Sunday, September 15, 2019

Sunday Post & Stacking the Shelves - 9/15/19

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.

Husband was off work all but Tuesday of the week before last. He needed to use some PTO. It was really nice having him home. We left Friday after getting Little Girl from school for LaGrange, Georgia to spend the weekend at Great Wolf Lodge. This was our first real vacation with having two kids. I mean we've been to visit relatives but not really a family vacation. And since we took two trips earlier this summer without them we really wanted to take them somewhere they would enjoy. The kids had a blast. They loved the water park. Little Girl probably enjoyed it the most of all of us. I had to keep telling her she couldn't just run off without me. Little Boy did have fun, but boy did he want Daddy to just carry him around a lot. The kids were late getting to bed the first night but slept really well. And then none of us slept good Saturday night. We left after breakfast and check out Sunday morning to go visit our niece and her newborn baby. This week was back to normal. Back in our own beds and on our normal schedule. Little Girl is loving school still. Even on days that aren't school days (she only goes 3 days a week) she asks me if she can go to school anyway. We went for walks when we could (weather depending since it's been so hot). Played outside. I've been catching up on things around the house. It's amazing how being gone a little over 48 hours causes a back up in ALL THE THINGS.

THE PAST TWO WEEKS:

Monday 9/2: Labor Day (US) - No Blog Post
Wednesday 9/4: Can't Wait for Would Like to Meet by Rachel Winters
Thursday 9/5: Review of Verity (The Sugar Baron's Daughter, # 2) by Lisa T Bergren (4 Stars)

Monday 9/9: Review of Always and Forever, Lara Jean (To All the Boys I've Loved Before, # 3) by Jenny Han (4.5 Stars)
Tuesday 9/10: Ten Books I Have Been Avoiding Reading
Wednesday 9/11: Can't Wait for The Runaway Bride (The Bride Ships, # 2) by Jody Hedlund

UPCOMING THIS WEEK:

Monday: Review of Never Have I Ever by Lauren Blakely
Tuesday: Top Ten Tuesday?
Wednesday: Can't Wait for Wednesday

Don’t forget to link up for the 2019 Series Enders Reading Challenge! You have until December 15th, 2019 to sing 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.

Devil's Ballast

By: Meg Caddy

Publication: May 7th 2019 by Text Publishing

288 pages

Genre: Young Adult, Historical Fiction

Source: Publisher via Edelweiss (Thank you!!)

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Goodreads description--ANNE Bonny was eighteen when she ran away from her violent husband, James, into the arms of pirate captain Calico Jack Rackham. Now she’s ensconced aboard Jack’s ship Ranger, passing as a cabin boy, and playing her ruthless part in a crew that is raining down mayhem and murder on the ships of the Caribbean.

But James Bonny is willing to pay to get his ‘property’ back. And pirate-hunter Captain Barnet is happy to take his money.

The Ranger’s a fast ship: Anne might just be able to outrun Barnet. But can she outrun the consequences of her relationship with Calico Jack?

Action-packed yet nuanced, culturally relevant and sharp as a cutlass, this new novel by the remarkable Meg Caddy brings to life one of history’s most fascinating anti-heroines.

Realm of Knights (Knights of the Realm, # 1)

By: Jennifer Anne Davis

Publication: September 10th 2019 by Reign Publishing

270 pages

Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy

Source: Publisher via NetGalley (Thank you!!)

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Goodreads description--Reid has spent her whole life pretending to be a man so she can inherit her father’s estate, but when a chance encounter threatens to expose her lie, she is forced to risk everything.

In the kingdom of Marsden, women are subservient to men and land can only pass from father to son. So when Reid Ellington is born, the fifth daughter to one of the wealthiest landholders in the kingdom, it’s announced that Reid is a boy.

Eighteen years later, Reid struggles to conceal the fact she’s actually a young woman. Every day, her secret becomes harder to keep. When one of Marsden’s princes sees her sparring with a sword, she is forced to accept his offer and lead her father’s soldiers to the border. Along the way, she discovers a covert organization within the army known as the Knights of the Realm. If Reid wants to save her family from being arrested for treason and robbed of their inheritance, she will have to join the Knights and become a weapon for the crown.

To protect her family, Reid must fight like a man. To do that, she’ll need the courage of a woman.

The Stars We Steal

By: Alexa Donne

Publication: February 4th 2020 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

400 pages

Genre: Young Adult, Science Fiction, Retellings

Source: Publisher via Edelweiss (Thank you!!)

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Goodreads description--Engagement season is in the air. Eighteen-year-old Princess Leonie “Leo” Kolburg, heir to a faded European spaceship, only has one thing on her mind: which lucky bachelor can save her family from financial ruin?

But when Leo’s childhood friend and first love Elliot returns as the captain of a successful whiskey ship, everything changes. Elliot was the one that got away, the boy Leo’s family deemed to be unsuitable for marriage. Now, he’s the biggest catch of the season and he seems determined to make Leo’s life miserable. But old habits die hard, and as Leo navigates the glittering balls of the Valg Season, she finds herself failing for her first love in a game of love, lies, and past regrets.

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!

3 comments:

  1. Jessica @ a GREAT readSeptember 15, 2019 at 7:41 AM

    Oh fun! That Great Wolf Lodge always looks like fun! My niece was supposed to have a party there once, but things happened and it never happened sadly.


    Nice new reads! Been seeing a lot of excitement for Alexa's new book! I'm curious about it myself. It has a gorgeous cover too! Happy Reading!


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  2. I’m glad you enjoyed your break with the kids.
    Your new Netgalley books sound exciting, enjoy!

    Have a great reading week

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  3. Oh I love your fun family vacation! Routine is nice though. I am STILL catching up things from moving but it's getting there. Have a lovely week!

    Anne - Books of My Heart Here is my Sunday Post

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