Saturday, July 11, 2015

The Weekend Update - 7.11.15

Saturday, July 11, 2015 with 9 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!  =)

Well, it definitely feels like summer here in North Texas. No more rain and flooding for us, and we're expecting our first triple digit heat early next week. :( But on the plus side, I've only got one more week until I'm officially on vacation. No beaches in my immediate future, sadly, as we took our real vacation earlier this year to DisneyWorld/Universal Studios over Spring Break for Katie's birthday. So this will be a low-key staycation for us. But we've got plenty of stuff around here and just a few hours' drive away, so we'll be plenty busy and have plenty of fun. At the end of our time off, we're going to visit my older sis and trek it to Schlitterbahn, so that should help us cool off a bit. I usually spend part of a staycation trying to catch up on things, but I'm just going to sit back and relax this time around.

Anyone got any awesome summer plans coming up? What's everyone reading while you try to stay cool? As I mentioned last week, I've decided to spend some time with some old favorites. :)

Anyway, here's what I scored this week:

For Review:

Blood Passage by Heather Demetrios
Siren's Fury by Mary Weber
Overboard by Elizabeth Fama


I've got a few trades in progress, but nothing new this week. If you're interested in trading books with me, check out this post. =)


This LullabyStorm (Elementals, #1)Spark (Elemental, #2)The Queen of the Tearling (The Queen of the Tearling, #1)Crimson Bound

This Lullaby by Sarah Dessen -- kind of the perfect summer read, if you ask me :) Hate Spinnerbait!
Storm & Spark by Brigid Kemmerer -- needed a break from all of the death and dismemberment of The Lotus War books so I decided to re-read this series via audio
The Queen of the Tearling by Erika Johansen -- I want to get to the sequel soon, but I needed a refresher
Crimson Bound by Rosamund Hodge -- just relistened to Cruel Beauty and it's still so perfect that I had the urge to listen to her newest novel, especially after reading another short story from her earlier this week


I've ordered a few things, but they haven't arrived yet. :(


I wasn't really interested in this week's SYNC audiobooks, but you can find out more on how to download them for free yourselves here. :)

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

The Week in Review:


Nevermore (Nevermore, #1)Enshadowed (Nevermore, #2)Oblivion (Nevermore, #3)Just One Day (Just One Day, #1)

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Jen's Currently Reading/Listening To:

The Queen of the Tearling (The Queen of the Tearling, #1)Shadows (The Rephaim #1)Yay for re-reading favorites! As soon as I finish this, I'll be onto Haze and then Shimmer so that I'll be ready for Burn the second it arrives on my doorstep. :D Gawd, I love this series! Rafa + Gaby FOREVERRRR!!!

I couldn't decide what to listen to next and my hold for this came through at the library, and I am kind of anxious to get to the sequel, so I decided to go ahead and start it. And I'd sorta forgotten how much I liked it. :P

Upcoming Reviews:

Um, who knows? I've been doing a lot of re-reading and mood reading lately, so this is kind of up in the air, especially as I seem to actually be caught up on reviews. GASP! But I have tons of ideas for discussions... ;0)

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  1. I hope you guys love all of your new books. They look and sound great.

    Grace @ Books of Love

  2. Nice haul! I need to read Crimson Bound! I've been putting it off way too long! Same with Queen of the Tearling. Enjoy your new books! Have a great weekend!

    Michelle @ Michelle's Minions

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  3. Wow..Lovely books. I hope you enjoy reading all of them. Looking forward to your reviews! :)

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  4. Great haul! I got a copy of Siren's Fury this week too. I'm hoping to read it really soon. The Queen of Tearling sounds so amazing! I hope you have an amazing week.
    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

  5. I'm from North Texas as well, and dang, I almost melted walking to my car yesterday...

    Looks like you got some awesome books!


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