The Sunday Post is a meme sponsored by the wonderful Kimba, the Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It’s a chance to share news. A post to recap the past week, showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is coming up for the week on our blog.
I hope all my U.S. readers had a wonderful Independence Day! We spent the day quietly; we didn’t even go see the fireworks, because our nearby military base didn’t have them this year. The sequester has taken a bite out of the budget, and fireworks are a luxury compared to keeping our soldiers and sailors fed and paid. ; blogoversary (still time to enter giveaway);
The past week on the blog:
- Review: What’s a Witch to Do? by Jennifer Harlow
- Top Ten Tuesday: Most Intimidating Books
- News & Notes -7/06/13 — best-selling books of 2013 (so far); reading boost cognitive function into old age; what is New Adult; Neil Gaiman returning to The Sandman; two Harry Potter cover reveals; book covers with one letter missing; free books; and more!
- 4 -Year Blogoversary! Celebration and Giveaway — Come help me celebrate 4 years of blogging!
The coming week:
- Top Ten Tuesday: Best/Worst Movie Adaptations
- News & Notes –
- Reviews TBD
- The Hero, Robyn Carr’s third Thunder Point book, courtesy of Harlequin and NetGalley. I really enjoyed the first two books in the series, so I’m looking forward to this one!
- A Study in Darkness, book 2 in The Baskerville Affair series mixing Sherlock Holmes — or rather, his niece — with paranormal and I think a bit of gaslight/steampunk. I’ve also got book 1 for review. I’m really excited to start this series! Thanks to Random House (Del Rey) and Netgalley for this one.
- The Thinking Woman’s Guide to Real Magic, by Emily Croy Barker. It’s being marketed to fans of Deborah Harkness’s All Souls trilogy, which sounds good to me! Thanks to Penguin Group’s Pamela Dorman Books and Edelweiss for this title!
Won or Gifted:
Bought or Downloaded Free for My E-reader:
- I read a review of Geoducks Are For Lovers on one of the blogs I read, and it sounded good, so when I saw it as an Amazon freebie, I grabbed it. (I’m so sorry; I can’t remember which blog! If you reviewed this book, please let me know so I can credit you here!)
- Blackberry Summer went on sale; I liked the fifth book in the series, so I had to snap this series opener up.
- Back in high school, I used to enjoy Andre Norton‘s books, including the Witch World novels. I thought I’d give this freebie a try and see if she still appeals.
- Five Days in Skye caught my attention because I’ve been to Skye and absolutely loved it. It’s a debut indie romance.