My Week in Review 2017 #16

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:

This has just been a weird week. Between more staffing issues at work, getting sick {again}, and life in general, I didn’t get much reading done this week and I didn’t get a review up this week. I’m hoping next week will be a little more normal.

Today I’ll be having brunch with my family, then dinner out with a co-worker and movies with my team. We’re going to see Beauty and the Beast finally!

Last Week on the Blog:

My Week in Review 2017 #15
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

This Week on the Blog:

Top Ten Tuesday~ Literary Turn-Offs
April Challenge Update
Cat Thursday #17
Thirsty Thursday & Hungry Hearts~Are We There Yet?
The Friday 56~ Beautiful
Book Beginnings~ The Burning Page
April Mini Reviews

Around the Blog World:

Nothing this week

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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) Oz: The Complete Collection The Promise Kitchen Twenties Girl

Heaven and Earth//Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows//The Opal Deception//City of Fallen Angels//Oz: The Complete Collection//The Promise Kitchen//Twenties Girl

Recently Completed:

Today Will Be Different

Today Will be Different

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) Imperfectly Criminal (Imperfect, #2) All the Good Parts Good in Bed (Cannie Shapiro, #1)

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

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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:

Audio Books Borrowed:

Lucinda's Secret (The Spiderwick Chronicles, #3)  The Ironwood Tree (The Spiderwick Chronicles, #4)  Every Exquisite Thing

Spiderwick Chronicles Book 3 & 4//Every Exquisite Thing

**All covers link to Goodreads; all titles link to Amazon {affiliate}

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

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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

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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

**All covers link to Goodreads; all titles link to Amazon {affiliate}

My Week in Review 2017 #14

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:

It only took until April, but I finally plotted out which charities I’ll be donating to for the rest of the year for the charity challenge I’m participating in. All of the charities I chose help to fund things that are personally important to me. I’ve posted the full list on the Challenge page this week if anyone is interested. There are a couple of other charities that I wasn’t able to fit in this year, so I may need to find another way to incorporate them.

This week also included a very expensive eye exam. Ok, the exam was a reasonable price, the progressive bifocals I had to get after the exam were the expensive part. Right now I only wear glasses to drive at night or watch a movie, but I’m having a harder time reading road signs and my reading vision is starting to get a little blurry when I’m fatigued. Of course I have an astigmatism, so my vision generally gets blurrier the more tired I am. The initial charge was a bit of a shock, but at least it’s not a recurring monthly charge. It’ll take 7-10 days until my glasses are ready, but I do like the frames I picked out.

The first half of the week had some great weather, then we ended the week with rain and crazy wind. It knocked out power {at the grocery store and elsewhere}, toppled trees, and blew property all over the place. I found our trash can in the wood pile and our neighbor’s basketball hoop fell. We also lost several shingles off our roof, but thankfully have had no major damage.

Last Week on the Blog:

My Week in Review 2017 #13
Top Ten Tuesday~ Fangirling
More Than Books #4
Cat Thursday #14
Thirsty Thursday & Hungry Hearts~ The Museum of Heartbreak
The Friday 56~ A Dog’s Purpose
Review: Riley Unlikely

This Week on the Blog:

Top Ten Tuesday~ Totally Unique
Exploring Bookish Communities #4
Cat Thursday #15
Thirsty Thursday & Hungry Hearts~ Geek Girl
The Friday 56~ River Road
Review: Buzz Books 2017 Young Adult Spring/Summer

Around the Blog World:

Ebook or Physical? from Because Reading is Better Than Real Life

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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 Across the Universe (Across the Universe, #1)

Heaven and Earth//Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows//The Opal Deception//City of Fallen Angels//The Promise Kitchen//Oz: The Complete Collection//Across the Universe

Recently Completed:

Dangerous: Risky Business / Storm Warning / The Welcoming Come Away with Me (With Me in Seattle, #1) When Breath Becomes Air Mary Poppins (Mary Poppins, #1)

Dangerous//Come Away With Me//When Breath Becomes Air//Mary Poppins

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) Today Will Be Different

Face the Fire//Faking It//The Lost Colony//City of Lost Souls//All the Good Parts//Imperfectly Criminal//Today Will be Different

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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:

Audio books from the library:

Queen of Babble (Queen of Babble, #1)  Today Will Be Different  Twenties Girl  Good in Bed (Cannie Shapiro, #1)

Queen of Babble//Today Will Be Different//Twenties Girl//Good in Bed

My final* big physical book order from Book Outlet:

The Retribution of Mara Dyer (Mara Dyer, #3) Model Misfit (Geek Girl, #2) The Year We Turned Forty Shopaholic to the Stars (Shopaholic, #7) The Evolution of Mara Dyer (Mara Dyer, #2) The School of Essential Ingredients Silence Is Goldfish The Mystery Woman (Ladies of Lantern Street, #2) One Plus One That Perfect Someone (Malory-Anderson Family, #10) The Collector

The Retribution of Mara Dyer//Model Misfit//The Year We Turned Forty//Shopaholic to the Stars//The Evolution of Mara Dyer//The School of Essential Ingredients//Silence is Goldfish//The Mystery Woman//One Plus One//That Perfect Someone//The Collector

**All covers link to Goodreads; all titles link to Amazon {affiliate}

*until the next one

My Week in Review 2017 #13

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:

My week started with a visit to see Cheshire. Our visits are always so short, but now that the weather is improving, I should be able to visit more frequently… I hope.

Work was a little crazy this week as we were down a person and already short staffed, so I’m currently in the middle of a 10 day stretch. Thankfully I have a fun job and a really great team so it’s not too crazy. Plus I’ve hired some people, so that will fix the short staffed problem once we get them trained.

We continue to have lots of rain, it is Oregon after all, but are starting to see more sunny, warm days as well. Add that to the sun still shining when I get off work and my productivity is starting to soar. I love it!

Last Week on the Blog:

My Week in Review 2017 #12
Top Ten Tuesday~ Dream Dates
March Challenge Update
Cat Thursday #13
Thirsty Thursday & Hungry Hearts~ Holding Up the Universe
The Friday 56~ Spaceman
March Mini Reviews

This Week on the Blog:

Top Ten Tuesday~ Fangirling
More Than Books #4~ Drowning in Boxes
Cat Thursday #14
Thirsty Thursday & Hungry Hearts~ The Museum of Heartbreak
The Friday 56~ A Dog’s Purpose
Review: Riley Unlikely

Around the Blog World:

How to Think Up Discussion Ideas for Your Book Blog That Will Thrill Humans and Dragons Alike from Paper Fury
Jo Talks Books: On Parents in YA Fiction from Book Lovers Blog

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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:

Dangerous: Risky Business / Storm Warning / The Welcoming Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Harry Potter, #7) City of Fallen Angels (The Mortal Instruments, #4) The Opal Deception (Artemis Fowl, #4) The Promise Kitchen Oz: The Complete Collection When Breath Becomes Air Come Away with Me (With Me in Seattle, #1)

Dangerous//Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows//City of Fallen Angels//The Opal Deception//The Promise Kitchen//The Complete Oz Collection//When Breath Becomes Air//Come Away With Me

Recently Completed:

The Good Luck of Right Now  French Women Don't Get Fat: The Secret of Eating for Pleasure  The Eternity Code (Artemis Fowl, #3)  Riley Unlikely: How One Young Woman's Heart for Africa Is Changing the World

The Good Luck of Right Now//French Women Don’t Get Fat//The Eternity Code//Riley Unlikely

Up Next on TBR:

Heaven and Earth (Three Sisters Island, #2) Faking It (Losing It, #2) City of Lost Souls (The Mortal Instruments, #5) The Lost Colony (Artemis Fowl, #5) All the Good Parts Imperfectly Criminal (Imperfect, #2) Mary Poppins (Mary Poppins, #1)

Heaven and Earth//Faking It//City of Lost Souls//The Lost Colony//All the Good Parts//Imperfectly Criminal//Mary Poppins

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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:

Audio Books borrowed:

Mary Poppins (Mary Poppins, #1)  Across the Universe (Across the Universe, #1)

Mary Poppins//Across the Universe

Book Depository Order {physical books}:

Hollow City (Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children, #2)  Gemina (The Illuminae Files, #2)  Sleepless in Manhattan (From Manhattan with Love, #1)  Miracle on 5th Avenue (From Manhattan with Love, #3)  New York, Actually (From Manhattan with Love, #4)

Hollow City//Gemina//Sleepless in Manhattan//Miracle on 5th Avenue//New York, Actually

**All covers link to Goodreads; all titles link to Amazon {affiliate}

My Week in Review 2017 #12

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 was looking forward to participating in Bloggiesta for Spring because I had fun with it last year, but my schedule was too full this week to fit it in. It was review week at work and my boss came down to deliver my review and to sit in while I delivered my assistants’ reviews. This meant all of my extra time during the first half of the week was spent finalizing reviews and getting ready for the visit. {Which went great, by the way!}

I also managed to injure myself {again}, so spent the first part of the week in pain. I pinched a nerve in my lower back which then triggered some sciatica issues. Sitting was the worst, so my commutes were pretty awful. Thankfully it’s better now and I feel like myself again. I really need to start taking better care of myself so I stop having all of these weird issues and injuries.

My first Book Outlet order arrived, so many beautiful books {as you will see below}. I am still waiting for another Book Outlet order and a Book Depository order. These will probably be my last big hauls since my new strict budget goes into effect on the first.

The best news of the week, however, is that I am visiting Cheshire this weekend {so while my post is scheduled to go live on time, I will actually be linking up late in the day on Sunday}! I hate that so much time goes by between visits right now with my schedule.

Last Week on the Blog:

My Week in Review 2017 #11
Top Ten Tuesday~ Quick Reads
March Giveaway~ Holding Up the Universe
Cat Thursday #12
The Friday 56~ The 5th Wave
Review: March Buzz Books Monthly

This Week on the Blog:

Top Ten Tuesday~ Dream Dates
March Challenge Update
Cat Thursday #13
The Friday 56~ Spaceman
March Mini Reviews

Around the Blog World:

Up Close and {un}Conventional- Religion in Books from {un}Conventional Book Views
Ramblings from the Stacks- Series Reading and Genre Fatigue from I Wish I Lived in a Library
Discussion Posts: What Makes You Comment? from My Thoughts…Literally!

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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:

Dangerous: Risky Business / Storm Warning / The Welcoming Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Harry Potter, #7) The Good Luck of Right Now City of Fallen Angels (The Mortal Instruments, #4) The Eternity Code (Artemis Fowl, #3) Riley Unlikely: How One Young Woman's Heart for Africa Is Changing the World Oz: The Complete Collection

Dangerous//Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows//The Good Luck of Right Now//City of Fallen Angels//The Eternity Code//Riley Unlikely//The Complete Oz Collection

Recently Completed:

The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake  Stuart Little  City of Glass (The Mortal Instruments, #3)  The Last Olympian (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #5)

The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake//Stuart Little//City of Glass//The Last Olympian

Up Next on TBR:

Heaven and Earth (Three Sisters Island, #2) Faking It (Losing It, #2) The Opal Deception (Artemis Fowl, #4) The Promise Kitchen Imperfectly Criminal (Imperfect, #2) City of Lost Souls (The Mortal Instruments, #5)  French Women Don't Get Fat: The Secret of Eating for Pleasure

Heaven and Earth//Faking It//The Opal Deception//The Promise Kitchen//Imperfectly Criminal//City of Lost Souls//French Women Don’t Get Fat

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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:

This week’s audio books from the library:

French Women Don't Get Fat: The Secret of Eating for Pleasure   When Breath Becomes Air

French Women Don’t Get Fat//When Breath Becomes Air

Plus an eARC from Net Galley:

The Idea of You

The Idea of You

My first Book Outlet order {all physical books– don’t judge me, I said it was a huge order!}:

All the Bright Places Are We There Yet? The Bane Chronicles Broken Hearts, Fences, and Other Things to Mend (Broken Hearts & Revenge, #1) Everything, Everything Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock Geek Girl (Geek Girl, #1) How to Keep Rolling After a Fall I'll Give You the Sun Illuminae (The Illuminae Files, #1) Jackaby (Jackaby, #1) The Lifeboat Clique Love & Gelato The Museum of Heartbreak Our Chemical Hearts Pippi Longstocking Scarlett Epstein Hates It Here The Square Root of Summer The Start of Me and You To All the Boys I've Loved Before (To All the Boys I've Loved Before, #1) The Unexpected Everything Second Chance Summer

All the Bright Places//Are We There Yet?//The Bane Chronicles//Broken Hearts, Fences and Other Things to Mend//Everything, Everything//Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock//Geek Girl//How to Keep Rolling After a Fall//I’ll Give You the Sun//Illuminae//Jackaby//The Lifeboat Clique//Love and Gelato//The Museum of Heartbreak//Our Chemical Hearts//Pippi Longstocking//Scarlet Epstein Hates it Here//The Square Root of Summer//The Start of Me and You//To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before//The Unexpected Everything//Second Chance Summer

And I bought a Kindle ebook:

Take This Regret (Take This Regret, #1)

Take This Regret

**All covers link to Goodreads; all titles link to Amazon {affiliate}

My Week in Review 2017 #11

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:

After starting last week with snow, we started this week with a warm sunny day. I’m hoping this weather is here to stay. I can see lots of wild daffodils along the side of the road now as I drive to and from work. It makes me happy.

Of course I could have done without the other start to the week… namely the time change. I am not a fan. I have never been good at dealing with Daylight Savings Time and personally think it should be abolished, but that’s just me. I am always so groggy after the change and it takes a few days before my body gets with the program. Those days are incredibly unproductive as I walk around in a haze.

All of my book orders from last week have started arriving, so my book haul is pretty big this week. I still have an order from Book Depository that I haven’t received, as well as a rather large order from Book Outlet that should be here next week. I’ve put myself on a strict budget after this, so I will only have a few new books each month starting in April {in addition to audio books I check out and any eARCs I receive}.

I also put together some photo shoots for Bookstagram and am planning to feature some new photos there. I should get enough shots from these sessions and more this week to see me through a couple of months.

Last Week on the Blog:

My Week in Review 2017 #10
Top Ten Tuesday~ Spring Reading
Exploring Bookish Communities #3
Mini Blog Challenge Wrap Up
Cat Thursday #11
The Friday 56~ Ink and Bone
Review: Liar’s Key

This Week on the Blog:

Top Ten Tuesday~ Quick Reads
March Giveaway
Cat Thursday #12
The Friday 56~ The 5th Wave
Review: March Buzz Books Monthly

Around the Blog World:

Is There Such a Thing as a “Quick Post”? Let’s Discuss! from Feed Your Fiction Addiction

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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:

Dangerous: Risky Business / Storm Warning / The Welcoming Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Harry Potter, #7) The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake City of Glass (The Mortal Instruments, #3) The Last Olympian (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #5) The Eternity Code (Artemis Fowl, #3) Riley Unlikely: How One Young Woman's Heart for Africa Is Changing the World Oz: The Complete Collection

Dangerous//Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows//The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake//City of Glass//The Last Olympian//The Eternity Code//Riley Unlikely//The Complete Oz Collection

Recently Completed:

The Seeing Stone (The Spiderwick Chronicles, #2)  Bitter Is the New Black: Confessions of a Condescending, Egomaniacal, Self-Centered Smartass, Or, Why You Should Never Carry A Prada Bag to the Unemployment Office

The Spiderwick Chronicles Book 2//Bitter is the New Black

Up Next on TBR:

Heaven and Earth (Three Sisters Island, #2) Faking It (Losing It, #2) City of Fallen Angels (The Mortal Instruments, #4) The Opal Deception (Artemis Fowl, #4) The Promise Kitchen Imperfectly Criminal (Imperfect, #2) Stuart Little

Heaven and Earth//Faking It//City of Fallen Angels//The Opal Deception//The Promise Kitchen//Imperfectly Criminal//Stuart Little

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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:

Audio books borrowed:

Stuart Little  The Good Luck of Right Now

Stuart Little//The Good Luck of Right Now

Physical books purchased {Target}:

Carve the Mark (Carve the Mark #1)  The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing  A Study in Charlotte (Charlotte Holmes, #1)

Carve the Mark//The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up//A Study in Charlotte

Physical books received from Amazon order:

Adulting: How to Become a Grown-up in 468 Easy(ish) Steps  The Secret of Ella and Micha (The Secret, #1)   Wicked Sexy Liar (Wild Seasons, #4)   Wanderlost   The Midnight Star (The Young Elites, #3)

Adulting//The Secret of Ella and Micha//Wicked Sexy Liar//Wanderlost//The Midnight Star

And from Book Depository:

A Monster Calls  To Kill a Mockingbird   The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet (Wayfarers, #1)   A Man Called Ove

A Monster Calls//To Kill a Mockingbird//The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet//A Man Called Ove

And a few from Barnes & Noble:

Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda  The Winner's Curse (The Winner's Trilogy, #1)  The Winner's Crime (The Winner's Trilogy, #2)  The Winner's Kiss (The Winner's Trilogy, #3)  P.S. I Like You

Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda//The Winner’s Curse//The Winner’s Crime//The Winner’s Kiss//P.S. I Like You

**All covers link to Goodreads; all titles link to Amazon {affiliate}

My Week in Review 2017 #10

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:

This past week started with more snow for us. Monday morning arrived with lots of snow falling, 2 jack-knifed semis and a 2 hour delay on the freeway, so I ended up staying home rather than battle the roadways. Thankfully the weather cleared up later in the day and the week actually ended up quite beautiful.

I’ve decided that I have a serious book buying problem right now and I really need to get it in gear so that I can focus on getting my apartment. I ordered more books from Amazon again this week, as well as another Book Depository order (I still have an earlier order I haven’t received yet too), plus I discovered the Book Outlet and did some serious shopping there. Of course, I went for over a year without being able to buy books at all, so I guess it’s only natural that I should go on a binge once I have a little money.

In addition to buying books, I hit the craft store and the dollar store and picked up some props that I can use for Bookstagram photos. I plan to do a big photo shoot next week and start updating my Instagram account again.

I’m doing well with the Mini Blog Ahead Challenge this time and currently have 23 posts scheduled. My goal is to have 30 posts scheduled by the end of the challenge {3/15} and I should meet that goal with no problem.

Last Week on the Blog:

My Week in Review 2017 #9
Top Ten Tuesday~ More Freebie Time
More Than Books #3
Cat Thursday #10
The Friday 56~ The Young Elites
Review: February Buzz Books Monthly

This Week on the Blog:

Top Ten Tuesday~ Spring Reading
Exploring Bookish Communities #3
Cat Thursday #11
The Friday 56~ Ink and Bone
Review: Liar’s Key

Around the Blog World:

Nothing to share this week.

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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:

Dangerous: Risky Business / Storm Warning / The Welcoming Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Harry Potter, #7) The Seeing Stone (The Spiderwick Chronicles, #2) City of Glass (The Mortal Instruments, #3) The Last Olympian (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #5) Oz: The Complete Collection Riley Unlikely: How One Young Woman's Heart for Africa Is Changing the World The Eternity Code (Artemis Fowl, #3)

Dangerous//Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows//The Spiderwick Chronicles 2//City of Glass//The Last Olympian//The Complete Oz Collection//Riley Unlikely//The Eternity Code

Recently Completed:

Bone Gap  The Field Guide (The Spiderwick Chronicles, #1)  Lost to You (Take This Regret, #0,5)  Liar's Key (Sharpe & Donovan, #6)  Blank 133x176

Bone Gap//The Spiderwick Chronicles Book 1//Lost to You//Liar’s Key//March Buzz Books Monthly

Up Next on TBR:

Heaven and Earth (Three Sisters Island, #2) Faking It (Losing It, #2) Bitter Is the New Black: Confessions of a Condescending, Egomaniacal, Self-Centered Smartass, Or, Why You Should Never Carry A Prada Bag to the Unemployment Office City of Fallen Angels (The Mortal Instruments, #4) Imperfectly Criminal (Imperfect, #2) The Promise Kitchen  The Opal Deception (Artemis Fowl, #4)

Heaven and Earth//Faking It//Bitter is the New Black//City of Fallen Angels//Imperfectly Criminal//The Promise Kitchen//The Opal Deception

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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:

This week’s audio books on loan:

Bitter Is the New Black: Confessions of a Condescending, Egomaniacal, Self-Centered Smartass, Or, Why You Should Never Carry A Prada Bag to the Unemployment Office  The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake

Bitter is the New Black//The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake

And some physical books from Book Depository:

Quidditch Through the Ages (Hogwarts Library)

Quidditch Through the Ages

Plus more physical books:

The A to Z of You and Me   Tempting Fate

The A-Z of You And Me//Tempting Fate

**All covers link to Goodreads; all titles link to Amazon {affiliate}

My Week in Review 2017 #9

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:

So this week something pretty big actually happened… I bought a car! I was looking for a used car, but ended up buying new. I was pretty surprised when it all went down, but am so happy to have wheels of my own again so I can stop borrowing my dad’s truck {which is a gas guzzler}. I’ve never bought a brand new car before, only used, so this was a different experience for me. I mean, they delivered the car to my house, I didn’t have to go to the dealership. And it literally had 49 miles on it when it was delivered {most of that from the drive between the dealership and my house}.

Of course, this means I’ll have to cut back on my book buying… I have a couple of orders still in transit from Book Depository, but they might be the last ones I buy for a bit {or not}. I’ll definitely have to cut back when I finally find an apartment. That just means I’ll have to read from my hefty TBR pile {currently boxes} and maybe start hitting the library for physical books again rather than just the audio books I’ve been getting lately. Speaking of audio books, since my car syncs with my iPhone, I’m able to listen through the car stereo now while I’m driving. It’s pretty cool!

In addition to car buying, I’ve been working A LOT this week. One of my assistant managers has been out most of the week so my other two assistants and I have been covering all of her shifts and have been putting in a lot of hours. It also means going over a week without a day off. I’m about halfway through the stretch right now and already pretty tired, but I’ll get through it. I just might not have time to read as much this week.

Last Week on the Blog:

My Week in Review 2017 #8
Top Ten Tuesday~ It’s a Freebie
Mini Blog Ahead Challenge Sign Up
February Challenge Update
Cat Thursday #9
The Friday 56~ The Elite
Review: Kisses on a Paper Airplane

This Week on the Blog:

Top Ten Tuesday~ More Freebie Time
More Than Books #3
Cat Thursday #10
The Friday 56~ The Young Elites
Review: February Buzz Books Monthly

Around the Blog World:

A Book Blogger’s Guide to Acronyms, Terms, and Slang from Feed Your Fiction Addiction
Discussion: Spoilers… How Soon is too Soon? from The Book Addict’s Guide
Jo Talks Books: On Actual YAs in the YA Community from Book Lovers Blog

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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:

Dangerous: Risky Business / Storm Warning / The Welcoming  Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Harry Potter, #7)  Bone Gap  City of Glass (The Mortal Instruments, #3)  The Last Olympian (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #5)  Lost to You (Take This Regret, #0,5)  Liar's Key (Sharpe & Donovan, #6)  The Eternity Code (Artemis Fowl, #3)

Dangerous//Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows//Bone Gap//City of Glass//The Last Olympian//Lost to You//Liar’s Key//The Eternity Code

Recently Completed:

Every Day (Every Day, #1)   Tempting Autumn (The Four Seasons #2)   Carry On   February Buzz Books Monthly

Every Day//Tempting Autumn//Carry On//February Buzz Books Monthly

Up Next on TBR:

Heaven and Earth (Three Sisters Island, #2)  Faking It (Losing It, #2)  The Field Guide (The Spiderwick Chronicles, #1)  The Seeing Stone (The Spiderwick Chronicles, #2)  City of Fallen Angels (The Mortal Instruments, #4)  Oz: The Complete Collection  Riley Unlikely: How One Young Woman's Heart for Africa Is Changing the World  The Opal Deception (Artemis Fowl, #4)

Heaven and Earth//Faking It//The Spiderwick Chronicles 1 & 2//City of Fallen Angels//The Complete Oz Collection//Riley Unlikely//The Opal Deception

 

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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:

I received some eARCs from Net Galley:

The Sweetest Kiss (Kissed by the Bay #4)  Evie's Year of Taking Chances  The Luster of Lost Things  Miss Mary's Book of Dreams: A magical story of family, love and starting again   Geekerella  The Little French Bistro: A Novel  Hurricane (Cutter Cay #5)  Hello, Sunshine

The Sweetest Kiss//Evie’s Year of Taking Chances//The Luster of Lost Things//Miss Mary’s Book of Dreams//Geekerella//The Little French Bistro//Hurricane//Hello, Sunshine

My first Book Depository order arrived… and part of my second {physical books}:

Salt to the Sea   I Was Here   An Abundance of Katherines  The Tales of Beedle the Bard

Salt to the Sea//I Was Here//An Abundance of Katherines//The Tales of Beetle the Bard

Plus I got an Amazon order in {physical books}:

Island of Glass (The Guardians Trilogy, #3)   The Burning Page (The Invisible Library, #3)   The Rose Society (The Young Elites, #2)

Island of Glass//The Burning Page//The Rose Society

I checked out some more audio books:

Bone Gap   The Field Guide (The Spiderwick Chronicles, #1)   The Seeing Stone (The Spiderwick Chronicles, #2)

Bone Gap//The Spiderwick Chronicles Book 1 & 2

And bought another physical book:

My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She's Sorry

My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry

**All covers link to Goodreads; all titles link to Amazon {affiliate}

My Week in Review 2017 #8

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:

So this week, aside from work and reading, absolutely nothing happened. I worked, I read, I worked on the blog, and I petted books… that was my week.

Last Week on the Blog:

My Week in Review 2017 #7
Top Ten Tuesday~ I Loved You More…
February 2017 Giveaway
Cat Thursday #8
The Friday 56~ Scrappy Little Nobody
February Mini Reviews

This Week on the Blog:

Top Ten Tuesday~ It’s a Freebie Week
February Challenge Update
Cat Thursday #9
The Friday 56~ The Elite
Review: Kisses on a Paper Airplane

Around the Blog World:

Up Close and (un)Conventional: Why I Read Romance from (un)Conventional Book Views
Discussion: On Being the Black Sheep from The Book Addict’s Guide
Big Books are Scary: My Thought Process from It Starts at Midnight

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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:

Dangerous: Risky Business / Storm Warning / The Welcoming  Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Harry Potter, #7)  Every Day (Every Day, #1)  City of Glass (The Mortal Instruments, #3)  The Last Olympian (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #5)  Tempting Autumn (The Four Seasons #2)  Liar's Key (Sharpe & Donovan, #6)

Dangerous//Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows//Every Day//City of Glass//The Last Olympian//Tempting Autumn//Liar’s Key

Recently Completed:

Imperfect Chemistry (Imperfect, #1)  Kisses On A Paper Airplane  City of Ashes (The Mortal Instruments, #2)  The Battle of the Labyrinth (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #4)  The Sweet Life in Paris: Delicious Adventures in the World's Most Glorious - and Perplexing - City  Under the Wide and Starry Sky

Imperfect Chemistry//Kisses on a Paper Airplane//City of Ashes//Battle of the Labyrinth//The Sweet Life in Paris//Under the Wide and Starry Sky

Up Next on TBR:

Heaven and Earth (Three Sisters Island, #2)  Faking It (Losing It, #2)  Carry On  City of Fallen Angels (The Mortal Instruments, #4)  The Eternity Code (Artemis Fowl, #3)  Lost to You (Take This Regret, #0,5)  The Future Tense of Joy: A Memoir

Heaven and Earth//Faking It//Carry On//City of Fallen Angels//The Eternity Code//Lost to You//The Future Tense of Joy

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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:

I purchased an ebook for my Kindle:

Imperfectly Criminal (Imperfect, #2)

Imperfectly Criminal

And borrowed a couple of audio books:

Every Day (Every Day, #1)   Carry On

Every Day//Carry On

Some physical books I had ordered came in:

Lola and the Boy Next Door (Anna and the French Kiss, #2)  Paper and Fire (The Great Library, #2)  Bay of Sighs (The Guardians Trilogy, #2)  The Masked City (The Invisible Library, #2)  Ugly Love

Lola and the Boy Next Door//Paper and Fire//Bay of Sighs//The Masked City//Ugly Love

**All covers link to Goodreads; all titles link to Amazon {affiliate}

My Week in Review 2017 #7

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 think the biggest thing that happened this week was getting a book from a stranger… a gift from Booksgiving. It was fun and exciting to come home to find a package that I didn’t order. Of course I also placed a new Amazon order and a Book Depository order… and I’m took a trip to Barnes & Noble {a very big trip}. I’m in a book buying mood of late.

Other than books, there was work. Valentine’s Day brought some treats from my assistants. In addition to the massive book haul, I also picked up a few magazines and a Cinderella Funko. And I lost one of my gold hoops, so I picked up a new pair of those too. I should probably stop shopping now.

Last Week on the Blog:

My Week in Review 2017 #6
Top Ten Tuesday~ It’s A Romance Thing
Exploring Bookish Communities #2
Cat Thursday #7
The Friday 56~ Finding It
Review: Book Buzz Monthly January

This Week on the Blog:

Top Ten Tuesday~ I Loved You More…
February 2017 Giveaway
Cat Thursday #8
The Friday 56~ Scrappy Little Nobody
February Mini Reviews

Around the Blog World:

Jo Talks Books: Where Are All the Single Characters in YA from Book Lovers Blog
Discussion Post: Is Hype a Good Thing or a Bad Thing? from My Thoughts… Literally!
Bookworm Problems: Emotionally UNSTABLE from Of Wonderland

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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:

Dangerous: Risky Business / Storm Warning / The Welcoming  The Sweet Life in Paris: Delicious Adventures in the World's Most Glorious - and Perplexing - City  Under the Wide and Starry Sky Kisses On A Paper Airplane  Imperfect Chemistry (Imperfect, #1)  City of Ashes (The Mortal Instruments, #2)  The Battle of the Labyrinth (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #4)

Dangerous//The Sweet Life in Paris//Under the Wide and Starry Sky//Kisses on a Paper Airplane//Imperfect Chemistry//City of Ashes//The Battle of the Labyrinth

Recently Completed:

January Buzz Books Monthly   Rising Strong   Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library (Mr. Lemoncello's Library #1)

Buzz Books Monthly January//Rising Strong//Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library

Up Next on TBR:

Heaven and Earth (Three Sisters Island, #2)  Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Harry Potter, #7)  Every Day (Every Day, #1)  Liar's Key (Sharpe & Donovan, #6)  Tempting Autumn (The Four Seasons #2)  City of Glass (The Mortal Instruments, #3)  The Last Olympian (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #5)

Heaven and Earth//Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows//Every Day//Liar’s Key//Tempting Autumn//City of Glass//The Last Olympian

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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:

I received a Booksgiving gift:

Flawed (Flawed, #1)

Flawed

I borrowed some an audiobook:

Under the Wide and Starry Sky

Under the Wide and Starry Sky

And I bought a whole bunch of physical books:

Confessions of a Shopaholic (Shopaholic, #1)  Red Rising (Red Rising, #1)  Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe  The Temptation of Lila and Ethan (The Secret, #3)  Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children (Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children, #1)  A Dog's Purpose (A Dog's Purpose, #1)  Why Not Me?

Confessions of a Shopaholic//Red Rising//Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe//The Temptation of Lila and Ethan//Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children//A Dog’s Purpose//Why Not Me?

Holding Up the Universe  Everything I Never Told You  Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet  The BFG  One True Loves  The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend  The Handmaid's Tale

Holding Up the Universe//Everything I Never Told You//Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet//The BFG//One True Loves//The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend//The Handmaid’s Tale

**All covers link to Goodreads; all titles link to Amazon {affiliate}