Sunday 21 April 2013

Weekly Highlights: the first

Welcome to a new feature on my blog, borrowed from A Daydreamer's Thoughts. It will be a post highlighting things that happened on and off the blog, somewhat replacing my On My Bookshelf. It is inspired by The Story Sirens In My Mailbox, Books, Biscuit and Tea’s Showcase Sunday, Kimba Caffeinated’s Sunday Post, and the British Letterbox Love.

So even as this is the first one, there won't be a whole lot of news as I am stupid busy with essays and my dissertation - eep! But there is a nice blend of post highlights and new books

On and Around the Blog
Only one review this week: Velveteen by Daniel Marks (4.5 stars)
In other news, I was interviewed by Michelle, aka Clover, over on her blog! Check it out here

Currently Reading
Adorkable by Sarra Manning - been reading this practically none stop for the last few days and I love it! Nearly finished, which is kind of sad because it has been a great story. 

On My Bookshelf
Paper Towns by John Green
Quentin Jacobsen has spent a lifetime loving the magnificently adventurous Margo Roth Spiegelman from afar. So when she cracks open a window and climbs back into his life—dressed like a ninja and summoning him for an ingenious campaign of revenge—he follows.

After their all-nighter ends and a new day breaks, Q arrives at school to discover that Margo, always an enigma, has now become a mystery. But Q soon learns that there are clues—and they’re for him. Urged down a disconnected path, the closer he gets, the less Q sees of the girl he thought he knew.

Dead Romantic by CJ Skuse
Camille wants to find the perfect boy, with an athlete's body and a poet's brain. But when she's mocked at a college party, she kows there isn't a boy alive who'll ever measure up. Enter Zoe, her brilliant but strange best friend, who takes biology homework to a whole new level. She can create Camille's dream boy, Frankenstein-stylee. But can she make him love her?

A nice score from Waterstones, wouldn't you say? And, Dead Romantic is signed! Can't wait to start both of these!

You Don't Knew Me by Sophia Bennett 
It was all so good. Sasha and Rose. Best friends in a band, singing together. Right up to the finals of Killer Act when the judges tell them one of them must go Suddenly their friendship is put to the ultimate test. On TV in front of millions. Two girls. One huge mistake. Can they ever forgive each other?

How cool does this look? Thank you to Chicken House


  1. Adorkable is amazing, isn't it?! I was flicking through it the other night and ended up reading quite a lot of it- it's addicting!
    I finished You Don't Know Me yesterday and really enjoyed it, so I hope you do, too.
    Dead Romantic is really funny and Paper Towns, which I read last week, is really fun, too.
    Hope you enjoy reading them all! I'm looking forward to seeing next weeks post. :)

  2. Dead Romantic and Paper Towns are excellent - good choices!

  3. I keep meaning to read Adorkable! Glad that you're liking it so much! :)

    I bought Paper Towns the other day. I really am started to love John Green and can't wait to see what this one is like!
    I have been wanting to read Dead Romantic for a while as well, looking forward to seeing your thoughts on this!

    Hopping over to check out your interview now :)