Sunday Post. Lots of Reading and Some Winnings

Sunday, 14 January 2018

Sunday Post is a meme hosted by Caffeinated Book Reviews.
Am I back to the busy schedule that I don't even have time to breathe? Yes, my life is once again chaotic. I miss the holidays (never thought I'd say this since I'm such a Grinch). However, this was a good week for me. I can't recall the last time I read so much in a week (Bout of Books 21 surely helped).

What happened in my life this week:

🌻 Busy bee!
🌻 I joined Bout of Books 21 and thanks to it I already read four books this year (A Darker Shade of Magic, This Savage Song, In Frankenstein's Shadow - for my dissertation - and Always and Forever, Lara Jean). I believe this is a new record for me.
🌻 I WON A GIVEAWAY! 😀 Last Wednesday, Funko Europe hosted some flash giveaways on twitter and I won one of them. You know how addicted I'm to funkos.
🌻 My first popular Young Adult book ARC request was accepted! *happy dance* Ps. It isn't the first ARC I receive. It's the first "mainstream" ARC that I receive. Mainstream as one of those books that is so popular that you never though you would have a chance to get your hands on before its release.


LAST WEEK ON THE BLOG... 
  • Although I updated my blog every single day, there was only one post this week, my Bout of Books progress. In case you've joined the read-a-thon, let me know so that I can visit you blog and take a look at your progress and challenges.
📚 MINI BOOK HAUL 📚


Two weeks since 2018 began, two weeks without spending a dime on books. I'm not sure for how much longer I'll resist, but so far my bank account is safe. Nevertheless, this week I received from Netgalley To Kill a Kingdom by Alexandra Christo. SO EXCITED! I love retellings and this one has been on my list of 2018-releases-I-can't-wait-to-get-my-hands-on for a really long time. It was such a good surprise. I was really not expecting my request to be approved, but it was.
How was your week? Which books arrived to your bookshelf?

31 comments :

  1. Yeah for your Twitter win. I love winning things. It makes me feel like the universe is on my side. You read some great books this week. I was happy with Always and Forever, Lara Jean. I would have loved an epilogue or the promise of a Kitty spinoff, because I really want to know how it all worked out, but I did feel like Han brought her full circle and we know what all the major players are up to.

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    1. I'm a very unlucky person, so when I win things, it's the only time that I feel like the universe is on my side. =P

      I did enjoy Always and Forever, Lara Jean - I felt so happy when Jenny Han announced it. If a new book were to happen (a Kitty spinoff), Lara Jean and Peter had to be together. My hear would never survive to their break up.

      Happy readings! ;)

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  2. Congratulations on your ARC acceptance! Those get me screeching like a little girl too XD. What giveaway did you win? Was it gift cards or books?

    Have a great week! (Although it looks like you already did XD)

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    1. Thank you Anne. :) I won a Funko giveaway on twitter. Lots of Funko merch coming my way now.

      Happy readings! ;)

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  3. Congratulations on your first YA ARC acceptance! I remember when my first ARC arrived in the mail; I was so excited that I couldn't breathe! The 15 year old me was so jittery! It only gets better from here. Hope you enjoy reading To Kill A Kingdom!

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    1. Thank you. Actually, it wasn't my first ARC acceptance. I've been accepted before. However, it was the first time that my request for a popular book was accepted.

      Receiving ARCs (and free books) is always so exciting!

      Happy readings! ;)

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  4. Congrats on your giveaway and on how well you did with Bout of Books. I hope you enjoy To Kill a Kingdom. That's a book I'm really looking forward to reading :)

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    1. Thank you Suzanne. I can't wait to read To Kill a Kingdom - hopefully, I'll read it very soon. Happy readings! :)

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  5. Congrats on receiving your first ARC! I hope you enjoy it. Love your blog and I look forward to following to see your regular posts!

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    1. Thank you. Actually, it wasn't my first ARC, however, it was the first popular ARC I ever received. :) Aww, thank you Phaedra. Happy readings! ;)

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  6. Yay for getting books read and for being successful in bout of books! Enjoy your week and your new ARC!

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  7. I love doing the Bout of Books challenge! I actually gotten pretty far in the Martian by Andy Weir because of it!

    Here’s my Sunday Post!

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

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    1. Bout of Books is my favourite reading challenge. I'm always happy to join it. Happy readings! ;)

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  8. Congratulations on the ARC and the win. Have a great week!

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

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  9. Wins are so much fun! Enjoy your new books!

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  10. Congrats on the ARC and giveaway win!! That's so amazing, I'm so happy for you.

    Sorry you've been so busy :( I hope this week is a bit better. I'm starting school next week and I'm so dreading it!

    Amy @ A Magical World Of Words

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    1. Aww, thank you Amy. <3

      Let's hope so - weeks shouldn't always be busy. People need time to relax (there is no good in always being stressed). Good luck going back to school. I hope all goes well.

      Happy readings! ;)

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  11. By the time I remembered Bout of Books was happening, it was too late to join in. January is always so busy for me anyway.
    Congrats on the win and the ARC. Enjoy!

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    1. I hope you've a chance to join the next Bout of Books (I think it's in May). I love this read-a-thon because it helps me to go through my TBR pile.

      Thank you. Happy readings! ;)

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  12. Congrats on the giveaway win and on reading four books already.

    Have a great week.

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  13. Congrats on the win! To Kill A Kingdom is one of my most anticipated reads of the year so I'm interested in hearing your thoughts :)

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    1. Thank you Lindsey. To Kill a Kingdom is one of my most anticipated reads of the year too, so I couldn't be more excited when my request was accepted.

      Happy readings! ;)

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  14. Congratulations on the win, the reading and on the ARC acceptance. Happy Reading!

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  15. Congratulations on getting your ARC! Lovely feeling, isn't it?!

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    1. Thank you. There are no words to describe the feeling of received the ARC of a book you have been dying to get your hands on. Happy readings! ;)

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  16. You've already read 4 books this year? WOW you have been busy! I'm reading To Kill a Kingdom soon too, I hope we both love it.

    Thanks for sharing,
    ~Brittany @ Brittany's Book Rambles

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