August 12, 2012

A Sunday Retrospective (2)

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.

This week, I received only one book in my mailbox. It's a pretty darn special book though, as I've been wanting to read it for ages. Thankfully, my friend Elena of Novel Sounds sent it to me as part of her bid to promote the book and as a birthday present! Other than that, I picked up a few titles from Amazon for my Kindle.

Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein (Thanks Elena of Novel Sounds!)
The Book of a Thousand Days by Shannon Hale (Not pictured, but on my Kindle!)
Darker Still by Leanna Renee Hieber (Not pictured, but on my Kindle!)

  • I celebrated the release day for the amazing Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas, alongside my friend Elena of Novel Sounds. Here's my ode and a feast to celebrate! Later on in the week, I posted our BEA Book Club discussion about this book.
  • I wrote a mini-screenplay for my review of the intriguing and very uniquely written Between You & Me by Marisa Calin.
  • Who would've thought I'd love a story about a cyborg this much? Marissa Meyer deserves all the stars for Cinder. I am so excited for Scarlet!
  • Time travel? An interactive game to go with a book series? Something like The 39 Clues? A Mutiny in Time by James Dashner is your best bet.
  • This week's TGIF is all about unexpected books - books that I wasn't sure I'd like, but ended up falling in love with.
  • I loved the characters and their stories in Pushing the Limits by Katie McGarry.
  • Reviews of The Cambridge List by Robert Clear and The Peculiar  by Stefan Bachmann in under 150 words.


  1. I'm so excited about Travel Tales ! Love the Around The Community section.

  2. Isn't the Underground New York Public Library site awesome?! I love it. And I give some people on there total credit--there are certain books I'd be way too ashamed to be seen reading in public (isn't that what e-readers are for)?

    Also, I am a hue proponent of all of the books you got this week! There are no words for Code Name Verity, I really liked Darker Still, and even though I haven't yet read Book of a Thousand Days I'm somewhat convinced Hale can do no wrong.

    Happy reading, Alexa!

  3. Yay! Code Name Verity! I had started listening to the audiobook, but couldn't concentrate on it, though the story sounded awesome. I'm still waiting to get my copy from the library!

    So many great Travel Tales posts! I loved your 'From Here to There' post ... it was great! Looking forward to this week. :)

  4. HEE HEE I'M ON MISSION TO GET EVERYONE TO READ CODE NAME VERITY!! You know, in case you didn't realise. Can't wait to hear what you think and PLEASE LET ME KNOW ALL YOUR FEELINGS. <3 <3 <3


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