Sundays in Bed With… (3) & In My Mailbox (7)
Sundays in Bed With… is a new meme/feature started by my friend Kate at Midnight Book Girl, where we can highlight the book that we’re spending the day in bed reading (or the one we wish we could be reading all day in bed!).
Okay, I’ve been going over and over this whole plagiarism ordeal in my mind ever since I heard about it. I really wanted to stay out of it, seeing as I know none of the parties involved, and I’m also nowhere near a “leader” in this community, so people won’t really be looking to me for my thoughts on the subject. But since I participate in the In My Mailbox meme every couple of weeks, I still felt like I needed to make a choice between staying with the IMM meme or moving on to another.
And to be honest, I’m still not sure what I’m going to do. I do not condone plagiarism in any way, yet I really love the IMM meme because I get to share all these awesome books that I’m so excited to read, and I get to see what others have bought/borrowed/received. I wanted to have this all figured out by now, but the situation is just not so black and white for me. I wish it was, though.
So, for today at least, I’m still using the IMM title and everything, but I’m not going to link up to The Story Siren. I will still visit the similar posts of other bloggers I follow, whether they’re IMMs or Stacking the Shelves or any other alternative. I’ll take the next couple of weeks to figure out what my long-term decision will be. Maybe it’s just the Team Amity in me, but I just want us all to get along again. I love this community and all the bloggers I’ve met, and it saddens me to see the dividing lines being drawn.
Anyway, on to the books!
In My Mailbox is a meme hosted by The Story Siren where bloggers can share the books and bookish items they’ve received/bought/borrowed each week.
This IMM is for the past 2 weeks.
I went to Half Price Books and got a great deal on these books:
Shade by Jeri Smith-Ready
White Cat by Holly Black
Graceling by Kristin Cashore
And I bought the eBook of Die for Me by Amy Plum a while back, but it was some kind of special one with extras so it was just delivered to my Kindle this week.
Sloppy Firsts by Megan McCafferty (I read this a couple of years ago and wanted to reread it – I’ve already done so and will post my review soon!)
Delirium by Lauren Oliver (Finally going to read this! It’s actually the May selection for my book club.)
ARC of Until I Die by Amy Plum (Thanks, Goodreads!)
I just signed up for NetGalley this week, simply because I heard that Timepiece by Myra McEntire was a “Read Now” title! (Thanks so much to Carina @ Fictional Distraction for letting me know about that!) I had been waiting to sign up until my blog was a bit more established, but I couldn’t pass that up! (And a big thanks to Egmont and NetGalley!)