The Sunday Post 4.28.2013

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:

Let’s see how I fared…

What I Posted 

  1. Last week’s The Sunday Post
  2. Book Review: Tempestuous by Kim Askew and Amy Helmes
  3. Guest Post: A Character Named After You? Kim Askew & Amy Helmes Need Your Help!

  4. Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books I Thought I’d Like More/Less Than I Did
  5. Release Day Book Review: Vigilant by Angel Lawson
  6. Book Review: Everbound by Brodi Ashton
  7. Release Week Book Review: manicpixiedreamgirl by Tom Leveen
  8. Awesome TED Talk by Elizabeth Gilbert About Creative Genius
  9. Book Review: The Sea of Monsters by Rick Riordan

See, I told you it was going to be a busy week. I do believe I did really well!

The Week to Come…

  • I have an ARR to do: I Was Here – Before You Came by Camelia Miron Skiba
  • Tuesday is the release day for Julie Kagawa’s follow-up to The Immortal Rules. The second book is called The Eternity Cure.
  • I have several other ARRs that I need to catch up on, plus about seven books from the library. I will work my way through those. My goal is to have all my ARRs done by the first of June.

New Books Received This Week

  1. Zombie Queen of Newbury High by Amanda Ashby
  2. You Are Here by Jennifer E. Smith
  3. You Are So Undead to Me by Stacey Jay
  4. Entwined by Heather Dixon
  5. My first Sarah Dessen EVER, Keeping the Moon
  6. Kiss Crush Collide by Christina Meredith

I Am Soooo Happy!

I got hooked last fall on the MTV series Awkward. I hadn’t heard of it before, and it was already into its second season. It’s a snarky, gawky, irreverent and heartfelt look at high school, fitting in and figuring yourself out. Jenna Hamilton is the main character who is torn between Matty McKibben and Jake Rosati. Jenna has a blog (what?) and tells things about how she’s feeling in a voice-over.

Jenna and Matty Awkward

There are some great, well-developed secondary characters, too, which, if you know me at all, is one of my peeves (two-dimensional secondary characters being that peeve, not well-developed ones). There’s Jenna’s best friend, Tamara, who spouts some of the best slang known to mankind. Jenna’s other bff is Ming, a slacker-y child of strict Chinese parents. Then there’s Sadie, mean, cheerleading b**ch who loves to give advice. Jenna’s mom, Valerie Marks, the counselor/vice principal…I could go on and on. Catch it if you think you’d like it! They have all the previous episodes as well as some hilarious webisodes on the MTV website.

Sadie Awkward

Have a great week, everyone!

7 thoughts on “The Sunday Post 4.28.2013”

    1. We started watching Fringe when it was first on. I don’t know why I stopped – I think my husband continued for a while, but I think he forgot about it. I remember it being a good show.

      Have a great week, Jenea!

  1. I have been meaning to read Entwined for a couple years now! I love fairytale retellings, and 12 Dancing Princesses is a favorite of mine. I own a copy of the book, but still haven’t gotten to it. I don’t know what is taking me so long!

    I recently started watching Awkward but I’m not far into the first season. I like it too. 🙂

    1. I think I’ll read Entwined after The Eternity Cure. It was chosen for me for a book challenge I am doing. Maybe you should start it tomorrow or Wednesday with me??

      There are a bunch of Tumblr pages dedicated to Awkward. Fun! But here’s the big question…are you Team Matty or Team Jake?

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