Sunday, June 2, 2013

Sunday Post - 47 & Stacking the Shelves - 20

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba @ The Caffeinated Book Reviewer ~this meme was inspired in part by ~ In My Mailbox~ It's a chance to share News. A post to recap the past week, showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is coming up for the week on our blog.

OM...goodness guys!! This has been one hectic, busy, crazy week! If I can't make BEA next year, someone remind me to take this week off work in order to participate in Armchair BEA (AND not to schedule regular posts this week also). Don't get me wrong, I've had a blast, but as an Armchair BEA cheerleader, I was assigned a block of blogs to comment on each day and well....it was A LOT of blogs. Seriously, it ended up being extremely beneficial for me and I was introduced to many "new to me" blogs and provided with TONS of information that I think will help me become a better blogger, but it took up most of my nights each day. Had I taken off work, I think that would have helped.

In other news, my mom got the bright idea that she wanted the whole family to go fishing yesterday. It was a good day--much better than I was anticipating. I didn't actually fish myself, but it was good to hang out with the family. On our way to meet up with my family, my mother-in-law texted us to tell us that my sister-in-law and neice and nephew from GA were here for a surprise visit so we went by there last night for dinner. So like I said...busy busy!

THIS PAST WEEK:

Monday: Review of Dare You To (Pushing the Limits, # 2) by Katie McGarry

Tuesday: Top Ten Favorite Book Worlds (to read about, NOT to live in) , Armchair BEA: Introductions, & Armchair BEA: The Classics

Wednesday: Waiting on Losing Hope (Hopeless, # 2) by Colleen Hoover, Armchair BEA: Blogger Development & Armchair BEA: General Fiction

Thursday: Review of Belonging (Temptation, # 2) by Karen Ann Hopkins (3.5 Stars) & Armchair BEA: Literary Fiction

Friday: Amrchair BEA: Ethics & Armchair BEA: Non-Fiction

Saturday: Armchair BEA: Keeping It Real & Armchair BEA: Children's/YA Literature

Also Today: Armchair BEA: Wrap Up

UPCOMING THIS WEEK:

Monday: Review of True by Erin McCarthy

Tuesday: Top 10 Tuesday: Books Featuring Travel

Wednesday: Waiting on Wednesday

Thursday: Review Gameboard of the Gods (Age of X, # 1) by Richelle Mead

Stacking the Shelves is hosted by Tynga's Reviews.

The Forever of Ella and Micha (The Secret, # 2)

By: Jessica Sorensen

Published: May 28th 2013 by Forever

336 pages

Genre: New Adult, Contemporary

Source: Publisher via NetGalley (Thank you!!)

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Goodreads description--Ella and Micha have survived tragedy and heartbreak. When they're together, anything seems possible. But now they are thousands of miles apart, and managing their long distance relationship will put their love to the test.

Ella is back at school, trying hard not worry so much about her future. But with her father in and out of rehab, she's having a hard time making it through the days. All she wants is Micha by her side, but she refuses to let her problems get in the way of his dreams.

Micha spends his days touring the country with his band, but deep down he knows something is missing. Being away from Ella is harder than he thought it would be. He wants her closer to him-needs her with him. But he won't ask her to leave college, just to be with him.

The few moments they do spend together are intense and passionate, but it only makes it more difficult when they have to part. They know they want to be together, but is wanting something enough to get them to their forever?

Of Poseidon (Of Poseidon, # 1)

By: Anna Banks

Published: May 22nd 2012 by Feiwel & Friends

326 pages

Genre: YA, Fantasy, Paranormal, Mythology

Source: Free Audio Download from Sync Audiobooks

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Goodreads description--Galen is the prince of the Syrena, sent to land to find a girl he's heard can communicate with fish. Emma is on vacation at the beach. When she runs into Galen—literally, ouch!—both teens sense a connection. But it will take several encounters, including a deadly one with a shark, for Galen to be convinced of Emma's gifts. Now, if he can only convince Emma that she holds the key to his kingdom...

Told from both Emma and Galen's points of view, here is a fish-out-of-water story that sparkles with intrigue, humor, and waves of romance.

The Tempest

By: William Shakespeare

Published: first published 1610

272 pages

Genre: Classic, Drama, Play/Theater

Source: Free Audio Download from Sync Audiobooks

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Goodreads description--In The Tempest, long considered one of Shakespeare's most lyrical plays, Prospero - a magician on an enchanted island - punishes his enemies, brings happiness to his daughter, and comes to terms with human use of supernatural power. The Tempest embodies both seemingly timeless romance and the historically specific moment in which Europe begins to explore and conquer the New World.

Its complexity of thought, its range of characters - from the spirit Ariel and the monster Caliban to the beautiful Miranda and her prince Ferdinand -its poetic beauty, and its exploration of difficult questions that still haunt us today make this play wonderfully compelling.

The Tempest is a play by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written in 1610–11. It is set on a remote island, where Prospero, the exiled Duke of Milan, plots to restore his daughter Miranda to her rightful place, using illusion and skilful manipulation. The eponymous tempest brings to the island Prospero's usurping brother Antonio and the complicit Alonso, King of Naples. There, his machinations bring about the revelation of Antonio's low nature, the redemption of Alonso, and the marriage of Miranda to Alonso's son, Ferdinand.

That's it for my shelves and recaps of my past and upcoming week. What did you add to your shelves this week? Any bookish news you want to talk about? Let me know!

48 comments:

  1. I was at BEA for 3 days this week and also attended some other BEA-related events. I'm still compiling my inventory of amazing new books, but here's a look at some of the books I scored at BEA-related events:

    http://www.bookclublibrarian.com/2013/06/sundaysweekly-book-recap-20.html

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  2. Nice haul. Happy reading :)

    follower

    http://itchingforbooks.blogspot.com/2013/06/stacking-shelves-41.html

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  3. Jenea WhittingtonJune 2, 2013 at 9:05 AM

    Wow, you did have a busy week. Enjoy you great books.

    Thanks for stopping by
    Jenea @ Books Live Forever's Sunday Post

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  4. Very nice haul! I'm jealous. I didn't get in on the Armchair BEA, but I'm glad you made it through the week :)

    Toni @ My Book Addiction

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  5. I downloaded the SYNC titles too and forgot to mention them in my Stacking the Shelves post. I have read Of Poseidon and Of Triton and enjoyed both of them. Thanks for visiting my blog. Happy reading!

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  6. I really need to start the first book in the secrets series. I've been seeing it around everywhere. Of Poseidon was very good, I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!
    Great haul and thanks for stopping by my blog!

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  7. Glad you enjoyed Armchair BEA -- I need to go around and read all the posts. Have a great week and thanks so much for stopping by! Jen @ YA Romantics

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  8. The Forever of Ella and Micha looks really good! Thanks for stopping by.
    Happy Reading!

    Jess @ Jess Time To Read

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  9. Kelly @ Have Book Will ReadJune 2, 2013 at 10:20 AM

    Thanks for stopping by my Sts post earlier. I really need to get around to reading The Secret of Ella and Micha. I am so behind in this series!

    Kelly

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  10. Jade InkScratchersJune 2, 2013 at 10:41 AM

    I really want Ella and Micha! I also LOVED Of Poseidon and The Tempest is by far one of my favorite Shakespeare plays ever, so this is a great haul!

    My Haul

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  11. I'm really looking forward to The Forever of Ella and Micha! And I should look into Of Poseidon everyone seems to really love that series. good haul :)


    Thanks or stopping by my STS earlier!

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  12. I really enjoyed the Forever of Ella and Micha, my review posts towards the end of June and I hope you enjoy it. Glad fishing was fun and wow Armchair BEA sounds like it was both crazy and fun! The Sunday Post

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  13. Thanks for dropping by! Great titles. :)

    - Adela @ Vanilla Moon Blog

    http://vanillamoonblog.com/2013/06/02/in-my-mailbox-stacking-the-shelves-17

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  14. OH wow! What a busy week for you. You need a vacation now!!!! Love your site, will be coming back often :)

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  15. You WERE really busy this week! YAY YOU for being a cheerleader during ABEA!
    And I am so w/ you on not scheduling regular posts during ABEA week... I actually had reviews to write but didn't want to post SO many times, but now I have about 3 reviews to write up and post and I feel so behind! I usually write/post reviews the day or two after I finish the book.

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  16. Book 1 is pretty inexpensive on Kindle I believe and then The Forever of Ella and Micha is on NetGalley right now. Good to know that I can expect good things from both Of Poseidon and The Tempest! Thanks for stopping by!

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  17. Ah....just stick them in next week's post. :) Glad to know I can expect good things from these then! Thanks for commenting!

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  18. Maybe you can participate in Armchair BEA next year! It's a lot of fun and I learned a lot! Thanks for stopping by!

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  19. Oh yes. It was both a blast and exhausting at the same time. I definitely think you should participate next year!


    Oh boy! I'm excited for you to read it! I really enjoyed it and just Katie McGarry's writing in general! Enjoy! And thanks for stopping by!

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  20. I don't need creds for that, just glad you got it, that is one of things the Sunday Post is all about finding new books and meeting new peeps!

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  21. Well still...who knows how long it would have taken me to get it if you hadn't have let me know! But if anything else, hopefully I just returned the favor to someone else! :) Thanks again!

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  22. The Forever of Ella and Micha look sooo good so I hope you enjoy that one! That's really cool that you had a lot of fun at Armchair BEA being one of their cheerleaders seems both exhilarating and exhausting lol :)


    Happy reading!

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  23. I've been seeing really good things about the Ella & Micha series. Great haul, the Tempest is always an interesting read.

    Here's my Sunday Post at Bookmunchies (:

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  24. This week was hectic! Armchair took up a ton of time but it was so much fun, and it was great to find new blogs. I see you found Sync as well, lol. I picked up Of Poisidion and Tempest as well. I already own all of Shakespeare plays but I love the BBC audiobooks.

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  25. The Tempest is one of the Shakespeare plays I haven't read and always feel like I should. Maybe the next time my kids have to tackle any Shakespeare, I'll put this one on my list.

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  26. Great haul! I thought Of Poseidon was pretty good. Oh Shakespeare... I'm reading Much Ado About Nothing now for school. It's... nice? Happy reading and thanks for stopping by at my blog! :)

    Emz @ Icy Cold Reads

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  27. I finished it today! It's really good! Thanks for stopping by and commenting!

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  28. I finished Ella and Micha today. Really good! Haven't read any Shakespeare since high school...so that'll be an experience! Thanks for stopping by!

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  29. It really did take up a lot of time. But I wouldn't trade it! I definitely got my Sync books! I haven't read any Shakespeare since high school...so I'm not sure if I'm looking forward to it or not! Thanks for stopping by!

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  30. Well that's good to know at least. I don't think I've ever read that one and it's been about 10 years since I've read any Shakespeare. Thanks for stopping by!

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  31. Good to know you enjoyed Of Poseidon. I had seen some mixed reviews about it. I don't know if "nice" is the right work for Shakespeare. It's been YEARS since I've read any Shakespeare. Guess I'm overdue. Thanks for stopping by and commenting!

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  32. I love The Tempest! I plan to download those two audiobooks, too.



    Good for you for doing Armchair BEA! I hope to do it next year, but there was just no way to squeeze it in this year.

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  33. I highly recommend it if you have time and can't go to BEA. It's a great alternative. I had a lot of fun and learned a lot, but I do suggest only doing it if you have time. Thanks for stopping by!

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  34. Seems like you had a busy week with lots of Armchair BEA posts. I visited their blog and I think I will participate in Armchair BEA next year.


    I just got Dare You To this week and I hope I will enjoy it just as much as you did :)

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  35. Of Poseidon made me laugh out loud so be careful if you read it in public haha. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

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  36. I completely missed Armchair BEA this year- but it looks like it was a blast!
    Enjoy all your new books- the only one I have read so far is Of Poseidon but I really enjoyed it (and to get a free audio download= even better!)

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  37. Oh yes...I feel like I need a vacation! And I need to make a list of things to remember for next year--like taking off work and not scheduling regular posts. I hate feeling behind. I'm like you though, I usually try to type my reviews a day or two max after finishing a book. That hasn't been the case this week. Thanks for stopping by and commenting!

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  38. It really was. You should go check out some of the posts and maybe you can participate next year! Glad to know you enjoyed Of Poseidon--I've seen mixed reviews about it. Thanks for stopping by!

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  39. That's my favorite! Laughing out loud in public over a book! Thanks for the heads up! And thanks for stopping by!

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  40. I do need a vacation! :( Mostly...I just feel like I need to spend some time with my poor neglected husband. Bless him! Thanks so much for your sweet words and for coming back often! That's so nice to hear!

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  41. Oh yes...I'm loving it already. I mean to link to you for letting me know it was on NetGalley. I'll have to make sure I do that in my review. But yes...Armchair BEA was hectic and loads of fun all at the same time. Thanks for stopping by as always Kimba!

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  42. Oh yes...I really enjoyed book 1, so I'm hoping The Forever of Ella and Micha is just as good. Thanks for stopping by and commenting!

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  43. You really should. I really enjoyed book 1 and have already started book 2 and am enjoying it too! Thanks for stopping by and commenting!

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  44. I had fun, but I'm sure it's nothing compared to the real thing like some people got to go to! *cuts eyes at you* JK! Thanks so much for stopping by!

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  45. It's really good! That's all I'll say! I'm glad to hear you liked Of Poseidon. Thanks for commenting!

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