Sunday, June 25, 2017

Sunday Post - 253 & Stacking the Shelves - 191

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 full week. Monday was my brother's birthday. We had a lot of errands to run plus getting ready for our trip. Tuesday was rainy and so it was good that I'd planned to be at home all day. I spent most of that day packing for our trip. Tuesday night Little Girl went to Husband's mom's house. She was there until Thursday night when my parents went to get her. And she stayed there until we picked her up Saturday afternoon. We left to go to Florida (St. Petersburg) on Wednesday, which also happened to be my birthday. Husband had a work conference to go to and I joined. We had a good time being away together, but we did miss Little Girl very much.


Monday: Cover Reveal of The Sound of Light by Claire Wallis
Tuesday: Top Ten Series I've Been Meaning to Start
Wednesday: Can't Wait for Kissing Max Holden by Katy Upperman
Thursday: Review of Long Way Home (Thunder Road, # 3) by Katie McGarry (4 Stars)
Sunday: 2017 Series Enders Reading Challenge - June Wrap Up


Monday: Review of Coming Up for Air (Hundred Oaks, # 8) by Miranda Kenneally
Tuesday: Top Ten Tuesday
Wednesday: Can't Wait for Wednesday
Saturday: Problems Only We Know # 7:

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Stacking the Shelves is hosted by Tynga's Reviews.

The Sound of Light

By: Claire Wallis

Expected Publication: July 17, 2017

320 pages

Genre: Contemporary, Romance, Suspense

Source: Advance Copy via Author (Thank you!!)

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Goodreads description--My littlest girl has always been a bit peculiar. It was nothing I could ever put a finger on, but I always knew there was something inside her that made her a different kind of special. A deeper kind.

K'acy's got a light around her, one that'll just about knock you over, especially if you don't see her coming. She's got music in her soul, too. Deep, resonating music that echoes and hums, just like the notes that come from the bass guitar she's had attached to her hip since the day she turned thirteen years old.

She's got a hell of a secret, yes, but she does what she's got to do to make it one worth having. She takes care of people. She changes their stories. I spent my life telling both of my girls that you always gotta do what's right, even when it hurts, and it makes me proud to know she was listening.

I saw the way she looked at that boy on the day they met, and I knew right then that things were going to change. Two different people from two different worlds is nothing but a recipe for heartbreak, and when the lies pile higher and higher, it can change a person into something they're not.

It took me dying all those years ago to finally figure out just exactly how special my K'acy really is, and even though I'm not with her anymore, I don't want that boy and his family to change her. I want her to keep doing what's right, even when it hurts.

Because that's who she is inside. That's her deeper kind of special.

**This stand-alone novel from Claire Wallis is intended for readers age 17 and up.**

A Thousand Boy Kisses

By: Tillie Cole

Published: March 14th 2016 by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform

352 pages

Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary

Source: Personal Kindle Library

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Goodreads description--One kiss lasts a moment. But a thousand kisses can last a lifetime. One boy. One girl. A bond that is forged in an instant and cherished for a decade. A bond that neither time nor distance can break. A bond that will last forever. Or so they believe.

When seventeen-year-old Rune Kristiansen returns from his native Norway to the sleepy town of Blossom Grove, Georgia, where he befriended Poppy Litchfield as a child, he has just one thing on his mind. Why did the girl who was one half of his soul, who promised to wait faithfully for his return, cut him off without a word of explanation? Rune's heart was broken two years ago when Poppy fell silent. When he discovers the truth, he finds that the greatest heartache is yet to come.

A stand-alone young adult tearjerker romance, recommended for ages fourteen and up.

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!


  1. Happy belated birthday! Sounds like you had a very busy week!

    A Thousand Boy Kisses sounds really good. I will have to look for that at the library.

    Hope you have a wonderful week :)

  2. Awesome, congrats :) I actually just bought one book last week (proud of myself!), it's the first part of Obsidian and Blood, a mystery set in the times of ancient Aztec culture. I don't normally go for mysteries, but hey, THAT SETTING.

  3. Happy belated birthday! I'm glad you had a fun time!

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  4. Wow! Busy week...Happy belated birthday to you! Glad you enjoyed St Petersburg. A little getaway is always good. Have a great week and happy reading :)

    Inspiration Pie

  5. The Sound of Light sounds amazing!! And that cover!!! I've heard great things for Tillie Cole's novel so I hope you enjoy it!!
    Happy belated birthday!!
    Genesis @ Latte Nights Reviews

  6. Thank you Christina. It was a good, but busy week. I hope you get a chance to read A Thousand Boy Kisses! Have a great week, and thanks for stopping by!

  7. I can't say I've ever read anything from the ancient Aztecs myself. I hope you enjoy that! Thanks for stopping by and commenting!

  8. Thank you Jo-Ann! It was a nice trip and a good birthday. Hope you had a great week also!

  9. Thanks so much Genesis! I've enjoyed Claire Wallis in the past so hopefully I'll love The Sound of Light as well. I really enjoyed A Thousand Boy Kisses, but Tillie Cole's other books look a bit more adult than I typically prefer though. :( Hope you have a great week!