Sunday, May 18, 2014

Sunday Post - 97 & Stacking the Shelves - 63

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.

Man you guys! I was on it this week! I read five books this week. Well...read three and listened to two on audio. Either way, that's a lot of books to get through in one week for me. Friday night, we took my mother out to eat for a late Mother's Day celebration. We got to see her last Sunday on actual Mother's Day, but we didn't really get to spend much one on one time with her. It's been a good week all around.

THIS PAST WEEK:

Monday: Review of Dark Triumph (His Fair Assassin, # 2) by Robin LaFevers (4 Stars)
Tuesday: Top Ten Books I Almost Put Down
Wednesday: Waiting on Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover
Thursday: Review of Barely Breathing (Breathing, # 2) by Rebecca Donovan (4 Stars)
Saturday: Upon Further Review: The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, # 1) by Suzanne Collins (5 Stars)

UPCOMING THIS WEEK:

Monday: Review of The Perfect Game (The Perfect Game, # 1) by J. Sterling
Tuesday: Top Ten Books About Friendship
Wednesday: Waiting on Wednesday
Thursday: Review of Nova and Quinton: No Regrets (Nova, # 3) by Jessica Sorensen
Friday: Review of Matched (Matched, # 1) by Ally Condie

Don't forget to sign up for the 2014 Series Enders Reading Challenge! Each month there will be a giveaway for those participating with a BIG giveaway at the end of the year! Click on the picture below or the link above to find out more!

Stacking the Shelves is hosted by Tynga's Reviews.

Delilah: The Making of Red (Nova, # 2.5)

By: Jessica Sorensen

Published: March 18th 2014 by Forever Yours

95 pages

Genre: New Adult, Contemporary, Novella

Source: Personal Kindle Library

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Goodreads description--DELILAH: The Making of Red

Delilah Peirce: the Invisible Girl. Men crane their necks around Delilah just to catch a glimpse of her bombshell mother. Delilah knows looks of indifference, of friendship-but never of desire.

Then she meets Dylan Sanderson, the impossibly gorgeous guy who thinks she's beautiful. When he looks at her, she feels needed. When he kisses her, her troubles disappear. And when he tells her he will never hurt her, she believes him . . .

I Hunt Killers (Jasper Dent, # 1)

By: Barry Lyga

Published: April 3rd 2012 by Little, Brown and Company

359 pages

Genre: Young Adult, Mystery, Thriller, Horror

Source: Borrowed from my local library

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Goodreads description--What if the world's worst serial killer...was your dad?

Jasper "Jazz" Dent is a likable teenager. A charmer, one might say.

But he's also the son of the world's most infamous serial killer, and for Dear Old Dad, Take Your Son to Work Day was year-round. Jazz has witnessed crime scenes the way cops wish they could—from the criminal's point of view.

And now bodies are piling up in Lobo's Nod.

In an effort to clear his name, Jazz joins the police in a hunt for a new serial killer. But Jazz has a secret—could he be more like his father than anyone knows?

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!

34 comments:

  1. Five books in one week is a lot! :D I hunt Killers reminds me a bit of Dexter, maybe Jazz like his father is a killer... Can't wait to hear what you think of this book.

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  2. Excellent week, Sandy! Hope next week is just as good!

    My recap: http://www.bookclublibrarian.com/2014/05/weekly-book-recap-67.html

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  3. I'll definitely post a review of it when I finish it--ha! haven't even started it yet. Thanks for stopping by El!

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  4. I have no idea how I made it through that many books this week. Yes it was a freebie. Also I preordered Tristain's novella because it was free too, but I won't feature that one until it's released.

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  5. Great week! I was pretty successful too. I still haven't read anything by Jessica Sorensen though I keep meaning to add her to my stack. Come see what I got at Ms. Martin Teaches Media. Happy reading!

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  6. Sounds like you had a great week! Like the forrest background of your blog too, have subscribed via GFC ;)

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  7. Cool haul. Jessica Sorensen is one busy writer :)


    Happy reading!

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  8. You go girl! Five books in one week is awesome! Now the question is did you enjoy all of them? ;)


    Happy to hear you were able to spend some quality time with your Mom. I'm sure she loved it.


    Wishing you a fabulous week!!!

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  9. Laurel-Rain SnowMay 18, 2014 at 11:22 AM

    Delilah grabbed my interest...enjoy your new books!

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  10. Jenea WhittingtonMay 18, 2014 at 12:18 PM

    Loved Delilah, so emotional though. Enjoy them both.

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  11. I'm really looking forward to reading I Hunt Killers - partly because I've heard it's good, and partly because I've read a couple of Lyga's blog posts and he's a great writer and I like how he thinks. Hope you enjoy!

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  12. I enjoyed I Hunt Killers :) Great job on getting through 5 books in one week!

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  13. Glad you had such a good week. Oh, I really like I Hunt Killers, hope you do to!

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  14. Well done getting through so many books. I have Delilah, but haven't read it as yet.

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  15. I loved I Hunt Killers, though the I enjoyed the 2nd one, Game, even better. :) My week was great, I enjoyed taking part in the BoB RaT and read tons this week. Thanks for Sharing! Here's my Sunday Post.

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  16. Sheila DeChantalMay 18, 2014 at 10:06 PM

    A great group of books!

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  17. OOH I Hunt Killers! I seriously loved it! Sure, that likely has a lot to do with my interest in serial killers, but it's such an interesting exploration of how we're influence by our families. I have yet to read the other books in the series, oddly enough. :) Have a great week Sandy! :D

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  18. 5 books is a lot, well done Sandy. I still don't get on with audio books, but should try again, maybe when I go walking.
    Have a great week and Happy Reading.
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  19. I've read several of her books and enjoyed them all for the most part. She leans toward the darker topics though. Hope you have a great week and thanks for stopping by!

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  20. Oh thanks so much for stopping by, commenting, following, and complimenting! You've made my day! Hope you have a great week too Fiza (sorry I'm a little late responding)!

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  21. Man tell me about it! She has books and novellas popping out left and right. She's probably published more books in a year than any other author I've ever read. Thanks for stopping by and commenting Shane!

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  22. Tell me about it! I took it easy this week though. Poor Husband was starting to feel a bit neglected I think. :( WHOOPS! Ironically enough I did enjoy them all. There were a few little frustrations, but nothing too bad. That's how I ended up getting through so many. I would have slowed down if they weren't as good. Thanks for stopping by and commenting as always Gin! You're one of my faves!

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  23. Thanks for stopping by and commenting Laurel-Rain!

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  24. It was much better than I expected it to be. And truthfully when I look back on it since finishing it, Delilah's story might be one of the saddest of all that I've ever read. Thanks for stopping by and commenting Jenea!

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  25. Oh I really enjoyed it--I Hunt Killers. I can't wait to get my hands on the sequel. I'll have to check out his blog though. Thanks for stopping by and commenting!

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  26. I really enjoyed it too! Thanks for commenting Finley Jayen! Hope you have a great week!

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  27. Thanks Christy! I really enjoyed it too. I've already written my review of it, but it probably won't post anytime soon. I hope you have a great rest of the week!

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  28. Thanks Naomi! That's definitely not normal for me to get through so many in one week. Delilah's story was better than I expected it to be, but her story is so sad. Thanks for stopping by and commenting!

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  29. Oh I enjoyed it too! I can't wait to get my hands on Game too! I'm glad you had a great week and got tons of reading done with Bout of Books! Thanks for stopping by and commenting Karsyn!

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  30. I did too! I can't wait to post my review of it, but that might be a while due to scheduling and such. I find serial killers interesting too. I Hunt Killers came at a good time too since Husband and I are still watching Dexter. But I agree with you about how it involves so much about us being influenced by our families. I definitely can't wait to read the sequel. Thanks for stopping by and commenting as always Rachel!

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  31. Thanks Peggy! Five books in a week is definitely a lot for me. Extremely rare! Audiobooks have to have several factors all in perfect alignment. The narrator, the story itself, what else I'm doing at the time. But really it all depends on the narrator I think to get people into audiobooks. A good narrator can make a good story great. There are a couple of books that I only want to listen to the audio for and that has everything to do with the narrator. I love how I can multitask though. That's really helped me up my number of books "read" this year. Thanks for commenting! Hope you have a great week!

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  32. Holly @ Words Fueled by LoveNovember 28, 2016 at 8:33 PM

    Woah - that's impressive! Nearly one a day. Great job! I was sort of shocked to see you purchased a Nova novella - it must've been a freebie? ;)

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