Monday, 23 July 2012

Monday Round Up!

One of my favourite memes hosted by the lovely Shelia over at Book Journey!

Busy week again!- full of goodbyes, graduation fun and food festivals!
Another quick upload as it's my Mum's birthday!

Reviews Posted
Second Chance Summer by Morgan Matson- Finally read this one had to review it straight away!
Love of the Party by Lauren Barnholdt- Another of my readathon reads :)


Both of these were quick addictive reads!
I knew I'd love Second Chance Summer and The Selection really lived up to it's gorgeous cover.


I was all for waiting until August for this one and taking part in The Pushing The Limits Read-Along ... but then I discovered NetGallery.

I requested Pushing the Limits thinking as it is so popular I wouldn't get approved- I did!
I am loving it so far even though I have to read it off my phone screen.... Couldn't get it sent to my desktop kindle.
The most annoying thing is how it has no chapter separations as I use those to stop reading I find myself reading for ages and getting momentarily confused when the viewpoint switches!

To Be Read

I don't know! I'm trying to hold back some books such as Delirium, Glow and Across the Universe for the  Summer Wrap-Up Readathon and with half my books still in boxes I'm limited in choice... Maybe I'll go request some books on Netgallery instead!


Upcoming Reviews
Pre written a few- just need to figure out which to post first!

Upcoming Posts
Series Vs Stand Alones- The biggest casualty of blogger eating posts! This one is coming along slowly but surely!
Challenge Update post- If you check my Challenge page you will see I've completed one of them! Should of aimed higher :)

Let me know what you've been up to blog or life wise!
I will visit every link left but like last week it may not be today :)

Much Love!
P.S If you are in the UK- take advantage and read outside who knows how long this weather will last!


  1. That cover for Pushing the Limits is so different than the "new" (?) one. I've heard good things about that one, and I can't wait to read it. My students love realistic fiction...I know that book will be a winner in my class!

    1. It's the UK one- it's grown on me!
      It is fantastic- perfect realistic classroom read for older students :)
      Thanks for stopping by!

  2. Pushing the Limits was an AMAZING book and I absolutely loved it! I hope you do, too! :)

    1. Scheduled this post the night before and it was so good I'd finished it before it posted!
      Thanks for stopping by! :)

  3. I've been wanting The Selection, but I've read so many mixed reviews. I'll just try to get it from the library.

    I'm trying to save some books for the Summer read a thon, too. Not working out too well!

    1. I would really recommend it- it is such a good fun read! I think it's suffered from the Hunger Games/reality comparision because it is so much more!

      I put them to one side then accidentally read then- Selection was supposed to be kept!

      Thanks for stopping by!
      Looking forward to the Summer read a thon :)

  4. When I tried to go to your challenge page it said it doesn't exist. That Series Vs Stand Alones post has kept me hanging for weeks now. ;p

    Happy Reading!

    1. I think I fixed it!
      I'm so sorry! It was actually much harder to rewrite than to write in the first place!
      Thanks for stopping by!

  5. ooo, It's good to hear good things about The Selection. I've been debating whether or not to buy it for my library's collection. I first heard about Second Chance Summer this week. I don't know why I hadn't heard of it sooner! That's the author who did Amy and Roger's Epic Detour, right? That book is popular at my library.

    1. I think Selection suffers from the reality show and Hunger Games comparisions- it is so much more than that!
      I think it would be a good buy for a library as a lot of people seem to not want to commit to the book by buying it :)
      Yes! Morgan Matson is my new favourite contemp author both books are such great reads :)
      Thanks for stopping by!

  6. Ah! It must be a trend. You are now the 3rd blog that mentioned a bunch of books I haven't read and/or haven't heard of. Goodreads is busy this evening.

    Happy reading this week! :)

    1. That happens to be some weeks- I think I must be out of the loop then the next week I recognise them all!
      Thanks for stopping by!

  7. *sigh* The Selection looks beautiful. Looking forward to learning more about it. :)

    Check out what I'm reading at Between the Bind.

  8. Pushing the Limits is really great!

    Have a great reading week!

    Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out

  9. I've seen a lot of good reviews for Across the Universe. I haven't heard of the others.

    Here's my Monday Post.


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