Saturday, September 19, 2015

The Weekend Update - 9.19.15

Saturday, September 19, 2015 with 4 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!  =)
So, I've been bitching and moaning a lot lately about how much work sucks and I've got so much going on and yada, yada, yada. But things took a turn for the better this week, and I'm actually in a pretty freakin' good mood this weekend. =)

I don't want to jinx myself or anything, but the house is pretty much a done deal. I mean, the closing is a couple of weeks out, but it all looks pretty good for us. Which is just so flipping exciting! It's been a pretty frustrating experience, to say the least -- and a pretty expensive endeavor all the way around -- but it's going to be so worth it in the end. I'll be spending every spare moment packing until then, but I'm one of those weird people who actually likes packing and moving. Well, except for the physical exertion part of it, maybe, which is why we call in the brother-in-law. :D But I just love the catharsis a good move brings about, ya know?

And work is decidedly a little less sucky this week. Not anywhere near the way it used to be when I actually liked working there, but it's a definite improvement. And it's the little things that count. I'm just going to accept this job for what it is until I can figure out what it is I really want to be doing.

Oh, you know what else has me in such a fantastic state of mind? Supernatural...that's what. I've watched an episode here and there over the years, and it was good, but I always had too many other shows going or something...I don't really know why I never made time for it. But those Winchester boys could make any girl feel better, and that's just what they've done. ;0) I'm currently at the beginning of season 2, and I've even got my hubby watching with me now.

Over the weekend, I'll likely be sharing images on Instagram of my favorite room being packed up because that just seems like the easiest and best place to start. Because I don't know if I mentioned this already, but this house has a separate reading nook off the living area in addition to the home office! So freaking excited. This is going to be a great new adventure in our lives...I can just feel it!

Anyway, here's what I scored this week:

For Review:

The Mirror King (The Orphan Queen, #2)Revenge and the WildLove & GelatoShade MeThe Impostor Queen

The Mirror King by Jodi Meadows
Revenge and the Wild by Michelle Modesto
Love & Gelato by Jenna Evans Welch
Shade Me by Jennifer Brown
The Impostor Queen by Sarah Fine

Ten Thousand Skies Above You by Claudia Gray
Reckless Hearts by Sean Olin
Hollowgirl by Sean Williams

Juniors by Kaui Hart Hemmings
The Killing Jar by Jennifer Bosworth

The Girl in the Tower by Lisa Schroeder
Bad Kitty Goes to the Vet by Nick Bruel


A Great and Terrible Beauty (Gemma Doyle, #1)Rebel Angels (Gemma Doyle, #2)The Sweet Far Thing (Gemma Doyle, #3)

The Gemma Doyle Trilogy by Libba Bray - after finishing Lair of Dreams, I had a great desire to revisit Gemma and Kartik :)



Dumplin' by Julie Murphy (shown above in all its #dumplinpose glory)

Illuminating the Prophecy and tarot cards by Maggie Stiefvater - OMG I AM SO IN LOVE WITH THIS SET. HOW DID I EVER FORGET I ORDERED IT?!?

Also, did you guys see that Carry On pre-order deal? I pretty much can't pass up pre-orders when they offer great items to go along with a book that's already a steal at around $10, but that is one that I just could not pass up. I'm also seriously considering pre-ordering the Sherlock, Doctor Who, and Harry Potter adult coloring books. There's just no way you can go wrong with those! :D

What a great week in books, too, huh?!?

The Week in Review:


Lair of Dreams (The Diviners, #2)The Truth About Forever

Current Giveaways:

Max the Brave Giveaway

 Nightfall Blog Tour

Promotional/Discussion Posts:  
  • #TTT - Top Ten Books Sitting on My Shelf (And Not For Review) That I'd Love to Read ASAP
  • #WoW - P.S. I Like You by Kasie West
  • Blog Tour - Top Ten Favorites from the authors of Nightfall

Currently Reading:

DreamstriderI think this is the next book I'm going to start. I think. It looks and sounds amazing. And it's on my Fall TBR. So, I should just read it already, right? :P I just haven't really been in the mood to read much lately. Supernatural got me all like...

Currently Listening:

Rebel Angels (Gemma Doyle, #2)I already raced through A Great and Terrible Beauty, and I don't anticipate the rest of this series taking me very long either. It's one of my favorites, and this is actually my first re-read/listen. And it's just as wonderful as I remember!

Upcoming Reviews:

Lion Heart (Scarlet, #3)The Invasion of the Tearling (The Queen of the Tearling, #2)NamelessNightfall

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  1. I have heard really good things about Nameless, Dumplin. Yay for The Mirror King and Revenge and The Wild.

    Grace @ Books of Love

  2. So glad to hear that Great & Terrible Beauty has been as great as you remember it being! I plan on doing a reread within the next few months and have been nervous it won't be as good as I thought it was back in the day haha.

  3. Slapping myself for missing out on the Maggie's goodies! SO SO Jealous!

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    Leydy @ OUaT

  4. Wow, just an awesome haul this week! I bought the tarot cards, but just ordered them from the bookstore where I work. Didn't have the money to do the pre-order. Love the Supernatural and Easy A gifs!
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