Saturday, July 25, 2015

The Weekend Update - 7.25.15

Saturday, July 25, 2015 with 7 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!  =)

I was off the entire week, and I only made it fully through one book. :( But I enjoyed my time off with my Katiebug. :D And we're enjoying one last mini-vacation before summer is over at Schlitterbahn today while we're in Austin visiting family. Even so, I am so not ready to go back to work. =(

Anyway, here's what I scored this week:

For Review/Traded/Won:

For review, I received Storm Siren and Siren's Fury by Mary Weber, thanks to Wunderkind PR. And from HarperCollins, I received an unsolicited package featuring Very in Pieces, Infinite in Between, One, and Truest. I traded some awesome peeps for finished copies of This Song Will Save Your Life by Leila Sales and Winterspell by Claire LeGrand and an ARC of Kinslayer by Jay Kristoff for my collection. And thanks to the wonderful Jaime at Fiction Fare, I won signed copies of Snow Like Ashes by Sara Raasch and Open Road Summer by Emery Lord.

I've got a few more trades in progress, too. If you're interested in trading books with me, check out this post. =)


I can't believe I can say this again this week, but I actually didn't pick up anything from the library. Though, this mostly has to do with the fact that I've been doing so much re-reading lately. :)


I was a good girl this week. Though I did spend some time getting some pre-orders in. =)


MarchLittle Women (Little Women, #1)

I adored Louisa May Alcott's Little Women when I was younger, so I am definitely grabbing this week's SYNC audiobooks. 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:


Isla and the Happily Ever After (Anna and the French Kiss, #3)

Current Giveaways:

I'm thinking of doing a big grab bag box giveaway kind of like Jamie of FictionFare did on Instagram recently. Any interest in that? It'll be the books from my #booksfortrade list. =)

Promotional/Discussion Posts:  
  • This week's #TTT is all about diversity. Check out my favorite diverse characters/stories!
  • #WoW - The Forbidden Orchid by Sharon Biggs Waller
  • SYNC Week #12 featuring March and Little Women

Jen's Currently Reading/Listening To:

The Boy Most Likely To (My Life Next Door, #2)Heir of Fire (Throne of Glass, #3)As of the time I'm typing this up, I'm only about 20% into this book, but I already love it. I haven't been able to wipe the stupid grin off my face yet. Except, THINGS just happened, and I'm kind of scared for Tim and Alice and what it all means for their futures…separately and together. *bites nails*

My sis is reading this series for the first time, and she keeps talking about it, and it was on my list to re-read, so I decided to start the audiobooks, beginning with The Assassin's Blade. That was last week. I've already read HOF and it gets off to a slow start. The same is true of the audio, but I'm sticking with it, if only for Queen of Shadows.

Upcoming Reviews:

Shimmer (The Rephaim, #3)Burn (The Rephaim, #4)The Boy Most Likely To (My Life Next Door, #2)

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  1. OH! Awesome haul this week! I loved Snow Like Ashes. I really want to read Storm Siren and Siren's Fury, they've been on my tbr for a while. Great stuff, I hope you enjoy them all!

    Michelle @ Michelle's Minions

    My StS

  2. Great haul! Hope you enjoy your books and have a great weekend.
    Diane @ Diane's Book Blog

  3. Awesome haul! Infinite in Between sounds amazing. I love the cover. I just read Storm Siren & Siren's Fury pretty recently and they were pretty good. Have a great week!
    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

  4. So many goodies this week! I love the cover art for One. Looks like paper cutouts. Very clever. Have fun with all of those wonderful new reads:)

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  5. I hear great things about Snow Like Ashes. Going to have to try and find it. Looks like you got some great books!

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