"To find out what a story's really about,' the Librarian said,

'you don't ask the writer. You ask the reader."

- SNOW & ROSE by Emily Winfield Martin

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Stacking the Shelves #68 (July Book Haul Part 2)

Happy August!!!
Holy moly, can you believe that it's August already!
One more month before school starts around here, and we're dreading it already, lol!
Lots of yummy bookish things going on, and I've been on cloud nine over it all...

First, I've teamed up with Book Outlet to help spread the word on their latest sales and promos!
Right now, don't miss out on their 25% off YA sale!!!

Next, a few really unique blog tours are coming up soon -
some DIY stuff and recipes will be done! Along with another tour where I'll be sharing my unique encounter with the main character! AND, another where I get to share my creative side with a very unique journal! Fun stuff!!!

And lastly, I've finally caught up with a lot of my reviews and such, hoping to get ahead now and attack my huge TBR for August and September sooner than I planned :)

I'm participating in Tynga's Reviews STACKING THE SHELVES today!!!

*What I received for review...
From Harper Teen: 
ILLUSIONS OF FATE (ARC) by Kiersten White
- A NEW DARKNESS (The Starblade Chronicles #1) (ARC) by Joseph Delaney
- THE JEWEL (The Lone City #1) (ARC) by Amy Ewing
ECHOES OF US (The Hybrid Chronicles #3) (ARC) by Kat Zhang
- THE PERILOUS SEA (The Elemental Trilogy #2) (ARC) by Sherry Thomas

From Soho Teen: 

From Zest Books/HMH: 
- STICKY FINGERS: DIY Duct Tape Projects by Sophie Maletsky
- THE GREEN TEEN COOKBOOK by Laurane Marchive and Pam McElroy

From Blogging for Books: 
- REASONS MY KID IS CRYING (PB) by Greg Pembroke (A)
- JUST MY TYPO (PB) by Drummond Moir (A)

*What I received in book-trades...
- OF BEAST AND BEAUTY (HB) by Stacey Jay (YA)

*What I purchased...
- SOME BOYS (PB) by Patty Blount
- TMI (PB) by Patty Blount
- SEND (PB) by Patty Blount
- THORNHILL (Hemlock #2) (HB) by Kathleen Peacock
- THE BONE SEASON (HB) by Samantha Shannon (A)
- THROUGH THE WOODS (PB Graphic Novel) by Emily Carroll (YA)

What's been distracting me from reading

Our impromptu family trip to Barnes and Noble :) 
The family that reads together buys more books!!! 

My boys!!!
(Big Boy, Baby Nephew, Baby Boy, Boy #2)
 Book signing at the Book Revue for Patty Blount!!!
Author of SEND, TMI and SOME BOYS!

I hope you've had a marvelous week in books too :) 


  1. Is that the Book Revue in Huntington?

  2. Ooh, what a lovely collection of books. I'm really looking forward to reading The Jewel. It has such a gorgeous cover too! Enjoy!

  3. That is nice stack of books! Your kids look adorable :). I hope that my future children like reading just as much as me! Illusions of Fate is the book I am most looking forward to, not least of all because of the gorgeous cover! Happy reading :)

  4. wow that's a lot of books and I love the pictures, so cute! Happy reading!

  5. Wow so many pretty things, enjoy!

  6. So many great books! I really need to get my hands on a copy of Echos of Us

    Check out my STS

  7. Love the photos and look at your stack. Omg, that's so awesome :D

    My new pretties :)

  8. Love that stack, it's like christmas lol Hope you enjoy all of these, they look incredible!

  9. Wow so many interesting books in there! Plus your kids are too cute! Have a nice day! :)

    Style Reader

  10. i keep seeing the bone season around and i've been tempted to pick it up. unfortunately my TBR pile is insane and i need to read more before i add on to the pile. your babies are so cute! happy reading :)

    hope you can stop by my StS Post.

    -michelle @ Michelle & Leslie's Book Picks

  11. Ahhh, I need to pick up The Bone Season already! One that I've been meaning to do for a while but haven't gotten around to. :( But LOVED Illusions of Fate, was everything I wanted it to be. :) Yay, family trip to the bookstore! I wish mine would, but they don't read that much, I feel like disowning them sometimes, haha. ;) Happy reading!

    Here's mine

    Kirsty @ StudioReads

  12. The Jewel was amazing. I loved it. The Bone Season I read last year and that was an excellent read. I hope you enjoy reading your new books.

    Grace @ Books of Love

  13. Awesome haul this week! I really need to check out some of these titles.

    Come check out my haul! And maybe hit the follow button? It would be greatly appreciated. http://bundles-of-books.blogspot.com

  14. I love the books you picked up! I've been planning to read Some Boys by Patty Blount myself :)
    You have a lovely family btw!!

    Lipstick and Mocha


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