Sunday Post. Monsters, Cats & Magic

Sunday, 22 October 2017


Sunday Post is a meme hosted by Caffeinated Book Reviews.
Welcome to my first ever Sunday Post! Why did I decide to participate on this meme? For me, it can be difficult to keep track of the books I receive and of all the posts I want to share with you when my schedule is chaotic (and as far as I can tell, my schedule will be chaotic for a very long time). So, in the middle of every month, I'll be participating on this meme to make sure I don't forget anything bookish I'd like to share and discuss. Of course, today, this will be a very short post because I'm very forgetful and disorganized.

What happened in my life this week:

🌻 Existential question: What is free time? Does it even exist?
🌻 Almost finished reading Hunted by Meagan Spooner. 
🌻 Monsters are taking over my life (and that isn't a bad thing; I will later explain why).
🌻 FINALLY finished the first season of Blacklist.
🌻The House Cup Reading Challenge has finally began and I haven't finished a single book yet. I'm being an awful Gryffindor.
🌻 After debating a lot with myself and my bank account, I ordered V.E. Schwab's A Darker Shade of Magic Collector's Edition



LAST WEEKS ON THE BLOG...
  • A couple of weeks ago, I wrote a discussion post on reviewing ARCs where I talked about how sincere can a reader be when she/he is reviewing an ARC that a publisher or author send.
  • I wrote my second The Nerdy Corner post. This time the nerd in me discussed nostalgia and video games. If you are interested, I'd love to read your opinion on which video games you would like to be brought back.

📚 MINI BOOK HAUL 📚


So far, only two books arrived at my doorstep. One of them was The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman. The edition I bought was on sale on Book Depository. Last Friday, I received my special edition from Illumicrate of The Language of Thorns by Leigh Bardugo -I'll show you the unboxing but I'm waiting since I don't want to spoil anyone (you can still order The Grisha Edition box if you want to).

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  1. I really liked that Neil Gaiman book. I hope you have a great week!

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

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    1. I hope I also enjoy it. Thank you, have a great week as well. Happy readings! ;)

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  2. Oh I need to read your discussion post on Reviewing ARCs. I hope you'll enjoy your new books. Have a wonderful week and happy reading. 😁❤️

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    1. It was a discussion I had a lot of fun writing. I hope you enjoy it. :) Thank you, wishing you a wonderful week as well. Happy readings! ;)

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  3. The Language of Thorns is everywhere. I hope you enjoy all of your books. Happy reading!

    My STS

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  4. Congrats on joining the Sunday post!! The Sunday Post is just the best. Also, The Ocean At The End Of The Lane? BEST BOOK EVER. You'll love it, I'm sure! I absolutely loved it, read it this year and it was so good I failed to even write a review. I do that when a book is like 50 million stars :D
    Have a great week!

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    1. Thank you. <3 So far everyone has been so warm and welcoming that I may join the Sunday Post every week. I keep reading wonderful things about The Ocean at the End of the Lane that I just can't wait to have free time to pick it up. Lol, it's really difficult to write a review for a book that stole your heart.

      Have a great week too & Happy readings! ;)

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  5. Welcome to the Sunday Post. I hope you'll enjoy it! I love the Sunday Post, and visiting all these lovely blogs. That Neil Gaiman book looks great. I'll have to check that one out.
    Have a great week and happy reading!

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    1. Double thank you. :) Because of the Sunday Post I've found many interesting and lovely blogs -it's always fun to meet new fellow bookworms. Happy readings! ;)

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  6. Happy first Sunday Post!!!!

    I agree, it's such a great way to list all the things that happened on the blog. That was one of the reasons why I started and I've been enjoying it so far.
    I'm really interested in your discussion post on reviewing ARCs - it's such a fine line. I have come to the conclusion that if I request books from authors I love the chances are high that I'll love or at least enjoy the requested book. If I didn't like it, I started letting the authors or publishers know, and I often don't even write a review. Most times it's me being in a book funk, and if that's the case I don't want to blame the author because it was clearly me being surly.

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    1. Thank you for the warm welcoming. :) I thought it was an interesting theme to be discussed since reviewing ARCs can put a lot of pressure on the reader/blogger -I always fear my opinion may harm the publisher/author if it isn't positive, but at the same time I don't feel right not to point out the good and the bad of a book since I may be deceiving future readers.

      Happy readings! ;)

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  7. Well. welcome to the Sunday post! I like doing this post, because it forces me to at least sort of set a TBR for the week. Sometimes I read all the books, sometimes I don't, but it sort of gives me direction. I am a total fan of Spooner's Starbound series. I hope you like Hunted.

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    1. Thank you. :) Although this time I didn't plan a TBR pile for the week, I will probably do it next time so I don't get lost in a sea of books. Also, it will certainly help me not to fall behind when it comes to the novels I have to review for the publisher/author.

      Happy readings! ;)

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  8. Happy to have you joining the Sunday Post, and it's a good way to stay organized and gives folks a chance to see what they might have missed. I am loving your mini haul..both covers rock.

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    1. Thank you for hosting such a welcoming meme. It's indeed a good way to stay organized and to meet new bloggers. Happy readings! ;)

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  9. I like the idea about Nerdy Corner! I need to do something like that on my blog!

    Here’s my Sunday Post!

    Ronyell @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog and join in this week’s Book Photo Sundays!

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    1. If you would like to use the header, feel free to do it. I love The Nerdy Corner because it offers me the opportunity to branch the topics I discuss here on my blog. Happy readings! ;)

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  10. Welcome to the Sunday Post! I like doing it to keep track of what people might have missed on my blog and also to give them hints of what's coming up soon. Looks like you had a great mini book haul this week. I'm dying to read The Language of Thorns and I really enjoyed The Ocean at the End of the Lane when I read it. Happy reading!

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    1. Thank you Suzanne. :) It is indeed a great way to keep track of what people may have missed on a blog. I was very surprised to see that one of my discussion posts received many views/comments after I shared it on the Sunday Post.

      I hope we both love The Language of Thorns when we read it. I've seen some of the illustrations and they are gorgeous. *.*

      Happy readings! ;)
      Tânia @MyLovelySecret

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  11. Welcome to the Sunday Post, hope you enjoy it. I know I do, I like to hear what everyone has been doing all week. Enjoy your books and have a great week!

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    1. Thank you. So far I've been enjoy it -people have been very welcoming. Wishing you a great week as well. Happy readings! ;)

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  12. I hear you on free time - I can't figure out how people have time to be bored. Enjoy your new books!

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    1. Free time is a myth. When people say the are bored, I feel like smacking them. =P Thank you. Happy readings! ;)

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  13. What is free time? I don't even know! :)

    Hunted! I want to read that!
    And Language of Thorns. Definitely. I love Bardugo.

    I hope you love your books this week and congrats on joining up with the Sunday Post! It's a fun one. :)

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    1. Free time is not a real. It's just some folk tale invented to give us hope. =P I hope you have a chance to read Hunted because it's a beautiful story (my opinion can be biased since I usually love all the Beauty and the Beast retellings).

      Thank you & Thank you. <3 Wishing you a great week & Happy readings! ;)

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  14. Beautiful cover on THE LANGUAGE OF THORNS.

    ENJOY your reading week.

    Elizabeth
    Silver's Reviews
    My Mailbox Monday

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    1. The cover of The Language of Thorns is very beautiful. I love all the details.

      Thank you. Wishing you a great reading week. Happy readings! ;)

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  15. This is the first I've seen of The Language of Thorns. Based on how much I'm enjoying Shadow and Bone, I'm sure I'll be picking that one up at some point. :)
    Tanya @ Girl Plus Books

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    1. The Language of Thorns is a beautiful book. I have not read it, but I've flipped through its pages and the illustrations are gorgeous. *.* I can't wait to read your opinion on Shadow and Bone. Everything Leigh Bardugo writes is insta love for me.

      Happy readings! ;)

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  16. Free time is certainly rare for me. I have enjoyed a couple of Neil Gaiman titles but haven't read this one.
    Glad to see you link at Sunday Post and Mailbox Monday. Hope to see you more often.
    Happy Reading!

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    1. Thank you -I'll probably be around more often since everyone is being so warm and welcoming. :) I've only read Caroline by Gaiman, so this will be my second book written by him. Happy readings! ;)

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