Saturday, October 31, 2015

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!  =)
Happy Halloween, guys! I used to love this holiday with the ferocity of a child, but now I just like to sit back and watch Katie enjoy all the fun. :) My family is in town for our annual pumpkin carving and fall get-together, so I get to show off the new house, too. Which, if you know me at all, means you know that I spent my day off yesterday -- after an unnecessary parent/teacher conference smack dab in the middle of the day, grrr -- cleaning the house from top to bottom. :P I'm hoping to have time to put together a post soon so you guys can see my new reading area, but with family here, I have no idea if that's going to happen this weekend.

Anyway, here's what I scored this week...

For Review:

Nothing requested and nothing received means this girl can try to play catch up on her TBR. :D


Kill Me Softly (Beau Rivage, #1)The Book of Blood and ShadowBorn Wicked (The Cahill Witch Chronicles, #1)

Kill Me Softly was better than I expected, even though for some reason I thought it was a straight-up Beauty and the Beast retelling. I read The Book of Blood and Shadow a long time ago, but I thought it might be apropos for this time of year, and I wasn't wrong. I'm really enjoying the audio. The same is true for Born Wicked…but also I want to finish the series because I never made it past the first book.


My amazing, thoughtful #otspsecretsister continued her Doctor Who theme from last month and gifted me this completely awesome print. It's perfect for my new book nook!!! I really, really lucked out with my Secret Sister…she's kind of the best!

So, that's my haul. =) What did the bookmail faeries bring you this week?

The Week in Review:


DreamstriderShallow Graves

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Currently Reading:

Hello?I am LOVING this book. It's so poignant and genuine and REAL. I honestly don't know why I didn't start reading it the second I got a copy from the author, but I'm happy to be reading it now because it is like a balm to my soul.

Currently Listening:

The Book of Blood and ShadowThis was the first Robin Wasserman book I ever read and it's still my favorite. Prague, a mysterious religious society, danger, intrigue…it's got a very DaVinci Code feel, perfect Halloween listen for me. :)

Upcoming Reviews:

Firewalker (Worldwalker, #2)The Immortal Heights (The Elemental Trilogy, #3)Ice Like Fire (Snow Like Ashes, #2)Hello?

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  1. WOW. You got a lot of reading done this week. I hope you love all of the books you read. Sometimes playing catch up is important.

    Grace @ Books of Love

  2. Happy Halloween, Jen! I'm in a bit of a reading slump at the moment...come to think of it, blogging slump as well. Thus is the life, ain't it? Happy reading!

  3. Happy Halloween! I hope you had a great time. I am impressed with how much you you've read. I hope it was all enjoyable! I really should take the time to play catch up too.

  4. All that reading and still time to clean house! Way to go. Sounds like you had a great Halloween.I see a few books here today I need to check out.

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  5. Happy Halloween for yesterday! You've got a lot of great books in your haul this week! :) Shallow Graves is one I have seen quite a few great reviews for, I want to try that one myself. I really hope you enjoy all of your books.

    Charnell @ Reviews from a Bookworm

  6. You have a handful of awesome and good looking books here! So many genres and beautiful covers! Happy reading and can't wait to see what you think about them! :)

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  7. Got me curious about The Book of Blood and Shadow. I always like a good audiobook. Have a good reading week.

  8. I loved Kill Me Softly. And it's been a while since I read The Book of Blood and Shadow, but it was a good read I remember. Have a great week!
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