Saturday, August 15, 2015

The Weekend Update - 8.15.15

Saturday, August 15, 2015 with 8 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 can't believe there's only one more week until Katie goes back to school. We bought her uniforms and school supplies like three weeks ago, but neither of us are ready for summer to be over. It's just never long enough, and it's even worse now that I'm a parent with a kiddo in school. :( But we enjoyed the break. Are you or your kids going back to school soon? Did you do anything fun this summer?

I didn't post a whole lot this week, or at least not as much as I wanted to, but I've been reading and reading and reading some more and it. Has. Been. WONDERFUL. :) I'm such a control freak and normally thrive on routine, but it has been so much fun diverting from my reading schedule and just reading whatever the hell I wanted to. :D

Anyway, here's what I scored this week:

For Review:

The Immortal Heights by Sherry Thomas
Ice Like Fire by Sara Raasch
The White Rose by Amy Ewing
Sky Key by James Frey & Nils Johnson-Shelton
A New Hope: The Princess, the Scoundrel, and the Farm Boy by Alexandra Bracken


Hello? by Liza Wiemer
Dumplin' pin for preorder of Julie Murphy's new book (pictured above)


If you're interested in trading books with me, check out this post. =) I've still got tons available! And I'll be adding more soon!


Nothing this week. =)


Burn by Paula Weston x2 - um, apparently, I forgot to cancel my pre-order from The Book Depository after I realized I could get a copy quicker directly from Australia since it released there sooner. Oh, well…at least now I have all of the UK versions to match. :P

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

The Week in Review:


The Boy Most Likely To (My Life Next Door, #2)Shimmer (The Rephaim, #3)Burn (The Rephaim, #4)

Current Giveaways:

 Of Dreams and Rust Tour

 Overboard Blog Tour

Promotional/Discussion Posts:  
  • #TTT featuring the authors I've read the most
  • #WoW - Marked in Flesh by Anne Bishop

Jen's Currently Reading/Listening To:

Lailah (The Styclar Saga, #1)Walk on Earth a Stranger (The Gold Seer Trilogy, #1)LOVING this book already. I mean, I knew I would because I loved Carson's The Girl of Fire and Thorns series, but WOW.

Sometimes, I get so ahead on my audio listens that I run out of things to listen to.  This week was one of those times. So I decided to re-listen to this one. It's not great, but it's kind of what I was in the mood for, so it works. (PNR featuring angels and vampires, in case you were wondering, though I never would have guessed that from the cover, lol.)

Upcoming Reviews:

Lion Heart (Scarlet, #3)The Invasion of the Tearling (The Queen of the Tearling, #2)The Anatomical Shape of a Heart

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  1. Awesome haul of books. Liza Weimer's book looks good. Glad to hear That Walk On Earth A Stranger is good.

    Grace @ Books of Love

  2. Why have y I bough Burn yet Jen?? What is my problem!! I must put it on my list and buy it sooner than later. Why must school start so soon :-( I'll be glad for a break in the heat but I'll miss my baby.

  3. Wow, great haul! I'm really interested in Burn, and Dumplin. Glad you've got lots of books to keep you busy! Happy reading! My STS.

  4. Great haul, Jen! I just ordered my copy of Burn (literally two minutes, three blog stops ago. Lol!). My kidlets still have a few weeks to go, but they're already moaning and groaning about not wanting to go back. lol.

    Anyway, happy reading!

  5. Those are some amazing new books and such a wonderful prize! I've been reading like crazy too. Isn't it grand!!

    Here's my Sunday Post -

  6. That's an awesome haul this week! I love your books for trade, but I have nothing you'd want. :-(
    Check out my STS

  7. Great haul! You got lots of sequels to books I've been wanting to check out-namely, End Game and The Jewel. Happy reading!
    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

  8. you got some great books this week. I am especially excited about Burn. I hope you enjoy these pretties :) Happy Reading!

    Here's my Weekly Wrap Up Michelle @ Book Briefs


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