ICYMI (In Case You Missed It) Sunday is a new meme that I am planning to feature on the blog every week. It is based on the Sunday Post which is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer, which was in turn inspired in part by the In My Mailbox meme. Basically, it allows me to let you know what went on the blog this week and anything interesting that is going on. It will also allow me to showcase any books I receive like the Showcase Sunday which is hosted by Vicky at Books, Biscuits, and Tea.
It’s been a while since I did one of these posts. Sorry about that. The past eight weeks have been something of a rollercoaster. I went to YALC back in July on the Saturday and just had a really bad day/time there. It was crowded, badly organised, and the toilet facilities were awful. I’ve also been pretty up and down with illness – starting with that weekend – and it’s only really in the last two-three weeks I’ve really stabilised. I also took part in Bout of Books 11, which was fun and I managed to get a lot of reading done – and back on target with my reviews :)
On the blog the last couple of weeks:
- 4 star review of DARK LOVER by J. R. Ward
- 4 star review of ANGELFALL by Susan Ee
- 3 star review of DELIRIUM by Lauren Oliver
- 4 star review of DINNER WITH A VAMPIRE by Abigail Gibbs
- 3 star review of BATTLE MAGIC by Tamora Pierce
- Bout of Books 11
- 4 star review of SHADOW LARK by Meagan Spooner
- 3 star review of FANTASY LOVER by Sherrilyn Kenyon
What else is going on?
No news/links from me this time as I am playing catch-up with blog posts and with new books I’ve received. Sorry guys.
This week there are quite a few books, but it covers almost two months worth of books.
These are the books I got from YALC/Waterstones Piccaddilly/Forbidden Planet:
- THE INCOMPLETE BOOK OF DRAGONS by Cressida Cowell
- SHIELD OF WINTER by Nailini Singh
- LANDLINE by Rainbow Rowell
- THE IRON TRAITOR by Julie Kagawa
- THE FOREVER SONG by Julie Kagawa
- TAKE BACK THE SKIES by Lucy Sazon
- FROZEN by Melissa de la Cruz and Michael Johnson
- WORLD AFTER by Susan Ee
- WE WERE LIARS by E. Lockhart
I got this book from BookBridgr:
- HALF-BLOOD by Jennifer L. Armentrout
I got these books from Windmill Books (one’s for a friend):
- The Girls from Corona del Mar by Rufi Thorpe
I got this from Waterstone Piccaddilly:
- SILVER SHADOWS by Richelle Mead
I won this from Scholastic UK on Twitter:
- TO AL THE BOYS I’VE LOVED BEFORE by Jenny Han
Currently these books make up my complete physical TBR pile and I’m really looking forward to reading all of them :)
I would love to hear what you’ve been up to this week and what books, if any, you’ve got so please leave me a link in the comments below.
Thanks for stopping by
Sunday concluded Bout of Books 11, and it was a great reading day for me. I read 433 pages, which I was really proud of. I finished reading the book I started on Saturday and made an indent into a new one. So I got to end Bout of Books 11 on a high note :)
Books Completed (Total): 4 – INTO THE STILL BLUE, NIGHT BROKEN, THE ASSASSIN’S BLADE, DARK VISION
Total Pages: 1,643
Twitter Chats: 2 – I took part in the Monday and Saturday chats. They were beautifully chaotic.
Challenges: 2 – I took part in a Monday Challenge and the Saturday Challenge
Although I did not manage to read 100 pages every day, my total amount of pages read is more than double my original goal. So, I think I should count that as a win :)
I had huge fun taking part and am looking forward to participating in Bout of Books 12.
Saturday – Day 6
Today was a typical Saturday, so I got a little caught up in life and didn’t end up reading much BUT I did manage to squeeze in the challenge. It ended up being a LOT of fun, though more work than I expected it to be!!! Today’s challenge was created by Kimberlyfaye Reads and can be found here.
Use the first letter in any book you’ve read or want to read to spell out a word. You can choose first name, initials, your birthday month, or your zodiac sign.
You can see my entry below – it spells SEPTEMBER (my month of birth).
Sea of Shadows by Kelley Armstrong
Eon by Alison Goodman
Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder
Tiger’s Curse by Colleen Houck
Eona by Alison Goodman
Magic Study by Maria V. Snyder
Battle Magic by Tamora Pierce
Ever After by Kim Harrison
Rising Darkness by Thea Harrison
It was quite difficult finding some of the letters, especially the ‘e’s as I tried not to use any book that had titles starting with the. But I managed it! I’m super proud :D
Books Read Today: 1
Books Completed (Total): 3 – INTO THE STILL BLUE, NIGHT BROKEN, THE ASSASSIN’S BLADE
Pages Read Today: 50
Total Pages: 1,210