Sunday, January 26, 2014

Sunday Post - 81 & Stacking the Shelves - 51

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.

Wow this was a busy week for me. I'm mostly over being sick--thankfully! Thursday I was able to work my first day remote. I should be able to keep that up once a week, and I think I'm going to love it. Being in my own home was nice. Thursday night I started prepping food for a surprise birthday party we threw for my mom this weekend. Spent Friday night grocery shopping and cooking. The party was Saturday and was a huge success. She was totally surprised--well...until the day of when little things started clueing her in, like my dad taking his time to get ready and stopping by the store on their way. But I'm so thankful for everyone who came to it and helped with it. That was my mom's 1st birthday party ever and I'm glad that it went so well. She turns 60 this Friday--entirely too old to have never had a birthday party before, but we've rectified that now. Also, be sure to check out my brother's book below! I'm super proud of him for publishing it!


Monday: Review of Before We Fall (Beautifully Broken, # 3) by Courtney Cole (3 Stars)
Wednesday: Waiting on City of Heavenly Fire (The Mortal Instruments, # 6) by Cassandra Clare
Thursday: Review of Reason to Breathe (Breathing, # 1) by Rebecca Donovan (5 Stars)
Friday: Upon Further Review: Spirit Bound (Vampire Academy, # 5) by Richelle Mead (Still 5 Stars)
Saturday: 2014 Series Enders Reading Challenge - January Wrap Up and Linky


Monday: Review of Into the Still Blue (Under the Never Sky, # 3) by Veronica Rossi
Tuesday: Top Ten Worlds I'd Never Want to Live In or Characters I'd Want to Change Places With
Wednesday: Waiting on Wednesday
Thursday: Review of Uninvited (Uninvited, # 1) by Sophie Jordan
Friday: Review of Forever (Temptations, # 3) by Karen Ann Hopkins

It's not too late to sign up for the 2014 Series Enders Reading Challenge! Each month there will be a giveaway for those participating with a BIG giveaway at the end of the year! Click on the picture below or the link above to find out more!

Stacking the Shelves is hosted by Tynga's Reviews.

Saving Quinton (Nova, # 2)

By: Jessica Sorensen

Expected Publication: February 4th 2014 by Forever

384 pages

Genre: New Adult, Contemporary

Source: Publisher via NetGalley (Thank you!!!)

( Goodreads | Amazon )

*Note: The above link to Amazon is an affiliate link. Affiliate links support giveaways for Somewhere Only We Know readers.

Goodreads description--Nova Reed can't forget him-Quinton Carter, the boy with the honey-brown eyes who made her realize she deserved more than an empty life. His pain was so similar to her own. But Nova has been coming to terms with her past and healing, while Quinton is out there somewhere, sinking deeper. She's determined to find him and help him . . . before it's too late.

Nova has haunted his dreams for nearly a year-but Quinton never thought a sweet, kind person like her would care enough about a person like him. To Quinton, a dark, dangerous life is exactly what he deserves. And Nova has no place in it. But Nova has followed him to Las Vegas, and now he must do whatever it takes to keep her away, to maintain his self-imposed punishment for the unforgivable things he's done. But there's one flaw in his plan: Nova isn't going anywhere . . .

Daily Family Devotional: Truths from GOD's Word for Families of All Ages

By: Tim Harris (my brother)

Published: January 15th 2014 by Amazon Digital Services, Inc.

926 pages

Genre: Religious, Self-Help, Non-fiction, Christian

Source: Personal Kindle Library (I could have gotten it for free, but wanted to support him)

( Goodreads | Amazon $0.99 )

Amazon Description--As a young father, I knew I needed to be talking about GOD’s word with my children on a daily basis from the time they were little. I wanted daily devotionals that, in most cases, could be read and discussed in ten to fifteen minutes. I also wanted these devotionals to uncover much more than the well-known events discussed in most of the children’s books I had seen. I wanted my children to get a taste of the depth that is found in the Bible, and I wanted them to know the entire story contained in it.

I looked for resources that had already been published. I thought, "Surely someone has already created what I’m looking for." Dissatisfied with my search, I decided to create my own family devotionals, and I used them with my family. I posted these devotionals on my website,, and after several requests, decided to compile them in e-book format.

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 have a few of Jessica Sorensen's book on my kindle. I think I have the first one, I had grabbed a bunch when they were on sale. I love a kindle deal. lol. Problem is, I can never remember all the books I buy. :o)

  2. Holly @ Words Fueled by LoveJanuary 26, 2014 at 9:05 AM

    You guys were so sweet to wait to purchase his book instead of getting it for free. :)

    Holly @ Words Fueled by Love

  3. Enjoy the books. Hope your Mother has a wonderful Birthday!

    Jenea @ Books Live Forever's Sunday Post

  4. Holy smokes you got a lot done this week! I hope you enjoy the Jessica Sorenson book! I love the cover on it! Have a great week!!

    Sharrice @Reese's Reviews

  5. I think that's wonderful that you pulled off a surprise birthday party for your mom - and her very first birthday party! She definitely deserved it, and I'm glad it went well.

    And congratulations to your brother! I hope his book succeeds. It sounds like it fills a needed niche.

  6. That's why I use Calibre! It's free ebook cataloging software. Google "Calibre ebook" and you should get the link.

  7. How great that you "sort of" surprised your mom with the birthday party. I think it's wonderful.

    Enjoy your books...I am curious about Saving Quinton. Here's


  8. Sarah @ Girl!ReporterJanuary 26, 2014 at 10:47 AM

    Happy birthday to your mum! Great that you managed to give her a good birthday party for her first experience!

  9. So glad that you are feeling better and LOVE that you surprised your mom with her first birthday party! That's awesome and such great memories for everyone. I hope you have a terrific week and enjoy working from home. :)

  10. I'm glad that you are feeling a lot better now! And a very happy birthday to your mum! Paulina @ Tangled In Pages

  11. Hey that's awesome that your brother published a devotional book, congrats for him! Sounds very nice too.

    Hope your week is a good one.

  12. Happy Birthday to your mom and congrats to your brother. My brother also published a book. Proud siblings unite! :) Have a great week!

  13. Glad you're feeling better and congrats to your brother :0)

    Hope you enjoy your books and thanks for stopping by the Harem.

  14. Reviews from a BookwormJanuary 28, 2014 at 12:19 PM

    Great haul. Congrats on your brother getting his book published. I hope you enjoy your books :) My STS.

  15. I keep a spreadsheet of my TBR books in my possession. Well truthfully it has all kind of blog related pages, but that's the one that started it all. I also have a shelf on Goodreads for books in my possession that I still haven't read. :) That's the only way I stay organized! Thanks for stopping by!

  16. I'll have to check into Calibre. Thanks for the recommendation!

  17. It was a busy week. I'm digging the cover too--especially compared to some of her other covers. Thanks for stopping by!

  18. Thanks Lark! She had a blast I think. And I'm definitely proud of my brother for getting his book out there! Thanks for stopping by as always!

  19. Thanks! It was a really good party and I think she enjoyed it all. Thanks for stopping by!

  20. Thanks Sarah! I just couldn't let it go once I found out that she'd never had a party before! Hope you have a great week!

  21. Thanks Ginny! It was a great surprise and we have some really great pictures to help us remember it! Hope you have a great week and thanks for stopping by!

  22. Definitely proud siblings. That's a pretty cool thing for us to have in common! :)

  23. Thanks, I'm really proud of him! And thanks for stopping by!

  24. But of course. We want to be supportive in anyway that we can be. :)