Saturday, January 19, 2013

(Oh, hello again!) Owl Post #20

Inspired by The Story Siren's In My Mailbox, Owl Post allows me to excitedly share all the yummy books I get in the mail each week! Owl's are much faster and more reliable than sneaky postmen, and the common way for magical folk to send and receive letters and parcels.


Owl deliveries for the past two weeks:
I'm not going to go through these all individually this time, but suffice it to say I AM EXCITED TO READ THEM ALL. I have finished Through The Ever Night and *EXPLODES* <3333 Review is a'coming.

Swapped with the awesome Holly:

^ If any other Aussies  are interested in swapping books, be sure to check out the Aussie Swap group on Goodreads! My swap list can be found here.

Sooooooo, hello! IT'S SO VERY NICE TO SEE YOU ALL AGAIN! You might have noticed that I haven't really been active around here for a while. During that (no doubt devestating) absence, I went through a "do I keep blogging? Do I stop blogging?" tennis match in my head. I think the break was good for me and made me want to try to do things a little differently. Mainly to figure out a more effective reviewing/commenting system for myself. I have no idea what that is yet, but I'm working on it. So I should hopefully have some reviews soon and will swinging by your sexy blogs within the coming days to see what I've missed.

Anywhoooooo, I've missed you all! Read any amazing books lately? Have you read/loved any of those above? Want to share what your own owls have delivered this week? Let me know!


  1. Brodie, where have you been?!?! Hehe. Once again another AWESOME owl post! I see a few favourite books of mine up there!

    1. I think the question is: where HAVEN'T I been, Erin?! *peels face off your bedroom window* Ooooh some of your favourites? Yay!! TTEN is definitely a fave, as is The Scorpio Races <3 Super excited to see how The Raven Boys compare to the rest of Maggie's books!

  2. Through the Ever Night was amazing, right?! I loved it so much. I can't wait to see what you think of Unravel Me, too. I had some mixed feelings romance-wise, but I really enjoyed that one as well.

    And, Brodie, don't leave! I won't let you! You're such a valued member of the blogging world - I'd be devastated to see things stop over here... But definitely take all the time you need! Don't do anything you don't want to and I hope you can work out a new approach that makes things easier for you. Post less regularly if you need to, but please don't disappear altogether! You will be missed if that happens. :)

    1. Oh my gosh, YES!!! My EMOTIONS, SAM. MY EMOTIONS. ROAR!!! *sniff* I don't want to wait for Into The Still Blue :( I'm really enjoying Unravel Me at the moment. I had a few minor issues to begin with, but it's totally sucking me in now. The AUS cover, though.... *shudder*

      Awww, thank you Sam! I appreciate that <3 I really felt like it was time to move on from blogging, but then it was a combination of amazing bloggers + reading the right books and I just didn't want to let it go. So I'm sticking with it for now, hopefully with a better approach than last time!

    2. I SECOND THIS! THIRD THIS! FOURTH THIS! FIFTH THIS! Please don't leave us, Brodie! You're just SO AMAZING. WONDERFUL. AWESOME. LOVELY. and your reviews make me want to buy a bookstore so I can have all the books you've reviewed and loved for myself XD

      As for the lovely goodies the owls brought you this week, SQUEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE! THERE ARE SO MANY AMAZING books for you to read, Brodie!

      THROUGH THE EVER NIGHT! OMG! VERONICA ROSSI is an AMAZING author. I haven't read it yet but considering how I LOVED Under the Never Sky, I can't wait to read this!

      NIGHT SCHOOL: LEGACY! Read the first book last year and loved it so I must read this one soon!

      UNRAVEL ME! SO ANXIOUS TO READ THIS ONE! I read Destroy Me last year and *coughs* I might have switched to Warner's side :P BUT! I shall read Unravel Me first to see if I'm sticking with Warner afterwards XD


      PRODIGY! AAAAAAA DAY AND JUNE. Can't wait to read it since I loved Legend so much.

      GOING TOO FAR! SUCH A RUSH! Brodie, you've got AMAZING contemporary stories to read here ;) I love Jennifer Echols' books so much and I hope you love them too!

      Tiger's Quest and Tiger's Curse! LOVE LOVE LOVE this series. Still waiting for book 5! Hope you love the tigers ;)

      THE SCORPIO RACES! THE RAVEN BOYS! MAGGIE STIEFVATER! *dies* Maggie is such a talented author. Her writing is so beautiful and I HOPE YOU LOVE BOTH BOOKS BRODIE! They are SO SO beautiful ♥♥♥

      LOVE YOU AND YOUR BLOG SO MUCH BRODIE! ♥♥♥ So glad that you're back from your break with a lovely owl post!!

      PS: UH OH, sorry for the long comment! XD

    3. OH NO! I forgot to add The Indigo Spell! SYDRIAN FTW IS ALL I CAN SAY! HOPE YOU ENJOY THIS TOO, Brodie!! ♥♥♥♥♥

    Yes, I'm threatening you. You DO NOT want to suffer my wrath! heheee

    OMGOMGOMGOMG I LOVE YOUR NEW BOOKS! GAHHHH ANGELFALL!!!! It's available at your local library? WOW. I had no idea Aussie libraries stocked books that aren't published domestically? Eeeeee! LEGACY AND THROUGH THE EVER NIGHT! I hope they're released already? I WANT TO READ THEM ALREADY. Might go order them from TBD if I can't find them in the bookshops :)


    1. SHIIIIIIIIIIIIRRRRRRRLLLLLEEEEYYY!! *gulps* You and your capslock death threats are kind of scary, did you know? I WILL NEVER LEAVE, I PROMISE. *maintains 100ft distance from your wrath*

      YES. MY LIBRARY IS AMAZING. They get EVERYTHING IN. And if they don't have it, I can almost always request it and they'll buy or one of the other libraries in the region will. I love my library <3 Yes, TTEN and Legacy came out this month!! I'll hopefully get to Legacy soon, loved Night School!

  4. I think I'm going to start TTEN tonight. Perfection, here I come!! All of these books are gorgeous. Still waiting for you to gush about AF to me!

    I hope these books treat you reeeeeeeally well and do come back to us when you can! <3 If not, I'll still be bugging you 24/7 on Twitter :P

    All Hail The Mail!

    1. YES. TONIGHT. START IT. LISA. *pushes face in book* So, so excited to see what you think! No idea when I will squeeze Angelfall in! Need to read Prodigy and Legacy next. But it will definitely have to be within a month before library return date.

      Ugh, didn't my blocking you on twitter WORK? HOW DO YOU KEEP BREAKING THROUGH MY DEFENCES? :P TTEN review is sort of dragging the passion back in me, so yay!

  5. Do not stop blogging! We all missed also!

    I am dying of jealousy since you have Unravel Me! I can't wait to get started on that one. Apparently Chapter 62 is quite racy!

    The Raven Boys is also one I LOVE!

    I can't wait to read your reviews (especially of TTEN)

    Oh and Indigo Spell! I know quite a few people who would die to read it! I can't wait either, and I am very much looking forward to your review.

  6. OMG you got Indigo Spell!!!!!!!! Enjoy :)

    Old email follower (chidoryx AT hotmail DOT com)

    Sugar & Snark

  7. Welcome back lovely! <3

    EEEP, you got The Indigo Spell and Unravel Me! CANNOT WAIT TO READ THEM TWO. Enjoy! :D TTEN was AMAZING wasn't it?! ROARRRR. ;)

  8. YOU'RE BACK! :D

    Gosh, Brodie, where to start with your haul? TtEN is an absolutely brilliant follow-up to UtNS and it has TONS of Roar, so you're going to love it for sure!(: Angelfall and The Scorpio Races are easily two of my favorite books EVER, so I hope you love them! *fingers crossed* I wasn't a huge fan of Such a Rush, but I really liked Going too Far and The Raven Boys is also excellent! :D Happy Reading, Brodie! I'll be diligently stalking you on GR until you read these! ;)

  9. Brooodie! I've missed you!! Heeey! :D

    I haven't read any of the books you've received, but I want to read Jennifer Echols! AND THE INDIGO SPELL! EEEEE! So many awesome books! Happy reading!

    It's great to have you back and I'm so glad you're thinking of continuing to blog! :) Looking forward to future posts :)

  10. Through the Ever Night? Unravel Me? Night School: Legacy? Brodie, I am very, very jealous. Such an awesome book haul! And yay for continuing blogging! I haven't been around for a while either, but my exams are almost over so *hopefully* that means more time for blogging. Looking forward to seeing your reviews (especially of Through the Ever Night and Unravel me - can't wait to see what you think of those!).

  11. *sobs* so you've decided to stay?? *tacklehugs Brodie* Damn, girl, I missed you and your enthusiastic reviews!!! :( I totally thought you were gone for good. But AM so happy that you're baaaaaack!! ^_^ Oh - do I need to mention that I'm SO jealous of that copy of Prodigy in your room?? Me needs to use my ninja skills and steal it. ;) Watch out.

    I'm ashamed to say I still haven't finished reading Under the Never Sky.. :( Can't seem to get into it. Noooo. This is bad. :( I want to know WHY you guys like it so much. Or maybe I'm such an odd girl that I'm the only one who can't get into it.

    Sooo..when you have time, drop by my Stacking the Shelves post! :) Miss you!! <3

  12. Brodie my darling, we missed you so much! Your enthusiasm! Your sexiness! Your awesomeness that makes you YOU, so pleasssssse don't even consider leaving us!

    And also, you MUST read Angelfall! It was absolutely phenomenal and I think you would really, really love it. :) Amazing post as always. :)

  13. Brodie, I've missed you so much *tackle-hugs* Don't ever leave us, kay? I think we've established you'd be really really really missed if you did! And you can't put us through that sort of emotional truama - we need you and your wonderful blog!!! *holds on to blog and refuses to let go*

    What a fantastic haul, you owls have done another amazing job, Brodes <3 I'm very jealous! Eeeee, Going Too Far!!!! Want want want!!!! I've never read anything by Jennifer Echols and I can't wait to see what you think of it! Damn... still haven't picked up Under the Never Sky... I hope you like Through the Ever Night though XD I keep seeing Angelfall on loads of blogs... must check it out! And The Raven Boys AND The Scorpio Races - double dose of Stiefvater!!!!

  14. It's so great to see you back- I can't wait to keep reading your awesome reviews/posts in general! Off to have a look at your Aussie book swap page now...

  15. I've missed your blog! Don't leave us! You can just cut back on the posts if that's what you need to do. (:

    Indigo Spell..... which means more ADRIAN!! :D I'm currently waiting for mine to come in the mail. *stares longingly at mail box) And you got so many great books this week!! I hope you enjoy all of them. :DD

  16. Absolutely can't wait for Indigo Spell... hope you love it.
    Happy reading,
    Brandi @ Blkosiner’s Book Blog

  17. The Indigo Spell! I can't wait until this book is released! I need to know what happens next! Lol.

    By the way, haven't talked to you in FOREVER! Hope you're doing well! :)

  18. What ana amzing haul! So many books I'd love to get myself! Enjoy the reading!

    My haul


    Jealous of you that you have Unravel Me and the Indigo Spell D: ONCE YOU FINISH UNRAVEL ME YOU MUST TELL ME IF YOU BECOME TEAM WARNER LOL.

  20. Books. SO MANY BOOKS! I did get some this week, but wow. So much awesomeness in one photo. Anyway, I've been waiting and waiting to get my hands on Unravel Me for a while now, and I really hope it's worth the wait! I hope you have many enjoyable hours getting through those stories. :)

  21. OHH, BRODIE. I'm happy that you didn't decide to stop blogging, otherwise I would be sad! I really like your blog and you are so nice! :D

    You have some awsome books there. I really want to read The scorpio races and The raven boys <3 Happy reading and good to have you back!


    1. I'm going to reply here to your reaction:

      I LOOOOVED Brave! Disney/Pixar can't do anything bad in my eyes, but the graphics are gorgeous. Her hair is so flowy throughout the movie and they did a great job with that. And I totally fell in love with the accents (L)

      I didn't see the twist in this story coming and first it was a bit weird, but after a while I really appreciated it :D If you want to find more animation movies, just mail me! I can give you a list with movies I really like, since I watch a lot of them :)

      & How to train your dragon is awesome. I believe they are making part two!

  22. You're back, you're BACK *weeps with relief* I have MISSED YOU Brodie!! I totally know what its like though, I went through a similar phase myself so I know what it's like. Didn't you get some awesomely amazing books though?? I am SO envious that you have The Indigo Spell and I have to wait for my preorder *sobs* I NEED IT I NEED IT I NEED IT!! ALSO TSC and TRB by Maggie Stiefvater, oh they are just so amazingly amazing

    Cait x

  23. Awesome books! I need to read the Tiger series, I just haven't seen any copies in my local bookstore! Oh and you have Night School Legacy too, I'm so jealous! Happy Reading!

    Check out My Haul! Letterbox Love!

  24. Hi Brodie! Before I even get started on how awesome your recent book haul is, I need to say a formal "Hey, nice to meet you!" because I only just discovered Eleusinian Mysteries (gasp!). You have a wonderful blog, and your header is seriously stunning *turns green with envy!* I've just been going through your posts, and I'm sorry to say you're stuck with me now!

    Your haul is fabtabi-dastic! (that's my made up word. A mix of Fabulous and Fantastic, I think!) aaaah you have The Raven Boys + Scorpio Races!!! You're very lucky! I am such a massive fan of Maggie Stiefvater, and although I have TRB and SR on my bookshelf, I just haven't picked them up yet. I'll have to soon though.

    I LOOOOVE Jennifer Echols! I hope you enjoy both of the books you've recently swapped for.

    Enjoy all of your books, Brodie. I'll be stalking your blog and keeping an eye out for your reviews of all these wonderful books! It's been lovely finding you and your blog :)xxx

  25. Oh, and by the way, "Owl Post" ? Genius!!! Did you come up with that? It's a great tile for this meme :D <3

  26. *clings to*
    I maaaaay have something to run by you actually, but you're always happy to say NO. I'ma e-mail you NOW while I think of it <333333

  27. What a fantastic haul Brodie! :D So glad you're back! I missed all your wonderful posts :) (Also, I think I should wish you a belated HAPPY NEW YEAR! haha)



    This is seriously... wow. Uh... YOUR HAUL *stares at all the books*

    So so prettttyyyyy ♥

  29. i loved shades of twilight . you've gotta meet wren

    i'm super jelly of unravell me
    and I'ms so happy your back

  30. All I can say is: BRODIEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!! I was wondering where you went, but I'm so, so glad to see you back. Also, omg, The Indigo Spell! And Angellfall! Yes, yes, yes. All excellent things but, above all the fab books, your return! <33

  31. Under the Never Sky! Sqeeee! After commenting here, I'm off to stalk your review ^__^ Seriously, what a book haul! Also: Jennifer Echols books? Yay and I APPROVE. I've yet to read Such A Rush yet (naughty me!) but I LOVE Going Too Far. It's probably my favourite Echols books and it's so good and steamy and hot and John After. ♥ I hope you enjoy all your books and I absolutely can't wait to see what you think of Jennifer's books :D The Indigo Spell - YES, YES, YES. I can't wait to read it!

    And Brodie: During that (no doubt devestating) absence, I went through a "do I keep blogging? Do I stop blogging?" tennis match in my head. I SO get that. I do, oh, I do. It's a tennis match I've had in my head many times before but recently was worse than ever which was when I decided to take a break late last year. It can be a pain and stressful and sometimes you don't feel in the mood to blog but you know what? I can't imagine not blogging. I think of my life before blogging and I just... It's being able to share your love of reading and books with others like you and learning of all these books which are to release in the future or ones you've never heard of before and discovering new genres but it's the COMMUNITY and the amazing bloggers like YOU that makes it what it is. It's supportive and loving and though it can be dramatic at times, I can't imagine my life without my bloggy friends and their awesome wackiness. If it means posting less, co-authoring a blog, changing how you review, expanding your horizons and what you blog about - WHATEVER - do it. Blogging can be, and is, awesome but you've got to make it work for YOU. If you're happy and enjoying yourself, others will be happy too. So even though it FREAKS me that you were really, truly thinking of not blogging anymore, I GET it because I've had the same thought and tennis match in my head before.

    I'm SO happy you're back and I hope you get into a nice groove and change the things you want to. If you're happy, I'm happy - and I think all your minions will be too :D


    Sorry for the long, long comment but I get a little carried away when it comes to you ;)

  32. Going Too Far!! I hope you LOVE it, it's my fave of Jennifer's books :)

  33. finally urs and mine owl post matches a bit with some books here and there....THROUGH THE EVER NIGHT.....NIGHT SCHOOL....although i got the first book from edelweiss.......and the indigo spell......oh well long way to go but u hav an amazing book haul as always.

    do see my owl post here


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