Monday, January 21, 2013

The Weekly Wrap-Up (22)...on a Tuesday.

Because I suck at timing and getting this up, but I still wanted to highlight the books I've received! So forgive me for the mid-week Wrap Up, but it's totally worth it for the awesome below - swear :)

Can I tell you a happy story? I enjoy being at work. Not because of the work itself, but because of the people. I have some brilliant, amazing coworkers, and I'm grateful every day they make me smile and pull me out of my perpetual funks and bad moods.
They also make fun of me for reading so often. Not everyone, of course, and no one means it in a terrible or cruel way. But I'm called a nerd, bookworm, geek, etc...on a fairly regular basis. It's not new, and my feelings are never hurt - it's just one of those things that always happens. So imagine my surprise when we're in the breakroom one day, and suddenly - they're talking books! And not just any books - YA/MG/Kidlit books! It started with Percy Jackson and ended at Beautiful Creatures, and it was fabulous. I have never felt so happy.

Moving along! I'm also super happy because this happened:
And yep, that's me. DEAD. CENTER. YOU KNOW IT.
(the placement was just by chance, but I kind of love it anyway.)

In case you missed it...
Monthly Reads: January 2012
I am drowning in review books/bookish obligations, but I LOVE IT.

Top Ten Bookish Goals for 2013
Apparently many of us need to learn to say no!

Review: Safekeeping by Karen Hesse
Sad, hopeful and completely fitting all at once. 3.5 stars

Review: Uses For Boys by Erica Lorraine Scheidt
Unexpected, but still strong. 3 Stars

Review: Nobody But Us by Kristin Halbrook
A love to believe in, wholeheartedly. 3.5 Stars

Guest Post: Life Lessons From The Namesake, by Steven Parlato (author)

And a last minute addition to my blogoverary giveaways!
An extra copy of Just One Day by Gayle Forman entered my house, and it could be yours!
US/CA only (unless INT wants to pay shipping, then you're welcome to enter!), ends 2/2

And as a reminder...
Giveaways Galore!
My blog turned ONE!
And I'm celebrated with tons of giveaways :)

Win a signed WANDERLOVE, CINDER and THRONE OF GLASS! TWO (2) winners! US/CA only, ends 2/2
Win your choice between Venom, Meant To Be, or The Sky is Everywhere! INT, ends 2/3
Hardcover of Just One Day by Gayle Forman! US/CA only (INT if you can pay shipping!), ends 2/2

Coming up...
A review of Midwinterblood by Marcus Sedgwick, The Archived by Victoria Schwab, and The Madman's Daughter by Megan Shepherd. I've also got a fantastic Waiting on Wednesday pick, and will finally declare all the Challenges I'm partaking in for 2013!

Onto the books!
In My Mailbox is hosted by Kristi at The Story Siren
Stacking the Shelves is hosted by Tynga's Reviews
The Sunday Post is hosted by Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer
Note: this is for the last 2 weeks.

Around the World ARC Tours
The Madman's Daughter by Megan Shepherd

Revolution 19 by Gregg Rosenblum - thanks Grace from Books of Love!

Because gift cards are amazing and dangerous to my bookshelves
Attachments by Rainbow Rowell (lovelovelove)
Born Wicked by Jessica Spotswood
Cinder by Marissa Meyer
Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl
Shades of Earth (Across the Universe #3) by Beth Revis (OMGHOWWILLITEND?!)
Through the Ever Night (Under the Never Sky #2) by Veronica Rossi <333
Just One Day by Gayle Forman (!!!!!) (win my extra copy here!)

E-Books For Free:
Just One of the Guys by Kristan Higgens
thank to Barnes & Noble Free Friday & Huntley Fitzpatrick's facebook for linking to it!

As They Slip Away (ATU 0.5) by Beth Revis
the short story prequel. EEEEK I AM DYING.
thanks to PenguinTeen and Beth for allowing the free download!

YAY! I'm starting Mila 2.0 this week, so I'm happy to have this, too.

Being Henry David by Cal Armistead - thank you Albert Whitman!
The S-Word by Chelsea Pitcher - thank you Gallery Books!

from the FANTASTIC Anna at Anna Reads - her Holiday giveaway, which was an entire BOX!
(is it weird I'm totally fangirling that I own books that Anna previously owned? She's one of the main influences to my blog!)

Of Poseidon by Anna Banks
Fated by Alyson Noel
Take A Bow by Elizabeth Eulberg
Silver by Talia Vance
Pretty Bad Things by CJ Skuse
The Lifeguard by Deborah Blumenthal
Unraveling by Elizabeth Norris
Don't Turn Around by Michelle Gagnon
Legend by Marie Lu
Awkward by Marni Bates
Pure by Julianna Baggot
Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead

I can barely breathe under all the awesome that's come into my house the past two weeks!
What books came into your possession this week?
Leave your link and I'll hop by!


  1. I'm a little overwhelmed by the number of AWESOME books that showed up at your house!!! I can't wait to hear your thoughts on the S-word and on The Archived!

  2. This is just amazing. Can I be super duper nosy and borrow Unraveling? Cuz if not, I'll raid your house. Kay, thanks.


    But really......


    Sierra @ Yearning to Read


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