Book hauls, Sunday post

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?

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Ivyclad Ideas
4 years ago

I love the cover for The Memory Tree!
Let’s see, this week I’ve crashed as far as blogging goes and I’ve started reading more books without finishing others.
…We’re going to pretend that this was intentional.

Anne Clarence
4 years ago

I’ve never got to participate in a book tag! Can you please tag me in The Mid-Year Freakout Book Tag? *puppy dog face*

4 years ago

Congratulations on getting approval for Rule of Magic – I haven’t read either of these books, but it is a series that I would enjoy, so will look out for it. You also have some other lovely looking books – The Memory Tree cover is gorgeous… Have a great reading week, Avalinah:). My Sunday Post –

Michelle @Because Reading

That always makes my day when I get denied but then it shows up in my email. Makes me want to be all screamie! 🙂

I hope you have a great week, Avalinah! Happy Reading!

4 years ago

😀 200 LIKES! Not bad!

Laurel-Rain Snow
4 years ago

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.

Lindsey @ Lindsey Reads

Haha, that Twitter post was so amazing! And also true 😉
I love the Mid Year book Freakout tag, so looking forward to your answers! Oh, and Red Rising has been on my TBR for way too long as well, so I’m interested to hear your thoughts!

4 years ago

Congrats on the approval! Hope it’s good (and the rest of your new ones too)!

4 years ago

Nice books that you got this week. Enjoy them and have a great week!

Geybie's Book Blog
Geybie's Book Blog
4 years ago

You seem to have had a great experience with The Rules of Magic. Glad to hear that you finally got approved. Never heard of such experience. I hope you’ll enjoy it, along with the previous book. Happy reading.

Maureen Bakker
4 years ago

Congrats on getting approved for ‘The Rules of Magic’! That’s awesome! 😉
Have a great week and happy reading!

4 years ago

I have seen The Rules of Magic a few times today, I really need to check it out. the cover is gorgeous. Enjoy the new reads.

Jenea’s Book Obsession Sunday Post

4 years ago

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… Read more »

4 years ago
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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 ^.^

4 years ago

200 likes is amazing!! Way to go! That must have made you feel awesome 🙂

Kristen @ Metaphors and Moonlight

Congrats on the post that got 200 likes! And yay, I’m happy for you that you got the book you wanted 🙂 I had no idea there was a sequel to Practical Magic. Not that I read the book, but I’ve seen the movie LOL.

Anna @ Adventures with a Book Nerd

I haven’t heard of Amazon punishing authors, I’ll have to do some research on that. Have a good week, and happy reading! 🙂

4 years ago

I just went and liked it too, so now you have another.

Laura Thomas
4 years ago

Congrats on 200 Likes! And on your Netgalley approval. I’ve been denied before and then the publisher sent the book. Weird but I was happy:) Enjoy those new books, Avalinah.

4 years ago

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!

Tanya @ Girl Plus Books

The Mid-Year Book Freak Out tag is such fun. I just did it last week. It’s always fun to see everyone’s answers. 🙂

4 years ago

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… Read more »