Saturday, April 25, 2015

The Weekend Update - 4.25.15

Saturday, April 25, 2015 with 6 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!  =)
Man, I cannot believe it's going to be 90 here today! I mean, I can because it's Texas and spring only lasts two weeks here, but damn. Where did my perfect outdoor reading weather go? On the other hand, I am sooo ready for school to be out so that we can get a break from our routine. o_O

Anyway, here's what I scored this week:

For Review:

Hello, I Love You

Hello, I Love You by Katie M. Stout - This was my WoW pick back in January. It sounds adorable and just what I'm in the mood for. :)


The Kiss of Deception by Mary E. Pearson - ARC from Ashley at The Quiet Concert via happy to be completing my collection of one of my favorite series!


Nothing this week! But that's only because none of my holds have come through yet. :D


Things We Know by HeartOf Metal and Wishes (Of Metal and Wishes, #1)Dream a Little Dream (The Silver Trilogy, #1)Finnikin of the Rock (Lumatere Chronicles, #1)

Things We Know By Heart by Jessi Kirby - I had an ARC (or two) but I never found the time or the mood for this. And when I finally did, I just wanted to listen to it, so I got it when it was 50% off in that last Audible sale. I'll be reviewing it soon.

Of Metal and Wishes by Sarah Fine - Loved this when I read it as an ARC last year, but I wanted to refresh my memory before I dive into the sequel. No better way to do that than with the audio, which I also grabbed in that Audible sale. =)

Dream a Little Dream by Kerstin Gier - Another one where I had an ARC, but I loved her other series on audio so much that I decided to wait for this one on audio.

Finnikin of the Rock by Melina Marchetta - I'm finally going to do this. I have the HC, but again, no time for it, so I finally bought the audio. I've always wanted to read this series...Jellicoe Road is one of my favorite contemps so I know I'll love this, too.

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

The Week in Review:


An Ember in the AshesRookWhere She Went (If I Stay, #2)
Current Giveaways:

Rook Blog Tour

Promotional/Discussion Posts:  
  • Our #TopTen favoritest authors EVAR...or, well, as close to ten as we could get, lol
  • Rook Blog Tour - my 5 ★ review + a giveaway!
  • #WoW - this week, we're waiting on Nothing Left to Burn & Dreamstrider
  • Gardening Fun 2015 - #1 - April's green thumb is already at work this spring!
  • Have You Seen This...??? In which I plea for books to add to my collection. :P

Jen's Currently Reading/Listening To:

Dream a Little Dream (The Silver Trilogy, #1)The Game of Love and DeathThis story is kind of sad and beautiful and poignant and not at all what I had imagined and yet so much more than what I was hoping for. I'm not emotionally connected to the characters yet, but somehow I'm still very much enjoying it.

Just starting this one but so far so good. :)

Upcoming Reviews:

Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens AgendaThings We Know by HeartThe Fill-In BoyfriendEnd of Days (Penryn and the End of Days, #3)

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  1. Awesome haul of books this week. I have heard good things about Sarah Fine's books. Have a lovely weekend.

    Grace @ Books of Love

  2. Great haul this week! Hello, I Love You seems like such a cute read. I'll definitely be looking forward to your review. Have a good week! :)
    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

  3. Great haul! I loved Of Metal and Wishes and I can't wait to read the sequel! Hello, I Love You sounds SO cute! Have a great weekend, happy reading!

    Michelle @ Michelle's Minions

    My StS

  4. Finnikin's Rock is a good book :) Nice Haul.

    Maura @

  5. Omg, how crazy is this, but we had the SAME TEMPERATURE in Australia yesterday!! It was mega-hot and so so weird...although today it's dropped right down to the winter-y weather it's supposed to be. ;-) The world is weeeeird. hehe.

    Oh I hope you like the Finnikin audio!! I've got it on audio too and kind of tossing up another listen. I've read it twice already but I never went onto finish the trilogy, so I kind of want a refresher before I dive in. XD

  6. Spring has sprung in my neck of the woods. It's one of those irritating things when it's so cold in the morning, but unbearably warm in the afternoons. So you can't decide what the wear for most of the day. Lol.

    Enjoy! Especially Finnikin. Fave. Fave. LOVE. LOVE.


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