Sunday Post #3

The Sunday Post is a weekly link-up hosted by The Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It is a post to recap the past week, showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is coming up for the week on our blog.

Well, it’s been a bit of a hectic week this week! Before blogging, I didn’t realise how hard it was to sit down and schedule time to actually write posts (and how much effort goes into planning posts).

R E V I E W S

This week I posted a total of two reviews: Their Fractured Light by Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner, and The Wrath and the Dawn by Renée Ahdieh.

T H I S  W E E K

This week I’ll be talking about Christmas-themed reads – some of my favourites, some I’m looking forward to reading this year. As someone who is new to receiving ARCs, I’ll also be hosting a discussion on ARCs – when it’s appropriate to post a review for them, ARC etiquette, etc.

What books have you read or reviewed this week? What’s coming up this week on your blog? Don’t forget to comment below with a link to your Sunday Post!

 

 

Sunday Post #2

The Sunday Post is a weekly link-up hosted by The Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It is a post to recap the past week, showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is coming up for the week on our blog.

New Arrivals:

I was approved The Remarkable Education of John Quincy Adams. I don’t know all that much about American history or political figures, but I’ve recently fallen in love with Hamilton: An American Musical, and am eager to learn more so I actually have context to the show. From what I’ve gathered, Adams had an… interesting relationship with Hamilton, so I’m excited to read this one! It’s non-fiction, so a complete departure from what I normally read.

Reviews:

I didn’t get around to reviewing much this week. Christmas will be absolutely insane this year – I’m gigging around Sydney with my theatre company (with Christmas comes Christmas carolling), not to mention I’ve got Sense & Sensibility rehearsals, work commitments, and I’m still trying to find time to go buy Christmas (online shopping is a God send). This week I only reviewed Wuthering Heights as part of the Reread 2015 challenge.

 

 

 

Sunday Post #1

The Sunday Post is a weekly link-up hosted by The Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It is a post to recap the past week, showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is coming up for the week on our blog.

New Arrivals:

The Post Gods were kind to me this week, and I received copies of The Wrath & the Dawn and Girl at War. I’m really excited to read Girl at War because it’s a departure from all the fantasy novels I’ve been reading of late. I’ve also heard some really good things about The Wrath & The Dawn, so hopefully it lives up to the hype.

I was also approved eARCs of Shtum by Jem Lester and I’ll See You in Paris by Michelle Gable. Huge thank you to Net Galley and the publishers for the opportunity to review them!

Reviews:

I actually caught up on all the reviews I let slide (busy, busy). I reviewed the following books this week (click on the title for my review!):

Queen of Shadows – Sarah J. Maas
Career of Evil – Robert Galbraith
The Rest of Us Just Live Here – Patrick Ness
Carry On – Rainbow Rowell
Six of Crows – Leigh Bardugo
Illuminae by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff

While writing my reviews this week, I realised just how America-centric my reading choices have been lately (from this list, only two books were written by authors of other nationalities), so I’ve decided to make a conscious effort to read more books by Australian and New Zealander authors. We have so much homegrown talent, it’s a shame they often get passed over in favour of an international name.