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Sunday Post #24

Sunday Post hosted by Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by the amazing Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It is a chance to share news, recap the past week on your blog, showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead.

I love participating in Sunday Post because I can provide a recap of books I read, talk about what is coming up next week, and discuss any books I received in the past week!

This week I didn’t really go after too many books, but I did get a couple eBooks and NetGalleys that I’ll share. ^.^

                               Book Haul The Wicked Ever After

The Wicked Ever After by Kelly Apple

Depression, Love, & Swimming Pools by Leigh Wilder

I Want It That Way by Ann Aguirre (via NetGalley)

As Long As You Love Me by Ann Aguirre (via NetGalley)

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Last Week on the Blog

Monday – Mini Review Monday: I Hunt Killers by Barry Lyga The Glass Arrow

Tuesday – Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books I’m Not Sure I Want To Read

Wednesday – Waiting on Wednesday: The Glass Arrow by Kristen Simmons

Thursday – Killing My Kindle: Alexander Death by J.L. Bryan

Friday – Frodo’s Frisky Friday: He Needs Discipline by Dominic Rod

Saturday – Book of the Week: Horde by Ann Aguirre

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Another successful blogging week, and a great reading week is in the books! (Book blog puns are fun! ^.^) I finally read Horde, a book I had been saving for quite a while, and it was every bit as good as I could have hoped for. Alexander Death was a nice return to a series I’ve enjoyed and He Needs Discipline definitely satiated my naughty read for the week. Overall I was pretty happy with getting the books in that I did because the week was a little hectic.

For those who stopped by last week, you know I was dealing with some real life issues involving getting into the University, but it’s all good because I got the last appeal approved! Huzzah! I’ll be starting classes in just a couple weeks which is a bit crazy, but I’ve already got my books and I’ve been trying to study a bit to get ahead. Yay, education?! >.>

As far as blogging goes it went well as you can see since I had another week of daily posts, yay! I don’t know if that will continue when classes start and assuming I’ll have a work study job, but I’ll keep you posted. (More puns!) Thanks for stopping by, I hope you had a great bookish week, and thanks for reading. Enjoy your Sunday!

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Sunday Post #23

Sunday Post hosted by Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer

 

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by the amazing Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It is a chance to share news, recap the past week on your blog, showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead.

I love participating in Sunday Post because I can provide a recap of books I read, talk about what is coming up next week, and discuss any books I received in the past week!

This week I didn’t really get much on the book haul front, but I did get one from Netgalley and a couple eBooks!

Book Haul

I Hunt Killers by Barry Lyga (Via Netgalley) I Hunt Killers

He Needs Discipline by Dominic Rod

My Sister and the Priest by Rosalyn Coleman

In Decline (stories) by Michael Crane

The Unexpected Gift (The Hunted) by Amanda Shofner

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Last Week on the Blog

Monday – Mini Review Monday: The Cutting Room Floor by Dawn Klehr

Tuesday – Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books I’d Give To Readers Who Have Never Read Horror

Wednesday – Waiting on Wednesday: Sacrifice by Brigid Kemmerer

Thursday – Killing My Kindle: Elusive Memories by Amanda Shofner

Friday – Frodo’s Frisky Friday: Daybreak by Leigh Wilder

Saturday – Book of the Week: Rogue by Gina Damico

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This was another fun blogging week, but a bit of an up and down reading one. I loved Rogue and Daybreak, and I Hunt Killers was thrilling in its own way, but there were a few books I had been looking forward to that either I didn’t enjoy or were just alright. Still, I have plenty of books that I am excited to get to, so hopefully this next week will be a bit better!

Getting back to consistent posts has been a lot of fun for me, and it has kept me distracted from real life which has been a pain as of late. I’ve been working since May on jumping through all the hoops, but this week I found out I won’t be on campus for at least the first semester back at the University of Minnesota, and I might not be at all depending on a financial aid appeal. If that falls through things get ugly very quickly, but I’ll deal with that if/when it happens.

I don’t have set posts yet for this week, but hopefully I’ll be able to continue this run of daily (or nearly daily anyway) posts! I hope you enjoy! Thanks for stopping by, I hope you had a great bookish week, and thanks for reading. Enjoy your Sunday!


Sunday Post #22

Sunday Post hosted by Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by the amazing Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It is a chance to share news, recap the past week on your blog, showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead.

I love participating in Sunday Post because I can provide a recap of books I read, talk about what is coming up next week, and discuss any books I received in the past week!

This week I am covering the awesome books I bought when I attended the Minnesota stop of the Mighty Mississippi Book Blast YA Tour!

Book Haul + Swag

Book Haul July 2014

The Cutting Room Floor by Dawn Klehr Swag Haul July 2014

The Art of Lainey by Paula Stokes

Glitch by Heather Anastasiu

The Murder Complex by Lindsay Cummings

Swag!!! ^.^

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Last Week on the Blog

Sunday – Secrets of the Eternal Rose Trilogy Review

Tuesday – Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Authors I Own the Most Books From

Wednesday – Waiting on Wednesday: Liars, Inc. by Paula Stokes

Thursday – Killing My Kindle: Pieces by Michael Crane

Friday – Frodo’s Frisky Friday: The Wicked Lovers by Kelly Apple

Saturday – Book of the Week: The Murder Complex by Lindsay Cummings

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This week was a return to blogging in full force, both here and on my other two blogs that I’m working on. The best part was that it was simply for the love of doing it, and that made it incredibly fun and fulfilling. Being a content creator, even when it is just reviewing other people’s content, has to be a labor of love for me to do it, so times like this are awesome.

I read quite a bit this week too! I finished the Secrets of the Eternal Rose trilogy, read The Murder Complex, breezed through a few novellas that were sitting on my Kindle app, and finished it off with The Cutting Room Floor by Dawn Klehr! Having a great bookish week always makes everything better, and this was no exception.

I don’t know what I’ll be posting this coming week, but if the mood continues I’ll likely have at least a fair few for you all. I hope you enjoy! Thanks for stopping by, I hope you had a great bookish week as well, and thanks for reading. Enjoy your Sunday!


Sunday Post #20

Sunday Post hosted by Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer

Sunday Post

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by the amazing Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It is a chance to share news, recap the past week on your blog, showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead.

I love participating in Sunday Post because I can provide a recap of books I read, talk about what is coming up next week, and discuss any books I received in the past week!

This week was the opposite of the last one. I didn’t receive any books at all so we’ll be skipping that portion, but I did have a few great reads that I’ll mention, so let’s get into it! ^.^

Last Week On the Blog

Monday – Mini Review Monday: Attachments by Rainbow Rowell The Fall

Tuesday – Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Covers I Need On My Shelves

Wednesday – Waiting on Wednesday: The Fall by Bethany Griffin

Thursday – Killing My Kindle: Lessons III by Michael Crane

Friday – Frodo’s Frisky Friday: The Dragon’s Bride by Leigh Wilder

Saturday – January & February Wrap-up

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Books Read Last Week

Attachments by Rainbow Rowell – 5/5 (Review Above) 

Pressure by Jeff Strand – 4/5 (Truly creepy, really enjoyed it)

Lessons III by Michael Crane – 4/5 (Review Above)

Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut – 2/5 (So surprisingly boring)

The Dragon’s Bride by Leigh Wilder – 4/5 (Review Above)

Storm by Brigid Kemmerer – 5/5 (Excellent, can’t wait to continue the series!)

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This Week on the Blog

Monday – Mini Review Monday

Tuesday – Top Ten Tuesday

Wednesday – Waiting on Wednesday

Thursday – Killing My Kindle

Friday – Frodo’s Frisky Friday

Saturday – Book of the Week

Sunday – Sunday Post

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After getting so many books in the mail last week it was both weird and oddly relieving to not receive any this time around. I am trying to make my TBR piles get smaller after all, even though sometimes it doesn’t seem like it. I was much happier with the books I read this week, though Slaughterhouse-Five still bothers me as for how dull it was with such a great premise, but there is nothing to be done about that. Storm was fantastic, Lessons III and The Dragon’s Bride were great novellas, and Attachments increased my adoration for Rainbow Rowell’s writing prowess.

I posted my 2-month wrap-up very late last night so I encourage you to check that out. I talk about how challenges are going, what my favorite and least favorite books have been so far this year, and a few things I am looking forward to in the next couple months. Thanks for stopping by, feel free to leave a link to your Sunday Post or whatever other bookish meme you partake in over the weekend and I will be sure to check it out! Enjoy your Sunday! ^.^


Sunday Post #19

Sunday Post hosted by Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer

Sunday Post

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by the amazing Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It is a chance to share news, recap the past week on your blog, showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead.

I love participating in Sunday Post because I can provide a recap of books I read, talk about what is coming up next week, and discuss any books I received in the past week!

This was a mixed week for me, great for getting books, but blah for reading. First, the new (to me) books!

Book Outlet Binge

The Princess Curse by Merrie Haskell 

The Spindlers by Lauren Oliver

The Humming Room by Ellen Potter

Uses For Boys by Erica Lorraine Scheidt

Bruiser by Neal Shusterman

Mind Games by Kiersten White

Dash & Lily’s Book of Dares by Rachel Cohn & David Levithan

Seemingly Random Purchases

Attachments by Rainbow Rowell

Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut

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Last Week On the Blog

Monday – Wicked Valentine’s Readathon Vol. 2 Recap

Tuesday – Totally Random Tuesday: What Kind of Reader Are You?

Wednesday – Waiting on Wednesday: In a Handful of Dust

Thursday – Killing My Kindle: The Unseemly Education of Anne Merchant

Friday – Frodo’s Frisky Friday – The Battle of the Dragon Slayer

Saturday – Middle Grade Books: Why I Love Them & Need to Read More

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Books Read Last Week

Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge – 2/5 (Ugh. So disappointed.) unearthly

Sheep and Wolves by Jeremy C. Shipp – 3/5 (Not my favorite of his.)

The Unseemly Education of Anne Merchant by Joanna Wiebe – 3/5 (Review above)

The Battle of the Dragon Slayer by Leigh Wilder – 4/5 (Review above)

Unearthly by Cynthia Hand – 5/5 (Review next week!)

Send in the Clowns by Sheena Stone – 1/5 (No to all of this, ew.)

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This Week On the Blog

Monday – Mini Review Monday

Tuesday – Top Ten Tuesday

Wednesday – Waiting on Wednesday #21

Thursday – Killing My Kindle

Friday – Frodo’s Frisky Friday

Saturday – Book of the Week

Sunday – Sunday Post #20

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As you can see the book haul was pretty great this week! I got some new MG to read (see yesterday’s post all about that!), a couple I had been considering for a while (Mind Games & Uses For Boys), and two recommendation books (Bruiser and D&LBoD) from Book Outlet for (as usual) crazy cheap. Attachments was another recommendation book that I saw on ze booktube, and Slaughterhouse-Five is because Crash Course (John Green in this case) is going Literary and it is giving me an excuse to read classics! ^.^

On the other hand is my reading week…goodness that was brutal. I had high hopes for Cruel Beauty with that gorgeous cover, but 2/5 was generous and I’m definitely a black sheep on that one. Speaking of sheep, Sheep and Wolves by one of my favorite authors, Jeremy C. Shipp, wasn’t bad, but comparatively not nearly as good as his other work. Anne Merchant was one I really had been looking forward to and for the most part it let me down, and don’t get me started on the atrocity that was the clown book. *shudders*

The bright spots were The Battle of the Dragon Slayer by my favorite “naughty” author Leigh Wilder, and especially Unearthly by Cynthia Hand which I will be reviewing next Saturday for Book of the Week! They saved what otherwise was a sluggish, disappointing, and altogether blah reading week, but as a whole it was probably the worst I’ve had so far this year.

On the blog I did two more “original” and random posts where I asked what kind of reader are you and also all about middle grade books and how I need more of them in my life, so that was a lot of fun! Thanks for stopping by, feel free to leave a link to your Sunday Post or whatever other bookish meme you partake in over the weekend and I will be sure to check it out! Enjoy your Sunday! ^.^


Sunday Post #18

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Sunday Post

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by the amazing Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It is a chance to share news, recap the past week on your blog, showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead.

I love participating in Sunday Post because I can provide a recap of books I read, talk about what is coming up next week, and discuss any books I received in the past week!

This was a fun week as I received books from all sorts of sources: a book I won, one via ARCycling, a few random orders, and pre-orders!

Book I Won

The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon – Thanks Ann Aguirre!

Book From ARCycling

Oblivion by Sasha Dawn – Thanks to ARCycling and Gaby from Ella Bee Reads!

Pre-orders

Lady thief

Split Second by Kasie West

Lady Thief by A.C. Gaughen

Random Orders

The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews

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Last Week On the Blog

Monday – Cover Reveal: Get Even by Gretchen McNeil

Tuesday – Blog Tour Review & Giveaway: Three by Kristen Simmons

Wednesday – Waiting on Wednesday: The Invisible by Amelia Kahaney

Thursday – Killing My Kindle: Tommy Nightmare by J.L. Bryan

Friday – Frodo’s Frisky Friday: Taken By the Fairies by Celestia Dew

Saturday – Book of the Week: This Star Won’t Go Out by Esther Grace Earl

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Books Read Last Week

Three by Kristen Simmons – 5/5 (Review Above)THREE

Lady Thief by A.C. Gaughen – 5/5 (Review To Come)

Split Second by Kasie West – 5/5 (NEED BOOK 3!)

Tommy Nightmare by J.L. Bryan – 2/5 (Review Above)

If You Find Me by Emily Murdoch – 5/5 (ALL THE FEELS!)

Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson – 4/5 (Very Powerful)

The Future of Us by Jay Asher – 4/5 (Love Jay Asher!)

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This Week On the Blog

Monday – Wicked Valentine’s Readathon Results

Tuesday – Top Ten Tuesday

Wednesday – Waiting on Wednesday #20

Thursday – Killing My Kindle

Friday – Frodo’s Frisky Friday

Saturday – Book of the Week

Sunday – Sunday Post #19

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Despite the fact that I managed to read a book a day this week (even though I got more sick) I’m not thrilled with my reading progress. This was the main part of the Wicked Valentine’s Readathon and I wanted to get at least 10 books in during that portion, so while 7 is alright, for a readathon it isn’t stepping up my usual levels at all. However, I didn’t read any novellas this week, everything was full length novels (some of which were even 350-400 or so), so that’s good.

Even though the quantity wasn’t there this week the quality sure was! Lady Thief and Split Second, my two pre-orders for this week, both lived up to every possible expectation I could have had for them and I’m already pining for the next in each series! Three was just as excellent and a wonderful way to end the trilogy, and If You Find Me gave me ALL THE FEELS. So ya, good stuff.

I’ve already read almost half the books I received this week, and will likely pick up another soon because they just look so pretty! I don’t know when I’ll get around to reading The Name of the Wind though, the book is massive. o_o I hope you enjoyed the variety this week with a cover reveal AND a blog tour review, it was a ton of fun to participate in both! Thanks for stopping by, feel free to leave a link to your Sunday Post or whatever other bookish meme you partake in over the weekend and I will be sure to check it out! Enjoy your Sunday! ^.^


Sunday Post #17

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Sunday Post

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by the amazing Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It is a chance to share news, recap the past week on your blog, showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead.

I love participating in Sunday Post because I can provide a recap of books I read, talk about what is coming up next week, and discuss any books I received in the past week!

This week I bought a bunch of books, ones from Book Outlet, a few from Target, and some via NetGalley! Here we go!

Books From Book Outlet

 Partials by Dan Wells

 Easy by Tammara Webber

 If You Find Me by Emily Murdoch

 Incarnate by Jodi Meadows

 Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson

Books From Target

The Impossible Knife of Memory by Laurie Halse Anderson

Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein

Books From NetGalley

Far From You by Tess Sharpe

Stolen Songbird by Danielle L. Jensen

Pre-Order

Cress by Marissa Meyer

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Last Week on the Blog

Monday – Mini Review Monday: Breaking Point by Kristen Simmons

Tuesday – Top Ten Tuesday: Books That Will Give You All the Feels

Wednesday – Waiting on Wednesday: Gilded by Christina L. Farley

Thursday – Killing My Kindle: Finding Cinderella by Colleen Hoover

Friday – Frodo’s Frisky Friday: The Wicked Dragon by Kelly Apple

Saturday – Wicked Valentine’s Read-a-Thon Vol. 2: Update/Goal Post

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Books Read Last Week

 Breaking Point by Kristen Simmons – 4/5 (Review above)

 This Song Will Save Your Life by Leila Sales – 3/5 (Review to come)

 Complicit by Stephanie Kuehn – 4/5 (Pretty good, review near release)

 Finding Cinderella by Colleen Hoover – 5/5 (Review above)

 Taken By the Fairies by Celestia Dew – 4/5 – (Review to come)

 This Star Won’t Go Out by Esther Earl – 5/5 – (Review next week)

 Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein – 2/5 – (Not for me)

 Prep School Confidential by Kara Taylor – 3/5 – (Wanted to stab MC, but great writing)

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This Week on the Blog

Monday – Cover Reveal!

Tuesday: Blog Tour Post for Three by Kristen Simmons!

Wednesday: Waiting on Wednesday #19

Thursday: Killing my Kindle

Friday: Frodo’s Frisky Friday

Saturday: Book of the Week

Sunday: Sunday Post #18

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This was another decent reading week, with 8 books in total. Ideally I will be stepping that up this coming week with it being the WWReadathon and all, but I can’t make any promises with school/work in mind. As for all the books…well I binged a little. I had a 25$ GC for Target I hadn’t used since Christmas so that’s why I bought those this week. Book Outlet ones were books I had considered buying multiple times in the past, but they were at good enough bargains to “justify” me giving them a try now. The NG books well… that’s just me wanting to read ALL THE BOOKS. o_o

I have a pretty big post coming up on Tuesday where I’ll be on the blog tour for Three by Kristen Simmons, so I hope you stop by for that if nothing else this coming week! Hopefully I can do the book justice. ^.^ Book of the Week WILL be returning this coming Saturday, so if you are enjoying that feature fear not! Thanks for stopping by, feel free to leave a link to your Sunday Post or whatever other bookish meme you partake in over the weekend and I will be sure to check it out! Enjoy your Sunday and the Olympics if you are watching them!