Sunday, May 20, 2012

Take a Peek and What I'll Be Reading (4)

Time for a little recap of the books 
I received this past week and what I'll be reading!

(This picture is a little dark, my apologies.)

I won two books last week:
 A big thank you to Jen from Jen Ryland/ YA Romantics for this title! Have you checked out her site yet? Not only does she write great reviews and have some cool weekly features, she also gives books away all the time! You should definitely give her blog a look-see if you haven't already:)
I won this ARC through LibraryThing's Early Reviewers. I'm so excited because this book features two of my favorite things: mafia themes and the kick butt heroine! Thank you Putnam Juvenile and LibraryThing:)

I also received my first book from the girls over at Southern Book Blogger's ARC Tours, and it's an AWESOME title:
This book is definitely one of my most anticipated summer reads! I've already started it and am loving it so far! A big thank you to Amber from Down the Rabbit Hole and all the other members of the SBB team. Are you a southern blogger? If you are and haven't joined SBB you are missing out! Not only do they host really cool ARC Tours, but they also post bookish events like signings and festivals taking place all over the south. Head over to their site and check them out:) 

From Paperback Swap I received two cool books:
Vampires! No, I'm not quite sick of them yet:)
I recently reviewed and loved Blundell's What I Saw and How I Lied (read my review) so I am excited to read this one!

I also purchased a few books, both hard copies and for my kindle:
Next month I am participating in a readalong of Outlander, a book I've  always wanted to try. I was going to check the book out from my library, but this week I found a used copy for a whopping $1 at my library's store, SCORE! I love used books:)
So, after seeing this book quoted multiple times on a recent Top Ten Tuesday post, I decide to buy a used copy and see what all the fuss is about. I'm hoping to start it next week. 
A few months back I pre-ordered this book from Fishpond. Why? Because I LOVED Kirsty Eagar's Raw Blue, this Aussie has become a go to author of mine, I'll read anything by her. I'm half way through this one now:)

And on my Kindle I received two books for review from NetGalley, thanks to Bloomsbury USA:
Can't wait to start this one, it's been getting rave reviews.

I love this cover btw, and I have no idea how to say the author's last name, O-Mo-Lo-Lu? That's kinda fun to say...

And I made a couple of purchases at the Amazon store because they were too deeply discounted to pass over:
This has been on my TBR list forever.

Ditto for this one. 

That's my take for the week, whew! I have my work cut out for me, no? Let me know how your week went and what you'll be reading. Leave me a link in the comments below:)

Coming up on the blog this week:

I'll be giving away a hot May release as part of the Splash Into Summer Giveaway Hop, so be sure to check back for that one. I am going to do a Cover Reveal post, since it's been a while, Top Ten Tuesday, Weigh In Wednesday over at Epilogue Review, and reviews for Timepiece by Myra McEntire and On the Island by Tracey Garvis Graves! 


  1. I'm excited to read Cold Fury. I have Blood Rights and Bad Blood and I want to read that series, still need to find bk 2

    Thanks for stopping by my blog

    1. Me too, winning Cold Fury from LT (the first book I have won from them) produced a GIANT smile on my face:)

  2. All your books are amazing this week, Heather! Especially my all time favorite - The Outlander :)) SO many of them are on my wishlist... Enjoy all your reads, sweetie!

    1. I can't wait to read Outlander! I have come close to reading it a couple of times but for one reason or another just didn't. It's also my first readalong which is exciting!

  3. The Sky is Everywhere was really good and I've heard great things from my friends about Tiger Lily.
    Happy reading!

    1. I'm halfway through Tiger Lily and it is SO awesome, magical and clever. I LOVE it. I will definitely be buying the finished product in July:)

  4. Such a great book week! The Sky is Everywhere is wonderful! And I loved Strings Attached. I'm SO jealous you got Night Beach! I wanted to order it but its just too expensive even with free shipping.
    I have Blood Rights and hope j can read it someday soonish!
    And Outlander- love that series SO much!

    1. I finished Night Beach, my feelings are ...conflicted. But, I'm glad i got it because I do so love Kirsty Eagar! I'm hoping to start The Sky is Everywhere next week, I can't wait:)

  5. OH! Okay, Something Like Normal is FABULOUS. Absolutely incredible. It's featured in my Contemp Month and Trish Doller has contributed a fun guest post. I hope you love it like I did. It has had a hand in making me excited for the contemps. I'm also gonna be featuring The Sky Is Everywhere, although I haven't read it yet (eep!). (Pretty cover, no?)

    I'm SO Curious about the Kristen Painter books. I'll be anxious to see what you have to say about those. The covers are so interesting - so much to look at.

    Lots of awesome in that stack, Heather! I'm a teensy bit jealous!

    1. Oh, I can't wait to read that guest post! And it sounds as if you are really enjoying getting to know the contemporary genre Asheley! That's awesome. I'm looking forward to your Contemp. Month:)

      I LOVE that Kristin painter cover. Those gold tattoos on the model's back are so gorgeous!

  6. Great books, enjoy! :)
    I have Strings Attached too. I haven't read it yet, but I really liked What I Saw and How I Lied!

    Here is my Owl Post

    Also, a new follower! :)

  7. OMG YOU HAVE THE SKY IS EVERYWHERE!! I am so in love with that book I can't even...oh MAN. I hope you love it too, and I so look forward to your thoughts. Joe still makes my heart skip.


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