{Weekly Wrap Up} April 19-25th

April 26, 2015 In my mailbox, stacking the shelves, Sunday Post, update, weekly recap 34

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Hey guys! How has your week been?


Last weekend was my best friends wedding. It was a beautiful ceremony and so much fun. I had a blast and she looked beautiful. I love her and her new husband. I have known them both since high school, so that was pretty special. (They have been dating for 10 years!)

This week was a catch up week at work. Even if you take 2 days off, there is always plenty waiting for you when you get back. I went to a wine walk yesterday with my boyfriend and his parents. That was a lot of fun. You buy a book of tickets and a “wine passport” and you walk around the street festival and sample different wines. It was a very nice day.

And my books this week were pretty epic because I did my sunday post early last week, so this week is actually a week and a half of books.


Books I got this week:

*Thank you so much to Diversion Publishing, William Morrow, NetGalley, HarperTeen, Harlequin Teen, Greenwillow Books, Balzer + Bray, St. Martin’s Press,  HarperCollins, and all of the authors for these awesome books! *
(Click on the book covers to go to the book goodreads/amazon page)






Books in the Mail:

The Leveller by Julia Durango (ARC from Publisher)
The Fill in Boyfriend by Kasie West (finished paperback from Publisher)
Don’t Ever Change by M. Beth Bloom (ARC from Publisher)
Never Always Sometimes by Adi Alsaid (ARC from Publisher)
The Murder Complex by Lindsay Cummings (Hardcover from Publisher)
Crimson Bound by Rosamund Hodge (ARC from Publisher)
Illusionarium by Heather Dixon (ARC from Publisher)
The Night we said Yes by Lauren Gibaldi (ARC from Publisher)
Between us and the Moon by Rebecca Maizel (ARC from Publisher)

Weekly Recap
This week on the blog I brought you:
Check them out 🙂
Next Week on the Blog:
*Note: These are not final. Some posts may change*
{ARC Review} Hot and Nerdy by Shannyn Schroeder
{ARC Review} Getting Lucky Number Seven by Cindi Madsen
Waiting on Wednesday
{ARC Review}Reap and Repent by Lisa Medley
{ARC Review} The Summer After you and Me by Jennifer Salvato Doktorski
{Review} Dream of Me by Quinn Lofis
{Review+Giveaway} Tessa Ever After by Brighton Walsh


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34 Responses to “{Weekly Wrap Up} April 19-25th”

    • Michelle @ Book Briefs

      Yea, MIssie, those celebrations are so much fun. My friends are just starting to get married now, so it seems like I have a lot of wedding s to go to.

      Thanks for stopping by!

  1. tonyalee

    Aw congrats to your best friend! My husband and I dated for… 5 years before getting married but we were so young!

    Awesome books this week too! I am currently reading Crimson Bound and might DNF. 🙁 🙁

    Have a good week! 🙂

  2. Laura Thomas

    You sure did get some awesome books! The wine tasting sounds fun. We have something similar here with wine and food. It’s always good times:) Ten years before they married. I bet it lasts:)

    • Michelle @ Book Briefs

      This was my first time going to the local wine walk but I will def be back. It was a really nice day. Adding food to the mix would be a great idea!

      Thanks for stopping by Laura

  3. Krystianna

    Great haul this week! I can’t wait for Never Always Sometimes and The Leveller. I requested both of them but was denied on Edelweiss. :/ I will definitely be looking forward to your reviews on them! 🙂
    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

    • Michelle @ Book Briefs

      I can’t wait to read the Leveller! I have a while before I get to Never Always Sometimes because they want me to hold the review until August, but maybe I will sneak a read earlier haha

      Thanks for stopping by Krystianna

  4. Grace Fonseca

    Nice haul of books this week. I see quite a few that look quite enjoyable. Savage Light sounds interesting. Have a lovely weekend.

    Grace @ Books of Love

  5. Liza Barrett

    Congrats to your friend, and I’m glad it all went well. My fiance and I have actually only known each other for just under 2 years, so it almost feels like we’re rushing into things. In reality though, he knows me better than anyone else with exception of (maybe) my parents. And vice versa. I can’t imagine dating for 10 years!!! The wine walk sounds like it was a lot of fun! And oh my there are a lot of books there 😉

  6. kimbacaffeinate

    Now that is some exercise I could get into. A Wine Walk..what fun. Hmm, you could probably do a summer party type one with local neighbors. Each home could share their favorites wines and we could walk from house to house. *grins*

  7. Zoey @ Uncreatively Zoey

    Oh, super curious about Never Sometimes Always and Between Us and the Moon! And maybe The Leveller. I’ll be interested to see what you have to say about that – it sounds like it could be potentially good but also very very bad.

  8. Jazmen

    Amazing haul. Now if you can only tell me how you managed to get these guys to send you all these books, that’d be great. 😀 Happy reading!

    • Michelle @ Book Briefs

      I haven’t read Cruel Beauty yet either. I won it in a giveaway last year but it got lost in the mail and I never got it 🙁 But they are different fairy tales so I think it should be fine to read Crimson Bound first.

      Thanks for stopping by Kara

  9. Jessica @ Ramblings on Readings

    Here’s a question: Did you actually email the publisher for the physical arcs (Specifically Illusionarium/Crimson Bound)? I’ve been wondering how people get those; I use Netgalley of course, but the physical ARC is a mystery to me.

    The wine passport sounds fun! They have something like that at Disney World at EPCOT (more of a pub crawl lol) and in each country you buy a drink and they’ll sign your passport. It’d be pretty fun to get traditional drinks from each country!

    • Michelle @ Book Briefs

      I think Harper Collins books are on Edelwise so if you are looking for ebooks, I don’t think Netgalley is the way to go there. But I have a few publishers that I work with over the years at Harper and they send me books. But yea, an email is a good way to go.

      Introduce yourself and your blog. Give them some of your stats and write down the books that you would like to read and review. (include your address too)

      Here is the link for their publicity contacts


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