So this week has been exciting! It was the second last week of school (three days left) and we’re still busily working away. We had a half-mufti day on Friday (wearing Christmas accessories) and we could buy candy canes or Christmas carols for people, which were delivered in class.
It was ALSO Past and Future Book Week here on the blog.
I think we had a lot of fun. Well, I did at least, flailing about all my anticipated books of 2015 (there are still more lists to come, so look out for that!).
The #OzYAChat of this week was also about upcoming releases – Aussie ones. You can see the checklist here.
Plus it’s Project for Awesome! Check out some of the awesome perks you can get.
(ALTHOUGH I’m slightly annoyed. Well, when I say slightly I mean GREATLY. I was going to buy the snazzy green version of TFIOS, but spent so long trying to decide that when I refreshed the page, the price had gone up 50%. I was not impressed).
Buuuuuut I got some excellent books this week, so I can’t complain too much.
Stacking the Shelves is a book meme hosted by Tynga’s Reviews. It’s all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual.
I DID have a lovely photo of them all the right way up, but it won’t upload for some stupid reason.
But anyway. From top to bottom we have:
The Retribution of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin – can’t WAIT to read this. The second book blew my mind. Thanks to Simon and Schuster for the copy!
The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks by E. Lockhart – I’ve actually read this one before, and…um, didn’t like it, but I might gift it to someone. Thanks to Allen and Unwin for this surprise copy (it’s so pretty, too!)
My True Love Gave to Me by assorted authors – I was Christmas shopping and saw this at Dymocks – I just HAD to buy it. It’s so pretty!
Hansel and Gretel and The Sleeper and the Spindle by Neil Gaiman – these were 50% off in the Bloomsbury sale and are SO beautiful. Plus, they’re totally research for my fairytale retelling…
Also, my sister and I chose some books to take to England with us, so we can share the weight. We actually agreed on SIX. It’s a miracle.
Books Read Since Last Week
The reason I only read two books is that Egg and Spoon is a monster of a book. And I didn’t even end up liking it, so that’s disappointing.But Hope in a Ballet Shoe was INCREDIBLE. Love love loved it. So that kind of made up for it.
I’ve read the first story by Rainbow Rowell and I LOVED IT.
Because I don’t think I can wait much longer.
Gif of the week
That’s my passive-aggressive message to all the books coming out next year.
Posts on the Blog
Monday: Loony Blurbs returns, and this time it’s a 2015 edition! You can link up all through December.
Tuesday: I talked about my favourite new authors in 2014.
Wednesday: I talked about the contemporary books I’m excited for in 2015.
Thursday: A review of All Our Yesterdays.
Saturday: And finally, the creepy and/or crimey books of 2015.