{Weekly Wrap Up} Week of July 19- 26th

July 26, 2015 stacking the shelves, Sunday Post, weekly recap 35

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Hey guys! How has your week been?

This has been a FANTASTIC week for me. I absolutely loved sharing my Blogging on A Time Crunch posts with you all, and I loved even more reading your comments and tweets and responses to the post. I love learning how you manage and organize your blogs. And I learned so much from you!

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And then let’s talk about my bookish week. Oh holy books. I don’t even know where to start. Harper Collins blew my mind with the biggest surprise package for review consideration that I have ever gotten. It totally blew my monthly ARC shelves (especially September 2015) to uncomfortably full proportions, but I am up for the challenge :p


Books I got this week:

*Thank you so much to Harper Collins, Macmillian, Swoon reads, Flux, Scholastic Press, Greenwillow Books, NAL, Penguin, Harper Teen, Katherine Tegan books,ย Dutton Books for Young Readers and all of the authors for these awesome books! *
(Click on the book covers to go to the book goodreads/amazon page)
Bought & Books in the Mail:
PicMonkey Collageย Sweet Temptation by Wendy Higgins (ARC from Publisher)
Dead Upon A Time by Elizabeth Paulson (ARC from Publisher)
Catacomb by Madeleine Roux (ARC from Publisher)
The Tattooed Heart by Michael Grant (ARC from Publisher)
One by Sarah Crossan (ARC from Publisher)
Truest by Jackie Lea Sommers (ARC from Publisher)
Very in Pieces by Megan Frazer Blakemore (ARC from Publisher)
How to Say I love you Out Loud by Karole Cozzo (ARC from Publisher)
Mirrored by Alex Flinn (ARC from Publisher)
The Last Faerie Queen by Chelsea Pitcher (ARC from Publisher)
Ash and Bramble by Sarah Prineas (ARC from Publisher)
Daughter of Deep Silence by Carrie Ryan (Hardcover Won from blog tour)
The Bourbon Kings by J.R. Ward (Hardcover from Publisher)

Weekly Recap
This week on the blog I brought you:
Check them out ๐Ÿ™‚
Next Week on the Blog:
*Note: These are not final. Some posts may change*
{ARC Review}ย The Dare by Jessica Lennon
{ARC Review+Giveaway} No Kissing Allowed by Melissa West
{Review+Giveaway} Midnight Run by Charity Hillis
{Review} Make Me Believe by Karen Ferry
Waiting on Wednesday
{Review+Giveaway}ย Nothing Left to Burn by Patty Blount
{ARC Review+Giveaway} Racing the Sun by Karina Halle
{Review}ย Alive by Chandler Baker
ย {Review+Giveaway} Confessions of a Queen B
{Giveaway}ย Beach Reads Giveaway Hop!


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35 Responses to “{Weekly Wrap Up} Week of July 19- 26th”

  1. Grace Fonseca

    Awesome stack of books this week. I see so many pretty books that I want. I hope you enjoy all your new books.

    Grace @ Books of Love

  2. Lauren

    I can’t wait to read all your blogging on a time crunch posts! I’ve been saving them in my Feedly all week for when I had time this weekend to read them ๐Ÿ™‚

    What an AWESOME HAUL! Holy smokes!!! The Bourbon Kinds I am DYINNGGGG to read, I can’t wait till release day ๐Ÿ™‚ Daughter of Deep Silence sounds amazing too. Catacomb has a terrifying cover, woww haha.

    I hope you enjoy all your books and have a great week ahead ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Jessica @ a GREAT read

    Ooooohhhhh!!! Ash & Bramble is one I cannot wait to read!! Love fairy tales! Which Dead Upon a Time was sort of like! It fits into that genre anyway! It was a rather short read that I managed in a day! I still need to read Roux’s Asylum! Heard it was good and that there were pictures! Hoping those show on my poorly outdated kindle! The first thing on my list to buy once I get a new job is the kindle voyage! Unless I can somehow swing it before…

    Happy Reading!

    Thanks for visiting my STS!

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Michelle @ Book Briefs

      You Know, Jessica, it is so funny/not funny that you mention your old kindle. because my kindle is dying!! I have the old kindle with keyboard and I love it so much but it has froze/died twice in the past 4 days so I am starting to think I need a new one, and I don’t know if I should get the new paperwhite or voyage. What are the differences?

      I am also super worried about transferring all my books from my old one to the new one. Not the ones I bought on amazon itself, but rather the hundreds and maybe thousands that I have been emailed directly to the kindle from authors/publisher/netgalley. Do you know how a transfer of those works?

      • Jessica @ a GREAT read

        I guess the best way to compare Voyage and Paperwhite is to look at the chart thingy Amazon has that compares those two as well as the standard kindle. I think the thing I liked about Voyage was (despite it being advertised as the best ereader for readers) is something to do with a light sensor and basically having the back lit to the perfect setting in whatever room or outdoor place you’re at. Also I believe with Voyage you can press the edges to turn the page rather than a finger drag. I can’t remember what other little things it has that Paperwhite doesn’t. But again, on Amazon you can look at the comparison of features in a chart. Usually towards the bottom of the page of the Kindle device you’re looking at.

        And I am pretty sure you can transfer your kindle books from one kindle device to another. I also have the kindle app and every thing I send to my Kindle gets sent to the Kindle app as well. I would think it would be something as easy as going to the “Manage your devices” section, but I am not 100% positive on that. Just a feeling. I would think you could move files around but that would be something I wouldn’t be able to test until I can get a new one. Which might be awhile. Sigh…

        If anything, I’m sure you could email Kindle support and ask the same thing. I mean if we can can upgrade cell phones and transfer all our contacts, photos, apps, etc to the new phone, I’m sure we can do the same with kindles and kindle books! ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Michelle@Because Reading

    So many pretty covers, I hope you love them all.

    I just checked out Blogging on a Time Crunch, what a fantastic idea!

    I hope you have a fantastic week, Michelle! Happy Reading! oxox

  5. Chey

    Eeek, Sweet Temptation! I loved the first two books in that series. I really need to get to the third, but I’m excited for the fourth nonetheless! I hope you enjoy!

  6. Bea @Bea's Book Nook

    Oh wow, what a package. Lucky you! You’ll be busy indeed. ๐Ÿ˜€

    I enjoyed reading your Blogging On A Time Crunch posts and found some new things to try. ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. Kristin @ My ParaHangover

    What a fantastic book week! I bet your mailbox was happy ๐Ÿ™‚ I want to check out The Last Faerie Queen – I love anything to do with those crafty Fae!

    I missed your Blogging on a Time Crunch posts… looking right now ๐Ÿ˜€

    Have another fantastic week!!

  8. Veronica @ Mostly Reviews

    I’ve been following your Blogging on A Time Crunch posts and they were really fun posts to read. I love to know how others keep everything in order, especially their blogs. Also found some interesting links and tips in them ๐Ÿ™‚

    You received a lot of books this week. I hope you can manage them all. But free books are always a good surprise. Happy reading ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. kindlemom1

    Holy cow you weren’t kidding, that is amazing! I think that is the best ARC box I have ever seen! Huge congrats to you! I can’t wait to see what you think of them all!

  10. Lisa @ Lost in Literature

    Wow, what an amazing haul this week!! I received the ones from HarperTeen too, and I’m so excited for several of them! I actually joined the ARC August Challenge in hopes of completing more of them in the next month! ๐Ÿ™‚ Enjoy your new goodies!!

  11. Kathy

    Your Blogging On A Time Crunch had a lot of helpful tips. This is perfect timing since my work schedule is changing, so I’ll be using some of your tips. I’m so jealous of the books you received. I hope you enjoy all of them! Have a great week!!

  12. Sheri @ Tangled Up In Books

    What a fantastic haul you have this week! I swear I was going through the picture thinking “Hmm I’ll take one of those, and one of that, ooo and this one looks nice too!” Haha enjoy all of these and thanks for stopping by my post earlier :)!

    Now to go back and check out your blogging on a time crunch post. I’m desperately in need of that kind of inspiration lately!

  13. Tracy (@Cornerfolds)

    These look amazing! What a great haul!! I’ve really been wanting to read Ash & Bramble and I feel like I’ve seen it everywhere! I hope you love all of these!

  14. Alyssa Susanna (The Eater of Books!)

    Oooo, The Bourbon Kings! I think I tweeted at you about this, but I am still excited for you to read it! You will love it (hopefully)! I haven’t read any of her BDB series, none of her books, but this is my first and it was quite good! And the rest of your books – phew, so many. I hope you enjoy all of your new books!

    Have a fabulous week, Michelle ๐Ÿ™‚

    Check out my STS post!

  15. Lanna

    Ooh, there’s quite a few books you got that I hadn’t even heard of, Dead Upon a Time sounds good — added to my TBR list. Great post. ๐Ÿ˜›

  16. Kathryn@Book Date

    Wow that is a wonderful pile of books. I just read The Bourbon Kings recently and enjoyed it, although I suspect some readers won’t. Will look forward to all the reviews that will be popping up soon about it.

  17. Bibliojunkies

    Nice haul! Our Bibliojunkie Shel recently read The Bourbon Kings and described as “Dallas on crack”! I’m tempted to check it out as well ๐Ÿ™‚ Enjoy your haul and thanks for stopping by us! ~ Bel

  18. Stormi

    I enjoyed your post on blogging on a time crunch..still looking over the post..lol. I am so jealous of all the print ARC’s you get..when I get things it’s usually something I don’t even want..lol.

  19. Tiffany

    Your Blogging on a Time Crush posts sound really interesting. I can’t wait to read them! Great book haul, btw. Looks like you’ve got your work cut out for you, but at least you got a lot of good reads.

  20. Deborah

    So many new books – you’ll be keeping busy.

    Am interested in the Blogging on a Time Crunch posts cos I’m really struggling at the moment!


  21. DeniseF

    WOW! What a great haul! I’m so jealous of ‘The Bourbon Kings’! I hope you enjoy all of your new books.

  22. Camille @ Girl meets Books

    Wow, so many books to read. As you know, I had been on a sort-of hiatus when it came to reading and blogging since I moved to another country four months ago. The sight of all those books you would be reading makes me even more excited to read my pile that I’ve neglected for so long. lol! ๐Ÿ™‚ Happy reading and thanks for dropping by my blog.

  23. Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews

    WOW, that is a truly amazing haul, Michelle! and it must be like Christmas to receive a surprise package like that ๐Ÿ™‚ I don’t think I could even pick one book to read first there, they all look so good. I am very interested in Very In Pieces (and wonder if I have an ARC of that myself… need to check that!).
    Have a fantastic week and happy reading.

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