Sunday, 29 June 2014

Weekly Wrap-Up (29/06/14)


The Sunday Post hosted @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer
It's Monday! hosted @ Book Journey

THIS PAST WEEK ON MY BLOG:

Weekly Wrap-Up (22/06/14)
Review: Appaloosa Summer
Top Ten Tuesday: Cover Trends
Graphic Novel Mini Reviews: Black Science and Saga
Beautiful People for Writers #1
Review: The Winner's Curse

WHAT I READ THIS PAST WEEK:

I really wanted to like this book and I tried to, but I just couldn't. The characters fell a little flat for me and I just couldn't get on with the writing. There was too much telling and not enough showing, also there was too much exposition in the form of infodumping and unnecessay dialogue.

The story itself did start to get a little better but I just couldn't read anymore and it even put me in a bit of a reading slump, I gave up on it on Tuesday put didn't pick another book up till Friday night.








The book I picked up on friday and really enjoyed is...


WHAT I AM CURRENTLY READING.




ADDITIONS TO MY TBR:
Stacking the Shevles hosted @ Tynga's Reviews
Showcase Sunday hosted @ Books, Biscuits and Tea



WHAT I BOUGHT:



FOR REVIEW:



THIS PAST WEEK IN REAL LIFE:

I got the news that I have been approved for the mutual exchange that I applied for a million years ago. So I am definitely moving, yay!


I haven't been up to much this week, the weather has been horrid,
which makes me feel horrid, so I just curl up in bed and watch lots of TV.
Some of that TV included new seasons of True Blood and Teen Wolf, both season premiers leaving a lot to be desired. Plus 2 whole new shows - Dominion and The Last Ship, I enjoyed both and look forward to the rest of their seasons.

NEXT WEEK ON MY BLOG:

Review: Turning on a Dime
Top Ten Tuesday: Favourite Classics
Waiting on Alias Hook
A Post That Will be Brought to You by the Letter F
Feature and Follow Friday: Favourite Picture Books
Graphic Novel Mini Reviews: Hawkeye Vol. 1 and Fury's Big Week
Weekly Wrap-Up

WHAT I PLAN TO READ NEXT:

I am making no plans, because I hardly, if ever stick to them. I am mostly a mood reader, so I just pick up whatever I feel like reading in the moment.

NEXT WEEK IN REAL LIFE:

I will be signing papers for my new house and will hopefully finish up packing, so we will be all ready for the move date, which is July 19th. 
I will hopefully get lots of reading done and reviews written and scheduled for each book, so when it comes to those busy moving days I won't have to worry about my blog.

How about you, my lovelies, did you have a great week with lots of reading and beautiful new books?

22 comments:

  1. Good luck moving!! (We move a lot and I ALWAYS find it stressful. x) But bleh to bad weather...hate that. I get so unmotivated, although, heeeey not a bad thing when there are awesome TV shows calling to me. ;) I've been meaning to start Teen Wolf forever.
    My Sunday Post!

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    1. Thanks Cait and yes moving is soooooo stressful, I can't wait to get it over and done with.

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  2. I think I have a book by Emmy Laybourne to read, but not the same. The cover is catchy ! Great haul, have a great week !

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    1. OOh I will have to go look and see what else she has written.

      Have a great week Iza.

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  3. OH, Salt and Storm! I also received it and can't wait to dive into. Hopefully we both will enjoy it! Tabula Rasa has a very intriguing cover. Gonna check it later. :) Good luck with the packing! I know it can be hectic, so awesome that you have planned posts for blog beforehand. :) Happy reading, Natalie! :)

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    1. I am really hoping we enjoy Salt and Storm too.

      Have a great week Hilda :-)

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  4. Congrats on your exchange and good luck with the move. I have All Our Yesterdays too (on audio) but haven't gotten around to listening to it yet. Have a great week!

    SP & STS
    Sandy @ Somewhere Only We Know

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    1. Thanks Sandy. I am enjoying All Our Yesterdays so far, I bet it's a great audio experience

      Have a great week :-)

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  5. Good luck with the exchange - where will you be moving? I did a high school exchange when I was in high school (moved from Finland to US for 10 months) and that definitely was one of the best experiences in my life so far :)
    Have a good week!

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    1. My exchange isn't anywhere near as exciting as that. I am simply swapping my house with another family's house as I need a smaller house in town and they need a bigger house in the country.

      Have a great week :-)

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  6. Salt & Storm and Tabula Rasa have been on my review stack for a while. They are getting nearer to the top. I hope you enjoy your move. The idea of packing is really daunting to me. I've lived in my house for about 13 years and am not good at throwing things away. Come see what I got this week at Ms. Martin Teaches Media and Inside of a Dog. Happy reading!

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    1. Packing has been a nightmare, with 26 years of accumulated stuff and most of it trash.

      Have a great week Kathy :-)

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  7. Good luck with the move! That's too bad about the awful weather but sometimes some downtime watching TV is always really nice! Have a great week!

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    1. Yeah , I do love watching TV shows almost as much as I love reading ALMOST, so I shouldn't complain too much. But I love the sun and it mkes me sad when it goes away.

      Thanks Katherine you have a great week too :-)

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  8. I feel the same about the Bentwhistle book. I really wanted to like it, but just couldn't finish it!!!

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    1. Thanks Wajiha, I am glad I am not alone about the book.

      Have a great week :-)

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  9. How exciting, a new house - good luck with the move, it's always a bit unsettling.
    It's annoying when you think you should really like a book and just can't - I think we have all been there. I also like your idea of reading whatever you feel like without much of a plan, that is how it should be, enjoyable and relaxing.Peggy @ The Pegster Reads

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    1. Thanks Peggy - I am excited an dstressed about the moce, I can't wait till it is all over.

      It is summer after all, I should be enjoying reading and so I will.

      Have a great week :-)

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  10. I'm totally a mood reader too, which makes it hard for me to plan my reads sometimes but whatever. LOL! Sky on Fire looks good, I've been eyeing that series for a while- and Salt and storm looks good too.

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    1. Planning or no planning - as long as we read, right?

      I am hoping Salt and Storm is as good as it looks.

      Have a great week Greg :-)

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    1. I am really enjoying it so far.

      Have a great week Ellie :-)

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