Sunday, September 30, 2012

The Weekly Wrap-Up (IMM, STS, and The Sunday Post)

Getting Shelf/Mailbox/Basket/etc posts up by Saturday is nearly impossible for me right now, so I've decided to link up to multiple haul memes since the goal of these posts is to connect with other bloggers and see what everyone else will be reading, and these seem to spread throughout the weekend. Hope that's ok!

Stacking the Shelves is hosted by Tynga's Reviews, The Sunday Post is hosted by Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer, and In My Mailbox is hosted by Kristi at The Story Siren!

So, it's been slow around here because work got a bit complicated, and after a very abrupt department switch and work hour adjustment (I now work from 6:30a-3p...have I ever mentioned I'm a night owl? Because I am.), it's been a lot more of a lifestyle change than I was prepared for. HOWEVER, I've finally carved a bit of time, and I have been reading some pretty awesome books lately and gone to some pretty sweet events...I'm excited to share and chat about them.

Coming up this week will be my October Reads post (check out my September one!), a review of Pushing the Limits by Katie McGarry, and my brand new brilliant contributor Shanon will have her first review! Speaking of, did you see her intro post and read how fabulous she is? There's an International giveaway to celebrate her!

Onto the Book Haul!
I haven't done one of these in awhile - and I was hoping not to for awhile because that meant I'd finally curbed my book intake. And I was doing really well!...until. Oh, until. You need to see what AWESOME I got...

False Memory by Dan Krokos
The Forsaken by Lisa M. Stasse

The Perks of Being A Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
I read this when I was a young teenager, and while I know I loved it then, I simply don't remember it. Hope to re-read soon, since I'm seeing the movie next week!

Safekeeping by Karen Hesse (ARC)
Ksenia from MacMillan was cleaning out her Fall galleys on Twitter, and I snapped this one up when offered.

52 Reasons to Hate My Father by Jessica Brody (ARC)
donated to ARCycling from For What It's Worth - thank you so much Karen and Jen!

Tokyo Heist by Diana Renn
Won from the amazing Tara at Hobbitsies! This girl jumped through crazy hoops to get me a signed copy when the prize got delayed, and I am so grateful. Thanks Tara!

Across the Universe swag from Jen at I Read Banned Books
LOVE this swag! Books are mine, I just had to unite the pretty together for the pic :)

And now what completely blew me out of the water...Katelyn from Kate's Tales of Books and Bands has been one of my favourite book blogs since I ever discovered them, and she is so sweet and awesome. Her blog turned 2 a few weeks ago, and she celebrated with a HUGE giveaway. And by HUGE, I mean...
This greeted me one afternoon. That's a magazine there to the left, for size comparison. 
SO. MUCH. SWAG! (and the loveliest card :))
I KNOW. I seriously need a whole new bookshelf, and now I have so many I want to read!! Thank you Katelyn for all the books and amazing swag, your kindness and generosity knows no bounds!

So, that's the haul...and now I need to find a new house to have room for a new bookcase. Yep.

What's on your shelves?
Leave your link and I'll hop by!


  1. Sara (of the Page Sage)September 30, 2012 at 12:07 PM

    Wow! Congrats on that giveaway win! You're so lucky!

    I just reread Perks to prepare for the movie, too. I had the same problem- I remembered loving it, but couldn't recall anything that happened in it. 52 Reasons looks great and so does the Forsaken.

    Enjoy all of your (many) new books! (:

  2. UnknownSeptember 30, 2012 at 12:14 PM

    Holy crap, look at all those books! What an awesome prize! I really lied Tokyo heist, it got lots of art references in it plus Japanese manga and loads of fun info about Tokyo and Japan in general. Hope you love it, Ashley:)

    Here is my My Sunday Post

  3. DaphneSeptember 30, 2012 at 1:00 PM

    Congratz on winning the giveway! Looks like your set on books for a while! xD New Follower! :D

    Here's my #IMM

  4. Jess DaySeptember 30, 2012 at 1:27 PM

    Whoa, nice win. When you say huge, you mean huge... :)

  5. biochemguySeptember 30, 2012 at 3:24 PM

    Holy freaking crap what a haul! Congrats on the ridiculous amount of amazing books and the awesome swag! Happy reading! If you would like to check out my Stacking The Shelves post you can do so here. :)

  6. Kimberly @ Caffeinated ReviewerSeptember 30, 2012 at 4:20 PM

    Holy Book Hauls..omg that is an epic haul..i think i would have fainted! Enjoy them all and I would name the bookshelf after Thanks for being a part of The Sunday Post

  7. ellepauletteSeptember 30, 2012 at 4:37 PM

    You really rocked the book haul this week! Wow, you have some very happy reading in your future! Enjoy!! My Sunday Edition @ Paulette’s Papers

  8. fakestephOctober 1, 2012 at 4:38 AM

    I think 52 Reasons to Hate My Father sounds fantastic, and you totally need to read Naomi & Ely's No Kiss List if you haven't!!!!!!!!!!

  9. UnknownOctober 1, 2012 at 10:14 AM

    What a great giveaway! Congrats on winning! I too picked up The Perks of Being a Wallflower. I've been hearing for years how awesome it is and I finally decided to just read it!

  10. ReekaOctober 1, 2012 at 1:28 PM

    Okay WOW! Your post is officially the best book haul I've seen so far! Congrats on your wins! Looking forward to LOTS of reviews lol. I spied Bright Young Things and Luxe, both of those are in sitting in my car waiting to be read, so excited to see your thoughts on those!

    New follower =)
    Check out my STS here.

  11. KatelynOctober 1, 2012 at 9:11 PM

    Yayyy!!!!! I am so, so, so happy that the package made it to you alright and that you enjoyed everything. Sharing books with others is one of my favorite parts of book blogging <3

  12. Melissas Midnight MusingsOctober 1, 2012 at 10:42 PM

    Oh my goodness what a haul!! There are so many good books in there. I hope you enjoy every last one of those.

    This Week's Book Haul on Melissa's Midnight Musings

  13. KierraOctober 2, 2012 at 3:21 PM

    OMG! I am SO jealous right now...i got perks of a wallflower for Christmas but I still have not read it( I know, I MUST read it soon!)

    Check out my blog:
    I really need some just seems so impossible to get followers, I mean how can you even get so many followers!?


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