Sunday, July 16, 2017

Sunday Post - 256 & Stacking the Shelves - 193

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 week has been busy yet much less so than the three weeks prior. Monday was a fairly normal day except that I had to pick up my nephew from band camp and then get groceries. Tuesdays are normally grocery day but we were out of EVERYTHING since having been on vacation the week before. Tuesday the guys came back to do our punch list on the bathroom. I love the look of my new bathroom, but I wish these guys were a little more detail oriented. It's the little things, you know? The rest of the week I spent cleaning house because Saturday we were having the family over to celebrate Holly's birthday. And you guys! Little Girl is in this majorly clingy phase since we have been home from vacation. She says "Mommy help" for EVERYTHING. I'm talking about something as small as picking up a toy off the floor that is not even two feet in front of her. And she wants to be held constantly. "Up up up!" I'm trying to remind myself that it is just a phase and she'll be grown and not wanting help or to be held before I know it. And while I'm truly eating up the cuddles, it can be really draining. Also, did anyone else get totally screwed by Photobucket? UGH! I was NOT in the mood to deal with that crap Friday morning.

THIS PAST WEEK:

Monday: Review of Full Tilt (Full Tilt, # 1) by Emma Scott (4.5 Stars)
Tuesday: Top Ten Tuesday is on a break. I might do a few top ten topics of my own until they come back, but I didn't have time to come up with anything this week.
Wednesday: Can't Wait for You Don't Know Me But I Know You by Rebecca Barrow

UPCOMING THIS WEEK:

Monday: Review of All In (Full Tilt, # 2) by Emma Scott
Tuesday: ??
Wednesday: Can't Wait for Wednesday

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Stacking the Shelves is hosted by Tynga's Reviews.

PS I Like You

By: Kasie West

Published: July 26th 2016 by Point

304 pages

Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary

Source: Personal Kindle Library

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Goodreads description--What if the person you were falling for was a total mystery?

While Lily is spacing out in Chemistry one day, she picks up her pencil and scribbles a line from one of her favorite songs on the desk. The next day, someone else has written back to her on the desk! Soon enough Lily and the mystery student are exchanging notes, and lyrics, and even sharing secrets. When Lily finds out that her anonymous pen pal is a guy, she's flustered -- and kind of feels like she's falling for him. She and her best friend set out to unravel the identity of the letter writer -- but when the truth is revealed, the guy is the LAST person Lily could have ever imagined it to be. Now that Lily knows the truth, can she untangle her feelings and gather the courage to listen to her heart?

From beloved author Kasie West (The Distance Between Us) comes an utterly charming story about mixed messages, missed connections, and the magic of good old-fashioned secret admirer notes.

The Butterfly Project

By: Emma Scott

Published: February 21, 2017 by Trillian

256 pages

Genre: New Adult, Contemporary

Source: Publisher via NetGalley (Thank you!!)

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Goodreads description--"Where you are is home..."

At age fourteen, Zelda Rossi witnessed the unthinkable, and has spent the last ten years hardening her heart against the guilt and grief. She channels her pain into her art: a dystopian graphic novel where vigilantes travel back in time to stop heinous crimes—like child abduction—before they happen. Zelda pitches her graphic novel to several big-time comic book publishers in New York City, only to have her hopes crash and burn. Circumstances leave her stranded in an unfamiliar city, and in an embarrassing moment of weakness, she meets a guarded young man with a past he’d do anything to change...

Beckett Copeland spent two years in prison for armed robbery, and is now struggling to keep his head above water. A bike messenger by day, he speeds around New York City, riding fast and hard but going nowhere, his criminal record holding him back almost as much as the guilt of his crime.

Zelda and Beckett form a grudging alliance of survival, and in between their stubborn clash of wills, they slowly begin to provide each other with the warmth of forgiveness, healing, and maybe even love. But when Zelda and Beckett come face to face with their pasts, they must choose to hold on to the guilt and regret that bind them, or let go and open their hearts for a shot at happiness.

The Butterfly Project is a novel that reveals the power of forgiveness, and how even the smallest decisions of the heart can—like the flutter of a butterfly’s wings—create currents that strengthen into gale winds, altering the course of a life forever.

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The Pursuit of God

By: AW Tozer

Published: April 1st 2015 by Moody Publishers (first published 1948)

144 pages

Genre: Non-fiction, Christian

Source: Personal Kindle Library

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Goodreads description--Sometimes the voice that speaks so clearly in the present is one that echoes from the past. So it is in this Christian classic by the late pastor and evangelist A. W. Tozer.

Tozer brings the mystics to bear on modern spirituality, grieving the hustle and bustle and calling for a slow, steady gaze upon God. With prophetic vigor and flowing prose, he urges us to replace low thoughts of God with lofty ones, to quiet our lives so we can know God's presence. He reminds us that life apart from God is really no life at all.

Tozer writes from his knees, a posture fit for presenting the character of God in all its demanding grandeur. "Arise, O sleeper!" is his word to us, and yet if we heed the call, we will see that to arise is not to stand but to kneel before the God of heaven in humble contemplation. To pursue God is to know Him, and in our knowing be drawn in.

Tozer's bestseller, this book has been called "one of the all-time most inspirational books" by a panel of Christian magazine writers.

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!

12 comments:

  1. Holly @ Words Fueled by LoveJuly 16, 2017 at 7:29 AM

    What's going on with Photobucket and what do you use it for?

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  2. Holly @ Words Fueled by LoveJuly 16, 2017 at 7:30 AM

    Well dang nevermind. I just went to my blog and noticed my follow buttons are not there. :-(

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  3. Let me know if you need any help getting them fixed.

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  4. Holly @ Words Fueled by LoveJuly 16, 2017 at 11:37 AM

    Yes please!!

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  5. Barb(Boxermommyreads)July 16, 2017 at 1:33 PM

    I don't read a lot of contemporary but I do love the cover on The Butterfly Project.

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  6. Heeeyyy, not bad! You got a nice haul! I loved P.S. I Like You.

    Duuuude! I was wondering why everyone was talking about Photobucket! I hope something works out for everyone. :/ I hope you enjoy all of your new books!

    Have a fabulous week, Sandy. =)

    Check out my STS post!

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  7. Hope you enjoy all your newbies. I have seen the problems Photobucket has caused. I quite using it some time ago. Had a feeling something was going on.

    sherry @ fundinmental

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  8. Did you ever get this figured out? I can't remember if we ever talked about it! WHOOPS!

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  9. That's funny because I'm not a fan of the cover, but I did enjoy the book. Thanks for stopping by Barb!

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  10. Thanks Alyssa! I've actually read PS I Like You twice now. :) Thankfully my problems with Photobucket were easily fixed, but it was still frustrating to have to deal with it at all. Thanks for stopping by!

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  11. Glad you weren't affected by the Photobucket craziness. Thanks for stopping by Sherry!

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  12. Holly @ Words Fueled by LoveAugust 19, 2017 at 11:18 AM

    I didn't have to do anything actually. One day they were gone and then they were back. So who knows!

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