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[Weekly wrapup] Sunday post #56 Very Exciting ARC News, Some Dewey's News And Finally - A Haul!

So before I start telling you that I don’t remember what happened this week as well, let’s just start by saying that this week as AAAAAALLLLL been about this event:

Today @tordotcompub wins my affections with surprise #bookmail, and of nothing else but my beloved #murderbot!! I swear I came back from the post office grinning like an idiot (if you don’t believe me look at my Story on Instagram. But you have been warned.) I already got the e-galleys and wasn’t expecting anything more, but to have actual print copies of one of my favorite series, INTERNATIONALLY?, you guys. You’re like my favorite publisher now ❤ I am SOOOOOO excited to be able to post my review of Murderbot #2, soon soon soon!! It’s already scheduled, waiting to see the world sometime soon (hint: May! 😂) And now get ready for me to shove these #books in your face on a weekly basis, everyone. I mean it. These are my first international (non-indie) publisher copies. I WILL be flaunting them. SHAMELESSLY. And also LOOK – WE INTERNATIONALS CAN DO IT!!! 🎉🎉🎉 I hope you don’t mind. I’m just really happy right now 😂

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And it made me ever so happy, I’m still basically the happiest little creature ever. Thank you so much,! This is my first non-indie #bookmail, and I can’t tell you how lucky I feel to have received it, as an international reviewer.

But besides that, what has happened this week? Let’s have a look:

  • My wonderful friend Jackie @ Death By Tsundoku has finally reclaimed (most of) her blog! Please guys, go over there and welcome her back – as she has gone through a forced hiatus, brought on by losing access to her blog, and we’ve got to give her some love!
  • I got nominated for the Book Blogger Awards by Shealea. WHAT, RIGHT?! I AM SO HAPPY! Thank you so much!
  • I have also learned that my big ole plans for Dewey’s are floating belly up, because I will not be able to sit tight on my butt all day and read, as was planned. But fear not! I will still be reading! I even have a TBR. But my checkins might look slightly different than beanbag-lap-tea 😂 you will see!
  • I have caught up with *some* of my comments and blog hopping
  • I have given up with posting in a way too rigid schedule and *gasp!* missed a post – and been happy to do it

~ Last Week On The Blog ~

Last week I asked the question of whether we post too much content and neglect actually reading everyone else’s posts! And I also reviewed a great book, The Sunday Lunch Club, which I can strongly recommend! Go on and read the review, if you haven’t yet.

too much content  sunday lunch club

~ Coming Up Next Week~

Coming up next week, we have two reviews for very different books – The Long Way Down, an urban fantasy I enjoyed greatly! It will be a fun review with 5 reasons, so come read! And also, a buddy read review with JJ @ This Dark Material for Donna Tartt’s The Little Friend, which I didn’t enjoy too much, as you can see from the star rating. And lastly, since Dewey’s is coming up, on Friday I’ll be posting my Dewey’s TBR! EXCITED!!

the long way down  little friend
dewey's TBR 2018

~ Little Book Haul ~

Well, this week I finally hauled some books. But it’s alright, since I have been hauling so little lately! It is also a very exciting haul. Redemption song is the sequel to The Long Way Down, which I greatly enjoyed and will be reviewing next week. Rogue Protocol is book #3 of my favorite Murderbot series. The Calculating Stars is an ARC about a female astronaut, and Spinning Silk is based on Japanese folklore, read more about it on Goodreads (click the cover) – and if you want the ARC, write me and I’ll give you the author’s contact!

Redemption Song (Daniel Faust #2) Rogue Protocol (The Murderbot Diaries #3) The Calculating Stars (Lady Astronaut #1) Spinning Silk

~ In The Bookish Community ~

Cahleen @ The Alt Story writes about 5 quiet, but emotionally huge books that left a really big impression

Sheila @ She’s Going Book Crazy talks about her favorite literary pranksters

Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction talks about the expectations we might have about PoC names in books

Marie @ Drizzle and Hurricane Books talks about how you could take control of your TBR pile *gasp!*

Aimee @ Aimee, Always shares some AMAZING free services for your blog designs

So how has your week been? And what are you reading? What did you haul?

As usual, I’m linking up with the Sunday post meme at Kimba’s book blog and Stacking The Shelves over at Tynga’s Reviews.

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3 years ago

Sounds like you had a great week. So happy for you that you got the muderbot series. It can be very hard to get books from publishers for us internationals. Good to see you are also taking it easy with blogging. Even if you post once a week, I wouldnt mind, you post really good content. Have a great week

Cam @ Camillea Reads
3 years ago

Aw, what a great week, Evelina! Congrats on getting the books! I’m just waiting to start the e-copy I got. You excitement is infectious! And don’t worry much about having to post many times in a week. You take the time you need for yourself and it will all work out eventually :*

Camilla @Reader in the Attic

Congrats with Tor! It must be an amazing emotion.
I’ve recently started to add their book much more on my shelves, because as much as I like YA, Tor has some good fantasy, horror and sci-fi novel that are also a mix of all the three things. And for some reasons, on Netgalley, Tor always approve my requests?

Spinning Silk has a really interesting cover! I will check the blurb. I’m always up to book inspired byu every type of folklore

3 years ago

“One day, I’ll get book mail,” She thinks as she gives Evelina’s book mail the shifty side eye. 🙂

Have a great week!

Ronyell (a.k.a Rabbitearsblog)

Congrats on being nominated for the book blogger awards!!! I wish I was a nominee… 🙁 Oh well… My inner book fan just SQUEAL with delight after seeing all of those books! You are one lucky bookie fan to win all those books! 😀

Angelica @ Paperback Princess

Evelina I love that discussion topic as I have been thinking about it after going on a very long hiatus blogging. I’ve just started blogging back this week, and I have definitely changed my priorities, plus situation has changed it for me as I now have a 3 year old which I didn’t have when I was actively blogging. I’ve decided that I lost focus on WHY I started blogging to begin with and got caught up in the getting as many followers etc. but now first and foremost blogging and reading are hobbies to me, and I never want… Read more »

Angelica @ Paperback Princess

PS – See you @Deweys!

3 years ago

Congratulations on getting hold of the Murderbot series:)). And huge kudos to Tor – they are one of my favourite publishers because of the range of writers they publish – like the great Jo Walton, for instance. And of course – Martha Wells! Have a great week, Evelina!

3 years ago

Enjoy all aof your books and the readathon. Have a great week !

Jenea’s Book Obsession
Jenea’s Book Obsession
3 years ago

Congrats on the Tor package! Your new books look great. Hope you have a wonderful week.

3 years ago

Congrats on the book mail from Tor! That’s awesome. The Calculating Stars sounds really good. I like science, and stories about women in science. Hope you enjoy all your books.

3 years ago

Lovely post. I’m so proud of u getting books + beinig nominated 😀
I’ve also gone and followed your friend for ya.

I hope the following week is just as lovely for you

Mary @StackingMyBookShelves!

You did have a great week. Awesome book haul! I hope you enjoy them all! I am starting my BSN tomorrow. I am super excited about this. Hard work but soooo WORTH it! Have a great week!

Mary my #Sunday Roundup #15!

Vi @Inkvotary
3 years ago

Congrats on the Tor books. I truly envy you – in a good way. And congrats on the award. Always a great feeling when your blog work gets rewarded. Happy reading and have a great new week.

Best wishes

Laurel-Rain Snow
3 years ago

The Sunday Lunch Club looks so tempting. Thanks for sharing…and enjoy all of your books.

Thanks for visiting my blog.

Kimberly @ Caffeinated Reviewer

Yay for your first pub book. I love Tor. You are tempting me with some of your arrivals. I hope this week is more memorable. LOL

3 years ago

Congrats on the hard copies! I too usually only get e-galleys from publishers, because those publishers are usually in the UK. But last month I was offered a physical copy by a US publisher and you better believe I was all over that! happy Reading 🙂

Sophie Eloy
3 years ago

Yepeeeeeee! Congrats on you ARC! You have to send me your “request template” LOL. And I featured your post about posting less on my Sunday Post (really interesting topic!).

Rachel @The Readers Den

Congratulations on getting your murderbot series print copies as well as e-books. Hope you enjoy them. Have a great week! 🙂

Marie @ Drizzle & Hurricane Books

Ohhh congratulations on the Tor bookmail, this is so amazing and well deserved 🙂 It’s only the beginning, I’m sure 😉
I’m glad you are feeling a bit more relaxed about blogging – I used to freak out about missing a day of blogging and sometimes, I still do, but…. it’s also good to miss a post sometimes and just ,take time to relax 🙂
I hope you’ll have a fantastic week! 🙂

3 years ago

Congrats on the Tor bookmail! How fun!

The Sunday Lunch Club looks really good. I hope you enjoy your books and have a great week!

Kristin (Book Sniffers Anonymous)

Yay! Surprise book mail is always the best. I’ve never heard of the Murderbot Diaries, but I’ll definitely be looking it up on Goodreads. And congrats on being nominated for the Best Book Blogger award! That is awesome. You definitely had one amazing week!

3 years ago

Congrats on the first book! I think a lot of us are feeling the pressure of our schedules, so I understand. I’m hoping you have a great week and enjoy your new books!

3 years ago

Yay for Murderbot! Can’t wait to see what you think. And congrats on the award nomination- well deserved!

Loved your discussion post on content too. Very thought provoking, and it does address that age old issue ha ha- blogging vs visiting blogs. There is only so much time, after all, and I think we all struggle with it!

Hope you have a nice week 🙂

Suzanne @ The Bookish Libra

Congrats on the amazing book mail and on your well-deserved blogger award nomination!

Aj @ Read All The Things!

Congrats on the bookmail! I hope you love the book. I’m so excited for Deweys! I’ll probably spend the whole day reading A Clash of Kings. I swear I’ll finish that book someday. Have a great week!

Laura Thomas
3 years ago

I’m going to check out those Martha Wells books. They look perfect for me. Congrats on getting them! I seldom get print copies from publishers. Probably because I don’t ask for them much. LOL Happy reading!

3 years ago

Yay! I’m so happy that you were able to get print copies from Tor! That is so awesome! I actually don’t have a posting schedule but i’m trying to come up with one. Work has been crazy busy lately and I haven’t had much time to read or blog so I’m trying to figure out something that works for me.

I hope you have another wonderful week!

Carole @ Carole's Random Life in Books

Congrats on the book mail! I always get a bit old grin on my face when a surprise shows up at my house. It doesn’t happen often but it is really a great feeling. Nice haul this week. I hope you love them all. Have a great week!

3 years ago

The ARCs look great, as I’ve already told you! xD I’m doing Dewey’s too this time. Can’t wait to see your TBR!

JJ @ This Dark Material

Ahhhhh I’m still SO EXCITED for you and your book mail news!!! 😀 And our buddy read post because even if the novel was so-so, your questions were amazing and made it so much more fun to review and reflect 🙂 Can’t wait to see all the fabulous titles you’ve picked for the readathon!

Aimee (Aimee, Always)
3 years ago

Thanks for sharing my post, Evelina! ♥ AND I’M SO EXCITED FOR YOU FOR GETTING INTL BOOKMAIL!!! Especially since you loved the first book in that series so much. ^_^ PLUS getting nominated by Shealea–girl, you are ON FIRE this week!

Kristen @ Metaphors and Moonlight

Congrats on the bookmail!!! I love seeing bloggers so excited about getting books 😀 I’m off to check out Spinning Silk! Have a great week!

3 years ago

Yaay for the books and for Jackie’s blog and for the award nomination! But especially the books, and not only because you love the series but it’s also a big win for International bloggers!! I have a few plans for theday of Dewey’s readathon too that might get in the way of reading but I will do my best. Do not have a TBR. I read too many books to add even more to that pile! Oh, Spinning Silk sounds awesome, I am always interested in Japanese everything – even got a book by a Japanese writer this week from… Read more »

3 years ago

I saw the new bookmail on insta and I was so happy for you!!

I will participate, just have a sushi date to get to, but I reckon it won’t take the entire day. I plan to finish some of the thousands of books I am currently reading :D.

And yes, I got the book and she was really nice! Cannot wait to read that either – but I am trying not to start another book until the read-a-thon.

Cahleen Hudson
Cahleen Hudson
3 years ago

Hey! Thanks for the link! I feel like I really must be a slightly seasoned blogger now. 😉 But in even bigger news, how cool is it that you got book mail??? Yay!! Congrats! You give me hope. I really do understand how exciting that must have been. I use my Instagram to post pictures of my kids instead of for bookish things, but I want to go subscribe to you just so I can see that story (except I think stories disappear, right).

So did you feel a sense of freedom when you didn’t do that post?

herding cats
3 years ago

Oooo exciting! Hope you enjoy it 🙂 And your reading during the challenge even if it’s a little different than you expected 🙂

3 years ago

That is an amazing haul Evelina, it always makes my day when I get book mail, I don’t get as much from publishers as I used to, but it’s great when you do. And I heard about Dewey’s read-athon, but I’ve never taken part, I my have to try and sign up! I hope you have a great week! 🙂

Chloe @ Book Dragons
Chloe @ Book Dragons
3 years ago

So happy you got those two books! And Dewy’s is coming up – I nearly forgot earlier then saw it in my blogging journal and thought *well…guess I better figure out what I want to read* aha hope you have a great week girl 🙂

Sim @ Flipping Through the Pages

Seems like you had a great week 🙂 And congratulations on getting that book. It is always a good feeling when we receive books internationally 😀
And I am so happy about Jackie that she recovered her blog. Though I am still not sure what happened exactly!
And hey good luck with that readathon 🙂 And congratulations again for that award 🙂

Tori @ InToriLex
3 years ago

You had a great week! I just got a ebook of All Systems Red and everyone keeps telling me how they love this series!! I must get to it then!

Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

First off, congrats on the ARCs, Evelina! So exciting! Secondly, sorry I haven’t been around lately. If it makes you feel any better about the fact that you haven’t gotten around to blog-hopping, lately I haven’t managed to post OR blog-hop. It’s been rather pathetic. I keep telling myself things will be better once classes are over next month!

Jovita @ Inky Impressions

Book mail, so exciting and wonderful. Great haul this week Evelina, the books and authors are new to me. Sounds like you had a awesome week. Enjoy 🙂

Jackie B
3 years ago

D’aw. Thank you friend! Your shout out means a TON to me. While I am able to comment and blog hop again, my blog is still in limbo. EXTRA limbo now. O_o My domain is provisioning which could take another 10 days! WHAT?! Unacceptable. The problem is that I already have my SQL database and site structure uploaded to the new host, so I can’t even write crappy hiatus update posts any longer. #Annoyed Seriously, if this doesn’t happen quickly, I’m going to pull out a lightsabre and make some damage. Because blog. I need blog! I also COULDN’T BE… Read more »