Sunday, August 25, 2013

Weekly Recap / Stacking the Shelves (68)

Happy weekend everyone. So, a lot has happened since my post last week. For one, I finally got to meet the incredibly awesome Giselle from Xpresso Reads!! Yes people, she does exist in real life, and she's super awesome!! I feel like my life is complete now. I have finally met my soulmate in real life!! I also got to see DeAnna from Mommy's Reading Break again. I met her previously at the Pitch Dark Days event in February. Also, on Tuesday/Wednesday I went to the midnight showing of The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones. I thought it was great!! But... the best part about it was I met Holly Black!! Yes, for real!! She was in front of me at the concession stand and I was totally freaking out on whether to ask her if she was her, but I did, and she was super nice! She even posed for a pic with me and signed my movie stub since I had nothing else to sign with me at that point. Lol!! I have a lot of books this week, so I apologize about the long vlog. Between fan girling and my books it's a bit long. Oh, and I totally said in my video that I was going to add the pic of me and Holly Black, and a pic of the ticket stub she signed, but I forgot. Sorry.

Books Mentioned

  • Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock by Matthew Quick (from Giselle @ Xpresso Reads)
  • Gated by Amy Christine Parker  (from Giselle @ Xpresso Reads)
  • Gorgeous by Paul Rudnick (from Giselle @ Xpresso Reads)
  • Just Like Fate by Cat Patrick and Suzanne Young (from Giselle @ Xpresso Reads)
  • Magisterium by Jeff Hirsch (from Giselle @ Xpresso Reads)
  • Starry Nights by Daisy Whitney (from Giselle @ Xpresso Reads)
  • Sweet Peril by Wendy Higgins (Surprise from HarperCollins, this is my 3rd copy, second finished copy,   so I will most likely do a giveaway)
  • The 100 by Kass Morgan (from Giselle @ Xpresso Reads)
  • The Lost Sun by Tessa Gratton (Audiobook) (Won from Heidi @ YA Bibliophile)
  • The Mortal Instruments Movie Poster (from the theater people for waiting in line for hours!)
Thanks so much to HarperCollins, Edelweiss, HarperTeen, Heidi, Random House, Simon & Schuster Audio, Harper Audio, Rhiannon, and Giselle.

Weekly Recap

Search Terms
  • pieces michelle davidson argyle free epub - Seriously people!! These search terms drive me nuts. Buy the freaking book!
  • patrick flores-scott jumped in review - Yes, I reviewed this a few days ago. It was really good!
  • shadowhunters and downworlders - Eeep!! I saw The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones on opening night!!
  • "the school for good and evil" exam - I have taken it. It was really cute. I don't know the direct link since I went to it through a link on twitter.
  • 60 reasons why you're a great mom books - I don't know of any specific ones, but I'm sure they are out there.
  • aiden's pov deity - You can find it most likely on Jennifer L. Armentrout's site.
  • audiobook narration wallbanger - I loved this book, the audio was a bit... awkward at times, but it was good.
  • best adult sex novels - I don't know. I don't read a lot of it. I do read a lot of adult romance (that can get pretty steamy), but rarely read erotica.
That was my week!! Talk about epic! And the books were great too. ;) Anyways, leave me your link and I will stop by as soon as I can. I will be at a birthday party all day Sunday, so it won't be until Monday most likely. 


  1. You've had an awesome week! I loved your haul and that poster rocks! I am kind of sad that not more people turned up at that blogger meet-up in Boston though. But you got to meet up with Giselle so it was worth it just for that. :)

    1. Originally Giselle and her hubs were going and I was just going to drive out and meet up anyways, then we decided to make it a thing. It didn't really matter that almost no one came, but it did make me feel like an idiot with the restaurant asking for a table for 13 and then only having 5 lol!! It was really awesome though. And I didn't have to share my Giselle time. ;)

  2. Dang snap, you had a good week in the world of books, didn't you? Holly Black and Giselle and Mortal Instruments. I saw it too and I actually really liked it as well. I have a feeling we're going to be some of the few, but I can dig it. I have to admit that I've never read the books (though I have them)and still followed along. Could have done without the garden scene, but still liked it!
    Oh also, you got a great haul and need to read Gorgeous ASAP!
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    1. Right? Such an epic week!! I was already so happy after meeting Giselle, then TMI movie! Meeting Holly Black was like over the top awesomeness for the week!

  3. Woah you got amazing titles from Giselle! I look forward to your thoughts on them all- especially The 100. The mixed reviews have me so lost, but I hope it goes well for you :D

    Awesome haul, Amy! <33

    1. Thanks babe!! I am looking forward to reading the awesome books I got from Giselle!!

  4. Eek! Such a great week!!! I'm listening to the audio of Gated right now - it's pretty good! I'm glad you got to meet Giselle finally!! And Holly Black - how cool!! I just saw City of Bones over the weekend too - it was great! Enjoy your goodies!! :)

    1. I was so exhausted on Wednesday and Thursday after so many days of being on the go and excitement. This will be a hard week to top. :)

  5. You had a really great week and not only got some really good books, but met some really great people to. Thanks for sharing.

  6. Oh, that's some excellent books you got there. I wanna read Just Like Fate, heard its good. Still debating on A Little Too Far tho. And dang, 3 copies of Sweet Peril?! Lol

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  7. Bahaha "I'm going to have some coconut milk while I wait!" Haha it sucks that you're right near a railroad! But I'm so happy that you had a ton of fun at the Boston meetup, you got so many awesome books at the blogger meetup and Just Like Fate is AMAZING. Seriously.

    Enjoy all of your amazing books this week, Amy! <33

  8. I think I need A Little Too Far. I hope you're loving the Redhead Series. It's one of my favorites!

  9. Can't wait till I get to A Little Too Far! Enjoy.

  10. Nice book haul! I'm starting A Little Too Far tbis week, and can't wait! I hope you like The Redhead Revealed. That is such a great series. Enjoy your books, Amy!

  11. OOOH NICE HAUL! Just alike Fate!!! <333 and Gated! Loved that one! ENJOY

  12. Lots of goodies! A Little Too Far and The Beginning of Everything sound awesome! I also want to read pretty much everything Giselle gave you! I haven't seen City of Bones yet. I plan to go on Tuesday! Glad you enjoyed it and got to meet an author at the same time! How lucky! And meeting other bloggers is so great too!

  13. I'm curious about the 100 and the Lost Sun. I haven't heard too much about either of them -- even though the Lost Sun has been out, I believe. You have so many great books!! Enoy :D

  14. You won lots of books. Great haul Enjoy :)

  15. So glad that you got to meet Giselle! I hope you ladies had epic amounts of fun!

    How is the audio of The Beginning of Everything? I read the print and hope the audio does it justice!

  16. Giselle was very kind to you this week, and it sounds like she brought you a lot of goodies! I'm glad you got to meet her and I bet it was a ton of fun!


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