in a way where I really want to get my hands on it! 
  • The Man Who Was Poe "The fictionalized Poe is a sour, selfish man that cares only for material to create a story." - those lines by Dena make me really want to read this book! 
  • New Harry Potter Film Series! - Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.
  • A recipe for Magical Butterbeer Cupcakes! - Would love to try this one day.
  • Books for Boys and Books for Girls: Problems with Gendered Reading (everyone should read this!) - Thanks Courtney Summers!
  • It was Roald Dahl Day Sept. 13th! Next time I won't miss it.
  • Author Interview with Cornelia Funke - Really want to read her books after this!
  • 11 Things You May Not know about J.K. Rowling - thanks to Girl!Reporter plus you can check out what type of reader you are there... *smirks*
  • The Simple Reason Why Goodreads is so Valuable to Amazon - very interesting. When are they going to merge anyways?
  • "Miami-Dade County Commissioners broke open the piggy bank, emptying a $7.8 million library reserve fund to avoid cuts in library service that would have slashed operating hours at many branches and eliminated hundreds of staff jobs." - yay! (kind of) from Library Journal.
  • The NerdHerd Reads favorite tweets of the week - made my day!
  • Hooray for Hat! BOOK TRAILER.
  • Journey BOOK TRAILER.
  • Carnivores BOOK TRAILER.


Plans for Next Week:

I'm currently reading: Saving Wishes and Choker (Mother/Daughter Book Club). Choker is getting good! I'm convinced the MC is... a certain way. We pick such weird books. My mom's loving it too by the way. I plan to finally finish Mira in the Present Tense and possibly start The Mark of Athena. I got Sia to review when it comes out. The excerpt really got me psyched for it so I'm planning to start it soon. I also got In This Moment for .99 cents! so that may be happening too. I probably don't do as much reading as I think because I've got to study. School comes first! I do like to dream.




I got a couple of NetGalley books as well (yay!) and I'm planning on reading them from now until the end of October. As well as some cute picture books.

I WILL review Gameboard of the Gods!!! I'll do it first even if I read a book before. I want to also review 13 Little Blue Envelopes, and Saving Wishes if I can. 

14 comments:

  1. Love Letters to the Dead and Dead Girls Don't Lie are two books that I'm really looking forward to too. And I'm looking forward to your review of Gameboard of the Gods! I still need to read my copy of that book.

    Good luck with your test on Friday! I hope it goes well. :)

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    1. Yeah, and I just noticed those two books have very similar font :P
      Thanks, I have a feeling you would have a mixed review on Gameboard of the Gods. I don't know why but it would be interesting to see your take on it.

      Thanks! I appreciate it (:

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  2. Thanks for the link, and for stopping by earlier. I love your links - I'm definitely checking out the gendered reading post.

    Sia is on my to read list as well. I hope you enjoy it.

    Have a great week.

    Sarah

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    1. Yay! It's a really great article. Thanks, I really want to start Sia this week. I hope you enjoy it as well (:

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  3. Wow! You have gotten a lot done this past week! I love the place on this post where you spotlight the things you have found around the web. Thanks for mentioning our interview with Cornelia Funke. I couldn't help but notice the Harry Potter goodies mentioned and plan to check out the links (as well as some others). I have The Mark of Athena to read too! Not sure when it will be up next on my list. :)

    Have a great week!

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    1. No problem! You DID interview Cornelia Funke. It's a pretty big deal. Glad you enjoy that section (: The HP article is really interesting. I didn't know most of the behind the scenes things from that list. Well maybe when I review The Mark of Athena it gives you a spark to read it too (;

      Same to you!

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  4. Two Lies and a Spy looks good! Good luck with your test, I am sure you will do fine! congrats on the great blog week too!

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    1. I hope I do well too. I'm a little nervous but I have a plan forming on when and how I should study. Thanks!

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  5. Love Letters to the Dead looks interesting. I need to read the Rick Riordan books, well listen to actually. Hope you have a great week!

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    1. Everyone seems to like that one. I'm going to be over the moon when he finally starts writing his Norse books. The anticipation is eating at me...

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  6. Sounds like you've read some great books this past week! I'm about 65% through with Sia and it's pretty good. I hope you enjoy all of your new books and good luck with your test!

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    1. Awesome! Thanks for letting me know and thanks for the luck. I'm going to need it!

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