Sunday, November 9, 2014

Sunday Post - 122 & Stacking the Shelves - 85

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.

Busy busy week! Husband's dealing with a sinus infection! Bless him! I'm planning to host another Pinterest Party in December, and so I've been busy planning crafts and recipes to try for the party. Tuesday was my niece's birthday. She's 11 this year! And then Friday was my nephew's birthday. This year, he turned 12! They're growing up so quickly. Friday night the family went out to eat to celebrate both of their birthdays. Husband and I ran around to Hobby Lobby, Lowes, Home Depot, and Walmart to pick up items I needed to do a test run on my Pinterest crafts. I'm so excited to see how they turn out.


Monday: Review of Pull (PUSH, # 2) by Claire Wallis (4 Stars)
Tuesday: Top Ten Books I Want to Re-Read
Wednesday: Waiting on Confess by Colleen Hoover
Thursday: 10 Reasons Why I DNF'd Lailah by Nikki Kelly
Friday: Review of Of Triton (The Syrena Legacy, # 2) by Anna Banks (3 Stars)
Saturday: 2015 Series Enders Reading Challenge Sign Ups

I am taking a blogging break this coming week. I will not be posting or available to respond to comments. The plan is to be back to my normal blogging schedule on Sunday, November 16th.

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!

Also the sign up for the 2015 Series Enders Reading Challenge is already up! You have until December 15, 2015 to sign up. Click on the picture below or the link above to find out more!

Stacking the Shelves is hosted by Tynga's Reviews.

Ruins (Partials Sequence, # 3)

By: Dan Wells

Published: March 11th 2014 by Balzer + Bray

464 pages

Genre: Young Adult, Science Fiction, Dystopian, Post Apocalyptic, Fantasy

Source: Borrowed from the library

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Goodreads description--Kira, Samm, and Marcus fight to prevent a final war between Partials and humans in the gripping final installment in the Partials Sequence, a series that combines the thrilling action of The Hunger Games with the provocative themes of Blade Runner and The Stand.

There is no avoiding it—the war to decide the fate of both humans and Partials is at hand. Both sides hold in their possession a weapon that could destroy the other, and Kira Walker has precious little time to prevent that from happening. She has one chance to save both species and the world with them, but it will only come at great personal cost.

We Were Liars

By: E Lockhart

Published: May 13th 2014 by Delacorte Press

227 pages

Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, Mystery

Source: Borrowed from the library

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Goodreads description--A beautiful and distinguished family.
A private island.
A brilliant, damaged girl; a passionate, political boy.
A group of four friends—the Liars—whose friendship turns destructive.
A revolution. An accident. A secret.
Lies upon lies.
True love.
The truth.

We Were Liars is a modern, sophisticated suspense novel from National Book Award finalist and Printz Award honoree E. Lockhart.

Read it.
And if anyone asks you how it ends, just LIE.

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. Stephanie Takes-DesbiensNovember 9, 2014 at 10:16 AM

    Have a good break! Best wishes!

  2. I really enjoyed We Were Liars...I hope you do, too.

    Good luck and have fun with the Pinterest party. I've never been to one.

    Here are


  3. i need to get my hands on we were liars. my friend read it and wants to rant about it to me but i haven't read it.

    hope you can stop by my StS Post.

    -michelle @ Michelle & Leslie's Book Picks

  4. I've never heard of a Pinterest party before, what exactly does it entail?

    I hope your husband get's better soon! I still haven't got a copy of Ruins, although I did enjoy the first two books. I hope the last book is great as well!

  5. I really need to read We Were Liars as well! I have seen so many good reviews for it but still haven't given it a try yet. Enjoy your blogging break! I have a feeling that I will be taking one myself in the upcoming weeks :)

  6. A handful of birthdays to celebrate and get well soon to your husband

    Here's mine:

  7. Lots of sickness at my house too :(
    Enjoy your blogging break and look forward to seeing you next week!
    Jen @ YA Romantics

  8. I enjoyed it too! It was one that the hype was well deserved I think! Oh thanks Laurel! It'll be a couple of weeks before the Pinterest Party, but I do have much to do to prepare for it! Thanks for stopping by and commenting!

  9. Rant? Oh boy! I wonder what she wants to say about it??? Thanks for stopping by and commenting Michelle!

  10. We've only had about 3 parties in the past. Everyone makes a recipe that they've pinned and haven't tried before. And then the person hosting picks a craft they've found on Pinterest (usually holiday related). Everyone that comes to the party pitches in money and the host buys all the supplies. And then we eat and do the craft the host picked out. It's really been a lot of fun. And it's been interesting to see which recipes are duds and which ones are really good.

    Thanks! He's feeling some better, but honestly not 100% yet. I still haven't started Ruins. I meant to, but I ended up reading some other books while on vacation instead of Ruins. Oh well! I'll get around to it soon! Thanks for stopping by Lola!

  11. I enjoyed it, but I won't say too much about it until my review goes live. Thanks Samantha! It was a much needed break. I hope you're able to take one soon if you need it too! And thanks for stopping by and commenting!

  12. Thanks Nyze! And thanks for stopping by and commenting!

  13. Oh no! Hope everyone is better around your way! It was definitely a much needed break, but I'm ready to get back into the groove! Thanks for stopping by and commenting Jen!

  14. That sounds like a lot of fun! I can imagine it would be a lot of fun to find out which recipes are a hit and which a miss.

    I am surprised I never heard of it before, but then again most people I know on Pinterest aren't people I know in real life and vise versa.

  15. It has been really fun in the past. Pinterest is a huge hit here and almost everyone I know is on it, but you could always provide people with the recipes yourself and let them choose which ones they might want to try.