The Sunday Post 2.3.2013

This is a fun meme started by Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer. As she says:

~ It’s a chance to share news~ A post to 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.

Here’s the awesomeness that you read, ingested, missed, hated, loved, {whatever} last week:

  1. The Sunday Post 1.27.2013. Well, I missed a couple of things, but still did well.
  2. Songs of the Week 1.28.2013. I heard so much different music the previous week that I had to dazzle you with a list full to the brim with randomness. Links to videos and lyrics included! Not everyone would do that for you, but I think you’re worth it.
  3. I couldn’t think of a longer title, so Tuesday I posted Release Day Book Review: ‘Shadowhunters and Downworlders: A Mortal Instruments Reader’ edited by Cassandra Clare. Whew.
  4. I participated again in “Waiting On” Wednesday. Especially now that I have finished book #2 of the Ruby Red Trilogy, I can’t wait for Emerald Green by Kerstin Gier to be published.
  5. Thursday I posted by review of Sapphire Blue by Kerstin Gier. It is book #2 mentioned ^ ^.
  6. Feature and Follow Friday‘s question this week: What is the first thing you would do if you woke up to find yourself in your favorite book? {And if you don’t know by now what my favorite book is by now… well…}
  7. Saturday I posted my third review of the week for If I Stay by Gayle Forman. I will warn you now: get some Kleenex (or whatever your go-to brand is).

I know I sound like a broken record (remember those?) when I repeatedly say I am going to do something and I don’t. At least the thing I don’t do changes, right? At least there’s that? Anyway (it is NEVER ‘anyways’), for the second week in a row I have not gotten my next INKlings interview together. And, for some reason, I can’t access my copy of The Talisman of El that I have on my tablet, so that has not gotten read (yet) again. You may have noticed I didn’t to the Top Ten Tuesday this week, either. I was feverishly finishing the Mortal Instruments reader, so I didn’t have the energy to try and figure out what book characters that frustrate me the most.

Books in Film

How many of you saw Warm Bodies over the weekend? I saw it with my family on Friday. We loved it. I wonder, though (like I wondered while watching The Hunger Games), since I read it first, if that enhanced my viewing? Did knowing more about the stuff they didn’t include mean that I projected (ha) it on the film? Or, perhaps more clearly, did my brain fill in the gaps? My husband and daughter had not read it, and they both liked it. *Shrug*

I also saw The Diviners and Delirium as possibilities for movies. Who’s excited about City of Bones and Catching Fire? Let me know if you see mentions of any other books being turned into movies. I keep a list on IMDb.

Downton Abbey

I am so tardy to th’ party on this one, but I finally sat down and started Season 1. Like it a lot so far. It might  be better if it had vampires and took place in the South, but the jury’s still out on that one.

New Acquisitions

I get SO excited when I get an email from NetGalley, but I really tried to be good this week. I don’t need to add anything for a bit. Right now, I have 30 books on my eTBR list, along with one (can you believe that?) book from the library. I also finally got a book that I won about *ahem* four months ago. Here’s my list of new stuff:

  • Dash & Lily’s Book of Dares by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan
  • Spellbinding by Maya Gold
  • Fresh Off the Boat: A Memoir by Eddie Huang
  • Where She Went (If I Stay #2) by Gayle Forman
  • 52 Reasons to Hate My Father by Jessica Brody (thanks to Liana at Book Addict
  • I also won a couple of cool bookmarks and a key keychain (do you follow?) from YA Vixens as a giveaway for The Archived by Victoria Schwab. Thanks, ladies!

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So…Next Week?

  1. I have read Splintered by A.G. Howard and will post my review this week.
  2. I am going to (hopefully) speed through Heist Society by Ally Carter so when I read Double Crossed later in the month, it will make complete sense.
  3. One day this week I will pull out the ol’ tissue box and read Where She Went by Gayle Forman.
  4. An ARR is due on Friday for Foxblood: A Brush with the Moon by Raquel Lyon.
  5. The memes that I do weekly (The Sunday Post, Songs of the Week, Top Ten Tuesday, “Waiting On” Wednesday and Feature and Follow Friday) will most likely be done this week as usual.
  6. The four books that I am reading that release on February 12th will be started this week.

What’s in the hopper for you?

16 thoughts on “The Sunday Post 2.3.2013”

  1. awww I am so honored! I am so glad you got the keychain! and by I -I mean YA Vixens 🙂 you had a pretty eventful week! I adored Where She Went. Also.. I hope you’re as excited for Beautiful Creatures coming to theatres next week as we are!!! Thanks for the mention love
    -beth vixen

    1. Thanks for having the giveaway! It’s fun to win!

      As for BC…sorry *cringes* I am not a big fan. I saw the authors at the Austin Teen Book Festival last Sept and was really excited to read the series. I read the first 2, but they didn’t do much for me. I did review the first one on my blog.

      As for the movie, I’ll go if it gets a good review. I am in agreement with many online who think the actor who plays Ethan looks too old. It does have powerhouse secondary character actors (Viola Davis, Emma Thompson, Jeremy Irons, Margo Martindale). Maybe I’ll enjoy the movie more.

      Thanks fpr commenting!

      1. I’m not too fond of who they chose for Ethan or for Link, to be honest… but with every series, they’re not gonna look like what you expected. Well except the Hunger Games, they did a decent job with that one! (IMO) I’m glad you liked Warm Bodies, too. I haven’t read that yet, even though I want to… and I want to see the movie! (Is it suitable for an almost 9yo boy??) My son wants to see it, and I haven’t decided if it’s an ‘O-K’ pg-13 or a ‘Ris-K’ pg-13. Would love to hear your input. 🙂
        -Beth

        1. Took my 13 yo daughter and she loved it. The gross factor is pretty minimal (for a zombie movie) though they say the f word once and the b word once and prob the s word as well. The f and b words are used for comic emphasis. There are some zombies called Boneys that are skeletal and scary, and they show close ups.

          There was ayoung boy there when we went, prob 10 or so. I guess i would say that if your son doesn’t get scared by zombie-type stuff (eating of humans, humans screaming, zombies themselves, humans shooting zombies, the sight of blood on a zombie’s face, that kind of stuff). Hope that helps without giving anything away.

          1. Thanks! He loves all that sort of stuff. I only get worried about how far they take the sexual innuendo’s as far as pg13! I appreciate your repsonse and I’m glad I can take him this weekend 🙂

  2. Awesome week chica, and ooh I love the swag. I would love to see you be a host for the challenges during the read-a-thon. Would Sunday from 9am(est) to Monday 9am(est) work for you? You would need to do a challenge and give a prize away..anything book related. There are so many awesome challenges for tbr piles. Email me your ideas, so we do not duplicate and of course I can help. kimbacaffeinated at gmail dot com. Have an awesome week! The Sunday Post

    1. I hope book 2 is as good. It always seems promising if the second book changes location – makes it a bit harder to be too much like the first one. Though spending the entire book in a hospital bed would make anything else different!

      I have to catch up 2 Downton on Netflix – I think they only have season one on there, tho.

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