Sunday, December 18, 2016

Sunday Post - 226 & Stacking the Shelves - 162

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.

Monday Little Girl and I went to my mom's to hang out with her and my sister and niece. We had a good day. Wednesday I took her to see Santa. She didn't cry, but she didn't smile either. Seriously, that was progress from her screaming picture last year. We also ran by Hobby Lobby to get more wrapping paper. Thursday we did our grocery shopping. Friday night my aunt had us over in a big family holiday gathering. Growing up, we used to go to her house on Christmas Eve. But now that we're all adults with our own families we only get to see each other about once a year. Saturday, I was so thankful for a down day.


Monday: Review of Archer's Voice by Mia Sheridan (2.5 Stars)
Tuesday: Top Ten Books I'm Anticipating Q1/Q2 2017
Wednesday: Waiting on Until It Fades by KA Tucker
Thursday: 2017 Series Enders Reading Challenge - Goals
Friday: Cover Doubles - # 4


Monday: Review A Noble Masquerade (Hawthorne House, # 1) by Kristi Ann Hunter
Tuesday: Top Ten Books I Hope Santa Brings Me
Wednesday: Waiting on Wednesday
Friday: 2016 Series Enders Reading Challenge - December Wrap Up

Don’t forget to sign up for the 2017 Series Enders Reading Challenge! You have until December 15, 2017 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.

Love and First Sight

By: Josh Sundquist

Expected Publication: January 3rd 2017 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

288 pages

Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary

( Goodreads | Amazon | Book Depository )

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Goodreads description--In his debut novel, YouTube personality and author of We Should Hang Out Sometime Josh Sundquist explores the nature of love, trust, and romantic attraction.

On his first day at a new school, blind sixteen-year-old Will Porter accidentally groped a girl on the stairs, sat on another student in the cafeteria, and somehow drove a classmate to tears. High school can only go up from here, right?

As Will starts to find his footing, he develops a crush on a charming, quiet girl named Cecily. Then an unprecedented opportunity arises: an experimental surgery that could give Will eyesight for the first time in his life. But learning to see is more difficult than Will ever imagined, and he soon discovers that the sighted world has been keeping secrets. It turns out Cecily doesn't meet traditional definitions of beauty--in fact, everything he'd heard about her appearance was a lie engineered by their so-called friends to get the two of them together. Does it matter what Cecily looks like? No, not really. But then why does Will feel so betrayed?

Told with humor and breathtaking poignancy, Love and First Sight is a story about how we related to each other and the world around us.

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. I want to read Love and First Sight so bad! I loved Josh's other book and can't wait to read this one!

    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

  2. It sounds like you were happy bust this week. I hear ya about some down time. LOL

    Have a Happy Holiday!

    My Sunday Post

  3. Glad your daughter's getting used to Santa!

    Here’s my Sunday Post!

    Ronyell @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog and join in this week’s Book Photo Sundays!

  4. I've not heard of this book! YouTube star, huh. I hope you enjoy it when you get the chance to read it!

    Have a fabulous week, Sandy. :)

    Check out my STS post!

  5. Just an FYI---the image in this post links to your 2016 challenge sign-up instead of the 2016 one. No big deal, since you also have the text link, but I just thought I'd let you know. I think I'm going to join this one this year! Just need to get my sign-up post written.

  6. I really enjoyed it so I hope you get around to reading it soon! Thanks for stopping by Krystianna!

  7. Thanks for stopping by Laura! Hope you had a great holiday season too!

  8. I enjoyed it a good bit more than I expected. Thanks for stopping by Alyssa!

  9. Thank you so much Nicole! I always use to prior year as a template for creating the new posts and sometimes I miss a link here or there. I really appreciate it. And good luck with the challenge!