Monday Update, Stacking the Shelves, Sunday Post

My Week in Review 2017 #15

This is my week in review, where I update you on my life~ reading, blogging and general. I will also be linking up with some amazing blogs.

Sunday Post

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer. 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.

Life Happenings:

I’ve scheduled all my memes out as far as they can go for the year {The Friday 56 & Thirsty Thursdays are scheduled out to the end of 2017, TTT through the list of current prompts, plus 2 freebies, and Cat Thursday through mid-October- I need more pictures!}. Of course this means I only have my update posts and reviews to write during the week. One would think that I would use the extra time for more reading, or maybe more sleep, or a multitude of other things I need to work on… but no, I’ve used the extra time to look for more memes! You can expect to see some more memes popping up here over the next several weeks, starting with Book Beginnings this week. Because I am crazy.

And because I am on a strict book budget, but I still want all the books, I picked up a bunch of free Kindle books this week. I also ended up with a $0.99 one as well because I didn’t realize I had left the free zone behind, but that’s ok, my budget does allow for a couple of inexpensive ($3.99 or less) Kindle books per month.

If you read my Bookish Community post this week {see below for a link}, you saw that my county has lost their library system. In June, the online access to Library2Go will also be eliminated for those using Douglas County library cards, so I won’t have access to my audio books until I am officially living in the city of Eugene or within Lane County {there are separate library systems in that county} unless I pay a monthly non-resident fee. That being said, I’m going to try to get through as many audio books from my list that I can over the next month or so while I still have access. I will be a lot slower with physical/digital reads for a while, but will probably clear through a lot of audio books during this time {I hope}. I’m still pretty upset that the library measure didn’t pass and that the county decided that cutting the libraries was the best solution to their budget problems. While I haven’t always been an avid library user in the past, I have always valued their importance in communities.

In completely unrelated news, my glasses came in and I am now trying to get used to the progressives. I can’t wear them to work on the computer yet because I haven’t found the right place to look through, so nothing is quite clear. I’m doing pretty well with the distance and reading portions, but as my eyes get tired through the day, have a harder time with them. I was told it can take up to two weeks to fully adjust and it’s only been a couple of days, so I’m just continuing to build on my wearing time.

Last Week on the Blog:

My Week in Review 2017 #14
Top Ten Tuesday~ Total Unique
Exploring Bookish Communities #4~ The Loss of Libraries
Cat Thursday #15
Thirsty Thursday & Hungry Hearts~ Geek Girl
The Friday 56~ River Road
Review: Buzz Books 2017 Young Adult Spring/Summer

This Week on the Blog:

Top Ten Tuesday~ You Make Me Want {to Read} You
April Blogoversary Giveaway!
Cat Thursday #16
Thirsty Thursday & Hungry Hearts~ Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock
The Friday 56~ The Handmaid’s Tale
Book Beginnings~ Illuminae
Review: The Promise Kitchen

Around the Blog World:

Expectations vs. Reality for Book Bloggers from Paper Fury


It’s Monday! What Are you Reading from The Book Date takes a look at the books we have been reading over the past week and what we’re planning to read next.

Currently Reading:

Heaven and Earth (Three Sisters Island, #2) Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Harry Potter, #7) The Opal Deception (Artemis Fowl, #4) City of Fallen Angels (The Mortal Instruments, #4) The Promise Kitchen Oz: The Complete Collection Today Will Be Different

Heaven and Earth//Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows//The Opal Deception//City of Fallen Angels//The Promise Kitchen//Oz: The Complete Collection//Today Will Be Different

Recently Completed:

Buzz Books 2017: Young Adult Spring/Summer  Across the Universe (Across the Universe, #1)  Queen of Babble (Queen of Babble, #1)

Buzz Books Young Adult 2017 Spring/Summer//Across the Universe//Queen of Babble

Up Next on TBR:

Face the Fire (Three Sisters Island, #3) Faking It (Losing It, #2) The Lost Colony (Artemis Fowl, #5) City of Lost Souls (The Mortal Instruments, #5) All the Good Parts Imperfectly Criminal (Imperfect, #2) Twenties Girl

Face the Fire//Faking It//The Lost Colony//City of Lost Souls//All the Good Parts//Imperfectly Criminal//Twenties Girl


I will also be linking this post to Stacking the Shelves with Tynga’s Reviews, a link up to share the new books we’ve added to our shelves over the past week.

New to the Shelves:

Borrowed Audio Books:

Evermore (The Immortals, #1)  The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (Sisterhood, #1)

Evermore//The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants

Free Kindle Books:

Nora & Kettle (Paper Stars, #1) Let's Be Just Friends (Just Friends, #1) Just Pretending (Hearts to Follow #1) Ethereal (Celestra, #1) The Summer We Believed (Denim Days #1) Star Struck (Star Kissed, #1) The Summer I Gave Up Boys (The Summer I Gave Up Boys, #1) Don't Just Speak Love Retrieval (The Retrieval Duet, #1) The Seven Steps to Closure Barefoot with a Bodyguard (Barefoot Bay Undercover, #1; Barefoot Bay Universe, #12) Bodyguard Dearest Teasing Destiny (Wishing Well, Texas #1) Not over You (Healing Springs, #1) SEAL for Her Protection (SEALs of Coronado, #1) A Stone in the Sea (Bleeding Stars, #1) In Too Deep (Roommates Trilogy, #1)  Until the End of the World (Until the End of the World #1) Forever Ours (Shattered Hearts, #1)

Nora & Kettle//Let’s Be Just Friends//Just Pretending//Ethereal//The Summer We Believed//Star Struck//The Summer I Gave Up Boys//Don’t Just Speak Love//Retrieval//The Seven Steps to Closure//Barefoot with a Bodyguard//Bodyguard Dearest//Teasing Destiny//Not Over You//SEAL For Her Protection//A Stone in the Sea//In Too Deep//Until the End of the World//Forever Ours

Purchased Kindle Book:

Discovering Zhara: Kissing Benton (Bad Boy Rebels Book 1)

Discovering Zhara: Kissing Benton

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