Saturday, June 2, 2012

Sunday Post #4

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 three other memes. The first is Stacking The Shelves hosted by Tynga at Tynga's Reviews , the second is Mailbox Monday which is hosted by Sassy Brit at Alternative-Reads.com this month, and the third is Sunday Showcase hosted by Books Biscuits and Tea. Stop by and take a look!


Welcome to June everyone! I can't believe that half the year is already over! Unbelievable! This was an incredibly slow, alright non-existent, week here on A Library of our Own. I'm not sure exactly why. I finished Rainshadow Road by Lisa Kleypas and read Dancing Naked in Dixie by Lauren Clark, which will be featured as part of a blog tour on June 14th. I have three books waiting to be reviewed and posted, the two I promised you for this week and now Rainshadow Road. have no fear, they will eventually all end up here.

There was some brief excitement around here when I found out that I had won a Blogger's Pass to BEA from Armchair BEA however that was short lived as I reluctantly decided that there was too much that would need to be arranged in a very short period of time. I declined the Blogger's Pass with great regret and many thanks to Armchair BEA. I'll definitely be planning ahead for next year. As for this year I will be following along with all the other great bloggers registered for Armchair BEA! It looks like it will be a lot of fun!

My oldest daughter and I attended a signing of Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzgerald today at the Arlington, VA library! This was a lot of fun and hopefully the beginning of many great book adventures for us! We are already planning a trip to see Emily Griffen in July! I have not read Hush, Hush but my daughter loves it and not only got it signed but also the two following books and the Hush, Hush graphic novel, which we won at the event today! She may be passing these along to me in the not so distant future, Some very exciting news that came out of today is that my eldest daughter may be joining me here at A Library of our Own and doing some book reviews of her own! She already has at least two picked out that she would like to do. Let us all keep our fingers crossed that she finds the time, while working and going to school, so that we may officially welcome her very soon!

My mailbox was not very active this week but we did get a few things!


 Goodreads Giveaways

The Algebra of Snow: A Bedtime Story for My Mother by Ginger Moran 


 Won

Spin by Catherine McKenzie 





To G and E from MeMe and BaBa

The Empty Pot by Demi
Grasshopper Pie and Other Poems by David Steinberg
Charlotte's Web by E. B. White
The Twelve Dancing Princesses by Ruth Sanderson

I hope you all have a wonderful week and that your mailboxes treat you well!

16 comments:

  1. This sounds really bad but I've never read Charlotte's Web! I know, really bad, but by the time I knew about it, I was already reading YA novels and had abandoned middle grade! -.-

    Check out my Stacking the Shelves!

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    1. This will sound even worse....I've never read Charlotte's Web! I read Stuart Little but had always heard the Charlotte's Web was sad so I refused. So now in my very late 30's I'm reading it with my son. It's never too late!

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  2. Hi there! I LOVED Charlotte's Web when I was growing up! Happy reading :) I hope you'll drop by and check out my StS post for this week :)

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    1. Thanks for stopping by! We are enjoying Charlotte's Web so far! We'll be reading some more today.

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  3. Bummer about BEA, I will be attending in 2013..wahoo! The library event with Hush, Hush sounds like it was fun. Grasshopper pie..eek! Thanks for being a part of The Sunday Post

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    1. I'm hoping to plan ahead enough to be there for all of 2013! How awesome would that be?!

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  4. The Hush, Hush signing sounds amazing.. What a great series. Great books..

    Jenea @ Books Live Forever
    http://booksliveforever.com/?p=1242

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    1. The signing was a lot of fun! I'll be borrowing it from my daughter when she is finished!

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  5. Awesome haul this week! I am loving those covers!

    Thanks for sharing,
    Dani (new follower)
    http://paulettespapers.com/?p=2097

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    1. Thanks for stopping by and following!

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  6. That's great news about your daughter maybe writing some reviews here with you! It sounds like it'll be fun to share the experience. :)

    Charlotte's Web is a little sad but it's also funny and sweet - worth reading in spite of the small bits of sadness.

    Barbara @ Basia's Bookshelf

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    1. I'm really excited about the possibility of my daughter joining me! Not only would it be fun but a much wider range of books would get reviewed!

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  7. I love the twelve dancing princesses, but I never saw this version before. Thanks! I'm going to add it to my goodreads list ^^

    Happy reading :D

    http://thedailyprophecy.blogspot.nl/2012/06/showcase-sunday-5-freebies.html

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    1. I'd never read the story before but I really enjoyed it. I'd like to look at a few other editions, do you have one you would recommend?

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  8. Awww - sorry you won't be able to attend BEA. Iw on the other pass, but since I live in NY it wasn't too bad to make arrangements - but coming from out of state (or even further up state) it might have been different. Hope you enjoy all your books!

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    1. I'm so happy for you! Enjoy your week! I do have a happy turn of events that will be announced here tomorrow!

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