Sunday Post #19
The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by the amazing Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It is a chance to share news, recap the past week on your blog, showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead.
I love participating in Sunday Post because I can provide a recap of books I read, talk about what is coming up next week, and discuss any books I received in the past week!
This was a mixed week for me, great for getting books, but blah for reading. First, the new (to me) books!
Book Outlet Binge
The Princess Curse by Merrie Haskell
The Spindlers by Lauren Oliver
The Humming Room by Ellen Potter
Uses For Boys by Erica Lorraine Scheidt
Bruiser by Neal Shusterman
Mind Games by Kiersten White
Dash & Lily’s Book of Dares by Rachel Cohn & David Levithan
Seemingly Random Purchases
Attachments by Rainbow Rowell
Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut
Last Week On the Blog
Tuesday – Totally Random Tuesday: What Kind of Reader Are You?
Wednesday – Waiting on Wednesday: In a Handful of Dust
Thursday – Killing My Kindle: The Unseemly Education of Anne Merchant
Friday – Frodo’s Frisky Friday – The Battle of the Dragon Slayer
Saturday – Middle Grade Books: Why I Love Them & Need to Read More
Books Read Last Week
Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge – 2/5 (Ugh. So disappointed.)
Sheep and Wolves by Jeremy C. Shipp – 3/5 (Not my favorite of his.)
The Unseemly Education of Anne Merchant by Joanna Wiebe – 3/5 (Review above)
The Battle of the Dragon Slayer by Leigh Wilder – 4/5 (Review above)
Unearthly by Cynthia Hand – 5/5 (Review next week!)
Send in the Clowns by Sheena Stone – 1/5 (No to all of this, ew.)
This Week On the Blog
Monday – Mini Review Monday
Tuesday – Top Ten Tuesday
Wednesday – Waiting on Wednesday #21
Thursday – Killing My Kindle
Friday – Frodo’s Frisky Friday
Saturday – Book of the Week
Sunday – Sunday Post #20
As you can see the book haul was pretty great this week! I got some new MG to read (see yesterday’s post all about that!), a couple I had been considering for a while (Mind Games & Uses For Boys), and two recommendation books (Bruiser and D&LBoD) from Book Outlet for (as usual) crazy cheap. Attachments was another recommendation book that I saw on ze booktube, and Slaughterhouse-Five is because Crash Course (John Green in this case) is going Literary and it is giving me an excuse to read classics! ^.^
On the other hand is my reading week…goodness that was brutal. I had high hopes for Cruel Beauty with that gorgeous cover, but 2/5 was generous and I’m definitely a black sheep on that one. Speaking of sheep, Sheep and Wolves by one of my favorite authors, Jeremy C. Shipp, wasn’t bad, but comparatively not nearly as good as his other work. Anne Merchant was one I really had been looking forward to and for the most part it let me down, and don’t get me started on the atrocity that was the clown book. *shudders*
The bright spots were The Battle of the Dragon Slayer by my favorite “naughty” author Leigh Wilder, and especially Unearthly by Cynthia Hand which I will be reviewing next Saturday for Book of the Week! They saved what otherwise was a sluggish, disappointing, and altogether blah reading week, but as a whole it was probably the worst I’ve had so far this year.
On the blog I did two more “original” and random posts where I asked what kind of reader are you and also all about middle grade books and how I need more of them in my life, so that was a lot of fun! Thanks for stopping by, feel free to leave a link to your Sunday Post or whatever other bookish meme you partake in over the weekend and I will be sure to check it out! Enjoy your Sunday! ^.^