The Sunday Post is an original feature/meme hosted by Kimba @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer ~ It’s a chance to share news~ A post to recap the past week on your blog, showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead (description & feature by Kimba).
- Did you miss the last Sunday Post? You can still read it here.
- 11/19: Last week we had a Mae West quote.
- 11/22: I reposted a fun link to an article that was a satire of Jane Austen.
Fresh From the Stacks!
In my profession, I have hundreds of books cross my desk on a daily basis. It can be a challenge not to pick up and browse every single book that looks great … so I’ve made a list. 🙂
Here are some suggested titles for your TBR lists based on this week’s finds. Book descriptions provided by Amazon or GoodReads (credit given).
Fury (The Fury Trilogy #1) by Elizabeth Miles
Sometimes sorry isn’t enough….
It’s winter break in Ascension, Maine. The snow is falling and everything looks pristine and peaceful. But not all is as it seems…
Between cozy traditions and parties with her friends, Emily loves the holidays. And this year’s even better—the guy she’s been into for months is finally noticing her. But Em knows if she starts things with him, there’s no turning back. Because his girlfriend is Em’s best friend.
On the other side of town, Chase is having problems of his own. The stress of his home life is starting to take its toll, and his social life is unraveling. But that’s nothing compared to what’s really haunting him. Chase has done something cruel…something the perfect guy he pretends to be would never do. And it’s only a matter of time before he’s exposed.
In Ascension, mistakes can be deadly. And three girls—three beautiful, mysterious girls—are here to choose who will pay. Em and Chase have been chosen. (Goodreads)
The Magicians (The Magicians #1) by Lev Grossman
Quentin Coldwater is brilliant but miserable. He’s a senior in high school, and a certifiable genius, but he’s still secretly obsessed with a series of fantasy novels he read as a kid, about the adventures of five children in a magical land called Fillory. Compared to that, anything in his real life just seems gray and colorless.
Everything changes when Quentin finds himself unexpectedly admitted to a very secret, very exclusive college of magic in upstate New York, where he receives a thorough and rigorous education in the practice of modern sorcery. He also discovers all the other things people learn in college: friendship, love, sex, booze, and boredom. But something is still missing. Magic doesn’t bring Quentin the happiness and adventure he though it would.
Then, after graduation, he and his friends make a stunning discovery: Fillory is real. (Goodreads)
Fallen (Fallen #1) by Lauren Kate
There’s something achingly familiar about Daniel Grigori.
Mysterious and aloof, he captures Luce Price’s attention from the moment she sees him on her first day at the Sword & Cross boarding school in sultry Savannah. He’s the one bright spot in a place where cell phones are forbidden, the other students are all screw-ups, and security cameras watch every move.
Even Daniel wants nothing to do with Luce – he goes out of his way to make that very clear. But she can’t let it go. Drawn to him like a moth to a flame, Luce has to find out what Daniel is so desperate to keep secret…even if it kills her.
Dangerously exciting and darkly romantic, FALLEN is a page-turning thriller and the ultimate love story. (Goodreads)
Coming Soon on LMB:
- 11/26 A.A. Milne quote
- 11/28 – Thanksgiving!!!
- 11/28: How to create tables in Scrivener
- 11/29: I review Rebekah by Jill Eileen Smith.
Articles I’m Reading Online:
- I am in love with these nursery stencils by Bonnie Christine. If you like her work, check out her blog, Going Home to Roost. Lovely ideas for the home on her site!
- Joshua Katz, a Ph. D student at North Carolina State University published some cool maps showing the linguistic differences of Americans in some pretty basic words. I’ve heard multiple versions of “caramel” but I had no idea people pronounced “crayon” differently.
Have a great weekend everybody!