Sunday, 15 January 2017


First Class Post (90) & Weekly Recap

first class post
First Class Post - because this post is first class!

First Class Post

Books Received for Review:


See You in the Cosmos by Jack Cheng (2nd March 2017, MG debut)
Letters to the Lost by Brigid Kemmerer (6th April 2017)

Finished Copies:

Unconventional by Maggie Harcourt (1st February 2017, UKYA)
As I now have a finished copy, there will probably be a Twitter giveaway for my proof - just a heads up.

Thank you to Puffin, Boomsbury and Usborne for the review copies.

Check out mail memes: The Sunday Post on Caffeinated Book Reviewer and Stacking the Shelves on Tynga's Reviews.


Here's a recap of my posts from the past week.


The Memory Book by Lara Avery Wing Jones by Katherine Webber

  • I finished The Memory Book by Lara Avery with mixed feelings; I enjoyed the story, but I didn't enjoy how it was told, and felt like I didn't get to know the other characters well enough. But I loved learning about the disease Niemann-Pick Type C and how it affected Sammie.
  • Wing Jones by Katherine Webber is a great story - I loved the diversity of it, and the how it dealt with self-identity - but just not the story for me, as someone who has no interest in athetlics or sport.

Top Ten Tuesday:

Top Ten Tuesday

This Week's Top Ten Tuesday topic was 2016 Releases I Meant To Read But Didn't Get To. My ten consist of mostly YA, some diverse books, a retelling, a couple on serious topics, and some fantasy, horror, and magic realism!


2017 Book Blog Discussion Challenge

  • Why Are US Covers Generally Better Than UK Covers? - In which I lement over how editions of books published in the US tend to get nicer, prettier, more eye-catching covers than the UK, but also share a few covers where I think the UK got it right.
  • How Do You Discuss a Book When Characters' Marginalised Identities Are Spoilers? - Where I discuss how to talk about and/or review diverse books when the character's marginalised identitites are spoilers. This covers books that simply don't mention marginalised characters in blurbs at all, but also books where discovering a disability, for example, along with the characters makes for a better reading experience rather than knowing about it beforehand - and what should we do in regards to promoting the book as a diverse book in such a case?



I've also created a new Instagram account specifically for Once Upon a Bookcase. I'll be posting mini versions of my reviews and sharing all my book post. It's not exactly going to be a #Bookstagram account, because I'm not as creative photographically as others. But there should be a few things popping up over there. Give us a follow? Thanks!

So that's been my blogging week! How was yours? Link me to your book mail and blogging round ups!


  1. Glad you're opening up an instagram account! I'll follow you there!

    Here’s my Sunday Post!

    Ronyell @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog and join in this week’s Book Photo Sundays!

    1. Thanks! I already had one, but I didn't use it much and there was no real point to it. So I created a new one specifically for the blog and book related stuff. I should post more often, hopefully :)

      Thanks for stopping by!

  2. I was interested in your US vs UK covers thoughts as I'm in Australia and ours are often different again. And I know some Oz authors who have recently had books out o/s (Jane Harper's Dry; Charlotte Wood's The Natural Way of Things; and Natasha Lester's A Kiss From Mr Fitzgerald) and they've all been interested to see the variations.

    1. I know sometimes Aussie YA have similar covers simply from following Paper Fury (a Aussie YA & fantasy book blogger), so I thought it might be a similar case for all books, but I guess not. I've looked at the titles you mentioned though, and it is pretty cool to see the different covers. What did you think of the overseas covers?

  3. I love that post on US vs UK covers- so true! The stylish differences can be stark, and I liked seeing your comparisons, most of which I agreed with! Fun post!

    1. Thank you! :) And thanks for stopping by!