I confess to being slightly absent this week, but I have excellent excuses! I
was sick and dying with a stomach bug plotting for world domination in a top secret location so therefore I didn’t comment on as many blogs and I replied to our comments veeery slowly. I know, I know. You missed me.
But onward! I’m fiddling with the layout of my Stacking the Shelves posts, beeeecause a) we’re preparing for a template change (exciting!) and b) I like to change things up.
Aaaand, do we have a surprise for you! We’ve filmed a new vlog! Which absolutely terrifies me, but Mime enjoys it. I’m still editing it, but look out for our crazy faces later this week. What crazy faces? Here, let me show you:
In other words, I look absolutely fabulous in Mime’s glasses.
I’m linking up with Tynga’s Reviews for the meme Stacking The Shelves! Basically: you recount books you’ve won/bought/collected this week.
You know when you enter something randomly and accidentally win? I did that. Thanks to HarperCollins AUS, I won this ginormous book Savage Tide by Greg Barron and a DVD of Tom Hanks shooting people (Captain Phillips). Naturally I gave it to my dad. Naturally, my dad has already seen it because he watches ALL THE MOVIES. But, hey Dad, never say I don’t give you things.
Thank you Scholastic AUS for Fire and Flood by Victoria Scott and The Last Thirteen: Nine by James Phelan. Do you know how ridiculously excited I am for Fire and Flood?! Do you know that I JUST WON A JOLLY COPY SO I’M GOING TO HAVE 2 OF THEM??! Gah. Seriously. I long desperately after books or I get two. (But I shouldn’t complain. The second one will make a good giveaway someday, right?) I do not plan to read the next James Phelan book. If you remember my review of the first three books…okay, I feel a brain haemorrhage coming on.
Thanks Emily @ Oh Magic Hour for The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making (phewf) by Cathrynne M. Valente. I won this!
And from my awesome local library I have Mind Games by Kiersten White! I’ve already finished this and…it was a bit “meh” in my opinion.
I love reading other blogs and I want to share with you some of my delicious finds of this week across the blogosphere. So go read them. I told you to nicely, so that counts.
Did you know Eleanor & Park is being made into a movie?!!
Jeann @ Happy Indulgence talks about how we bloggers put pressure on ourselves (fabuluos post this).
YA Author, Natalie Whipple @ Between Fact and Fiction gives some super blunt and brilliant advice for authors.
Nara @ Looking for the Panacea explains the difference between genres! Seriously helpful!
Kelsey @ Verbosity Book Reviews warns against dating Book Bloggers.
Emily @ The Loony Teen Writer talks about fandoms! CUE FANGIRLING.
Also, I’ve been interviewed @ Whims and Ramblings of an Arbitrary Lad for World Book Night!
monday – Cait reviews Enmity and there is weeping and gnashing of teeth.
wednesday – We both discuss things writers say that aren’t true. Minion gifs apply.
thursday – Mime reviews Fangirl but she doesn’t fangirl that much. Just a little.
friday – We’ve stamped Half Bad with our lavish approval. Go us! Go Half Bad!
saturday – Cait lists 10 authors who can absolutely take all her money.
And have you seen this??! LOOK AT THIS. We will definitely be having some giveaways when we hit 200! Oh gosh, I am so freakishly excited right now!