Sunday 12 February 2012

Weekly Round Up #5

Kind of The Story Siren's In My Mailbox, but with some other bits thrown in too.

I think we can say, in terms of blogging, this has been slow, but in terms of getting stuff...well, I got a lot this week.  Let's see....

Well, there's what can only be described as pure awesomeness from Stephanie at Stepping Out of the Page.  Bookmarks, Potter postcards, and a pretty bracelet? THANK YOU STEPHANIE.

Then there's the stuff from authors and publishers and so on.  Big thanks to Andrew Carlson, who sent me a copy of Sue's Vision (the sequel to Sue's Fingerprints, which earnt strength 5 tea-review here!), to Spinebreakers who sent me a copy of The Catastrophic History of You and Me by Jess Rothenberg, and to Faber and Faber who sent me a copy of The Fury by Alexander Gordon Smith.

And finally, there's my library stash. Which was originally just Ashes, by Isla J Bick. And then I went to Winchester Discovery Centre. And I just had to pick up Deadly Cool by Gemma Halliday,  Intertwined by Gena Showalter, and Crossing Overr by Anna Kendall. Well, I didn't have to. I did.

I think we can safely say, I won't be bored this half term.

And in news....

The blog tour for Witchblood by Emma Mills is coming by on Tuesday (aka Valentines Day. But we don't celebrate that here), so expect a review and a giveaway!

Strange Chemistry have signed Jonathan L Howard! Katya's World looks really interesting....

I got my book club hooked on Goodreads! Well, just the librarian and The Squeaky One, but they know! And my librarian is campaigning to get Goodreads accessible from school.... I can see that working. Not.

I have a poll up in the top left hand corner. It's about what I should be posting, because I sometimes get totally stuck for ideas. So, if you could please just tell me what you want to be seeing here, it would be much appreciated. Thanks.

WE'VE BEEN BLOGGING FOR NEARLY A YEAR. I can't believe it either....  Well, on the blogoversary, there'll be a big, international giveaway. Or maybe more. But, please spread the word that Death Books and Tea's blogoversary will (hopefully) be awesome.

That's all. Enjoy life xxx.


  1. Great Mailbox!! :) :) Enjoy them all ;)

  2. Hey Nina, lots of awesome books. I reallyu want to read Deadly Cool, the cover is wicked. Intertwined was a really good book, hope you love it. Happy reading ;)
    Tristan @ Reads With Wreckless Abandon

  3. Ooh great haul I plan to read Deadly Cool in the next week or so it sounds so good!

    Xpresso Reads

  4. Loved Intertwined (and Unraveled), I think it's been almost year since I read them. Should get onto Twisted soon.. Hope you like it.

    As for Nana. I watched the anime about a month ago and realised it doesn't have a proper ending so I started picking up the manga. I think watching it first has helped my enjoyment of the manga. The first volume is very zany, which in the anime, lasted about 10 eps before the drama took over and it became addictive. There's lots of breakups, bad boyfriends, douchebag rockstars, and bad decision making--but also lots of good romance. I really felt for these characters. So...I'd recommend watching the anime if you weren't too fond of the manga and see how that takes you.

  5. Deadly Cool looks really good! Hope you like it. I really liked The Catastrophic History of You and Me, but it has a lot of drama so it's gotten a few mixed review. Hope you enjoy it though. Love the sound of Intertwined too - happy reading :).

  6. You're very welcome, Nina! You got some fantastic books this week! I can't wait to read your review of Catastrophic History - I should be reading that soon, so it'll be interesting to compare what we think! Enjoy them all! x

  7. Deadly Cool sounds really really good! Gonna be waiting on your review of that. I have Intertwined and can't wait to finally read it. I've been blogging for nearly a year too! (a year next week) yay for us!!

    P.s thanks for your help with my blog design =] x

    The Cait Files


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