Sunday, September 1, 2013

August - Monthly Wrap Up

August was a pretty great month on the blog, we got some stuff done without stressing out and feeling burned out. 
I've decided to blog at my own pace instead of trying to keep up with everyone else-And it feels great to do this instead of worrying about posting regularly and stuff. Having a co-blogger definitely helps since I tend to go MIA a lot!
We wanna say hello to our new followers, we hope you guys are having fun! Thank you so much for being part of Say It with Books, you guys are awesome. And both Rachel and I are thankful for every visit and every lovely comment that you guys left!
 
Review: Pivot Point - Kasie West
Once again, Kasie West exceeds my expectations and delivers a book that'll make you want to read it one sitting and finish it, only to pick it up once again. 
Review: Walking Disaster - Jamie McGuire
Walking Disaster will take you to the world of Travis, and reading through his eyes will make readers understand every bit of him. 
The Guys Are Props Club Tour Stop: Excerpt + Giveaway
Rachel shared an excerpt and giveaway from Ingrid Seymour's The Guys Are Props Club.
Chat Review: Anatomy of a Boyfriend & Anatomy of a Single Girl - Daria Snadowsky
Daria's brutal honesty paired with her sense of humor will show you what exactly you can expect from your firsts.
I want to encourage all young readers to follow Dom's journey of self discovery, it doesn't get any real than this.
Author Interview + Giveaway: A Class Apart - Stephen Henning
I think what YA books do well is to create a heightened, fairy tale ideal of our world. Love stories are powerful and all-consuming, main characters are driven by a sense of destiny, the fate of worlds is held in the hands of higher beings.                                                                 I think that’s great because it fires the reader’s imagination.
Daria's 25 & The Anatomy Series Giveaway
Last day to enter this INTERNATIONAL giveaway to win SIGNED copies of Daria Snadowsky's Anatomy of a Boyfriend & Anatomy of a Single Girl!
Review: A Song for Julia by Charles Sheehan-Miles
A Song for Julia will teach us and inspire us that if we are determined to do something, we can achieve it, as long as we have the drive and the passion for it. 
If you are a newbie to the Steampunk genre like me, The Aether Chronicles is a great place to start!
Mary Gray can say 'da bomb' and get away with it without sounding like a total dork. She is da bomb.
Read my free-hand interview with Mary and enter to win an ARC of her debut, The Dollhouse Asylum!
Splintered is a wonderful retelling of the original Alice in Wonderland. Readers will love the madness, romance, action, and the dark twists and turns of the story. Howard’s outstanding writing, bizarre but loveable characters and mysteriously fresh tale will take you to a whole world where everything is unexpected yet fascinating.  
Love re-tellings? Authors Kim Askew and Amy Helmes have put their own spin on Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet in their new Shakespeare-inspired YA novel, Anyone But You!
Rachel shares an excerpt from this NA book!
If You Find Me is such an astonishing debut novel by Murdoch and readers will surely crave for more. A story that is intimidatingly beautiful yet hauntingly eye-opening.
So both Rachel and I added some pretty sweeeeeet books to our shelves this month-Check it out!
Nuzaifa's Haul:
A huge thank you to Scholastic for an ARC of The Dream Thieves!  And lots of love for Amelia Robinson for being an awesome-sauce buddy and sending it over to me. 
And for those who haven't stumbled across Rachel Alphine's Canary yet get the damn book now! Thank you so much Medallion Press for sending me this-I <3 you guys although I stayed up until 3AM crying.

Rachel's Haul:
Special thanks to Natalie Ward, Lisa Amowitz, Lilliana Anderson, Jean BookNerd, Hachette Childrens UK, Cristiane Serruya, Angie from Angie's Dreamy Reads, Nina of The Bookish Confections and especially to Dianne of Oops! I Read A Book Again.
I've never participated in a Giveaway Hop so jumped at the chance to sign up for the September is for Sequels Giveaway Hop at I am a reader not a writer-Very excited to be a part of this! :)
I'm also hoping to launch my new feature at Say It with Books next month. Blogging with R& N will be an bi-weekly feature where I talk about the different aspects of blogging and my experience as blogger. Rachel will be joining me occasionally and I'm really looking forward to sharing this with you guys! 

Rachel and I also hope to read Claudia Grey's Spellcaster for our chat review this month. Have any of you guys read it yet? If so do tell us what you think of it!

So that's it for now guys! Hope to see you guys back on the blog in September!
So tell us how was month of August for you guys?
Lots of love,
Nuzaifa & Rachel :)

6 comments :

  1. I'm always so impressed that you both can do so many reviews in the month!You read so fast! Also OMG The Dream Thieves!!! I've heard so many good things about it!! At least I only have to wait 17 days for it now. I didn't want to request an ARC for it because that would have meant I'd have to wait even longer for book three. The early reviews have been really great for it, so I hope you enjoy it Nuzaifa!

    I've never read any of Sarah Dessen's books, but The Moon and More sounded like a really good one. I hope you enjoy it Rachel :).

    Have a great September :)
    Cheers,
    Savindi

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  2. Wow! Y'all have had an amazing month xD Great haul(:
    Happy reading
    Jackie

    http://nobentspines.blogspot.com/2013/09/stacking-shelves.html

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  3. I'm glad that both of you had such a brilliant reading month. I adore your book hauls and I'm really glad to see that Canary left such a great impression with you, as I got myself a copy last month. I hope September is another excellent reading month for you both!

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  4. I love how you include quotes from your reviews in this re-cap! I really need to read both Snadowsky's novels and Pivot Point, so I'm excited to see you enjoyed those. Also, great haul and a special yay for TDT! I'm so excited to read that one! Wonderful post, and I hope September is just as fantastic!(:

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  5. I'm so glad you enjoyed both Splintered and Pivot Point! I loved both titles too. And I can't wait to see what you think of The Dream Thieves. I hope it lives up to your expectations! :)

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  6. I loved the selection! Looking forward to finding out wht's happening in the dream thieves when it comes out too! Hope you enjoy them ☺

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