Sunday, May 20, 2012

Showcase Sunday #1


Thanks to the awesome tips from you awesome people (hi there!), I've decided to participate in the new meme created by Vicky @ Book, Biscuits, and Tea, Sunday Showcase! It's a cool new way for bloggers to showcase the books they've gotten in the past week, and I'm excited to take part. :)

FOR REVIEW: 


Croak by Gina Damico

I think all of you need to go get your hands on Croak ASAP — I already read, loved, and reviewed it HERE! And I don't read very many middle grade reads, but mermaids and ghosts? I just had to say yes! Will be reviewing these for my blog tour dates soon :) Thanks so much to Thomas Allen & Son and Sourcebooks for sending these!

BORROWED: 


The Last Echo by Kimberly Derting
The List by Siobhan Vivian
Haven by Kristi Cook
A Million Suns by Beth Revis

BOUGHT: 


City of Lost Souls by Cassandra Clare
Insurgent by Veronica Roth

Already read and loved CoLS and Insurgent! Have I been reminded of how both Cassie and Veronica are pure geniuses? YES. Heck YES. :')

That's everything for this week! I'm trying to cut back on how many books I request (both from publishers and from the library) because my TBR pile seriously towers over my house, but sometimes I can't help myself. x) Thanks so much again to Thomas Allen & Son and Sourcebooks!

And I have this habit of assuming that everyone has the same holidays as we do here in Canada (or as I do in my school LOL), but I hope you're all having a great weekend, regardless of whether or not it's Victoria Day for you on Monday or not! :)


WHAT BOOKS DID YOU GET THIS WEEK? 

-Mimi

52 comments:

  1. Ooooh nice haul! Darkness Becomes Her is really good, and I need to get my hands on The List because it looks amazing. Thanks for sharing!! :)

    Emily@Emily's Crammed Bookshelf

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  2. Croak looks pretty good and I love the cover on The City of Lost Souls and I cannot wait to read Insurgent!! I hope you enjoy everything and here's my IMM!

    http://paigebradish1996.blogspot.com/2012/05/in-my-mailbox-35-weekly-wrap-up.html

    ~Paige @ Comfort Books

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  3. i have the girls ghosthunting guide too, it looks so fun!

    My post is here:
    Sunday Shout Out

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  4. great books this week. I have quite a lot of them on my TBR list
    Hope you enjoy all your new goodies


    Showcase Sunday

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  5. Your books look great! I really want to read Claok, it sounds so good. :)
    Here is My Haul For The Week!

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  6. Oooohhhh.... You got The List and Haven. Great haul! And yes, Clare and Roth are total geniuses :D

    Fara @ Tumbling In Books

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  7. Fun book haul, Mimi! I loved that you loved Croak and hope it makes it to my haul soon. I just finished reading The List last night and except for one tiny thing I loved the book. Waiting to read about your thoughts on it as well :-) I'm yet to read Across the Universe; but it sounds like a totally original and awesome series and I cannot wait to read it soon and A Million Suns after that. Happy reading <33

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  8. Great haul! I'm loving Cassandra Clare's writing (I'm readng Clockwork Prince currently) and I hope to read her City of Bones series after! Mostly because I've heard nothing but good things about them :D Here's mine:

    http://the-reading-pile.blogspot.co.uk/2012/05/showcase-sunday-4.html

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  9. Ooooh *eyes glaze over*
    These look so pretty! I am DYING to read The List, I have been pining over that for months!
    And I'm yet to read Across the Universe (but I do own it now and it's very high on my TBR pile :D)
    Oh great haul Mimi! Happy reading :D

    *steals The List, runs away cackling*

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  10. I really really want to try Real Mermaids Don't Need to Breath at some point! It looks like a cute summer read! And everybody this month had to have picked up CoLS and/or Insurgent. Like, everybody. XD Can't wait to read my own copies. And The Last Echo was very good, Mimi! Can't wait to hear your thoughts on it. As well as Darkness Becomes Her. I have to read the sequel at some point! And I feel like the only one in the universe who hasn't read ACROSS the Universe. I feel so crappy! XDD

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  11. O_o The Girl's Ghost Hunting Guide has such an amazing cover! I've never seen it before, but I really want to know more.
    I'm glad you enjoyed Croak so much. I really liked it too, especially the uncle. ;)
    I can't wait to read your reviews of The Last Echo, Insurgent and Darkness Becomes Her! I have a copy of the latter, but can't seem to get around to it.
    Happy reading, lovely!

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  12. Nice haul, Mimi! I'm looking forward to get my hands on 'The list' That book really caught my attention :D And I certainly want to read Croak <3

    The huge TBR pile.. I know the feeling, haha. I have so many books to read, so many books I WANT to read :p And after finding out about NetGalley, everything is totally out of control, haha.

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  13. Ever since I read your review of Croak that I know I have to buy it and read it. Soon. I also don't read middle grade reads, and while I'm not a fan of ghosts, the mermaid one has definitely picked my attention! :D

    I still have to read The Body Finder... Yeah, some day LOL Unfortunately, I started reading Haven but it didn't pull me in enough for me to buy it :( I hope you like it better! I've also been interested in The List. I can't wait to read what you thought of it :D

    Victoria Day? Never heard of it 0_0 Anyways, have fun! Since tomorrow, Monday, you don't have school and all. I hope you have a wonderful week (Eek! Two more weeks of class, then finals! *panics*)~ ♥

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  14. Wow you got so much books this week ! I've read City of Lost Souls this week and LOVED it. I can't believe we need to wait until September 2014 to read the last book in The Mortal Instruments series now :(.
    I hope you'll like all these books & Happy reading !

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  15. My TBR pile is out of control, too, LOL.

    Yay for City of Lost Souls. Isn't that cover pretty? I just love it, haha.

    I spot a lot of book awesomeness. Great haul, Mimi <3

    Happy Reading ;)

    Jennifer @ Dream Reads

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  16. gorgeous books, Mimi! I really really need to get myself a copy of Insurgent and just read it :) Enjoy them all! ;)

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  17. I really really want to read The List and Croak! Hopefully, they'll make it onto my Summer reading list. :D

    Happy reading, Mimi!

    Here's Mine @ Pinkindle Reads & Reviews

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  18. Oh Croak, really heard that it is really good, and based on your review you must like it a lot too =)

    I have not read A million suns, but i need to have a copy of that book asap

    Insurgent and City of lost souls, I have them last week but sadly I have not read both of them. So excited though

    have fun reading always Mimi

    my book haul:
    http://crazytrinket.blogspot.com/2012/05/book-haul-34.html

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  19. Adore all the books you got this week, Mimi! Sooo many amazing books, I don't even know where to begin! With you super-speed reading, I know that I can count on your reviews soon! I know how much you loved Croak, and that makes me desperate to read it too! Oh, we both have The List! Hopefully we both will enjoy it! I can't wait to read Insurgent! Maybe we can compare notes when we've finished reading it, Mimi! :)

    We don't have Victoria Day, but I have a three-day-holiday last week so I got my fair share of relaxing at home! It's great that you have a day off on Monday, Mimi! <3

    Happy reading, Mimi, and I hope you're having amazing weekend! :)

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  20. I loved Darkness Becomes Her, waiting for my copy of COLS and I am curious about Croak. Enjoy Mimi!

    BB&B

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  21. Mimi! I got Insurgent and COLS too! I haven't read them yet though as I'm going to re-read Divergent and COFA first. ;) I'm hoping to get a copy of Croak soon... especially after seeing how much you enjoyed it!

    Happy reading! :D

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  22. This is an AWESOME SS :D I'm SO excited to read Insurgent (still haven't - such a shame!!) and Croak! :D The rest of the books look great as well! So excited to read your awesome reviews! :D

    And happy Victoria Day to you - even though I don't celebrate. ;)

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  23. Fab haul Mimi! I'm so happy that you loved Insurgent! I can't wait to hear you're thoughts! Also I can't wait to read The List! I will be stalking you're updates even more once you get started! Also Real Mermaids don't need to breathe also sounds interesting I'll be adding it to my tbr! Happy reading I really hope you enjoy all your books!! :)

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  24. I still need to read The Last Echo! But I adore that series and am looking forward to catching up this summer. I also have not read Across the Universe and A Million Suns yet but I hear great things! Enjoy your new reads, Mimi! :)
    You can check out what books I got this week here!

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  25. happy victoria day
    njoy all mimi

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  26. I really enjoyed Croak and was happy to see you did too! I have Insurgent but haven't had a chance to read it yet. I must get City of Lost Souls soon! I LOVED A Million Suns. I love Amy & Elder!
    My Stack

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  27. Aww Mimi!! Beautiful haul!! LOVE IT!! And I got City of Lost Souls and Insurgent too!! <3 <3 Should check this Croak soon ;) :) Enjoy your holidays Mimi :* :* <3 <3

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  28. Great books this week Mimi! I hope you enjoy them all. Insurgent was awesome and I'm glad you enjoyed it as well! I really need to get onto reading TMI series though..lol

    Happy reading!

    My Haul

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  29. Awesome haul! Looks like you have some wonderful reading in your future! :)

    Thanks for sharing,
    Dani

    http://paulettespapers.com/?p=2051

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  30. Yep, 110% to go freaking read Croak ASAP, thanks to you!! *grabby hands* Ooooh and A Million Suns! Darkness Becomes Her! Dying to get my hands on both of these. And I NEED to read Desires of the Dead soon *headdesk* I've had it in my bookshelf FOREVER.

    I love how your TBR 'towers over your house' yet you still buy and borrow more hehehe. The sign of a true book addict :D

    ENJOY YOUR AWESOME READS!

    Since there is a public holiday being recognised somewhere in the world, I seriously think Australia should acknowledge it aswell :P

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  31. I finished reading Divergent about a week ago and picked up Insurgent the day it came out. It definately exceeded my expectations. I have been on a reading kick lately and this series is probably the best that I have read this year (I liked it more that The Hunger Games and Fifty Shades of Grey which are also popular right now). I love the character of Tris, specifically how she is independent. She has Four/Tobias as her love interest and yet she does not rely on him and often goes against his wishes to fight for what she believes in. The only thing that I hate about this book is the Cliff Hanger - I am in agony that I have to wait another year to find out what happens.

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  32. Yaaay! :D Awesome books, Mimi! I also got DARKNESS BECOMES HER (which looks way way way TOO good) ^__^

    I hope you enjoy all your books! Can't wait to read your reviews, especially on DARKNESS BECOMES HER! <3

    xoxo,
    Gianna

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  33. Enjoy your holiday tomorrow; here in America, our holiday is next weekend and I cannot wait to curl up with some books although I'll probably end up having to do cleaning! Great haul this week-I am dying for my copy of Insurgent to come in at the library even though I have loads of other books that need to be read first. The life of a book blogger!

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  34. Nice ...

    I'm about to finish reading City of Bones tonight and then dive right into City of Ashes. And I keep seeing people read Insurgent on the subway and bus, so that's a sign I should just read it already.

    Have a great Victoria Day.

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  35. After your review I want to read Croak so badly!! And I need to read Across The Universe so I can get to what everyone is calling the great reveal in A Million Suns! There is just so much to read and so little time though! I wish reading were a job!

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  36. *squeals* I can't wait to read The List, The Body Finger and Darkness Becomes Her! They've been on my TBR for so long but I'll get to them one day ;) Still waiting for A Million Suns to come out here LOL. Loved Insurgent and reading COLS right now! Amazing haul this week. Enjoy!! <3

    All Hail The Mail!

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  37. Wow, that's quite a haul! I hope you enjoy reading them. And yes, I am dying to read Croak!

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  38. I remember your awesome review of Croak, I can't wait to try it. I have it on my shelf waiting for me and I'm really looking forward to it:) And I still need to buy City of Lost Souls, I'M COMING JACE, FEAR NOT!!!

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  39. I've heard Croak is really really funny and I'm definitely excited to get myself a copy!! Great haul this week :D

    Anna @ Literary Exploration

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  40. Fun pile of books there Mimi! I am cutting way back on my requests as well. I am finding they are overwhelming me and that I have no time to read anything else. Severe no request diet! Have a great week. Oh did you get my email about the
    charade read along moving to Mondays in November?

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  41. OOOh I love the cover of The Girls' Ghost Hunting Guide , I didn't know this one, but now I would be curious to read your opinion about it.

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  42. Can't wait to see what you think of Insurgent. I'm trying to wait until it's released in paperback, but I may not make it. And I so want to read Croak. Your review and many others have convinced me to give it a go.

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  43. The "For Review" section covers are cute and eye catching! can't wait to see what you think of them. Great haul!

    Happy reading! =D

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  44. You've got me SO EXCITED for Croak with all your gushing about it! Must get it it ASAP! The Girls' Ghost Hunting Guide looks like such an adorable book. I hope you had a nice Victoria's Day, Mimi. Happy reading! <3

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  45. Nice week you had. I'm trying to be careful of how many books I accept as well, since I get some random books in the mail anyway. I don't want to be TOO behind on things!! Sounds like you had a good week though. I need to read The Last Echo by Kimberly Derting. I read the first and loved it. I'm just super bad with series and sequels sometimes. hah

    -Lauren

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  46. I really want to read Croak! And Insurgent was really good but I didn't like it was much as Divergent !Awesome haul Mimi darling!

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  47. Such lovely books! I seriously need to hunt down a copy of Croak. I honestly haven't seen a single bad thing said about it!

    My stack!

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  48. Mimi enjoy your haul! They look all awesome! Happy reading. x

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  49. I love your book haul! That's so awesome. I seriously LOVE the copy of the ghost book! So cuteee. :D And then I should basically just say I want them all, to spare you from a huge comment. ;) LOL. You won't mind if I borrow them, right? :D *grabsthemandruns*

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  50. HUHSAIUDHSAIUDHSAIUHDSAIDHSA MIMIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII! WHY?!?! WHY SO MANY AWESOME BOOKS?!?! MEEEEE JEALOUS!!!! LOL CoLS! I didn't quite like the last book, and after reading some reviews, it seems like this will probably be another disappointment for me :/ BUT I STILL WANT TO READ IT! I MEAN, IT'S CASSANDRA CLARE AFTER ALL! heheheheee INSURGENTTTTTTTTTT! AND CROAK! I'm SO glad you LOVED CROAK! I can't wait to read it myself :) Anywayyyyy ENJOY ALL YOUR AWESOME BOOKS MIMI<3

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