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! =)If this last week is any indication, the rest of the year is going to fly by because we're going to be SO busy. Katie's going into the first grade, which means MORE homework. :( We went to Meet the Teacher on Thursday, and her teacher seems nice and fair, so at least we have that to look forward to, though they're already switching classes this year. Not sure how I feel about that. But the other teacher mostly concentrates on reading, and she seemed nice, too. We also signed Katie up for soccer this year. It's a little unorganized right now, but the point is to have fun, so I'm trying not to let the control freak in me, well, freak out. :P I have a habit of doing that, lol.
Anyway, here's what I scored this week:
The Mime Order - sneak preview - by Samantha Shannon - thanks to Christina! Cannot WAIT to read more of this world!
Sacrifice by Brigid Kemmerer - galley, thanks Kensington! MICHAEL'S STORY! I AM EXCITE!!!
Invisible by Dawn Metcalf - Really enjoyed the first book and I'm anxious to see where the story goes in this sequel
Born Wicked by Jessica Spotswood - I've been wanting to read this forever -- I even have a signed copy (I think...I might have given it away) -- but I just never found the time. But my library just got the audio so I'm MAKING time for it now. =)
So, that's my haul. How about you? What did you get this week?
The Week in Review:
- Amy & Roger's Epic Detour - audio (April)
- Where Silence Gathers (Jen)
- Chasing Before (Jen)
- The Taking - audio (Jen)
- Sweet Reckoning - audio (Jen)
- Isla and the Happily Ever After (Jen)
- We Were Liars (April)
- I Need a New Butt - kiddos (April)
- Recommended Reads - the top ten books we've been recommended
- Waiting on Wednesday - this week we're waiting on Second Son & The Prom Goer's Interstellar Excursion
- Reading at the Kids Table - review of four upcoming titles from Macmillan's children's catalog, featuring our very own little darlings
Okay, so I started off reading Zac & Mia earlier this week but realized my galley for Winterkill was going to expire soon, so I started it, too. And I'm terribly intrigued by it so I've kind of forgotten about Zac & Mia for a bit. :( But I'll get both finished and reviewed for next week if it kills me.
Just started Born Wicked yesterday after I finished my re-listen of The Sea of Tranquility. I am really enjoying just listening for fun, without any of intention of reviewing since I've been doing a ton of re-reading/listening the past few weeks. Not sure if I'll review this one or not, but I'm going to listen for the sheer pleasure of it for now.
These are all potential reviews...those last three, anyway. If I didn't receive the title for review, I'm much less likely to actually review it, especially if it's an older release. But I'd still like to share my thoughts eventually. I'm just a little behind on reviews, and those are the first ones to get shelved, so to speak. :(
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