Sunday, April 29, 2012

Bookish Recap

In wake of this week's scandal, I'm going to do a recap of books I received, books I read, and my posts instead of In My Mailbox. I haven't commented on the drama nor will I except to say that I am very disappointed both with Kristi and with the YA blogging community (especially the Twitter-sphere). I don't know what the consequences will be or should be. But I'm using this as an excuse to change the format for my mailbox posts.

On the Blog This Week

Manga Mondays:




Blog Tour:

*Don’t forget!!!!  --> Read Outside the Box!

Books I Read This Week

-It's been a busy reading week - the best kind of week.

Heaven Is Here by Stephanie Nielsen
-Stephanie of the popular blog NieNie Dialogues - about the horrible plane crash she was in and her recovery.
-Heartbreaking but hopeful

-I was lucky enough to meet Stephanie at an event a few years ago. I would love to spend more time with her. Here's  photo of me, Stephanie and Mr. Nielson:

Skip Beat vol. 3 by Yoshiki Nakamura

The Snowchild by Eowyn Ivey

-Beautiful and depressing. I won't review this because it's an adult book, but I'd recommend it.

Soulless by Gail Carriger

-I wanted to read this for a long time. I also won't review this one, but you should read it. Goofy and fun.

The List by Siobhan Vivian

-Better than I expected it to be. A quick read. Also somewhat depressing.

Body and Soul by Stacey Kade

-Such a cute book. Love the whole series.

Books Received This Week

Books for Review

Body and Soul by Stacy Kade

-For an upcoming blog tour. Thanks to Netgalley!

Goddess Interrupted by Aimee Carter

-Thanks to Media Masters Publicity

Library Stash

Black Heart by Holly Black

-I really with they hadn’t changed the covers for this series.

Purity by Jackson Pearce

The Starboard Sea by Amber Dermont


  1. I've had SOULLESS forever and still haven't read it. And PURITY looks so amazing!

    Check out the books and makeup I got this week on Books & Beauty.

  2. Great haul! Looks like i missed the manga moday for skip beat. Gonna go check it out now.

    Happy reading! :)

  3. Enjoy all your new books! i like the ghost and the goth series too!

  4. I love Skip Beat :). Black Heart looks awesome, though I still haven't read Red Glove yet. Purity sounds pretty good too! Happy reading :).

  5. I cannot WAIT to read The List. And Purity sounds good! Happy reading :)

  6. Body and soul-- I love this series and totally agree with you about holly black series and covers. Great week of books.

  7. I so loved Soulless, and the rest of the series, it's wonderfully goofy and fun. I think she has a new series coming out soon and I can't wait.
    I only just heard of the whole scandal, entirely went over my head until this afternoon.
    Happy reading :-)

  8. I still haven't read Goddess Test and I'm dying to read Soulless (I loved LOVED the manga adaption of it!). Happy reading! :)

    My Haul

  9. You got some good books this week! I have heard from others that the Stacy Kade series was good! You can see what I got at Gimme's Goodies

  10. I can't wait to read Body and Soul. I love Alona and Will. Sad to hear it is the last book. I also want to read Purity!
    My Stack

  11. The Ghost and the Goth series looks like fun. I'll have to check it out. I'm interested to read what the next book in the Goddess trilogy is like too. Enjoy!

  12. OOoh very nice! I loooove Gail Carriger's series! I hope you do too! Still need to read the last one as well. And Oooh I also love Aimee Carter's series! Hope you enjoy all your reads!

    Here's my Stacking the Shelves

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  13. Awesome books this week Alison!! I hope you enjoy them all :D

  14. What is going on with this scandal thing? Apparantly I missed the wrong week on blogging! (Darn you, stupid cardboard I had to cut and assemble into dollhouses for my girl scouts!)

    I can't wait to read The List!

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  16. I like your new feature, Alison!

    And I have The List, I didn't realise it would be a bit depressing but I'm looking forward to seeing what I think when I read it soon.

  17. Great new feature Alison.

    The Snowchild? Hmmm...hadn't heard of it before, but thanks for the rec. I'm gonna check it out now.

  18. OMG! You have the Soulless book! Your going to love it! Enjoy :)

  19. Glad you liked Body & Soul. I love that series and I can't wait to read the end.

  20. I've heard great things about the Snow Child. I loved Soulless, hopefully you'll have time to continue the series. It is definitely worth it.

  21. I can't wait to read Body & Soul. I love that series. My book should be here tomorrow!

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