Saturday, December 20, 2014

The Weekend Update - 12.20.14

Saturday, December 20, 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!  =)
Woohoo!!! Vacation time!!!!!!! And less than a week until Christmas!!!!!!!!!!!! Okay. I might be a little overexcited, but really, isn't that expected this time of year? :)

Work really sucked this week because I had less time to get everything done this month because of the holidays, so I worked a @*&$-ton. But I got it all done so that my sis doesn't have to do it all while I'm out. (She's kind of my assistant.)

But my bookish week fared soooooooo much better. I got some of my most seriously coveted ARCs, as you'll see below. I hit up an Audible sale. I borrowed more than a few titles from my library. AND my Black Friday Book Outlet order finally arrived. I know I just did a huge purge -- which, incidentally, all got reshelved so that the Christmas tree could make its debut -- but I could NOT pass up those deals. I'll post about that next week, though. There are already enough books in this post and I'm too lazy to add them all right now, lol.

Anyway, here's what I scored this week:

For Review:

You can see all of these images in their full glory on Instagram. =)
A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas - aaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!
A Darker Shade of Magic by Victoria Schwab - aaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!
Wild Hearts by Jessica Burkhart - sounds adorable!
All the Rage by Courtney Summers - I read the first chapter somewhere and it made me SO ragey! Can't wait for more!

Library:

Love and Other Foreign WordsThe Distance Between UsFiendishThe Accidental Highwayman: Being the Tale of Kit Bristol, His Horse Midnight, a Mysterious Princess, and Sundry Magical Persons Besides (Adventures of Kit Bristol, #1)

Love and Other Foreign Words by Erin McCahan
The Distance Between Us by Kasie West (audio) - re-read/listen (review)
Fiendish by Brenna Yovanoff (audio) - DNF (review)
The Accidental Highwayman by Ben Tripp (audio) (review)

Purchased:

JackabyThe Paper Magician (The Paper Magician Trilogy, #1)Catching Jordan

Audible was having a sale again, so I ended up with these three titles for about $15:

Jackaby by William Ritter (audio) - I now have this in galley, signed finished copy & audio :P
The Paper Magician by Charlie N. Holmberg (audio)
Catching Jordan by Miranda Kenneally (audio)

Won:


Forbidden by Kimberley Griffiths Little (signed) + swag


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



The Week in Review:

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Jen's Currently Reading/Listening To:

JackabyA Court of Thorns and Roses (A Court of Thorns and Roses, #1)I couldn't NOT read this the second I had the ARC in my hands. I mean, it's SJM. And a Beauty and the Beast retelling, which is my biggest weakness when it comes to retellings. I'm already SO in love with this story, too, but I'm trying to savor it.





I'm on a bit of a Sherlockian kick these days. Just finished up Every Word earlier this 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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Red Queen (Red Queen, #1)Crimson Bound





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10 comments:

  1. Eeeeeeeeeekkkkk. A DARKER SHADE OF MAGIC. Can you feel the intense jealousy coming your way from me? ;D That is really frickin' awesome!

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  2. *le sigh.....* Everyone has A Court of Thorns and Roses. And ALL THE RAGE is on my want and NEED list. You live a charmed life my dear. :)

    Also, sorry I haven't been around! You guys are still among my favorite bookish people, I've just been offline mostly. Hope you're having the happiest holiday week. <3

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  3. Awesome stack of books. OMG. So many books that I want are in your pile. A Court of Thorns and Roses, A Darker Shade of Magic, All The Rage... happy for you. I hope you love all your new books.

    Grace @ Books of Love

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  4. I got Wild Hearts, too! I'm looking forward to reading it. :) I really want to read A Court of Thorns and Roses, and I was really hoping they'd send it to me, but I didn't get a copy. :( I guess I'll just have to wait a bit longer.

    Erin @ The Hardcover Lover

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  5. Loved The Distance Between Us and Catching Jordan! Jackaby looks awesome. Mostly I just love that cover. Enjoy! Happy Reading & Happy Holidays!

    My Stack

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  6. AFJDKSALFD YOU HAVE SARAH J MAAS' NEW BOOK. YOU ARE SO LUCKY. I AM LITERALLY BUSTING OUT OF MY FLAILING FANGIRL HEART RIGHT NOW. XD I cannot WAIT to hear the final verdict!! I'm like 1000% sure I'm going to love it. :))
    My Stacking the Shelves!

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  7. I've not heard of All the Rage! Why has this not been on my radar. I hope you enjoy all the pretties. YAY ADSOM!!

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