Saturday, November 22, 2014

The Weekend Update - 11.22.14

Saturday, November 22, 2014 with 7 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!  =)


Yay, it's almost Thanksgiving! Which means Christmas decorating is in full force around my house this weekend, haha. Funny how that goes, huh? We alternate which holiday we spend with the family each year because of everyone else's familial obligations, so this year will be a quiet Thanksgiving and a rowdy Christmas. I'm not complaining, though. ;0) Jerrod's trying to talk me into heading to the deer lease again the day after Turkey Day, but I ended up with strep after the last time, so I'm not too excited about going back until the weather's warmer. :P

Oh, we've got plans to go see Mockingjay later today since it's just going to rain and be generally yucky. Are people going to give me looks for taking my 6yo, though? She watched the first one with me at home the other day, and she asked questions but she understood that it was just a movie and that those kids weren't really killing each other, so she should be okay, right? Right? I don't want to traumatize her, but I also don't want to get a sitter since we'll be spending the rest of the day doing holiday stuff.

The lucky child is out of school for a whole week, too, for the holiday! I remember we only got three days off for Turkey Day...when did that change? Change makes me feel old. :(

Anyway, here's what I scored this week:

For Review:

via Edelweiss
When Joss Met MattMr. Kiss and Tell (Veronica Mars, #2)Rebound (Boomerang, #2)

When Joss Met Matt by Ellie Cahill - I still haven't read a Liz Czukas book yet, but I'm about to devour them all at one time, including this NA written under her pseudonym! :D
Mr. Kiss and Tell (Veronica Mars #2) by Rob Thomas - Gaaaaaahhhhh! I cannot, absolutely CANNOT wait to read this. Please let them make more movies, too, though.
Rebound by Noelle August - Loved Boomerang and I anticipate I'll enjoy this companion just as much, even if it is about two characters that I wasn't all that interested in from the first book. ;0)

audiobooks
StraySnow Like Ashes (Snow Like Ashes, #1)

Stray by Elissa Sussman - Eh, already listened and it wasn't quite what I was expecting. I actually can't even remember the ending very well. And it's going to be a series? Hmmm...
Snow Like Ashes by Sara Raasch - Loved this when I read it earlier this year, and I'm keen to see if the audio is just as good...or better!

Library:

A Little Too Far (A Little Too Far, #1)Wicked Lovely (Wicked Lovely, #1)

A Little Too Far by Lisa Desrochers -- 
Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr -- 

Purchased:

Nothing, yay!

Won:

Nada.


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




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Jen's Currently Reading/Listening To:

99 DaysThe Mime Order (The Bone Season, #2)




At the time of this post, I'm between books and having a hard time picking exactly which of my new reads I'd like to start. These two are definitely in the running, though. Just not sure whether I should start another fantasy -- urban as it were -- or if a contemporary might fit the bill better.







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StrayThis Shattered World (Starbound, #2)





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7 comments:

  1. How are you liking The Mime Order? I thought the first half was well done but a tad slow. The second part the action picked up. It needed more Warden but that is just expected. Brennan has the whole week off too from pre-k. We have everyone coming to my house for Thanksgiving so I've been busy trying to prepare. It'll be fun (I hope!).

    As for the movie...I'd prob not take her personally because everything being that big/loud and with no escape, like at home, might be more impactful. Hard to gage though since each kiddo is different. Mine is super sensitive to violence.

    I hope you enjoy Snow Like Ashes! I thought it was well done. So curious to know what you think of Stray.

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    1. I actually ended up starting 99 Days last night, but I fully intend to get to The Mime Order this weekend, too. I'm sure there could never be enough Warden, though. ;0)

      Well, Katie LOVES going to the movies, so I don't see the noise as an issue, and she's not really sensitive to violence either. She's rather well-adjusted, lol. She liked the first one...I didn't intend for her to watch it with me, but it was on TV and she just curled up next to me to watch, too. Like I said, she asks questions, so I think it will be okay.

      I've actually already read Snow Like Ashes, but I was offered the audio and I just couldn't pass it up...kind of want to read it again, anyway. :) Stray was a big disappointment for me, sadly.

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  2. I just bought Boomerang yesterday, in fact, so it's exciting to see everyone grabbing Rebound. I haven't read Boomerang yet but I anticipate great things. There was so much hype around it when it initially came out and then I kind of forgot about it - yay for one-click, though.

    Every time I see someone have anything Veronia Mars-related, I shrink down because I JUST KNOW I'm the last person on the earth that hasn't seen that show. I probably literally am.

    And I always want to reach thru the computer at your audios. I drool, and I'm really not that kind of person at all! I haven't read these books yet but I've seen great things about both of them. If I were to pick them up, it would be in audio form probably, so I love reading your audiobook thoughts. Keep them coming!

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  3. SNOW LIKE ASHES was SOOOO good! I can't wait for book 2! And I'm reading THIS SHATTERED WORLD now, and it's amazing! Awesome haul this week, and I hope you enjoy all your new goodies.

    Check out my STS:

    http://addictreaders.blogspot.com/2014/11/stacking-shelves-80.html

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  4. Oh Jen. I'm so jealous of your copy of The Mime Order! And in audio, no less. Gah. I need to find a connection for audio review copies! Anyway, I hope you'll enjoy all these, and yay for a purchase-less week. Lol!

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  5. My own book buying trend is slowing down as well. I bought a book for Kindle for an interview, then a book that I have wanted forever. It is time to start slowing it down, so I can give others a chance to buy for me.

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  6. Awesome haul, girl! I'm really looking forward to Rebound, too, since I loved Boomerang so much, but I'm nervous about Alison's character. Didn't like her at all and I'm not to interested in reading her perspective. :/

    I'm hoping When Joss Met Matt is really cute! I love Liz Czukas so her writing an NA book should hopefully mean magical things. :D

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