Saturday, November 28, 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!  =)
So, I unintentionally took this week off from blogging. And reading. And pretty much anything that wasn't related to Thanksgiving. But I don't regret it at all. :P It hasn't been the best week -- even though I was on vacation all week -- but I made it through.

On Monday, I shattered the screen on my months-old phone after dropping it not once but twice in a matter of minutes. I talk with my hands…a lot. :( So that started my week off in a pretty foul mood. And then on Wednesday, I woke up with a sore throat and some serious congestion, which turned into a full-blown cold/sinus thing by Thursday. Needless to say, Thanksgiving was hard on me, especially since I was hosting two separate dinners. But despite it all, things went off without a hitch, and I'm finally feeling more like myself today. I hope you all had a fantastic Turkey Day!

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

For Review:

Thicker Than Water by Brigid Kemmerer
Shade Me by Jennifer Brown
The Mystery of Hollow Place by Rebecca Podos
Thicker Than Water by Kelly Fiore

I find it kind of funny -- and also a little confusing -- to have two books with the same name releasing at the same time from two different pubs. And they both have similar premises. I'm familiar with Brigid Kemmerer's work, but I'm wondering which one I'll prefer...


Thanks to some awesome #booksfortrade peeps, I've now completed two more of my collections!!! Also, I seriously cannot WAIT to read Wink Poppy Midnight, which is SIGNED!!!!


With Christmas on the horizon and all of the shopping I've been doing for #otspsecretsister, I've had to cut back on bookish purchases for myself. :(


Illuminae (The Illuminae Files, #1)

I loved this in print, but I'm super excited to see how it transfers to audio. Especially the crazy AI. :P

So, that's my haul. =) What fabulous bookmail did you get this week?

The Week in Review:


  • No reviews this week. I had other things on my mind. :)

Current Giveaways:

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Promotional/Discussion Posts:  
  • Nothing this week. Unintentional bloggy break was in full force. =)

Currently Reading:

I was so busy with Turkey Day prep that I didn't bother starting anything this week. But you'd better believe that Wink is up next. =)

Currently Listening:

I finished Plus One, which was as amazing as I expected it to be, and my next listen will probably be Illuminae. Even though it's only going to make me want the next book that much more.

Upcoming Reviews:

Passenger (Passenger, #1)Tell Me Three ThingsPlus One

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  1. Ha, I didn't know that there were two different Thicker Than Waters. That is confusing! I got the one from Harper this week too, so I was like "wait, hers has a different cover?" Lol. I hope you enjoy them both!

  2. I hope you love all your books. Two covers for Thicker Than Waters, they look interesting. Have a lovely weekend.

    Grace @ Books of Love

  3. I think I'm just going to have to give up and get Illuminae. The more I see it, the more I want it. Great haul.

  4. Great choices, I can't wait to read your reviews! I still have to get Illuminae, but will definitely get myself a copy as well.

  5. Pretty books you have here and some are already on my TBR for such long time... ughh. I really have to read them. Happy reading and can't wait to see what you think of them. :)

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  6. Gorgeous books! Happy reading, Jen.

  7. Wow! So jealous of some of your new ARCs! Great haul this week!
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