Genie's Weekly News (41)

Sunday, 23 August 2015

Well it has been a while since I've done a weekly wrap up hasn't it? Finally the blog is slowly getting back on track and I'm trying to keep posting more often. In any case, in September there is LOTS to look forward to - think more blog tours, author interviews and guest posts, plus some discussions coming up as well. In the meantime, here's what's been happening recently in my little bookish world:

*Reading Right Now*


I'm a big fan of Kate Forsyth already, and this is shaping up to be another fantastic novel!

*Previous Posts*

*Recommendation of the Week*


This book...just wow. So powerful, unique, and with a genuine message in the end. #LoveOzYA

*From The Interwebs*


Thanks to HarperCollins Australia, Penguin Teen Australia, Date A Book and Bookworld for the review copies!

Now let's just take a moment to admire how pretty Ten Thousand Skies Above You is! (even in ARC form). 

*On Instagram @genie_inabook*

*Movie Thoughts*

Madame Bovary

I went to see Madame Bovary on the weekend, and while Mia Wasikowska had a good performance, I can't say I loved the movie. The clashing accents of the actors despite it being set in France, along with the fact that there wasn't so much of an engrossing climax did make it boring in places, especially right at the beginning where there was hardly any dialogue to start. 

While it is a tragic tale in essence with a moral lesson at heart: be happy with and appreciate/make the most of what you have, it was a pretty bland movie overall. It's sad because I usually am a fan of historical drama, though in this case I wasn't blown away. 

My final rating? 2.5/5

*Other News*
Books for Trade

#booksfortradeAU is still going strong on twitter! It's lovely to see more Aussie bloggers and readers getting involved, and I've participated in a few more swaps myself recently. Look out for my haul in next week's recap :)

This week has overall been a pretty good one and I'm so glad to have more promising books to look forward to and start. How has your week been?


  1. OH. There is a Madame Bovary movie?? HOw was I not aware of this? And yes, the A Thousand Pieces of You series has such GORGEOUS covers!

    1. It wasn't showing at all cinemas since I don't think it was that popular, though it does seem there are more classic adaptations in recent times (Far from the Madding Crowd) was also on recently.
      I fall in love with beautiful series, and A Thousand Pieces of You is one of the best I've seen in a while!

  2. I bought Skin of a Monster back when dymocks was having it's double points weekend...It looks SO good! And I'm glad you liked it...I need to get a move on and read it now :)
    And the Thousand Pieces of You covers are just so GORGEOUS! I still haven't read the first one (bad Cassie), but it's sitting there...staring at me...

    AND IS THAT MAGNUS CHASE I SEE??? *flails forever*

    1. Ooh I do hope you read it soon Cassie - I'd love to hear what you think! And of course, A Thousand Pieces of You is also something you should get to (the stunning cover is just the beginning IMO).
      Yes, yes it is...I hope to start it soon :)

  3. What a fantastic haul Genie! Thanks for sharing my vlog. Really enjoying #booksfortradeAU as a way to get new books! I'm surprised with how much postage costs though. A Thousand Pieces of You is pretty exciting!

    1. You're very welcome Jeann - you're a fantastic blogger and vlogger! :) I know what you mean about postage *sigh* - compared to other countries like the US, our prices are pretty high!


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