I read 6 books this week! 6! I know!
I’m mildly revelling in this (probably first time) accomplishment…although, there are unfortunate reasons. I was sick. Therefore lots of extra reading time. I slacked on visiting blogs, though. But you peoples did not. I am so amazed and encouraged by the 100+ comments on my post about names in books. Just…WOW. And thank you! Every comment? I love. I do! I honestly do! You’re all special snowflakes.
Also don’t forget that our Beautiful People link up for writers interviewing their characters is live! It’s open all month. So you can interrogate and terrorise your characters happily.
OH! And I’m on Instagram now. (Never thought I’d cave…but I did.)
I’m linking up with Tynga’s Reviews for the meme Stacking The Shelves! And also Caffeinated Book Reviewer for Sunday Post! Basically: you recount books you’ve won/bought/collected this week.
Thanks Hot Key Books for As Red As Blood! Peoples, this is set in Finland! FINLAND! And it’s a thriller and the real cover (which I do not have but you can see on Goodreads) is absolutely beautiful. Need I say more?
Allen & Unwin win Awesome Publisher of the Week award. THEY ARE THE BEST. I won The Year It All Ended. And then (surprise ARC package) came Fool Me Twice, Wish You Were Italian and We Were Liars. Now, to be honest…I’m not a chick-flick kind of reader. They mildly horrify me. But We Were Liars?! I have wanted to read that forever. And trust me, I threw aside all and just devoured that book the next day. It. was. mind blowing.
A small (very, very small) trip to my library gave me The Book Thief, which I confess! I watched the movie first. But it was freakishly brilliant and has just whetted my appetite for the book even more. (Are you happy, Lydia?! I got it!) And I borrowed Rebel Belle because it’s book-of-the-month for the Aussie Book Bloggers group. It’s set in Southern America, so it better have fried chicken is all I can say.
sunday – We launched round #2 of the Beautiful People linkup for writers! There’s already 22 of us linked up, so go! Go! It’s open all month.
tuesday – Cait reviewed Searching for Sky which made her snivel tearfully.
wednesday – Want to know 10 of Cait’s deepest darkest bookish confessions?
thursday – We interview the author of Razorhurst as part of the blog tour!
friday – How do you feel when you stumble across YOUR name in a book?
saturday – Mime and Cait discuss An Abundance of Katherines … well, basically we talk about pizza. But you can pretend it’s a book review.
(Click the covers to go to Goodreads.)
City of Ashes: I am so in love with this series I can’t even. [4-stars]
The Program: This. was. BRILLIANT. I was absolutely glued to this book. [5-stars]
Of Triton: Um…that took a dive (hardy, har, har) in the opposite direction. [2-stars]
Apple and Rain: Bittersweet and quite good. A few sniffles, but pfft, I’m vulcan. No tears here. [4-stars]
We Were Liars: I’M NOT VULCAN ANYMORE. OMG THIS BOOK! WOW. JUST WOAH! [5-stars]
Broken Strings: Well. Poke me in the eye with a violin bow, but I really hated that one. [2-stars]
Emily @ The Loony Teen Writer points out that star ratings are really awkward.
Stephanie @ Chasm of Books talks about Book Panic. It’s a real thing. But you can deal.
Kelly @ Diva Booknerd is giving away Four.
Jeann @ Happy Indulgence has a 2nd Blogversary! Cake all round!
YA Writers @ YA Highway give their responses to what non-writers say about their jobs. (This is the best. Seriously, if you’re a writer, go read this.)
Laura @ Laura Plus Books talks about commenting on comments.
You have to watch this Harry Potter vs. Twilight DANCE-OFF. And Gandalf. Watch for Gandalf, because his line is priceless.
Ohhh, have you seen the new cover for Half Wild (Half Bad #2)?? Because I am completely in love.
And I’m sure you’ve seen it already (but who are we kidding? You want to see it again!)…there’s another Mockingjay teaser out. TEASER IS THE WORD, OKAY? It’s so, so hard to wait.
I don’t usually have room to post all reviews on the blog…so I want to know what YOU want me to post about. Plus: deciding what to read is hard. You do the dirty work. That’s what you’re here for.
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