Sunday, October 15, 2017

Sunday Post & Stacking the Shelves - 10/15/17

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.

Another busy week. I spent a lot of time cleaning house, shopping, and working on some DIY decorations for Little Girl's 2nd birthday party. Tuesday was normal grocery day. Wednesday, Little Girl and I spent the day with my mom. Thursday I had a doctor's appointment for Baby Boy. We're going every week now and this Tuesday we'll be at 38 weeks. I also had to run by the store again on Thursday. I had success getting green crayon out of some white window curtains thanks to Little Girl. I know this might not sound like a big deal to some, but that was a feat that I'm super proud of. Friday was full speed house cleaning. And Saturday was her actual party day (although she doesn't turn 2 until Friday). I didn't get to do every thing I wanted between being so insanely huge and exhausted as well as the continued family drama going on. But we celebrated her and had a good time.

My annual "All Things Halloween" event is still going on--through the entire month of October--where I feature reviews from Halloween-y genres (fantasy, paranormal, supernatural, sci-fi, horror, mystery, thriller, and suspense). Over the last few years I've had mostly fantasy books as I just haven't been in the mood for much horror, but still...these are books that can get you in the mood for Halloween.

THIS PAST WEEK:

Monday: All Things Halloween Review of The Bird and the sword (The Bird and the Sword Chronicles, # 1) by Amy Harmon (4 Stars)
Tuesday: Top Ten Autumn Book Covers
Wednesday: Can't Wait for This Tiny Perfect World by Lauren Gibaldi

UPCOMING THIS WEEK:

Monday: All Things Halloween Review of The Kiss of Fire (Imdalind, # 1) by Rebecca Ethington
Tuesday: Top Ten Tuesday
Wednesday: Can't Wait for Wednesday

Don’t forget to sign up for the 2017 Series Enders Reading Challenge! You have until December 15, 2017 to sign up. Each month there will be a giveaway for those participating with an end of the year giveaway too! Click on the picture below or the link above to find out more!

Stacking the Shelves is hosted by Tynga's Reviews.

This Heart of Mine

By: CC Hunter

Expected Publication: February 27th 2018 by Wednesday Books

384 pages

Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary

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Goodreads description--A new heart saved her life—but will it help her find out what really happened to its donor?

Seventeen-year-old Leah MacKenzie is heartless. An artificial heart in a backpack is keeping her alive. However, this route only offers her a few years. And with her rare blood type, a transplant isn’t likely. Living like you are dying isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. But when a heart becomes available, she’s given a second chance at life. Except Leah discovers who the donor was — a boy from her school — and they’re saying he killed himself. Plagued with dreams since the transplant, she realizes she may hold the clues to what really happened.

Matt refuses to believe his twin killed himself. When Leah seeks him out, he learns they are both having similar dreams and he’s certain it means something. While unraveling the secrets of his brother’s final moments, Leah and Matt find each other, and a love they are terrified to lose. But life and even new hearts don’t come with guarantees. Who knew living, took more courage than dying?

This Heart of Mine is a haunting, poignant tale about living and dying, surviving grief, guilt, and heartache, while discovering love and hope in the midst of sadness.

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!

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