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Clean Sweep Reading Challenge

It’s time to pull out all of my unread ARC’s and review books and start reading. I’m usually really good about keeping up with review copies but I will admit that some of the gifted copies from publishers don’t always make it onto my reading list. It’s just so hard with so many books coming out to keep up with all the books I get. Which is why I was excited when Kimberly over at Caffeinated Book Reviewer announced that she’d be hosting an event to help push you into reading your review books. I’ll be going a lot lighter on the goal list than I had initially planned and that’s because the month of May is going to be hectic. If I end up reading more than my goal, I’ll be sure to add the books to the list below. 🙂

 

 

My goals for this month are…

 

 

The finish line…

I’d like to thank Kim for hosting this event. It was a great way for me to not only get a head start on some ARC’s that will be releasing soon, but it gave me an excuse to dust off my older books as well. Which, let’s be honest, really needed to be done. While I only made it through about half of my goal, with all things considered, I’m proud that I got even that much read. I had my parents visiting for two weeks, dental appointments, and I lost one of my furbabies this month. There’s was little to no reading going on until about the last week. It also didn’t help that a lot of the books didn’t work for me. Which was probably why I still hadn’t read them yet. Below are the books I was able to read (or attempted to read but gave up on)…

The Next Flame by Penelope Douglas
Dangerously Bad by Eden Bradley (DNF)
Royal Bastards by Andrew Shvarts
Highland Hellion by Mary Wine
The Virgin’s Daughter by Laura Andersen (DNF)
Illegal Contact by Santino Hassell
Deja Who by Mary Janice Davidson (DNF)

 

 

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Sunday Wrap-Up #50

Sunday Wrap-Up is all about sharing the books and book related items that I’ve picked up recently. I also recap what went on last week and let you in on what’s coming up. I link up my post to Sunday Post, and Stacking the Shelves.

 

Last week on BSA:
The Reaping by Shirley Anne Edwards [Excerpt & Giveaway]
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany, Jack Thorne [Review]
Silencing the Seam by Kathleen Groger [Excerpt & Giveaway]

 

Next week on BSA:
Songs of Seraphina by [Excerpt & Giveaway]
Soulfinder by Jacinta Maree [Excerpt & Giveaway]
Ruled by Elle Kennedy [Review]

 

So, I found out that one of my all-time favorite Star Wars characters was made into a Funko Pop! So, I called around and was able to locate one. Which, was my first Pop! figure ever. Then I went back in and grabbed the Storm because, well, she’s my favorite Marvel character and I just had to have her. Now I see why no one ever seems to have just one Pop! figure. I also attended a book signing for Ahsoka the other week. It was awesome! Last night the Mr. and I had a mini Harry Potter marathon where I made a bunch of snacks and tried my hand at making homemade butterbeer. I have never had butterbeer before and decided to give it a try. Oh my goodness, it’s amazing! I went with a recipe that was less like the one that is at the amusement park since they seem to use cream soda as the base and instead went with a less sweet version (which is the description of butterbeer) and used club soda as the base. It was amazing. I may have downed my who glass in about 5 minutes. It was THAT good.

I will more than likely be pretty quiet on social media this coming week/weekend. My friend and her boyfriend are coming out from NY to visit. I will have posts scheduled to go live throughout the duration of their stay but I might not be around to chat or comment on all my favorite blogs. So, if you don’t hear from me that will be why. 😉

 

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The Latest Additions to My TBR List…

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Feature & Follow Friday is hosted by Parajunkee’s View and Alison Can Read and is a blog hop that expands your blog following by a joint effort between bloggers.

 

 

This week we have to show everyone our TBR list. Let’s be honest here, I would be here all day uploading pictures of all the books I have waiting for me to read. Let’s just put it this way, I have about 200 books that I own and haven’t read yet. That doesn’t even include all the books I want to read or that I have on hold at the library. So instead of showing you guys my long list of books, I will show you the latest books I got. 😉 Since my birthday was the other week I got some pretty awesome books that I’ve been dying to get my hands on. Plus, I won the Harry Potter book from that summer reading challenge I did this year! Woohoo!

 

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The Raider by Monica McCarty
“After consolidating his gains against the enemy English, King Robert the Bruce of Scotland sends his best soldiers to fortify the lawless borders. These legendary warriors of the Highland Guard let nothing come before king and country—except the calling of their heart.”

V-Day by DT Dyllin
“Since the fateful day that has come to be known as M-Day, Vivienne’s been frantically searching for her brothers. Only she knows the truth and will be able to save her family–if she can find them before the countdown hits zero.”

Confess by Colleen Hoover
“The last thing Owen wants is to lose Auburn, but he can’t seem to convince her that truth is sometimes as subjective as art. All he would have to do to save their relationship is confess. But in this case, the confession could be much more destructive than the actual sin… ”

Betrayal Foretold by Jen Crane
“Betrayal Foretold is a fast-paced, emotional ride through the mesmerizing world of Thayer. This third book in the Descended of Dragons series, a new adult fantasy romance, is a can’t-put-it-down story of loss and self-invention, of survival, and of the selfless pursuit to secure the happiness of friends. ”

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by JK Rowling
“While Harry grapples with a past that refuses to stay where it belongs, his youngest son Albus must struggle with the weight of a family legacy he never wanted. As past and present fuse ominously, both father and son learn the uncomfortable truth: sometimes, darkness comes from unexpected places.”

 

What are some of the books on your TBR list?

 

 

Sunday Wrap Up #49

Sunday Wrap-Up is all about sharing the books and book related items that I’ve picked up recently. I also recap what went on last week and let you in on what’s coming up. I link up my post to Sunday Post, and Stacking the Shelves.

 

Last week on BSA:
My Wild Irish Dragon by Ashlyn Chase (Excerpt & Giveaway)
Guardian’s Mate by Jennifer Ashley (Review)
Shuffle, Repeat by Jen Klein (Review)

Next week on BSA:
The One Real Thing by Samantha Young (Review & Giveaway)
Fly With Me by Chanel Cleeton (Review)
November 9 by Colleen Hoover (Review)

 

 

What I’ve been up to…

🎉 So, today is my birthday! I’ve been dreading this day for years. I’m sad to see my 20’s go. I wouldn’t say I’m anti-birthday, because trust me, I love presents and cake, but I am anti-getting-older. Plus, hitting that “dirty thirty” mark makes me sad. Booo. I mean, seriously, why did they have to name it “dirty thirty”, why not “purty thirty” or something else that rhymes and is flattering. Meh.

 

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Sunday Wrap-Up #48

Sunday Wrap-Up is all about sharing the books and book related items that I’ve picked up recently. I also recap what went on last week and let you in on what’s coming up. I link up my post to Sunday Post, and Stacking the Shelves.

 

Last week on BSA:
Blocked by Jennifer Lane (Review)
Sinner’s Revenge by Kim Jones (Review)
Burying Water by K.A. Tucker (Review)

This week on BSA:
Lick by Kylie Scott (Review)
Mr. Corporate by J.A. Huss (Excerpt & Giveaway)
Vial Things by Leah Clifford (Excerpt)

 

 

The move from hell is finally over!

 

Oh, man. I should have known this move was going to be anything but smooth when right out the door we were having problems just getting in to view places. It seemed like the Realtor’s showing the rentals just did not care whether or not they rented out a house. Add onto that a Uhaul truck that didn’t fit all our stuff, one of our larger pieces of furniture getting left behind because it was in a room that I’d closed the door to, and moving into a house that had been closed up for a month and trying to cool it down/air it out during a heat wave… yeah, it was not fun. There’s a lot more to the move but I won’t bore you with my rant. It was just exhausting and after two weeks, we are finally settled into the new place and I’m able to catch up on reading and blogging. I tried to keep things running smoothly while I was gone so that there wasn’t any down time but as many of you noticed, I wasn’t really online chatting with everyone. But, I’m back and ready to get back into the swing of things. First up, the books I got while we moved between houses.

 
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Sunday Wrap-Up #47

Sunday Wrap-Up is all about sharing the books and book related items that I’ve picked up recently. I also recap what went on last week and let you in on what’s coming up. I link up my post to Sunday Post, and Stacking the Shelves.

 

Last week on BSA:
Origins Exposed by Jen Crane (Review)
Hitched: Vol. 2 by Kendall Ryan (Excerpt)
Afterimage by J. Kowallis (Excerpt & Giveaway)

 

This week on BSA:
Somniare by DT Dyllin (Excerpt & Giveaway)
Dare to Stay by Jen McLaughlin (Review)
The Matchmaker’s Replacement by Rachel Van Dyken (Excerpt & Giveaway)

 

Well, we wound up finding a place to rent at the new location and the Mr. and I have been slowly packing away and getting everything sorted out. There’s only one more week left here at this house before I get the moving truck on Sunday and we head out for the new place. We rented one of those 26′ Uhaul trucks and I really hope I don’t pop a curb and flip the stupid thing over between here and there. I’ve never driven anything larger than our Jeep. So, to say I’m a bit nervous is an understatement. I think the packing/unpacking is the easy part, I’m concerned about the driving. So, cross your fingers for me. I’m hoping to be back online by the second week of August. I will have posts scheduled for the time that I will be gone but I won’t be around to really comment or anything. Which, you’ve probably noticed I haven’t really been on chatting much lately anyways. I promise to stop by and chat with everyone once I am unpacked and back online again.

 

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Sunday Wrap-Up #46

Sunday Wrap-Up is all about sharing the books and book related items that I’ve picked up recently. I also recap what went on last week and let you in on what’s coming up. I link up my post to Sunday Post, and Stacking the Shelves.

 

Last week on BSA:
Idol by Kristen Callihan (Review)
Artificial by Jadah McCoy (Excerpt & Giveaway)
Race Girl by Leigh Hutton (Excerpt & Giveaway)

 

Next week on BSA:
Summertime! (Ramblings of a Book Sniffer & Giveaway)
Finding Fraser by K.C. Dyer (Review)
Claimed by Elle Kennedy (Review)

 

Wow. It’s been a while since I’ve done one of these. Actually, it’s been about 6 months since my last wrap-up. That’s mainly due to laziness. Ha! I really have no excuse other than I just didn’t feel like typing in all the books I was acquiring. I should have done one for RT but, again, I just didn’t feel like it. I did post a picture of my treasures on my Facebook and Twitter account. So if you follow me there, you saw my haul. Again, my apologies for not doing one on here. But alas, I’ve recently required a lot more books and I wanted to share the pretties with you.

 

For Review…

 

 

DaretoStay

Dare to Stay
By: Jen McLaughlin
Genre: Romance

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Bruised and bloodied on Boston’s mean streets, Chris O’Brien is reeling from the loss of his childhood best friend. But after barely escaping a hit placed on his head, Chris is desperate to live. A safe haven comes to mind – the home of the perfect girl from his childhood, Molly Lachlan. Before he has fully considered what it would mean to involve her in his mess, he finds himself on her doorstep.

When Molly agrees to let Chris inside her home, she realizes she’s also letting him into her life. Danger and desperation are coming off him like steam, and yet she can’t bring herself to turn him away. His bad boy charm always had a hold on her, but now there’s a soulfulness and sorrow in him that she’s never seen before. And despite the heart-stopping risk of helping him, she hopes against all reason that he’ll stay…

 

 

FlyWithMe

Fly with Me
By: Chanel Cleeton
Genre: Romance

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U.S. Air Force fighter pilot Noah Miller—call sign Burn—loves nothing more than flying hard and fast. When he meets a gorgeous and sassy woman while partying in Las Vegas, he immediately locks on to her.

Jordan Callahan owns a thriving clothing boutique, but her love life is far less successful. Her luck changes when six feet, two inches of sexy swagger asks her to dance and turns her world upside down.

One scorching weekend becomes an undeniable chemistry that they can’t leave in Vegas. But the long distance relationship and their different lives threaten to ground their romance. And when the dangers of Noah’s job become all too real, Jordan learns being with a fighter pilot means risking it all for a shot at love…

 

 

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Finding Fraser
By: KC Dyer
Genre: Romance/Chick-Lit

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I met Jamie Fraser when I was nineteen years old. He was tall, red-headed, and at our first meeting at least, a virgin. I fell in love hard, fast and completely. He knew how to ride a horse, wield a sword and stitch a wound. He was, in fact, the perfect man.

That he was fictional hardly entered into it.

At 29, Emma Sheridan’s life is a disaster and she’s tired of waiting for the perfect boyfriend to step from the pages of her favorite book. There’s only one place to look, and it means selling everything and leaving her world behind. With an unexpected collection of allies along the way, can Emma face down a naked fishmonger, a randy gnome, a perfidious thief, and even her own abdominal muscles on the journey to find her Fraser?

 

 

Addicted

Addicted
By: Elle Kennedy
Genre: Erotic Romance

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Lennox used to live in a paradise on earth with his best friend Jamie, in a place where visitors came and went, allowing their desires to run free. But everything changes when a deadly attack forces them to take up with Connor Mackenzie’s band of Outlaws. Lennox knows Jamie is hung up on someone else, but he’s always believed he’s the man for her—and won’t let her go without a fight.

Even though Jamie is well aware that Lennox is one hot specimen of a man, she refuses to let sex ruin the most important relationship in her life. But when the object of her interest spurns her, she indulges in a little pleasure-filled revenge with her very magnetic, very willing best friend. One thrilling night with Lennox is enough to awaken Jamie’s unexpected desires for him. And now that she’s had a taste, she’s not sure she can ever give him up…

 

 

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The Emperor’s Arrow
By: Lauren D.M. Smith
Genre: Fantasy Romance

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The bride candidates have been summoned. Their numbers are many, yet only one is an Amazzi warrior. Only one would give her life to protect him.

Evony of Aureline, warrior of her people, has no intention of becoming a hideous old man’s bride. Though her people have sworn their loyalty to the legendary emperor Galen, Evony knows little of courts and intrigue. It’s simply not her world.

Yet it’s on the palace training grounds where Evony’s archery skills gain her the respect of soldiers and legates alike. The emperor himself takes notice of the beautiful, ruthless warrior. In turn, the young, steely eyed Galen is nothing at all what Evony expected.

This man could very well conquer her heart. But does he feel the same?

As the rivalry among the remaining bride candidates intensifies and the plot for the throne unfolds, Evony must make a grave choice: fulfill her destiny and protect her people or follow her heart and pursue true love.

Either way, the honor of the Amazzi people and the future of the empire now rests with Evony of Aureline. For she is the Emperor’s Arrow.

 

 

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Wanderlust
By: Roni Loren
Genre: Romance

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Restaurant critic Aubrey Bordelon is never at a loss for words to describe her meals in the fancy restaurants of New Orleans. But after her magazine’s high-profile music reporter falls ill, she finds herself out of her element and in a sea of screaming fans awaiting Wanderlust’s lead singer, Lex Logan. The sound of his voice gives her goosebumps, and the stage presence of the hard-bodied rock star takes her breath away. So when he pulls her onstage for a sexy stunt, she knows she’s in real trouble.

Lex doesn’t want to pretend that the sparks on stage between him and Aubrey never happened, but it certainly makes the fact that she’s writing a story on his band all the more dangerous. The last thing he needs is some nosy reporter revealing their problems to the world. But the sexy Southern belle doesn’t give up easily, and soon he’s wondering if the best way to chase her off the story is to coax her into his bed…

 

 

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How to Hang a Witch
By: Adriana Mather
Genre: YA Fantasy

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Salem, Massachusetts is the site of the infamous witch trials and the new home of Samantha Mather. Recently transplanted from New York City, Sam and her stepmother are not exactly welcomed with open arms. Sam is the descendant of Cotton Mather, one of the men responsible for those trials and immediately, she becomes the enemy of a group of girls who call themselves The Descendants. And guess who their ancestors were?

If dealing with that weren’t enough, Sam also comes face to face with a real live (well technically dead) ghost. A handsome, angry ghost who wants Sam to stop touching his stuff. But soon Sam discovers she is at the center of a centuries old curse affecting anyone with ties to the trials.

Sam must come to terms with the ghost and find a way to work with the Descendants to stop a deadly cycle that has been going on since the first accused witch was hanged. If any town should have learned its lesson, it’s Salem. But history is about to repeat itself.

 

 

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Falling in Deeper
By: Shayla Black
Genre: Erotica

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After a violent tragedy nearly destroyed her, Lily Taylor ran away, changed her name, and started over. When her deadly nemesis resurfaces to eliminate his loose end, she turns to the last man she should trust—a stranger with a history of violence and an intoxicating sexuality she can’t refuse…

Though strong-armed into locating Lily to help put away a drug lord, ex-con Stone Sutter isn’t anyone’s snitch. When he finds the terrified beauty, he vows to keep her safe—but he isn’t sure he has the strength to shield her from his own desires.

As an unquenchable fire sparks between them, Lily’s tormentor stalks ever closer, and she must overcome her darkest fear to survive. Can she trust the bond she and Stone have formed as they’re falling in deeper?

 

 

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A Shadow Bright and Burning
By: Jessica Cluess
Genre: YA Fantasy

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Henrietta Howel can burst into flames.
Forced to reveal her power to save a friend, she’s shocked when instead of being executed, she’s invited to train as one of Her Majesty’s royal sorcerers.

Thrust into the glamour of Victorian London, Henrietta is declared the chosen one, the girl who will defeat the Ancients, bloodthirsty demons terrorizing humanity. She also meets her fellow sorcerer trainees, handsome young men eager to test her power and her heart. One will challenge her. One will fight for her. One will betray her.

But Henrietta Howel is not the chosen one.
As she plays a dangerous game of deception, she discovers that the sorcerers have their own secrets to protect. With battle looming, what does it mean to not be the one? And how much will she risk to save the city–and the one she loves?

 

 

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Race the Darkness
By: Abbie Roads
Genre: Dark Paranormal Romantic Suspense

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Cursed with a terrible gift…

Criminal investigator Xander Stone doesn’t have to question you—he can hear your thoughts. Scarred by lightning, burdened with a power that gives him no peace, Xander struggles to maintain his sanity against the voice that haunts him day and night—the voice of a woman begging him to save her.

A gift that threatens to engulf them…

Isleen Walker has long since given up hope of escape from the nightmare of captivity and torture that is draining her life, her mind, and her soul. Except…there is the man in her feverish dreams, the strangely beautiful man who beckons her to freedom and wholeness. And when he comes, if he comes, it will take all their combined fury and faith to overcome a madman bent on fulfilling a deadly prophecy.

 

 

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Guardian’s Mate
By: Jennifer Ashley
Genre: Paranormal Romance

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She wasn’t ready to lead…

Chosen as the Guardian of her Montana Shiftertown, wolf Shifter Rae Lyall is facing opposition—for no woman has ever been selected for this powerful position. Still adjusting to the new authority thrust upon her, Rae travels to train with Zander Moncrieff, a Shifter healer, tasked with teaching her about her new role and its responsibilities.

He wasn’t ready to love…

A polar bear Shifter, Zander wears no Collar and follows no rules but his own. Rae finds him arrogant and demanding, yet compelling and intriguing. Zander has no wish to mate but the sassy Guardian is drawing him out of his shell, stirring feelings long suppressed. And when a new threat looms over Rae’s home, she and Zander must race to the rescue, forced closer to danger…and to each other.

 

 

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His Royal Secret
By: Lilah Pace
Genre: M/M Romance

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James, the handsome, cosmopolitan Prince of Wales, is used to being in the public eye. But he’s keeping a king-sized secret…James, next in line for the throne, is gay.

He’s been able to hide his sexual orientation with the help of his best friend and beard, Lady Cassandra. Sometimes he feels like a coward for not coming out, but he daren’t risk losing the crown. If he did, the succession would fall on his deeply troubled younger sister, Princess Amelia. To protect her, James is willing to live a lie.

While on holiday, he meets Benjamin Dahan—a rugged international reporter with a globe-trotting, unattached life—who catches far more than James’s eye. And when Ben is transferred to London, it seems fate may finally be smiling on James.

But what began as a torrid fling grows into something far more intimate and powerful. Soon James will have decide who he is, what he wants from life and love, and what he’s willing to sacrifice for the truth…

 

 

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Sinner’s Revenge
By: Kim Jones
Genre: Romance

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Shady has spent the last eight years of his life dedicated to the Sinner’s Creed Motorcycle Club. But after losing the man who was both his brother and his best friend, he has a new purpose—to avenge the death of the greatest nomad in Sinner’s Creed history.

His plan is flawless. His mission is simple: seek and destroy. There is no room for distractions—especially a distraction like Diem.

She’s infuriating. Demanding. Complicated. Impossible. And for some reason, Shady can’t stay away. But he only has space in his heart for one love: Sinner’s Creed. And the club always comes first. Always.

 

 

Bought…

 

 

Altered Carbon

Altered Carbon
By: Richard K. Morgan
Genre: Sci-Fi

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It’s the twenty-fifth century, and advances in technology have redefined life itself. A person’s consciousness can now be stored in the brain and downloaded into a new body (or “sleeve”), making death nothing more than a minor blip on a screen. Onetime U.N. Envoy Takeshi Kovacs has been killed before, but his last death was particularly painful. Resleeved into a body in Bay City (formerly San Francisco), Kovacs is thrown into the dark heart of a shady, far-reaching conspiracy that is vicious even by the standards of a society that treats existence as something that can be bought and sold. For Kovacs, the shell that blew a hole in his chest was only the beginning.

 

 

Sunday Wrap-Up #45

Sunday Wrap-Up is all about sharing the books and book related items that I’ve picked up recently. I also recap what went on last week and let you in on what’s coming up. I link up my post to Sunday Post, and Stacking the Shelves.

 

This week on BSA:
This is Where it Ends by Marieke Nijkamp (Review)
Firsts by Laurie Elizabeth Flynn (Review)
The Rock by Monica McCarty (Review)

 

 

My bad on not doing a 2015 wrap-up post. I told you I wouldn’t be on much because of the holidays. However, what I didn’t expect was my father being admitted into the hospital the day after Christmas. Unfortunately, he’s still there and they aren’t sure what’s wrong. Every time they think they have it figured out, something happens and he ends up back in the ICU again. Needless to say, this past week has been stressful and reading has been the last thing on my mind.

Onto bookish related things. I didn’t reach my Goodreads goal for the year. Waah Waaaaah. I did get really close though. I set out to read 175 books and made it to 169 by the new year. I think what brought me down was all the holiday things I was doing, and probably the disappointing books I was reading. There were times where I was ready to throw in the towel and take a break from reading because I just wasn’t liking anything I read. I have yet to set a goal for next year. I’m thinking I will do a smaller number considering I was trying to crash read the last couple of weeks of the challenge. I just don’t want to put that kind of pressure on myself.

This year I’m still going to stick to reading more of my neglected books than ARCs. Obviously that doesn’t mean that I won’t be reading the latest upcoming books, but they just won’t be my main focus. I will also be hosting a lot of giveaways soon to help clear out my shelves of books that I’ve collected over the years. A lot of them are signed and brand new. I’ll be giving away books both on the blog,  Twitter, and Facebook. So, if you have accounts on those network sites keep an eye out for the giveaways. I figured I’d make it a little more interesting for those who follow me on the other channels. 😉

 

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Sunday Wrap-Up #43

Sunday Wrap-Up is all about sharing the books and book related items that I’ve picked up recently. I also recap what went on last week and let you in on what’s coming up. I link up my post to Sunday Post, and Stacking the Shelves.

 

 

It has been a while since I’ve done one of these. Mainly because I’ve been slowing way down on review books and focusing more on my books. However, it was my birthday this week and I did receive some awesome bookish things. So, there’s at least something I have to share with you guys. 😉

 

Last week on BSA:
Superstition by Lucy Fenton (Excerpt)

 

Next week on BSA:
Midnight Hunter by Kait Ballenger (Review)
The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh (Review)
My process of writing reviews (Ramblings of a book sniffer)

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Sunday Wrap-Up #42

Sunday Wrap-Up is all about sharing the books and book related items that I’ve picked up recently. I also recap what went on last week and let you in on what’s coming up. I link up my post to Sunday Post, Bought, Borrowed & Bagged, Showcase Sunday, and Stacking the Shelves.

 
 
I know I don’t do these every week but that’s because I’ve slowed way down on review books. I have been wanting to catch up on my books that have been neglected which means nothing new is really coming it. So my Sunday wrap-ups will more than likely only happen once a month unless I get some huge haul in for some reason or another.

If you follow me on Twitter or Tsu you may have saw me talking about this year’s San Diego Comic-Con and how I was successful in getting a slot on the volunteer list. I’ve been trying to get into Comic-Con for two years now and have never been able to snag a ticket. This year I decided to try to get a volunteer slot and I was able to make the cut. Super excited to be going to SDCC this year.

I’ve teamed up with Christina from Christina Reads YA to do a read along for Sweet Venom by Tera Lynn Childs. Our goal is to push each other to read books that have been sitting on our shelf for a while. I definitely need pushing since I keep getting distracted by new books coming out. This week alone had a lot of amazing books that came out. I’m also doing a read-along for the Alpha and Omega series by Patricia Briggs leading up to the upcoming release of Dead Heat with a group of bloggers (link on sidebar).

This week I also posted the sign-up linky for the Lucky Shamrock Giveaway Hop for next month. It’s only my second year doing it but I love the idea that there are no hoops for entrants to jump through in order to enter the giveaway. All they need is a little luck on their side.

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Last week on BSA:
Lucky Shamrock Giveaway Hop (Sign-Ups)
Eleven Weeks by Lauren K. McKellar (Excerpt)
The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski (Review)
Melt Into You by Roni Loren (Review)
One of the Guys by Lisa Aldin (Review)
 

This week on BSA:
Book Covers: Are They Important to You? (Ramblings of a Book Sniffer)
Kiss of Fire by Deborah Cooke (Review)
Some Boys by Patty Blout (Review)
All Over You by Emily Snow (Review)

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