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! =)
What's up, fellow readers? Gettin' lots of sun? Read any good books lately? :P I'll be spending the afternoon trying to convince my 6yo that me reading at the side of the pool with my feet dangling in the water IS me swimming with her. :) We'll see how well that works out.
The garden's doing good...tons of squash and tomatoes coming out of it this week. We had some extra tomatoes pop up that we weren't expecting, so we have to go get more tomato cages this weekend and trellis to run the pickle, cucumber and cantaloupe plants along so they don't inundate everything else. I also need to look through my cookbooks for some recipes, it seems. =)
The Best Things in Death by Lenore Appelhans - Loved Level 2 -- or The Memory of After, as it is now known -- and I really wanted to read this novella featuring character memories before picking up the sequel. Thanks to the author for providing a copy for review!!!
Alias Hook by Lisa Jensen - I received a galley for review, but I didn't get to it before release date. :( So imagine my excitement at receiving a copy of the audiobook with an equally awesome but totally different cover from the hardcover. I hope the narrator is awesome! And I can't promise that I won't be envisioning Hook smoldering like this the whole time:
The Kiss of Deception by Mary E. Pearson - Of course, I had to have a finished copy of what just may be my favorite book of the year. Don't forget to check out her guest post here on the blog and enter to win yourself a copy!
The 57 Lives of Alex Wayfare by M.G. Buehrlen - First off, I wanted to throw my support behind the (now-defunct) Strange Chemistry author, but this book also sounds incredibly awesome. Time travel? Visions of the past? A mysterious stranger who knows more than he should? Yes, yes, and yes, please! This was yesterday's Kindle Daily Deal and I just couldn't pass it up.
So, that's my haul. How about you? What did you get this week?
The Week in Review:
- Lock and Key (April)
- Sinner (Jen)
- Catch a Falling Star - audio (Jen)
- Broken Hearts, Fences and Other Things to Mend - audio (Jen)
- Of Metal and Wishes (Jen)
- Through to You (April)
- Haze (Jen)
- Being Sloane Jacobs - audio (April)
- See Me (Jen)
- The Kiss of Deception Blog Tour - Guest Post on the MEN of TKOD + a giveaway!
- Confession Time - Our Top Ten Blogging & Reading Confessions
- Waiting on Wednesday - the Ugly Love and Red Queens version
- SYNC 2014 - Week 9 Books Up for Grabs - Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice & While the World Watched
I'm still reading HOF. I spent the week catching up on OUAT instead of reading. Just wasn't in the mood, and HOF hasn't grabbed me yet. I think I miss the audiobook narrator reading the story to me. :( Plus, I'm still reeling from leftover sads from my Crown of Midnight re-read/listen. Things are pretty bleak right now.
After seeing Killian finally get the girl this week, I am definitely in the mood for this Peter Pan retelling of sorts from Hook's perspective. I seriously, seriously hope the narrator has a fabulous accent like the actor who portrays Hook on OUAT.
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