Saturday, December 19, 2015

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 know I'm probably voicing what everyone else is thinking right now, but how the hell is it already Christmas?!? I've been so busy this month that it's been hard to keep track of the days, but Christmas really snuck up on me this year. I'm forever a tragic mess around the holidays, mostly because I procrastinate so much. I'm still not done with my shopping, but I have the whole week off, so I'll get it done, even if I have to brave the mall to do it. o_O

But I do get a break. Since we hosted TWO Thanksgiving dinners, I don't have to host Christmas at all. We'll meet up with the family at some point, but nothing is on the books yet, and I kind of love that. Thanksgiving was SO stressful, so it'll be nice for Christmas to be chill and relaxing. And for us to have the whole day to just play with our new toys. :)

Anyway, here's what I scored this week...

From Publishers:

A lovely card from Big Honcho Media, an advance copy of Pearl from Skyscape/Amazon and a fabulous package from Scholastic with Titans goodies all arrived on my doorstep this week!

The Crown's Game (The Crown's Game, #1)This Savage Song (Monsters of Verity, #1)Ruined (Untitled, #1)The Way Back to YouThe Marked Girl (Marked Girl, #1)Girl Against the UniverseTraitor Angels

Um, so...yeah. That happened. I really tried to reign it in, but you know how hard it is when Harper uploads all those titles! But I bet you can guess which one I will absolutely be starting over Christmas break! =)

Things I Purchased:

Some goodies for my #otspsecretsister gals, but I can't show you those things yet. ;0)

Procured From the Library:

Alanna: The First Adventure (Song of the Lioness, #1)In the Hand of the Goddess (Song of the Lioness, #2)The Woman Who Rides Like a Man (Song of the Lioness, #3)

Dude, I am kicking myself for not reading these sooner. Even with so many friends who love this series, I just thought it wouldn't be for me, since the first book is considered MG. But I completely forgot about that as I got lost in the audiobook. I'm still waiting on the fourth audiobook to come in at the library, but I'll be starting The Woman Who Rides Like a Man very soon. Like, while I'm wrapping presents. =)

So, that's my haul. =) What fabulous bookmail did you get this week?

The Week in Review:


April and I were kind of lazy where the blog is concerned this week, but I posted short and sweet reviews for all of the following books on Goodreads. :)

Before I FallFollowed by FrostAlmostSing Down the StarsThe Dark Days Club (Lady Helen, #1)Alanna: The First Adventure (Song of the Lioness, #1)In the Hand of the Goddess (Song of the Lioness, #2)

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Currently Reading:

The Impostor Queen (Untitled, #1)I started this a little last week but got sucked into The Dark Days Club and didn't get back to it until now. I'm not very far into it, but I do remember that I just got to the part where THINGS are about to happen. Hope it's every bit as good as everyone is saying. What am I saying? I'm positive it will be because Sarah Fine is amazing.

Currently Listening:

The Woman Who Rides Like a Man (Song of the Lioness, #3)I was trying to decide what to listen to next while waiting on my hold for this book came through from the library when I received the email that it was available. Of course, I was out running errands with Katie so I couldn't download it just then, but you'd better believe it's on my phone now. :) After the ending of book two, I'm dying to know what happens next for Alanna. Plus, things were beginning to heat up between her and a certain prince…and between her and roguish thief. ;)

Upcoming Reviews:

Wink Poppy MidnightTheir Fractured Light (Starbound, #3)These Vicious MasksThe Dark Days Club (Lady Helen, #1)

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  1. Yay for Titans. I hope you love all of your new books. You got some great books this week. I hope you have an awesome Christmas.

    Grace @ Books of Love

  2. The Way Back To You and This Savage Song sound so good! Great pick-ups -- hope you enjoy them!

    Merry Christmas! ♥

  3. LoL, yeah I'm also not sure where the whole year went. 2015 flew by.

  4. Did you end up liking Dark Days Club? I loved it! I love all the E-arcs everyone DLed/requested from EW. It was like early Christmas for sure. And TWO Thanksgivings?? Whoa. We hosted the big meal at our house the last couple of years. I can't imagine doing 2 O.O I'm so glad you'll have a laid back Christmas

  5. I think everybody went a little overboard when Harper dropped new titles. Your not the only one! I really hope you enjoy your haul!

  6. I got the Titans ARC this week as well! And yeah, I went crazy on Edelweiss this past week as well!
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  7. I can never help myself when it comes to Harper titles on Edelweiss! I walked away with 15 the other day. Not even ashamed. Lol.

  8. Ooh! I have a few Tamora Pierce books, but you know... I've never actually read any of them! They're just so pretty and the stories sound fascinating but I just haven't gotten around to reading one. I need to change that!

    Sounds like you had a great week!

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  9. Ahhhhhh The Crown's Game and This Savage Song look AMAZING along with the Imposter Queen! Can't wait to hear your thoughts :)
    Merry Christmas Eve and best of luck with all of the wrapping!


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