Sunday, April 29, 2012

The Sunday Post #1

The Sunday Post is a new meme hosted by Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer that offers an opportunity to recap the past week, showcase what's coming up on your blog, and share what books you got for the week.

This week I was pretty busy and didn't get a chance to post as often as I normally do, but I managed to squeeze in reviews of Unholy Ghosts by Stacia Kane, Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer, and The Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa. I also re-posted my favorite characters of 2011 for this week's Top Ten Tuesday.

Next week I'm planning to put up a discussion post and reviews of The Arctic Incident by Eoin Colfer, Daughter of the Forest by Juliet Marillier, Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi, and The Dragon's Path by Daniel Abraham.

It was a pretty crazy couple of weeks for books; I had a whole bunch of requests come through on NetGalley, visited a used bookstore, went to the library, and even won something!

Won from 132 Minutes (Melina Marchetta Fans)
Froi of the Exiles by Melina Marchetta

I am so freaking excited that I won this one. Thanks so much to 132 Minutes and Candlewick for sending it to me!

From NetGalley
Unspoken by Sarah Rees Brennan
Yesterday by C.K. Kelly Martin
Poison Tree by Amelia Atwater-Rhodes
Shadowfell by Juliet Marillier
The Scorpions of Zahir by Christine Brodien-Jones
Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein

I'm not supposed to be buying books. And I was doing okay until I stopped at the used bookstore, but they were cheap! And good! I'm not very good at book buying bans.

The Grey King by Susan Cooper
The Palace of Impossible Dreams by Jennifer Fallon
The Darkness That Comes Before by R. Scott Bakker

From the library
Od Magic by Patricia A. McKillip
The Dragon's Path by Daniel Abraham
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer
Daughter of the Forest by Juliet Marillier
The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Díaz
The Angel's Game by Carlos Ruiz Zafón


  1. Sweet haul! I am reviewing three of the same books and I always love to hear your thoughts on them. The Darkness the Comes Before sounds creepy, i am going to ck out the synopsis. I have to read the Stacia Kane series..i have book one and two. Looking forward to your reviews this week, especially Daughter of the Forest as I do not recognize it. Thanks for being a part of the Sunday Post..i am hoping it grows and that we all meet and share with lots of book lovers!

  2. enjjoy alll
    u have daughter of the forest? i so want to read that retelling

  3. Looks like you had a yummy week!!

    Thanks for sharing,

  4. LOL I am horrible at Book Buying Bans as well! I think everybody had a wild week at Netgalley with lots of requests coming thru! Yea! Happy Reading! You can see what I got at Gimme's Goodies

  5. I still have to read Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close. I got the book a year or two ago, I think. *sigh*

    You got some amazing books! Hope you enjoy all of them!

    Patricia // My Week in Review

  6. Unspoken looks great! I'm trying to cut down on my Negalley books though :-( lol Happy reading!
    My Stack

  7. Great books! I hope you enjoy them all! Thanks for stopping by

    Amber @ Fall Into Books


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