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Sunday post #15 I couldn't help getting more awesome ARCs and a buddy read

Linking up with the usual crew for the Sunday meme at Kimba’s book blog.

~ On The Blog ~

Nothing too crazy going on this week, just this post that got me over 200 likes! Never ever done that before. Fun!

~ Last Week On The Blog ~

I have posted three times last week, my favorite post of all time so far being the discussion Crave Book + Buy Book = Put It Away? I’ve also reviewed three photo books from Schiffer and Anne of Avonlea.


~ Coming Up Next Week ~

Next week I will be announcing my buddy read of Red Rising, also doing the Mid-year Freakout Book Tag and posting the review for Paul Auster’s 4 3 2 1.


~ Little Book Haul ~

The most exciting thing that happened to me this week was the approval for The Rules of Magic by Alice Hoffman! The story goes like this: I had requested it a while ago, and then got denied. I only noticed it last week, and got a little sour about it (cause I kind of really wanted it), and then, Friday evening an unexpected email arrives! From the publicist of Simon&Schuster, inviting me to read and download The Rules of Magic from NetGalley! I was soooo excited, totally made my evening. As I hadn’t actually read Practical Magic, only seen the quite famous movie with Sandra Bullock and Nicole Kidman, of course I had to get Practical Magic and read it before I read the prequel. Aside from that, I got other books, but I won’t go into detail about them – you can click the pictures for links to Goodreads.

The Worrier's Guide to the End of the World: Surviving a So-Called Spiritual Journey through India, Italy, and Beyond The Punch Escrow Practical Magic (Practical Magic #1) The Rules of Magic (Practical Magic 0.5) The Memory Tree

~ In The Bookish Community ~

I came across this post yesterday while riffling through the blogs. It’s something that needs to be talked about more –why does Amazon penalize authors for a few typos, but not punish scammers?? As readers, we should always be aware of these things, and if Amazon does nothing to fix this, we should at least be careful about which books to buy and which authors we should really support. Read about it here:

Scammers Break The Kindle Store by David Gaughran

And that’s it for this week! What news have you got?

I’m Evelina and I try to blog about books that matter, with a bit of fun there too! Disability and equality will be topics you see a lot, but there’s also a lot of scifi, fantasy and… GIFs. I’m also the proud founder of #ARCsAnonymous.

43 thoughts on “Sunday post #15 I couldn't help getting more awesome ARCs and a buddy read

  1. I was excited to get The Rules of Magic, too, via invitation, which hasn’t happened for me that many times. It is exciting, isn’t it?

    I read Practical Magic a long time ago…and saw the movie, of course. Love Bullock and Kidman.

    Enjoy your week, and I’m off to check out your links.
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    1. Thanks Lindsey I just finished Red Rising today! Review next Monday. Oh my god, it was so good!!! I’m urging you to start RIGHT NOW. I thought it was amazing. Violence and gore warning though. But it was so epic!

  2. Awww I am really looking forward to read the Mid-year Freakout Book Tag!! It is really fun and I am curious to know the books you have picked up for it 🙂

    I really admire you for how organized and neat your blog/posts are I wish I could be more organized too haha

    As for the post you mentioned we had shared it on twitter as well and I was really shocked to read it and find out that none is trying to fix this. It is really outrageous and unfair not only towards the authors and publishers that have worked hard to gain a spot in the classifications on Kindle, but towards all of the people readers, and book lovers. I am still speechless and it is a serious issue that needs to be fixed thank you for sharing it. I will also include it in my upcoming post it needs to be spread!!

    1. P.S. Congrats on getting The Rules of Magic this si awesomeeee and I know the feeling when you got rejected it is really sad…

      But this is greatt and I am sooo happy for you ^.^

    2. Yeah, it is absolutely shocking that they’re not doing anything. I would be embarrassed if I was Amazon… after all, it’s their website that gets hacked, even if not directly.

      And thank you so much! Haha, yes, organized is what I like! At least with writing and lists. Not so much with actual tidiness at home, unfortunately xD

      And the tag was a challenge, it took me so long to pick the books 😛 a lot of them are repeating! Did you do that tag yet? Cause if you want I can tag you too 🙂

    1. I’ve also only seen the movie xD it caught my attention on NetGalley because I started the year with an awesome read by Alice Hoffman 🙂 now I just scan everything that has her name on it!
      BTW, have you read Red Rising? You read fantasy, and that one was simply epic, so I’m just wondering.

  3. It’s fun when a post you make gets so many likes. I don’t think I ever got that many likes for a status update. It is a fun picture though. I like how you use banners to show what you posted and what to post next, it looks neat. I’ll have to check out your discussion post next :). That’s awesome you still were able to get that book you wanted even though you got denied on netgalley first. Enjoy your new books and have a great week!
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  4. Hallo, Hallo Avalinah!

    🙂 I’ve been appreciating your commentary on my blog recently – especially as I love seeing your enthusiasm for the posts I am creating! You’ll be wicked happy tonight (or on the morrow) when you finally get to see my thoughts about Croswald! Ooh, my dear sweet ghouls! I cannot believe how incredibly creative this world actually is as reading it keeps pulling me into it’s sphere of where magic is never too far away from you! If the lightning storms would stop giving me grief, I’d get to write my review! Aye.

    I am so happy we’re both reading Anne novels, this Summer! I am going to start Anne of Green Gables next week (via audiobook) whilst preparing to read via listen to the first three novels ahead of moving into my paperback boxed set which was thrifted last year! 🙂 Reminds me, I need to create a participation post for the Anne RAL!

    It isn’t just craving a book your itching to read and thus, purchase said book with the intention of reading whilst finding it left on your shelf as you stare at it wondering why your not read it – it’s the quirkiness of finding we go through periods of time ‘gathering!’ stories without honestly ‘reading’ them soon after their purchased, even if they are #mustreads and our curiosity for knowing more about them is super intense; it’s like we shy away from ‘experiencing’ them for whichever reason! At least, this does happen to me! lol

    Thanks for reminding me I had stopped by this post of yours! Sometimes I only get brief moments to traverse the blogosphere and when I do, I enjoy what I find! I try to return and leave comments but alas, there are days/weeks where I never get back round! Forgive me! 🙁
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    1. Wow, that is one long comment, Jorie 😀 thank you!

      You’re starting Anne! Are you joining the readalong? 🙂

      That’s alright if you don’t always reply, it’s not a problem 🙂 everyone is busy. So am I! That’s why I also find it hard to visit all my lovely bloggers. It’s not for lack of wanting to!

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