Sunday, October 8, 2017

Sunday Post & Stacking the Shelves - 10/8/17

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.

You guys there is so, so much going on in our family right now. My mom had an accident last Saturday that essentially completely severed her thumb. Because of the location of the injury the doctors are still unsure if it can be saved. They've sewn it back on but were unable to reattach blood vessels as they were too small, so we're in a waiting game to see if the vessels will rejuvenate (??) or if the thumb will have to be amputated. Please keep her in your prayers if you pray. My Husband's side of the family has some conflict going on as well that's causing some major stress to the entire family. I won't go into details there, but we are both beyond ready for some resolution there also. I'm 37 weeks this week so we're getting really, really close to meeting Baby Boy. Husband's work had a shower for us on Thursday. We weren't expecting that so it was super nice of them to do. Friday I had another doctor's appointment and ultrasound. Baby Boy is measuring about 6 pounds and 6 ounces so far. My grandmother is certain he'll weigh 8 pounds at birth which isn't unlikely at this point. And Saturday I spent working on freezer meal prep so I won't have to worry about cooking too much after his birth.

My annual "All Things Halloween" event is still going on--through the entire month of October--where I feature reviews from Halloween-y genres (fantasy, paranormal, supernatural, sci-fi, horror, mystery, thriller, and suspense). Over the last few years I've had mostly fantasy books as I just haven't been in the mood for much horror, but still...these are books that can get you in the mood for Halloween.


Monday: All Things Halloween Review of The Raven King (The Raven Cycle, # 4) by Maggie Stiefvater (3 Stars)
Tuesday: Top Ten New Book Boyfriends
Wednesday: Can't Wait for The Masterpiece by Francine Rivers


Monday: All Things Halloween Review of The Bird and the Sword (The Bird and the Sword Chronicles, # 1) by Amy Harmon
Tuesday: Top Ten Tuesday
Wednesday: Can't Wait for Wednesday

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.

Without Merit

By: Colleen Hoover

Expected Publication: October 3rd 2017 by Atria Books

384 pages

Genre: New Adult, Contemporary

Source: Personal Kindle Library

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Goodreads description--Not every mistake deserves a consequence. Sometimes the only thing it deserves is forgiveness.

The Voss family is anything but normal. They live in a repurposed church, newly baptized Dollar Voss. The once cancer-stricken mother lives in the basement, the father is married to the mother’s former nurse, the little half-brother isn’t allowed to do or eat anything fun, and the eldest siblings are irritatingly perfect. Then, there’s Merit.

Merit Voss collects trophies she hasn’t earned and secrets her family forces her to keep. While browsing the local antiques shop for her next trophy, she finds Sagan. His wit and unapologetic idealism disarm and spark renewed life into her—until she discovers that he’s completely unavailable. Merit retreats deeper into herself, watching her family from the sidelines when she learns a secret that no trophy in the world can fix.

Fed up with the lies, Merit decides to shatter the happy family illusion that she’s never been a part of before leaving them behind for good. When her escape plan fails, Merit is forced to deal with the staggering consequences of telling the truth and losing the one boy she loves.

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. Oh no! I'm so sorry to hear about your mother. I hope it all goes well.

    That's exciting about baby boy though! Smart thinking about that meal prep, I'm sure that will come in handy. :)

  2. Oh my, I am so sorry to hear about your mother. I hope they are able to do something for her. Family struggles are always stressful, and I hope that all settles soon for ya'll also. ya'll have enough going on. {hugh}

  3. Sorry about the drama going on in the family. I hope your mother is doing okay.

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  4. Thanks so much! Unfortunately we still don't know if she'll get to keep it. She goes back to the doctor on Monday. I actually did some freezer meal prep when my daughter was born and it was a lifesaver. Plus our church family brought us meals twice a week for 6 weeks which was BEYOND AWESOME! So helpful! Thanks for stopping by and commenting!

  5. Thank Jenea. We still don't know if she'll be able to keep her thumb or not. She goes back to the doctor on Monday. But thankfully things seem to be calming down with Husband's family so that's good. Thanks so much for your kind words! Hope you have a great week!