Well, I have to say, with everything that happened last week, I’m pretty glad it’s over. I’m not going to comment on any of the drama that’s been happening, but I do want to say that my thoughts and prayers are still with those involved and affected by the shooting in Aurora. I’m still having trouble wrapping my mind around what happened and why it happened. I’ll never understand why people do things like that.
And now, since there’s no good way to transition from talking about such a tragic event to something trivial like a book blog, I’m just going to dive right in. This weekly wrap-up will cover what happened last week on the blog, in case you missed it or are a new follower (Hi!), and a few things to look forward to this week. I’ll also cover any new books I acquired during the week and the books I’ve been reading. I like to do these wrap-ups to keep me on track as well as have a record of what I’ve done. So, without further ado, here we go.
On Monday I wrote up another Kindle Book Deals post. Many of the prices for books on that post have already changed though. So if you’re going to look through the list, make sure you check the price after clicking over to the Amazon page before you buy. I know City of Bones is back up to $10.99 again. Boo.
On Tuesday I wrote up my Top Ten Tuesday post. It was all about my Top Ten Hunger Games Read-A-Likes. If you’re a fan of The Hunger Games, check out my list and let me know what you think!
On Wednesday I opened up my Vacation Reads Giveaway for entries! The giveaway will be open until midnight on Wednesday, so make sure you enter to win a book of your choice (under $12) before then!
On Thursday I did a Mini Book Review Round-Up, this time for YA Contemporaries that I had read recently.
I also still have my July New Release Giveaway going on until July 31, so head on over there and enter to win a July release if you haven’t done so already!
I’m not sure what happened this week but I only finished one book: My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick. You can read what I thought about it in my Mini Book Review Round-Up post. I did start reading The Wishing Spell by Chris Colfer and am so far enjoying it. It’s definitely a middle-grade level book, but I’m surprisingly into it and seeing where all the fairy tale characters have been since their stories ended. I’ve got a few theories on where the book is going, so I’m interested to see which way he’ll take it. He’s also on a big tour across the US promoting his book and I’ve got tickets to see him, so I definitely want to get his book read before he comes here.
Borrowed: The Red House by Mark Haddon (author of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time), The Wishing Spell (The Land of Stories #1) by Chris Colfer, The Unquiet by Jeannine Garsee
For Review: Henry Franks: A Novel by Peter Adam Salomon (thanks to NetGalley and Flux Books) and Two and Twenty Dark Tales: Dark Retellings of Mother Goose Rhymes (Thanks to NetGalley and Month9Books)
On Tuesday I’ll be posting my Top Ten Tuesday books. This week’s topic is: Top Ten Most Vivid Worlds/Settings In Books. I’m really looking forward to this one.
On Wednesday I’ll be posting my stop for the Blackbrooke Blog Tour hosted by Book Me! I’ll have a review of Emma Silver’s Blackbrooke and a guest post from the main character, Libby Connor. I absolutely loved this book, and there is a giveaway involved, so don’t miss this one!
On Thursday I’ll have a post full of books I’m looking forward to being released in August.
I’ll also have a Feature and Follow post and a Vacation Reads Giveaway Wrap-Up post. Don’t forget to enter that giveaway before Wednesday at midnight!
For books this week I’m looking at finishing The Wishing Spell by Chris Colfer. I’ll also start on The Mine by John A. Heldt. And after that, I’m not really sure. I’ll start either A Midsummer’s Nightmare, Flirting in Italian, or The Red House. If you have ideas on which I should read first, let me know in the comments!
That’s all I’ve got for this week. I’m hoping for a less drama-filled week, more peace in the world, and happiness for all of you. Thanks for stopping by!