Sunday, July 27, 2014

Sunday Post - 107 & Stacking the Shelves - 73

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.

Husband and I finally watched The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug this week. LOVED it. Better than the first movie for sure. It's stuck with me, but now I've had Misty Mountains Cold (from the first movie) stuck in my head all week. Saturday, my sister, brother, and I drove to Mobile to see my grandparents. My grandfather was in the hospital earlier this week. They're definitely getting older, and we want to make sure we spend time with them when we can.

THIS PAST WEEK:

Monday: Review of Easy (Contours of the Heart, # 1) by Tammara Webber
Tuesday: Top Ten Characters I'd Want With Me On a Deserted Island
Wednesday: Waiting on Taking Control (Kerr Chronicles, # 2) by Jen Frederick
Thursday: Review of Sinner (The Wolves of Mercy Falls, # 3.5) by Maggie Stiefvater (4.5 Stars)
Friday: 2014 Series Enders Reading Challenge - July Wrap Up

UPCOMING THIS WEEK:

Monday: Review of Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver
Tuesday: Top Ten Authors I Own the Most Books From
Wednesday: Waiting on Wednesday
Thursday: Review of Mind Games (Mindjack Origins, # 1) by Susan Kaye Quinn & July 2014 Wrap Up
Friday: Review of Of Poseidon (The Syrena Legacy, # 1) by Anna Banks

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.

Rewind to You

By: Laura Johnston

Expected Publication: September 15th 2014 by Kensington Publishing Corp

336 pages

Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary

Source: Publisher via NetGalley (Thank you!!)

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Goodreads description--“A rapturous, beautiful debut with a romance that seeps into you like a sizzling Georgia summer.” —Amber Hart, author of Before You

Wish You Were Here

One last summer before college on beautiful Tybee Island is supposed to help Sienna forget. But how can she? This is where her family spent every summer before everything changed, before the world as she knew it was ripped away.

But the past isn’t easily left behind. Especially when Sienna keeps having episodes that take her back to the night she wants to forget. Even when she meets the mysterious Austin Dobbs, the guy with the intense blue eyes, athlete’s body, and weakness for pralines who scooped her out of trouble when she blacked out on River Street.

When she’s with Austin, Sienna feels a whole new world opening up to her. Austin has secrets, and she has history. But caught between the past and the future, Sienna can still choose what happens now…

Sometimes It Lasts (Sea Breeze, # 5)

By: Abbi Glines

Published: August 27th 2013 by Simon Pulse

288 pages

Genre: New Adult, Contemporary

Source: Borrowed from Holly

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Goodreads description--Cage York has to choose between a love of the game and a love of the girl in this sultry Sea Breeze novel from New York Times bestselling author Abbi Glines.

After waiting for his big break, bad boy Cage York is finally called up to prove his worth in the college baseball arena. But when Cage’s girlfriend, Eva, mourns the sudden loss of her father, it’s not Cage’s comforting arms she runs to, but those of her former fiancĂ©’s twin brother, Jeremy.

Torn between his baseball dream and the girl of his dreams, Cage must prove he’s worthy of Eva’s love, or risk losing her to Jeremy forever.

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!

20 comments:

  1. Sounds like you had a great week. You got some interesting looking books too. Thanks for visiting my blogs. Happy reading!

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  2. I might watch the Hobbit movies sometime. I was totally addicted to LOTR for years. Glad you got in a nice visit.

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  3. Sounds like you've had a busy week. I have to be honest, I wasn't a fan of the movie. There was way too much CGI involved. It felt more like a video game than a movie.
    Kristin @ Book Sniffers Anonymous

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  4. Rewind to You looks good, I love covers with almost smooching! Glad you could spend time with your grandparents. A friend of a friend, just lost his wife to a massive heart attack, she was only 43! It makes you stop and think, and really make each day count!

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  5. The Desolation of Smaug is so much better than the first! It gives me a lot of hope for the third movie, too. Have you seen the poster? It looks epic. :) It's good to hear you got to visit with your grandparents. I only have my grandparents on my dad's side left, who they live in Massachusetts, and I hate that I'm not able to spend much time with them.


    I haven't tried Abbi Glines' Sea Breeze books, but I might have to. I want to like her other stuff like I liked her Vincent Boys books! Have a great week Sandy!!

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  6. Sometimes It Lasts looks like something I'd really like. I've never read anything by Abbi Glines but I've heard so many good things about her work. Happy reading.

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  7. Sounds like you were pretty busy. Hope this week will be more kind to you :)

    My Sunday

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  8. I still have to watch the Hobbit movie.. One day. I have just read the first book in the Sea Breeze series... I really liked it!

    Have a great week!
    Thanx for visiting My Weekly Wrap-Up!
    Naomi @ Nomi’s Paranormal Palace

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  9. Rewind to you looks really good. I hope you enjoy it

    Happy Reading!

    My Weekly Wrap up Post

    Michelle @ Book Briefs

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  10. Jenea WhittingtonJuly 28, 2014 at 12:33 PM

    We haven't the Hobbit movies. :( Enjoy your new books.

    Thanks for stopping by. :)

    Jenea @ Books Live Forever's Sunday Post

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  11. If you enjoyed LOTR then you'll probably enjoy The Hobbit too. The first movie was very similar to LOTR and that was kind of a disappointment, but I enjoyed the 2nd movie much better than the first one. Thanks for stopping by and commenting!

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  12. Oh yes, there was definitely a lot of CGI, but that didn't bother me. Thanks for stopping by Kristin!

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  13. Oh yes, it definitely does. That combined with my review of Before I Fall this week definitely has kept the whole "life is short" and "what really matters" at the front of my mind. Thanks for stopping by Kimba!

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  14. I completely agree. I'm actually excited about seeing the third movie, whereas I wasn't feeling that way about TDoS based off the first movie alone. I haven't seen the poster yet, but I'll have to check it out. Oh yes, having family so far away is hard. Especially when they're older.


    I've enjoyed the Sea Breeze series--better than the Vincent Boys series. I have my frustrations with each book. They all seem to fall into the typical new adult patterns, but I get sucked in at the same time. Thanks for stopping by Rachel!

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  15. I've enjoyed her books. Each one has had something that frustrates me though, yet I keep getting drawn into each and every book. Thanks for stopping by Jillyn!

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  16. Hope you get to watch the Hobbit soon. I've enjoyed each of the Sea Breeze books, but something has frustrated me with each book. They're definitely typical NA books. Thanks for stopping by Naomi!

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  17. Hope you get to see them sometime. I was a little disappointed with the first movie, but the second one was much better. Thanks Jenea!

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