The Sunday Post: May 12th
May 12, 2013 § 8 Comments
It’s Sunday Post time, but before I get started I just want to say Happy Mother’s Day to the moms out there!
The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer ~ 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
It’s been a really slow week here, slow as in one post. It was my last week in school and I had extra hours at work so when I was home I was pretty much pretending to read or outright passed out. On a happy note I’m almost recovered from the semester ending (super YAY!) and I have tonsssss of new books to dig into – as if I don’t already own hundreds of unread books, lol.
I did finish the Sweep series books that I was rereading this week.
I’m still reading King of the Class which I hope to finish by Monday night and I’m reading Silver by Rhiannon Held.
My (kinda) usual meme posts, since I have no excuse not to post, should be up Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday.
I’m also hoping to get a few more reviews polished and posted this week. Namely, One Bullet Away, Beautiful Bastard, and Walking Disaster. I think I started writing another review recently, but I honestly don’t remember which one. I just have notes all over the place… literally, in notebooks and post its and on the computer and stuff. It’s insanity. I feel some spring cleaning coming on. Anywhoodle… the best part.
The Book Haul:
As if I really needed to buy more books this week after hauling 57 new books last week, but I’m an addict and Amazon and Barnes and Noble are dangerous places. So… what did I get?
I guess you could say I bought a book or two (and this isn’t even all of them!)…. darn that free two day shipping on books that are already cheap.
I finally got Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn! I’ve heard so many good things about Gillian Flynn from tons and tons of people so I knew I had to get one of her books eventually.
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs: This is another book I’ve meaning to get my greedy bookworm paws on for a while and finally did! I mean, there’s a girl levitating on the cover…. what’s not to love?
The Map of Time by Felix J. Palma: This is the first book in the trilogy by Palma. I hauled the second book last week and finally got my copy of the first one. This to has a pretty cover.
War by Sebastian Junger: A couple of months ago, I had watched the documentary Restrepo (which was fantastic for those who are into military documentaries). Sebastian Junger is one of the journalists who was in Afghanistan making the documentary. Ever since I’ve been on the lookout for a copy of this book.
Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion: I’m betting most everyone has heard about this book by now. I finally hopped on the bandwagon and got my copy. I can’t wait to read it!
Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil by John Berendt: My mom suggested this book to me a few weeks back and when I saw a copy on Amazon for just a few dollars I had to have it. Now I do. When I told my mom she actually squealed aloud which was kind of shocking for me, lol.
Just a warning… I may fangirl a little bit (or a lot) over this next purchase. So one day probably two years ago I was flipping through youtube and I found the vlogbrothers after watching this video. Even so, I still to this day have not read a John Green book. However, since The Fault in Our Stars he’s been EVERYWHERE. Blogs, bookstore sites, sites like goodreads…. errrwhere! So I finally decided I needed to buy one of his books and I ended up with this….
A box set of his four books. But that’s not the coolest part, not the fact that I got a seventy dollar box set for nearly half price. The coolest part is this:
HECK YEAHHH…. the copies of Looking for Alaska AND The Fault in Our Stars are signed. SO COOL, omigosh.
So yeah, that was an awesome surprise.
To finish up this haul, there are a few more books I got that aren’t pictured.
Silver by Rhiannon Held: I actually borrowed this from the library, but I didn’t finish it before my re-renew period was up XD, so I bought a copy. Why not, right?
Walking Disaster by Jamie McGuire: This is the companion novel to Beautiful Disaster. Regardless of my thoughts about Beautiful Disaster, I’m quite psyched for this read.
Dead Iron (Age of Steam #1) by Devon Monk: I’ve seen Devon Monk’s name all over, so why not dig in with steampunk. I love me some steampunk.
The Balefire omnibus by Cate Tiernan: Tiernan is the author of the Sweep series that I spent the last couple weeks rereading. I decided it was time to check out her other stuff and got all four of her Balefire books in one. Can’t. Wait.
The Poison Tree by Erin Kelly: To be honest I know nothing about this book other than it has a pretty cover and was a 5 dollar hardcover. I’ll have that thank you verry much.
And that does it for this week. Have you read anything good this week? Should I put any of these at the top of my list? Anything else you’d like to share? Have at it.