August Wrap Up {2011}

August was such an incredible month for me; I couldn't be more thrilled with how things went! When I started consistently blogging about books at the beginning of July, I had no idea how it would turn out since my previous attempts at blogging had been less than stellar ;) But I'm really enjoying it!

Amazing Events:

I was so fortunate to be able to attend two awesome events in Toronto this month;

Just this week I was invited to the Chapters Indigo Fall Preview Party where they set up their office with some amazing new lifestyle products for Fall 2011. Everything was so beautiful and cool to see; you can tell that they've definitely put a lot of work into finding products that book lovers will enjoy! Plus, the food was absolutely delicious and they were more than generous with giveaways and everyone got to take home a neat swag bag too. I appreciate being able to attend so much, it was such fun and I got to chat with some other Ontario bloggers I met at Penguin (Gwen from Rants~N~Scribbles, Nicole from All I Ever Read and Jen from Lost in a Great Book!) and meet Evie from Bookish as well while she was here!

The second event I attended earlier in the month was Penguin Canada's Razorbill focus group. And wow- talk about fun and enlightening! The exciting news is that Penguin Canada will be launching Razorbill (a Penguin imprint) in Canada fairly soon, and they were interested in hearing some input from a few people involved with reading, many of whom were also bloggers. It was fabulous, and my first time ever getting to meet other people as interested in books as I am! And everyone at Penguin was so helpful and just plain wonderful. I'm thoroughly grateful that I was able to participate!

Books Read or Reviews Posted:

  • Shut Out by Kody Keplinger
  • Witch Song by Amber Argyle
  • The Iron King (Iron Fey #1) by Julie Kagawa
  • Winter's Passage (Iron Fey #1.5) by Julie Kagawa
  • The Iron Daughter (Iron Fey #2) by Julie Kagawa
  • The Iron Queen (Iron Fey #3) by Julie Kagawa
  • Summer's Crossing (Iron Fey #3.5) by Julie Kagawa
  • The Iron Knight (Iron Fey #4) by Julie Kagawa - REVIEW TO COME IN OCTOBER
  • Bloodlines (Bloodlines #1) by Richelle Mead
  • Descended by Blood (Vampire Born #1) by Angeline Kace
  • Ripple by Mandy Hubbard
  • Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
  • The Adventures of Benjamin Skyhammer by Nichole Sheldrake
  • The Near Witch by Victoria Schwab
  • A Long, Long Sleep by Anna Sheehan
  • A Need So Beautiful by Suzanne Young
TOTAL = 16

Books Received for Review Purposes (unread as of Sept.1):

  • Alcestis by Katharine Beutner
  • A Million Suns ARC by Beth Revis
  • Bloodrose ARC by Andrea Cremer
  • Legend ARC by Marie Lu
  • Incarnate ARC by Jodi Meadows
  • Veiled rose by Anne Elisabeth Stengl
  • Everything We Ever Wanted ARC by Sara Shepard
  • Eyes in the Mirror by Julia Mayer (currently reading!)
  • And various NetGalley e-books... still working on sorting those out.
As you can see... I have quite a bit of work to do! But no complaints here at all :)

RAK books received:

RAK books sent:

  • Bloodlines to Isa @ Book Soulmates
  • Vampire Academy Graphic Novel to Tynga @ Tynga's Reviews
  • Hunger Games Trilogy to Harpreet @ A Spark of Interest
  • Delirium to Harpreet
  • Wither to Harpreet
  • Entwined to Jessica
  • Delirium to Angela
  • Catching Fire to Tamara @ Tamara's Book Ramblings
  • Mockingjay to Tamara
I actually can't remember the blog address for Jessica... I just hope you two enjoy the books :)

UPDATE: Angela mentioned that she doesn't have a blog, so I didn't lose that info at least! *Phew*


Tia said...

Wow, you read a lot of books this month! I have to still read a lot of these!

Tia @ Falling For Books

TheReadingOwl said...

Aw, why can't my mailbox be filled with all those awesome books? All I get is bills and commercials for books and that does not count! Hahah xD

Library Lady said...

You can't remember my blog address, b/c I don't have one. :)
I loved Delirium and want to thank you again for sending it.

Brenna said...

I am very fortunate with the books I've received - but I've had my fair share of bills as well lol!

Angela, I'm glad I didn't forget you somewhere then! And I'm even happier to hear that you enjoyed Delirium- it's one of my new favourites!

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