Sunday, May 20, 2012

The Sunday Post #2

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer ~ It's a chance to share news~ A post to recap the past week on your blog, showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead. 

 I and also participating in two other memes. The first is Stacking The Shelves hosted by Tynga at Tynga's Reviews and the second is Mailbox Monday which is hosted by Martha from reviews from Martha's Bookshelf this month.. Stop by and take a look!


HI! Everyone! Did you all have a nice week? I certainly did! Unfortunately not a lot went on here this week. Just one post, a review for Shelter by Francis Greenslade. I even neglected my Bookishly Beautiful post, don't worry though I have one in mind for tomorrow! I wasn't completely a slacker as I did write two reviews, When Morning Comes by Francis Ray and Calling Invisible Women by Jeanne Ray. I hadn't noticed it before but both these novels have authors named Ray, that's kinda cool! Anyways, you will see both reviews this week.

I spent a lot of very enjoyable time reading outside in our backyard enjoying the beautiful weather we had this week! My main book of choice has been The Solitary House by Lynn Shepherd which I am enjoying quite a lot. I hope to have that review for you soon though I am not quite finished yet. I've also been making a lot of bookish friends on Twitter this week, wonderful ladies, both readers and authors, who I hope to continue to get to know and hopefully meet one day! The book highlight of the week would have to be attending The 3rd Annual Gaithersburg Book Fair!  It was my first book event and definitely won't be my last! I went with my kids and was not prepared at all but I was lucky enough to catch the last part of Meredith Goldstein's talk and get a signed copy of The Singles! I can't wait to read it! Now who can help me figure out how to get to BEA?! How amazing would that be?

Now on to what I got in my Mailbox this week!













Won on Twitter

The House at Tyneford by Natasha Solomons - Thank you Penguin!
The Dressmaker by Kate Alcott - Thank you Doubleday!


ARC of When in Doubt Add Butter by Beth Harbison - Thanks St. Martin's Press!


For review from author

Fish Tank: A Fable for Our Times by Scott Bischke - Thank you!


Won

The Sumerton Women by D.L. Bogdan - Thank you History Undressed!


Purchased

The Singles by Meredith Goldstein

How was your week? Was your mailbox good to you?

5 comments:

  1. So glad you spent lovely time outside this week, i love this time of year. I am curious about the Dressmaker and look forward to your thoughts on it. I will stop back to see your review on the two Ray authors..lol. thanks so much for being a part of The Sunday Post
    Hope you have another awesome week!

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  2. I was enjoying the nice weather today! I love sitting out in the sun. I want to get a lounge chair soon. I just went to a wedding this weekend without a date so I might want to read The Singles lol. I'll have to read your review to decide. My Sunday Post/STS
    -Melissa @Harley Bear Book Blog

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  3. I love book fairs! It looks like you had a great week. I love your blog and that you read so many different kinds of books. I do the same. I'm especially interested in what you think of The Dressmaker and When in Doubt, Add Butter. Looking forward to reading your reviews!

    My Sunday Post

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  4. I have never been to a book fair. 1 book signing. You got a few good lookin books this week!
    I am going to BEA, the first time, I am incredibly excited but a tad nervous too.
    I was a bit lazy this week, enjoying the gorgeous weather. It has come and it doesn't want to leave!
    I have been walking my doggies a lot farther and longer, riding my bike, fussin with my garden, etc.
    Have a gr8 week.
    fran@b&b

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  5. Awesome haul! Looks like you have some wonderful reading in your future! :)

    Thanks for sharing,
    Dani

    http://paulettespapers.com/?p=2051

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