Sunday, December 30, 2018

Sunday Post & Stacking the Shelves - 12/30/18

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.

Last Sunday we were at my sister-in-law and brother-in-law's house. We hung out until right after lunch and then came home. We'd planned to make and decorate cookies for Santa, but we never ended up getting around to them. By the time we got home and had dinner there was no time. Monday, we went to my parents' house. We already did Christmas with them two weeks ago so we just went to spend time together. My brother, sister-in-law, and their kids came also, and we played games, ate soup, and just hung out. Monday night was the mad rush to get Santa done after the kids went to bed. Thankfully they were both exhausted from playing so hard the day before. Tuesday we got up and opened presents. My kids aren't old enough to really wake up early so we just got up at normal time, but that was beyond fine with me. Little Boy is still only a little over a year old so a lot of the events went over his head, but he still had a blast. Little Girl is 3 now so she's enjoying Santa and Christmas more and more. For lunch we went over to Husband's mom's house. His older sister and their family were late getting on the road so we didn't open presents with them until after dinner. Wednesday, Husband was back to work, and we were back to normal. Usually, I put off taking down the tree until New Years Day, but this year that thing had to go. We're planning soon to take up the carpet and put down laminate so we've got to clear out that room ASAP. Friday I had a dentist appointment so the kids spent most of the day with Grammy. After the dentist I had to get groceries. I came home and put them away, then shredded the meat off a rotisserie chicken. The kids got home and I put them down for nap and quiet time. Then I worked on taking the tree down some more. And then I made bacon chips to take to my aunt's house for a party with her family. Saturday we did NOTHING! It was glorious.


Monday: No Blog Posts
Wednesday: Can't Wait for Be the Girl by KA Tucker
Thursday Review of The Ones You Fight For (The Ones Who Got Away, # 3) by Roni Loren


Monday: Review of Bring Down the Stars (The Beautiful Hearts, # 1) by Emma Scott
Wednesday: Can't Wait for Wednesday
Thursday December 2018 EOM Wrap Up
Friday: 2018 EOY Wrap Up

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Stacking the Shelves is hosted by Tynga's Reviews.

Stormcaster (Shattered Realms, # 3)

By: Cinda Williams Chima

Publication: April 3rd 2018 by HarperTeen

544 pages

Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy

Source: Personal Kindle Library

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Goodreads description--The third book in the thrilling four-book Shattered Realms series from New York Times bestselling author Cinda Williams Chima

The empress in the east—the unspeakably cruel ruler whose power grew in Flamecaster and Shadowcaster—tightens her grip in this chilling third installment in the series.

Vagabond seafarer Evan Strangward can move the ocean and the wind, but his magical abilities seem paltry in comparison to Empress Celestine’s. As Celestine’s bloodsworn armies grow, Evan travels to the Fells to warn the queendom of her imminent invasion. If he can’t convince the Gray Wolf queen to take a stand, he knows that the Seven Realms will fall. Among the dead will be the one person Evan can’t stand to lose.

Meanwhile, the queen’s formidable daughter, Princess Alyssa ana’Raisa, is already a prisoner aboard the empress’s ship. Lyss may be the last remaining hope of bringing down the empress from within her own tightly controlled territory.

Multiple intricately interwoven storylines converge in this gripping novel about a brave, coordinated effort to undermine a horrific tyrant.

Alex, Approximately

By: Jenn Bennett

Publication: April 4th 2017 by Simon Pulse

400 pages

Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary

Source: Personal Kindle Library

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Goodreads description--In this delightfully charming teen spin on You’ve Got Mail, the one guy Bailey Rydell can’t stand is actually the boy of her dreams—she just doesn’t know it yet.

Classic movie buff Bailey “Mink” Rydell has spent months crushing on a witty film geek she only knows online by “Alex.” Two coasts separate the teens until Bailey moves in with her dad, who lives in the same California surfing town as her online crush.

Faced with doubts (what if he’s a creep in real life—or worse?), Bailey doesn’t tell Alex she’s moved to his hometown. Or that she’s landed a job at the local tourist-trap museum. Or that she’s being heckled daily by the irritatingly hot museum security guard, Porter Roth—a.k.a. her new arch-nemesis. But life is whole lot messier than the movies, especially when Bailey discovers that tricky fine line between hate, love, and whatever-it-is she’s starting to feel for Porter.

And as the summer months go by, Bailey must choose whether to cling to a dreamy online fantasy in Alex or take a risk on an imperfect reality with Porter. The choice is both simpler and more complicated than she realizes, because Porter Roth is hiding a secret of his own: Porter is Alex…Approximately.

Always and Forever, Lara Jean (To All the Boys I've Loved Before, # 3)

By: Jenny Han

Publication: April 4th 2017 by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers

320 pages

Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary

Source: Personal Kindle Library

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Goodreads description--Lara Jean’s letter-writing days aren’t over in this surprise follow-up to the New York Times bestselling To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before and P.S. I Still Love You.

Lara Jean is having the best senior year a girl could ever hope for. She is head over heels in love with her boyfriend, Peter; her dad’s finally getting remarried to their next door neighbor, Ms. Rothschild; and Margot’s coming home for the summer just in time for the wedding.

But change is looming on the horizon. And while Lara Jean is having fun and keeping busy helping plan her father’s wedding, she can’t ignore the big life decisions she has to make. Most pressingly, where she wants to go to college and what that means for her relationship with Peter. She watched her sister Margot go through these growing pains. Now Lara Jean’s the one who’ll be graduating high school and leaving for college and leaving her family—and possibly the boy she loves—behind.

When your heart and your head are saying two different things, which one should you listen to?

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 comment:

  1. Your holiday with family sounds glorious. I remember when my daughter was 18 mos and she put on every clothing items she or I got as a present, she just kept layering as each thing was opened. She looked like the PIllsbury doughboy and of course everything of mine was HUGE on her. I think I only got socks but they came up to her waist; she was only about 25 pounds.

    Robin read Stormcaster for a review at Books of My Heart and liked it a lot. 4.5 hearts I hope you enjoy it also.

    Doing nothing is also great. Happy New Year! Anne - Books of My Heart