The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer, and It's a chance to share news, recap what has happened on the blog, what is upcoming and anything everything in between. Stacking The Shelves is hosted by Tynga's Reviews and is all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual. This means you can include books you buy in physical store or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts and of course ebooks! This week I'm linking my recap post to both memes.
Re-Cap -- August 1 - 15
Hello my lovelies, how was your week? Mine was a bit… manic. I’ve had a case of butter fingers all week, and for some reason my hands decided that spilling water on my laptop would be a brilliant idea. Yeah. That was no fun. I had to take it apart, to find out how bad the damage was and let it dry out for a day or so. Thankfully, it wasn’t as bad as it first appeared and I managed to get it working again. My poor dog nearly had a heart attack when I shrieked with joy, and I could have kissed the computer when it started as normal! Laptop repair or replacement costs definitely do not feature in my budget!
On the bookish front, I finished/am still finishing off reading the last book in two of my all-time favourite series, all in the one week. Lots of series come and go, but I don’t remember finishing two favourites so close together before, certainly not back-to-back! I knew Dust to Dust was sitting on my Kindle, and I knew I would be a wreck after reading that one, so I chose to start with Opposition. I think my opinion of it will be in the minority, but that’s a discussion for another day. I’m reading Dust to Dust as slowly as humanly possible. I do not want to say goodbye to Perry and Dex. I can’t do it! *sobs*
Books I Bought This Week
The camera didn't pick it up, but the cover sparkles. Not sure how I feel about that in honesty, but, oh well! Not much I can do about it.
I’ve gone for an unintentional red, purple and green theme with my paperbacks this week. Opposition arrived at the beginning of the week, and I’ve already completed it. I picked up the rest a few days later. I finally have a copy of Splintered! I spent way too long staring at the cover. It’s even prettier in person if that’s possible! Oh, and the ink used within the book is purple. (Random factoid I didn't know until now!) I don't think this will ruin my eyes... I hope not anyway! I think I’ve unknowingly started a series completion mission. The Iron Daughter, Raising Demons and Scarlet are all the second books in their respective series. I can’t wait to read all four of these. Soooon… very soon my pretties! :D
New Kindle Books
Dust to Dust by Karina Halle
We Were Liars by E. Lockhart
Chasing Forever Down by Nikki Godwin
Ohh Dust to Dust! I need to hurry up and finish this cause I want to know what happens, but I don’t want to! It’s so heart-breaking that this is the last time I’ll read a new book about Perry and Dex. *cries* I love these two. I’ve read lots of differing things about We Were Liars, but curiosity won out in the end, and I bought it. I read a review by Kirstalyn @ The Sarcastic Palmtree the other day for the second book in the Drenaline Surf series, Chasing Forever Down is the first in the series, so I’m going to give it a shot! Sounds so good!
On the Blog Recently
Review: Hallowed by Cynthia Hand
Pretty in Pink: 7 Books I Want on My Shelves
Review: Wallbanger by Alice Clayton
Review: Outshine by Nola Decker
Ten Books I’m Not Sure I Want to Read
Review: Between the Lives by Jessica Shirvington
Summer Reading Programme Update – June and July
Soundtrack for the Week
Cry Me a River – Michael Bublé I love his version :)