21 February 2016

The Sunday Post + Giveaway (21 February)

Sunday Post
The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimberly of Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It’s a chance to share news. A post to recap the past week on your blog and showcase books and things we have received. Share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead.

So this week we had some very happy news in the family. My cousin and his girlfriend got engaged! He's the first out of all the cousins to do so, so it's something new and the whole family is chuffed. Other than that it's been quite a quiet week again.

There was some sad news on Friday when the death of Harper Lee was announced. It's such a real shame. To Kill a Mockingbird is one of my favourite books! I actually hated it when I was forced to read it in Standard Grade English, but then I reread it a few years later and I actually couldn't love it more.

In other news... it's my one year bloggoversay TODAY!! I cannot believe that My Expanding Bookshelf has been in existence an entire year!! It's literally flown by. Even my life outside of blogging has changed immensely. In the past year, I started two new jobs and left two jobs too. No wonder it was a quick year!

I can't thank you all enough for the welcome and support you have all given me. I've learnt so much, met so many great people and discovered amazing authors. Of course, I'm still a baby blog compared to many others, but the more I learn the more I love the blogging community.

So as a thank you, I'm holding a wee giveaway. I'm giving you the opportunity to win ANY BOOK you wish up to the value of £10 from the Book Depository. This giveaway is INTERNATIONAL (as long as the Book depository ships to your country) and will run until next Sunday (28 February).

Last Week on the Blog:

This Week on the Blog:

Monday - Book Review: The Great Gatsby, F Scott Fitzgerald
Tuesday - Top Ten Tuesday: Books I enjoyed recently that aren't my typical genre
Thursday - Book Review: The Other Me, Saskia Sarginson
Friday - The TBR Tag

Around the Blogosphere:

Shannon @ It Starts at Midnight explains why she is not giving up ARCs.
Lola @ Lola's Reviews asks how can expectations influence your enjoyment of a book?
Cait @ Paper Fury tells us about the lies book bloggers tell themselves.
Reg @ She Latitude wants to talk about negative reviews.


What I Read Last Week

Did I Mention I Need You? (The DIMILY Trilogy, #2)Crossing the Ice (Ice #1)

Currently Reading:

What I Plan to Read  Next  Week:

Book Haul:

18 comments:

  1. Congrats on your blogoversary! That's awesome. Nice that you had happy family news this week too. :)

    Oh and a book recommendation. :) I'll go with Sanctuary Bay as I just read it... it's a YA thriller. Have a super week!

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    1. Thank you! I can't believe it's been a year already!

      Sancutary Bay sounds really good too! Thank you for the recommendation. It's now on my TBR.

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    1. I've seen Morning Star evertwhere at the moment! I've not actually read any of the other books but I'm definitely going to look into them now. Thank you!

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  3. Happy Blogoversary! And congratulations to your cousin. That's so exciting!
    As for a book recommendation - I just finished The Screaming Staircase by Jonathan Stroud and enjoyed it. It's MG but I think it would appeal to those who like Harry Potter.

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    1. Thank you! Yes, it's a very exciting time at the moment.

      The Screaming Staircase looks so interesting! Thank you for the recommendation, it's definitely added to my TBR.

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  4. Aww, thank you for sharing my post!! And congrats to your cousin! And OMG CONGRATS ON ONE YEAR BLOGGING!! WOOOOT! CAKE ALL ROUND. This is a glorious day. :')

    And if I could recommend one book...ohhh, it'd have to be The Raven Boys. :') I absolutely ADORE that series and the last book is coming out in a few months so it's like the perfect time to read it. xD

    Thanks for stopping by @ Paper Fury!

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    1. That's no problem, I love your posts! Thank you, i can't believe it's been a year already! Best excuse for cake ever!

      I've seen The Raven Boys around so much lately, thanks for the recommendation. I will definitely add it to my TBR.

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  5. Happy blogsversary and congrats on making it this far! A book I would recommend is On the Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta. This is one of my absolute favourite books and Melina Marchetta's ability to write real, flawed characters that make you cry one minute and be laughing happy tears the next is just too good to miss out on!

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    1. Thank you very much!

      On the Jellicoe Road sound so interesting! Thank you for the recommendation. It's definitely added to my TBR.

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  6. Happy 1 year blogsversary!!! I would recommend reading the Unwind dystology series by Neal Shusterman! It's a YA dystopian novel that really took me by surprise. The writing is fantastic, characters that are relatable and real, a plot that is so unique it will blow your mind and much loved by many including me!

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    1. Thank you! Unwind sounds both very interesting and very disturbing! Definitely added to my TBR now though!

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  7. Congrats to you! And happy blogoversary! :)

    And a about the rec book...that would be Collision Course by SC Stephens. If you haven't read it. Give it a go. It's really beautiful and a bit painful.
    -gellyjake

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    1. Thank you very much! I can't believe it's been a year already.

      Collision Course sounds so tragic, of course it's getting added to my TBR!

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  8. Happy Blogoversary! Have you read An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir? It was one of my favorite books of 2015 and was epic - the setting, the storyline and the characters.
    Thanks for the giveaway!
    Ann S

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    1. Thank you very much! I haven't read An Ember in the Ashes but I do have it on my TBR so hopefully I'll get to read it one day.

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  9. THANK YOU LAUREN! ALL THE BEST! HAPPY BLOGOVERSARY!

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    1. Aww, that's no problem. Thank you for entering!

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