Saturday, December 27, 2014

The Weekend Update - 12.27.14

Saturday, December 27, 2014 with 10 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!  =)
I hope you all had a nice holiday! I know I much so that I'm still recovering, lol. It was nice to spend time with family and friends, but I'm ready to buckle down and get some real reading done. :D

Anyway, here's what I scored this week:

For Review:

The Replaced (The Taking, #2)Emmy & OliverBetween Us and the MoonThe Night We Said YesThe Cage (The Cage, #1)Oblivion (Nevermore, #3)
Thanks HarperCollins and Simon & Schuster!

I tried to contain myself when I logged into Edelweiss yesterday to download my requested copy of Oblivion and saw that Harper had uploaded a ton of new titles. I didn't do terribly bad, but five is still five more than I needed to add to my schedule, though one of those I've been especially looking forward to.

I am soooo excited to have been approved for Oblivion. I've purposely not started this series yet because I was waiting on this final book. And now I can read all three books back-to-back! Yay!


From the bestest coblogger and bestie EVAR, I got The Assassin's Blade by Sarah J. Maas and Amy & Roger's Epic Detour by Morgan Matson, plus some yummy goodies and awesome prezzies for the Katiebug. :) I've read both of these books, but I've wanted to add finished copies to my collection forever so I was beyond excited to get copies from April. Thanks so much, friend!

From my lovely sister, I received these amazing bookish gifts. I am such a fangirl for all things Maggie, but I just adore this quote so much. I can't wait to hang this print up! And, of course, no fangirl would be complete without her very own Harry Potter mug judging everyone who is not a fan. =)


As I mentioned last week, my Black Friday order from Book Outlet finally arrived. I went overboard, as usual, but I got all of those books for a steal. Some I've read, some I've wanted to, and some I just wanted a finished copy of. Because of this order, though, I really had to make myself stay off the site yesterday for their Boxing Day Sale, for which I had a coupon for 50% off everything. There is no such thing as too many books, but there does exist a lack of room for them. o_O

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

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Jen's Currently Reading/Listening To:

JackabyA Court of Thorns and Roses (A Court of Thorns and Roses, #1)Thanks to all of the holiday festivities, I haven't had much time to read, so I still have about 100 pages left of ACOTAR, not that I'm complaining. I never want this book to end. I'm sure I'll be experiencing a severe book hangover very soon, though. :(

I'm on a bit of a Sherlockian kick these days. Just finished up Every Word last week, and now I'm listening to Jackaby. Oh, and I've just discovered the squee-inducing show that is Sherlock, so I'll probably be camped out on the sofa for much of my holiday vacation streaming it on Netflix. =)

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  1. I always love getting books, but I'm trying to play catch up in my digital review pile. Also I know what you mean about running out of room. Great stack of books this week. I hope you love everything you got.

    Grace @ Books of Love

  2. Ooohh The Replaced and Oblivion! Buy yeah I don't even go to Edelweiss cause I can never keep up with getting my reviews done on time. Too much pressure. I have been wanting to read Hemlock and Something Real for a long time. Enjoy!

    My Stack

  3. Yes, it was a wonderful week on Edelweiss! Great haul, you bought some great books! I didn't get much done bookwise, so I suppose I ended up taking the week off, too. I need to get myself motivated again! Happy reading!

    Michelle @ Michelle's Minions

    My StS

  4. Awesome haul! I actually just discovered Book Outlet yesterday! I ordered quite a few for 30% off, I can't believe I didn't check that site out sooner! It's definitely going to become a problem to stay off of it haha.

    I hope you enjoy all of your new books :)

  5. Ooh what lovely gifts from April!! Assassin's Blade is AMAZING. I snagged The Night We Said Yes and The Cage along with three others. No. Restraint. Ooh I can't wait to see your thoughts on Red Queen! Happy Holidays :)

  6. Oh holy hannah. You got so many awesome gifts for Christmas! And Oblivion!!! Oh my. I can't wait to read that book.

    Enjoy, Jen!

  7. OH SO MUCH AWESOME THOUGH!! And 50% off books?! Like, you can't go passed that. They needed adopting to a loving home for sure. *nods* XD
    I've told myself no going on NetGalley/Edelweiss until I've narrowed down my current TBR. I blame the library, but I'm drowning in books right now. XD ha! And I haven't been reading because it's holidays. x) soooo excited for ACOTAR! I can't wait until it's out!
    My Stacking the Shelves!

  8. I agree with Cait: thank you for adopting my books to your loving home, Jen! (Also, look at how MONSTROUS BEAUTY and PLUS ONE are trying *really hard* to snuggle up against Megan Whalen Turner's books, but can't quite reach.)

  9. -sigh- I went to book outlet to look around, and I probably shouldn't have.

  10. I LOVE that print! I want to read The Raven Cycle books that are out in 2015. <3


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