Saturday, January 17, 2015

The Weekend Update - 1.17.15

Saturday, January 17, 2015 with 11 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!  =)
Thank goodness for three-day weekends right after the holidays, amiright? These last two weeks have been killer at work, so I'm in desperate need of an extra day off. Which obviously equates to an extra day of reading! :D Plus, it's supposed to be pretty nice here this weekend, mid-60s and sunshiney, so I'd much rather spend that time away from the office. Even if I should put in some overtime and get ahead, knowing what's in store for me next month. Word to the wise, never enter into a profession that deals with banks a lot because when they merge, it is a freaking nightmare.

Anyway, I had a great week as far as book-acquiring goes. Here's what I scored this week:

For Review:

The Sin Eater’s Daughter (The Sin Eater’s Daughter, #1)The Invasion of the Tearling (The Queen of the Tearling, #2)

The Sin Eater's Daughter by Melinda Salisbury - thanks to Scholastic for the galley!!!
The Invasion of the Tearling by Erika Johansen - thanks to HarperCollins for the galley!!!

Lion Heart by A.C. Gaughen - thanks to Bloomsbury for the ARC!!!!

Vanishing Girls by Lauren Oliver - thanks to HarperCollins for the ARC!!

Becoming Jinn by Lori Goldstein - thanks to Macmillan for the ARC!!

Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt - thanks to Macmillan for this BEAUTIFUL HC of the #Tuck40th anniversary edition
Velvet by Temple West - thanks to Macmillan for the ARC!!

The Novice by Taran Matharu - thanks to Macmillan for the ARC!!

Dead of Winter by Kresley Cole - thanks to Simon & Schuster for the audiobook!!!


The Darkest Part of the Forest by Holly Black - audiobook (review)

This Shattered World by Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner - signed HC & poster (review)

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

The Week in Review:


Current Giveaways:

Lunar Chronicles Blog Tour

The Boy Next Door Blog Tour

Promotional/Discussion Posts:  
  • The #TopTen books we missed out on reading in 2014 but still hope to get to soon
  • The #BoyNextDoor Blog Tour stops by, featuring a guest post from author Katie Van Ark and a giveaway
  • #WoW - This week, we're waiting on Written in the Stars & The Wrath & the Dawn
Jen's Currently Reading/Listening To:

Ultraviolet (Ultraviolet, #1)A Darker Shade of Magic (A Darker Shade of Magic, #1)I started this early this week, but I've been so sleepy lately that I've passed out by 9:30pm every night. :( And ADSOM isn't a book you read in bits and pieces, nor is it one you read when you're not fully alert. I've been looking forward to reading it for so long that I thought I should give it the proper attention so I've been waiting till this weekend to pick it back up. MY BODY IS READY!!!!

I've wanted to read this one for awhile, and I saw it available while perusing the library website for my next listen, so I thought, what better time than now? ;)

Upcoming Reviews:

Seeker (Seeker, #1)A Wicked ThingCrimson Bound

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  1. The Sin Eaters Daughter and Becoming Jinn are two books that I really want to read when they come out. How beautiful is the Sin Eaters Daughter cover?? I also really need to start the These Broken Stars series, everyone seems to love it.

    I am so glad you liked the Darkest Part of the Forest. I have been seeing a lot of negative reviews of it lately and I was slightly turned off getting it because I think Holly Black can be a bit hit or miss. I really loved The Coldest Girl on Coldtown but I wasn't a huge fan of Tithe. I may just have to pick this up right away now haha

  2. I really loved Sin Eater-I hope you do too! I'm so curious to read your review for Seeker. I've seen meh things so far about it. How's ADSOM???

  3. You got some great books. This Shattered World was so good. I really enjoyed the poster and book. You got some incredible books this week.

    Grace @ Books of Love

  4. Ah I got a lot of the same books you did and very excited for them! I didn't get Vanishing Girls, which is one I can't wait to read reviews on because I'm very interested in it, but me and Oliver are hit and miss! I absolutely LOVEEEEEE ADSOM and you are so right, it's not meant to be read in pieces, you have to sit down with it and devour it!!! I wasn't a fan of DPotF unfortunately :( Great haul this week Jen!

  5. Awesome haul! Ooohh...The Sin Eater's Daughter, Velvet, Novice...I want those! I hope you enjoy all your new books!

    Michelle @ Michelle's Minions

    My StS


    I've been seeing The Sin Eater's Daughter popping up Everywhere! It's awesome. I have a copy myself and I really want to get into it along with all the other people. I'm also interested in Vanishing Girls even though I wasn't a fan of Oliver's book, Panic.

  7. Awesome haul! The Sin Eater's Daughter has been on my radar. Can't wait to see what you think of it! Happy Reading!

  8. Wow, nice haul. You have many I want to read, especially The Sin Eater's Daughter! Enjoy them all and have a great week! My STS

  9. Fantastic haul, Jen! I hope you'll enjoy!

  10. I LOVE your haul this week, Jen. Wait a minute... when do I NOT love it?

    I'm so curious about the Sin Eater's Daughter! The cover is fantastic! Becoming Jinn is another one I've been eyeing. I hope it delivers! I'm looking forward to your reviews of ADSOM & Crimson Bound! I should really get to Cruel Beauty first, though. Still, I want to see if Hodge is an author I can count on, and because we have similar tastes, I know I usually like what you like! So, I'll be looking out for you thoughts. ;)

    Enjoy ALL OF THE BOOKS and especially, your day off! I wish I had one!

  11. What an awesome haul! So jealous you got an actual ARC of The Sin-Eater's Daughter! I got an egalley, so that's still cool though.
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