It’s Saturday again so it’s time for my weekly wrap up post!
This week I was chosen to be an official Harper Impulse supporter, which was a lovely surprise. I filled in the form but didn’t expect to be picked so It made my day when I got the email through.
On my blog this week:
I picked a winner for my Out of the Darkness giveaway. The winner was announced here, just in case you missed my blog post on Wednesday.
I joined in the TBR (To Be Read) Book Tag and confessed to exactly how big my TBR is! You can read all my TBR confessions here.
I did a cover reveal for the lovely Holly Martin’s new novel, The Revenge. You can find that post here.
And finally, my regular WWW Wednesday and Book Beginnings posts in case you missed them.
I chose to rate books that I’ve read from 1-10 but have now decided I prefer a 1-5 rating system. I’m not going to go back and change the ratings on previous reviews but starting from today all the books that I read will be rated under my new system.
I’ve read four books and two short stories this week, and have reviewed all of them. (Click on the titles in the list below the pics to read my reviews)
The Boy in the Bookshop by Katey Lovell (short story)
The Boy at the Beach by Katey Lovell (short story)
What Rosie Found Next by Helen J. Rolfe
Wendy Darling by Colleen Oakes
What Happens at Christmas by T A Wiliams
I’m also joining in with Stacking the Shelves (hosted by Tynga’s Reviews), which is all about sharing all the books you’ve acquired in the past week – ebooks or physical books, and books you’ve bought or borrowed or received an ARC of.
Books I’ve bought this week:
The Year of Yes by Shonda Rhimes
All The Major Constellations by Pratima Cranse
Paint My Body Red by Heidi R. Kling
The Sunlit Night by Rebecca Dinerstein
183 Times a Year by Eva Jordan
The Christmas Getaway by Jill Barry
ARCS I’ve received this week:
The One in a Million Boy by Monica Wood
The Darkest Secret by Alex Marwood
The Theseus Paradox by David Videcette
Did You Ever Have A Family? by Bill Clegg
Thicker than Water by Brigid Kemmerer
Alice Takes Back Wonderland by David D. Hammons
The Children’s Home by Charles Lambert
Sugar and Snails by Anne Goodwin
How To Get Ahead in Television by Sophie Cousens
28 thoughts on “Weekly Wrap Up and Stacking the Shelves (14 November)”
I have The Darkest Secret too 🙂
I was so pleased to get approved for it on Net Galley, I love Alex Marwood’s books. I hope you enjoy it.
You have some great books here, because they not just look good but they also sound amazing. Now imagine my TBR growing even more :)) I need a second life just for reading all the books I want. Can’t wait to see what you think of them!
My STS: http://readingadd.blogspot.com/2015/11/stacking-shelves-41.html
Thanks for stopping by. I know the feeling about needing second life to read all the books! I’ll go look at your post now, happy reading to you too 🙂
I’m always planning to rearrange things…either my physical shelves or my rating system but never seem to get round to it! I need to look back at my ratings and adjust them a bit to take account of how the books rate against each other to decide their true rating. If that makes any sense…! Enjoy your books!
Yes, I know what you mean and it would be interesting to see how books stack up against each other if you compared all your ratings. Thank you, I’m sure I will. 🙂
The cover for Paint My Body Red is really jumping out at me for some reason… I might have to check that one out 🙂
Danielle @ Life With Two Boys
The cover is very striking, isn’t it? I’m really keen to read this one soon, I just have a few review books to read first and then I can get to it. I hope you enjoy it if you decided to get it. 🙂 I’ll go look at your blog now.
Wow, you’ve done a great job of reading and reviewing today. Well done! 🙂 I hope you enjoy your new additions!
Thank you so much. I’m still managing to review everything I read and I hope to keep it up in the long term. I can’t wait to read my new books, I just wish there were more hours in the day! 🙂
You’ve had a really busy week! Way to go! And your new books look amazing, I would love to get my hands on both The One In a Million Boy and Thicker Than Water!
Have a wonderful weekend and happy reading.
It’s been so busy on my blog, I think I might need to slow down a little this coming week! I enjoy it so much though. I was ecstatic to be approved for The One in a Million Boy, I keep hearing about it and am so keen to read it. Happy reading to you too! 🙂
All your books look fabulous. I hope you love all of your new reads.
Grace @ Books of Love
Thank you so much, I’m sure I’ll enjoy them all. I just wish I had more hours in the day to read! 🙂
Nice haul, I hope you enjoy your books!
Diane @ Diane’s Book Blog
Thank you so much! 🙂
I haven’t read any of these but I do have “Year of Yes” on hold at the library. Happy reading!
I could’t resist getting Year of Yes as I love the TV shows Shonda does, especially Grey’s Anatomy plus I’ve been hearing so much about the book. I really hope it’s good. 🙂 I’ll go check out your StS now.
You had a great week!
I’m curious about The Children’s Home and The Year of Yes. Here are MY WEEKLY UPDATES
It’s been a busy week of blogging but it’s been fun! 🙂 Thanks for stopping by my blog, I’ll go look at your weekly update now.
I would really like to read the Bill Clegg. Might be one to ask Santa for!
I’ve been wanting to read it since it was long listed for the Man Booker, it really appeals to me. I can’t wait to read it. I hope you get it for Christmas if you decide to ask Santa! 🙂
Love Shonda! I want to read that one too. Enjoy your awesome haul!
I couldn’t resist buying it this week, I can’t wait to read it. 🙂
Ooh a lot of these are new to me but they look good, I’m especially intrigued by The One In A Million boy. I just finished Did You Ever Have A Family? and really enjoyed it, hope you do too!
I can’t wait to read The One in a Million Boy, it’s a book I’ve been hoping I’d get to review as it looks so different and intriguing. I’m glad to know you enjoyed Did You Ever Have A Family? I’ve been wanting to read it for ages so hopefully I’ll get to it soon. 🙂
Ooh, some of these look cool. I like the cover of The Children’s Home. It’s simple, but yet… Hope you enjoy all of them!
Thanks so much, I’m sure I’ll enjoy them all. I just wish I had more hours in the day for reading!