Sunday, 4 December 2016

Sunday Post 4th December 2016

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The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted at Caffeinated Book Reviewer, it's a chance to post a recap on the past week, show the books we have received and share what we plan for the coming week. Stacking the Shelves is hosted by Tynga's Reviews and the aim is to show our newest books and to see what everyone else received for review, borrowed from libraries, bought in bookshops or downloaded on to their e-reader. As always you can click on any of the pictures to be taken to the Goodreads page for that book if you're interested in finding out more about it.

Last Week on the Blog:


Books We Got This Week:

The English GirlFantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Original ScreenplayFantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: Magical Characters and Places Coloring Book
The English Girl by Katherine Webb: I have an ever growing collection of Katherine Webb books. The current count is at five I believe and I have yet to read any of them. I might make that a reading goal of 2017 because its starting to get ridiculous. Basically the blurbs and covers of all her books draw me in so well and then I just never find the time. This one sounds amazing.
Fantastic Beasts Screenplay by J.K. Rowling: I have already read this (of course) and it did such a good job of bring back the memory of the movie magic! 
Fantastic Beasts Magical Creatures & Magical Characters and Places Colouring Books: Because I didn't already have enough colouring books that I wasn't using?? The artwork in these is really nice and I have actually already coloured in one picture with my little brother.
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them - Newt Scamander: A Movie Scrapbook (Fantastic Beasts Film Tie in)A Christmas KissMince Pies and Mistletoe at the Christmas MarketThe Snow Rose
Newt Scamander A Movie Scrapbook: I have already read this one as well. I thought it was nice and I am glad I have it but reading it after The Case of Beasts last week it just wasn't as detailed. 
A Christmas Kiss by Vicky Pattison: I love Vicky Pattison as a human being so I am really curious to try out some of her books. And this is a Christmas one so I had to get it.
Mince Pies and Mistletoe at The Christmas Market by Heidi Swain: More Christmas. This appeals to me a lot, partly because I believe the main character is around my age. This rarely happens (I am too old for young/new adult but too young for adult) and I am intrigued. 
The Snow Rose by Lulu Taylor: I always see Lulu Taylor's books around and constantly want to pick one up. This was on offer at Tesco so I decided to grab it and hope for the best.


Reading Update:

Ann:
Unfortunately I have not read anything this week as I have been busy with school and also I was ill so was not in the mood to read, however I am hoping to finish a book for next week. Happy reading!

Clare:
Nevernight (The Nevernight Chronicle, #1)Burn (Dark in You #1)Slave to Sensation (Psy-Changeling, #1)
Nevernight by Jay Kristoff: 2 stars, This took me over a week to read which is so unusual for me and I really had to push myself to finish it. Something about the writing style and the characters just didn't grab me and then I found that a lot of it reminded me of other books.
Burn by Suzanne Wright: 3 stars, This probably would have been a slightly lower rating if it didn't come directly after Nevernight. I enjoyed it a lot more simply because it was a faster paced story and I actually liked the main character. The plot was a little messy in my opinion and I wasn't a huge fan of the romance but the characters I liked and it was fun to read.
Slave to Sensation by Nalini Singh: 4.5 stars, A really great start to what I am sure will become a favourite series of mine. I loved the characters, even the side characters, and the world was well explained without any info dump which I am grateful for. The plot was also very focused and got quite tense for a while there so it was a quick and exciting read and I am now desperate to read the rest of the series!


Next Week on the Blog:

  • Ann's November Wrap Up & December TBR
  • Top Ten New to Me Authors I Read for the First Time in 2016
  • Wednesday Catch-Up
  • Top 5 Books I Want to Finally Read in 2017
  • Friday Reads

You can also find us on Goodreads (Ann and Clare) to keep up with what we are reading.

25 comments:

  1. Fantastic Beasts is one of two movies I want to see right now. Why do they always come out like that- there are none I want to see, and then they come out in two or threes that I DO want to see? lol never fails. Burn looks pretty good.

    Hope you guys have a good weekend. :)

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    1. I know exactly what you mean! There are at least four films coming out in December I want to see and I can only see one of them!! Hope you have a great weekend too!

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  2. Hope you're feeling better. I hit a slump in November so I know what it feels to miss out on reading what you want. I need to pick up The Fantastical Beasts book soon.

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    1. Thanks I am feeling a lot better now just disappointed I didn't read much this week. Thanks for visiting!

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  3. A bit of Fantastic Beast themed arrivals there. I have to admit I'm not hugely into colouring books. Well, not at all. I tried it but stressed about colouring outside of the lines, so it wasn't relaxing at all!

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    1. They sometimes work for me and sometimes don't! But I generally just really like the artwork even if I don't colour it in!

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  4. Look at those coloring books! I haven't read the screenplay for the movie, but I did love the film immensely. The Snow Rose sounds like it will be good. All your new books do, actually!

    I'm sorry Nevernight wasn't better for you. I have a copy of that waiting in the wings.

    I hope you have a great week!

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    1. I hope you enjoy Nevernight more than I did! I do seem to be in the minority! Hope you have a great week too!

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  5. I'm drooling over your Fantastic Beast haul. I can't wait to see the movie in the next couple weeks. I hope you enjoy all your reads and the colouring books!
    Here's my Sunday Post

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    1. I've gone a little overboard with Fantastic Beasts the last couple of weeks!

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  6. Oh I just got Fantastic Beasts screenplay as well this week. I hear such conflicting things about Nevernight, I am curious to get to it myself. :) Have a great week.

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    1. I hope you do enjoy it! I was really sad that it disappointed me. The Fantastic Beasts screenplay was amazing!

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  7. Your Fantastic Beast haul is amazing! Have a great week :)

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  8. I still need to see Fantastic beasts why I haven't seen it I don't know. I do want to buy the screenplay but don't want to pick it up beore seeing the movie. You got some great books this week. Happy Reading.

    Megan @ reading away the days

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    1. I hope you get to see it soon! It really was great and I do think seeing the film first is the right way to do it!

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  9. Those coloring books look really interesting, I'll have to check them out. I hope you feel better soon Ann!

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    1. They are really lovely, I am looking forward to doing them!

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  10. So, do you recommend seeing the movie or reading the screenplay first? I have the screenplay, but haven't read it yet. I always read the books first for the Harry Potter series, but somehow I doubt the screenplay has the same feel/depth. What do you think?

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    1. Definitely recommend seeing the movie first! That's the way I did it and part of the joy of the screenplay was being able to see the movie in your mind and remember all the details! The screenplay is great but it works best after having seen the film.

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  11. i hope you love all your new books.

    Grace @Books of Love

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  12. Thank you for the great advice. I'll do that.

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  13. Oh gosh I still haven't seen Fantastic Beasts. Maybe this weekend! I hope you are feeling better Ann! I'm disappointed to see you didn't like Nevernight Clare! Here's hoping that I will like it. I've heard that it leans more towards adult than YA. Is that true? I don't mind either way, but I want to know what I'm getting into before I read it. :D

    Have a great week!

    Genni @ Ready, Set, Read!

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    1. It tilts more towards the adult in that it does have a few sex scenes, there is one in basically the first chapter. I'd say if I gave it an age certificate it would be a 15! :)
      Ann is feeling a lot better now - thank you for the well wishes on her behalf!
      And I really hope you get to see Fantastic Beasts soon because it was amazing!! Have a great week!

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