Sunday, September 1, 2013

Sunday Post - 60 & Stacking the Shelves - 33

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.

Oh boy, this was one busy week. The obvious things are that I was in a wedding this week. My friend Jennifer got married Friday afternoon. We had rehearsal and rehearsal dinner festivities Thursday night. Then Friday was CRAZY busy. But the ceremony was lovely, and I'm so happy for both Jennifer and Reggie. Saturday, my body was in recovery mode, and I didn't want to do anything until late afternoon/evening. I'm so thankful for the US holiday, Labor Day, on Monday so that I get an extra day to recover. Happy Labor Day to all, US and non-US! In other news, there's been several situations around me involving illness and death, and my heart breaks for the people who are more involved in these situations. There's just been a lot on my mind lately. But enough of that, let's look at bookish goodies...


Monday: Review of Shadow and Bone (The Grisha, # 1) by Leigh Bardugo (4 Stars) & Movie Review of The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones (4 to 4.5 Stars)
Tuesday: Top Ten Most Memorable Secondary Characters
Wednesday: Waiting on Into the Still Blue (Under the Never Sky, # 3) by Veronica Rossi
Thursday: Review of The Infinite Moment of Us by Lauren Myracle (3 Stars)
Saturday: August EOM Wrap Up & my August New Release Giveaway ended


Monday: Review of Siege and Storm (The Grisha, # 2) by Leigh Bardugo
Tuesday: Top Ten Books I Wish Were Taught in Schools
Wednesday: Waiting on Wednesday
Thursday: Review of The Truth About You and Me by Amanda Grace

Stacking the Shelves is hosted by Tynga's Reviews.

Free Four (Divergent, # 1.5)

By: Veronica Roth

Published: April 23rd 2012 by Katherine Tegen Books

13 pages

Genre: YA, Science Fiction, Dystopian

Source: Borrowed from my local library

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Goodreads description--#1 New York Times bestselling author Veronica Roth retells a pivotal Divergent scene (chapter 13) from Tobias's point of view. This thirteen-page scene reveals unknown facts and fascinating details about Four's character, his past, his own initiation, and his thoughts about new Dauntless initiate Tris Prior.

Eleanor & Park

By: Rainbow Rowell

Published: February 26th 2013 by St. Martin's Press

328 pages

Genre: YA, Romance, Contemporary

Source: Borrowed from my local library

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Goodreads description--Set over the course of one school year in 1986, ELEANOR AND PARK is the story of two star-crossed misfits – smart enough to know that first love almost never lasts, but brave and desperate enough to try. When Eleanor meets Park, you’ll remember your own first love – and just how hard it pulled you under.

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. We have Free Four in our library too. I should really check it out sometime! Hope you enjoy it, Sandy.

  2. Sounds like you have had a busy week in more ways than one.
    Enjoy the new books.

    Thanks for stopping by

    Jenea @ Books Live Forever's Sunday Post

  3. I've heard a lot of good things about Eleanor & Park. Hope you enjoy it!

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  4. I'll have to look for Free Four. I have also been meaning to read Eleanor & Park. Come see what I got at Ms. Martin Teaches Media and Inside of a Dog. Happy reading!

  5. I've heard good things about Eleanor and Park. Enjoy your new reads...and your week. Here's


  6. Nice haul. Enjoy your new reads :)

  7. Eleanor & Park looks like a good one. I need to add it to my TBR. :)

  8. Good to hear you had fun at your friend's wedding, though not good to hear that you had several situations involving illness and death :(
    It looks like you've got two great books this week. I hadn't heard of Free Four before, so I will have to hunt it down. Happy reading :)

  9. I'm sorry to hear of your sadder situations :(. I have Eleanor and Park on my shelf but just haven't gotten to it yet. Happy reading.

    My STS.

  10. I've read Free Four and I liked reading that scene in Tobias point of view. And Eleanor & Parks sounds amazing. Nice haul!

    El @ So Bookalicious

  11. I'm sorry to hear about the situations dealing with illness and death :(

    I do hope you have a great week.

  12. `Sorry things have been stressy, hope it settles down for you! I adore Free Four!! Especially the last couple of lines, it really made me fall for him :) enjoy!

  13. Glad the wedding was nice, and sorry to hear about the more sad situations around you. Hope you're doing okay and enjoying your books! I really want to read Eleanor & Park, looking forward to seeing what you think of it. :-)

  14. Jan@Notes from a ReaderholicSeptember 3, 2013 at 7:31 AM

    Your week sounds very busy! I hope this will be a good reading week.

  15. Yeah, it's a really short read, but I enjoyed it! Thanks for stopping by!

  16. Oh I finished Eleanor and Park Sunday I think. LOVED IT! Thanks for stopping by!

  17. Oh yes, I loved it! Finished it Sunday! Thanks for stopping by!

  18. I finished it Sunday and really loved it! Highly recommend it!

  19. Thanks Becki! That's life, right? Free Four was good, but really short. I enjoyed it though! Thanks for stopping by!

  20. Thanks Jillyn! I enjoyed Eleanor and Park! Would definitely recommend it!

  21. Yes, it was nice to see Tobias's POV. I'm re-reading Divergent right now, so I'm trying to see how Free Four will affect my opinion of him through the book. Oh and I loved Eleanor and Park! Thanks for stopping by!

  22. Thanks Danielle! I agree that Free Four definitely added to my opinion of him.

  23. Thanks Victoria! I definitely recommend Eleanor and Park if you can get your hands on it!