Sunday, October 26, 2014

Sunday Post - 120 & Stacking the Shelves - 83

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 so super eventful. I'm over my sinus infection! YAY! Thanks to everyone who wished me well last week. I started trying to wake up early in order to squeeze my workouts in before work. That's so difficult for me because I have a hard enough time getting out of bed in order to get to work on time every day. I'm not a morning person, but I love seeing how many more calories I end up burning for the day when I workout in the morning versus working out in the afternoon when we get home from work. Husband and I went and had physicals on Tuesday. Friday we had a Halloween party at my brother and sister-in-law's house. I was off work on Friday to get ready for the party, and it was so good that I was. I worked out first thing and then got busy cooking. I made two new recipes that I got from Pinterest. The party was a hit. We played some games with the kids and then ate tons of food. And lastly the adults played a round of homemade Halloween Taboo. It was a lot of work to come up with all of the cards, but I think it was worth it. And everyone seemed to have a good time.

This is the last week of my month-long event, All Things Halloween, full of reviews and features for books and movies paranormal, supernatural, mystery/thriller, etc.


Monday: All Things Halloween Review of Pretty When She Dies (Pretty When She Dies, # 1) by Rhiannon Frater (3.5 Stars)
Tuesday: Top Ten New Series I Want to Start
Wednesday: Waiting on All the Rage by Courtney Summers
Thursday: All Things Halloween Review of Mortal Heart (His Fair Assassin, # 3) by Robin LaFevers (5 Stars!!!)
Friday: All Things Halloween Review of Passion (Fallen, # 3) by Lauren Kate (3 Stars)
Saturday: 2014 Series Enders Reading Challenge - October Wrap Up


Monday: All Things Halloween Review of Touch of Frost (Mythos Academy, # 1) by Jennifer Estep
Tuesday: Top Ten Movies to Spark Your Halloween Spirit
Wednesday: Waiting on Wednesday
Thursday: All Things Halloween Review of Dreams of Gods and Monsters (Daughter of Smoke and Bones, # 3) by Laini Taylor
Friday: All Things Halloween Review of The Infinite Sea (The 5th Wave, # 2) by Rick Yancey & October 2014 EOM Wrap Up
Saturday: Review of Jane's Harmony (Jane's Melody, # 2) by Ryan Winfield

Don't forget to sign up for the 2014 Series Enders Reading Challenge! You have until December 15, 2014 to sign up. 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.

Rowdy (Marked Men, # 5)

By: Jay Crownover

Published: October 21st 2014 by William Morrow Paperbacks

400 pages

Genre: New Adult, Contemporary

Source: Personal Kindle Library

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Goodreads description--After the only girl he ever loved told him he would never be enough, Rowdy St. James knocked the Texas dust off his boots and decided he was going to do everything in his power to live up to his nickname. Life was all about a good time, good friends and never taking much too seriously. Rowdy learned his lesson early on, when you care that much about anything it can destroy you, and he never wants to risk feeling like that again. Only now he has a new coworker, a ghost from the past who’s making him question every lesson he ever learned.

Salem Cruz grew up in a house with too many rules, too many regulations, and no fun allowed. That never worked for her so she left it all behind as soon as she could, but she never forgot the sweet, blue-eyed boy next door who’d been in love with her little sister. Fate and good intentions from an old friend have placed her right in Rowdy’s path and she’s determined to show him he picked the wrong sister all those years ago. A mission that is going along perfectly until the one person that ties them together shows up and could very well tear them back.

The Body Electric

By: Beth Revis

Published: October 6th 2014 by Scripturient Books

482 pages

Genre: Young Adult, Science Fiction, Dystopian, Paranormal

Source: Publisher via NetGalley (Thank you!!)

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Goodreads description--The future world is at peace.

Ella Shepherd has dedicated her life to using her unique gift—the ability to enter people’s dreams and memories using technology developed by her mother—to help others relive their happy memories.

But not all is at it seems.

Ella starts seeing impossible things—images of her dead father, warnings of who she cannot trust. Her government recruits her to spy on a rebel group, using her ability to experience—and influence—the memories of traitors. But the leader of the rebels claims they used to be in love—even though Ella’s never met him before in her life. Which can only mean one thing…

Someone’s altered her memory.

Ella’s gift is enough to overthrow a corrupt government or crush a growing rebel group. She is the key to stopping a war she didn’t even know was happening. But if someone else has been inside Ella’s head, she cannot trust her own memories, thoughts, or feelings.

So who can she trust?

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 am not a morning person either, I always feel to groggy when I have to stand up early. It's one of the things I love about working from home, I can stand up around 11am and feel rested and ready for the day.

    That Halloween party sounds fun, which recipes did you try? There are always so many good recipes ideas on pinterest! I love visiting and browing the pins and finding new things to cook.

    I've seen The Body Electric around the blogosphere a few times this week, the cover is really original. I hope you enjoy your new books!

  2. Halloween parties seem to happen earlier over your way. Parties here will be this coming week. I'm pleased your party went well. Have a good week :)

  3. Mornings are not nice. It's a struggle for me to pull anything off in the morning even though I know I should get up and get moving. :-(

  4. Oh yes! I get to work from home one day per week and I LOVE that! I still get up about the same time--maybe 20 minutes or so later. But even that is nice.

    I made Halloween Popcorn and Scarecrow Treats from Pinterest. If you follow me on Pinterest they're both posts to my Halloween board. I think they were both "good" but neither blew me away. I do love trying new things from there. Crafts, decorations, makeup, and definitely food.

    I've seen people rave about the Across the Universe series by Beth Revis and her books have been on my TBR list for a long time. I'm glad to get to finally read something by her.

    Thanks for stopping by and commenting Lola!

  5. Haha....well we still have kids in our group that want to Trick-or-Treat ON Halloween so the party had to be at a separate time. But we definitely like to draw out the holidays. :) Thanks for stopping by and commenting Jane!

  6. I totally understand. Mornings are rough. I didn't get up early every morning, but I was proud of what I did get done. Thanks for stopping by and commenting!

  7. Emily LeBlanc-PerroneOctober 26, 2014 at 7:01 PM

    I am also struggling to work out in the morning!
    The Body Electric sounds interesting. Looking forward to your review!

  8. What kind of workouts are you doing (if you don't mind me asking)? Thanks for stopping by and commenting Emily!

  9. I am doing the 21 Day Fix, the workouts are only 30 minutes but it's tough to get up in the morning

  10. That's a Beachbody program isnt it? I'm doing Turbo Fire.

  11. Yes it is. So is Turbo Fire. I'm also using shakeology and LOVE it

  12. I've been thinking of starting to work out again. I don't like how my body is looking these days. Age and gravity are playing havoc with me. And morning is my fav time. I used to start out with floor exercises and then move on to free weights. Now I have a bo-flex and am going to dust it off and get with it. I can always prop up a book and read too! LOL

    here's my Sunday Post -

  13. This post really reminds me that I need to work out. LOL!

    Here's mine:

  14. I'm glad you're feeling better. I'm weird, sometimes I'm a morning person, and sometimes I'm an evening person. So I do mine whatever cycle I'm on. lol. Enjoy your books, Sandy!

  15. Oooh, I really want to read The Body Electric, I've heard interesting things about it! I love the unreliable narrator and the sci-fi feel. Hope you enjoy your books Sandy!

  16. The Body Electric is really good! I loved it.

  17. I've found that the older I get the less I can sleep in, but that doesn't mean I'm awake when I first get up. However, I'm not really a night person either. But I definitely say go with whatever you're feeling at the moment so long as it gets done. Thanks for stopping by and commenting Christy!

  18. I've heard great things about Beth Revis's work, but I still haven't read Across the Universe yet. Thanks for stopping by and commenting Jeann!

  19. Oh yay! I love to hear good things! Thanks for stopping by Lindsey!

  20. I've heard great things about Shakeology but haven't been able to justify the price yet.

  21. Girl me either! Went to buy some new clothes today......ugh! Definitely just have to go back on track eating right and exercising. Reading and working out at the same time sounds ideal! I get motion sick when I try to do too much and read at the same time though. :( Thanks for stopping by and commenting!

  22. We all need to workout! :( Thanks for stopping by and commenting Nyze!