Sunday, January 13, 2013

Sunday Post - 28 & Stacking the Shelves - 1

This week I'm doing something different. My decision to try Stacking the Shelves versus In My Mailbox has nothing to do with last years drama. This might not be a permanent switch for me, but I'm trying it out. I'll keep you all posted.

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 good. My husband is getting over the flu. He actually ended up with the flu, bronchitis, and a sinus infection. Bless his bones! But he's feeling better now.

This was my first full week back at work, and it sure did feel long. But I've managed to squeeze in a good bit of reading so far. I just keep wondering when this roll I'm on is going to end.


Monday: Review of The Sea of Tranquility by Katja Millay (5 Stars)

Tuesday: Top 10 Bookish Goals for 2013

Wednesday: Waiting on Pivot Point

Thursday: Review of Hopeless by Colleen Hoover (4.9 Stars)

Friday: Feature & Follow 1 - Answering the question of which supernatural creature/being would you like to be real.


Monday: Review of Onyx (Lux, # 2) by Jennifer L Armentrout

Tuesday: Top 10 Tuesday - This week's topic is Top 10 2013 Debuts, but I might do a different topic. Haven't decided.

Wednesday: Waiting on Wednesday

Thursday: Review of Opal (Lux, # 3) by Jennifer L Armentrout

Friday: Possibly going to do Feature & Follow again. We'll see.

Stacking the Shelves is hosted by Tynga's Reviews.

Anna and the French Kiss

By: Stephanie Perkins

Published: December 2nd 2010 by Dutton

372 pages

Source: Personal Library

( Goodreads | Amazon )

Goodreads description--Anna is looking forward to her senior year in Atlanta, where she has a great job, a loyal best friend, and a crush on the verge of becoming more. Which is why she is less than thrilled about being shipped off to boarding school in Paris--until she meets √Čtienne St. Clair. Smart, charming, beautiful, √Čtienne has it all...including a serious girlfriend.

But in the City of Light, wishes have a way of coming true. Will a year of romantic near-misses end with their long-awaited French kiss?

Cinder (Lunar Chronicles, # 1)

By: Marissa Meyer

Published: January 3rd 2012 by Feiwel & Friends

390 pages

Source: Personal Library

( Goodreads | Amazon )

Goodreads description--Humans and androids crowd the raucous streets of New Beijing. A deadly plague ravages the population. From space, a ruthless lunar people watch, waiting to make their move. No one knows that Earth’s fate hinges on one girl. . . .

Cinder, a gifted mechanic, is a cyborg. She’s a second-class citizen with a mysterious past, reviled by her stepmother and blamed for her stepsister’s illness. But when her life becomes intertwined with the handsome Prince Kai’s, she suddenly finds herself at the center of an intergalactic struggle, and a forbidden attraction. Caught between duty and freedom, loyalty and betrayal, she must uncover secrets about her past in order to protect her world’s future.

Reflections (Whisper Cape, # 2)

By: Susan Griscom

Published: October 24th 2012 by Amber Glow Books (first published October 8th 2012)

312 pages

Source: Got as a kindle freebie.

( Goodreads | Amazon )

Goodreads description--Gerry has loved Maia from the very first moment he laid eyes on her and now that she’s pregnant with his child, he’s over the moon with happiness. Likewise, Maia is overjoyed about having Gerry’s baby, except when she begins seeing and hearing an old woman who warns Maia about the pregnancy, Maia starts to think she is losing her mind. But Maia’s nightmare has only just begun...

A most sought after beautiful woman, the talented lead singer in an up and coming rock band, sets her sights on Gerry determined to rekindle an old flame. But murder befalls the sleepy town of Whisper Cape once again, creating suspicion and betrayal, and a love once considered invincible, begins to crumble and fall apart.

That's it for my past week and upcoming week. What about you guys? Anything bookish you want to discuss? Let me know!


  1. Oh i loved Cinder and I so hope you do too! glad hubby is feeling better, i still have a cold left from my bout with it..grr. The Sunday Post

  2. Cinder looks really good. Great bookish goals! Have a great week.

  3. Anna and the French Kiss and Cinder are two things I've heard tonnes about, so I hope you enjoy them.

    Great haul and thanks for dropping by my StS! :)

  4. I not yet read any of these, but they are all on my TBR list.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog! I am a new follower of your blog.

    Amanda @ Books & Band-aids

  5. Read Anna ad Cinder...liked both. Have seen the Armentrout books around...guess I need to add them to my TBR?

    I won't read your review of The Sea of Tranquility until I read it...I will try to get to it sooner rather than later. It doesn't come out until June, I think.

    See you 'round! TSP

    Audrey @ Ink and Page

  6. I keep debating on reading Cinder but my darn tbr pile is taller than me so it kind of falls to the back burner. Hoe you enjoy your books.


  7. Amazing books! I hope that you like Cinder as much as I do. Happy reading.

  8. Oh my dear goodness your poor husband! One of those illnesses is already bad enough but THREE? Glad to hear he's better!

    People keep telling me to read Cinder but I'm hesitant. Looking forward to your review :)

    Anna and the French Kiss is AMAZING! It is definitely one of the best written books EVER. Perkins' writing style is just WOAH. Anna's voice is so paranoid, realistic, relatable, funny and just so RIGHT I fell in love with her instantly.
    I hope you love it as much as I did!!!

  9. I have heard great things about Cinder, but haven't had a chance it. Scarlet is out soon, so I better get on it. Enjoy, and have a wonderful week.

    Jenea @ Books Live Forever's Sunday Post

  10. Oh wow, you've got your hands on Anna and the French Kiss - I'm so jealous - it looks incredible! :D As for Cinder, I hear it's amazing. ^.^
    Thanks for stopping by my blog! :)

    Tiffa @ The British Book Nerd

  11. I really fancy Anna and the French Kiss, I have Cinder but not got to it yet. Really hope you enjoy your new reads. Thanks for stopping by our blog.
    New followers.

  12. I plan to read Cinder but I think I'll wait until the third book is out at this stage. Happy reading, thanks for stopping by my STS :)

  13. Thanks for following, a follow was returned. Can't wait to see your review of the Lux series. Definitely on my list.

  14. I've been meaning to buy and read Cinder. I'll have to watch out for your review to help me decide if it should a priority.

    Thanks for the stop by our blog and for the follow. You've got a new one, too. ;)
    The LUV'NV — The Verve: STS