Sunday Post #35: How You Doin’?

Jun 22


The Sunday Post is a meme hosted by Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer and it’s a chance to showcase new books and re-cap your week of blogging.

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Have you seen How to Train Your Dragon 2?  We saw it when it first came out and I loved it!!!  The animation was incredible, the story was pretty darn good for the sophomore effort, and then there was Toothless…


I will be collecting these little creatures, to my husband’s consternation.



It’s Sunday, are you watching “futbol”???  You better be!  U-S-A!  U-S-A!





  • Apparently Stephen Colbert is taking on Amazon and single handedly raising pre-order sales for Hatchette authors.   Check out this article and video from the Colbert Report (courtesy of one of my favorite emails/newsletters, EarlyWord).  I’m not usually a fan of Colbert’s but this IS super great!!
  • How would you like to read reviews of your writing in front of a camera?  And then how about we post that video to the internet?  That is exactly what Wendy and Kate at The Midnight Garden did.  They asked YA authors to read snarky reviews of their own books.  Yee-ouch and FUNNY!  My favorite is Leigh Bardugo; she’s so freakin’ cute!




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ARCs from Baker & Taylor (Thank you so much!!)

Evidence of Things Not Seen by Lindsey Lane

Trial by Fire by Josephine Angelini

Say What You Will by Cammie McGovern

How to Fall by Jane Casey





  1. Ha, it sounds like Wendy and Kate did a spin off of Jimmy Kimmel’s mean tweets. I have to check that out.

    It takes me a lot longer to watch movies like HtTyD since my son is older and doesn’t care to watch them.

    I don’t think I’m familiar with any of those books.
    Christy recently posted..Sunday Post #84 (6/22/14)

    • They totally were inspired by Jimmy!! It is so cute :)

      I hear you on movies and kids – I haven’t seen an adult movie in ages :( Thank God for DVDs – I’m thinking a Christmas release :)

      You know the book Trial by Fire, I already have the NG version but I didn’t know it until I got home. You do still read YA and about witches, right? :D

      Emoticons are me today… sorry…

  2. Trial by Fire and Evidence of Things Not Seen both look good. I’m going to check out that snarky reviews you linked to. :) Happy reading!

    SP & STS
    Sandy @ Somewhere Only We Know
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    • Wendy at Midnight Garden has been a “friend” of mine on Goodreads and you should follow their blog – she’s an awesome, very long time blogger :)

  3. I’m not going to lie we are not watching soccor. I just can’t get into it but I am cheering on USA and Italy just not doing it in from of the TV.

    Trail by Frie looks so good, I have that one on Netgalley.

    Hope you enjoy all your new reads!

    Have a great week Kristin!!!!
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    • Ya know, I got home and realized I had Trial by Fire already!!! I was all excited to nab it for some reason and now I know why. The ARC had a blank cover and that’s what threw me! Ya think I should start reading it, huh? :)

  4. I like the toothless dragon. It’s very cute. You got some very good books in your haul this week.

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  5. I like Toothless; but I’ll probably wait until the new movie is out on DVD.

    I hope you enjoy your new books!
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  6. I haven’t seen the second one yet but I love the first one. And that tiny Toothless is so cute,your hubby will get used to it..I hope ^_^

    Your new pretties sound really good, I’m going to add them to my own TBR.

    Oh am following you now too ;)
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  7. I’m so excited for How to Train Your Dragon 2! Toothless is so cuteee! Great haul, hope you enjoy your new books!

    Here’s my Sunday Post & STS (:
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  8. You got some really good ones. I can’t wait to read Trial by Fire and Evidence of Thing Not Seen. Enjoy… :)

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  9. Will watch that Colbert Report video, thanks for sharing that juicy bit!
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  10. Lucky! Trial by Fire looks fantastic. And you are right–that Colbert video is hilarious. Might be my favorite of his to date. I also thought The Midnight Garden’s video of was great. Sadly, I have not seen How to Train Your Dragon 2 yet, but it’s only a matter of time, and I will probably be consternating (<—–not a real word, but you know what I mean) my husband by collecting those guys too ;)
    Jessica @ Rabid Reads recently posted..Review: Chasers of the Wind by Alexey Pehov

  11. Yes we are watching futbol and loving it- Go USA! At least they got a draw tonight… we are totally on about the World Cup around here right now. :)

    I want to see How to Train Your Dragon but my kids don’t really want to see it. I was like, whaaat? Silly kids… sigh.
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  12. No… I don’t think I could review in front of a camera… It’s hard enough to write it out! lol
    Have a great week!

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  13. I love the little dragon! We’re watching the US’s game right now – oh the stress! I’m going to have to watch the authors reading snarky reviews! I love Kimmel’s mean tweets and this sounds as good. Have a great week!
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  14. Evidence of things not seen looks great! I really want to see how to train your dragon 2, but I am nervous about something in it that might be sad. (yes, I know it is an animated kids movie but I just loved the dragon from the first one, and I get weirdly attached to animals. lol)

    Happy Reading!

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    Michelle @ Book Briefs
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  15. That little dragon is soooo cute ! I don’t know that Stephen Colbert and I’m not sure I’d like him, but I appreciate anyone fighting Amazon nowadays lol !
    Have a great week ;)
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