Sunday, March 2, 2014

Sunday post #23



Sunday is when I sit back with a lovely cup of tea and write about all the wonderful new books I've received and purchased in the past week. This post participates in fab memes Showcase Sunday and Stacking the Shelves.


Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock by Matthew Quick (review copy)
Landline by Rainbow Rowell (review copy)
Season to Taste or How to Eat Your Husband by Natalie Young (free)


 
This was a very bookish week with on Tuesday the Tinder Press first birthday party (where I got a copy of the gruesome yet strangely alluring Season to Taste) followed by the launch party for A Hundred Pieces of Me by Lucy Dillon the day after. I love literary events as it's a great opportunity to mingle with authors and those working for publishers to talk about all things books, so to have two in one week was a real treat.

I am also very pleased with my review books this week, which are both titles I've been very excited to read for a while now. Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock is the first book I've requested through new site bookbridgr (it was super easy and quick to do) and what a novel to kick start it with. I finished it in a day (my commute back and forth and my lunch break) because I couldn't put it down. It's a beautiful and brilliant novel and I cannot stop thinking about it. I'll publish my full review tomorrow but for now I can say that I HIGHLY recommend it. It's the first novel by Matthew Quick I've read and I'll be definitely checking out his others too - have you guys read any of his books yet?

While I didn't enjoy Eleanor & Park as much as many other people (It was good but not mind-blowing, my expectations may have been too high after all the hype though) I am very keen to check out Rainbow Rowell's new novel. I think she has a wonderfully honest and relatable way of describing people's lives and I hope that this book can turn me into a fangirl (pun intended) of her work.

What have you guys been reading this week? I've picked up Bad Brides by Rebecca Chance for the weekend as I needed a fun escapism read after the emotionally intense (but utterly amazing) Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock.

8 comments:

  1. Eep! So envious you got Landline to review!! Although I still have her other books to read. I will be looking out for your review! Sounds like you had a fantastic week with one book launch and a publishers party! I very nearly bought Forgive Me Leonard Peacock yesterday but resisted the urge as bought far too many books this week!

    Hope next week is just as good for you and enjoy your books :) xx

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  2. Lol, love the title of Season To Taste or how to eat your husband!! Very intriguing. I joined bookbridgr and requested 2 books, it takes about a week to get from England to Ireland though so I'm still waiting ;) Enjoy!!! http://bookloverslife.blogspot.ie/2014/03/showcase-sunday-26.html

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  3. I'm SO THRILLED you had a great time at the events, the pictures you took look great :) :) I LOVE that you and Vicky had a wonderful time :)

    I'm glad you got Landline - I'm so excited for this book and can't wait to hear what you think :) I agree with you I absolutely LOVE bookbridgr!

    Have a beautiful weekend :)

    Megan xxxx

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  4. Oooh, you got some nice books this week! I've only read one Rainbow Rowell (Fangirl) and while I didn't love it, I'm keen to check out more of her books.

    My STS

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  5. I've been wanting to read Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock. I keep seeing it all over the blogosphere and it makes me want to pick it up even more :) x

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  6. Season to Taste has gotten my attention, lol. Enjoy your new reads! My STS

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  7. I finished Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock too - it's such a fantastic novel! And I'm still waiting for my copy of Landline - I haven't read any of her books before but like you, I'm a bit worried that my expectations are too high after all this hype. I don't know. We'll see!

    Hope we both enjoy it! :)

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  8. Landline! So can't wait to get my hands on it.
    I just keep hearing amazing things about Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock too. So much to add to my TBR.
    Great haul!
    Happy reading!
    http://thisisthestoryofmyreadinglife.blogspot.ca/

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