Week in Review: The Library Edition

Week in Review


The Giveaway Edition!


I snagged so many amazing books at the library this week that I had to sub-title this week's post in honor of them!


This is a round-up of the past few weeks since I've been AWOL, so it's a bit bigger, though I haven't really bought stuff, so it's not too huge.  And...you may notice that in the video, I list last Sunday's date.  Um, I filmed this a week ago and didn't have time to post it?  ^^;  I only got one or two things this week, though, so next week is find for sharing them!


CURRENT GIVEAWAY:

*Win THE FORGETTING CURVE by Angie Smibert!
{I was away so long that I didn't choose a winner.  Enter now; I'll choose a winner this week! I'll also have a new giveaway coming this Tuesday, so stop back!}


READING NOW:



*GODDESS INTERRUPTED by Aimee Carter


[link to my GoodReads account so you can see my blurb feed as I read]
READ THESE PAST FEW WEEKS:

*STRUCK by Jennifer Bosworth
*ORDINARY MAGIC by Caitlen Rubino-Bradway {Check out my review, a guest post with the author, and an interview with the cover designer!}
*THE FORGETTING CURVE by Angie Smibert {Check out my review and enter the giveaway, since it extended due to my absence!}
*REVIVED by Cat Patrick
*WILL GRAYSON, WILL GRAYSON by John Green & David Levithan
*WHAT SHE LEFT BEHIND by Tracy Bilen
*SIREN'S CALL by Devyn Quinn
*SIREN'S SURRENDER by by Devyn Quinn
*SIREN'S DESIRE by by Devyn Quinn
*RADIATE by Marley Gibson {Check out today's review!}
*LIFE IS BUT A DREAM by Brian James
*A MANGO-SHAPED SPACE by Wendy Mass
*SHADOW AND BONE by Leigh Bardugo {Check out Tuesday's review!  I would have done it today, but I want to buy a finished copy and take pictures of the interior design!}


[Yeah, that's...I haven't done a Week in Review since May 06th, so that's a month of books.  And that list looks long, I know, but I usually read a lot more than that in a month!  The first six were from before that long gap, and the final four were from this past week.  It took me two weeks to read the three books in the middle because I...wasn't reading.  I chose something that didn't require a lot of attention to read!]


REVIEWED:

*THE RIVALS by Daisy Whitney
*THE FORGETTING CURVE by Angie Smibert
*ORDINARY MAGIC by Caitlen Rubino-Bradway


FEATURES:

*Waiting on Wednesday: DEATH OF A KLEPTOMANIAC by Kristen Tracy
*Cover Crazy: Rounding Up Some of Last Week's Cover Reveals!
*Mad About Nails: OPI's AMAZING SPIDER-MAN Line
*Disney's Next Animated Movie?  FROZEN, Based on THE SNOW QUEEN!
*Waiting on Wednesday: THE CROWN OF EMBERS and THE SHADOWS CATS, both by Rae Carson!
*Guest Post: World Building with ORDINARY MAGIC's Caitlen Rubino-Bradway
*Great Bargain Sale at Amazon.com!
*Designer Interview: Bloomsbury Art Director Donna Mark
 

RECEIVED THIS WEEK:












 ARCs/Finished Copies:

*SIRENZ by Charlotte Bennardo and Natalie Zaman
{Thank you to the authors for the autographed copies and swag! Check out the upcoming tour for a giveaway!  Take a peek at my review of this debut novel!}
*SIRENZ: BACK IN FASHION by Charlotte Bennardo and Natalie Zaman [Out June 08, 2012]
{Thank you to the authors for the autographed copies and swag! Check out the upcoming tour for a giveaway!}
*KEANE: STRANGELAND 
{Oops!  A CD accidentally made its way into my book pile...and since I filmed it, here it is.  Sorry!!}
*THE WAXING MOON by J. Lloyd Morgan [Out now]
{Thank you to J. Lloyd Morgan and Walnut Springs for the finished copy!  This is a companion novel to THE HIDDEN SUN, which I reviewed last year.  I've been looking forward to this one!}
*GOLD by Chris Cleave [Out July 03, 2012]
{Snagged from work! I've been wanting to read LITTLE BEE for a long time and never had the opportunity.  This one centers around the Olympics, which makes me even more intrigued!}








 Purchased:

*UNDERWORLD by Meg Cabot 
{The second book in Meg's trilogy about Persephone and Hades.  I love Meg and have been hoping that the story really takes off as the characters come together.  I'm looking forward to reading this!  Check out last year's review of ABANDON!}







 Borrowed:


{I've been really wanting to read this one.  I like that it's about Hitler's rise to power and the families living in Germany at the time rather than the Holocaust.  I've been trying to read books on this topic!  I'm especially intrigued because Erik Larson wrote this, and his books are said to read really well!}

*SPIRIT'S PRINCESS by Esther M. Friesner
{Ah, I didn't get a chance to read my Netgalley ARC, but I'm excited about this because it takes place in Japan.  I lived in Japan for two years and love books that take place there!}

*ABOVE WORLD by Jenn Reese
{I'll be reviewing t his one for Splash into Summer!}

*BITTERSWEET by Sarah Ockler
{I've been really wanting to read this one.  I like that it's about Hitler's rise to power and the families living in Germany at the time rather than the Holocaust.  I've been trying to read books on this topic!  I'm especially intrigued because Erik Larson wrote this, and his books are said to read really well!}

*BLACK HEART by Holly Black
{I enjoyed both WHITE CAT and RED GLOVE, even though I never got around to reviewing either here.  Hopefully I will after reading this!}

*QUICKSILVER by Stephanie Spinner
{It's been a few weeks now, but Tamora Pierce either rated this or QUIVER by the same author with four or five stars on GoodReads, and mythology is always interesting to me, so I snagged them both!}

*QUIVER by Stephanie Spinner
{It's been a few weeks now, but Tamora Pierce either rated this or QUICKSILVER by the same author with four or five stars on GoodReads, and mythology is always interesting to me, so I snagged them both!}

*COLD HANDS, WARM HEART by Jill Wolfson
{This was a recent Waiting on Wednesday of mine.  The book is coming out in paperback and ebook this fall from Macmillan with awesome new cover art...buuuuut I couldn't wait to read it.  I'm so glad my library had a copy in hardcover!}

*BREAKING BEAUTIFUL by Jennifer Shaw Wolf
{Another one I didn't get to read on time from Netgalley, but it intrigues me!}

 e-books:

*STRANDS OF BRONZE AND GOLD by Jane Nickerson  [Out March 12, 2013]
{I canNOT believe that we have this almost a year in advance to read!  And a retelling of BLUEBEARD!?  Um, YES!!  Thank you, Alfred A. Knopf!}
*PRINCESS ACADEMY: PALACE OF STONE by Shannon Hale [Out Aug. 21, 2012]
{Loved PRINCESS ACADEMY, love Shannon Hale, love Bloomsbury...all I have is love! And thanks!}
*GODS AND WARRIORS by Michelle Paver [Out Aug. 28, 2012]
{Thank you to Penguin/Dial!  PERCY JACKSON meets RANGER'S APPRENTICE? *want*}
*ONE BREATH AWAY by Heather Gudenkauf [Out June 26, 2012]
{Thanks to Harlequin/Mira!  Heather Gudenkauf's adult novels are hard-hitting but memorable, and I'm so excited to read this new offering!}
*EVERY DAY by David Levithan [Out Aug. 28, 2012]
{Thank you, Alfred A. Knopf!  I recently had the chance to meet David Levithan and while I have yet to read the book he signed for me, I did recently read WILL GRAYSON, WILL GRAYSON and am eager to read more by him!}
*THE SPINDLERS by Lauren Oliver [Out Oct. 02, 2012]
{HarperCollins, you have made me SO happy!  I was ecstatic when I saw this e-ARC up for grabs!  I post on Lauren's fan blog Deliriously Falling [though I haven't in a while and must...soon!] and thought LIESL & PO [review] was one of my top two MG novels of 2011.  Plus, DELIRIUM [review] was one of my top teen reads of 2011.  I'm so excited to read this latest offering!}
*GRASPING AT ETERNITY by Karen Amanda Hooper [Out now]
{Thank you to Karen Amanda Hooper for the review copy!  I've been looking forward to this and even featured it as a Cover Crazy!}


What did you get in your mailbox this week?

Comments

  1. I really want to read Spirit Princess and Breaking Beautiful!

    Hope you enjoy your books for the week!

    Here is my IMM

    Kelley Lee

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  2. Some great books you got there! Hope you'll enjoy them ;)

    Happy Reading
    Filia @ Anima Libri - Booksoul

    My IMM

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  3. Everyday looks pretty good! I hope you enjoy everything you got this week =) Here's my IMM!

    http://paigebradish1996.blogspot.com/2012/06/in-my-mailbox-37-weekly-wrap-up.html

    ~Paige @ Comfort Books

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  4. You got some great books this week.

    Grace

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  5. Cool fact: Bonnie lived in JAPAN FOR TWO YEARS. How awesome are you? Do you speak Japanese at all? And has anyone ever told you that you have a great speaking voice? It's something to do with the way you pronounce your words. I just like listening to you. Hopefully that doesn't sound weird XDD

    And gosh, I know the feeling of so much to read! But, if I could make the time, I'd totally use some to read Underworld, Black Heart, and Sirenz! They just seem like such great books. And Sirenz seems so funny :D Amazing stuff this week!

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