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! =)Omigodomigodomigod! I can't believe there's only one week until school starts back for Katie. Where did the summer go?!? I mean, I like the routine we have going during the school year, but it was really nice to just let loose this summer. We've all got some adjusting to do. :) This is about when schools around here usually go back, but I saw some elsewhere going back two weeks ago or as late as after Labor Day. Maybe some of that is districts that have year-round school? When do they go back where you live? Are you sad to send your little ones off or are you glad to be rid of them? Lol.
Anyway, here's what I scored this week:
Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover - audio, thanks Simon & Schuster! (review)
Every Breath by Ellie Marney - galley, thanks Random House Canada!
The Young Elites by Marie Lu - galley, thanks Penguin & First to Read!
From one of my closest blogging friends Emily over at Book Jems, I got these beauties for my birthday. They're a little late -- seeing as how my birthday was back in May -- because of a mix up at the post office, but they're no less loved! =D And to be fair, her prezzies are equally late because the bookshop ran out of what I wanted to get her, and I'm still waiting on confirmation of shipment. o_O Anyway, thank you so much, Em, for my beautiful birthday presents and for having so many wonderful authors autograph my birthday sign! =)
These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner (audio) - Dying to get to my ARC of This Shattered World, but I need a refresher first -- and yes, I know TSW is not a sequel but a companion...forgive me if I wanted to spend some more time with Tarver :D
Rivals and Retribution by Shannon Delany - I loved this series back when I was just an average reader and my blog was just a fledgling, and until I saw it on the library website, I had forgotten that the final book was released last year. o_O
#Islaishere and she's already made some new friends! =D
Stolen Songbird by Danielle L. Jensen - Heard such wonderful things about this book, plus TROLLS! Got it on sale for my Kindle for $1.99.
Vigilante by Sarah Fine - Free as part of the Chaos preorder campaign
So, that's my haul. How about you? What did you get this week?
- To Read or Not to Read - the top ten books we're not sure we still want to read
- Waiting on Wednesday - This week we're waiting on Talon & A Darker Shade of Magic
Finished Isla yesterday, so I'm getting back to Chasing Before now. Loved the first book. Loved the novella of memories from new and old characters. Have no doubt I'll feel the same way about this book...as long as Julian makes an appearance soon. =)
Was in between audiobooks for review, so I thought I'd re-read/listen to a favorite. I LOVED The Winner's Curse when I read it earlier this year, but one of my favorite authors Elizabeth Fama swears that this audiobook is perfection. I am not a big fan of the narrator, but I have to admit, she does an admirable job with this novel. Haven't had much time to listen yet, but so far, I'm loving it even more this go-around.
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