Sunday, December 7, 2014

Sunday Post - 126 & Stacking the Shelves - 88

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 was an eventful week. Last Sunday morning I woke up with a sore throat. By Monday I was coughing a good bit. Went to the doctor on Wednesday and was diagnosed with bronchitis. I'm feeling much better now, but I still have a pesky cough at times. I've been spending most of the week tidying up the house. Friday I was off work to clean the entire day. Saturday, I had about 10 ladies and a few kids over to the house for a Pinterest party. If you guys are interested in me doing a post about that, let me know. I was running around like a crazy person, so I didn't really get any pictures. I'm hoping some of the other ladies snagged a few. Of course after you have a party at your house, you have to re-clean afterwards. So I spent most of Saturday afternoon doing that. It was a lot of fun though. Also, this week, I did my first kind of discussion post in a new periodic feature I'm calling Discussions Only We Know. I'd love for you to stop by and check it out, I need some input.


Monday: November 2014 EOM Wrap Up & Review of A Thousand Pieces of You (Firebird, # 1) by Claudia Gray (4 Stars)
Tuesday: Top Books I'm Excited About in 2015
Wednesday: Waiting on Becoming Rain (Burying Water, # 2) by KA Tucker
Thursday: Review of Sometimes It Lasts (Sea Breeze, # 5) by Abbi Glines (3.5 Stars)
Friday: Review of Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell (4 Stars)
Saturday: Discussions Only We Know - TBR In Possession


Monday: Review of No Place to Fall by Jaye Robin Brown
Tuesday: Top Ten New To Me Authors I Read in 2014
Wednesday: Waiting on Wednesday
Thursday: Review of Blue Lily, Lily Blue (The Raven Cycle, # 3) by Maggie Stiefvater & Best of 2014 Giveaway Hop
Friday: Review of Unravel Me (Shatter Me, # 2) by Tahereh Mafi

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.

Golden Son (Red Rising Trilogy, # 2)

By: Pierce Brown

Expected Publication: January 6th 2015 by Del Rey

464 pages

Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Dystopian

Source: Publisher via NetGalley (Thank you!!)

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Goodreads description--With shades of The Hunger Games, Ender’s Game, and Game of Thrones, debut author Pierce Brown’s genre-defying epic Red Rising hit the ground running and wasted no time becoming a sensation. Golden Son continues the stunning saga of Darrow, a rebel forged by tragedy, battling to lead his oppressed people to freedom from the overlords of a brutal elitist future built on lies. Now fully embedded among the Gold ruling class, Darrow continues his work to bring down Society from within. A life-or-death tale of vengeance with an unforgettable hero at its heart, Golden Son guarantees Pierce Brown’s continuing status as one of fiction’s most exciting new voices.

Twice in a Blue Moon

By: Cate Masters

Expected Publication: January 19th 2015 by Lyrical Press

Genre: New Adult, Contemporary

Source: Publisher via NetGalley (Thank you!!)

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Goodreads description--Can true love strike twice?

After the death of her first love, Melanie Michaels buries her grief in the risky demands of a reality show, where her extreme stunts leave her teetering on the edge danger. That’s exactly where she wants to be—until she arranges for her crew to traverse the Swedish Lapland in the dead of winter. It’s the one place she shouldn’t go, on the one day she should avoid—her would-be wedding anniversary.

Instead of romantic nights spent in the Ice Hotel or under the Northern Lights, Melanie is stuck with Joe “Buck” Wright, a snarky loner tour guide who loves his sled dogs and nothing and no one else. But Buck is also trying to numb a painful past. Can two people skilled at pushing others away find warmth at the edge of the Arctic?

Just One Day (Just One Day, # 1)

By: Gayle Forman

Published: January 8th 2013 by Dutton Juvenile

369 pages

Genre: Young Adult/New Adult, Contemporary

Source: Personal Kindle Library

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Goodreads description--From the New York Times bestselling author of If I Stay

Allyson Healey's life is exactly like her suitcase—packed, planned, ordered. Then on the last day of her three-week post-graduation European tour, she meets Willem. A free-spirited, roving actor, Willem is everything she’s not, and when he invites her to abandon her plans and come to Paris with him, Allyson says yes. This uncharacteristic decision leads to a day of risk and romance, liberation and intimacy: 24 hours that will transform Allyson’s life.

A book about love, heartbreak, travel, identity, and the “accidents” of fate, Just One Day shows us how sometimes in order to get found, you first have to get lost. . . and how often the people we are seeking are much closer than we know.

The first in a sweepingly romantic duet of novels. Willem’s story—Just One Year—is coming soon!

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. Ooh, the Pinterest party sounds like fun!

    I love the look of Just One Day. I have only read one book by this author (If I Stay), but I loved it.

    Enjoy your week, and

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  2. I have Red Rising to read and I really need to get to it before Golden Sun comes out, I've been hearing amazing things about both books =D

    Emily @ Falling For YA

  3. It was! We had a blast, but boy was I exhausted afterwards. I can't wait to dive into Just One Day, but I really need to read some review books first. Hope you have a great week, and thanks for stopping by!

  4. Haha! I still need to read Red Rising too! Hopefully, having Golden Son for review will help prompt me to go ahead and get on it! Thanks for stopping by and commenting Emily!

  5. Great haul this week! Can't wait to read your review of Blue Lily, Lily Blue.

  6. I hope your bronchitis goes away soon. I was a bit snotty earlier this week, it really is the seaosn for catchign cold's and such.

    I would love a post about the Pinterest party, i can remember when you previosuly mentioned it, it sounds like so much fun!

    I prefer to have parties at someone else's house, because the cleanign afterwards can be annoying. Although on the other hand staying home is nice as well, so I guess both options have their good sides.

    I am curius about your discussion posts, will stop by your discussion post next to check it out. I love doing my weekly discussions posts they are fun to write and see the responses from readers.

  7. Golden Sun sounds good, hope you enjoy and have a good week. Feel better!

  8. I have kind of had a sick week as well... ready to get moving again :)

  9. Wow, I didn't know the sequel was coming out so soon. Guess I need to read Red Rising to see what everyone is talking about. Hope you enjoy your books, Sandy!

  10. Sounds like you've had a busy week! I hate bronchitis but I think that lingering cough is even worse! Hope it goes away soon. A Pinterest party sounds like a lot of fun. I think one of my New Year's Resolutions is to actually do some of the pins that I pin! I'm good about the recipes but not so much everything else. Have a great week!

  11. Thanks Lola! I'm feeling much better now, and I hope you are too. I totally forgot about doing a post on the Pinterest party. I'll see if I can't get something typed up about it. I might wait and post it next week because I don't have much planned since it's Christmas week. I like having parties at my house, but I try to spread them out so I don't have them too often. The cleaning is pretty stressful. Thanks for stopping by the discussion posts. I'm going to those next to reply to comments (I'm a bit behind). Thanks for stopping by and commenting!

  12. Thanks Brandi! I still have to read the first book in that series, so I hope I enjoy them both! Thanks for stopping by and commenting!

  13. I'm feeling much better now, thanks Laura! I hope you're feeling better too. I hope to read Red Rising soon. I really need to get to it ASAP. Hope you have a good holiday season either way. And thanks for stopping by and commenting!

  14. Definitely feeling better now. Thanks Rachel! I've still got to read Red Rising too *blushes*. I've been telling myself that when I read a few more review books then I can reward myself with reading Just One Day! :) Sometimes I have to manipulate myself. Thanks for stopping by and commenting!

  15. I still need to read Red Rising too *blushes*. I hope to get to it ASAP! Thanks for stopping by and commenting Alison!

  16. It has been busy since the beginning of November really, but I'm truly not complaining. I love this time of year. YES...I still have a slight cough even though I feel completely fine now. Hoping that goes away completely soon. I forgot to do a post about the party. I'm thinking I might try to squeeze a post in next week about it. I think that's a fun New Year's Resolution! Good luck with it! Thanks for stopping by and commenting Katherine!

  17. Feeling much better, thank you Lark! And thanks for stopping by and commenting! Hope you have a great week!

  18. I'm sorry you are ill and hope you feel better soon. A lot of stuff going around right now. I'm fighting something and hope it doesn't get worse.
    I've seen Golden Sun around lately. Curious about it.
    Don't know if I'll be going to any parties this holiday season. Haven't got many invites yet. It will be quiet at my house, which is something new and I think I'll enjoy it.
    Here's my Sunday Post -

  19. I hope you feel better! Getting sick just kind of ruins everything.

    I need to read Red Rising! I've heard such good things about it, and with Golden Son coming out... Same with Just One Day! I've had a copy for ages, and I just know I'll love it. :) I hope you have a wonderful week, Sandy!!

  20. So sorry you were sick - bronchitis is a miserable thing to have. I'm glad you're feeling somewhat better, and hope you can soon leave that cough behind.

    Your new books look interesting; I hope you enjoy them!