Sunday, September 8, 2013

Sunday Post - 61 & Stacking the Shelves - 34

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.

Normal week for me really. I didn't mention this in last week's Sunday Post, but Husband and I saw Warm Bodies last weekend. I enjoyed it. Reminded me of Zombieland...very witty. However, it didn't really inspire me to read the book, even though I've heard the book is really good too. I just kind of feel like I know enough of the story to not need to read the book. In other news, SNL, Holly @ Words Fueled by Love, and I have been trying to work it out to where we can go see The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones in the theater again. However, our theater has moved to matinee showings only during the week. They don't have Friday's times up yet, but this girl right here needs her job more than she needs to see the movie again. I just think it's really sad that it hasn't gotten a better response. I think it's pretty obvious that the movie won't be in the theaters much longer, so go see it now if you can.


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 Ruins (Partials, # 3) by Dan Wells
Thursday: Review of The Truth About You and Me by Amanda Grace (3 Stars)
Friday: Bookish Senior Superlatives - Who's Who in Books


Monday: Review of Hidden (Firelight, # 3) by Sophie Jordan
Tuesday: Top Ten Books I Would Love Turned into a Movie/TV Show
Wednesday: Waiting on Wednesday
Thursday: Review of Wild Cards (Wild Cards, # 1) by Simone Elkeles

Stacking the Shelves is hosted by Tynga's Reviews.

The Distance Between Us

By: Kasie West

Published: July 2nd 2013 by Harper Teen

320 pages

Genre: YA, Contemporary

Source: Borrowed from my local library

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Goodreads description--Seventeen-year-old Caymen Meyers studies the rich like her own personal science experiment, and after years of observation she’s pretty sure they’re only good for one thing—spending money on useless stuff, like the porcelain dolls in her mother’s shop.

So when Xander Spence walks into the store to pick up a doll for his grandmother, it only takes one glance for Caymen to figure out he’s oozing rich. Despite his charming ways and that he’s one of the first people who actually gets her, she’s smart enough to know his interest won’t last. Because if there’s one thing she’s learned from her mother’s warnings, it’s that the rich have a short attention span. But Xander keeps coming around, despite her best efforts to scare him off. And much to her dismay, she's beginning to enjoy his company.

She knows her mom can’t find out—she wouldn’t approve. She’d much rather Caymen hang out with the local rocker who hasn’t been raised by money. But just when Xander’s attention and loyalty are about to convince Caymen that being rich isn’t a character flaw, she finds out that money is a much bigger part of their relationship than she’d ever realized. And that Xander’s not the only one she should’ve been worried about.

Deadlocked 3 (Deadlocked, # 3)

By: AR Wise

Genre: Horror, Zombies

Source: Borrowed from my SNL, Holly @ Words Fueled by Love

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Goodreads description--The Deadlocked series continues as Billy heads into the city in search of his mother. During his quest, he will meet a strident military figure that will alter his journey and two brothers that will become his closest allies. However, his trip will endanger the family he has only just met, and he might not be able to save them.

Billy's journey into the city will reveal many of the secrets of this penultimate novella. No characters are safe from the terror that has engulfed the city, and as the motives of those in charge begin to be revealed, the fate of all mankind will be in question.

Breaking Nova (Nova, # 1)

By: Jessica Sorensen

Published: September 3rd 2013 by Forever

224 pages

Genre: New Adult, Contemporary

Source: Personal Kindle Library

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Goodreads description--Nova Reed used to have dreams-of becoming a famous drummer, of marrying her true love. But all of that was taken away in an instant. Now she's getting by as best she can, though sometimes that means doing things the old Nova would never do. Things that are slowly eating away at her spirit. Every day blends into the next . . . until she meets Quinton Carter. His intense, honey brown eyes instantly draw her in, and he looks just about as broken as she feels inside.

Quinton once got a second chance at life-but he doesn't want it. The tattoos on his chest are a constant reminder of what he's done, what he's lost. He's sworn to never allow happiness into his life . . . but then beautiful, sweet Nova makes him smile. He knows he's too damaged to get close to her, yet she's the only one who can make him feel alive again. Quinton will have to decide: does he deserve to start over? Or should he pay for his past forever?

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. Enjoy your book haul! These are all new to me, but I've been noticing The Distance Between Us.



  2. Sarah @ Girl!ReporterSeptember 8, 2013 at 1:31 PM

    Enjoy your books! Deadlocked looks good, although I'm not much of a zombie fic fan. Just haven't read the right book yet, I guess.

  3. Great books for you this week. I like the sound of Breaking Nova. I hope you enjoy your new books!

    Brittany @Spare Time Book blog

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  4. Thanks Laurel! Going to check out your page now!

  5. Oh yes, I like a good zombie read every now and then, but I can definitely understand why it's not everyone's cup of tea! Thanks for stopping by!

  6. Finished Breaking Nova this morning. Short version is I really enjoyed it. I'll definitely have a lot to say when I sit down to write my review of that one. Thanks for stopping by! Going to check out your post now!

  7. The distance between us looks really good. these are all new books for me. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I would certainly reccomend checking out 3:59. I really enjoyed it. Perfect to break the streak of contemporary books that I have been reading recently

    Michelle @ Book Briefs

    My Sunday Post and ARC giveaway

  8. My SNL and I were talking about breaking that streak of contemporary books just this afternoon. :) Thanks for stopping by and commenting! And for the recommendation!

  9. I really LOVED The Distance Between Us! It was really good. :) I finished it so fast I couldn't stop reding it lol. Great haul and thanks for stopping by me! >.<

  10. The book and the movie for Warm Bodies, surprisingly have two different endings. I enjoyed the movie more though. I wouldn't say you are missing anything by not reading it though. I hope you enjoy Breaking Nova and The Distance Between Us! Those both look really good.:)

  11. Oh buns of steel! These are some goodies! I am dying to read The Distance Between Us. Hope you love them all!!

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  12. Here's hoping you get a chance to see The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones again before it leaves the theaters! I haven't seen it (or read the books yet), but once I've read it, I may watch it on DVD.

  13. Oh good! I'm so glad to hear that. I plan to start it next since it's one I'll have to get back to the library soon! Thanks for stopping by!

  14. Huh, I had no idea they had different ending, but I'm glad I'm still not missing anything. I definitely enjoyed Breaking Nova. And I'll starting The Distance Between Us next. Looking forward to it. Thanks so much for stopping by!

  15. Haha....thanks! I've heard good things about it. So I'm excited about starting it next. So many good books to get around to! Thanks for commenting!

  16. I know, right! I'm still keeping an eye out for movie times. I can probably do a matinee on Saturday--assuming it'll still be in the theater at that point. I do recommend the books. And this is definitely a series you need to read BEFORE you watch the movie. Thanks for stopping by! And I'm glad you guys had a safe trip!

  17. Thanks, Sandy! Yes, I pretty much figured this was a "book first" movie. :-)

  18. Hope you make it to the movie! I'll definitely see it at some point, but the last two months have been too crazy!

  19. Enjoy! I couldn't put it down...neither could a friend of mine so I'm hoping it'll be just as awesome for you! >.<

  20. Breaking Nova sound really good. ;) The cover is very pretty.

    Beckie @ Bittersweet Enchantment