Happy Canada Day long weekend for all you fellow Canadians out there!
To celebrate, I’m participating in my first-ever blog hop – happening all this long weekend with lots of other participants too! So be sure to swing by and check out my Canada Day blog hop stop!
Also, this past week I was on a roll with some reviews.. 2 fantastic graphic novels: Baby’s in Black by Arne Bellstorf (about the Beatles) and Hark! A Vagrant by Kate Beaton (hilarious historical & literary comic strips), as well as Jodi Picoult’s new YA novel she wrote with her daughter, Between the Lines.
Wowee… so I had been thinking about it for a while, but relatively impulsively made the switch from wordpress.com to .org. (Hence the “under construction” notice up top, and the slightly messy.. slightly different layout) Still trying to figure out the tweaks. I DO ask one favour though… If you were following me before via the “follow” button, email or RSS feed and would like to stay following this blog, can you please take a moment to click over on the right sidebar there and re-follow?
Apparently the move has wiped out ALL my stats and followers!! *cries* So so so not happy about that. 🙁 Okay, it might’ve been slightly resolved. If you were subscribed via email/RSS, then I think I’ve managed to move those subscribers over. *crossing fingers*
The Book of Madness and Cures by Regina O’Melveny <– eARC for read & review from publisher. Looked really interesting, and definitely had wanted to check it out.
Waiting for Daybreak by Amanda McNeil <– eARC for read & review from author for upcoming blog tour.
The End: 50 Apocalyptic Visions From Pop Culture That You Should Know About… Before It’s Too Late by Laura Barcella <– eARC from publisher for read & review. Phew, what a mouthful of a title! It sounded really interesting though, so I definitely wanted to check it out.
The Agency: A Spy in the House by Y.S. Lee <– eBook purchased on Kobo. Used a promo code and remember that Wendy (A Cupcake and a Latte) really liked this series, so finally got around to buying it for less than $5!
City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments, #1) by Cassandra Clare <– gifted from the lovely Nicole (Nicole About Town)! I had the trade paperbacks of #2 and 3, and wanted to re-read #1 again first. Thank you N! 🙂
City of Fallen Angels (The Mortal Instruments, #4) by Cassandra Clare <– Also gifted by Nicole! <3
Grim by Anna Waggener <– Also another lovely from Wendy! <3
Joanne Levy, author of Small Medium at Large, mentioned on Twitter about how her book was now showing quantities in bookstores before the actual on-counter date. First person to tweet her a pic of them in store would win Hemingway the Sock Monkey! Well, I was SURE someone would have gotten her a picture before me, but I saw this display at the Eaton Centre Indigo, and I won! What a cute jaunty fellow.. parking himself on my chair already, legs crossed and all 😎 Plus a couple lovely rubber bracelets book swag too! I promised to give him a good home and to occasionally take awesome photos of him to show Joanne 😀
What did you get this week? Leave your link and I’ll be sure to check it out too! 🙂
Thanks for stopping by! 😎