Saturday, October 3, 2015

The Weekend Update - 10.3.15

Saturday, October 3, 2015 with 11 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!  =)
It was a quiet week around these parts, and we got a nice cool front toward the end of the week, so things are pretty peaceful right now. We're scheduled to close on the house on Monday, and we're unbelievably excited about that, but I'm trying to tamp down my excitement just in case something goes wrong. Apparently, I'll never outgrow that pessimism thing. :( But if all goes well, we'll be moving into the new house next weekend and I'll have plenty of pics to share...including some of my new reading nook!!! =D =D =D

Anyway, here's what I scored this week:

For Review:

Even after all this time, Katie still loves Frozen, so when I was given the opportunity to review A Frozen Heart, I couldn't pass it up. She is SO excited to read this with me!


My super sweet #otspsecretsister sent me a copy of Hidden Huntress this month! I only just discovered this series but I already love it! Thanks, Sis!



I've seen tons of recs for this one, and I always wanted to check it out, but I just never got to it. I think I saw it rec'd again the other day -- maybe by Christina? -- and it sounded good and my library had the audio available and, well, here we are. ;)

Nope, nope. I remember now. I know Christina has rec'd it before, but I remember what made me want to pick it up recently. There was an article -- I can't find it now -- but it was an author's list of the five best opening lines, and the one from Chime was included. And with good reason!


I pre-ordered the gorgeous HC of Six of Crows, but I also wanted a quick re-read, so I also downloaded the audio on release day. Best. Decision. Ever. So many awesome narrators for such an amazing book. Highly recommend.

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

The Week in Review:


Lion Heart (Scarlet, #3)The Invasion of the Tearling (The Queen of the Tearling, #2)Magonia (Magonia, #1)Extraordinary MeansThe Body Finder (The Body Finder, #1)

Current Giveaways:

Max the Brave Giveaway Banned Books 2015 Giveaway

Promotional/Discussion Posts:  

Currently Reading:

DreamstriderI actually did finally start this book this week, and it's pretty good so far. I like that the main character has a special gift but she's not immediately adept at using it. I like a character who isn't perfect from the get-go. Also, dream striding seems pretty intense.

Currently Listening:

ChimeI finished my re-read via listen of Six of Crows and had no other audio on the agenda, so I went ahead and started this. So far, so good.

Upcoming Reviews:

Slasher Girls & Monster BoysIlluminae (The Illuminae Files, #1)The Mirror King (The Orphan Queen, #2)

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  1. You reviewed quite a lot. Quite a book haul. Been seeing Six of Crows a lot this week. Awesome haul of books this week.

    Grace @ Books of Love

  2. A Frozen Heart sounds amazing (and that cover! <3). I hope you enjoy Six of Crows, everyone is loving that book!
    Happy reading! :)

    Lipstick and Mocha

  3. We have similar taste in books. I see a few I've not got yet too! Crossing my fingers you close on your new home!

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  4. I LOVED CHIME! The writing style took a while for me to get used to, but once I did I LOVED it! Enjoy!

    Kyra @ Blog of a Bookaholic
    My Book Haul!

  5. Oh gosh. Chime was weird. I couldn't get into it. I hope you'll have better luck, Jen!

  6. I am glad to hear you are enjoying Dreamstrider, it is on my list for this week! I love the black pages in Six of Crows, so different but cool! Enjoy your week :)

    My StS

    Ashley @ The Quiet Concert

  7. The Frozen Heart looks good! And the hardcover of Six of Crows is beautiful! Great haul!
    Check out my Sunday Post

  8. Great post, I enjoyed reading it. Here's my Sunday post:



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