29 April 2012

The Sunday Session

After events of the past week, I have made a personal choice to no longer participate in IMM on Sundays.  As such, I have chosen to use my own feature to summarise the past week on The Aussie Zombie and the books I have received.

Welcome to The Sunday Session! A Sunday Session is an Australian tradition usually held in pubs on a Sunday afternoon where people feeling a bit 'fragile' from a big weekend can listen to some chilled out music, have a late lunch, catch up with friends and maybe indulge in a little hair-of-the-dog.

Usually on a Sunday I mooch about, read blogs, check out new releases and book news and just generally do SFA - so what better opportunity to look back at the past week's reading, posts and the new books I've picked up!

I've had a crazy busy week and I've only read ONE BOOK. ONE. Totally unheard of in Kat's world. But what a great book it was!

Books Read
Partials by Dan Wells
The Lifeboat by Charlotte Rogan (adult fiction) 5 Bugs!
Prince Charming Must Die! by Isabella Fontaine (YA Fiction) 4 Bugs!
Ushers, Inc. by Rusty Fischer (YA paranormal) 5 Bugs!

My Birthday Giveaway (ends 30 April)
It's Monday! What Are You Reading? #16 @ Book Journey
Fairytale Hop Giveaway (ends 1 May)
TGIF @ G Reads - Reading Blues

New Books

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
A Voice in the Distance by Tabitha Suzuma
John Dies at the End by David Wong
Raising Stony Mayhall by Daryl Gregory
The Loners by Lex Thomas (thank you Egmont USA)
Perfect by Jonathan Cole
Death Whispers by Tamara Rose Blodgett
What Zombies Fear by Kirk Allmond 
The Vincent Boys by Abbi Glines
Hourglass by Myra McIntyre
Timepiece by Myra McIntyre (thank you Egmont USA)
The Undead Situation by Eloise J. Knapp

Phew! What an action packed week.

If you've got anything you'd like to share - giveaways, new books, reviews, funny clips, leave me a link for my Sunday mooching!


  1. I love how you incorporated Aussie traditions into your new weekend post! :) And that cat is super adorable. Hehe, anyway: I STILL need to buy and read The Fault in Our Stars - it's been on my wishlist for ages. I also got the Vincent Boys about a month ago (it was free for Kindle) but haven't had time to read it yet. I hope you'll enjoy it and all your new reads.

    Happy reading! <3

    Books, Biscuits, and Tea

  2. Ooh lots of lovely books there! I've still yet to read Partials, it does look a good book. I love the cover of Hourglass, it's a little creepy though lol.

    Happy reading!

    Jenny - Chocolate Chunky Munkie
    My Showcase Sunday post

  3. Oh The Fault In Our Stars. It sounds good but I've decided not to read it due to the fact that I will be balling crying for weeks if I do LOL Very jealous of Timepiece though! I love Kaleb and I'm so excited for his POV!
    My Stacking The Shelves

  4. Woow! You got a lot of nice books! I hope you would enjoy reading all of them :D

    Happy sunday! And just to say for tomorow, a happy queens day :D

  5. I'm no longer following a certain person and that meme, so I', glad that you've taken inspiration from an Aussie tradition to do something different, and I still get to see your amazing new books! You always have a great mix of adult and ya books, and I get some awesome zombie rec's from you too! LOVE the zombies!! I think Tynga is now doing a Stacking The Shelves theme as an alternative to the other.

  6. I really need to read a John Green book! Everyone seems to love his work


  7. Hi! All of your books look great this week. I really need to read Hourglass and Timepiece! Enjoy them!

    Here's my post ~ My Week in Books!

    Happy reading!

    Megan @ The Girly Bookworm (new follower!)

  8. I really want to get my hands on that Timepiece book, the cover is really intriguing!


  9. Thumbs up for incorporating local traditions into your new summary feature. :-) It looks like you've been a busy bee, as well. I see that we have some books in common. Timepiece for the win!

    I hope you have a fantastic week. I look forward to seeing what you have in store over the next week.

  10. Black cats rule! LOL

    Sounds like I missed a bit of a kerfuffle.

  11. I think I'm the only person on the face of the blogosphere that had no idea what was going on with TSS. That's what I get for going offline for a week, haha.

    What a great haul, though! So many shiny new books.

    Becca @ OMFG!Books

  12. Partials totally rock and I am looking forward to your reviews of Timepiece..i just love the cover. You can read about my week on The Sunday Post

  13. So glad that there are alternatives to the IMM meme popping up! And I love the black cat! I've got a soft spot for zombies and cats, so think your blog is awesome! And very cool books this week. Hope you enjoy!

    Alexia's Books and Such...

  14. Love the new feature! You got alot of really good looking books this past week. I need to read Partials, I have it on my reader though I haven't gotten to it yet. Thanks for the update!

  15. Does look like an awesome book. I'll add it to my TBR pile! Great to discover more Aussie blogs :)
    Wagging Tales

  16. I just discovered your blog via the round up of new features at the Book Exhibitionism blog and I love that you've made yours with an Australian tradition in mind! Happy to have found another Aussie blogger :)

    Mands xox

  17. Sunday Session sounds like a fun tradition, thanks for sharing it with us.
    I'm glad you enjoyed Partials. I've been meaning to read that book, but haven't gotten to it yet. Maybe in May :)
    And I need to read The Fault in Our Stars ASAP! :)

    Cayce @
    Fighting Dreamer

  18. Love the story behind the Sunday Session.

    Glad to know you loved Partials. I am going to read it soon.

    Wow, what a haul. I will go and add them to my TBR and then go buy them.

    Kat, you are SO not helping me in reducing my TBR pile. :p

  19. Partials is awesome!!! And I've been meaning to pick up Hourglass too. Great haul chick!

  20. I can't believe I haven't read John Dies at the End, I remember really wanting it when it came out, so I'm anxious to hear what you think about it. And The Fault in Our Stars, got that around here somewhere, and I'll be reading it before BEA.

  21. I have had John Dies at the End on my bookshelf forever - I just can't seem to find the time to read it!! I can't wait to read Hourglass, Timepiece and Partials. Enjoy the new books!

    Stacking the Shelves

  22. I'm currently waiting to receive Partials in the mail! It looks so good! :) Hourglass looks good too!

    My book haul is here!

    taleswithtea.com :)

  23. Hey! I just found this mention of my book What Zombies Fear, thank you so much, I hope you enjoyed it!



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