Week in Review: The Manageable Edition

Week in Review

The Manageable Edition!

This week felt so...refreshing.  I received two books for review...and that was it.  Believe it or not, it felt NICE.  

Some weeks, I'm overwhelmed at the amount of books I receive and don't know when I'll have time to read them all.  This week, a lot of my ARCs are expiring, for example, and I think I can renew a few of them, but there is no way I can read more than a couple in four days!  Even though I want the books a lot, this kind of situation makes me feel rushed, and like I "have to," and I forget why I wanted the book in the first place.

So yes, this week felt NICE.  Relaxing, manageable.  And both books sound great, which is always a plus!

*FROSTFIRE by Zoë Marriott {Though I shouldn't, since I have so many review copies to read, but I started the first book on my birthday and finished it last night... *whines*}
*SIRENZ: BACK IN FASHION by Charlotte Bennardo and Natalie Zaman {Need to make time to pick this back up!}

[link to my GoodReads account so you can see my blurb feed as I read]

*THE UNBECOMING OF MARA DYER by Michelle Hodkin {Re-read}
*THE EVOLUTION OF MARA DYER by Michelle Hodkin {Ahhh, it's here!}
*DAUGHTER OF THE FLAMES by Zoë Marriott {So good.  Read her. Now.}


*Cover Art REVEALED: EVERBOUND by Brodi Ashton
*Mythological Mondays: The Mythology in PUSHING THE LIMITS by Katie McGarry
*Waiting on Wednesday: DEATH'S APPRENTICE: A Grimm City Novel by K. W. Jeter
*Mad About Nails: The Glittery Trio Edition


 E-books for Review:

*IRONSKIN by Tina Connolly
{Out Oct. 02, 2012}
{Thanks to Netgalley and Tor Books! A steampunk retelling of Jane Eyre with fairies? I'm not a big fan of fairies, but retellings, oh my!}

*THE TIME KEEPER by Mitch Albom
{Out Sept. 11, 2012}
{Thanks to Netgalley and Hyperion! I adore Mitch Albom.  TUESDAYS WITH MORRIE is one of my all-time favorite books, in part because it inspired me to write my first finished "long"  story back in high school.  I'm not saying it was good, mind you.  I did, however, right the first seven chapters in one go after finishing MORRIE and it was about a relationship between a boy and his ailing grandfather, which is nothing like MORRIE, but similar.  Anyway, I love Mitch Albom, and his new book is being tagged, "a compelling fable about the first man on earth to count the hours. The man who became Father Time."  Yes, please!}

What did you get in your mailbox this week?


  1. I know what you mean about having too many review books. Sometimes I feel like I'm never going to get through all my review books. It feels nice when you have a smaller haul.


  2. I understand what you are saying about review books. Check out my State of the Stack post tomorrow when I talk about the books on my review pile. Ironskin sounds interesting but I refuse to go to NetGalley again (except to post reviews)until the end of August. My new books posts are at Inside of a Dog and Ms. Martin Teaches Media. Happy reading!

  3. I've seen "Ironskin" around quite a bit and it looks fantastic. I can't wait to read it for myself. :) Great books this week! Happy reading!

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  4. I loved Tuesdays with Morrie also, I had to read it my freshman year in High School and I loved it... it definitely made me cry! Ironskin looks really great also. I hope you enjoy :D Have a great day.

    Kayla @ Bengal Reads

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  5. Looks like two great reads, thanks for sharing :) I just found your blog & will definitely be following it from now on! I recently started a book blog if you want to take a look: http://heartisinthewriteplace.blogspot.com/
    Thanks again!

  6. Agreed! And thanks for stopping by my blog too!
    Good luck in your tackle of the review copy pile. I am looking forward to seeing how we all do!

  7. Ironskin is top of my 'want' list right now, can't wait for it to come out! Happy reading!

    My IMM

  8. I haven't heard of either of these books but they sound pretty good. I hope you enjoy everything and here's my IMM =)


    ~Paige @ Comfort Books


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