Saturday, May 17, 2014

The Weekend Update - 5.17.14

Saturday, May 17, 2014 with 12 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!  =)


After the nightmarish week I had last week, this week was much better. Went on a Half Price Books shopping spree on Thursday, thanks to my 15% off bday coupon AND the gift card I got for my 10 year anniversary at work. I feel like reorganizing my shelves again. =) Spent yesterday at Katie's Field Day, and that was all kinds of fun. Plus, I got a ton of reading done, something I haven't found as much time for recently.

Anyway, here's what I scored this week:

For Review:

Trial by Fire  ( Worldwalker Trilogy Series, #1)Adrenaline CrushTake Me On (Pushing the Limits, #4)Brazen

Trial by Fire by Josephine Angelini - via Netgalley
Adrenaline Crush by Laurie Boyle Crompton - ARC from publisher
Take Me On by Katie McGarry - via Netgalley (actually got this last week but forgot to mention it)
Brazen by Katherine Longshore - from publisher

Lots of awesome new reads this week, courtesy of Macmillan, Harlequin Teen & Penguin!

Purchased:

Raging Star (Dust Lands, #3)Deeper (Caroline & West, #1)Breakable (Contours of the Heart, #2)

Raging Star by Moira Young (HC & audio) - I don't want this to be the last book! Check out my review here.
Deeper by Robin York - I've seen this one around a lot, and it was on sale for $0.99, so I decided to give it a try.
Breakable by Tammara Webber (audio) - Enjoyed Easy so I figured I'd give Lucas's book a try. :D


My HPB Haul:

Forever by Maggie Stiefvater (UK edition!) - I can't help myself...when it comes to Maggie books, I kind of collect all of the different editions when possible
Ask Again Later by Liz Czukas
Going Over by Beth Kephart
The Lost Girl by Sangu Mandanna
Finnikin of the Rock by Melina Marchetta
If I Stay by Gayle Forman (listened to this one on audio ages ago but I still love it!)
Five Flavors of Dumb by Antony John
Something Like Normal by Trish Doller (ARC) - read and loved this one
Please Ignore Vera Dietz by A.S. King
Every Day by David Levithan

Library:

The One (The Selection, #3)Killer  Instinct

The One by Kiera Cass (audio) - I just binge-read the other books in this series over the last week or so,  including the novellas. Now it's time to find out who America will choose...and maybe figure out why I care somewhere along the way. :P
Killer Instinct by S.E. Green (audio) - I've seen a lot of comparisons to Dexter - and not always good - but seeing as how I don't watch the show, I figured I'd give this a try. I also have an interview & giveaway for a finished copy!


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




The Week in Review:

Reviews:
Current Giveaways:

3rd Blogoversary Week of Giveaways
Day 1 - Prize Pack #1
Day 2 - Prize Pack #2
Day 3 - International
Day 4 - Prize Pack #3
Day 5 - Grand Prize

Children's Book Week Giveaway Hop

Killer Instinct by S.E. Green

Promotional/Discussion Posts:  Announcement from Tracey Garvis-Graves, Books We Almost Put Down But Didn't, Our Favorite Summer Reads, SYNC 2014 - Week 1 Books Up for Grabs, Interview With S.E. Green

Jen's Currently Reading/Listening To:

BrazenThe One (The Selection, #3)I read an excerpt from Brazen the other day, and I was immediately hooked. I think the books in this sorta series just get increasingly better as they go, and I'm sure this one is going to be my favorite yet.








Ugh. I can't help myself. I have to know how it ends. And I like this narrator, so it's not all bad. :)


Upcoming Reviews:


The Selection (The Selection, #1)The Elite (The Selection, #2)The One (The Selection, #3)Brazen



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12 comments:

  1. Ugh, I so need to read The Elite. *sigh* I AM SO BEHIND ON READING RIGHT NOW. I've started about 3 books and I just need to stop bopping around and get some serious reading done. ;) Love the haul! And Forever...ohhh, soooo purty.

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  2. Nice haul of books. I'm so behind on everything right now. You got an amazing assortment of books. Enjoy your new goodies.

    Grace
    Books of Love

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  3. Ooo, Take Me On and Trial By Fire, I cannot wait to read those two! Only a few more days until Take Me On is available, yay! And I'm curious about your review of The One - I read The Selection and kind of disliked it, so I never read The Elite (or The One, for that matter). Interesting. I hope you enjoy all of your new books!

    Have a fabulous weekend!

    Check out my STS post!

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  4. Awesome new goodies! I got Deeper and I actually have two copies of Breakable now, an eBook as a gift and a print copy that I won. Happy reading!

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  5. I'm reading Breakable now. Thinking about getting the audio though. I love Zachary Webber. <3

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  6. Ooohhh Take Me On and Breakable! I hope to read those soon. I just read The One a bit ago and it was good. Prob my fav. I liked the ending okay but I thought it was kind of an easy out for Maxon because his father would have never let those things happen.

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  7. I hope you'll enjoy everything, Jen. There's just so many books that I can't even decide which to talk about. :)

    Have a lovely week!

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  8. SO MANY GOOD ONES! I loved Ask Again Later (when I wasn't expecting to) but it was fun. :) I so need to start The Selection now the series is finished and ugh, so love the Brazen cover for some reason, haha. Happy reading! :)

    Here's mine

    Kirsty @ StudioReads

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  9. Great post! I wish we had a Half Price Books here in the UK... :-)

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  10. I got Brazen and Take Me On and The One too!

    So so so excited to read all these.

    I think I need to binge read the last two Selection books as well.

    Happy reading :-)

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  11. Nice haul! I'm really looking forward to reading The One. Have a great week!

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  12. Half Price Books is one of the best stores, ever. I love them. It is good to hear that things are going better!!

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