Saturday, August 8, 2015

The Weekend Update - 8.8.15

Saturday, August 8, 2015 with 5 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!  =)

Ugh, the heat wave. It makes me so cranky! And miserable. And tired. I'm still kind of in a reading drought, not because I don't have anything good to read, but because I can't keep my eyes open long enough to do so. I'm not ready for Katie to go back to school, but at least it means that autumn is on the way, along with cooler temps. I mean, probably not until October around here, but it's something to look forward to, lol.

Anyway, here's what I scored this week:

For Review:

Nightfall by Jake Halpern and Peter Kujawinski - You can check out the whole creepy package on Instagram!
The Weight of Feathers by Anna-Marie McLemore - I am SUPER excited about this one!


The awesome Jaime at Fiction Fare was cleaning off her shelves and saw these books on my wishlist and offered to send them to me. SO generous, that one. :) And then, of course, the awesome team at Macmillan put together the amazing Winter promotional package you see above. I can't wait to get my hands on that book!


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


The Invasion of the Tearling (The Queen of the Tearling, #2)Ink and Bone (The Great Library, #1)

Yay! My holds finally came through! :D

The Invasion of the Tearling by Erika Johansen (audiobook)
Ink and Bone by Rachel Caine (ebook) - Don't worry #otspsecretsister...I still want a finished copy for my shelf. I just didn't want to wait to read it anymore. =)


Nada. Okay, well, I did purchase books and bookish stuff, but it's for my #otspsecretsister, so I'm not at liberty to divulge that information. :)


Under a War-Torn SkyThe Old Brown Suitcase: A Teenager's Story of War and Peace

You can find out more on how to download them for free yourselves here. :)

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

The Week in Review:


This Is Where It EndsOverboardStorm Siren (Storm Siren, #1)Siren's Fury (Storm Siren, #2)Of Dreams and Rust (Of Metal and Wishes, #2)

Current Giveaways:

The Blog Most Likely To

 Of Dreams and Rust Tour

 Overboard Blog Tour

Promotional/Discussion Posts:  
  • Tales as Old as Time: this week's #TTT is all about fairy tale retellings.
  • Blog Tour: Overboard by Elizabeth Fama - Review + Giveaway
  • #WoW - A Gathering of Shadows by V.E. Schwab
  • SYNC Week #14 featuring Under a War-torn Sky and The Old Brown Suitcase
  • Blog Tour: Of Dreams and Rust by Sarah Fine - Review in a GIFfy + Giveaway

Jen's Currently Reading/Listening To:

The Invasion of the Tearling (The Queen of the Tearling, #2)The Boy Most Likely To (My Life Next Door, #2)I'm at about 60% now, and although this book is MUCH different than I was expecting, I am still completely, 100% in love with Tim. I kind of picture his character as Anton Yelchin. Adorbs!

I know the first book got mixed reviews, but I loved it. I re-read it recently and now I'm ready for this sequel. And it's pretty good so far!

Upcoming Reviews:

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

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  1. Nightfall looks amazing. I hope you love all of your new books.

    Grace @ Books of Love

  2. I can't wait for Nightfall. I have to say that The Naturals was a really good read! Have an awesome week.
    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

  3. I totally thought you'd gotten a copy of Winter for a minute. Man wouldn't that be awesome. I've got Ruin and Rising that I still need to get around to reading. I started it, but it didn't hook me within the first 10% so I put it down for a bit. I'll go back to it. Hope you have a great week!

    SP & STS
    Sandy @ Somewhere Only We Know

  4. Oh these are so awesome! I did hear they're not going to distribute Winter ARCs this time around, so I had to double back and make sure you didn't. Otherwise, heads will roll...kidding! Lol. I'm really interested in reading your views on Nightfall. It looks like a spine-tingler!

  5. The Winter promotional package looks awesome! I really need to read the series.. Just haven't got around to it yet. I hope you enjoy everything!

    Here is my StS

    Justin @ Justin's Book Blog


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