Yes people, it is that time of the week when once again I go through the books that I have read, the ones I want to read and often times throw in a random thought for the week. So here it goes.
This week I managed to get through a few books. I read:
Playing With Matches by Suri Rosen
My Other Ex: True Stories of Losing and Leaving Friends by Jessica Smock, Stephanie Sprenger and Galit Breen
Poppy Does Paris by Nicola Doherty (Technically I read this last week but my review was posted 20.09.14)
Twitter Girl by Nic Tatano
Lily Does LA by Nicola Doherty (Review to be posted 27.09.14)
And I am currently reading:
Who is Tom Ditto? by Danny Wallace
So it has been a pretty good book week.
Besides reading I also took in my first ever book event (I know, I’ve been reviewing books for a while now and loving reading a hell of a lot longer than that, how I have I only just managed to attend an event?). I took fifteen school children to see Charlie Higson. He was promoting the sixth book in his zombie series. It was quite an interesting experience.
Also, I have been rather fortunate this week in the fact that I won some book prizes. I received Blackfin Sky by Kat Ellis from the lovely Rachel O’Laughlin (you should all check out her blog) and I won The Best of Me by Nicholas Sparks from the equally lovely Bronagh McAteer who used my blog comment in another of her posts.
All in all, it has been a not too shabby week for Lisa.
Now, time for a confession; I have been naughty. Well not too naughty really but I have broken a promise that I made to myself. I work in a school which is stacked with a beautiful library. I had promised myself I wouldn’t borrow any books from it this year. After being back at work for only three weeks I have broken said promise. I have loaned the following books:
Birdsong by Sebastian Faulks
Liar & Spy by Rebecca Stead
Love at Second Sight by Cathy Hopkins
The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender by Leslye Walton
The Future of Us by Jay Asher and Carolyn Mackler
Tease by Amanda Maciel
Revolution by Jennifer Donnelly
On the plus side I have managed to pull my NetGalley percentage up to 25.2%. A whole 3.4% higher than it was last week. Kudos to me. However, it does lead me to my next question (any help from Boook Bloggers would be appreciated here), if you review a book but you don’t want to post it for a few days do you still pass the information on to NetGalley straight away and inform them of when your review will be posted or do you not inform them until the post is live? It is something that has always been a mystery to me.
Anywho, here are the books that I intend to read this week:
Michael Jackson’s Dangerous by Susan Fast (NetGalley Review) (168 pages)
The Supreme Macaroni Company by Adriana Trigiani (NetGalley Review) (435 pages)
The Poet’s Wife by Rebecca Stonehill (NetGalley Review) (302 pages)
And once again I plan to read
The Dead Wife’s Handbook by Hannah Beckerman
Keep your eyes peeled over the next few weeks for my new feature “12 Weeks of Christmas” in which I will be reviewing a Christmas based book every Thursday to get me in the festive mood.
As always here are a few fabulous people’s blogs for you to check out. Besides the aforementioned Bronagh and Rachel, make sure you visit Matt Phil Carver, Clare over at A Book and Tea and award winning Blogger Sophie at Reviewed The Book.
Happy reading people.