Sunday, 17 November 2013

The Sunday Post (#27) and Showcase Sunday (#13)


The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer, and Showcase Sunday is hosted by Books, Biscuits and Tea and inspired by Pop Culture Junkie and the Story Siren. They're a chance to share news, a post to recap the past week on your blog, highlight our newest books and see what everyone else received for review, borrowed from libraries, or bought.


I've had some time off, so have been able to write a few blog posts (*gasp*), leading to some great interactions on Twitter with various authors. Here's what's been happening on Girl!Reporter over the past couple of weeks:

Book stuff
Review: Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell
Review: Seeking Crystal by Joss Stirling
Review: Model Misfit (Geek Girl #2) by Holly Smale
Review: Resist by Sarah Crossan
Review: The Siege, Three Days of Terror Inside the Taj by Adrian Levy and Cathy Scott-Clark
My week in books (#12) - stuff about Joanne Harris, Jon Rance and monster bookmarks, plus more

Non-book stuff
Film review: Thor - The Dark World
Reporting tips: Getting the job
Fitness review: Tabata
Review: Natural History Museum Ice Rink
Basketball for dummies: Training with the London Lions

Because I've been busy blogging, I've not had time to acquire many books, which is actually a good thing. Here's what I have picked up, all from the library:

The Arab Uprisings by Jeremy Bowen
The Heist by Janet Evanovich and Lee Goldberg
The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon








What have you added to your shelves?

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer, and Showcase Sunday is hosted by Books, Biscuits and Tea and inspired by Pop Culture Junkie and the Story Siren. They're a chance to share news, a post to recap the past week on your blog, highlight our newest books and see what everyone else received for review, borrowed from libraries, or bought.
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21 comments:

  1. Nice haul & thanks for stopping by my post! I read Eleanor & Park and thought it was a good book. I didn't crazy love it like a lot of people did. I own Breath by Sarah Crossan and I really need to read it. Hope you enjoy everything!

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    1. I'm not sure if I was just very emotional when I read Eleanor and Park, but I pretty much cried my way through it!

      I loved Breathe, it's a great dystopian novel. I hope you enjoy it.

      Sarah

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  2. Oh I loved Eleanor & Park. Haven't posted my review of it yet though. It keeps getting pushed back because of review books that take priority. I'm going to check that out next!

    SP & STS
    Sandy @ Somewhere Only We Know

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    1. It was great, wasn't it? I really want to read Fangirl now.

      Sarah

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  3. The Bone Season looks great, I must start it soon.
    Plus I still have to see Thor 2. I am super excited :D
    Happy reading!

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    1. I loved Thor 2, mostly because I love Loki! I hope you enjoy it.

      Sarah

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  4. Bone Season was one of my favs this year and I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!

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    1. After the initial excitement, I forgot about it. It was only when I saw it at the library yesterday that I remembered I wanted to read it!

      Sarah

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  5. Oooh, nice. I would like to pick up a copy of The Bone Season. Happy reading.

    Thanks for stopping by.
    Jenea @ Books Live Forever's Sunday Post

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  6. Same here! Isn't it nice to finally have some time to sit down and blog? (And read) :) And not buying new books is always great news, as far as our endless TBR pile is concerned.

    The Bone Season is supposed to be good - I hope you enjoy it!

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    1. It's been quite refreshing actually getting blog posts done rather than thinking about doing them.

      Sarah

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  7. Wow! Busy week for you :-) I hope you enjoy The Bone Season.

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  8. The Bone Season, lucky you! I am dying to get my hands on that one to see if it will live up to all the hype for me or not. Have a great week :)

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    1. I really want to read it, but at the same time, I'm apprehensive, because only one of the books in the series has been released, and I'm bad at waiting!

      Sarah

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  9. I don't know the reason, but I could not get into The Bone Season. I think it's one I'd like to revisit in the future. Hope you have better luck!

    Stephanie @ Inspiring Insomnia

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    1. I've tried not to read too much of the hype surrounding it, which will hopefully mean I have no expectations going in and can enjoy it. Hopefully.

      Sarah

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  10. Lovely haul! I also have The Bone Season in my TBR list <3

    Thanks for dropping by my StS post! :D

    - Kazhy @ My Library in the Making

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    1. I have a feeling The Bone Season will stay on my to read pile for a little while yet!

      Sarah

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  11. The Bone Season! I still have to read that one, but I've heard great things about it! :D
    Happy reading & thanks for stopping by my STS! (:

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