Weekly Highlights; The HP Studio Tour Edition

Posted on 17 March, 2013 by Faye - 4 Comments

weekly highlights

Weekly Highlights is a new feature here at A Daydreamer’s Thoughts and will be a post highlighting things that happened on and off the blog. It is inspired by The Story Sirens In My Mailbox, Books, Biscuit and Tea’s Showcase Sunday, Kimba Caffeinated’s Sunday Post, and the British Letterbox Love.

In the feature I won’t mention everything I received, nor every post I wrote during the week but will simply feature a selection of things I wish to spotlight a second time around.


Post Highlights

This week I wrote FOUR reviews;
Side Effects (2013) (FOUR HEARTS)
Ferryman by Claire McFall (FIVE HEARTS)
Stepping Into More by Rachel Karu
Dash & Lily’s Book of Dares by Rachel Cohen and David Levithan (THREE HEARTS)

For my Thursday’s Special Spotlight this week I choose to highlight Anna Dressed in Blood. Check out why I love the book here


Blogger Spotlight

Yesterday I had the wonderful Sophie on the blog for an interview! Run along to this post to have a look at that and get to know my Blogger Spotlight like I do!


Giveaways

This week the No Strings Attached Giveaway ended! The winners were;
Marianne Robles won a book of her choice
Tanychy won a bundle of swag!
Thank you to everyone who entered.

I have another giveaway on the go! Go here for your chance to win an ARC of Ferryman! Open INTERNATIONALLY


Around the Blogosphere

Tomica Scavina has some very helpful advice on writing characters that can be found here. There is also a giveaway too, so go ahead and check it out now!

Nikki from Foil The Plot has listed the most disturbing films she’s seen. For a quick look at some horrifying films, click here

Samantha from The Little Munchkin Reader wants to know where your favourite place to read is. Go ahead and join the discussion here

Are ARCS all good or are there some negativity surrounding them? Gaby talks about this issue on her blog here. Go and have your say.

Covers are very important to the book publishing industry, this week Jess at Books and Sensibility talks about certain trends in book covers. Click here to have your say on the cover trends at the moment.


Letterbox Love

Not a particularly busy book with for me, but I still got some interesting things to share with you all. Plus… I went to the HP Studio Tour! (more on this later) :D

bunkerdiary

The Bunker Diary by Kevin Brooks; I love Kevin. He is one of my favourite authors and has been since I was a lot younger. I cannot wait to dive into this book!

One Seriously Messed Up Week in the Otherwise Mundane and Uneventful Life of Jack Samsonite by Tom Clempson; I got the second book in this series last week, I started reading it and was already giggling so figured I should start by reading the first book so I got this one from the library. Looking forward to the laughs.

The Change Up; I wanted to see this film when it was in the cinemas, and I am intrigued by it. Have you seen it? I don’t know if it’ll be any good or not!

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Silent Saturday by Helen Grant; A very pretty finished review copy from Random House. I am really excited for this book, it sounds stunning and cannot wait to get stuck into it!

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On Friday I finally went to the Harry Potter Studio Tour and, aside from it being an absolutely amazing experience, I also bought some souveniers! I got some Honeydukes chocolate and a Harry Potter Studio Tour mug (not pictured) which I’m looking forward to using! And, because I bought stuff, I also got a free Harry Potter bookmark which I also look forward to using.


And there you have it, my Weekly Highlights!

I hope to visit all posts of this manner, so feel free to link to your own IMMs, Sunday Showcase, Sunday Posts, Letterbox Loves or whatever it is you do below!

what did you get this week? what cool blog posts did you stumble upon? what are you waiting to happen this week?

faye1

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