Saturday, October 6, 2012

The Weekly Wrap-Up (13)

This week's blog happenings:
Review: Pushing the Limits by Katie McGarry. Totally worth all the heartache. 4.5 Stars
Monthly Reads: October 2012. I'm being ambitious, but they all look so good!
Shanon's FIRST review(!!): The First Part Last by Angela Johnson. 4 Stars
Event Recap: Shannon Messenger's Keeper of the Lost Cities Launch Party!

Coming up next week:
Reviews for The Other Normals by Ned Vizzini and Between You & Me by Marisa Calin, and a FAB Waiting on Wednesday pick!

In case you missed it...
I was over at the amazing Katelyn's blog for a fun This Or That session! Click over to see how I seamlessly blend Zombieland, Buffy, and genre binging into one post :) (Thanks Katelyn!)

My giveaway to celebrate Shanon being a contributor here ends Sunday! Have you entered yet? It's INTERNATIONAL! The winner can choose one of these books:

Onto the book haul!
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!
 I wasn't going to do one, but I realized I forgot a few in last week's epic post!

Purity by Jackson Pearce
Been dying to read this and it finally came into circulation - yay!

Catch of the Day by Kristan Higgins
I've been hearing a lot of great things about this author, and when I saw this sitting right next to my table at the library...

Burn For Burn by Jenny Han and Siobhan Vivian
I went to their tour kickoff, so I bought it there! And lucky for you all, I got my ARC signed and an extra poster to give away...but that'll be later ;)

Ten by Gretchen McNeil
Because I went to her book launch event up in Redondo Beach! She's hilarious and adorable. I also got my ARC signed by her, which I'll be giving away at the end of October!

Keeper of the Lost Cities by Shannon Messenger (pictured here)
I took the picture of the books before the event (recap here!), but I bought it for her Launch!

Crewel ARC by Gennifer Albin (signed!)
Through her Twitter contest! I actually already have a personalized ARC from her, so this'll be given away at some point, too :)

What books came into your possession this past week?
Leave your link and I'll hop by!


  1. biochemguyOctober 6, 2012 at 10:55 PM

    O.O So many of those are on my wishlist! Congrats on getting them, happy reading! ^.^ If you would like to check out my Stacking The Shelves you can do so here. :)

  2. BlodeueddOctober 7, 2012 at 2:28 AM

    Loving the bookhaul :D On all fronts

  3. GiselleOctober 7, 2012 at 5:56 AM

    Ooh I loved Ceewel and Storm!!! Awesome haul this week!

    Giselle @ Xpresso Reads

  4. Somewhere Only We KnowOctober 7, 2012 at 6:53 AM

    Oh...I really want Ten. Seems like you had a great haul this week. Dude, I've have Code Name Verity in my possession for entirely too long. Everyone has had great things to say about it, but I'm just not sure it's for me.

    Check out my IMM & SP.

    Sandy @ Somewhere Only We Know

  5. Melissas Eclectic BookshelfOctober 7, 2012 at 7:06 AM

    OK, I am officially jealous! I so want to pick up Ten! Need to get on that ASAP! Happy reading!

    My Added to the Bookshelf post!

    ♥ Melissa @ Melissa's Eclectic Bookshelf

  6. Book Savvy BabeOctober 7, 2012 at 7:35 AM

    excellent book haul this week! Happy reading, Book Savvy Babe

  7. Kimberly @ Caffeinated ReviewerOctober 7, 2012 at 7:36 AM

    Awesome week and a signed Ten how wonderful is that..loved it! Thanks for linking to The Sunday Post

  8. Carrie at In the Hammock BlogOctober 7, 2012 at 9:24 AM

    i really liked sloppy firsts, haven't had a chance to finish the series yet.

  9. AneeqahOctober 7, 2012 at 12:46 PM

    Ooh, you got some seriously good stuff Ashley! I'm really looking forward to reading Ten, I need to get my hands on a copy. Gretchen is pretty hilarious on Twitter, so I can just imagine how funny she was in person! =) I've read both Crewel and Burn For Burn, and both were great. I loved the concept of Crewel!! And I really need to read a Jackson Pearce book! :O I've actually even met her at a signing, but have yet to pick up one of her books. It's going to happen soon!

    Fabulous haul Ashley! Enjoy all those awesome books. <3

  10. UnknownOctober 7, 2012 at 3:15 PM

    Awesome haul. Enjoy your haul and happy reading.

    Jenea @ Books Live Forever

  11. BeckyOctober 7, 2012 at 6:06 PM

    Wow so many good books! I loved the Book thief and I keep meaning to read code name verity and ten. Here's Ours

  12. Melissas Midnight MusingsOctober 7, 2012 at 8:24 PM

    So many great books! I hope you enjoy them all. Happy Reading!

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

  13. fakestephOctober 8, 2012 at 7:25 AM

    eeeeeeeeee Keeper! That is the book I am officially sqeeing over and recommending to EVERYONE this month.


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