The lovely Cristina over at Girl in the Pages started Sunday Funday as a way to recap the bookish (and not-so-bookish) things that have happened that week.
July 21 – 27, 2014
This week was relatively uneventful other than work. I did go see Dawn of the Planet of the Apes yesterday, which was alright. I don’t think it lived up to my expectations, and it definitely wasn’t as good as the first one.
Coming up on the blog this week: 2 (possibly 3) children’s book reviews; my review of Saga [volume 3]; my review of Samuel Blink and the Forbidden Forest by Matt Haig; my review of Arkham Asylum; Top Ten Tuesday; Waiting on Wednesday; Summer Blogger Promo Tour post with Dana Square
Books read: This week I read several children’s books, including The Way Back Home by Oliver Jeffers and The Incredible Book Eating Boy also by Jeffers; reviews of both of these to come soon.
I read Arkham Asylum by Grant Morrison (illustrated by Dave McKean) and HOLY CRAP, did I love it. I need to buy my own copy so I can reread it several more times.
I also read To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han. I’ve got to say that I was pretty disappointed with this book. I don’t think I’m going to be reviewing this one, though I may change my mind in the future. For now, Khanh at The Book Nookery’s review of the book http://bookistry.wordpress.com/2014/04/27/jenny-han-to-all-the-boys-ive-loved-before-to-all-the-boys-ive-loved-before-1/ pretty much perfectly sums up how I feel about it.
I tried my first audiobook this week! It was The Dead Fathers Club by Matt Haig and read by Andrew Dennis. They found the absolute perfect reader. I loved it.
TBR: My wonderful friend Jo (aka Drifting Pages) sent me a package for my birthday that included Ian Rankin’s stage play The Dark Road and The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion (I’ve already read this, but I wanted to own the beautiful UK cover – with the lobster – and not the hideous US cover – the horrible yellow one).
I was also approved for several titles on Netgalley that I’m super excited about, including Of Monsters and Madness by Jessica Verday – which I’m kind of freaking out about!
My awesome boss also lent me the first several issues of the Batman & Robin comics.
I’ve got a lot of awesome stuff to read!
Non-bookish things I’m excited about:
Teen Wolf. Always.
I bought some yummy hummus and naan bread. Pretty excited about that. Lol.
I’m meeting Annette aka Booknerderie in less than three weeks! Yay! 🙂