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.
My Weekly Re-Cap
I’ve had a pretty quiet week, which isn’t a bad thing really. No drama! Yay! I’m planning on taking a few days off in September, and I’ve been feeling the pressure to conquer a blogging schedule I like and can stick to once and for all. I try to maintain roughly a week’s worth of posts in advance, and I’d like to build that up to two weeks over time. This has been playing on my mind since last month, and it sort of spilled over this week.
You know when you get into one of those moods where you are determined to be the most organised person you can possibly be? Well, that was me this past Monday. I wanted to get caught up on some reviews and draft up a few advance posts like a good blogger. So, I settle in, quickly check my emails, pop into YouTube… and two hours fly without a single word written. Yeah. I think I’m a natural born procrastinator. Or else very easily distracted! The more I’ve tried to focus this week, the more I veer the other way. Maybe it’s not me! Maybe it’s the stars… or the water… or something! Here’s hoping next week will be a lot more productive!
On the Blog this past week
Review: Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers
Ten Books I’ve Been Told I Must Read
WoW: The Loop
Review: Resistance by C.J. Daugherty
Mystic Monochrome: 8 Striking Black and White Book Covers
Review: My Soul to Take by Rachel Vincent
Books I Bought This Week
I’ve only added two books to my physical shelves this week. I hate to say it, but this is actually a good thing! So much Maggie Stiefvater love is all around the blogosphere, and I finally took the plunge and got one of her books. I’m starting with her Raven Cycle series, and we’ll go on from there. I loved the sound of Lifers, and I took a chance and bought it. I love second chance stories, and this one really appealed.
Rock Addiction by Nalini Singh
Via NetGalley - Thanks to TKA Distribution!
The Wilds by Jules Hedger
Review request - Thank you Jules!
What I Read
I’ve read quite a few books that have blown me away recently: Resistance, Grave Mercy and Dust to Dust being the first three that come to mind! I’m finding it hard to leave the characters and the worlds behind. Thankfully I chose to read Throne of Glass this week. Oh my gosh, it was so bloody amazing! But... the down side? My expectations have gone even higher and I have no idea what to read next. I want to continue with my good book streak, and I’m afraid of choosing a disappointment! I got accepted for Rock Addiction yesterday, and it’s completely different to all the other books I was planning to read over the next couple of weeks – it’s a NA for starters. It’s perfect timing, and I decided to read it straight away.
Posts I loved
Rainy Day Ramblings asks whether we are always honest in our reviews. I definitely feel the pressure to sugar coat my opinions for blog tours and the like. I still say what I think, but I will admit that I tend to edit more than I normally would.
Rachel @ Confessions of a Book Geek demands to know what all those Unknown Search Terms really are. Read it! It's absolutely hillarious!
Trish @ Between the Lines discusses Authors using their initials rather than their names. I've noticed this myself lately, they're becoming so common lately!
Charnell @ Reviews of a Bookworm talks about different series and is The Final Destination What Matters Most? I have to say that, yes, the ending will overshadow. There is nothing worse than a bad ending to a favourite series, be it bookish or otherwise.
Books for a Delicate Eternity talks about the cost of ebooks. I get the need to cover costs, but I refuse to buy ebooks if they are the same price as a physical book. It's not worth it to me.
Soundtrack for the Week
The Show Must Go On -- Queen