Sunday, July 1, 2012

Sunday News (4)

Current Giveaways:
3 e-copies of The Magic Warble by Victoria Simcox. Ends tonight, so enter now!

Books Received/Borrowed/Purchased:
I won a giveaway at Book Bite Reviews, and Becky promised me a book from BEA. I got it this weekend, and saw that it was a signed copy of Masque of the Red Death by Bethany Griffin! I can't even tell you how excited I was to get it. Plus, Becky sent tons of awesome swag. Thanks again, Becky!

I also received a RAK gift -- Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers from Katrina from Bookish Things & More. (Thanks Katrina!) Lots of great new books to read! :)

Currently Reading:
The Stand by Stephen King - Things are finally starting to come together! About 40% of the way through, and all the plague survivors are starting to come together and regroup. That's good, because there's some sort of crazy devil-dude after them. As if a plague wasn't enough!

The Tiger's Wife by Tea Obreht - Almost done! Still slogging through this one. I don't think the slow pace is ever going to change. It's alright, but it doesn't really have much of a plot. When people ask me what it's about, I'm not sure what to tell them. Death, I guess, but that's more of a theme than a plot. I will say one thing: the writing is quite good.

Corpalism by Arjun Ellis - I like the ideas put forward and the message this is trying to send, but I think it's a bit heavy-handed for my taste. I'm a fan of the subtle message, not the preachy, over-the-top message. Also, it could have benefited from a good editor. The pace and narrative is unbalanced. I'm still interested in the story, though, so that's something.

Pushing the Limits by Katie McGarry -- These two crazy kids need each other! Why are their families so messed up? I swear, I'm going to punch Echo's dad in the face. And her stupid stepmother. Ugh. I've only read the first few chapters and I HATE them! Although, I don't really get why they're threatening to remove Echo from the house. Maybe that'll be explained later? I hope so. It's bothering me.

Upcoming Posts:

Monday - 600 Follower Giveaway!
Tuesday - Picture Book Review: Mr. Panda's Painting by Anne F. Rockwell
Wednesday - Waiting on Wednesday
Thursday - Book Review: The Tiger's Wife by Tea Obreht
Friday - It'll be a surprise! :) Probably a book review, though.
Saturday - Giveaways Spotlight where I feature some cool giveaways going on in the blog world