Sunday, 4 November 2012

In My Mailbox & Update

It’s been ages since I’ve participated in this meme, hosted by The Story Siren.  Things have been super hectic over the last few months with one of our children breaking his arm in two places, and the other not being well….hopefully the worst is behind us now! 

Anyway, I’d like to share what eye candy came this past week. 

Pushing the Limits by Katie McGarry  (Mira Ink)

This is one I bought on a wim, I loved the sound of it and had heard a bit about it on Twitter.  I bought it yesterday - I couldn’t wait to start it & stayed up really, really late to finish it in one sitting as I couldn’t put it down once I’d started!!  My review of this will be posted this Tuesday.  Go bag your copy – if you’re in the UK, Amazon have it for the Kindle for 20p currently!  It’s well worth full price, but an absolute steal at the promotional price.

For review:
Struck by Lightning by Chris Colfer 
This looks like it might be hilariously funny.  Carson Phillips considers himself on the bottom of the food chain at high school; but dreams of a career as a journalist.  His guidance councillor tells him he must create a literary magazine, so he goes all out to blackmail those around him to get the stories he needs.  This is also a movie.

The Infernal Devices Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare

I happened upon the cover for this earlier this week when I was looking for future things to read.  Such cool steampunkery eye candy!  I *love* the mix of manga and steampunk on the cover…the only thing missing is a top hat & goggles or adornments on the manga character.  I’m *so* looking forward to reading this.  Anyone who knows me, knows that I absolutely love steampunk.  I make and sell my own designed and handmade steampunk accessories/jewellery, so to have steampunk books to read is bliss :)

Hidden by P.C & Kristin Cast
I like the cover on this – all the series is being given a cover facelift, and this is the first new one I’ve seen.  I’ve read the previous book (Destined), and have just started this one, and so far I’ve found it a lot more enjoyable than the last book.

This one was a request from the author for a review.  Having read the book synopsis and the reviews for it on Amazon I thought I’d give it a go as I may be in need of tips like these in the future.  

Sir Charlie Stinky Socks and the Tale of Two Treasures by Kristina Stephenson

This is a colourful book which we’ve had the delight in reading once so far.  Review to be posted asap on ReallyKidFriendly.

An update:
I’ve been really remiss lately and haven’t blogged/reviewed as many books as what I have read, so I have a lot of reviews which I am catching up on and posting.  I feel really bad that I’ve not reviewed books in what I consider to be a timely manner recently..sometimes life just gets in the way and procrastination is a bloggers worst enemy.  I am scheduling my way through the reviews I have, and also trying to strike a balance with new books coming in to give the blog a mix of interesting updates.  My apologies to all the authors and publishers who have been so generous in sending books for review.

I’m also taking part in memes and giveaway hops again. I’m really excited to be sharing that I’m also updating my blog.  I realise that the right hand side is really hard to navigate (long lists etc), so not only am I giving my blog a facelift, I’m also changing the layout, so please bear with me whilst all this is going on.

We’re currently taking part in the Dystopian Hop, which finishes on the 7th November.  From the 12th November we’re also taking part in the Clear Your Shelf giveaway hop, with multiple giveaways for UK and international followers!  Stay tuned & Happy Sunday!


Alexis said...

I can't wait to read Pushing the Limits. Enjoy your books! =D Check out my IMM.

Books Glorious Books said...

I really want to read Pushing the Limits but haven't gotten round to it yet!

Lisa [is busy nerding] said...

That steam punk meets manga combo is intriguing. I hope you enjoy!

Sandy said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE Pushing the Limits! Hope you enjoy your books this week!

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Sandy @ Somewhere Only We Know

Ashley said...

I'm so glad you loved Pushing the Limits!! I read that earlier this year and fell completely in love with it! It's soooo amazing. It made me fall in love with contemporary again.

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Anonymous said...

Pushing the Limits! I loved that book too, and I wasn't sure if I would. I thought it might be too soap opera-y, but it wasn't. I connected with both Echo and Noah, and never wanted their story to end. Can't wait to read your review!