Saturday, June 25, 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 time, 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 and Sunday Post hosted by Caffeinated Book Reviewer since I'm not using a specific meme title anymore.

Wow. It really felt like summer in Texas this week. We haven't breached 100° yet, but we're close. Just two more weeks until water park shenanigans. That's what's getting me through this. :P I don't know what I'll tell myself when we're back from vacation. o_O

If you follow me on Instagram, then you probably saw me posting about our new addition to the family last weekend. It wasn't planned, but Katie is a brilliant negotiator...and also has the most adorable sad puppy face. Also, she was trying to name him when I came up with Weasley, and well, you know how it goes once you name something. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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

From Publishers:


I won a copy of And I Darken by Kiersten White from #FirstinLine! I've been so excited to read this, ever since Rachel Hawkins raved about it when I met her back in March for #PenguinTeenonTour. I'm not the biggest White fan, but I've heard this book is such a departure from her regular fare, and even my bestie Sabrina loved it, so I'm sure I will, too.


I made a rather awesome swap with someone who wanted a bunch of my HCs. I kept telling myelf to donate/sell them, but that seems like a lot of trouble. Guess it paid off, huh? :P And then I traded for an ARC of First & Then because it was really cute and I wanted a physical copy. I still want the HC, too, because it's really cute under the jacket. =)

New #booksfortrade | Have You Seen This? post 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.


Boy Meets Boy

I can't wait to give Boy Meets Boy a listen! You can grab this title and another from SYNC this week, but only through Wednesday.


The Last Boy and Girl in the WorldVengeance RoadJust Listen

Got a bit of variety from the library this week. ;0)

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

The Week in Review:


The Near Witch (The Near Witch, #1)Vengeance RoadThe Truth About ForeverJust ListenThe Last Boy and Girl in the World

Current Giveaways:

Promotional/Discussion Posts:
Currently Reading:

A Shadow Bright and Burning (Kingdom on Fire, #1)By the time this posts, I may or may not have finished this book already. It's very engrossing, so I don't want to read a page here and there. I want to finish it in one fell swoop, and sometimes the family prohibits that. :P

Currently Listening:

Illuminae (The Illuminae Files, #1)I'm reading/listening to this for the third (fourth?) time so that I can get to that ARC of Gemina that is screaming my name every time I walk past my bookshelf. I know all it will bring me is pain and feels, but I want to be as prepared for that as I can be. Which is to say, not at all.

Recently Read/Needs Review:

A Week of MondaysCaraval (Untitled, #1)Ever the Hunted (Clash of Kingdoms, #1)A Study in Charlotte (Charlotte Holmes, #1)
The Unexpected EverythingThe Rose & the Dagger (The Wrath & the Dawn, #2)A Court of Mist and Fury (A Court of Thorns and Roses, #2)The Last Star (The 5th Wave, #3)

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  1. Your kitten is adorable and you got so many awesome books! I also got And I Darken, which I can't wait to read.

  2. I love your kitten! Great set of books you have! Here’s my Stacking the Shelves!

  3. Gah the kitten is too cute!!!! I love your picture of And I darken! Thats really pretty! Have a great week!!

  4. Your kitten is cute! It's been really hot here but we haven't went over 100 but our heat index has been and blah it's hot. You got a great book haul! Happy reading!

    Week in Review

  5. Cute kitty! They're so fun at that age. And it's been hot here too but not as hot as you guys I imagine. And Illuminae- yeah I'm looking forward to the next one as well. :)

  6. Awesome haul and oh yes if you name it it is all over! The waterpark sounds fun. We are heading to the beach for a week in August and I cannot wait! I plan to listen to And I Darken this excited. Have a wonderful week!


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