Sunday, November 13, 2016

Sunday Post - 221 & Stacking the Shelves - 158

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 was a whirlwind. (They all seem to be lately.) Monday I had a hair appointment so my mother-in-law babysat for me. She actually took Little Girl most of the day for me. I did a few little cleaning projects at the house, but I had 3 glorious hours to do nothing but read! That's unheard of these days, and it was a nice day. Tuesday I went to vote (we won't go into details there). Husband and I did stay up late watching the results. I think I went to bed at 12:30 am and he stayed up until about 2:00 am. Thursday night my parents came over. My dad built a cabinet to go in our master bathroom on the wall over the toilet. It's a small bathroom so any extra storage is a huge deal and having my dad be able to build and install it for us saved us a good bit of money. Friday Little Girl had a doctor's appointment. Just the normal check up, but she did have to get shots...bless her! She's also in the top 95% for height.

THIS PAST WEEK:

Monday: Review of Rules of Attraction (Perfect Chemistry, # 2) by Simone Elkeles (4 Stars)
Tuesday: Last 10 Books I've Added to My TBR List
Wednesday: Waiting on Gilded Cage (Dark Gifts, # 1) by Vic James

UPCOMING THIS WEEK:

Monday: Review of November Snow (Bad Bloods, # 2) by Shannon A Thompson
Tuesday: Top Ten Tuesday
Wednesday: Waiting on Wednesday

Don’t forget to sign up for the 2016 Series Enders Reading Challenge! You have until December 15, 2016 to sign up. Each month there will be a giveaway for those participating with an end of the year giveaway too! Click on the picture below or the link above to find out more!

Stacking the Shelves is hosted by Tynga's Reviews.

Wild at Heart: Discovering the Secret of a Man's Soul

By: John Eldredge

Published: April 1st 2001 by Thomas Nelson

256 pages

Genre: Nonfiction, Christian, Spirituality

Source: Personal Kindle Library ($1.99 Kindle Deal)

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Goodreads description--God designed men to be dangerous, says John Eldredge. Simply look at the dreams and desires written in the heart of every boy: To be a hero, to be a warrior, to live a life of adventure and risk. Sadly, most men abandon those dreams and desires-aided by a Christianity that feels like nothing more than pressure to be a "nice guy." It is no wonder that many men avoid church, and those who go are often passive and bored to death. In this provocative book, Eldredge gives women a look inside the true heart of a man and gives men permission to be what God designed them to be-dangerous, passionate, alive, and free!

The Odds of Loving Grover Cleveland

By: Rebekah Crane

Expected Publication: December 1st 2016 by Skyscape

260 pages

Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary

Source: Amazon Kindle First (Thank you!!)

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Goodreads description--According to sixteen-year-old Zander Osborne, nowhere is an actual place—and she’s just fine there. But her parents insist that she get out of her head—and her home state—and attend Camp Padua, a summer camp for at-risk teens.

Zander does not fit in—or so she thinks. She has only one word for her fellow campers: crazy. In fact, the whole camp population exists somewhere between disaster and diagnosis. There’s her cabinmate Cassie, a self-described manic-depressive-bipolar-anorexic. Grover Cleveland (yes, like the president), a cute but confrontational boy who expects to be schizophrenic someday, odds being what they are. And Bek, a charmingly confounding pathological liar.

But amid group “share-apy” sessions and forbidden late-night outings, unlikely friendships form, and as the Michigan summer heats up, the four teens begin to reveal their tragic secrets. Zander finds herself inextricably drawn to Grover’s earnest charms, and she begins to wonder if she could be happy. But first she must come completely unraveled to have any hope of putting herself back together again.

Empire of Storms (Throne of Glass, # 5)

By: Sarah J Maas

Published: September 6th 2016 by Bloomsbury USA Childrens

704 pages

Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Magic, Fae, Witches

Source: Borrowed from Holly

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Goodreads description--The long path to the throne has only just begun for Aelin Galathynius. Loyalties have been broken and bought, friends have been lost and gained, and those who possess magic find themselves at odds with those who don't.

As the kingdoms of Erilea fracture around her, enemies must become allies if Aelin is to keep those she loves from falling to the dark forces poised to claim her world. With war looming on all horizons, the only chance for salvation lies in a desperate quest that may mark the end of everything Aelin holds dear.

Aelin's journey from assassin to queen has entranced millions across the globe, and this fifth installment will leave fans breathless. Will Aelin succeed in keeping her world from splintering, or will it all come crashing down?

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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