The Sunday Post

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Showcase Sunday is hosted by Vicky @ Books Biscuits and Tea.  For more information about this feature and how to join in click here.

The Sunday Post is hosted @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It’s a chance to share news, recap the past week on your blog, showcase books and things we have received.  See rules here: Sunday Post Meme

Stacking The Shelves is hosted by Tynga’s Reviews.  If you want to find out more about Stacking The Shelves, please visit the official launch page!

Library Loot is co-hosted by Claire from The Captive Reader and Linda from Silly Little Mischief that encourages bloggers to share the books they’ve checked out from the library.


 

Do you ever have one of those weeks when you feel like you haven’t achieved as much as you would like to in terms of reading? I think I’ve had one of those weeks. I’ve read, but not as much as I have in previous weeks while Bout of Books was going on.

New to my shelves this week:

All of the books below are my Library Loot.
I may have said it before, but I’ll repeat myself… I LOVE LIBRARIES. I love them so much that the haul below has been gathered from two different libraries.

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Stone Mattress by Margaret Atwood – I was really excited to find this book at the local library. It was the day of publication; I’d been reading about the book online, then decided to call into the library on my way home and this was the first book that caught my eye on the ‘Latest Books’ shelf. I couldn’t believe it was just there, waiting – I thought there would have been a request list for it. Needless to say, it didn’t sit on that shelf for long. Even though I already have at least ten library books out on loan, I bough this one too.

Half Bad by Sally Green – I requested this one a while ago, then saw something called #worldsbiggestbookclub on Twitter, which I’d never heard of before, and realised their September book was going to be this one.

The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton – I saw this on an online bookstore’s coming soon’ section a while ago, and was immediately drawn to the cover. When I read what it was about I thought I’d give it a try.

Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo – The second in the Grisha trilogy. I thought I would wait a little longer before returning to Alina’s world, but then I loved the ending of the first book so much that I didn’t think I could stand to wait, and so, here it is, just ready for me to read.

The Collected Works Of A. J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin – Saw this one recommended on a blog post on books about books and it really caught my eye, so I was really happy that the library had it and can’t wait to read it.

Books I’ve Reviewed This Week:

Wake by Anna Hope

Books That Have Caught My Eye This Week (Must find out more):

Snow Like Ashes by Sara Raasch – I don’t think this is out yet, but it sounds like something I might enjoy.

If I Stay by Gayle Forman – I actually saw the trailer for the movie before I even realised it was based on a book. As soon as I discovered this, of course I wanted to know more about the book. I’m always torn between reading the book first or seeing the movie first. Sometimes I find it distracting if I’ve read the book and they make big changes to the story, because I keep thinking ‘it wasn’t like that in the book’.

Events I’ve participated in:

Okay, it’s not strictly an event, but it is something new to me. I signed up to Bloglovin’. I’ve been pondering on whether I should do this for a while, then read a pretty convincing post about how to do it and how it all works.
What initially deterred me was the technicalities involved, for as much as I love using my blog to write about books, I’m not technically minded at all when it comes to computers.
Well, if anyone has the same doubts – IT WAS SO EASY! Please don’t be deterred for as long as I was. In a matter of mere moments I was all signed up and had added various links to my blog so people can follow. I really wish I’d done it sooner.

The Sunday Post

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Showcase Sunday is hosted by Vicky @ Books Biscuits and Tea.  For more information about this feature and how to join in click here.

The Sunday Post is hosted @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It’s a chance to share news, recap the past week on your blog, showcase books and things we have received.  See rules here: Sunday Post Meme

Stacking The Shelves is hosted by Tynga’s Reviews.  If you want to find out more about Stacking The Shelves, please visit the official launch page!


The first thing I must mention this Sunday is We Were Liars. Technically it’s not a new purchase for this week, but I finished reading it this week and can’t stop thinking about how great it was. After much pondering about how to word my review (it’s SO difficult to do this book justice without giving too much away) I actually managed to get it written, and you can read it by following the link below.

In other book related news…

New To My Shelves This Week:

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The Diviners by Libba Bray.

We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler.

I picked both those books up at the library, which will give me an incentive to get started on one of them, as the loan is for three weeks and there are definitely other people waiting for We Are All… as it’s been longlisted for the Booker Prize.

And, for my bookish item purchase of the week – I was having a wander around the bookshop the other day and came across some little arrow shaped page markers. They’re in a set of 8, all different colours, and I couldn’t resist getting some, because I’m always trying to mark pages for quotes or memorable passages which I know I’ll want to come back to, so they seemed like a good idea.

Books I’ve Reviewed This Week:

We were Liars by E Lockhart

The Book Of Life by Deborah Harkness

Books That Have Caught My Eye This Week (Must find out more):

The Girl With All The Gifts by M. R. Carey

Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins

The Rabbit Back Literature Society by Pasi Ilmari Jaaskelainen

Events I’ve Participated In:

The Bout of Books Read-A-Thon. My progress updates are here.