Saturday, April 18, 2015

The Weekend Update - 4.18.15

Saturday, April 18, 2015 with 8 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!  =)
Goodreads tells me I'm doing great on my challenge, but I can't help but feel I'm lagging. I'm ahead of my projected goal, but I just haven't been able to find as much time to read lately. And I'm SO behind on review copies that I'll never catch up, so I'm just going to forge ahead and maybe grab some of those on audio instead. It's an uphill battle, but I still want to read all the books. I'm totally ready for evolution to kick in and grant me the power to know the contents of a book through osmosis. Any day now...

Anyway, here's what I scored this week:

For Review:

City Love by Susane Colasanti - a signed ARC for me and an extra to give away, plus some sidewalk chalk to promote #citylove in my neighborhood :D
The Game of Love and Death by Martha Brockenbrough - so excited to read this and review it for the tour at the end of this month!


Nothing this week, though I know some awesome things are on the way. =)


Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens AgendaBetween the Lines

Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli - I've heard such great things about this novel. As is usually the case, I had a review copy, but I didn't get to it and now I really want to read it so I picked up the audio from my library.
Between the Lines by Jodi Picoult and Samantha van Leer - Grabbed the ebook of this so I can read the ARC I received of Off the Page, which is a companion/sequel of sorts.


The Book of Ivy (The Book of Ivy, #1)

The Book of Ivy by Amy Engel - Loved this one on audio!  [review]

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

The Week in Review:


Vision in Silver (The Others, #3)ConfessThe Wondrous and the Wicked (The Dispossessed, #3)
Current Giveaways:

Check back soon for more contests...I'm still in the middle of Spring Cleaning, so there will definitely be more giveaways to come! Plus, our 4 year blogoversary is on the horizon, so expect something epic soon!

Promotional/Discussion Posts:  
  • The #TopTen inspirational quotes from books we love
  • #WoW - this week, we're waiting on The Heir & Truthwitch
  • Finding the Worm guest post on young love

Jen's Currently Reading/Listening To:

Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens AgendaRookRight from the start of this book, I knew it was my kind of story. Fast-paced and full of intrigue, not to mention it's set in an alternate/futuristic version of Paris where technology has gone the way of the dodo. So effing good.

Just starting this one, so I don't have much to add to the conversation yet, but I have a good feeling about it. :)

Upcoming Reviews:

An Ember in the AshesRookEnd of Days (Penryn and the End of Days, #3)

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  1. Nice haul! The Game of Love and Death sounds so good! I loved The Book of Ivy! I really can't wait to read Rook and An Ember in the Ashes. Have a great weekend!

    Michelle @ Michelle's Minions

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  2. I can't wait to read Ember in the Ashes! I've heard some pretty good things! How you enjoy your books!

    Lizzie @

  3. City Love was a great book. I have heard some pretty good things about one of your library pickups too (Simon) and I plan to read it as soon as I get the chance. I am looking forward to seeing your review of An Ember in the Ashes, I am still skeptical on that one as I have heard so many mixed things so far.

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  4. Great haul! City Love sounds really good; I can't wait for it to be released. The Game of Love and Death also sounds pretty good! I hope you enjoy everything!
    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

  5. Pretty books are pretty! Anxious to read City of Love. I hope it's as good as it sounds. :)

    Have a great week!

  6. Nice haul, I hope you enjoy your books.
    Diane @ Diane's Book Blog

  7. Love that City of Love box! That's awesome! I finished reading An Ember in the Ashes this past week and loved it! Need to post my review of it this week. Can't wait to see what you thought of Rook either.
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  8. Great haul this week. City Love looks awesome!

    I hope you enjoy :) Happy Reading!

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    Michelle @ Book Briefs


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