Saturday, July 28, 2012

Bookish Recap

I'm joining Tynga's Reviews' meme Stacking the Shelves and The Story Siren's In My Mailbox meme today. Thanks for hosting Tynga and Kristi!

On the Blog This Week


Manga Mondays:


Reviews:


The Lost Saint by Bree Despainr

CONTEST!!!!


GIVEAWAY!


Books I Read This Week


-It was a non-YA week. And very appropriate to read two UK centric books on the week of the Olympics.


To End All Wars by Adam Hochschild


Elizabeth the Queen: The Life of a Modern Monarch by Sally Bedell Smith

Books Received This Week



Library Stash


Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed

-Book club book for August.


Last Rite (Personal Demons #3) by Lisa Desrochers


Bring Up the Bodies (Wolf Hall #2) by Hilary Mantel

44 comments :

  1. Very nice week. I very much liked the opening ceremonies of the Olympics very much. Great haul. Come visit me as well.

    Grace

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  2. OoOOo I still have to read Last Rite! I love this series and I'm ssad I still haven't had the time to read the last one!!!!

    P.S.:: CANNOT WAIT TO SEE YOU!! :))))

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  3. I'd be interested to check out Elizabeth the Queen.... I'd imagine it would be a really interesting read!

    Michele | Stacking the Shelves

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  4. Good week! I've been curious about Wild since it was announced as Oprah's first pick for her book club ... it does look really good!

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  5. Looks like a good week for you! Wild sounds like it could be an interesting read!

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  6. A nice haul Alison! I have only read Lisa Desrochers 1st book..

    Happy reading!

    Sharon @ www.obsessionwithbooks.blogspot.com

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  7. Ahh!! I need to read the Personal Demons series so badly!! I've heard such great things about it!
    Here's my StS

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  8. Nice haul! I have yet to read Hilary Mantel but the reviews have been really great. Enjoy your new books!

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  9. I have heard really really great things on Bringing Up The Bodies!! I hope you like it :)

    Happy reading and check out what I got this week!
    http://sarahcatchingbooks.blogspot.com/2012/07/stacking-shelves-and-weekly-update-14.html

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  10. Great haul! I've been wanting to read the Personal Demons series for awhile now, so thanks for the reminder! (:

    Hope you enjoy your books!

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  11. Never heard of these books, but I hope you enjoy them :)
    Thanks for stopping by!

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  12. I really need to finish the Personal Demons series! Happy reading! :)

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  13. Lovely haul, I haven't read non-fic in ages, but those sound like two excellent ones for 2012. I loved the opening ceremony of the olympics and the fact that everyone did a double take with the real Queenie featuring in the bond snippet! Jubilee celebrations were of course wonderfully rainy, but my only gripe is that I didn't win one of the 100 millionaire tickets on Friday...I mean,come on! Anyway, to the books, thanks so much for popping over earlier, I'm now really excited about The False Prince. Wild looks really good.

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  14. I'm curious about the Lisa desrocher books but I read some mixed reviexs so I finally still wait to know what I'll do about this series. Happy reading!

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  15. Nice haul. Last Rite sounds like a good one. Happy Reading!

    My Stack

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  16. how awesome that you're in a book club! i've always wanted to be part of one. you got a mix bag of books there--enjoy! :)

    our book haul.

    -michelle

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  17. I've seen both of your non-YA books. Thanks for visiting.

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  18. Thanks for shopping by my STS! I've been dying to read the Wolf Hall series, I've heard wonderful things about it!

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  19. Very interesting set of books there. I hope they're epically awesome!

    Thanks for visiting my haul.

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  20. Love all the interesting books you have this week! Happy reading!

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  21. A book about Queen Elizabeth, nice! I haven't read any of Lisa's books but I've heard they're good.

    ~Kailia @ Reading the Best

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  22. Thanks for stopping by. I'm very excited about the Olympics. I think my reading will definitely suffer....Never considered reading books to "put me in the mood!" Great idea!

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  23. The book about Queen Elizabeth looks really interesting. Last Rite looks good too, is this series good?

    Thanks for stopping by!

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  24. To End All Wars looks really good!

    What a rockin' week, hope next week is just as awesome :-)

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  25. Great haul! I still have to read the first Lisa Desrocher book.
    Thanks for stopping by! (=
    SarahS @ WondrousReadings

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  26. Good haul this week. I have seen Lisa Desrochers books before but I have never got around to picking up any.

    Check out my haul

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  27. Great haul! I hope you enjoy reading all of your new books!

    Happy reading and thanks for your comment on my STS.
    Mariska

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  28. Great haul! I actually haven't heard of any of those books but they all sound really amazing and I hope you enjoy them all!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier! :)

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  29. Great haul! Bring Up The Bodies looks really good. I read Wolf Hall last year and can't wait to read this one.

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  30. Omigosh, great haul and recap! <3 It's nice that you're stepping out of the YA world for a while. That book on her Royal Highness looks niiiiice (I always like a good royalty book, haha!). And can't wait for more of your Skip Beat! manga reviews ^_~

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  31. I've heard such great things about that Queen Elizabeth book! It's definitely one that I'm hoping to pick up soon. And since it's not YA and I know you won't be reviewing it... what did you think about it?

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  32. Wow, great haul! Skip Beat is such a popular manga--I really need to read it!
    Here’s my IMM

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  33. Looks like you had a fantastic week! The Last Rite looks pretty interesting! I'm going to look more into that one. I hope you enjoy all the books you got this week! Thanks for stopping by!

    MaryAnn
    Chapter by Chapter

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  34. Awesome haul. These all look really good. I hope that you enjoy everything you got this week :)

    Jennifer @ Dream Reads

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  35. Wow I have not heard of some of those. Enjoy!!

    Michelle

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  36. Nice haul! Last Rite looks wickedly good, I have the first book on my wishlist and I think I definitely need to get my hands on it soon. Happy reading, and thanks for stopping by my blog! =D

    -Shanon @ Escaping With Fiction

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  37. Last Rite and Bring Up the Body look like great read! I've just added them to my wishlist!
    Enoy your books!
    Here's my IMM post :)

    -Kimberly @ Turning the Pages

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  38. Oh cool! Last Rite was a pretty good book. Enjoy! :)

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  39. To End All Wars is excellent.
    Hope you enjoy your books and thanks for stopping by.

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  40. Nice haul this week. I hope you enjoy them. Thanks so much for passing by my blog.

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  41. I am really intrigued by the premise of Wild. I'll have to read that one.
    Thanks for stopping by Clean Teen Fiction's Stacking The Shelves !

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  42. Oh oh, I didn't know at all the Lisa Desrocher's series but it sounds good. I have to put it on my wishlist!!
    Thank you so much for stopping by my blog!:)
    bonne lecture!

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  43. I can't wait to read last rite:) i am new gfc follower, please check out my blog too!
    http://andreaheltsley.blogspot.com
    thanks!!!!

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