Sunday, August 4, 2013

Sunday Post - 56 & Stacking the Shelves - 29

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.

This has been a pretty good week. Husband and I watched Life of Pi Friday night. That was NOTHING like I expected it to be. And I loved it. Very emotional. I haven't read the book though. Yesterday I was determined to get some sun because it has rained here almost every weekend since May. And then we also celebrated my niece, Jessie's birthday last night. She's a reader and so part of her gift from us was The Fault in Our Stars by John Green.

THIS PAST WEEK:

Monday: Review of The Redemption of Callie and Kayden (The Coincidence, # 2) by Jessica Sorensen (4 Stars)
Tuesday: Top Ten Beginnings/Endings
Wednesday: Waiting on The Edge of Always (The Edge of Never, # 2) by JA Redmerski
Thursday: Review of Saving Wishes (The Wishes Series, # 1) by GJ Walker-Smith (3.5 Stars)
Friday: EOM July 2013 Wrap Up

UPCOMING THIS WEEK:

Monday: Review of If I Stay (If I Stay, # 1) by Gayle Forman
Tuesday: Top Ten Books I Wish Could Have Sequels
Wednesday: Waiting on Wednesday
Thursday: Review of The Edge of Never (The Edge of Never, # 1) by JA Redmerski
Friday: DNF Reviews of Love Among Pigeons by Abria Mattina & The Rising (The New Kid, # 2) by Temple Matthews

Stacking the Shelves is hosted by Tynga's Reviews.

The Infinite Moment of Us

By: Lauren Myracle

Expected Publication: August 20th 2013 by Amulet Books

336 pages

Genre: YA, Contemporary

Source: Publisher via NetGalley (Thank you!)

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Goodreads description--For as long as she can remember, Wren Gray’s goal has been to please her parents. But as high school graduation nears, so does an uncomfortable realization: Pleasing her parents once overlapped with pleasing herself, but now... not so much. Wren needs to honor her own desires, but how can she if she doesn’t even know what they are?

Charlie Parker, on the other hand, is painfully aware of his heart’s desire. A gentle boy with a troubled past, Charlie has loved Wren since the day he first saw her. But a girl like Wren would never fall for a guy like Charlie—at least not the sort of guy Charlie believes himself to be.

And yet certain things are written in the stars. And in the summer after high school, Wren and Charlie’s souls will collide. But souls are complicated, as are the bodies that house them...

Sexy, romantic, and oh-so-true to life, this is an unforgettable look at first love from one of young adult fiction’s greatest writers.

These Broken Stars

By: Amie Kaufman

Expected Publication: December 10th 2013 by Disney Hyperion

384 pages

Genre: YA, Science Fiction

Source: Publisher via NetGalley

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Goodreads description--It's a night like any other on board the Icarus. Then, catastrophe strikes: the massive luxury spaceliner is yanked out of hyperspace and plummets into the nearest planet. Lilac LaRoux and Tarver Merendsen survive. And they seem to be alone.

Lilac is the daughter of the richest man in the universe. Tarver comes from nothing, a young war hero who learned long ago that girls like Lilac are more trouble than they’re worth. But with only each other to rely on, Lilac and Tarver must work together, making a tortuous journey across the eerie, deserted terrain to seek help.

Then, against all odds, Lilac and Tarver find a strange blessing in the tragedy that has thrown them into each other’s arms. Without the hope of a future together in their own world, they begin to wonder—would they be better off staying here forever?

Everything changes when they uncover the truth behind the chilling whispers that haunt their every step. Lilac and Tarver may find a way off this planet. But they won’t be the same people who landed on it.

The first in a sweeping science fiction trilogy, These Broken Stars is a timeless love story about hope and survival in the face of unthinkable odds.

Death Cloud (Young Sherlock Holmes, # 1)

By: Andy Lane

Published: February 1st 2011 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

311 pages

Genre: YA, Mystery, Historical Fiction

Source: Free audio download from Audiobooksync.com

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Goodreads description--It is the summer of 1868, and Sherlock Holmes is fourteen. On break from boarding school, he is staying with eccentric strangers—his uncle and aunt—in their vast house in Hampshire. When two local people die from symptoms that resemble the plague, Holmes begins to investigate what really killed them, helped by his new tutor, an American named Amyus Crowe. So begins Sherlock’s true education in detection, as he discovers the dastardly crimes of a brilliantly sinister villain of exquisitely malign intent.

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

By: Arthur Conan Doyle

Published: first published 1892

336 pages

Genre: Classics, Mystery

Source: Free audio download from Audiobooksync.com

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Goodreads description--Crimes. Clues. Adventures. The most famous sleuth of all time is back...now with an introduction by Eoin Colfer

A colonel receives five seeds in the mail--and dies within weeks. A young bride disappears immediately after her wedding. An old hat and a Christmas goose are the only clues to a stolen jewel. A son is accused of his father's murder.

These mysteries--and many more--are brought to the house on Baker Street where detective Sherlock Holmes resides. No case is too tricky for the world's most famous sleuth and his incredible powers of deduction.

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!

36 comments:

  1. Ah, Sherlock Holmes! Looks good...and your haul is eclectic. Enjoy!

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    MY SUNDAY UPDATES/MAILBOX MONDAY POST

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  2. I might need to check out These Broken Stars. Have a great week!

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  3. Great haul! So many people are getting These Broken Stars and The Infinite Moment of Us!

    Happy Reading!

    My Haul: http://wwwthebookshelves.blogspot.com/2013/08/new-to-shelves-30-hachette-book-lovin.html

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  4. Yay, These Broken Stars! I can't wait to start that! And Sherlock! I love Sherlock. So glad they featured it on audiosync (: Nice haul! Happy readings!

    Bookmunchies' Sunday Post & STS

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  5. I really liked Life of Pi too. I haven't read the book, but seeing the movie made me want to.


    And I picked up a copy of Death Cloud a few years ago. I haven't read it yet, and actually haven't really heard any bloggers talk about it. At least until today, since yours is the second STS post I've seen it on.

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  6. I wanted to grab the Homes audios but not sure how I would listen to them. I buy books for family too, and now they make requests..LOL Have a wonderful week I am going to add Life of Pi to our movie list.

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  7. These all sound great! Hope you enjoy!

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  8. Love the look of these new books- I really want to read These Broken Stars, I'm seeing it everywhere at the moment!
    Have a good week!

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  9. Great haul! I really want to read These Broken Stars and Sherlock Holmes! Happy reading:)

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  10. Sarah @ Girl!ReporterAugust 4, 2013 at 3:19 PM

    I really like the sound of The Infinite Moment of Us.


    And I've got lots of Sherlock Holmes on my shelf to read!

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  11. You got some great looking books! I have been seeing These Broken Stars on quite some blogs lately during book hauls. I am looking forward to reading some more reviews about it, because so far I am not sure if I want to read it or not. The Infinite Moment of Us sounds good! Happy reading!

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  12. Hmm, I've always enjoyed Sherlock Holmes shows but never read a book. These sound good. :)

    Hope you have a great week!

    I too, have a Sunday Post up. :)

    http://melissa-melsworld.blogspot.com/2013/08/sunday-post-22.html

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  13. SO jealous that you got on These Broken Stars. I got declined. I hope you enjoy it! :)

    My STS.

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  14. I am looking forward to reading These Broken Stars and I also downloaded Death Cloud and Sherlock Holmes. I'm loving the Sync free summer audiobooks program. Hope you have a great week.

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  15. Sherlock Holmes looks good. Nice wrap up and hope you have a great week!

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  16. You had a good week, both in reviews and in new books! I picked up the SYNC audiobooks too -- possible listening for our upcoming road trip. These Broken Stars seems to be showing up everywhere! I'd get it if I weren't so swamped.

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  17. Heard good things about These Broken Stars, might have to check it out!!

    Thanx for visiting my StS and Sunday Post!

    Naomi @ Nomi’s Paranormal Palace

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  18. I'm interested with These Broken Stars, and I'm so jealous of you for having it! I'll be waiting for your review.

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  19. Yes, I tend to be all over the place with my reading! Thanks for stopping by!

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  20. Yes, I saw a bunch of people mention both of these as well. Thanks for stopping by!

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  21. I'm almost afraid the book will ruin the movie for me. I know that sounds sacrilegious to say.


    The only reason I picked up Death Cloud was because of Sync offering a free audio download. Plus I'm interested in Sherlock Holmes, but I probably wouldn't have gotten it other wise. Thanks for stopping by!

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  22. Yeah, audiobooks aren't for everyone. Thanks for stopping by. Definitely add Life of Pi to your list. Great movie! I think Husband even cried.

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  23. Yes, I saw These Broken Stars a lot this week too! Thanks for stopping by!

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  24. Maybe you can add them both to your shelves soon. Thanks for stopping by!

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  25. Yes the classics take so much longer for me to get around to reading. I'll get there eventually. Thanks for stopping by!

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  26. I noticed These Broken Stars was every this week too! Thanks for stopping by!

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  27. Hehe...yeah, me too. Sherlock movies and TV shows I've been all over. But never read one of the books. Thanks for stopping by!

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  28. I'm sorry. Maybe you'll be able to get your hands on it soon. Thanks for stopping by!

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  29. Oh yes, Sync is awesome! Totally love loading up on the free audiobooks. Plus it's a great way for me to get in some of my classics that I want to read. Thanks for stopping by!

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  30. Thanks Lark! Oh yes, the audiobooks are a great idea for your road trip. Great thinking!

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  31. These Broken Stars has been everywhere this week. I love the cover. Thanks for stopping by!

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  32. Hehe...sorry. Maybe you'll get it added to your shelves soon. Thanks for stopping by!

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