Sunday, August 2, 2015

Sunday Post - 159 & Stacking the Shelves - 114

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.

So this past week...wasn't the greatest blogging wise. Not going to go into that much, but sometimes people suck. I have to say, that I'm finding it really hard not to be a passive aggressive jerk, but I'm doing my best to fight that side of myself and take the high road whenever possible. I went out on Friday with my work team for lunch for my birthday (over a month late). Husband and I thought we might have some A/C issues, but all turned out okay--praise God. We watched About Time Friday night not really knowing much about it. Wow. Good movie, but unexpectedly really emotional--especially with everything Husband has been through with the loss of his father recently and with our little one on the way. I got my hair trimmed and highlighted on Saturday. The joys of a fresh hair cut. Oh and my computer updated to Windows 10. I'm still feeling things out to see whether I like it or not. This upcoming week should be eventful, but I'll wait to share that with you guys next week.


Monday: Review of Beautiful Sacrifice (The Maddox Brothers, # 3) by Jamie McGuire (4 Stars)
Tuesday: Top Ten Book Nerd Characters
Wednesday: Waiting on The Boy Most Likely To (My Life Next Door, # 2) by Huntley Fitzpatrick
Thursday: Review of Deep (Stage Dive, # 4) by Kylie Scott (2.5 Stars)
Saturday: July EOM Wrap Up


Monday: Review of Chasing Impossible (Pushing the Limits, # 5) by Katie McGarry
Tuesday: Top Ten Fairy Tale Retellings
Wednesday: Waiting on Wednesday
Thursday: Review of The Selection (The Selection, # 1) by Kiera Cass
Saturday: Discussions Only We Know: Blogging Manifesto

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Stacking the Shelves is hosted by Tynga's Reviews.

A Thousand Nights

By: EK Johnston

Expected Publication: October 6th 2015 by Disney Hyperion

336 pages

Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Retellings

Source: Publisher via NetGalley (Thank you!!)

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Goodreads description--Lo-Melkhiin killed three hundred girls before he came to her village, looking for a wife. When she sees the dust cloud on the horizon, she knows he has arrived. She knows he will want the loveliest girl: her sister. She vows she will not let her be next.

And so she is taken in her sister's place, and she believes death will soon follow. Lo-Melkhiin's court is a dangerous palace filled with pretty things: intricate statues with wretched eyes, exquisite threads to weave the most beautiful garments. She sees everything as if for the last time.But the first sun rises and sets, and she is not dead. Night after night, Lo-Melkhiin comes to her and listens to the stories she tells, and day after day she is awoken by the sunrise. Exploring the palace, she begins to unlock years of fear that have tormented and silenced a kingdom. Lo-Melkhiin was not always a cruel ruler. Something went wrong.

Far away, in their village, her sister is mourning. Through her pain, she calls upon the desert winds, conjuring a subtle unseen magic, and something besides death stirs the air.

Back at the palace, the words she speaks to Lo-Melkhiin every night are given a strange life of their own. Little things, at first: a dress from home, a vision of her sister. With each tale she spins, her power grows. Soon she dreams of bigger, more terrible magic: power enough to save a king, if she can put an end to the rule of a monster.

My Life Next Door (My Life Next Door, # 1)

By: Huntley Fitzpatrick

Published: June 14th 2012 by Dial Books For Young Readers

394 pages

Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, Realistic Fiction

Source: Borrowed from the library

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Goodreads description--"One thing my mother never knew, and would disapprove of most of all, was that I watched the Garretts. All the time."

The Garretts are everything the Reeds are not. Loud, messy, affectionate. And every day from her rooftop perch, Samantha Reed wishes she was one of them . . . until one summer evening, Jase Garrett climbs up next to her and changes everything.

As the two fall fiercely for each other, stumbling through the awkwardness and awesomeness of first love, Jase's family embraces Samantha - even as she keeps him a secret from her own. Then something unthinkable happens, and the bottom drops out of Samantha's world. She's suddenly faced with an impossible decision. Which perfect family will save her? Or is it time she saved herself?

A transporting debut about family, friendship, first romance, and how to be true to one person you love without betraying another.

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!

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