Weekly Highlights

Weekly Highlights; The RHCB Brunch Edition

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 TWO reviews;
Social Network (2010) (TWO HEARTS)
Shift by Kim Curran (FOUR HEARTS)

On tuesday I listed the top ten series I keep meaning to start. To see what they are click here

It was World Book Day on Thursday! To celebrate the day, I had Sarah J Maas on the blog for an interview. Go here to check it out.

This friday I posted my first post in a new feature, “Faye’s Thoughtful Friday”, where I discussed my thoughts on middle grade fiction. To check the post out and to let me know your thoughts, click here


Giveaways

This week I am hosting the No Strings Attached giveaway! It ends tomorrow so quickly hop here to enter!


Around the Blogosphere

Alexandra from Alexendra’s Scribbles wrote a very harrowing post on loneliness and blogging that I loved and could totally relate to in places. I admire her for writing such a brilliant and brave post. Check it out here

How do you write reviews for sequels? This week Sarah from Workaday Reads discussed how difficult it is to write reviews for series. Click here to join the discussion!

Knowing not just the amount of content but the type of content to post on a blog is never easy. This week Gaby from Queen EllaBee Reads asks you about your blog. Do you post every day? How do you feel about memes and features? Go help out a fellow blogger by clicking here

Laura Lam is a debut author of the book Pantomime and this week she wrote an amazing post on How to Support Debut (and any) Authors. Check out the brilliant post here


Letterbox Love

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This week has been an incredibly busy one for me in terms of books! I got lots of great things coming to the door and then I went to the Random House Children’s Blogger Brunch where I got a few from the publishers and did some swaps with other bloggers as well! I’ll do a full write-up on the event at some point in the next few weeks as well. But first, here is what I recieved this week.

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Where The Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak; a very special hardback of this book from the lovely people at Random House! It is so pretty! :D
Acid by Emma Pass; Review Copy from Random House. I’ve had this on my radar for a while and can’t wait to get stuck into it!
The Last Minute by Eleanor Updale; Review Copy from Random House. I hadn’t heard of this one before yesterday but it sounds amazing so I’m looking forward to seeing what it is about.
The Oathbreaker’s Shadow by Amy McCulloch; Review Copy from Random House. I am SUPER excited about this one! It sounds stunning.
Lockwood & Co by Jonathon Stroud; FIRST CHAPTER from Random House. I am SUPER excited about this book too! Ghost hunters? You know I’m IN!
Sever by Lauren DeStefano; Book Swap. I have read Wither and I own Fever so this should hopefully get my back in gear to read the second one and then finish the trilogy! Looking forward to it. Thank you Gaby!
172 Hours on the Moon by Johan Harstad; Book Swap. I have wanted to read this one since it came out and so I’m excited I now have a copy! Thank you Lucy!
Every Other Day by Jennifer Lynn Barnes; Book Swap. This has also been on my radar for a looong time thanks to other bloggers. Looking forward to seeing what the fuss is about! Thank you Lucy!
Secreats & Sapphires by Leila Rasheed; Book Swap. This one sounds SO amazing and I am super excited to see if it’s as good as it seems! Thank you Daphne!
Delirium by Lauren Oliver; Book Swap. I have read this one – and really liked it – but I read it from the Library. With my own copy I now have something to let Lauren sign when I go and see her! yay! Thank you Daphne!
The Wolfstone Curse by Justin Richards; Review Copy from Templar. Really looking forward to this one, it sounds really interesting.
Ways To See A Ghost by Emily Diamond; Review Copy from Templar. This one sounds super amazing and it has ghosts so I’m sold! Look forward to reading this soon!
The Testing by Joelle Charbonneau; Review Copy from Templar. I LOVE Joelle’s cozies so I’m looking forward to reading her new dystopian novel! It sounds really intriguing!
Girl of Nightmares by Kendare Blake; Bought. I LOVED Anna Dressed in Blood and I am super excited to see how the story goes on!
One Seriously Messed Up Weekend in the otherwise un-messed-up life of Jack Samsonite; Review Copy from Atom. This one sounds hilarious and I’ve read the first chapter and was already giggling so looking forward to reading this but I think I might read the first one first – I didn’t realise it was a sequel!


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?

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17 thoughts on “Weekly Highlights; The RHCB Brunch Edition

      1. Eeeek! :) I ran out of shelf space and have a pile of books I’d be willing to get rid of anyway (I’ll post it on the blog sometime in early April) so if there’s anything you’d like to read, we can do a book swap or something :)

        Ah, I know! But I’ll be with you guys soon :) One more year left!

  1. Aww I’m glad you had a good time at the brunch, it always sounds amazing! I’m really looking forward to the Testing and Acid. The new Eleanor Updale sounds really good as well! Lots of awesome new books :)
    I can’t wait for the Lauren Oliver event! Eeeeep!

    1. Thank you! :-)
      I know, right? I think a lot of people think Dystopian is getting a bit burned out but I am still super excited for these!!
      Thanks for commenting!
      And we should sort out meeting at the Lauren Oliver event! :D

      1. Yea, I hear people saying that a lot too! But I’ve just reread Delirium and I’m ready to jump back on the dystopian train! I think the problem was (like twilight) that people thought it would sell *just* because its dystopian. It still has to be good!
        And we should :) I’m probably going to be there just after 6 as I’m coming straight from work. It starts at 6.30, right?

  2. Ooh you got The Oathbreaker’s Shadow!! That one looks really good. Glad you enjoyed the brunch, and you certainly got a great selection of books this week. :-) Off to look at Alexandra’s post, it sounds interesting. Hope you have a lovely week and happy reading!

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