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.
This week I will probably be late in responding to comments as I’ll be out celebrating my parents’ birthdays. It’s been a while since I’ve managed to get an ICYMI Sunday post up because of bad timing on my part – Mondays keep creeping up on me! – so fingers crossed this post will be out on time.
Hope you’ve all had a good week.
On the blog the last couple of weeks:
- Bout of Books – The End (Day 7 & Wrap-Up)
- 3 star review of RAGS & BONES ed. by Melissa Marr and Tim Pratt
- 4 star review of ALLEGIANT by Veronica Roth
What else is going on?
- LeVar Burton has launched a Kickstarter project to ‘Bring Back Reading Rainbow for Ever Child, Everywhere.’ For more info and how to help click here.
- Paralympian Ellie Simmonds will be signing copies of her new book ELLIE’S MAGIC BAKERY at the Birmingham New Street Waterstones on Saturday 7th June at 12pm. Click here for more info.
- Don’t forget that the UK’s first ever Young Adult Literature Convention (YALC) is being held in conjunction with the London Film and Comic Con on 12th and 13th July. You can book tickets and find out more here.
- Hannah Gómez talks about ‘realistic’ adoption in Young Adult literature here.
- The branch of Foyles Bookshop at 113-119 Charing Cross Road officially closed for the final time on Saturday at 7pm. It is moving down the road to 107 Charing Cross Road and a new flagship store. To celebrate this they are holding a 3 week Grand Opening Festival from 11th June to 5th of July – click here for more info.
- Reading Groups For Everyone is ‘Seeking this year’s Hidden Gems for National Reading Group Day’. You can find out which books and authors have been nominated and vote for your favourite here.
- On Tor.com Greg Ruth discusses ‘Why Horror is Good For You (and Even Better for Your Kids)’ in which he talks about how horror stories can help us understand the world around us. You can read his article here.
 I added the ‘realistic’ to the post because in the comments to the piece Gómez talks about how the book titles she focuses on in her piece are what she considers realistic fiction and that there are more books out there if the definition of adoption is broadened.
I’m sad that the old Foyles bookstore has finally closed, but at the same time I’m looking forward to having a chance to visit their new one. I’m also toying with the idea of going to YALC but I’m not sure which day to go on as there are some wonderful authors on both days!
No books for me this week.
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.
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