Saturday, May 28, 2016

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!  =)

Man, I thought the weekend would never get here! Course, that's how it always goes when you're waiting on vacation. :) And I have a  five-day weekend! I mostly took off because Katie's last day of school is on Wednesday, but she only has partial days both days because of Field Day and the awards assembly, so I didn't want to leave her stuck at school or daycare all day when she didn't have to be. Plus, I'll take any excuse not to have to go to work these days, lol.

My brother-in-law's neighborhood does this huge block party every year for Memorial Day, complete with a volleyball tournament, corn hole, brisket cook-off and water slides for the kiddos, so that's where I'll be chillin' all day tomorrow. I just hope we don't get rained out. It's been raining off and on all week with no end in sight. :(

Okay, okay. On to the books. Here's what I scored this week...

From Publishers:

From Tor/Forge:
738 Days by Stacey Kade - this isn't my typical read, but I am so excited to start this book


The Reader by Traci Chee and The Forgetting by Sharon Cameron - what a GREAT trade, right?!? I can't wait to read BOTH of these!!!

New #booksfortrade | Have You Seen This? post coming soon with some new books up for grabs! I'm still looking for a few high profile ARCs, like Throne of Glass, The Near Witch, and Scarlet (Gaughen), plus some other 2016 releases.


Every Last WordEgg & Spoon

Every Last Word by Tamara Ireland Stone - via SYNC
Egg & Spoon by Gregory Maguire - via SYNC


The Unexpected Everything

My amazing co-blogger and friend April knew I was on the fence about this book because I said as much when I saw her listening to it, so she decided to make the decision for me and gifted me a copy. Isn't she the sweetest?!?


The Last Star (The 5th Wave, #3)

I've been anticipating this book since I finished The Infinite Sea. I wish I could say it was everything I'd hoped it would be, but I have to admit I'm a little disappointed. I don't even know if I can review it...


Obsidian (Lux, #1)Onyx (Lux, #2)Opal (Lux, #3)Origin (Lux, #4)Opposition (Lux, #5)

I made the mistake of starting this series when I was between audiobooks and now I can't quit it. It's rather addictive. Though, I would prefer a different narrator for Katy. Justine Eyre is one of my least favorites EVAR, but she doesn't have to do any accents in this series, so it's a little more tolerable than others I've heard her perform.

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

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Currently Reading:

738 DaysI'm just starting this one, but as I said above, I'm super intrigued by that premise. I usually stay away from "issues" books, but I'm hoping this one is worth the pain. :)

Currently Listening:

The Unexpected EverythingI love Morgan Matson. But for some reason, I've been hesitant to pick this one up. But April, my lovely co-blogger extraordinaire, bought me a copy and it was the equivalent of the GIF below. So, I think we're going to review it together once we're both finished. Cause that's usually what we do with MM's books. :D

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  1. Fantastic haul, Jen. I downloaded those two free books from Audiosync as well. ;)

    Happy reading/listening!

  2. I love Stacey Kade so I'm really excited to read that one.

    My Stacking the Shelves

  3. I was surprised last week when I got 738 days. It is not my typical read, but everybody has been raving about it.

    Grace @ Books of Love

  4. Oh my, that is gorgeous cover overload! I have heard of a few of those but lots of newbies for me :) Just stopping by to say hi!

    Megan @ Doodles 'n Scribbles


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