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This was a wonderful book week for me.
Before I Fall - Lauren Oliver
Last year, I was lucky enough to take part in a travelling-ARC book tour for Lauren Oliver's wonderful debut novel, organised by Lauren herself. As the ARC made its way from blogger to blogger, we wrote little notes inside for Lauren to read once she had the copy back. I paraphrased my note to her here, and then posted a more formal review in March this year when the book was finally published. This ARC tour is one of my absolute blogging highlights so far.
This week, I was thrilled to receive a signed copy of the US hardback from Lauren in the mail with a beautiful inscription inside. It's getting pride of my place on my bookshelf. Thanks Lauren!
Hush, Hush - Becca Fitzpatrick
I guess it's a week for blog memories, because I actually already have a copy of this one that I picked up at an event at Trafalgar Square in London last year. S&S had booked a spot on the fourth plinth for a special reading of the first chapter of Becca Fitzpatrick's Hush, Hush. Anyone who turned up wearing angel wings would receive a free copy. Since this was before publication date and I just couldn't wait to read this one, there I was, in angel wings, soaked to the skin on one of the heaviest rainfall days of the year. It's another one of my favourite memories of my time blogging so far.
You can read my review of this one here. I'm not sure of the etiquette for review copies of books you've already reviewed, but apparently the paperback edition has bonus material so I can't wait to read that. Thanks S&S!
Girl Overboard - Justina Chen Headley
This week, I read a fantastic review of this one over at Reading in Color. It's about a snowboarder who is forced to stay off the slopes after an accident. Although I'm not a snowboarder (except on the Wii), I'm fascinated by extreme sports, and I've done a little boogieboarding in the past so I can kind of understand the rush.
I've barely read any books with athletic MCs (only Dairy Queen and How To Ditch Your Fairy spring to mind), and I have no idea why that is, but I'm looking forward to reading about an MC with that kind of passion for a sport.
The Skin I'm In - Sharon G. Flake
I picked this one up at the bookstore earlier this week, when I dropped by to see what they had of interest that I didn't already know a lot about.
(Between us, I go into the bookstores near where I work so often that the staff probably think I'm casing the joint.)
This one is about a teenage girl who is bullied at school for being different. I've now read and reviewed this here. *Loved* it.
So, what did y'all get this week?