Sunday Post (198) / Stacking the Shelves (178)

sundaypostThe 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.

Hello, Jackie here,

Christmas is coming and I’m half stressed out by the present shopping and the other half of me is like ehh whatever. Most of my presents are knitting, which I realize I should’ve started maybe a month or two earlier. Oops. Anyhow, I’m back from my mini vacation in London (thanks Cyn for doing last week’s Sunday post! ^_^) and even though it was only for 4 days I had a ton of fun shopping, eating, and just walking aimlessly about. We also took a day tour to see the Stonehenge and Bath. And oh the Christmas markets were full of knick knacks and homemade items. Every street corner or so there would be Christmas music blaring and while it does drive me crazy back home listen to it on the radio for hours on end, I didn’t mind it. In fact a lot of people were singing along to whatever was playing. So, speaking of Christmas shopping Fortnum and Mason, a tea shop, was nuts and chaotic. Seriously. It was jam packed with people and while I don’t really like crowds it really can’t be helped if you wanted to buy some tea especially when a friend recommended it. As for the weather it rained sometimes but mostly it was just bleak and dreary and overall chilly.

LAST WEEK

✖ Musing About Things: Reading Most Anticipated Books
✖ Teaser Tuesday: The Hating Game
✖ “Waiting” On Wednesday: Wintersong
✖ RRS Reviews: Historical Romance Holiday Edition
✖ Review: Saga Vol 1-3 by Brian K. Vaughan & Fiona Staples
NEXT WEEK

✖ Musing Monday?
✖ Teaser Tuesday!
✖ Waiting on Wednesday: It’s a surprise!
✖ Romantic Thursday?
✖ Review from Cyn?
✖ Review from Jackie???
✖ Forever 1!??!!?

The READS & ANNOUNCMENTS

Read/Currently reading:

1. Interference by Kay Honeyman: 4 of 5 stars
2. The Midnight Star by Marie Lu: 4 of 5 stars
3. Pushing Perfect by Michelle Falkoff: 3 of 5 stars
4. Unplugged by Donna Freitas: 3 of 5 stars

Things to follow!

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BOOK HAUL

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Stacking the Shelves post! Hosted by Tynga’s Reviews, Stacking the Shelves is a chance to showcase new books, ones checked out from the library, bought, won or received for review.

One of the best things I love about London is that they carry their books in paperback format (and bookshops everywhere). I don’t really have a preference to hardcover or paperback, but I love paperbacks a little bit more because of their portability and the fact that I don’t have to worry about bent edges on book jackets and whatnot. I couldn’t resist picking up a few already read books…

BOUGHT:

1. Rebel of the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton
2. Our Chemical Hearts by Krystal Sutherland
3. Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
4. Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo
5. Career of Evil by Robert Galbraith (aka J.K. Rowling)

Author: Jackie

25 Comment

  1. A trip to London sounds nice at holiday time, especially with those markets (and all the bookstores!) Our Chemical Hearts- love the look of that one!

    1. The holidays is one of my favorite seasons to travel.

  2. Enjoy the new reads!!

    1. Thanks.

  3. Ah, Six of Crows and Our Chemical Hearts – they’re both on my TBR list too.
    Glad you enjoyed London. Did you see any ‘books on the Underground’? I always thought that was a great idea.

    1. I hope you get to read them soon. Do you mean the ads for promoting books? I’ve only seen a couple, which is oddly weird because the last time I went I’ve seen a bunch.

  4. The trip to London sounds wonderful. Have a lovely time. Nice selection of books.

    Grace @ Books of Love

    1. Thanks. I had an awesome time.

  5. I would LOVE a chance to visit London around Christmas time. I visited there a few years back and would live there I enjoyed it so much. Bath is just beautiful—were you able to visit the cathedral and see “the house” from harry potter? They have a fabulous basement italian restuarant that was amazing. And yeah Stonehenge is a must see, and the people there are SO nice. Glad to hear you had a fun time. Definitely need to go back soon. Hope you have a wonderful Christmas.

    1. I didn’t know the house from Harry Potter is located in Bath. Is it within walking distance from the Abbey? But, it makes sense because I think Bristol is nearby and Hagrid said they flew past Bristol in book 1. It was only a day trip in Bath so we only saw the Roman Baths and I’m pretty sure we pass the cathedral. I hope you get to go back soon. Thanks.

  6. I’ve heard really good things about Six of Crows. I still haven’t checked out a book by Leigh Bardugo!
    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

    1. Her books start off slow, but by the end I think they’re pretty good. Definitely read the Grisha trilogy first before Six of Crows.

  7. I’d absolutely love a trip to London during the holidays! (Or anywhere for that matter since I’m in Florida and it’s hard to get into the spirit when it’s in the high 80’s and muggy.)
    Have a wonderful holiday! 🙂

    Stacy Renee @ Lazy Day Literature

    1. I totally understand how you feel. SoCal is the same, but it mostly hovers around the 70’s and 75’s. Thanks and you too.

  8. London! That’s awesome! I’ve never been to Europe but London would definitely be on my list. I loved Rebel of the Sands and Six of Crows! I still have to read Crooked Kingdom though. 😮 I hope you enjoy all of your new books!

    Have a fabulous week, Jackie. 🙂

    Check out my STS post!

    1. I hope you get a chance to go soon. Thanks.

  9. Oh what a fun vacation! I went to London for just a couple days but it’s been probably a decade. Hope you have a great rest of the Christmas season 😀

    1. lol you have to go back again one day. Thanks and you too.

  10. Oh I so want to go to London! Nice! I also know what it is like crafting and wishing you started earlier. I was ahead but then nope… I’m now behind. 🙂

    1. I always fall behind as the holiday approaches closer and closer.

  11. I only ever buy books in paperback because they tend to be cheaper – it’s a ha it I picked up from my mother, who’s a big book buyer. She ways walk through the bookstore saying ” we’ll get it when it comes out in paperback!” 🙂

    1. lol that must be kind of frustrating when you want the book so badly. At least there’s always the library where you can borrow the book for free. But, that’s true. Sometimes I just like the cover for the paperback much better than the hardcover.

  12. I’m sure London is lovely – and at Christmas, too! Make sure you relax between your post-trip return and the holiday frenzy!

  13. I bought a couple books in London when I was there in September. I HAD too; plus I checked out two bookstores. haha Fortnum and Mason is pretty awesome, but I imagine it’s packed around the holidays! Glad you had fun though.

    -Lauren

    1. Yay! I mean how can you not buy books when you’re a bookworm and in London?? I hate the crowds at Fortnum and Mason, but I just had to get some teas to try. Thanks.

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