My Week in Review 2017 #29

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 week was fairly quiet. I had a few days off from work, so I worked on getting some more posts scheduled. I got a little reading done, but didn’t get through a lot. I took a lot of naps though, which is good because I have been feeling really run-down lately.

Last Week on the Blog:

My Week in Review 2017 #28
Down the TBR Hole #4
Top Ten Tuesday~ Give Me Another
On Who I Am Now as a Reader
Cat Thursday #29
Thirsty Thursdays & Hungry Hearts~ Broken Hearts, Fences & Other Things to Mend
Thursday Quotables~ The One
The Friday 56~ The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend
Book Beginnings~ The Evolution of Mara Dyer
Book Blogger Hop #3

This Week on the Blog:

Down the TBR Hole #5
Top Ten Tuesday~ I Want to Get to Know You Better
July Challenge Update
Cat Thursday #30
Thirsty Thursdays & Hungry Hearts~ Stars of Fortune
Thursday Quotables~ Sunset in Central Park
The Friday 56~ Bay of Sighs
Book Beginnings~ Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock
Book Blogger Hop #4

Around the Blog World:

The Most Agonizing Moments in a Bookworm’s Life from Blog of a Bookaholic
How to Get Out of a Reading Slump: A Guide from a Recently Recovered Bookworm! from Bursting with Books

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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:

The Paper Magician (The Paper Magician Trilogy, #1)

Paper Magician

Recently Completed:

Buzz Books 2017: Young Adult Spring/Summer Accidentally Hers (Sterling Canyon, #1)

Buzz Books 2017 Young Adult Spring/Summer//Accidentally Hers

Up Next on TBR:

Life and Other Near-Death Experiences

Life and Other Near Death Experiences

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

New to the Shelves:

ARC {physical}:

Nourished: A Memoir of Food, Faith & Enduring Love (with Recipes)

Nourished
Thank you to Liz Huber and Convergence Publishing

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

My Week in Review 2017 #28

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 work trip went well. We got  the new store opened successfully. I got to interact more with my boss, which is good since I generally only see him once every couple of months (our district covers parts of 3 states and he’s based in California). I should be traveling to the new store at least one more time to ensure they have everything they need and help them with additional training and organizing.

I also did a little shopping while I was there, as a birthday treat for myself. I got some costume jewelry and accessories, some new shoes for work and some sandals, and of course I got some more books. I also got a journal and a Funko Pop Dumbledore (I am slowly building my collection of Funko… I have 3 now).

Speaking of my birthday… before I left, my team gave me The Zookeeper’s Wife and my assistants each gave me a gift as well. It was super sweet. And I celebrated with my family on Saturday.

Last Week on the Blog:

My Week in Review 2017 #27
Down the TBR Hole #3
Top Ten Tuesday~ Family Wishes
On Who I Used to be as a Reader
Cat Thursday #28
Thirsty Thursdays & Hungry Hearts~ Wanderlost
Thursday Quotables~Face the Fire
The Friday 56~ Flawed
Book Beginnings~ Geek Girl
Book Blogger Hop #2

This Week on the Blog:

Down the TBR Hole #4
Top Ten Tuesday~ Give Me Another
On Who I Am Now as a Reader
Cat Thursday #29
Thirsty Thursdays & Hungry Hearts~ Broken Hearts, Fences & Other Things to Mend
Thursday Quotables~ The One
The Friday 56~ The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend
Book Beginnings~ The Evolution of Mara Dyer
Book Blogger Hop #3

 

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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:

Accidentally Hers (Sterling Canyon, #1)

Accidentally Hers

Recently Completed:

The Second Chance Cafe (Hope Springs #1) From Rocket Boys to October Sky: How the Classic Memoir Rocket Boys Was Written and the Hit Movie October Sky Was Made Minerva

The Second Chance Cafe//From Rocket Boys to October Sky//Minerva

Up Next on TBR:

The Paper Magician (The Paper Magician Trilogy, #1)

The Paper Magician

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

New to the Shelves:

Won {physical}:

Wolf Unleashed (SWAT, #5)

Wolf Unleashed
Thank you to The Girl from Mur-y Castell

Gifted {physical}:

The Zookeeper's Wife: A War Story

The Zookeeper’s Wife
Thank you to my team!

Purchased {physical}:

Eligible: A Modern Retelling of Pride and Prejudice (The Austen Project, #4) Eight Hundred Grapes A Year by the Sea The Forever of Ella and Micha (The Secret, #2) Treasure Island The Girls Sweetbitter The Curious Incident of the Dog In the Night-time Ready Player One The Collected Poems of Emily Dickinson

Eligible//Eight Hundred Grapes//A Year by the Sea//The Forever of Ella and Micha//Treasure Island//The Girls//Sweetbitter//The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time//Ready Player One//The Collected Poems of Emily Dickinson

Pre-order Received {physical}:

My Not So Perfect Life

My Not So Perfect Life

Kindle Unlimited {audio}:

The Food of Love Beneath the Patchwork Moon (Hope Springs, #2) The Taming of Annabelle (Six Sisters Series Book 2)

The Food of Love//Beneath the Patchwork Moon//The Taming of Annabelle

Net Galley {ebook}:

Hanna Who Fell from the Sky

Hanna Who Fell From the Sky

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

My Week in Review 2017 #27

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 was a short week this week with the holiday, so I tried to get some things done around the house and on the blog. I also tried to focus on some more reading. I got really behind on reading everyone’s posts, so I’m trying to get caught up. Especially since I head out for my second work trip on Monday and this one is a little longer. I’ll be gone 4 days this time. I’m still trying to work out if I’ll be able to stop in Seattle for a couple of days after this trip, but I’m thinking that’s probably not going to happen. I miss it though… and my friends.

Last Week on the Blog:

My Week in Review 2017 #26
Down the TBR Hole #2
Top Ten Tuesday~ My Fictional Crushes
On What Makes a 5-Star Read
Cat Thursday #27
Thirsty Thursdays & Hungry Hearts~ Remember Me?
Thursday Quotables~Gemina
The Friday 56~ The Heir
Book Beginnings~ The Young Elites
Book Blogger Hop #1

This Week on the Blog:

Down the TBR Hole #3
Top Ten Tuesday~ Fictional Families I Want to Join
On Who I Used to be as a Reader
Cat Thursday #28
Thirsty Thursdays & Hungry Hearts~ Wanderlost
Thursday Quotables~The One
The Friday 56~ Flawed
Book Beginnings~ Geek Girl
Book Blogger Hop #2

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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:

The Second Chance Cafe (Hope Springs #1)  Island of Glass (The Guardians Trilogy, #3)  Hello, Sunshine

The Second Chance Cafe//Island of Glass//Hello, Sunshine

Recently Completed:

Catching Jordan  Bay of Sighs (The Guardians Trilogy, #2)

Catching Jordan//Bay of Sighs

Up Next on TBR:

From Rocket Boys to October Sky: How the Classic Memoir Rocket Boys Was Written and the Hit Movie October Sky Was Made  Summer Return

From Rocket Boys to October Sky//Summer Return

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

New to the Shelves:

Kindle Unlimited {audio}:

Stealing Parker

Stealing Parker

Net Galley {eARC}:

Bookishly Ever After (Ever After, #1)

Bookishly Ever After

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

My Week in Review 2017 #26

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:

Well this past week was action packed! I worked in my store the first part of the week then drove 367 miles to the location of a new store and spend a day and a half conducting interviews for their staff before driving back home. It was a good trip, but quite exhausting. The drive is really beautiful though, aside from the traffic in Portland.

I then spent the rest of the week helping my brother and sister-in-law pack up their house and move to my parents’ property. I’m really glad this is a short week since I’m back on the road to open the new store next week.

In other news, I’ve gotten to see Cheshire a few times over the last couple of days. He can’t be in the house with me {long story}, but since my brother is now on the property, I have access to him on an almost daily basis. I don’t have a key to their place, so for the moment I can only visit when someone is home.

July is also my birth month, so my birthday is coming up in about 2 weeks. I’ll be taking a mini stay-cation after my next work trip, so will hopefully be able to do something fun. Or at least spend a lot of time reading and catching up on my favorite blogs.

Last Week on the Blog:

My Week in Review 2017 #25
Down the TBR Hole #1
Top Ten Tuesday~Best Reads of 2017 {so far}
June Challenge Update
Cat Thursday #26
Thirsty Thursdays & Hungry Hearts~ Ink and Bone
Thursday Quotables~Stars of Fortune
The Friday 56~ Salt to the Sea
Book Beginnings~ The Museum of Heartbreak

This Week on the Blog:

Down the TBR Hole #2
Top Ten Tuesday~
Cat Thursday #27
Thirsty Thursdays & Hungry Hearts~ Remember Me?
Thursday Quotables~Gemina
The Friday 56~ The Heir
Book Beginnings~ The Young Elites
Book Blogger Hop #1

Around the Blog World:

17 Bookworm #Lifehacks That Will Help Achieve Success from Paper Fury
My 1st Discussion//#ownvoices//Feeling the Love, Not the Hate… from Perspective of a Writer

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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:

Catching Jordan

Catching Jordan

Recently Completed:

Crazy for Her (K2 Team, #1)  Forged in Fire (Red-Hot SEALs, #1)  The Rejected Writers' Book Club (Southlea Bay, #1)

Crazy for Her//Forged in Fire//The Rejected Writers Book Club

Up Next on TBR:

The Second Chance Cafe (Hope Springs #1)

The Second Chance Cafe

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

New to the Shelves:

Kindle Unlimited {audio}:

Life and Other Near-Death Experiences  Someone Like Her (K2 Team, #2)

Life and Other Near Death Experiences//Someone Like Her

Purchased {physical}:

Lily and the Octopus  Dating You / Hating You  Trust No One  Britt-Marie Was Here  The Complete Sherlock Holmes, Volume I  The Picture of Dorian Gray  One Year to an Organized Life: From Your Closets to Your Finances, the Week-by-Week Guide to Getting Completely Organized for Good

Lily and the Octopus//Dating You Hating You//Trust No One//Britt-Marie Was Here//The Complete Sherlock Holmes, vol I//The Picture of Dorian Gray//One Year to an Organized Life

Kindle First {ebook}:

Mrs. Saint and the Defectives: A Novel by [Timmer, Julie Lawson]

Mrs. Saint and the Defectives

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

My Week in Review 2017 #25

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:

As I look at my schedule for the next few weeks, I have to tell you that I’m really happy that I have so much already scheduled to post because I’ve got a lot going on including traveling for work twice. I’ll be traveling Wednesday & Thursday this coming week, and then a slightly longer trip two weeks later. So while my Thursday posts will go up as scheduled this week, I won’t be able to link them up until late Thursday evening when I get home.

Of course my full schedule hasn’t stopped me from adding a few new memes to the line up or writing several discussion posts. At the halfway point for the Blog Ahead challenge {Thursday}, I had already met my goal of 15 additional scheduled posts {all discussions for July and half of August, plus 6 of one new meme and 7 of another}. We’ll see what I end up with at the end of the challenge, though I won’t have a lot of time this coming week to write new content.

In other news, my brother and sister-in-law will be staying on my parents’ property for a while, and that means that Cheshire will be close enough to see every day {or almost every day} even though I can’t have him in the house with me. And hopefully I’ll find an apartment before too much longer so we can be together permanently. The housing shortage here is ridiculous. The only places available to rent are outrageously expensive, or the owners are incredibly picky about tenants so finding something in my price range and relatively close to work is presenting itself as a challenge. And I’m just not in a position to buy at the current time.

Last Week on the Blog:

My Week in Review 2017 #24
Review: Rejected Writers Take the Stage
Top Ten Tuesday~ I’ve Been Meaning to Read You
On Why I Don’t Comment {Very Often}
Cat Thursday #25
Thirsty Thursdays & Hungry Hearts~ Carve the Mark
Thursday Quotables~Beautiful
The Friday 56~ The Invisible Library
Book Beginnings~ The Start of Me and You

This Week on the Blog:

Down the TBR Hole #1
Top Ten Tuesday~Best Reads of 2017 {so far}
June Challenge Update
Cat Thursday #26
Thirsty Thursdays & Hungry Hearts~ Ink and Bone
Thursday Quotables~Stars of Fortune
The Friday 56~ Salt to the Sea
Book Beginnings~ The Museum of Heartbreak

Around the Blog World:

8 Ways to Spread Positivity in the Book Community from The Left-Handed Book Reviewer

 

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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:

Crazy for Her (K2 Team, #1)  Bay of Sighs (The Guardians Trilogy, #2)  Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore  All the Good Parts

Crazy for Her//Bay of Sighs//Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore//All the Good Parts

Recently Completed:

Magic Bitter, Magic Sweet  Stars of Fortune (The Guardians Trilogy, #1)

Magic Bitter, Magic Sweet//Stars of Fortune

Up Next on TBR:

Forged in Fire (Red-Hot SEALs, #1)  Island of Glass (The Guardians Trilogy, #3)  The Little Bed & Breakfast by the Sea  Necessary Madness

Forged in Fire//Island of Glass//The Little Bed & Breakfast by the Sea//Necessary Madness

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

New to the Shelves:

eARCS from Net Galley:

  Munro vs. the Coyote  The Lost Causes

The Dog Walker’s Diary//Munro vs the Coyote//The Lost Causes

Free ebooks for Kindle:

Playing with Her Heart  Read, Write, Love at Seaside (Sweet with Heat: Seaside Summers, #1)  Hitched: Volume One (Imperfect Love, #1)

Playing with Her Heart//Read, Write, Love at Seaside//Hitched

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

My Week in Review 2017 #24

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 had so much fun doing the Get Social blog hop and hope to participate again. I was introduced to quite a few new blogs, some of which I think may become favorites. It also introduced me to a couple of new memes that I may add to my repertoire {yes, I know, I’m addicted to memes, I love them!}. And now I am also participating in Blog Ahead and Bloggiesta, so I am focusing on getting some discussion posts put together and scheduled for these challenges.

I haven’t really done anything other than work for the last week. The weather has been rainy and dreary again, so that’s a bummer.

And there is a bit of good news on the library front. While I still don’t have digital access, my local branch has re-opened as a reading room with honor system check outs. It doesn’t help with my audiobook dilemma, but it will help if I run out of reading material before I move {unless I decide to start unpacking boxes lol}. And it provides most library services for the community which I think is so incredibly important!

I did find a potential solution to the audiobook issues, however. I signed up for the free trial of Amazon’s Kindle Unlimited, which gives you access to up to 10 ebooks at a time for $9.99/month. You can read as many as you want during the month, you just have to return something if you already have 10 checked out. You don’t get to keep the books permanently, and when you return them {or cancel your subscription}, the books are removed from your devices. Pretty much like they would be with library checkouts. How does this help me get audiobooks? Because if the ebook also has an audible version, you get both. I’m listening to my first audible book now. There are some cons to this though, as most of the titles that are available are not new releases or even from bigger publishing houses, but there are some series that look good that I’ve decided to give a try and we’ll see. Since I will be traveling a bit for work over the next several weeks, having something to listen to in the car will be a lifesaver!

Last Week on the Blog:

My Week in Review 2017 #23
Top Ten Tuesday~ In Honor of Dad
Cat Thursday #24
Thirsty Thursdays & Hungry Hearts~ The Invisible Library
Thursday Quotables~The Lifeboat Clique
Mini Bloggiesta Sign Up 2017
The Friday 56~ Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe
Book Beginnings~ A Dog’s Purpose
Review: The Sweetest Kiss

This Week on the Blog:

Top Ten Tuesday~ I’ve Been Meaning to Read You
Cat Thursday #25
Thirsty Thursdays & Hungry Hearts~ Carve the Mark
Thursday Quotables~Beautiful
The Friday 56~ The Invisible Library
Book Beginnings~ The Start of Me and You

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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:

The Promise Kitchen  The Little French Bistro

The Promise Kitchen//The Little French Bistro

Recently Completed:

Dash & Lily's Book of Dares (Dash & Lily, #1)  The Thing About Jellyfish  Rejected Writers Take the Stage  The Sweetest Kiss (Kissed by the Bay #4)

Dash & Lily’s Book of Dares//The Thing About Jellyfish//The Rejected Writers Take the Stage//The Sweetest Kiss

Up Next on TBR:

Pretty Little World  All the Good Parts  Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore

Pretty Little World//All the Good Parts//Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore

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

New to the Shelves:

Purchased ebooks:

Fight with Me (With Me in Seattle, #2)

Fight With Me

Kindle Unlimited Books:

Magic Bitter, Magic Sweet  Crazy for Her (K2 Team, #1)  Forged in Fire (Red-Hot SEALs, #1)  The Rejected Writers' Book Club (Southlea Bay, #1)  Catching Jordan  The Second Chance Cafe (Hope Springs #1)  From Rocket Boys to October Sky: How the Classic Memoir Rocket Boys Was Written and the Hit Movie October Sky Was Made  Minerva  Accidentally Hers (Sterling Canyon, #1)  The Paper Magician (The Paper Magician Trilogy, #1)

Magic Bitter, Magic Sweet//Crazy for Her//Forged in Fire//The Rejected Writer’s Book Club//Catching Jordan//The Second Chance Cafe//From Rocket Boys to October Sky//Minerva//Accidentally Hers//The Paper Magician

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

My Week in Review 2017 #23

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:

Things in my life always seem to be interesting. By that I mean that whenever I think the tides have turned and we’re going to have a smooth patch, something else comes along to stir things up again. There are two such things that have come up this week. One is pretty major, relating to family, but not my story to tell… just something that indirectly affects me {but also directly affects Cheshire}. The second is something good that is work related, just the timing is a bummer because it’s scheduled for the time I was going to take off for my birthday next month. Since I didn’t really have solid plans, I will just have to reschedule the time off for later.

Last Week on the Blog:

My Week in Review 2017 #22
Top Ten Tuesday~ Science Fiction
More Than Books #6
Cat Thursday #23
Thirsty Thursdays & Hungry Hearts~ My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry
Thursday Quotables~Geek Girl
The Friday 56~ Holding Up the Universe
Book Beginnings~ Shopaholic to the Stars
2017 Audiobooks Challenge Mid-year Update

This Week on the Blog:

Top Ten Tuesday~ In Honor of Dad
Cat Thursday #24
Thirsty Thursdays & Hungry Hearts~ The Invisible Library
Thursday Quotables~The Lifeboat Clique
The Friday 56~ Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe
Book Beginnings~ A Dog’s Purpose

Around the Blog World:

 

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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:

Dash & Lily's Book of Dares (Dash & Lily, #1)

Dash and Lily’s Book of Dares

Recently Completed:

The Golden Compass (His Dark Materials, #1)

The Golden Compass

Up Next on TBR:

The Thing About Jellyfish

The Thing About Jellyfish

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

 

My Week in Review 2017 #22

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 am officially library-less now. On Sunday all access to the online library system was stopped and the last remaining library branch closed on Wednesday. Once I complete the books that are currently in my Overdrive app, that’ll be it for library books until I move to another county {or the powers that be wise-up and re-open our county libraries}. I’ve known it was coming, but it still makes me really sad. With everything else going on in my life, I simply can’t afford the non-resident fees for the library near my work {and paying for the library kind of defeats its purpose.} As most of my physical books are packed in anticipation of moving within the next couple of months, I am left mostly with my Kindle, but thankfully I have TONS of books on my Kindle, so this will at least give me a chance to get through a lot of them.

In preparation for the Blogger Social that I’m participating in for the next 2 weeks, I’ve gone through and added everyone {so far} to my Bloglovin’ feed for easy access.There are A LOT of bloggers that I’ve never read before participating, so I think it’s going to be lots of fun “meeting” new bloggers. Considering of all the bloggers who signed up {53 at current count}, I currently only follow 4 of them, that leaves lots of new stuff to explore!

Oh, and speaking of Bloglovin’, I reached a milestone there this week and now have over 100 followers! I’m pretty stoked about that.

Last Week on the Blog:

My Week in Review 2017 #21
Top Ten Tuesday~ Coming Attractions
May Challenge Update
Cat Thursday #22
Thirsty Thursdays & Hungry Hearts~ The Selection
Thursday Quotables~The Museum of Heartbreak
June Mini Blog Ahead Challenge Sign Up
The Friday 56~ After You
Book Beginnings~ New York, Actually

This Week on the Blog:

Top Ten Tuesday~ Science Fiction
More Than Books #6
Cat Thursday #23
Thirsty Thursdays & Hungry Hearts~ My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry
Thursday Quotables~Geek Girl
The Friday 56~ Holding Up the Universe
Book Beginnings~ Shopaholic to the Stars

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:

Heart of the Matter  Spaceman: An Astronaut's Unlikely Journey to Unlock the Secrets of the Universe  Rejected Writers Take the Stage  The Sweetest Kiss (Kissed by the Bay #4)   Stars of Fortune (The Guardians Trilogy, #1)

Heart of the Matter//Spaceman//Rejected Writers Take the Stage//The Sweetest Kiss//Stars of Fortune

Recently Completed:

The Girl You Left Behind  The Glittering Court (The Glittering Court, #1)

The Girl You Left Behind//The Glittering Court

Up Next on TBR:

The Golden Compass (His Dark Materials, #1)  The Little French Bistro  The Promise Kitchen

The Golden Compass//The Little French Bistro//The Promise Kitchen

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

New to the Shelves:

eARCs from Net Galley:

Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore

Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore

Free eBooks through Amazon Prime

The First Word (The Visionaries, #1)  Wives Of War

The First Word//Wives of War

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

My Week in Review 2017 #21

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:

We have been graced with gorgeous weather over the last week, and now that I finally have days off again, I am planning my picnic at the park with books. It also means I needed to pick up some summer clothes, so I grabbed some shorts & tank tops recently… now I just need sandals.

Unfortunately, I’ve lost access to the digital library on my computer. I do still have access from my phone, so I’m still able to check out books that way. I figure it’s only a matter of time before I lose access altogether. I have plenty of ebooks and physical books to keep me going, but I’m really going to miss having audio books in the car until I can find a new source… any suggestions? Free sources are preferred, but something inexpensive with access to multiple books per month would also be acceptable.

Last Week on the Blog:

My Week in Review 2017 #20
Top Ten Tuesday~ It’s Summer!
On My Fear of Discussion Posts
Cat Thursday #21
Thirsty Thursdays & Hungry Hearts~ Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda
Thursday Quotables~Show No Mercy
The Friday 56~ Lola and the Boy Next Door
Book Beginnings~ Gemina

This Week on the Blog:

Top Ten Tuesday~ Coming Attractions
May Challenge Update
Cat Thursday #22
Thirsty Thursdays & Hungry Hearts~ The Selection
Thursday Quotables~The Museum of Heartbreak
The Friday 56~ After You
Book Beginnings~ New York Actually

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12 #Bookstagram Hacks That Will Change Your Life (Maybe)… 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:

The Girl You Left Behind

The Girl You Left Behind

Recently Completed:

Night Diver  Highly Illogical Behavior  Paris for One and Other Stories  Such a Pretty Fat: One Narcissist's Quest to Discover If Her Life Makes Her Ass Look Big, or Why Pie Is Not the Answer

Night Diver//Highly Illogical Behavior//Paris for One//Such a Pretty Fat

Up Next on TBR:

The Glittering Court (The Glittering Court, #1)

The Glittering Court

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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:

Heart of the Matter  The Golden Compass (His Dark Materials, #1)  Such a Pretty Fat: One Narcissist's Quest to Discover If Her Life Makes Her Ass Look Big, or Why Pie Is Not the Answer   Dash & Lily's Book of Dares (Dash & Lily, #1)  The Thing About Jellyfish

Heart of the Matter//The Golden Compass//Such a Pretty Fat//Dash and Lily’s Book of Dares//The Thing About Jellyfish

eARCs from NetGalley:

As You Wish  Summer Return  Hygge and Kisses  Second Acts  The Art of Hiding: A Novel  The Book of Whispers  We Come Apart

As You Wish//Summer Return//Hygge and Kisses//Second Acts//The Art of Hiding//The Book of Whispers//We Come Apart

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My Week in Review 2017 #20

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:

Another week down and this should be my last long week at work… at least for now. This means that I’ll be able to get more reading done and hopefully fit in a visit to see Cheshire soon. My apartment hunt is also back on with a vengeance.

I found a bunch of YA paperbacks on sale at Target this week, and refrained from going completely crazy… I only bought 3 books.

Last Week on the Blog:

My Week in Review 2017 #19
Can You Read a Series in a Month? Sign Up
Top Ten Tuesday~ For My Mom
May Giveaway
Cat Thursday #20
Thirsty Thursdays & Hungry Hearts~ Anna and the French Kiss
Thursday Quotables~Island of Glass
The Friday 56~ The Rose Society
Book Beginnings~ It Ends With Us
Get Social Blogger Event Sign Up

This Week on the Blog:

Top Ten Tuesday~ It’s Summer!
On Discussions
Cat Thursday #21
Thirsty Thursdays & Hungry Hearts~ Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda
Thursday Quotables~Show No Mercy
The Friday 56~ Lola and the Boy Next Door
Book Beginnings~ Gemina
May Mini Reviews

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Get Social Blogger Event from Herding Cats and Burning Soup

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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:

Night Diver

Night Diver

Recently Completed:

The Problem with Forever  The Haters  The One and Only Ivan

The Problem with Forever//The Haters//The One and Only Ivan

Up Next on TBR:

The Girl You Left Behind

The Girl You Left Behind

 

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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:

The Girl You Left Behind  The Glittering Court (The Glittering Court, #1)  Highly Illogical Behavior  Paris for One and Other Stories

The Girl You Left Behind//The Glittering Court//Highly Illogical Behavior//Paris for One

Physical Books Purchased:

My Lady Jane  Extraordinary Means  First & Then

My Lady Jane//Extraordinary Means//First & Then

eARCs from Net Galley:

Rejected Writers Take the Stage  The Wedding Charm: The Wedding Whisperer (Magnolias and Moonshine #4)  Let's Try This Again  Everything Must Go

Rejected Writers Take the Stage//The Wedding Charm//Let’s Try This Again//Everything Must Go

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