Sunday 23 August 2015

Sunday Wrap Up 23rd August

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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 Showcase Sunday is hosted by Books, Biscuits and Tea 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.

Last Week on the Blog:

Books We Got This Week: 
Fairest (The Lunar Chronicles, #3.5)The Novel CureDinner with Mr. Darcy: Recipes inspired by the novels of Jane Austen10,000 CupcakesMug Cakes: Ready In 5 Minutes in the MicrowaveBest Ever 30-minute CookbookMad About the HatterThe Rest of Us Just Live HereGrimm Tales for Young and Old
Fairest by Marissa Meyer: I very desperately wanted this when it first came out but I wanted the hardcover and couldn't afford it - and then I was Amazon browsing the other day and found this for three pounds! 
The Novel Cure by Ella Berthoud and Susan Elderkin: This is pure fun. Basically, think of any ailment from a stomachache to a break up and this book will recommend a novel to "cure" it.
Dinner With Mr Darcy by Pen Vogler: I love this book - the recipes range from the I-definitely-must-make-this to where-the-heck-do-you-buy-pigeons-anyway but its really pretty and I love the Austen links.
10,000 Cupcakes by Susanna Tee: I have wanted this one for ages and ages. Each page is divided into three sections, the bottom for the base of the cupcake, middle for icing and top for toppings and then you just flip to create any combination you want. We are really looking forward to trying these.
Mug Cakes by Lene Knudsen: These we already have tried, it went awfully when I did one (think possibly poisonous smoke and a burnt smell that lingered for days - I followed the recipe I SWEAR) and really well when Ann tried.
Best Ever 30 Minute Cookbook by Jenni Fleetwood: A break from the cake books - I really really love this book. I have been filled with a fervor to make every single recipe in here. So, so good.
Mad About the Hatter by Dakota Chase: Review copy from Netgalley, I am very excited about this and it is at the very top of my TBR for September!
The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness: Received for review from the publisher through Waterstones read and review: I really didn't think I'd get this and it came in the post yesterday: Excited.
Grimm Tales by Philip Pullman: Another one I have wanted since it came out, couldn't afford the hardcover and then found cheap (this time it was two pounds). I love fairy tales so this was a no brainer.

Reading Update:

This week we participated in the Bout of Books Read-A-Thon and we will have a wrap up for that up tomorrow so there's no update for this week yet since we haven't quite finished for the week!

Classics Update:
Anne of Green Gables (Anne of Green Gables, #1)
Ann: I have nearly finished Anne of Green Gables and am currently on page 300 and hope to finish it in the next couple of days. 
Clare: I have finished Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne and once Ann has finished Anne of Green Gables we will be posting a review of our Classics for the month. I am not going to start another Classic until September.

Next Week on the Blog:
  • Song Title Book Tag
  • Top Ten Books That Would Be on Our Syllabus if We Taught x101
  • Tuesday Intros and Teaser Tuesdays
  • Top 5 Series You Wish Had More Books
  • WWW Wednesday and What Are You Reading Wednesday?
  • September Releases
  • Friday Reads and Friday 56
  • Classics Review
  • Cover Characteristics: Toys


  1. I participated in Bout of books too! I did pretty good. Hope you enjoy your new reads!

    Week in Review

    1. Well done on doing well! This was our first read-a-thon and it was great. Thanks for visiting

  2. This is my first time taking part in The Sunday Post! Hi :)

    I've read Cinder, but haven't started on the next book of the Lunar Chronicles. Fairest sounds great though! I'll definitely be getting that. And some of the others you've mentioned that I hadn't heard of before. New authors to read, yay!

    1. I've read Cinder and Scarlet, I really want to read Cress and Fairest now - but I also want to wait until Winter comes out and then read the whole series from start to finish! Thanks for visiting

  3. I am excited for the Patrick Ness book! Fairest has been sitting too long on my stack. Have a great week.

    1. Patrick Ness is really high on my TBR, I have all but one of his books but I have only read The Knife of Never Letting Go, which I loved so I may just have a Patrick Ness week at some point! And Fairest may have to sit awhile on mine because I'm thinking of waiting to read it until Winter comes out! Thanks for visiting

  4. I am so so excited for The Rest of Us Just Live Here, I love Patrick Ness. Have a great week!

    1. I am so excited for it as well. It sounds like a great book but because it is Clare's book I can't read it until she does. So I hope she hurries up and reads it soon.

    2. I am so excited for it as well. It sounds like a great book but because it is Clare's book I can't read it until she does. So I hope she hurries up and reads it soon.

    3. I am so excited for it as well. It sounds like a great book but because it is Clare's book I can't read it until she does. So I hope she hurries up and reads it soon.

  5. I hope you ADORE Fairest! It is the definition of "Wicked!"

    1. I have loved the series so far and I really, really love villains - so I have high hopes! Thanks for visiting

  6. I have to say WOW! What an awesome haul! I need to go back and try to fit in more classics, just don't have the time. Have a great week!
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    1. I have so many unread Classics on my shelf so I really need to read some of them!! Thanks for visiting