The Sunday Post 3.3.2013

The Sunday Post MemeThis 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:

I really got a lot accomplished this week:

  1. The Sunday Post 2.24.2013. I always start off my week with a glance back and and a look forward! Here’s what was on both of those lists.
  2. On Monday, I posted a review of a book I really enjoyed – it was funny, serious and had great romance and depth. Check out my review of Huntley Fitzpatrick’s My Life Next Door.
  3. The Top Ten Tuesday topic this week was fun, yet difficult: Top Ten Authors That I’d Put on My Auto Buy List.
  4. Also Known As by Robin Benway was released on Tuesday, so I posted my release day review. A good spy/thriller in the vein of Ally Carter.
  5. On Wedesday, I posted a review of Claire LaZebnik’s Epic Fail. If you are a fan of Pride and Prejudice or any of its spin-offs or modernizations, you will enjoy this cute version.
  6. Speaking of Ally Carter, I got to read her cool mash-up of characters from both of her series. Double Crossed was a fun novella that more than satisfied my Ally Carter itch.
  7. Friday was Feature and Follow Friday, where the question had to do with what mistakes you made when a newbie blogger.
  8. My last post this week was for Revenge of the Girl with the Great Personality by Elizabeth Eulberg. I was disappointed, but there were plenty of reviewers who loved it.

 OhweewahFilmz/InkandPage Together Reading

We just today finished Cassandra Clare’s City of Bones, the first in her Mortal Instruments series. I had read it before, but it got an enthusiastic “thumbs up” from Olivia. Believe me, there were some questions about certain relationships (I won’t go into specifics as I KNOW you are going to read it before the movie comes out), but those of you who have read it will know what I am talking about. It was all I could do to keep my mouth shut…

Does anyone have any suggestions for what we should read next? We’ve already read all of the Harry Potter series and The Hunger Games. (We will be reading Catching Fire before November, too.)

New Books This Week

Olivia’s school book fair was last week, and, of course, I blew my “we aren’t buying any more books until you finish the ones you have on your nightstand/from the library” edict. She got Every Other Day by Jennifer Lynn Barnes and Volume 2 of the Witch and Wizard graphic novel (whicih she much prefers to the novels).

From NetGalley this week, I received four books: The Reluctant Assassin by Eoin Colfer; A Corner of White by Jaclyn Moriarty; The Immortal Rules and The Eternity Cure, both by Julie Kagawa.

I got a book in the mail! That’s always so exciting. It is The House of the Scorpion by Nancy Farmer. This book won The National Book Award, is a Newbery Honor Book and a Printz Honor Book. Scarlet by Marissa Meyer was finally in at the library, and lastly, I purchased a book that’s on my TBR list: The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith. Hopefully, I won’t have to wait long to read this, as this month is…

Take Control of Your TBR Pile

Yes, it’s finally here. I feel like I have been waiting so long for this – I have SO many books that I need to knock out. (Sorry, poor books that I own that get pushed to the back of the line.) This challenge that goes the entire month of March should help you catch up on some of those books that you’ve been wanting to read for ages. Join us here: The Caffeinated Book Reviewer. There will be one week dedicated to a read-a-thon and fun challenges, so be sure to join! (I get to do one of the challenges…shhh…)

So This Week Will Entail…

  1. I have read the last in the Hex Hall trilogy by Rachel Hawkins: Spell Bound. I will post a review this week.
  2. I am almost finished with The Sunday Post for today!
  3. Since I never wrote a review for it, I just might post my thoughts for City of Bones by Cassandra Clare, since I just finished it for the second time.
  4. Tuesday I will publish a Release Day Post for The Nightmare Affair by Mindee Arnett. This is the first book in the Arkwell Academy series.
  5. I will post a list of the books I will attempt to read during the TBR Challenge/Read-A-Thon. I just realized the list I had already made contains a few books that will be published during March, so I can’t use those.
  6. I will finish Biting Cold by Chloe Neill, the latest in the adult Chicagoland Vampire series, but I most likely will not post a review since I haven’t for any of them. I just read them for pure enjoyment.
  7. As usual, I will attempt to participate in my fav memes: The Sunday Post (check!); Top Ten Tuesday, “Waiting On” Wednesday; and Feature and Follow Friday.

Spring break will soon be upon those of us who live in Texas/the South/the Southwest, so all of you mountain-dwellers, beware! Here we come! Alas, I will have to join you all via the written word…though I may choose to go somewhere that isn’t even a part of this world!

Have a great week!

8 thoughts on “The Sunday Post 3.3.2013”

    1. Cool! You are the second person to say that, so I am really looking forward to reading it during March!

      Oh no – my “group” is just me and my daughter. She’s a young teen. I have that book and still haven’t read it myself.

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