Sunday, September 23, 2018

{ The Sunday Post }: September 23, 2018

The Sunday Post is a weekly wrap-up meme hosted by Caffeinated Reviewer. It’s a chance to recap the past week on our blogs, share new books we've received, and talk about what's coming up on our blogs for the week ahead.

{ New Books }

I got so many great books this week!! Isn't that the best feeling?... when your shelves are stocked with more books that you can realistically read at any given time... I don't know, it just makes me feel so happy and complete. lol.

{ From NetGalley } :

First of all, that DC Ink sampler looks like it's full of amazing ladies and I can't wait to read it!! It has samples from Mera: Tidebreaker, Under the Moon: A Catwoman Tale, Harley Quinn: Breaking Glass, and Teen Titans: Raven.

I had The Wren Hunt on my Fall 2018 TBR list and requested it not really expecting to be approved... but SURPRISE, it is mine now and I'm so excited. :3

The Histronauts have a series of middle grade time travel adventures and I can't wait to check out ancient Egypt with them.

I am a little bummed though, because Time for Bed, Miyuki got archived literally RIGHT after I was approved for it, so I didn't get to download it. :/ I'll have to try to find it at the library or a bookstore because I really wanted to read it! It looks like a beautiful picture book!
{ From the library } :

Ok, when I hit the library, I hit it hard. I take that "maximum items allowed" limit on my card as a challenge. And the moment the list of new books comes out each week, I am online placing holds on all the good stuff.

And look at all this good stuff that came in this week!! A CLUE GRAPHIC NOVEL. I am soooo excited to get to that!! There was a big beautiful new edition of The Princess Bride, which I unfortunately have not yet read but have had on my TBR for like forever. Hopefully I can get this version read before it's due back!

Some neat middle grade novels too - Mightier than the Sword is supposed to be interactive and put *you* in the story, and Mystery in the Mansion is a choose-your-own-adventure style mystery!

Rounding out my haul are some nonfiction picture books, which I'm really into lately. I love books (obviously) so I had to get that first one about the collection at the British Library. My undergrad degree was in Archaeology so I'm interested to read this picture book bio of Howard Carter (who discovered King Tut's tomb). And Magnificent Creatures has been getting rave reviews, so I had to see what the buzz was about.

{ Latest Reviews }

Archival Quality
by Ivy Noelle Weir & Steenz
Read my review here (2 stars)
Suggested tags: young adult (ages 13-17), graphic novel, mystery, ghosts, mental health

Spectacle, Vol. 1
by Megan Rose Gedris
Read my review here (4 stars)
Suggested tags: young adult (ages 13-17), graphic novel, mystery, ghosts, circus/carnival

{ Last Week at the Book Nook }
  • I started a 2018 Halloween Reading Challenge! Never hosted a challenge before, but I figured one of my favorite holidays was a good excuse to start! I loooove reading creepy books to get me in the spirit. You're welcome to join no matter what gets you in the mood for All Hallow's Eve - kidlit or adult, Halloween or Dia de los Muertos, fiction or nonfiction, horror, gothic, suspense, humor, romance... anything! You can sign up here!

{ Goals for This Week }

This is looking like a busy week for me, so I'm going to set my goals a little low... Hoping to kick it up next week!
  • Read and review at least 2 books.
  • Participate in at least 1 new book blog meme.
  • Join a reading challenge.

That's it for me this week! How did your week turn out? Link to your weekly wrap-up post in the comments - I'd love to come visit! :)

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