Sunday, February 22, 2015

Sunday Post - 137 & Stacking the Shelves - 98

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 a pretty great week. Work has been so busy that I've been quite exhausted by the time I get home, but that's better than having nothing to do. Husband and I took off work Friday. That was nice. We were pretty lazy most of the day. But Friday night was the rehearsal and rehearsal dinner for my friend Amanda's wedding. And then Saturday, of course, was the actual wedding day itself. Amanda was radiant. She's literally the sweetest person I've ever met, and I'm so happy for her and her new husband, Jim. And now I'm literally exhausted again.


Monday: Review of Riot (Mayhem, # 2) by Jamie Shaw (3.5 Stars)
Tuesday: My Top Ten Book Related Problems
Wednesday: Waiting on P.S. I Still Love You (To All the Boys I've Loved Before, # 2) by Jenny Han
Thursday: Review of The Body Electric by Beth Revis (2.5 Stars)


Monday: Review of Becoming Rain (Burying Water, # 2) by KA Tucker
Tuesday: Top Ten Favorite Heroes
Wednesday: Waiting on Wednesday
Thursday: Review of Breaking the Rules (Pushing the Limits, # 1.5) by Katie McGarry
Friday: From the Ashes: City of Glass (The Mortal Instruments, # 3) by Cassandra Clare
Saturday: Discussions Only We Know (maybe)

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Stacking the Shelves is hosted by Tynga's Reviews.

Paradise City (Paradise, # 1)

By: CJ Duggan

Expected Publication: April 28th 2015 by Hachette Australia Books

363 pages

Genre: New Adult, Contemporary

Source: Publisher via NetGalley (Thank you!!)

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Goodreads description--There's bound to be trouble in Paradise . . .

When her parents decide a change will be good for her, seventeen-year-old Lexie Atkinson never expected they'd send her all the way to Paradise City. Coming from a predictable life of home schooling on a rural Australian property, she's sure that Paradise will be amazing. But when she's thrust into a public school without a friendly face in sight, and forced to share a room with her insipid, hateful cousin Amanda, Lexie's not so sure.

Hanging out with the self-proclaimed beach bums of the city, sneaking out, late night parties and parking with boys are all things Lexie's never experienced, but all that's about to change. It's new, terrifying . . . and exciting. But when she meets Luke Ballantine, exciting doesn't even come close to describing her new life. Trouble with a capital T, Luke is impulsive, charming and answers to no one. The resident bad-boy leader of the group, he's sexier than any boy Lexie has ever known.

Amidst the stolen moments of knowing looks and heated touches, Lexie can't help but wonder if Luke is going to be good for her . . . or very, very bad?

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. Weddings are such fun! I haven't been to one in a few years. I still remember all the details of the ones I have been to. The best ones are the ones you don't have to be part of, not in the wedding party. I hate having to be in all the pictures but it feels nice that someone wanted me to be part of their special day. Have a great week!

  2. Your new read sounds interesting, I am excited to see what you think of it!
    Missie @ A Flurry of Ponderings

  3. Congratulations to your friend and her new husband. But I'm sorry you're feeling so exhausted these days! I hope things slow down just a little, so you can feel more energetic.

  4. Great buy! Haven't seen this one but look awesome, enjoy it!

  5. Oooh, that sounds like an interesting book, I'll have to think about adding it to my TBR list!
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  6. I am the same I prefer being too busy over having not enough to do. I hate being bored, although a less busy week now and then is nice as well. I hope you enjoy your new book and have a great week!

  7. I think you're right. It's hard to enjoy the wedding in the same way when you're in it. But I do love being able to honor my friends by standing up for them! Thanks for stopping by Karen!

  8. Thanks Missie! I think I might start this one today! Thanks for stopping by and commenting!

  9. I've been in the mood for some contemporary romance lately too! Thanks for stopping by and commenting Krystianna!

  10. Thanks Lark! It was a beautiful wedding. She was radiant! I do hope things slow down a bit, but I'm thankful to have plenty to do. Thanks for stopping by and commenting!

  11. I've really enjoyed the Summer series by CJ Duggan, so I'm definitely looking forward to digging into this one! Thanks for stopping by and commenting Lisa!

  12. It's all about balance, right? Not too busy to be exhausted, and not too slow so that it's boring. Thanks for stopping by Lola!

  13. Great haul! I have not heard of this one until now but it does seem pretty good. I've been in the mood for romances lately. I hope you enjoy your book Sandy! :)

    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian