Saturday, March 15, 2014

The Weekend Update - 3.15.14

Saturday, March 15, 2014 with 18 comments
So, since my end-of-the-week post isn't just about what I got in my mailbox or on my Kindle each week -- though that is a big part of it, I won't lie -- I decided to change up the title and intro a bit.  I might tweak the format a bit over the next few weeks, but for the most part, it'll contain the same stuff:  stuff I got, stuff I did, and stuff that's coming up on the blog.  Plus, I get to use the awesome GIF you see here and blow kisses to all the people who sent me lovely books and bookish things.  Oh, and I've started linking up to Stacking the Shelves hosted by Tynga's Reviews since I'm not using a specific meme title anymore.  April's also doing her own Stacking the Shelves posts on Sundays.  Stop by and say hi!  =)

Beware the Ides of March! =) I've been on vacation all week and out of town for a chunk of that, so I haven't been visiting everyone, but I promise to make up for that when I get back. I've missed you guys, but it's been nice being unplugged for a bit. :D Hope you're all having a great weekend, too!

Anyway, here's what I scored this week:

For Review:

via Edelweiss/Netgalley:
The Forever Song (Blood of Eden, #3)
Thank you, Harlequin Teen!!!
This will be me and April's first buddy read when I get back in town!!! I AM SO EXCITE! :D


Second Chance SummerThe Selection (The Selection, #1)
Amazon Kindle Daily Deals!! I loved Amy & Roger's Epic Detour, and although this one's supposed to be quite sad, I'm sure I'll still love it, too. And I swore I wouldn't read The Selection unless I got it for free, but $1.99 is pretty close. I'm just too curious for my own damn good.

So, that's my haul.  How about you?  What did you get this week?

The Week in Review:

Current Giveaways:  Win a signed ARC of Of Metal and Wishes plus a really awesome spider necklace

Promotional/Discussion Posts:  Our favorite contemporary novels, Announcement from author Sarah Fine regarding future of her next book

Jen's Currently Reading/Listening To:

Anna and the French Kiss (Anna and the French Kiss, #1)The Kiss of Deception (Remnant, #1)I may have finished this by the time Saturday rolls around, but as I'm on vacation, I don't know what I'll be reading next. But just know that you MUST read this book. I knew I'd like it, but damn! I can't remember the last time a book did this to me!

Still in the middle of my re-listen for this one. Might finish it on the way down to Austin. If that's the case, you can probably already guess which book I'll be listening to next. :)

Upcoming Reviews:

Since I'm on vacation, I have no idea what I'll be reviewing next week because I have no idea what I'll be reading while I'm gone. I'm taking quite a few books with me, plus my Kindle, of course, but I'm just gonna see where the mood takes me. =)

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  1. I hope you'll enjoy Anna. Love that book to pieces. Have a lovely week!

  2. I got kiss of deception as well this week. The forever song was amazing. you had a great week.

    Grace r

  3. I was really disappointed by Second Chance Summer, especially I'm a huge daddy's girl and expected to put through the emotional shredder. My problem was with the MC - she felt so disconnected from everything, and that in turn distanced me from the story. :/

    Lauren is letting me borrow her ARC of Open Road Summer, so I'm reading that today. Soooo excited!

  4. I loved The Selection so much, really looking forward to being able to binge read the entire series soon! New follower, hi!

    ★ Under The Mountain ★

  5. Nice haul. I remember reading and really enjoying Second Chance Summer, such a lovely book. I hope you enjoy all your books :) My STS.

  6. Anna and the French Kiss is one of my Favorite books! I recently went to a book signing where Perkins signed it. I fangirled so hard! I really hope you enjoy it. New follower =)

  7. I cannot wait for our first buddy read!! woo hoo!! Hope you are having a nice trip. <3

  8. I feel the same about The Selection. I don't have it yet, but my curiosity keeps increasing!

  9. Happy holiday, Jen!! I'm glad you snagged The Selection. :) It's awesome...not THE best ever, but I really liked it. And who can complain at $2?? I love getting bargains like that.

  10. Ohhh! You got The Selection! I want to read those books so incredibly bad! The Forever's definitely on my wishlist now. Happy Reading! Here's my STS if you'd like to stop by.....

  11. The Selection is soooooo good!!! I got Forever Song this week too.
    Check out my STS.

  12. I've been wanting to read Second Chance Summer, I didn't realize it was suppose to be kinda sad those ): Might still read it anyways haha. Kiss of Deception sounds amazing, can't wait to hear your thoughts! Hope you're still having a lovely vacation!

    Cyn @ Bookmunchies

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  14. Enjoy your vacation! I have a copy of Second Chance Summer that I purchased at a book signing but I have not read it yet. Happy reading!
    My StS

  15. Oh, Jen, you succumbed! You'll have to tell me your thoughts on The Selection after. Hey, you may surprise us all and be for it ;) It's just weirdly addicting for me, like disgusting candy. Eeeep, I love Second Chance Summer though!

  16. Second Chance Summer has been sitting on my shelf for waaaaay too long. I NEED to get to it this summer!

  17. Lucky! You got The Forever Song. I loved the first book and plan to start the second one soon. Hoep you like the third book of the series. Happy Reading!
    Here are my newest additions.

  18. I loved The Selection it's a nice summer kind of read to me, and Anna and the French Kiss is one of my all time favorite books =) I hope you enjoy them as much as I did =)
    Here's my STS


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