The Sunday Post (67) / Stacking the Shelves (47)

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer ~ It’s a chance to share news~ A post to recap the past week on your blog, showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead.

Ahoy,

Hey guys!! I’m back from travels hope you didn’t miss me too much (; I know Kim and Jackie kept you guys well entertained. I’m both happy and sad to be home (and also a bit jet-legged, boo). I did managed to read quite a few boos during my travels and hopefully I can get some reviews up for them. Maybe I’ll do some more Books and Muchies posts to share my food pictures again…though I don’t think I finished all my reviews for that trip, oops. Haha.

Hope everyone is doing well!

– Cyn

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Hi all!  I’ve been feeling a bit lazy about reviewing books lately. Especially since I’ve been wanting to do nothing but watch movies after my work day is over. Sometimes there are books that I have a lot of things I want to say and then there are those books where I have only one or two sentences I have to say about it. I guess this is where Twitter is handy. With only 140 characters it’s easy to say you either enjoyed the book or didn’t. I mean Twitter is like a blog, but you can’t blog much about a book with 140 characters…or can you?

– Jackie

 

LAST WEEK

✖ Musing About Things: It’s Hard Recommending Books (Jackie)
✖ Teaser Tuesday: Lace Reader
✖ Waiting on Wednesday: Heir of Fire
✖ Blog Tour Review & Giveaway: My Last Kiss by Bethany Neal

NEXT WEEK

✖ Musing About Things or Book Tag!
✖ Teaser Tuesday: !?!? Whatever I happen to read!
✖ Maybe romantic Tuesday?
✖ Waiting on Wednesday: It’s a surprise!
✖ Review! Dark Deception
✖ Another Review! by Jackie!
✖ Forever 1!??!!?

 

The READS & Announcements 

Read/Currently reading:

(Books I read on my trip!)
1. Prisoner of Night and Fog by Anne Blankman [my review]
2. The Taking by Kimberly Derting [my review]
3. Royally Lost by Angie Stanton [2 stars]
4. Searching for Perfect by Jennifer Probst [my review]
5. The Break Up Artist by Philip Siegel [my review]
6. The Chapel Wars by Lindsey Leavitt [my review]
7. The Unexpected Duchess by Valerie Bowman [4 stars]
8. It Takes a Scandal by Caroline Linden [4 stars]
9. We Were Liars by E. Lockhart [my review]
10. The Art of Lainey by Paula Stokes [my review]
11. Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson [4.5 stars]
12. The Giver by Lois Lowry [4 stars]
13. My Soul to Take by Rachel Vincent [4 stars]

Jackie’s Read/Currently reading:
1. There Will Come a Time by Carrie Arcos

Announcement:

1. Hi guys! I’m (Cyn) back!
2. There’s a giveaway on the blog (US/CAN)! Win a signed copy of My Last Kiss (and cool swag).

Things to follow!

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 BOOK HAUL

STSmall_thumb25255B225255DStacking the Shelves post! Hosted by Tynga’s Reviews, Stacking the Shelves is a chance to showcase new books, ones checked out from the library, bought, won or received for review.

Apparently I couldn’t resist requesting a few books on Netgalley while I was away…

Book haul - Netgalley AprMay

A few romances, because I never could resist. I quite enjoyed my first Jennifer Haymore book (The Rogue’s Proposal), and I just finished the The Scoundrel’s Seduction, which was a lovely read. I almost forgot that Katie MacAlister did HR! It’s been a while since I’ve read her stuff. Julia London’s The Trouble with Honor annoyed the daylights out of me, but I’m hoping Honor’s sister Grace, will do better.

Of course I couldn’t resist Just Like the Movies, it is year of the  YA contemporaries, it just looks too cute. And Stitching Snow!!! It’s a sci-fi Snow White retelling, I think. For realz, it sounds amazing.

Jackie:

I’m trying very hard not to get many books these days because sometimes I can’t just finish them in time before the due date or I’d borrow a pile of DVDs and I end up watching movies instead of reading.

Borrowed from the Library:
Now and Forever by Susane Colassanti

Author: Cyn

noun. a bum a student again. A master’s student…oooh. procrastinator. reader. eater. sleeper. music listen-er. movie go-er. Loves food too much.

0 Replies to “The Sunday Post (67) / Stacking the Shelves (47)”

  1. Switching Snow looks interesting. Glad you are home and had fun Cyn. Jackie a few bloggers do Twitter style reviews on their blogs. Hope you both have a wonderful week.

    1. Thanks Kim! Sci-fi fairy take retellings always sound interesting, don’t they (:

  2. I know what you mean about wanting to unwind after work, sometimes reviewing and sitting in front of the computer is the last thing you want to do. Stitching Snow looks so good, I hope you guys enjoy it!

    Here’s my STS.

    1. I must agree with you and Jackie! Some days it’s just arrg. I’m glad that I can schedule posts, so on days I’m productive, I can cover non-productive days where I’m too lazy to post, haha.

  3. Stitching Snow looks like it might be my kind of thing. I love fairytale re-tellings.

    1. Me, too! Fairy tale retellings are so much fun!

  4. I get periods like that where all I want to do is watching mind numbing crap tv! Have a good week! My Sunday Post

  5. *waves* Welcome back, Cyn!! I have a love/hate relationship with the 140 characters of Twitter. >.< It makes me say what I NEED to say and be done with it, though, which is awesome. Definitely wins over Facebook. lol My Sunday Post!

    1. Thanks!
      I’m also terrible with the 140, always need one extra haha

  6. Glad you enjoyed your trips, Cyn. Jackie, when I have this kind of books to review, I usually post them all together (like my DNF, for instance). Have a great week, both of you 🙂

    1. Thanks!
      Great idea, I sometime like to do mini-reviews and put a few in one post, too.

  7. Hi Cyn! I’m glad you’re back and I hope you had a great time. I’m also in kinda love-hate relationship with 140 character thing. Sometimes I need just one more. Anyhow Now and Forever sounds really great! 🙂

  8. Glad you enjoyed your trip 🙂 Happy Reading!

    My Sunday Post

    http://readingawaythedays.blogspot.co.uk/2014/06/sunday-post-4.html

    1. Thanks! It was lots of fun and relaxing (:

  9. I am so excited for Stitching Snow since it sounds and looks AMAZING!
    Have a good Sunday! 🙂

    1. Totally agree! Can’t wait to start it (: Thanks!

  10. Welcome back Cyn! Stitching Snow sounds like a good read! Hope you’ll enjoy reading it. Have fun!

    1. Thanks! I could never resist fairy tale retellings, haha.

  11. Glad you enjoyed your trip. Happy Reading!

  12. Cyn, you’re back already?! Where does the time go??? 😀 Glad you had fun and you got a lot of reading done.

    Jackie, I know exactly what you mean especially since we are hooked on Supernatural now. lol Even if I enjoy a book, sometimes I just don’t know what to write in the review. A 140-character review sounds both easy and hard. lol

    Have a wonderful week!

    1. That was quick, wasn’t it!

  13. Welcome back! The Trouble with Honor annoyed me too but I like the writing enough that I requested the next one too. Glad I’m not the only one! You got some serious reading done and several are on my wishlist! Have a great week!

    1. Thanks! Haha, I’m glad I’m not the only one who felt that way too, haha. Hopefully we both enjoy The Fall of Grace!
      I had a lot of down time for reading 😉

  14. YAY, welcome back! I missed you and your weekly comments! Looks like you got some awesome books – I got Stitching Snow last week. And do I spy historical romance novels?! I didn’t know you loved them as well! I’m adding you to my historical-romance-lover blogger list – there aren’t too many YA-loving historical-romance-loving bloggers out there ;D

    Thanks for visiting my blog!

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

    1. Aww, thanks!
      Yes! I’m such a sucker for historical romance, haha. Very true, it’s always awesome to find more YA-loving historical-romance-loving bloggers! I love finding people I can gush about the books with!! I must ask you, favourite HR series or author?

  15. Ahh, welcome back Cyn, hope you had fun! 🙂 But yay, Stitching Snow, such a pretty cover and can’t wait to read it! 🙂

    1. Thanks, Kirsty! I did have lots of fun (: The cover is pretty cool, yes? I hope we both like it!

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