Sunday, May 20, 2012

The Sunday Post #3

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 had fun taking part in a Bookish Bucket List blog hop and had a guest post from my friend Lindsey, and you can still enter my giveaway for that for another day! I also joined in the Bout of Books read-a-thon, and while I kind of neglected that as far as blogging and chatting went, I did read a lot. I also posted reviews of Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein, Tricked by Kevin Hearne, and Railsea by China Miéville.

On Friday evening, I was lucky enough to go to an author event with Maggie Stiefvater and John Corey Whaley. They were both amazing and really funny, with lots of great stories. I'm a huge fan of Maggie Stiefvater but hadn't read Corey's book yet. (Now I have. It's pretty good.) I took a couple of crappy pictures of them and this was the least bad:

Corey is on the left. Maggie is on the right. In case you couldn't tell.

Since I already had signed copies of Shiver and The Scorpio Races from a previous event with Maggie, I picked up Linger and Forever to add to my collection as well as Corey's Where Things Come Back.

Yesterday I went to the library to pick up Insurgent (which I've already finished) and of course ended up with three more books:

Insurgent by Veronica Roth
A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libby Bray
Red Glove by Holly Black
Black Heart by Holly Black

So all in all, a pretty exciting week here. What have you gotten this week?


  1. OH. I LOVED LOVED LOVED A Great and Terrible Beauty. Like, REALLY enjoyed it so much, as well as the whole trilogy. I hope you love it and all your reads.

    Once Upon A Book Haul

  2. I'm sooo jealous. I want my books signed, too. :)

  3. I always go to the library for one book and get a lot more lol too. I can't wait to read Insurgent! Enjoy your books. My Sunday Post

  4. Wow what a week :-) I don't think I'm getting Insurgent from my library anytime soon - the hold list is crazy long!


  5. What an awesome week! Sounds like you had a blast :D The author event sounded like a lot of fun and I hope you enjoy the books you got from the library! I loved A Great and Terrible Beauty and the rest of the Gemma Doyle series :)

  6. What a fun time you had at the book event..jealous. You had great reviews this week, and picked up some awesome books at the library. I enjoyed Insurgent and hope you do to. Have a great week and thanks for being a part of The Sunday Post

  7. I've heard great things about Holly Black's books. I have and desperately need to read Insurgent and A Great and Terrible Beauty! So awesome that you got The Wolves of Mercy Falls trilogy signed! I LOVE those books!
    My Stack

  8. U had a gr8 time it sounds like. I had a blast at my first book signing. I am waiting for another in my area so I can go again.
    I have never read any of Maggies books. I am looking at all of her titles to figure out which is a goof first book to read.
    Have a gr8 week!

  9. Awesome haul! Looks like you have some wonderful reading in your future! :)

    Thanks for sharing,

  10. gotta love the library, it's so hard to leave with just 1 book :) Happy reading this week, and I am a little jealous that you got to see Maggie S. Book Savvy Babe

  11. That's cool that you got to go to that book signing! :D

    I can never walk out of the library with just one book either. I'm going to be reading Insurgent next. Can't wait to hear what you think of the Curse Workers books. I read the first one not too long ago.

  12. Sounds like a great signing! Glad you had a good time :)


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