Sunday, July 15, 2012

Weekly Recap / Stacking the Shelves (12)

*Stacking the Shelves is hosted by Tynga's Reviews

Hi loves!! How is everyone? This has been a pretty fabulous week for me. I got some pretty awesome books. I am proud to say I am doing pretty well with my book buying ban I put on myself. I only actually bought myself one book this week. Please excuse my vlog this week. I was dying tired because I got almost no sleep the night before. My daughter decided that sleep was not something she wanted to bother with and kept me up most of the night.




Books Mentioned
*I totally forgot to add Lucid by P.T. Michelle to this, and I needed to rectify that. I have already read it and my review goes up Wednesday! Big thank you to Patrice for sending me a digital copy for review!!

People/Blogs Mentioned
Big thank you to St. Martins Press, NetGalley, HMH, Claire Legrand, Suzy Townsend, J.L. Bryan, Reading Teen, and Itching for Books
Weekly Recap

This week on the blog I had 3 blog tour stops which all included my review of the book. Lonely Souls by Karice Bolton, Wings of Arian by Devri Walls, and The Dream Slayer by Jill Cooper. I also am having a follower appreciation giveaway that ends August 5th. International as long as TBD ships to you. I had a few cover posts. One was Clockwork Princess which was revealed by our tweeting with the #ClockworkPrincess hashtagand was so gorgeous I had to post it on  my blog, and I did a cover reveal for Traitor by Megan Curd. I had two Once upon a read-a-thon updates, and My Fairy Metal Thunder Read-Along Week 2 post. I only did the Waiting on Wednesday weekly meme this week.  

Searches that led to my blog
  • Direct searches for my blog (Bookloving me or Book loving mom) - Yay!! People want to find me!!
  • Some variety of Onyx  by Jennifer L. Armentrout -  Umm so awesome since she is one of my fave authors ever!! Love that searches lead to my blog. 
  • Deity by JLA teasers - More JLA love!! I haven't actually started reading it yet (well I read the first 2 chapters and had to stop myself), so there are no teasers for all of you. Sorry!
  • K.C. Neal Pixies - Another author I love, so I am excited that searches for her stuff leads here!
  • Book Depository giveaways - Who doesn't love a good giveaway right?!
  • On the Day I Died audiobook - I read the book, but not the audio. Though I would love to buy the audio of it.
That wraps up this week on my blog! Oh, and thank you so much to all of the new followers. I love each and every one of you who takes the time to stop by my blog, even if you don't follow. Big hugs to everyone!! I would love to see how everyone else's week went so leave me a link, and after all the crazy family day stuff, I will hop over and visit.

34 comments:

  1. I love that your vlog this week sounds like your in the middle of the rain forest! hahaha It's cute!!!

    Girl you are the queen of winning contests! lol My mom and I made a book purse last year. I felt like such a bad person for tearing out all the pages. LOL I LOVE that they used the B&N Leatherbound of Grimm for it. It's the one I have and it is seriously stunning in person. So jelly!

    I love audio books!!! I seriously need more of them in my life! haha BUt they are sooo expensive! Like $40 a piece. Gah!!! Way too much for me. I can't wait to see how you like those that you won. And YAY for the Valkyrie tour. I wish I were doing it too! haha THe book sounds epic right!??!? Oh and I read Blind Spot..it was really good! You know me and mysteries hahah

    Have a great weekend hun!!! And get some sleep!!! You still look gorgeous without it ;)

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    1. Haha my air conditioner was running right behind me so it was a bit noisy. Your comments always make me smile!! You are so sweet. I love audio books too. When I have a job again I think I am going to join audible so I can get more of them. I used to buy them a lot when I was working full time. So excited about Valkyrie Rising tour!!

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  2. I loved Under the Never Sky. I hope you like it. That book purse is too cute.

    Valerie

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    1. I have been wanting to read it forever, but it's like the world was working against me to have that book. I hope I can get to it sometime before the next one comes out lol!!

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  3. Yay, I received Blind Spot too! Doesn't it sound great?! and I have yet to read Under the Never Sky, I gave it to my sister so I'm hoping to borrow it soon, lol!
    Enjoy your new reads, Amy :)

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    1. PS, I forgot to mention how stunning that book-purse is!!! Love it :)

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    2. The book purse is so awesome!!! I love it!! I am looking forward to Blind Spot. I seriously requested it forever ago so I didn't think I was getting it. It was a nice surprise in my inbox. :)

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  4. Under The Never Sky is really great ! I hope you end up loving it too. :) I can't wait to see what you think of Stormdancer. Everyone's been raving on and on about it !
    Enjoy all your stuff ! Happy reading. :)

    P.S - Sorry, I didn't go through you video. I'm in a bit of a hurry ! I'll come back and watch it tomorrow.

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    1. No need to apologize. I actually don't get on the computer very much on Sundays because it's family day so I skip a lot and go back to watch them on Monday too.

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  5. You had an awesome week! I've heard great things about Stormdancer.

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    1. I am so excited for Stormdancer. I had requested it on NetGalley and not heard anything back, so when I won it I was jumping around like a little kid.

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  6. I love that book purse! I'm sorry you haven't gotten any sleep either! :( Under the Never Sky was AMAZING and I'm so jealous of Stormdancer! That one sounds so great! I also got Valkyrie Rising this week, as well! :) I tried reading Leviathan but I'm not into historical fiction and I love that cockroach clip! ;) Enjoy!

    Check out my Stacking the Shelves!

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    1. I don't know that I could actually read Leviathan, but I like it being read to me. ;) I am super excited for Stormdancer and Valkyrie Rising.

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  7. Great haul, chickie!! I LOVED Under the Never Sky so, so much! And I think I added Lucid to my next week's post, but I'm totally excited to read it. Enjoy the goodies!

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    1. Thanks babe!! Lucid was so good!! I hope you love it.

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  8. Congrats on all your great books!
    Hope it cools down for you -- it's a million degrees where I am too -- and that your daughter decides to give you more sleep!

    Extra! Extra! My Weekly Recap

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    1. Hah!! I don't know why she has been so restless. Maybe it's the weather.

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  9. I am very jealous, lol! Blind Spot looks ah-mazing, and so does Lucid! I'm really excited for both of those. I LOVED Under the Never Sky, so I really hope you enjoy that one!

    Happy reading, Amy! <3

    -Aneeqah @ My Not So Real Life

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    1. I have been dying to read Blind Spot so I am so excited for it! I hope I can get around to Under the Never Sky soon.

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  10. So I'm totally basking in green jelly over here. Valkyrie Rising?? Ahh!!! I want to read that one so flippin bad because it sounds amazingg. Just wait, I've had Under the Never Sky for over a month now and haven't read it. You just got it and you'll probably read it before me. Haha. And ohh! I love that book purse it's so cute! I've never heard of people taking books like that and making one. I bet that pink Alice in Wonderland B&N book would make a super cute one!!

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    1. Lol, you know how I am with books though. I buy books all the time and don't find time to read them. Like the 30 books I bought in January and I think I read like one or 2 of them haha! The Alice in Wonderland book would be awesome as a book purse. And totally me!!!

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  11. I heart that purse! You got a great haul this week. Hopefully you're able to get some sleep. I'm slacking in the sleep department as well due to me working and trying to get on that sleeping schedule. Can't wait to see your reviews <3

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    1. Aww I am sure your schedule will settle once you get used to it. The sleep thing with my daughter was just a fluke thankfully. She had never done that before.

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  12. Under the Never Sky is a great book! I hope you enjoy it! $5.99 is quite a steal! Also-- you look fabulous! If this is you looking "bad," then momma, you are gorgeous! :) Happy reading!

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    1. I hope I enjoy it too. I have been wanting to read it forever! I don't have time now, but hopefully I will get around to it. Thanks so much, I didn't feel gorgeous at all. You made my day. :)

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  13. Andrea told me I need to read Under the Never Sky. Hopefully soon! Nice haul darlin!

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    1. Lol!! I should really read some of the other hundreds of books I have before I read that. I have so many that I was dying to read and still haven't.

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  14. OMG, such great books you got this week! :D I totally want BLIND SPOT! :D
    Check out my Stacking the Shelves

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    1. I was so excited about Blind Spot!! It sounds awesome!!

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  15. STORMDANCER! I love that we both got it on the same day! I really want Blind Spot, totally jealous there. I also can't wait to read Valkyrie Rising! Looks super good. Hopefully you get some sleep soon muffin!

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    1. Thanks Jenni!! I think that's so awesome we both got Stormdancer the same day too. My sleep seems to be back to normal. I don't know what was up with the kiddo. The way she was during the chat was how she was all night for some reason.

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  16. OMG such a cool purse!! congrats on the winnings (and you don't look like hell!! You sexy bitch!) You totally grossed me out with the cockroach *barf*

    Doesn't Midnight City and Blind Spot sound awesome!? And I'm glad you got on the Valkyrie Rising tour!! Yay! :D Hope you had a good nap, Amy! My son says "Amy, eh!?" haha.

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    1. Lol!! Glad you think I'm a sexy bitch!! I was seriously so freaking tired. I am wicked excited to read Midnight City, Blind Spot, and Valkyrie Rising!! Your son is too cute!!! :)

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  17. Great books this week! I loved Under the Never Sky! Also love the book purse that is so awesome!! Hope you enjoy your books!

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