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Monday 18 March 2013

Sunday Post

Sunday Post is a weekly feature hosted by Kimba the Caffeinated Reviewer. It's main purpose is similar to that of a Sunday newspaper; recap of the week gone by, additions to your library and what is going on in the book blogging community.

Welcome to my Sunday Post of the fortnight, as some may have noticed I do a Sunday Post every 2nd Sunday rather than every Sunday, I just don't buy enough books to do a weekly haul post. This week however, I've had PLENTY of books come in but I haven't had the chance to take pics of my big haul so I will just leave it for either next week or the following fortnight.

I'm just curious, do you all do a Stacking of the Shelves/In My Mailbox and Sunday Post weekly? Are some Sunday posts shorter than others? 

For the bloggers that use Blogger, do you use the default comment app? I can't seem to get the threaded comments working for my blog so I decided to trial Disqus for a week. It kept using my profile pic despite the comments coming from others, so I removed it and it removed all my comments during the time I was trialing it! I'm researching into alternatives and contacted Blogger to try and get my threaded comments working as that's all I want from Disqus anyway. So I'd like to know, Blogger users, what do you use for your comments? How are you finding that? 

Addition to my Library 

Badass Bookie had an event where she featured 2013 Debutantes (debuting Authors). It's such an awesome feature which is in it's third year running with awesome giveaways and I won Dualed by Elsie Chapman. Thank you Lisa! 

Etiquette & Espionage by Gail Carriger 
Enthralled by Melissa Marr edited by Kelley Armstrong
Insurgent by Veronica Roth
The Sky is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson

These are just my buys. Enthralled is actually a compilation of different YA Paranormal Authors with Kami Garcia (Beautiful Creatures), Rachel Vincent (Soul Screamer Series), Ally Condie (Matched Trilogy), Rachel Caine (The Morganville Vampires) just to name a few of the included Authors. It's actually a short-story book, so each short story is written by one Author. 

The Sky is Everywhere is a book I've had on my wishlist for awhile and I was so lucky to found it at my local "discount" book stall, and I cannot believe at how pretty the cover is! It comes with a little ribbon to close it like a journal. 

These are the non-fictions I've bought. The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin. There is also an included journal to accompany this book and Kikki-K stationery store here in Australia also have workshops. Check out the links provided if your interested. 

The other two are miniatures "For Dummies" books. As you can see I'm not a very decent photographer hence these books LOL 

Blog Recap

Blog Tours

Review ~ Legacy of the Clockwork Key by Kristin Bailey 
Guest Post ~ Wanted by Annika James
Review ~ Beyond the Eyes by Rebekkah Ford 
Guest Post ~ Return by Charity Santiago
Review ~ I Am Alive by Cameron Jace
Review ~ Surrender by Rhiannon Paille 
Review ~ Ashes by Estevan Vega
Spotlight ~ Eustice by Alex Gulczynski
Guest Post ~ Rising Calm by Haley Fisher
Review ~ Exhale by Jennifer Snyder 
Spotlight ~ What's a Witch to do by Jennifer Harlow 

Promotional Posts (Release/Blitz/Blast) 

The Undesirable by S Celi
Trust in me by Bethany Lopez
Undertow by Elle Chandour
Snowbound by Elizabeth Kirke
Transcend by Michelle Madow 
Astarte's Wrath by Trisha Wolfe
Blood & Snow by Rashelle Workman 

Cover Reveals

Descendant by Nichole Giles
Endless Summer by CJ Duggan
Death's Awakening by Sarra Cannon
The Wicked Within by Kelly Keaton
Catalyst by Jennifer Snyder
Hell's Hollow by Summer Stone
Demon Derby by Carrie Harris
Runes by Ednah Walters
The Reborn: The Book of Dain by Casse Narome
Lash by LG Castillo
Awakened by Kriston Johnson
Coloured Wielders by Dawna Raver
Pretty When They Collide by Rhiannon Frater
Stripped by Brooklyn Skye

Weekly Memes

In The Blogosphere 

Spring Blog Carnival is an annual event that is in it's third year running. It is created and organised by some amazing book bloggers: Lori at Pure Imagination, Candace at Candace's Book Blog and Angela at Reading Angel. The Spring Blog Carnival is a virtual Carnival for book bloggers, each blog participating is a "booth". So as not to wreck this AWESOME event with a crappy explanation of how it runs, please click on the button above for a better and more comprehensive explanation of this event.

Sign ups for booths are currently taking place, it's a first idea, first come basis so hurry if you've got an idea for a booth! 

Last but not least...Paperback Princess is going to be holding a booth at this year's Spring Blog Carnival!!! The preparations for my booth is currently underway and I hope you all enjoy the booth I'll be presenting!

I was not able to participate in Kimba the Caffeinated Reviewer's Take Control of our TBR piles event held for the entire month of March, sign ups are still open, unfortunately for me I've over committed myself to blog tours so unable to actually read books in my "TBR" pile. 

Anyway, so for those that missed out like myself Kimba is hosting another event in May! Click on the button above to sign up now.

The Book Monsters is hosting two Read-a-thons corresponding with each other. 

March 29 - April 5 ~ Monster Read-a-thon
April 5 - April 8 ~ Monster Review-a-thon

You can join one or both, click on the button above to sign up! 

Last but certainly not least...

The First EVER Twitter based Book Blogger Conference. Click on the button below for more info or click here to vote for your favourite nominated bloggers. 


Anonymous said...

WOW. Lots going on huh? :) There is a lot of fun stuff I wish to participate in but I am going to be out of town visiting my family!

I do Stacking the Shelves once a month, usually the last Saturday.

Thanks for stoppin by and I hope you have a good week!

Books Books and More Books said...

WoW you had a crazy week! Thanks for stopping by.

Heather ~ My Sunday Post

brandileigh2003 said...

Can't wait to see what you think of Dualed, I have been lusting over it.

Silverlight said...

I'v been dying to read Dualed and Etiquette! I hope you enjoy all those great books and have a fantastic week!

Nyx said...

Wow, very hectic couple of weeks there! Nice haul, hope you have better luck with Etiquette & Espionage than I did, I couldn't finish it.

Thanks for stopping by my Sunday Post :)

- Nyx @ Unraveling Words

Catherine @ Book Club Librarian said...

Hope you enjoy your newest book acquisition...look forward to hearing about the others you've gotten recently.

Thanks for visiting my blog...have a great week!

Maji Bookshelf said...

wow this post has a ton of great stuff!! Have to say that Insurgent is amazing <3 (I always have to mention divergent books if they appear at any post!) I might actually sign up for that tbr pile event in may too!!

awesome post,
- Juhina @ Maji Bookshelf

Unknown said...

You have had a wonderful week and received some amazing books. Enjoy your week ahead. Thanks for stopping by.

Jenea @ Books Live Forever

Kimberly @ Caffeinated Reviewer said...

Some of the Sunday posters do a weekly post simply because we include our past week events and what's coming up on the blog. Some weeks are small hauls and others are huge. Some post only their blog news and do STS on Saturday and others roll them into one. Hope that helps. Have fun taking pictures! The Sunday Post

Michelle @ In Libris Veritas said...

I do my Sunday Post every week, and I find that compared to the other memes you listed it helps recap the whole week at once. But yeah, my Sunday Posts fluctuate in length. Sometimes I have a ton to update and other times it's only a few posts.
I hope you enjoy Dualed and your other books!

Book Savvy Babe said...

I use wordpress, so I can't help with the comments, sorry. But, as for the sunday post, I post weekly most of the time. There may be a week here or there that I miss, simply due to time. I like the sunday post because it's also a weekly re-cap, so people who don't see my blog daily can still get an idea of what happened the past week. It's best to post however it works for you, if that's bi-weekly, that's pretty good. I hope you have a great week, thanks for stopping by my Sunday Post! Book Savvy Babe

Heidi@Rainy Day Ramblings said...

Wow! A blogger twitter conference, I had no idea thanks for sharing! I am all signed up for the Carnival, I participated last year and had so much fun. I hope you got a spot as well. I am doing the Food Booth. Thanks so much for visiting my blog, Angelica. Hope you have a wonderful week.

Bea said...

Wow, you've been busy! That's a lot of work. I'm reading Etiquette and Espionage now and liking it so far.

Yvonne said...

You are super busy! Wow! Hope you have a great week!

Blodeuedd said...

You asked about threaded comments..I can't seem to remember cos I could not find it again, so maybe a friend did it for me using html

Victoria Hooper said...

Wow thank you for all this information - I didn't know about the Spring Blog Carnival and had actually forgotten about the Twitter Con... will have to write down the dates so I don't miss them! :-) You have some great books this week too - I really want to read Dualed!

In terms of comments, I'm not actually sure how I got the comments to thread properly on mine. They didn't work at first, but when I changed to a different design they just started working. I use the Blogger 'Travel Template' now, if that helps.

Naomi Hop said...

Looks like you will be super busy again!! Nice haul!! hope you enjoy them!

Thanx for visiting my StS and Sunday Post!
Naomi @ Nomi’s Paranormal Palace

PS My sister made my pointer, I love it too!!

Lark @ The Bookwyrm's Hoard said...

I'm impressed -- you're really busy! I just finished Etiquette and Espionage, and really enjoyed it. As for the Sunday Post, I've begun posting it weekly; some weeks I have more to say than others. So far, I'm just using Blogger for comments (moderated, because I'm getting some truly distasteful spam comments on older posts.)

Thank you for stopping by The Bookwyrm's Hoard on Sunday!


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