Here we are at the second weekly Rewind & Review EVER. I hope you all are liking this new timing better. It's certainly a lot easier on me. So yes, check out the stuff that happened over the last week. I went a little review-wild (for me, anyways), and my discussion post at the end of the week got some GREAT comments, so be sure to chime in.
Blog Posts You Might Have Missed
- Review: Insomnia by J.R. Johansson
- Wishlist Wednesday #28 (Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock by Matthew Quick)
- 2-for-1 Review of Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder and Furious by Jill Wolfson
- Author Behavior
I had a GREAT stuff week this week. My very first Better World Books package arrived this week and brought with it two Ally Carter hardcovers and two highly recommended books - all for $20! Also, Disney and MacMillan tag-teamed to make my review stack nice and sparkly this week. Preeeetty.
Stuff I Bought
- Sabriel by Garth Nix
- The Winter Prince by Elizabeth Wein
- Uncommon Criminals by Ally Carter
- Out of Sight, Out of Time by Ally Carter
Stuff I Received
- Alienated by Melissa Landers (from the publisher)
- An exclusive nine-chapter excerpt of United We Spy by Ally Carter (from the publisher)
- Tumble & Fall by Alexandra Coutts (Edelweiss)
This week, I tried to be more cognizant of interesting things floating about on the interwebs. This is by no means a conclusive list, but rather a collection of little things that caught my attention, as well as a few personal notes. Enjoy!
- Mother's Day! It was cool. We had pizza.
- Sarah J. Maas, author of the Throne of Glass series, just announced another series, and it sounds amazing.
- Ally Carter released the cover and title of the final Gallagher Girls book. I just have a speck of dust in my eye; don't mind me.
- A guy wrote in to advice columnist Carolyn Hax to complain about his wife who - gasp! - enjoyed reading YA lit. Ms. Hax then proceeded to rain down fire upon the snob.
- The fam and I watched Iron Man 3. It rocked my socks.
- The movie poster for Catching Fire was released.
- Jay Kristoff released the new cover and synopsis for the sequel to Stormdancer, Kinslayer. He also has a blog hop going on with a chance to win great prizes!
- Apparently, New Adult is a category on Amazon now? (hat tip to BEA roomie Hannah)
- Laini Taylor announced the title of the third book in her Daughter of Smoke & Bone series (and it's pretty cool)
- One of my store coworkers is pregnant!
- Star Trek 2 came out! Still haven't seen it yet, but SOON.
- The season finale of Doctor Who aired. (I haven't seen it yet. Shhhh.)
- Yahoo! may or may not being buying Tumblr. Ugh.