Sunday, May 13, 2012

Weekly Recap and Stacking the Shelves (3)


Welcome back everyone! Hope you all had a fabulous week. It has been cloudy or rainy almost all week here. Blah! Finally this weekend the sun came out and it warmed up. I got motivated to make a cute little meme badge for the weekly recap and join in with the Stacking the Shelves meme that is hosted by Tynga's Reviews. I just kinds did it quick and I might decide to change it, but it works for now. I didn't like having nothing to catch anyone's eye at the top of the post. Okay, enough babble out of me. Onto the good stuff.




Books Mentioned
Big thanks to NetGalley, Bloomsbury, Namelos, Myrick, Rhainnon Frater, and Kendall Grey!! You all totally made my week!!

This week on the blog I had reviews for Insurgent by Veronica Roth, Unbreak My Heart by Melissa Walker, and Welcome, Caller, This is Chloe by Shelley Coriell.
I had an Interview with Melissa Walker the author of Unbreak My Heart as part of the blog tour.
My Top Ten Tuesday post was all quotes from City of Fallen Angels to honor City of Lost Souls coming out on Tuesday. 
My Waiting on Wednesday was Splintered by A.G. Howard
A Promo post for Day of First Sun
Cover reveal for Last Bastion of the Living by Rhiannon Frater
And my new weekly meme Saturday Silliness

That was the week at Book Loving Mom. Thanks so much for stopping by! Leave me a link and I will check out your Sunday post. :)

44 comments:

  1. Busy week! I think I'm going to order a signed copy of CoLS from Books of Wonder. I have the entire series signed and am sure I'll never get to another Clare signing. I love thePretty Amy paperback. Soo pretty.
    Thanks for sharing!

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    1. The only signed one I have is City of Fallen Angels. The next time she does a signing here I have to bring all my other ones. She lives in the same area, so she does signings at a local bookshop. Though she hasn't had one in a long time. The cover of Pretty Amy is gorgeous!!

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  2. Croak sounds super good but I've heard really mixed reviews. If you love it though maybe I'll finally get it! :) The Unquiet sounds super good though I hope it doesn't disappoint! Great haul muffin!

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    1. I have been wanting to read Croak forever! I know I won't get to it for a while, but I hope I really like it. I am looking forward to The Unquiet.

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  3. Happy Mother's Day! You had a great week and got some wonderful books. I really have to get caught up on Cassandra Clare's series. Don't you just love the selection at NetGalley? I have to stay away until I catch up on the many books I already have to read. Here are my new book posts at Ms. Martin Teaches Media and Inside of a Dog. Happy reading!

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    1. I love Cassandra Clare. Her books are so amazing!! I get so excited to devour the newest one, and then it's torture waiting for the next one.

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  4. OMG! I loved your vlog today. You are the cutest chick EVER, and your daughter is ADORABLE! Thanks so much for the INHALE shout-out, lady. Happy Mother's Day!

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    1. Thanks Kendall!! I love you lots!! You are a rockstar!! ;)

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  5. Fabulous books this week!! I am behind on The Mortal Instruments series, I have only read the first book! I need to get caught up because I did like it!

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    1. It gets better with each book!! Hopefully you can find time to read them.

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  6. That's frustrating to not get a book when you hope to! Isn't it awesome to get special messages???

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    1. I know!! I mean I did already read it, but I want my Hardcover copy. I swear it's like they are just holding it and waiting just to make it be 7 days since I chose regular shipping. It could have been here on Thursday or Friday. I love special messages. Kendall is so awesome!!

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  7. Great books this week! I still need to get Croak and I'm so looking forward to COLS (my friend will be loaning me that one! Yay!). Just recently got my copy of Pretty Amy so I will be reading that one soon!

    Happy Mother's Day Amy & Happy Reading!

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    1. Thanks Amber. Your comments always make my day!!

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  8. Awesome books this week! I didn't not realize that Croak was already out! I should buy a copy too! I also got the Unquiet this week but I forgot to put it in my post :) Happy reading! Check out my shelves:

    Crystal @ Elegantly Bound Books

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    1. Yes, Croak came out a few weeks ago. I am looking forward to reading it. I won't get to it for a while, but at least now I have it. :)

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  9. I NEED CoLS!
    Happy Reading =)

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    1. It was so good!! I can't wait to get my Hardcover copy of it so I can read the letter in the back.

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  10. Great post! It looks like you got some amazing books this week. I hope that you enjoy them all! :) Have a great sunday!

    Steph @ Stepping Out of the Page

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    1. Thanks Steph. I am excited to read them all!!

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  11. Lots of good books this week! I can't wait to hear what you think of Croak!

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    1. I am looking forward to getting some free time to read it. I hope I can get to it before too long.

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  12. Nice haul! That USB drive is really cool, and I really want to read Inhale. Rape Girl has a terrible name but it could be a really touching story. I find I'm really into gritty, dark contemp right now, so I'll have to take a look for that one. Enjoy all your goodies!

    My STS

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    1. Inhale is so good!! I actually got an advanced copy to read. Kendall is just super awesome and sent me one of the USB drives because I told her they were cool and I wanted one. She is super nice and I totally love her. I am looking forward to reading Rape Girl. I just have to be in the right frame of mind first.

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  13. What a great haul! I recently finished The Unquiet by Jeanine Garsee and it was so amazing. Really a great book! I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. I still haven't read City Of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare yet! I'm a tad behind on the series. Can't wait to get caught up though after hearing everyone talk about City Of Lost Souls. Enjoy all the great books you got this week Amy! Happy Reading! :)

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    1. I'm really looking forward to The Unquiet. It sounds really great! I love The Mortal Instruments series. You definitely need to get caught up on it. :)

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  14. Happy Mother's Day to you!

    I'm very excited for Pretty Amy too -- can't wait to read it. And Cristina and FakeSteph want me to read My Life Next Door like, yesterday. I'm on it!!!!

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    1. Thanks babe!! My Life Next Door sounds really good. I loved Pretty Amy. I hope you really like it too.

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  15. Your gonna LOVE Croak! It's AMAZING!!! Seriously! ANd the author is sooo sweet too! :) And I'm really annoyed with B&N's shipping right now too! I"m a member and get express shipping. Ordered a book Tuesday and it isn't scheduled for delivery until Monday. I was like "Amazon would've had it here faster!" Especially since in one day it flew from Pennsylvania down to Dallas Texas and has sat there at the airport ever since Thursday and not budged. Definitely NOT renewing my membership! *sighs* Anyways....enough ranting. haha Enjoy your books this week girlie! :)

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    1. That's why I didn't renew my membership. I am so unhappy with their service lately. I love going to the actual store near my house, but the books are like 6 or 7 dollars more in the store. I am really looking forward to getting to Croak. Gina had actually sent me a signed bookmark a while back. I have tons of review books to read though, so it will be a while before I get to it.

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  16. Awww, Amy!! City of lost souls <3 <3 Another 2 days.. Damn my exam! I wish it was over so I could read it. Aaah Jace <3 <3 Can't wait Wednesday <3 <3 It will be epic ;) Any Pretty Amy!! So good! :) Enjoy your amazing books this weeks sweetie ;) <3 <3

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    1. I loved it!! It was so good!! You will devour it! I loved Pretty Amy too!! I had to get a finished copy!

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  17. Great selection of books this week. A lot of them I am on the fence about, like The Unquiet and Croak. I'll be watching for your reviews to decide if they are for me or not.

    Also interested in Last Bastion of the Living. I didn't love book one of the As the World Dies series, but I hear they get better and I am willing to continue giving the author a shot because...ZOMBIES. I love zombie books.

    Happy reading!

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    1. The As the World Dies series gets better with each book. I am super excited for The Last Bastion of the Living. Zombies rock!! I have heard mixed review on Croak, but I got it for about $7 with a B&N coupon so I figured I might as well see if I like it. I have heard it's fun and entertaining. The Unquiet sounds good. I am looking forward to reading that one.

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  18. I think almost everybody got City of Lost Souls, including me. :) Pretty Amy sounds SOO good and I'm so jealous that you have it!

    Eileen @ ***Singing and Reading in the Rain***
    Check out my Stacking the Shelves post!

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    1. I am dying to get my special edition copy of CoLS though. It's agonizing waiting for it even though I already finished reading the book. I need my pretty copy in my hands. Nook isn't the same.

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  19. Awesome haul! I requested The Unquiet but haven't heard anything back yet. I think I've been forgotten on NG lol.

    Enjoy all your reads :)

    Jenny @ Books to the Sky

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    1. Sometimes they take forever to get back to you. I have requested books and then after like 2 months when I have a full schedule they approve them all.

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  20. You are just the cutest! You got quite the load there. :) Happy reading my blogging friend. Oh and Happy Mother's Day!
    my haul

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    1. Aww thanks Autumn. I hope you had a fabulous Mothers Day too!!

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  21. Great haul! You'll have to let me know how Croak is. I've been wanting to read it :)

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    1. I will let you know as soon as I get to it. I doubt it will be soon. I just wanted to buy it so I have it when I have time, but I have a lot of books ahead of it. :)

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  22. Man, you put me to shame, Amy. I've been MIA for a few weeks now and it's astounding to see how much you've accomplished in that amount of time! Congrats. :)

    Wendy @ The Midnight Garden

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    1. It's been a bit hard to keep up lately. Especially with how distracted I have been getting, but I'm trying to keep up. :) I love your blog, no need to worry about how much or little you have accomplished.

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