Saturday, September 24, 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.

Well, for the first weekend of fall, it sure doesn't feel very fall-like here in North Texas. We did get a slight cold-front, though, so that's kinda nice. Highs in the lower 90s instead of the upper 90s, lol. It was supposed to rain this weekend, which I was looking forward to, but now they've taken that out of the forecast, too. :*(

If my allergies weren't bothering me so much right now, I'd still want to be outside, despite the heat. I just love reading outdoors, and I have SO many books to catch up on. I'm thinking I'm going to have to take a break around the holidays just to have a chance at reading them all.

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

From Publishers/For Review:

Isn't Beast's cover SO very pretty? And I already have a copy of How to Break a Boy - which I'm very interested in - so look for that one in a giveaway or trade pile soon. ;) I hadn't heard of Definitions of Indefinable Things, but after reading the cover copy, I am really looking forward to it.


OMG YOU GUYS!!! Because of the post linked to in the tweet below, I now have several of my unicorn items for my collection: Throne of Glass ARC, Strange the Dreamer sampler and buttons, and The Raven Cycle book hugger. Plus, finished copies of The Beauty of Darkness and The Unexpected Everything. People can harp on #booksfortrade all they want, but it's effective. :D And you shouldn't let a few bad apples ruin it for you.


We recently discovered that one of Katie's friends lives a couple of houses down from us -- we've only lived here a year, lol -- and his mom is a book nerd with shelves of books and bookish items lining her living room walls, too! It's so nice to finally have a bookish friend IRL. And to top it off, she surprised me with this decal the last time they had a playdate. So flipping cute!


The Hating GameArchivist Wasp

OMFG, The Hating Game was seriously adorable. Like, I never wanted it to end it was just so cute! And the narrator was perfection. She narrates a lot of YA, so she was perfect for lovely, little Lucy. :D :D :D And I downloaded Archivist Wasp on a whim. I hope it's as good as it is different.


Graffiti MoonChimeA Lady by Midnight (Spindle Cove, #3)Any Duchess Will Do (Spindle Cove, #4)Lord Dashwood Missed Out (Spindle Cove, #4.5)

The first two are re-listens of favorites that were in need of revisiting. :) And just when I think I'm done with regency romance, Tessa Dare pulls me back in. :D

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

The Week in Review:


  • I have plenty of reviews to write, but I just wasn't feeling it this week. I'll definitely have some next week, though. ;0)

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Currently Reading:

HeartlessYep, still reading this, but I am in lurve! So magical and dream-like and it just might be my new favorite Marissa Meyer novel. Seriously.

Currently Listening:

Rebel of the Sands (Rebel of the Sands, #1)I'm in between listens, but I think I'm going to re-listen to this one next because REASONS. !!! :D

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  1. I love the combination of Hunger Games and Harry Potter!Those Tessa Dare books look Ooh La La hot. Have fun with them!

  2. Yay, I hope you love the Hating Game!! Our weather has been crazy..96 one day and 70 the next. I too have congestion and it sucks! Hope your week is awesomesauce!

  3. I got Beast last week too. I'm excited to read it! Yay for IRL bookish friends! Chime is one of my favorites too. I need to do a reread as well!



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