First Class Post - because this post is first class!
Books Received for Review:
See You in the Cosmos by Jack Cheng (2nd March 2017, MG debut)
Unconventional by Maggie Harcourt (1st February 2017, UKYA)
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.
- 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:
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!
- 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!