Sunday, August 5, 2012
A Sunday Retrospective is inspired by In My Mailbox at The Story Siren and TGIF at GReads!, where I share the books that I've acquired during the week, last week's posts and interesting links.
It's August, my birthday month, and I thought I would start doing A Sunday Retrospective in order to show you guys what books I've received, sum up my posts for the week, and share some interesting bookish links from around the blogosphere.
IN MY MAILBOX
The books I'm showcasing here are all books that I've received in the mail or from friends that I don't recall showcasing on the blog, as of yet. Some of them I received a while back, but I still wanted to say thank you to everyone who sent them to me!
ARC - Venom (Secrets of the Eternal Rose #1) by Fiona Paul (Thanks Olivia of The Reading Enchantress & Penguin!)
ARC - Otherkin (Otherkin #1) by Nina Berry (Thanks Alexandra from Kensington Books!)
ARC - Decked with Holly by Marni Bates (Thanks Alexandra from Kensington Books!)
ARC - The Other Half of Me by Morgan McCarthy (Thanks Leah from Simon & Schuster!)
ARC - There Goes the Bride by Holly McQueen (Thanks Cristina from Simon & Schuster!)
Princess Academy (Princess Academy #1) by Shannon Hale (Won a giveaway; thanks Rachel at Bloomsbury!)
A Touch Morbid (A Touch Trilogy #2) by Leah Clifford (Won during the ATM Twitter party; thanks Lexcade!)
In Honor by Jessi Kirby
Moonglass by Jessi Kirby
(Won from Tara at Fiction Folio, thanks!)
It's Not Summer Without You (Summer #2) by Jenny Han
Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo
(Bought from Books of Wonder)
Cinder (Lunar Chronicles #1) by Marissa Meyer (Bought from Barnes & Noble!)
The Sky is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson
Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson
The Lonely Hearts Club by Elizabeth Eulberg
(Borrowed from the library!)
And a last minute addition:
I Swear by Lane Davis
52 Reasons to Hate My Father by Jessica Brody
(Thank you Lena of Addicted 2 Novels! And Farrar Straus Giroux and Simon & Schuster!)
ON THE BLOG
The Medusa Plot by Gordon Korman (Review)
Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta (Review)
Travel Tales & Birthday Giveaway (Open all month!)
When You Were Mine by Rebecca Serle (Review)
Roderick Blackwood & the Demon Stone by Ralph Rathbone (150 Words; Review)
Spirits Rising (Spirit Callers #1) by Krista D. Ball (150 Words; Review)
AROUND THE COMMUNITY
My friends and I blog at In Our City - style + New York!
All the chapter art for Harry Potter can be found here.
Patty Blount shares about "the dark side of writing" on Distraction No. 99.
Magan of Rather Be Reading celebrated her eight year anniversary with her husband!