Sunday, April 7, 2013

Sunday Post - 39 & Stacking the Shelves - 12

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.

Well, this past week I've been on vacation with my in-laws. We left March 30th to travel to Florida--Port Canaveral to be exact. The next morning we borded a cruise ship--yes it was Carnival and we had NO problems with our ship--and set sail (so to speak, considering there are no sails on a boat that big) for Freeport and Nassau. It was a good trip overall, but I have to say that I'm glad to be home. It's nice to go, but it's nice to come back. We went to celebrate my mother-in-law's retirement.

I have to say that I enjoyed my week off, but I missed blogging. I did get one entire book read on this trip and about 20% of another. Not as much as I would have liked but still good.


Monday: Review of The Indigo Spell by Richelle Mead (4.5 Stars)

Tuesday: Top 10 Tuesday: Books I'd Recommend (couldn't stop at 10)

Wednesday: Waiting on Crossing the Line

Thursday: Review of Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte (4 Stars)

Friday: My going on vacation announcement and Review of The Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa (3.5 Stars)


Monday: Review of One Thousand Gifts by Ann Voskamp

Tuesday: Top 10 Tuesday: Top 10 Books I Read Before Blogging

Wednesday: Waiting on Wednesday

Thursday: Review of Safe Haven by Nicholas Sparks

Stacking the Shelves is hosted by Tynga's Reviews.

I managed to keep the past two weeks down to only 1 new book since half of that was still the March Take Control of Your TBR Pile challenge and the other half I didn't really have internet access or come upon a book store. And I've also managed to already read the one book I got. Here it is:

Dare You To (Pushing the Limits, # 2)

By: Katie McGarry

Expected Publication: May 28th 2013 by Harlequin Teen

462 pages

Source: Publisher via NetGalley (THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!!!!!!)

( Goodreads | Amazon)

Goodreads description--Ryan lowers his lips to my ear. "Dance with me, Beth."

"No." I whisper the reply. I hate him and I hate myself for wanting him to touch me again....

"I dare you..."

If anyone knew the truth about Beth Risk's home life, they'd send her mother to jail and seventeen-year-old Beth who knows where. So she protects her mom at all costs. Until the day her uncle swoops in and forces Beth to choose between her mom's freedom and her own happiness. That's how Beth finds herself living with an aunt who doesn't want her and going to a school that doesn't understand her. At all. Except for the one guy who shouldn't get her, but does....

Ryan Stone is the town golden boy, a popular baseball star jock-with secrets he can't tell anyone. Not even the friends he shares everything with, including the constant dares to do crazy things. The craziest? Asking out the Skater girl who couldn't be less interested in him.

But what begins as a dare becomes an intense attraction neither Ryan nor Beth expected. Suddenly, the boy with the flawless image risks his dreams-and his life-for the girl he loves, and the girl who won't let anyone get too close is daring herself to want it all....

Also since the challenge I mentioned above ended while I was gone, here's my recap of that...

I've read 8 books from my TBR pile since the beginning of March. They are:

1. Grave Mercy (His Fair Assassin, # 1) - Robin LaFevers

2. The Immortal Rules (Blood of Eden, # 1) - Julie Kagawa

3. The Maze Runner (Maze Runner, # 1) - James Dashner

4. The Secret of Ella and Micha (The Secret, # 1) - Jessica Sorensen

5. Jenny Pox (The Paranormals, # 1) - JL Bryan

6. Rule (Marked Men, # 1) - Jay Crownover

7. The Coincidence of Callie and Kayden (The Coincidence, # 1) - Jessica Sorensen

8. Succubus Blues (Georgina Kincaid, # 1) - Richelle Mead

I finished Walking Disaster (Beautiful, # 2) by Jamie McGuire, Clockwork Princess (The Infernal Devices, # 3) by Cassandra Clare and Dare You To (Pushing the Limits, # 2) by Katie McGarry also this month, but since these do not have a publication date before March they don't count toward this challenge.

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. I lived in Brevard county all my life, well up until we moved to Tennessee a few years ago. It's beautiful down there. Can't wait for Dare To You. Happy reading.

    Jenea @ Books Live Forever's Sunday Post

  2. Congrats on getting Dare You To! I'm so excited to read that one! Here's to being back from vacation. Laundry, ugh...

    You can find me here: Jen @ YA Romantics

  3. I keep hearing that Dare You To is amazing! I can't wait to read it. :)

  4. Thanks for stopping by my blog and following! I've heard that Dare You is really good and I hope you enjoy it.

    Old follower

    Melody @ Adventures in Bookland

  5. You're doing such an amazing job with your TBR...I wish I had that kind of control!! Thanks for stopping by my Added to the Bookshelf post!

    ♥ Melissa @ Melissa's Eclectic Bookshelf

  6. Great job on your TBR pile! Mine needs some serious work. Enjoy your new books!

  7. Ahhhhh Dare You To is such a freaking awesome book :D Wow a cruise sounds like fun! I know what you mean though, holidays can become even more tiring.
    Thanks for stopping by!

  8. I'm debating on whether or not I want to pick up Dare You To, since I had really conflicted feelings about Pushing the Limits. We'll see, I think. ;)

    Hope you have a great week!

  9. Great haul! I so can't wait to read Dared to You and congrats you got approved! Happy Reading!

    My Haul:

  10. Welcome back, and I'm glad you enjoyed your cruise! Terrific job on your TBR challenge! And I can't wait to read your review of One Thousand Gifts -- I've been wanting to read it, but had to send it back to the library before I could get to it.

  11. I also received Dare To You! Hope you enjoy it :)

  12. Can't say I've heard of Dare You To, but hope you enjoy it.

    My shelves

  13. Love the look of Dared to You! Happy reading

  14. I'm glad to hear you enjoyed your cruise! Awesome job on your TBR challenge!I hope you enjoy Dare You To and have a great week!

  15. I admire your strategy and congratulate you on your reading challenge results.

    Here's my haul:

  16. Hope you have a great time on vacation. :) And enjoy all your reads.

    I have a Sunday Post up as well...

  17. I loved Dare You To (though the hero was.. over the top-good at times) so I really hope you'll enjoy it as much as I did or hopefully even more! :D

    Patricia // My Week

  18. I haven't heard anything about Dare You To but it sounds pretty good!

    Thanks for stopping by!

  19. Wow, looks like you did pretty good with your reading challenge. Congrats!

  20. I live in Florida! It is too hot here. LOL. Sounds like a fun trip! I am so glad you did not have any problems with your cruise! Score one for Carnival!!!! LOL. Have a great week!

  21. Hmm... I've seen Katie McGarry books everywhere. I think I have to read Pushing The Limits soon since Dare You To sounds just as good as it. Thanks for stopping my my blog and I hope you'll have an amazing week!

  22. Well done with the TBR challenge! And glad you enjoyed your trip, but I know what you mean about getting home again. It's like going out to a party and getting dressed up... it's a lot of fun, but kinda just as much fun to get back and get into comfy clothes and curl up on the sofa with a book and some hot choc! :-)

    Hope you have a lovely week, and happy reading!