GUYS, something absolutely magical happened this week. See, I’d requested for a bunch of books from HC like, MONTHS ago (since July), and finally, on Wednesday, they approved me. But not only that! They auto-approved me for all their other titles as well. When I realized that, I was literally frozen with shock. And then I proceeded to go do a super happy dance because OMG. EDELWEISS. I’M HATED ON THERE. AND I’VE BEEN AUTO-APPROVED FOR HC TITLES EHMARGERD! It’s really exciting because many of the books I really want to read are going to be published by Harper, and I’ll actually get to read them instead of seeing that nasty red “x” next to my request!
You go, HC!
What’s gone on this week, Captain?
- I reviewed Conjured by Sarah Beth Durst
- I list down my top six worst/best series enders
- Insurgents are trying to take over the U.S.S. Quirinus and they need your help!
- I discussed what every sidebar should/shouldn’t have
- I reviewed A Wounded Name by Dot Hutchinson
- Sci-Fi Saturday: fictional inventions I wish were real
Before I go on and list down all the super interesting discussion posts this week, let me take this time to share with you an AMAZING tweet from Tom Felton that totally made my day. Voila!
The winner for September’s Reap is Aman, from Enticed by Books! Aman will be receiving a signed hardback of Not A Drop to Drink by Mindy McGinnis — congratulations! For the rest who entered but didn’t win, don’t worry, I have another awesome giveaway coming for October, and this time, it’ll be international. 😀
- Lesley @ Books and Beautiful World shares with us the power of short stories
- Lesley also stopped by Another Novel Read and told us what would happen if all YA stories came true
- Asti @ A Bookish Heart talks about social media platforms and how they have benefited her blog
- Asti also lists down the different Harry Potter covers from all around the world
- Amy stopped by Another Novel Read and listed down certain elements from Star Trek Voyager that she’d love to see in books
- Charlotte @ Gypsy Reviews asks if we know who reads our blogs
- Charlotte also admits that some bloggers intimidate her
- October is coming up! Check out these cool pumpkin carvings based on YA books you can do!
- Michelle Krys, author of Hexed, stopped by Finding Fright in Books and shared with us some of her favorite witches
- Jasmine @ Flip That Page talks about school vs. blogging
- Hazel @ Stay Bookish is trying her hand at discussion posts!
- Giselle @ Xpresso Reads pitches ebooks against physical ones
- Charlotte @ Thoughts and Pens tells us that reading frenzies ain’t always sunshine and daisies
- Kayla @ The Thousand Lives gives us some stats on DNF’ing books
- Leigh @ Little Book Star draws a parallel between series and standalones
- Gillian @ Writer of Wrongs puts some YA heroines through the Sorting Hat — see which houses they belong to!
- Cee @ The Novel Hermit discusses note-taking while reading and its pros and cons
- Reem @ I Read and Tell has a conversation with an imaginary publisher (this is SERIOUSLY hilarious!)
- Kelley @ Another Novel Read writes about comment exchange
- Stormy @ Book.Blog.Bake challenges us to a game of YA horror bingo
- Trish @ Between the Lines asks if we put “book blogging” down in our CVs
- Want to be insulted but in a refined manner? Then the Shakespearean Insulter is for you!
- Nara @ Looking for the Panacea recommends some ghostly reads for Horror October
- Cayce @ Fighting Dreamer plays “Would You Rather” — the horror version
- Rinn @ Rinn Reads says that being a book blogger has its cons
What about you?
Tell me all about your week, you guys! And no, I swear I’m not a stalker. I’m just… a very concerned friend. (Lol, that makes me sound creepy.) Also, after a couple of emails full of CAPs and exclamation marks, Shelly from Shelly’s Rambles and I have come up with an idea: review battles in vlog form! Would anyone be interested in this? If so, let me know — it’d be a cool way to express our opinions, methinks!