Sunday Post (14) / In My Mailbox (18)

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba the 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.

G’day mate!
I’m back from my adventures in Asia and Australia (though I will admit I wouldn’t have mind staying a little longer on vacation haha). So the next few weeks I’m going to try to get back to some sort of normal blogging hopefully! And I was thinking of doing a fun book/food series post (since this is Book Munchies!) of the books and food I read/ate on my travels if you guys interested (:

Hope everyone’s enjoying the nice weather! (My family told me it was snowing until the beginning May in Saskatchewan, while I was enjoying the gorgeous autumn weather in Australia muahaha. Came back at the right time for the spring sunshine ;))

– Cyn

 

LAST WEEK

Reverse Author Interviews
✖ REVIEW: Emilie and the Hollow World by Martha Wells
✖ Teaser Tuesday: Poison by Bridget Zinn
✖ Waiting on Wednesday: The Distance Between Us by Kasie West
✖ REVIEW: Review: The Pirate’s Wish by Cassandra Rose Clarke

 

NEXT WEEK

✖ REVIEW: Ten Reasons To Stay by Sabrina Jeffries
✖ Teaser Tuesday: !?!?
✖ Waiting on Wednesday: It’s a surprise!
✖ REVIEW: Cinnamon and Gunpowder by Eli Brown
✖ A Book Munchies books and munchies. Travel Edition.

 

BOOK HAUL

In My Mailbox 2

In My Mailbox post! Originally hosted by The Story Siren & now hosted by The Mod Podge Bookshelf, In My Mailbox is a chance to showcase new books, ones checked out from the library, bought, won or received for review.

Just getting back on the reading train (though I did read quick a lot on my crazy long layovers I kept getting, what I get for being cheap I guess haha) so a few from Netgalley.

Spies and Perjudice - Talia Vance(01) Spies and Prejudice by Talia Vance

Fields’ Rule #1: Don’t fall for the enemy.

Berry Fields is not looking for a boyfriend. She’s busy trailing cheaters and liars in her job as a private investigator, collecting evidence of the affairs she’s sure all men commit. And thanks to a pepper spray incident during an eighth grade game of spin the bottle, the guys at her school are not exactly lining up to date her, either.

So when arrogant—and gorgeous—Tanner Halston rolls into town and calls her “nothing amazing,” it’s no loss for Berry. She’ll forget him in no time. She’s more concerned with the questions surfacing about her mother’s death.

But why does Tanner seem to pop up everywhere in her investigation, always getting in her way? Is he trying to stop her from discovering the truth, or protecting her from an unknown threat? And why can’t Berry remember to hate him when he looks into her eyes?

As a huge fan of Pride and Prejudice and of espionage, I can’t wait to see the two collide in this book. My only fear is because I love Pride and Prejudice so much, there’s always that extremely high expectation when it comes to adaptions of it (and that slight feeling of always knowing nothing can really beat the original). Still, hoping for the best (:

Rose Under Fire - Elizabeth Wein(02) Rose Under Fire by Elizabeth Wein

While flying an Allied fighter plane from Paris to England, American ATA pilot and amateur poet, Rose Justice, is captured by the Nazis and sent to Ravensbrück, the notorious women’s concentration camp. Trapped in horrific circumstances, Rose finds hope in the impossible through the loyalty, bravery and friendship of her fellow prisoners. But will that be enough to endure the fate that’s in store for her?

Elizabeth Wein, author of the critically-acclaimed and best-selling Code Name Verity, delivers another stunning WWII thriller. The unforgettable story of Rose Justice is forged from heart-wrenching courage, resolve, and the slim, bright chance of survival.

I finally got around to reading Code Name Verity on my trip and loved it, so there was no way I was passing up this lovely companion book. More espionage, more courage, more sacrifice, more heartbreak, I’ll take it all please.

Author: Cyn

noun. a bum a student again. A master’s student…oooh. procrastinator. reader. eater. sleeper. music listen-er. movie go-er. Loves food too much.

0 Replies to “Sunday Post (14) / In My Mailbox (18)”

  1. Australia and Asia, such interesting places- I really want to travel to that side of the world, so I’m super excited for you that you had the chance! I’m looking forward to your review of 10 Reasons to Stay. Enjoy your new books, and welcome back to the blogosphere 🙂 Book Savvy Babe

    1. Thanks! It was quite the experience and tons of fun.

  2. I would love to travel there. I imagine it is beautiful. Enjoy your new books. 🙂

    Jenea @ Books Live Forever’s Sunday Post

    1. Both Asia and Australia were gorgeous! Thanks, I’m excited to get back to reading 😉

  3. I really liked Code Name Verity so I’m excited for her next book! Hope you enjoy it.

    1. Yay, me too! Code Name Verity was so poignant but also so awesome. Thanks!

  4. Lucky. I wish I could go on vacation right now, but I have school. Right now, there’s a heat wave where I live so…I really want to read Spies and Prejudice. It sounds so interesting. Happy reading and enjoy your books! 🙂

    Emz @ Icy Cold Reads

    1. Good luck with school! Hope you get to do lots of fun stuff in the summer haha. I’m just happy it’s warm but not crazy hot here, it was sweltering in Asia, too much sweating for me haha. Thanks!

  5. kimbacaffeinate says: Reply

    I think a food.book series post would be fun!!! So sad when vacation ends and reality kicks in. Hubs and I are planning a little vacation in Aug..this will be our first vacation alone without kids in 22 years…eep!

    1. Hopefully I don’t get lazy, I took lots of food pictures haha.
      Yay! That’s always fun, hope you have a wonderful time! My family is actually planning a family vacation soon, something we haven’t done in years together (:

  6. melissaseclecticbookshelf says: Reply

    Asia and Australia?! I’m so jealous…sounds like you had a great time:) Enjoy your new reads!

  7. Rose Under Fire looks especially good I might have to see about getting my hands on a copy of it.Come see my Sunday Post 🙂
    Have a great week!

    Kimberly @ Turning the Pages

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