Sunday, January 20, 2013

A Sunday Retrospective (12)

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.

Hooray, it's Sunday! While I usually schedule these posts ahead of time, I'm always excited to share the newest stuff happening on the blog and around the blogging community. This week, despite being pretty busy, brought some lovely surprises in the mail!
IN MY MAILBOX
an authentic Korean Doll from Ellen Oh (via Epic Reads)

from my awesome friend & feature partner Cass
ARC of Unravel Me (Shatter Me #2) by Tahereh Mafi
ARC of The Madman's Daughter by Megan Shepherd


from my awesome twin Lena
ARC of Fuse (Pure #2) by Julianna Baggott

from Big Honcho Media
Changeling (Order of Darkness #1) by Philippa Gregory

from the very awesome April
Prophecy (The Dragon King Chronicles #1) by Ellen Oh

ON THE BLOG

AROUND THE COMMUNITY

DON'T FORGET...
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30 comments:

  1. I really enjoyed both Unravel Me and The Madman's Daughter, so I can't wait to hear what you make of them! Fuse looks pretty good too... I need to quickly look through the first book before picking that up (I think I may have forgotten quite a bit!). Great haul, Alexa. :)

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    1. Me too! I'm worried that I'll be a little confused when I start reading Fuse...

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  2. I love the cover for The Madman's Daughter -- it's so different! And I totally need to read Shatter Me still ... I've heard so many mixed things that I don't know where to start!

    Thank you for sharing my post on guest posts! :)

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    1. Of course! I thought your post was great. And definitely read Shatter Me! I liked it :)

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  3. I want to read Unravel Me!!!
    http://lovesbooksreviews.blogspot.com/2013/01/stacking-shelves-35.html

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  4. That authentic Korean doll is cute!!

    OMG. I die of jealousy over Unravel Me, I hope it is as good as it looks.

    Whoooo so excited for The Madman's Daughter. And Fuse!

    I am so happy Prophecy arrived nice and safe. :-)

    I'm so behind on my google reader, but I will be back to leave all of the comments on this week's posts. Pinky swear. <3 hahaha

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    1. Cass is awesome for lending me that book. I can't wait to see what Tahereh has in store for all of us this time!

      Also, I love you for sending me Prophecy and for leaving me fun comments to read <3

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  5. i'm super excited about Fuse! Pure is one of my favorite books ever. I think I read it three times before it was even published last year. I'll be reading that one soon. Plus, the cover is even more awesome than the cover for Pure.

    I'm really curious about The Madman's Daughter - it seems to have a lot of buzz and hype, which is why I've sort of stayed away from it. I'm anxious to see what you think, Alexa. Let me know! Great stuff. :)

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    1. I read Pure because of your review! (I definitely remember that!). I'll be reading Fuse soon, and I'll probably tweet you as I do :D

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    2. Maybe we should read Fuse around the same time!

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  6. Sigh..feeling jealousy at you having your hands on Unravel Me and The Madman's Daughter at.the.same.time. ;-) Great links to other blogs this week. I love finding new blogs to follow!

    Dana

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    1. I got lucky because my friend Cass is AMAZING. She's super generous to lend me those two!

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  7. EEEEEE UNRAVEL ME! I can't wait to read your thoughts, once you've read it! I want that one so badly, but I do firmly hope that it won't make me switch teams, because I'm very happy here on Adam's side. I'm also looking forward to the Madman's Daughter. I've heard very good things about it. Thank you for including my post <3

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    1. I'm really looking forward to it, and I'm definitely (hopefully) still going to be on Team Adam as well!

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  8. What a great weekly wrap-up! I hope you love The Madman's Daughter. I thought it was amazing!

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    1. I can't wait to read it because it does sound amazing!

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  9. What a Great Post! I can't believe this is the 1st time I have seen this! and I am jealous, you got spoiled with some great books!

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    1. I got lucky this week. My mailbox is normally not this awesome ;)

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  10. Eeee! You have to let me know what you think of Prophecy! I've had my eye on this one for ages!! :D

    And thanks for the mention (twice! :D) sweetie.

    Faye :)

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    1. Of course! I definitely hope I enjoy it :)

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  11. What wonderful books! I do hope that you enjoy The Madman's Daughter. I liked it's wonderful weirdness. I read your great interview earlier on Faye's blog.

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    1. Oh, thanks! And I love how you described it as wonderfully weird - that makes it sound even more interesting!

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  12. that doll is lovely! also YAYY Unravel Me, let's discuss when you're done. I heard v good things about The Madman's Daughter, excited!

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    1. I love the doll too! YES, of course we shall discuss! I'm wondering if my loyalties will change...

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  13. I love that you compile a list of posts in the blogging community that you enjoyed. I am discovering new blogs this way, and don't want to miss any great posts during my busy work week. I appreciate it! You're awesome!

    (I can't wait for Madman's Daughter to come out! I'm so excited to read that one! And the cover for Fuse is soooo unique and intriguing!)

    Lauren @ Hughes Reviews

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    1. I try to link to posts that interest/teach me things, and I'm glad you find it useful! It's really a great way for me to spotlight some of the awesome stuff that happens during the week :)

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  14. Lady, so jealous of Unravel Me and The Madman's Daughter. Just glad they come out soon so I don't have to wait very long to read them for myself!

    And I love the posts you linked to about rejection, love triangles, book hangovers and guest posts. I love that you remind me of some of the awesome stuff I've read this week - or the awesome stuff I missed! Thanks for including my post on here - you're too sweet :)

    Also, I enjoyed reading your blogger spotlight interview! Fun way to learn a little more about you!

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    1. We're going to need to discuss Unravel Me when we've both read it. I'm pretty sure that book will evoke lots of feelings!

      And I'm glad you enjoyed checking out the posts I linked to :)

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  15. A mailbox of awesome Miss Alexa! I have yet to read Shatter Me but even if that hasn't happened yet, I know how exciting it must be to read Unravel Me. The cover is gorgeous! And can I just say how lovely the Korean doll is? Because I totally think so! Happy reading awkward twin <3

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    1. I hope you read Shatter Me soon because it's wonderful. I miss you awkward twin! <3

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