Sunday, July 29, 2012

Take a Peek and Weekly Recap/ Forecast (11)

Ready to take a peek at what I'll be reading and see what you may have missed this week on the blog? Let's do this thing:)

From Edelweiss:

Drain You by M. Beth Bloom

I really wanted to pick this up after reading Jen's (of Jen RylandYA/Romantics ) enthusiastic review. I can't wait to experience all the 1990s nostalgia:)

Thank you Edelweiss and Harper Teen!

From NetGalley:

Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire

There was a Follow Friday question a few months back that asked if you would ever read a book based solely on a bad review.
At the time, I answered 'no.'  But when I noticed this title on NG, I had to ask for it. People either love this book or hate it with a passion. I must see what all the fuss is about!!

Thank you NetGalley and Jamie McGuire!

The Secrets of Shakespeare's Grave by Deron R. Hicks

Love a good MG mystery! And this one references The Bard and takes place in England, score!

Thank you NetGalley and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt!


No Alternative by William Dickerson

More love for the 1990s! From the lovely Karina at Nocturnal Book Reviews, I won a copy of this coming of age drama set in Seattle during the heyday of Grunge. Love this title too, I have an awesome 90s CD that shares the same name.

Thank you Karina and author William Dickerson!


Fame, Love and other Lessons
by Jo Frances 

It's always nice to receive a surprise gift, especially when it's a book:) This New Adult title comes courtesy of the author. Thank you, Jo Frances!

I also bought a really pretty skin for my Kindle on Etsy. 

Ooh...The Night Café by Vicent van Gogh, 
one of my favorite paintings:)
I still need a Kindle case though, any suggestions?

Now, let's take a look at what you might have missed last week on the blog (click on the links to shoot to the post):

Monday-      The final Outlander Readalong post!
Wednesday- My 5 Star review of The Sky is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson
Friday-        My review of Pushing the Limits by Katie McGarry
Saturday-    My review of The Unquiet by Jeannine Garsee

Next week's forecast:

I am going to be kicking off my 600 Follower Giveaway on Monday! Also, look for reviews of Richelle Mead's The Golden Lily, Robin LaFever's Grave Mercy, Julie Kagawa's The Immortal Rules and a post on my most anticipated books for the second half of 2012.

Okay, that's the past week in a nutshell, friends. How about you? Have a banner week in the book department? Link me up in the comments below:)


  1. Nope, I had a quiet week, which is fine, because this summer has been crazy! In September, things will quiet back down, I hope.

    Two 90s books for you! I have one more on my pile: Supergirl Mix Tapes. I didn't realize it took place in the past, though given the mix tape thing I should have figured that out.

    Have a great week and enjoy your books. Email me and let me know how you like Drain You!

    1. Yeah, I have heard of Supergirl Mixtapes too, can't wait to see how it compares with Drain You in terms of 90s references!

      So I finished Drain you yesterday, kinda an abrupt ending, but I still loved the nostalgia factor. Think there will be a Book #2?

  2. I love Van Gogh and that Kindle Skin. So pretty!
    I've been turned down for every single book I've requested on Edelweiss. I think they hate me. Can't figure it out! Even if I have autoapprove on NetGalley, for the life of me they will turn their heads and spit toward me on Edelweiss. Hahaha!
    I grabbed Beautiful Disaster too because it's one I've been wanting to read for a while. I borrowed it off of ebookfling but the time ran out before I could get to it. Good stuff!

    1. Well, I have only been approved for two titles on Edelweiss, out of MANY that I have asked for. Sometimes I think there is no rhyme or reason to who they select, strange.

      I've not heard of ebookfling, is it something I should check out?

    2. Yes. I've read several ebooks using ebookfling, and I heard about it from Jacinda from The Reading Housewives. In the past couple of weeks, I read Flat-Out Love by Jessica Park after borrowing it free from ebookfling and this morning I read Easy by Tammara Webber for free from there. Definitely check it out. Every ebook isn't lendable, so you can't borrow everything, but I've read several from there. Look at it and if you have any questions or reservations about it, email me. I've NEVER had any problems with it and find it to be completely legit. I love it.

  3. Love your new Kindle skin! I love Van Gogh as well, my parents had a print of The Night Cafe hanging in their house all throughout my childhood, so it certainly brings up those memories. I actually didn't get a Kindle skin, because once you put your Kindle in a case then, you can't really see them anymore!

    I didn't see Secrets of Shakespeares Grave before, but it looks right up my ally! Not going to request because I'm on a complete NG ban atm (until I read and review the 20+ books I have from them) but I look forward to your review because if you like it, I'll totally track it down!


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