Saturday, January 24, 2015

The Weekend Update - 1.24.15

Saturday, January 24, 2015 with 16 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!  =)
Jerrod is up in Oklahoma today checking out a potential new deer lease, so Katie and I are making the most of his absence by making a girls' day out of it. We plan to do our nails, see a movie (maybe Into the Woods?), and grab some lunch. Oh, and of course, get some reading in. It's going to be a gorgeous spring-like weekend here in North Texas, so we'll probably be outside as much as possible. =D

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

For Review:

The Summer of Chasing MermaidsKissing Ted Callahan (And Other Guys)

The Summer of Chasing Mermaids by Sarah Ockler - thanks to Simon & Schuster for the galley!!!
Kissing Ted Callahan (and Other Guys) by Amy Spalding - thanks to Little, Brown for the galley!!!

Hold Me Like a Breath by Tiffany Schmidt - thanks to Bloomsbury for the ARC!!!!

Joyride by Anna Banks - thanks to Macmillan for the ARC!!

Shadow Scale by Rachel Hartman - thanks to Penguin/Random House for the ARC!!


Half Bad by Sally Green - promotional gift from Big Honcho Media


The Conspiracy of Us by Maggie Hall - audiobook (review)


Time Between Us (Time Between Us, #1)Time After Time (Time Between Us, #2)

Time Between Us and Time After Time by Tamara Ireland Stone

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:

The Winner's Crime (The Winner's Trilogy, #2)Time Between Us (Time Between Us, #1)I should've read this one the moment I had it in my hands, but I knew I'd want to talk about it immediately, so I held off. Luckily, no one's spoiled it for me yet. I recently re-listened to The Winner's Curse, so I am as prepared and ready for this sequel as I possibly could be. But it's probably still not enough. :P

I've had this duology on my TBR for some time now, but I have a love/hate relationship with time travel storylines because of their tendency to either be too easily explained away or too confusing. But I'm loving this one so far!

Upcoming Reviews:

A Wicked ThingA Darker Shade of Magic (A Darker Shade of Magic, #1)The Sin Eater’s Daughter (The Sin Eater’s Daughter, #1)Crimson Bound

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  1. Ohhhhh, I had not heard of Hold Me Like A Breath. *stares in splendor* I hope it is wonderful! I will be adding that to my good reads list, pronto. ☺

  2. Nice haul! You got some great ARCs this week! I bought Time Between Us a while ago but haven't read it yet. It's good to know that you're enjoying it, perhaps I'll pick it up soon. Enjoy your books!

    Michelle @ Michelle's Minions

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  3. Oh! So curious to hear what you think of Sin Eater's. Great haul Jen! Hold Me has such a lovely cover. I just recently realized its a retelling! Now I wish I'd requested it! Can't wait to hear your thoughts on it. Enjoy your girls day with Katie.

  4. I absolutely love the Time Between Us duology! So cute. I hope you enjoy it! I've seen The Conspiracy of Us everywgere, so maybe I'll give it a try. Great haul! Enjoy your girl's day :)

    Marianne @ Boricuan Bookworms

  5. I am really liking conspiracy of us. I am currently listening to this one. I really enjoyed Time Between Us. I can't wait for A Wicked Things and Crimson Bound. Can't wait to see the reviews. I am super duper excited for Hold Me Like A Breath. quite jealous right now and I also have Summer of Chasing Mermaids which i am so excited for too. So much GOOD!!!

  6. Ahhhh Half Bad is so awesome I am totally jealous of that gift and can't wait for Hal Wild to come out.
    Looking forward to all those reviews, particularly the Sin Eater's Daughter and A Darker Shade of Magic.

    Edel @ The Irish Bookworm

  7. Great haul and great gift! I hope you enjoy them all :) My STS

  8. I also have The Summer of Chasing Mermaids. I'm ready to start that one, but it doesn't release for so long so I'm trying to hold off a little longer. I too struggle with time travel books. I just don't usually enjoy them. I'm excited to see your reviews about The Sin Eater's Daughter and Crimson Bound. I have Crimson Bound and I wish I'd picked up The Sin Eater's Daughter when it was available for review. Have a great week!

    SP & STS
    Sandy @ Somewhere Only We Know

  9. Joy Ride sounds so good. I can't wait for it to be released. I finally read Anna Banks' Syrena Legacy series over the summer and I loved them so much so I can't wait to read more by her. I've heard great things about Half Bad! I hope you enjoy your books. :)
    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

  10. Fantastic haul, Jen! I'll be on the lookout for your Joyride review. :)

  11. Hold Me Like a Breath has such a beautiful cover! You got some great books this week! And looking forward to some of the reviews you have coming up.
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  12. Oh! Simon send me The Summer of Chasing Mermaids, too, and I was so excited because I love Sarah Ockler. I recently purchased The Winner's Curse, so I'm looking forward to reading that shortly before the release of The Winner's Crime.

    I hope you enjoy all your new books!

  13. Wow that is an awesome haul!!! I'm looking forward to your reviews of Crimson Bound & Sin Eater's Daughter.

  14. Great gift pack for Half Bad!! I still need to read this book. I hope you enjoy all these. Happy Reading!
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  15. OOOOHHHH Shadow Scale! I just love the cover for that one!


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